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For our Lake Geneva School of Cooking

Family, Friends & Alumni





We look forward to sharing our kitchens – inside and out – with our family, friends, and alumni. Our calendar opens with Prime Time, Saturday, May 23rd. We follow up with Steaks, Chops and Sauces, Thrill of the Grill, and Farmer’s Market and More!


We ask all guests to wash hands upon arrival, before preparing food, handling food, and dining.  


We will be doing our best to keep all surfaces disinfected, however by entering you do so at your own risk, and agree to not hold this establishment and employees responsible for any illness you may incur.


We ask you please practice social awareness, and if you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms please stay home, get well, and join us at a later date.


As a small business, we thank our alumni who accepted class credits over the last two months. We are updating our calendar, check it out and come join us soon!

WELCOME BACK family, friends, and Alumni!

Chef John Bogan and the Lake Geneva School of Cooking Team


Farmer's Market

and More!


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 Thursday’s from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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.

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


Thrill of the Grill


Warm weather brings outdoor activities and nothing says the great outdoors more than grilling!

From appetizer to dessert, we'll keep you fired up about grilling!

Enjoy a Sparkling Wine Reception with Parmigiano Popovers as Chef introduces himself and goes over some of his favorite grilling recipes and demonstrates some basic cuts and important safety techniques before getting broken up into teams.


Then let the "hands-on" cooking begin as you learn professional techniques for charring and searing as well as mastering how to keep meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables tender, juicy, and flavorful.

After all the cooking is done, everyone will sit down for a fine dining experience with a gourmet meal that will be sure to make you feel like a true "King of the Grill".

Friday, May 29th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, June 5th, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, June 25th, 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm

$85 per person

My Life in France


Julia Child


The Lake Geneva School of Cooking celebrates 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 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, June 12th, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

$85 per person


Our menu will include some of Julia Child’s favorite courses:

​French Onion Soup

Caesar Salad

Chicken Coq au Vin

Chocolate Mousse



Once this hands-on class is complete, we will do as Julia did:

Take off our aprons and enjoy our meal!


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.

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:

  • Birthdays

  • Anniversaries

  • Bridal Showers

  • Bachelorette Parties

  • Weddings

  • Book Clubs


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. 


"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."


727 Geneva Street

​Lake Geneva, WI 53147

(262) 248-3933