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Cooking Classes & Recipes at The Elderberry House Restaurant

3-Day Spring classes are held the first week of March - 3-day Fall session held the 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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3-day Cooking School

For aspiring chefs and home gourmets, join us for three full days of instruction, each day with a luncheon and seven-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 . . .

Fall 2019 –
Wednesday, November 6th through Friday, November 8th

Spring 2020 –
Wednesday, March 4th through Friday, March 6th

$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 9am with a Continental Breakfast at the Chateau, a recipe outline for the day and lunch.
We encourage you to join your “culinary team” at the end of the day for the full 7-course prix fixe menu (dinner is additional)!
Cost-inclusive, $475 per person, of the Full Day class:
all recipes, instructions, lunch, a chef’s apron 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. After a busy morning of cooking from 9am to 1pm, guest chefs will enjoy a delicious lunch served at 1pm.

2019 Upcoming Saturday Sessions:

Saturday, September 7th – Charcuterie Plates – “be the perfect host”

Saturday, September 28th – Preservation for the Season ‘to come’

Saturday, November 16th – Thanksgiving Preparations; Gravy, Oyster Stuffing and Turkey Brining


Special Holiday “Host” Class …

Saturday, October 12th – 1st class – Savory Hors d’Oeuvres

Saturday, October 26th – 2nd class – Sweet Treat Hors d’Oeuvres

$600 per person, all inclusive

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.