The season for 2019 Holiday Team Building is coming upon us quickly! Plan ahead~we are scheduling our Holiday Season events & classes now!
I'ts more than a meal, it's a culinary event!
Make cooking a total experience
The Lake Geneva School of Cooking is located in the historic parsonage connected to the Geneva Village Shops at 727 Geneva Street in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
The Lake Geneva School of Cooking offers entertaining, culinary classes for the cooking enthusiast, whether novice or gourmet.
Accompanied by owner and chef, John Bogan, students will learn professional cooking techniques in the school’s Wood-Mode, custom kitchen, which features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
Emphasizing culinary essentials, Chef John provides an opportunity for cooking enthusiasts to experience hands-on preparation and dinner demonstrations, which allows them to develop their own creative cooking talents.
with Jerry Pawlak
Reminiscent of the Good Ol' Days at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva, Maitre d' Extraordinaire Jerry Pawlak will share stories and demonstrate tableside dining.
In the United States, the position of Maitre D’ may be a part of the role of a manager or supervisor in charge of the "front of the house" operations. In the original French language Maitre D’ is literally the "master of the hotel".
In this combination of Hands-on class and Dinner Demonstration, you will help prepare Shrimp Scampi, Classic Caesar Salad, Steak Diane and Bananas Foster.
Enjoy this journey of a bygone era.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6 pm - 10 pm
$75 per participant
My Life in France with Julia Child
Join us at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking as we celebrate the recipes and cuisine of Julia Child and honoring her memoir, My Life in France.
Julia’s fun and approachable cooking style allows everyone to feel at home in the kitchen. Her witty character and passion for sharing her love of cooking allows Chef John to create a relaxed feel to this class. Whether you’re looking to add a little French inspiration into your cooking or just have an entertaining evening out, this is the class for you!
In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make the best of Julia’s very own recipes. Her goal was to make all home chefs to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen, even when preparing fine foods and intimidating recipes. The Lake Geneva School of Cooking embraces this approach and brings it to life with an intuitive and enjoyable culinary event.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
6 pm- 10 pm
$85 per participant
Tis’ the Season for... 2019 Holiday Team Building!
Food always brings people together, so spend an evening with co-workers outside the office and enjoy holiday cooking.
With the assistance of our chefs, guests will work together to prepare a delicious, gourmet meal which could be duplicated at their own holiday party.
As we get into the Holiday spirit, guests will listen to their favorite Christmas carols while enjoying Holiday Popovers. Even better, to spice things up, Chef John will provide guests with a toast of sparkling wine, the perfect chance to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.
To ensure the night is warm and merry, once the meal preparation is complete, guests can relax and mingle among themselves over a beautiful, candlelit dinner that they personally prepared.
How to Register
For more information on customizing and setting up your holiday office party, please contact Chef and owner, John Bogan, at 262-248-3933.
The Lake Geneva School of Cooking requires a minimum of ten (10) participants (Saturday - minimum 15) for a private, Holiday party.
Private Facility Fee
For your Holiday Team Building, we will be waiving the $400 Private Facility Fee on weeknights, Monday - Thursday from Monday, December 2nd – Thursday, December 19th. With this offer, we would like to thank all of our past holiday guests and welcome new guests to come.
Primary Package is $90 per participant. The Standard Package includes the hands-on class (about three to four hours long), coaching by Chef John and our staff, sparkling wine and Holiday Popovers, a tasting wine and a delicious four-course meal.
Deluxe Package is $125 per participant. The Deluxe Package includes all items in the Primary Package, plus a gift bag with a Lake Geneva School of Cooking apron, Chef John Signature Seasoning, and assorted kitchen utensils.
Added costs includes: supplemental wine, a sales tax of 5.5 percent and a service charge of 20 percent.*Wisconsin State Liquor Law prohibits you from bringing in your own alcoholic beverages.
The Lake Geneva School of Cooking requires a 50 percent deposit once you reserve the date for your event. Accepting all major credit cards, the balance must be paid in full on the date of holiday party.
Beginning in Sydney on Friday, December 27th, this “Hands-On” cooking class travels around the globe in tastes and presentations of Rome, Paris & New York (December 28-30).
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 2020 classes
each night from 6 pm to 10 pm ($95 pp per class) on:
Friday, December 27th ~ Saturday, December 28th ~ Sunday, December 29th ~Monday December 30th
On Tuesday, December 31st, we offer two classes:
Session I: 1 pm to 5 pm ($105 pp per class)
Session II: 7 pm to 11pm ($125 pp per class)
(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)
Kenwood “Yulupa” Brut Sparkling Wine
Maine Lobster Raviolis
Lobster and Chervil 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
Count Down to 2020
As we ring in 2020, join us for our New Year’s celebration around the world!
A gourmet cooking experience
Spend a day with co-workers outside the office and head to Lake Geneva for a customized team-building event!
Following recipes in cookbooks or watching demonstration shows on television cannot equal the "experience" of real cooking classes that we at The Lake Geneva School of Cooking have to offer. We look forward to your company in joining us for a learning, lasting, and gourmet cooking experience.
CLASSES & PRIVATE PARTIES
Become a proficient cook without the cost or time commitment
Classes will provide the essential training one needs to become a proficient cook without the cost or time commitment of a traditional culinary academy. In addition to daily classes, the school offers catering and corporate team building events, and hosts private parties including:
EVENT ENHANCEMENTS • GIFT CERTIFICATES • CULINARY PORTRAITS • VIDEO PACKAGES
Customize your evening with one of our many packages
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.