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Cooking Classes & Recipes at The Elderberry House Restaurant

3-Day Cooking Classes - first week of March and first week of November

Our cooking classes are fun and informative!

Highly skilled chefs provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about distinctive techniques with local ingredients at The Elderberry House Restaurant.

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Three-Day Cooking School

For aspiring chefs and home gourmets, join us for three full days of instruction, each day with a luncheon and five-course dinner. Upon completion of the class, you will receive a certificate and a cookbook with all of the recipes presented during the class.

Upcoming Sessions . . .

2020 Fall Session:
Wednesday, November 4th through Friday, November 6th;
Winter Soups and Sauces, plus preparation for an Elegant Thanksgiving Feast!

$1,475 per person for 3-day course

Kindly know Single-Day Sessions are available:
with hands-on instruction are available during the Spring and Fall Session.
The Program: Classes start at 9 am with a Continental Breakfast and a recipe outline for the day.  After the first 3 hours of instruction, lunch is served. Class continues to 4:00pm, dinner is served at 5:30pm. 

Full Day class, $525 per person, 
Cost-inclusive of the Full Day class:  all recipes, instructions, lunch, a chef’s apron,
a 5-course dinner and your personalized diploma.

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Saturday Half-day Cooking Class

 In each half-day session, students learn to prepare popular dishes from The Elderberry House Restaurant and some of Chef Robert’s favorites. After a busy morning of cooking from 9am to 1pm, guest chefs will enjoy a delicious lunch served at 1pm.

2020 Upcoming Saturday Sessions:

June 6th – Butchery and Meat Preparation;
Breaking down meat cuts, aging, cooking and resting,

June 27th Summer Party Time!;
Canapes, Fruit Appetizers, Gazpacho …,

 July 11th – Sweet Summer Hors d’Oeuvres;
mini pies, tortes, lemon bars, sorbets and more,

August 8th  Chocolate Time;
truffles, bonbons, bark, mousse, etc.,

August 22nd – Light and Fresh Summer Sauces;
chimichurri, pesto, lemon beurré blanc, picos and compotes,

September 12th  Kids Day!
Mac and cheese, pasta, bread, cupcakes, pancakes, yum yum yum,

September 26th – Pastries and Bread Making;
bread process, semifreddo, tortes and more,

December 5th – Gingerbread Houses;
Yes, we said it Gingerbread Houses! For guests of all ages!

December 19th – Plan your Perfect Holiday;
whole roasted duck, roasted beef, meat pies, Elderberry House short ribs … 

Each class is offered at $325.00 per person all inclusive: Please telephone Ms. Carina Stephens to book your date (559) 683-6800 or email

The Elderberry House Restaurant is the Central California and the Yosemite Region’s Premiere Hands-On Cooking School.