Cooking Classes at Oryana
Oryana cooking classes are hands-on and fun. Whatever your level of expertise in the kitchen, you’ll always learn something new and exciting. We’ve earned a reputation for great instruction by offering culinary expertise from our talented chefs as well as a diversity of local chefs and culinary instructors. Our classes fill up quickly so sign up early! See below for registration information. Classes are open to everyone.
Tween/Teen Cooking Class!
Offered on 2 dates:
Thursday, August 4, 10 - 12:30
Thursday, August 11, 10 - 12:30
Cost: $25/children of members, $30 children of non-members
This summer Oryana is offering tween/teens the chance to learn new kitchen skills. Our goal is to empower middle-schoolers in their cooking skills and interaction with food culture; this class will not only focus on confident knife skills but we’ll also make fresh recipes together with lots of adventurous tasting. How do you follow a recipe? And how do you go off-road and creatively follow your instincts? Food Educator Laura Cavender will guide students through easy recipes from start to finish. Then you can eat!
Fermentation for Beginners
Saturday, August 20, 10 am - 12 noon
Virtually every culture on earth has their own version of fermented or cultured foods. Fermenting was a traditional way to preserve food but fermented foods are also full of beneficial bacteria which help to re-establish proper intestinal flora. Learn to ferment traditional foods to increase their digestibility, nutritional value, and to create your own probiotic foods. We’ll show you how the fermentation process works and then you’ll make your own jar of sauerkraut to take home and ferment.
Location: Classes take place at the Grace Episcopal Church located at 341 Washington Street in Traverse City.
Parking: Park in the parking lot behind the church accessible via the alley and go directly to kitchen on the right side of the building.
Class size: Cooking classes are limited to 10 people. A minimum of 6 people is needed to hold each class.
Cost: $35/members, $40/nonmembers (tween/teen class: $25/members, $30/non-members)
Register for classes at the Oryana Customer Service desk. Or call 231-947-0191.
What to wear: For hands-on cooking classes, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toe shoes, and tie your hair back.
What to bring: For hands-on cooking classes, please bring a hat to wear. Aprons and knives will be provided but you may bring your own. You may also bring food containers in case there are leftovers.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 24 hours before the class. Oryana will refund your payment, in full, for cancellations made up to 24 hours before the class.
Children: Children 12 and older may register for a class if accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Both child and parent will need to pay for the class.) Please do not bring your young children to a class. Teens 16 and older are eligible to sign up for classes.