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This Cook Book makes a

Great Gift!


CHEF JOHN BOGAN RECIPES FROM THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE is a cook book incorporating Chef John's favorite recipes from each Season of the year. He has taken special care to include personal descriptions and inspirations of each recipe.


 The Cook Book package includes one copy of

Chef John's Cook Book and

Chef John's Signature Seasoning.



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Roasted Beet Salad

Goat Cheese En Croute

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Baked Apples

with Walnuts and Raisins


in Lake Geneva 2023

There is no better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with

German Beer, German Food and a

Traditional German Prost!


We have a weekend of opportunities for you to enjoy Oktoberfest with us at Lake Geneva School of Cooking!


Kick off your weekend with one of our evening classes:

Oktoberfest Thrill of the Grill – Friday, October 6th or

Dinner Time, Wine, Time: Oktoberfest - Saturday, October 7th

~ discover how to create juicy, tender, Fall inspired meals.


Oktoberfest Thrill of the Grill - Friday, October 6th

Oktoberfest Dinner Time, Wine Time - Saturday, October 7th

(classes held 6:00 - 10:00 pm)

Oktoberfest Celebrations

(A Sampling of Menu Items)


Oktoberfest Popovers


Grilled Acorn Squash Bisque

Cheddar Baskets


Roasted Beet Salad

Goat Cheese Schnitzel


Jaeger Schnitzel with Sautéed Mushrooms

Market Vegetables and Homemade Spätzle


Apple Cobbler with Raisins and Walnuts

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Farmers Maket

Farmer's Market & More

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At the Lake Geneva School of Cooking, we are committed to purchasing a portion of our meats, fruits and vegetables from producers who are dedicated toward environmentally-friendly farming, and who meet our high quality standards.


During warm-weather months, we offer classes that include trips to the

Lake Geneva Farmers Market to enjoy a bountiful selection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. 


We also meet with local farmers regularly throughout the year, to ensure that cooking enthusiasts who attend our classes use only the finest ingredients to create fabulous appetizers, entrées and desserts.


Farmer’s Market & More

Thursday’s at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm*

$95 per person

* Please check our class calendar for dates and details.

Benefits of "Buying Local"

Buying local helps us appreciate and utilize the flavors and variety of each season in our recipes, menus and classes. Produce that is locally grown can remain on the vine or branch longer, and is therefore fresher and more flavorful. In addition, local products have a reduced impact on the environment because they don’t have to be trucked from California, Florida or Texas.

In addition, buying local helps sustain neighboring farmers, contributing to the success of Lake Geneva's local growers and economy. Each trip to a local farm or market generates more money, profiting these growers and the local economy. We, at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking, are proud to support the following family farms and businesses:

  • River Valley Mushroom Farm & Kitchens: Mushrooms & Organic Vegetables, Slades Corner, WI

  • Wilson Farm Meats: Locally Raised Pork & Smoked Bacon, Elkhorn, WI

  • Lake Geneva Country Meats: Meats, Sausages, Wine & Produce, Lake Geneva, WI

  • Yuppie Hill Poultry: Eggs and Poultry, Burlington, WI

  • Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms: Locally Raised Lamb, Delavan, WI


Reminder: Have your knives sharpened at Blade Works while visiting the Market!

Dinnr Time

Dinner Time, Wine Time!

Join The Lake Geneva School of Cooking as we celebrate dining around the world!

A culinary field trip to any new city or country is always about the dining experience. At the Lake Geneva School of Cooking we will explore cuisine from Paris, Napa Valley, Tuscany, our Americana, local Lake Geneva and Holidays.

Dinner Time, Wine Time takes you cities around the world and offers a menu that is sure to inspire a return trip!

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception with cheese Popovers, as the Chef introduces himself and his staff and reviews the “city themed” menu, and demonstrates a few basic cuts and important safety techniques before getting broken up into teams.

Then let the "hands-on" cooking begin as you slice, dice, chop, laugh, and dance while each team creates a delicious dish from each city’s four-course menu under the guidance of Chef and the Lake Geneva School of Cooking staff.

After all the cooking is done, everyone will sit down for a fine dining experience with a gourmet meal that you helped create.


Dinner Time, Wine Time! Dining Themes

Americana, Napa Valley, Paris, Tuscany and Celebrating Holidays


Take a culinary field trip as we put together menu highlighting the regions’ Classic dishes and match it with excellent wine.

Saturday, September 30th – Tuscany

Saturday, October 7th – Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 14th – Napa Valley

Friday, October 20th - Tuscany

Saturday, November 11th – Tuscany

Saturday, November 18th – Napa Valley

Friday, November 24th – Americana

Saturday, November 25th – Lake Geneva

Thursday, November 30th – Holiday Time!

Classes are held 6:00 pm– 10:00 pm

Christmas Candlelight

Christmas Candlelight Dinner

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Christmas Candlelight Dinner 2023


After a day of shopping, enjoy a beautiful Christmas Candlelight Dinner at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking. Allow us to take you on a culinary field trip as we present a dinner menu highlighting classic Holiday Dishes and match each with excellent wine tasting.


Begin the Christmas Candlelight Dinner with a Sparkling Wine Reception with Holiday Popovers, as Chef introduces himself and goes over the Holiday Themed menu. The Lake Geneva School of

Cooking team will demonstrate some basic cuts and important safety techniques before getting broken up into teams.


Then let the "Hands-On" cooking begin as you slice, dice, chop, laugh, and dance to traditional favorites and new Holiday music; while each team creates a delicious dish from the four-course menu under the guidance of Chef and the Team.


After all the cooking is completed, everyone will resign to the Dining Room, and enjoy a candle lit dining experience you helped create.


Christmas Candlelight Dinner

Sunday, December 3rd

Sunday, December 10th

Sunday, December 17th

Classes are held 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sample Candlelight Menu:

Holiday Popovers

Sparkling Wine Reception


Potato Crusted Salmon Fillet

Duet of Three Mustard Sauce and Berry Coulis


Pasta Shells Stuffed With Three Cheeses

Chef John's Homemade Italian Sausage Gravy


Roast Turkey Breast Wellington

River Valley Mushroom Duexelle and Market Vegetables


Chocolate Grand Marnier Tart

 Chantilly Cream and Berry Coulis

New Years

New Years Eve Celebrations

Count Down to 2024 at the

Lake Geneva School of Cooking!


As we ring in 2024 ~ join us for our New Year’s celebration around the world!


Beginning in Sydney on Wedesday, December 27th, this

“Hands-On” cooking class travels around the globe in tastes and presentations of:

Rome, Paris & New York (December 27-30).


But the real countdown begins with

Two classes on New Year’s Eve (December 31st),

“Celebrating Lake Geneva-style”. In addition to a New Year’s toast, guests will enjoy a “Hands-On” cooking class, four-course meal, wine tasting, and a night full of good times, good health and good food.


Countdown to New Year’s 2024 classes each night

from 6 pm to 10 pm on:

Wednesday, December 27th

Thursday, December 28th

Friday, December 29th

Saturday, December 30th


On Sunday, December 31st, we offer two classes:

Session I: 1 pm to 5 pm

Session II: 7 pm to 11pm

(Please feel free to go out and celebrate your midnight toast

at your favorite local establishment.)


New Year’s Eve Celebration

Around the World in Lake Geneva

(A Sampling of Menu Items)


Parmigiano Popovers

Kenwood Brut Sparkling Wine


Lobster and Shrimp Raviolis

Tomato Basil Reduction


Black Truffle Soup Lyonnaise

Topped with Puff Pastry


Kona Crusted Chateau Briand of Beef

Roasted Shallot & Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction


Chocolate Midnight Truffle Cake

Grand Marnier Truffles


Looking for something for the birthday guest, the anniversary couple or the bachelorette? You can customize your evening with one of our many packages. 

The Lake Geneva School of Cooking has teamed up with Ideal Impressions Photography to offer you an interactive selection of portraits and videos to capture great memories from your Team Building and Culinary events. 

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"It was an amazing, fun, and team building experience! The food we cooked ended up tasting better than a five-star restaurant. Chef John is talented as a chef, as a host, and as a standup comedian. I can't imagine anyone going here and not having an awesome time. And, the team of people he has is equally amazing."

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