California - North Bay/Wine Country/Napa Cooking Class



Do you know of any Napa Valley cooking classes?  A friend of mine visited Paris and did a half-day cooking class that included going to the market and picking up food to cook with. Anything similar in Napa?

Napa is the perfect destination for a cooking class.  Check out these options:

Culinary Institute of America
2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-1100
This  institute offers training for a career in culinary arts with degrees and certificate programs.  They also offer boot camps for food enthusiasts that range from 2 to 5 days.  Short one-day workshops are sometimes offered as well.
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Silverado Cooking School
1552 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 927-3591
They offer both demonstration and hands-on cooking instruction.
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CasaLana Gourmet Retreats
1316 S. Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0615 (877) 968-2665
Cooking classes range from 5 hours to 5 days.  Accommodations are available at their bed and breakfast, but are not required.
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Cakebread Cellars
P.O. Box 216, Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-5221
This Napa Valley winery offers cooking classes throughout the year.  They are typically one or two day classes that you cook right along with the chef/instructor.
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I can answer questions about California wineries and recommend lodging and restaurants for wine regions throughout California. I live in Northern California close to wineries in the Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Livermore, and Napa.


I spend much of my free time enjoying and tasting wine. I am not a wine expert....just someone who enjoys drinking a glass of good wine. My husband and I have traveled throughout California sampling wine and exploring the different wine regions of California for our website, In addition to our website, we publish a free monthly newsletter called Cheers2Wine News. This newsletter focuses on wine, winery events, free wine tasting coupons, and other things to do in the wine country.

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