Cooking Powers, Activate!

Pots, pans and spatulas don’t have to be foreign objects. Make them your new main squeeze with these cooking classes.

Oct 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

Gourmet Betty’s In-home Cooking Classes
Learn Betty Hakes’ foodie secrets to take your culinary skills to the next level with these in-home cooking classes — perfect for showers, holiday parties or just a girls’ night in. Each guest receives a menu, recipes and instructions to recreate the meal at home. [email protected] / 513-309-5506 /

Cooks’ Wares
Join the chefs at Cooks’ Wares to master basic culinary skills, French dishes and the major Italian staple: pizza. Book a private class for additional one-on-one guidance. 11344 Montgomery Road, Montgomery / 513-489-6400 /

The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s
Get your vino fix with Jungle Jim’s instructional food and wine pairing dinners. The Oct. 27 class, “Dinner in the French Countryside,” pairs fine French wine with classic farmhouse kitchen recipes. 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield / 513-674-6059 /

The Learning Kitchen
With 12 fully equipped cooking stations and experienced chefs, you’ll have your cake and eat it, too. Learn to cook your own meal and test your creation with these two-hour classes almost every day of the month. 9276 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester / 513-847-4474 /

Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State
Creations Cooking Classes are hands-on tutorials in the MCI’s state-of-the-art kitchen. Learn pastry decorating, Arab cuisine, Indian cooking and more from local professionals. On Nov. 8, Chef Eric Vice will lead “Seafood 101,” a course on buying and prepping fresh seafood, including which wines to pair with what. 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton / 513-569-1643 /

EQ at The Party Source
Interested in hanging out, eating and watching other people cook? Try the two-hour “Wine Dinner: Robust Reds for an Autumn Dinner Party” demo class on Oct. 26 where you can be wined and dined by Chef Philippe Audax. 95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Ky. / 859-291-4007 /