Cooking Classes at Beechwood Inn

Cooking Classes at Beechwood Inn
Experience a hands-on private cooking class to reward the members of your organization  Join Beechwood Inn chefs in our modern commercial kitchen and prepare a variety of gourmet meals including ethnic dishes from around the world.
Learn to:

  • Choose & prepare seasonal fresh and local ingredients Use a variety of cooking methods and techniques
  • Present your dishes with style and visual appeal
  • Find sources for natural, organic and local products
  • Use proper food safety and handling
  • Pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections

The Beechwood Inn has many awards and is a Wine Spectator Award of excellence restaurant. The Inn also features a 3,000 bottle wine cellar. Each class includes wine, a serving of each dish, an apron to keep and a complete recipe collection from that class.  Classes can be tailored to your preferences. These are about 3 hours long and usually run from 2:30PM to 5:30PM, followed by a short break and then dinner – but the actual length depends on the menu you pick.
Reward your team with this wonderful class.  The cooking class can be for groups of 2 – 8.  What a great way to build team bonds or just celebrate their hard work.
Classes are led by Beechwood Inn’s Executive Chef David Darugh and are taught in Beechwood Inn’s Commercial Kitchen. Chef Darugh grew-up in his parent’s restaurant in Sonoma, California, and has studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, Johnson & Wales in Providence Rhode Island, in Dijon, France and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to Chef David Darugh, his wife Gayle, the Inn’s Head Pastry Chef, will share many of her famous dessert and pastry recipes.  2013: Beechwood Inn’s Chefs David and Gayle Darugh were both selected for inclusion as “Best Chefs America.”Our nations Chefs were asked a series of proprietary questions that score their peers on a numerical scale. The process was calculated to accurately record the opinions of leading chefs about the talent of their colleagues nationwide.  Less than 1% of all chefs and professional cooks in America attained this designation!  Both Chef Darugh’s have been honored consecutively through 2018.


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220 Beechwood Drive
Clayton, GA  30525