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Pippin Hill Cooking School

Want to learn our secrets? Roll your sleeves up and come hungry to Pippin Hill’s Cooking School. Offered seasonally on Wednesday evenings, we offer both demonstration and hands-on classes, each with helpful pointers and tricks of the trade. From making homemade pasta to seasoning soups, we’ll butter up your culinary IQ. A deliciously fun way to spend an evening; great for groups, bridal parties or girls’ night out.

Pastry Cooking Class

Wednesday, February 21st, 6 pm

Sous Chef Tori Cosner demystifies the world of pastry. Learn tried and true methods and secrets behind Pippin Hill’s dessert menus. From baking 101 to decorating and plating, take your sweets to the next level. Following the class, enjoy a chef prepared dinner and 2 glasses of wine. Save room for dessert – you’re making that course!

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Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 6 pm

*SOLD OUT*

Pizza Cooking Class II

Wednesday, March 7th, 6 pm

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to toss some dough at our wood fired pizza cooking class led by executive chef Ian Rynecki. Learn how to make pizza dough and enjoy a glass of Pippin Hill wine while it cooks in our cozy wood fired oven. It’s the perfect way to warm up during these chilly Winter months! The class includes a hands-on demonstration, pizza, and two glasses of wine.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 6 pm

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The 60 Minute Gourmet Cooking Class

Wednesday, March 21st, 6 pm

Elevate the every day with tips and tricks to turn your weeknight dinner into a culinary masterpiece. Learn to use ingredients already in your kitchen to take your standard dinner to the next level. We’ll get inspired by the fresh bounty of our early spring harvest in our Kitchen Garden to make our meal. The class includes a hands-on cooking demonstration, dinner and 2 glasses of wine!

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Date and Time: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 6 pm

*SOLD OUT*

Gluten-Free Gluttony

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 6 pm

We’re going against the grain in this class! Whether you have a gluten-sensitivity or are simply curious to explore new recipes and ways of cooking, Chef Ian will show you that, just because you’re only using gluten-free ingredients, doesn’t mean that taste is out of the picture. This class will highlight naturally gluten-free ingredients. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style, gluten-free dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 6 pm

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Chesapeake Bay Goes Gourmet

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 6 pm

The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the nation’s largest and most biologically diverse estuary. In this class for sea-foodies, Chef Ian will share his favorite recipes and techniques for freshly-caught fish and shellfish from the Bay. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style, seafood dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 6 pm

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Shenandoah Summer

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 6 pm

This class is a celebration of the summer season. We’ll start the evening harvesting produce from our onsite Kitchen Garden for the evening’s menu. For the main course, Chef Ian will fire up the smoker for a gourmet grill-out. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki. And, stay for the sunset at exactly 8:38 pm that night. Trust us, it’s not officially a Shenandoah Summer without a Blue Ridge sunset!

In the case of inclement weather, class will be hosted indoors.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 6 pm

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Sauces 101

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, 6 pm

Chef Ian Rynecki shares his expert tips on how to create restaurant-quality sauces and dressings at home. Learn to finish your dishes by hand, from amuse to dessert. By the end of the night, you’ll be tossing all your bottles of Prego and Hidden Valley… and tossing fresh salads and pastas with homemade Pippin Hill vinaigrettes and sauces. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner (with lots of sauces!) hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 6 pm

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Sangria & Ceviche

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018, 6 pm

Ceviche is a light and bright summer dish that won’t weigh you down in the heat. Chef Ian will teach you how to prepare this popular Latin American favorite. And, paired with sangria, it’s sure to be a festive and refreshing evening! You will learn how to make ceviche and two types of sangria – a citrus/white wine sangria and a stone-fruit/red wine sangria. Following the hands-on cooking demonstration, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner including a ceviche course and sangria toast hosted by Chef Ian Rynecki.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, 6 pm

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