The Art of Cooking at Hillbrook Inn!

Culinary/cooking classes at our West Virginia resort are the perfect way to enhance your visit. In each class, you will partake in hands-on preparation while learning from one of our expert chefs.  We also provide you with recipes and the chance to enjoy your culinary creations. Classes are held in either our main kitchen or the newly renovated kitchen at the Hawthorn Estate.


Group West Virginia Cooking Classes:
Select Weekends, 12:00pm – 2:00pm –  More Info

Join us in our West Virginia kitchen for a professional group cooking class.  Learn from our expert chefs in a relaxed environment while creating sumptuous food and meeting new friends.

Class size is limited to 4 guests. Advance reservations required.

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Private West Virginia Cooking Classes:
By Appointment, 12:00pm – 2:00pm –  More Info

Whether you’re a kitchen beginner, food enthusiast, or experienced cook, we can tailor your class experience to learn new skills and have fun in the process. Individuals, couples, or private groups will have the chef all to themselves to learn new skills, try new ingredients, or hone in on specific techniques.

Cooking together with your friends, co-workers, or partner is a great way to connect. Our private classes are great for:

Friends – For bridal showers, a girls or guys night out, or just hanging with your pals, consider a cooking class to bring everyone together and enjoy your meal at the end of the class (appetizers & cocktails, brunch or dinner options available).

Team Building – Co-workers or teammates will work together in the kitchen and then share a meal around the table together when their work is done. Choose a lunch or dinner menu.

Romance – Cooking, like love, requires that you use all of your senses. We’ll create beautiful food that you’ll experience together – some of it in the dining room and some of it to take with you and enjoy alone.

By Appointment, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
For individuals, couples, or private groups. Advance reservations required.

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Select from the hands-on, skill building classes below: 

Class Topics Menu
Basic Butchering Techniques Get ready to expand your range as a cook! This class will cover one of the following topics: the proper breakdown of a whole chicken or a game bird (such as pheasant and quail), butchering various cuts of beef, or the proper cleaning and fileting of various types of fish.
(Chef’s choice based on restrictions)
Available on Sundays
Pastabilities: The Art of Making Homemade Pasta and Sauce Few dishes are more satisfying than your own handmade pasta. You will learn to make the dough for a noodle-type pasta and ravioli, along with an accompanying sauce.
Available on Sundays
Pastries Made Easy Handmade pastry crusts are simple to make with proper instruction and the chance to practice. We’ll make two types of crusts with seasonal sweet and savory fillings
Available Fridays & Saturdays
Lobster: Live to Table
Our chef will break down the intricacies of a beautifully prepared lobster dinner. You will learn the benefits of steaming versus boiling, and other how-tos for creating the perfect dish. This class has an additional $15 fee to cover the cost of ingredients and must be booked at least a week in advance.
Available on Sundays
Southern Specialties Who doesn’t love comfort foods, especially on a cold winter day? Our chef will teach you how to make such specialties as chicken pot pie from scratch, chicken and dumplings, and southern fried chicken.
Available Fridays & Saturdays


Hillbrook Inn & Spa
4490 Summit Point RoadCharles Town, WV 25414 4682 • USA
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