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Welcome to

The Williamsville Inn

Culinary School


 

Hands-on Specialty Cooking &

Mushroom Hunting Classes

By certified Master Chef &

Culinary Instructor Erhard Wendt


NEW ***2014 CULINARY SCHEDULE ***NEW

see below


Come & reserve a private cooking class with choice of theme.

A great culinary treat for families, friends & businesses

Number of participants for private cooking class: 8 – 12

For more information & to reserve a class

Please call 413-274-6118


Learn sensational menus, professional techniques and enjoy every moment of it. Early registration is highly recommended. Classes start at 10.30 a.m. and end about 3:00 p.m. Included in the seminar fee of $125.00 per person is our Sunday Breakfast Buffet prior to the cooking class & a tasting luncheon with glass of wine at the end of the class.

Each class is limited to 6-8 participants., except for excursion & cooking classes, “Berkshire Nature Wild Foods” & “The Best of Mushroom Hunting limited to 12 participants.

Make this a special private or company event. Combine your cooking class with a stay at the Williamsville Inn and enjoy a delightful weekend with lasting culinary memories.

A special gift for someone special: Gift Certificates are also available for cooking classes !!



NEW ***2014 CULINARY SCHEDULE ***NEW


Sunday, March 23 “Classic French”

A culinary tour through France


Sunday, April 6 “Let's visit Austria”

Prepare your favorite Austrian signature dishes


Sunday, April 27 “Everyday Italian”

Home-made pasta, pizza and so much more


Sunday, May 4  Berkshire Nature Wild Foods”

The best of foraging & preparing ramps & morel specialties


Sunday, May 18  Berkshire Nature Wild Foods”

The best of foraging & preparing ramps & morel specialties


Sunday, September 21, “The Best of Mushroom Hunting”

Hunt for & prepare amazing specialties with Berkshire grown mushrooms


Sunday, September 28, “The Best of Mushroom Hunting”

Hunt for & prepare amazing specialties with Berkshire grown mushrooms


Sunday, October 19 “Let's visit Austria”

Prepare your favorite Austrian signature dishes


Sunday, November 23 “Holiday Cooking & Baking”

Prepare the ultimate holiday menu



For registration, please call 413- 274-6118


2013 Classes  

Sunday, January 13 Everyday Italian” FULL

Home-made pizza, pasta and so much more

Sunday, January 27 “My favorite recipes & knife skills” FULL

Erhard’s personal culinary excursion & favorite recipes

Sunday, February 10

The Perfect Winter Dish - Cooking with Winter Root Vegetables” FULL

Winter specialties with turnips, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts and more

Sunday, February 24   “The Fish & Seafood Connoisseur” FULL

Mussels, Oysters, Lobster, Tuna, Codfish

Sunday, March 3 “Classic French” FULL

A culinary tour through France

Sunday, March 10 Canning, Pickling & Preserving 101” FULL

Comprehensive insight into how to enjoy your favorite fruits & vegetables

Sunday, March 24  Pates & Terrines” FULL

Pate de Champagne, Liver mousse, Foie Gras Terrine

Sunday, April 14 “Everyday Italian” FULL

Home-made pizza, pasta and so much more

Sunday, April 28  Berkshire Nature Wild Foods” FULL

The best of foraging & preparing ramps & morel specialties & so much more

Sunday, May 5  Berkshire Nature Wild Foods” FULL

The best of foraging & preparing ramps & morel specialties & so much more

Sunday, May 19 “Berkshire Nature Wild Foods” FULL

The best of foraging & preparing ramps & morel specialties & so much more

Sunday, June 9 “Fresh From Your Own Organic Garden” FULL

Prepare delicious organic appetizer, main courses and desserts

Sunday, September 22, “The Best of Mushroom Hunting” FULL

Hunt for and prepare amazing specialties with Berkshire grown mushrooms

Sunday, September 29, “The Best of Mushroom Hunting” FULL

Hunt for and prepare amazing specialties with Berkshire grown mushrooms

Sunday, October 6 “Let's visit Bavaria” FULL

Prepare your favorite Oktoberfest specialties & Bavarian signature dishes

Sunday, October 20 “The Ultimate Meat Class” FULL

Prepare amazing meat dishes for special parties and every day cooking

Sunday, November 17 “Love at First Bite” FULL

Prepare the best chocolate desserts & amazing cakes and cookies

Sunday, November 24 “Festive Christmas” FULL

Prepare the ultimate holiday menu


 

For registration, please call 413- 274-6118 ***********************************************************

All cooking and specialty seminar reservations must be made in advance, and prepaid in full. Payments are not refundable. In case of emergency, another spot in an available cooking class can be chosen instead. They are subject to availability at the time of booking. We accept Visa, MC & checks. Early registration is highly recommended. Please call 413-274-6118.

Introduction

Discover the world of Culinary Arts by joining certified Master Chef and Instructor Erhard Wendt in his hands-on cooking and specialty seminars. Enjoy learning in our new State of the Art professional kitchen and home of our own Culinary School how to prepare delightful seasonal gourmet menus and specialties for your own family and guests.

Each class is designed to inspire everyone with a passion for cooking, baking and ambience to learn more about step-by-step preparations, healthy and seasonal cuisine in addition to the basics of good kitchen techniques, tools and equipment.
 

A variety of cooking and specialty classes are offered throughout the year.    In autumn join Master Chef Erhard Wendt when he shares his passion and knowledge for mushroom hunting with other mycology lovers and prepares delightful specialties.

A personal approach

Certified Master Chef and Culinary Instructor Erhard Wendt received the highest degree and achievement in the field of Culinary Arts in 1982 & 1983.
He has 42 years of experience in his profession, and has worked as Executive Chef at numerous star-rated restaurants in Europe & the US with various publications in International cookbooks, gourmet magazines, newspaper articles (incl. The New York Times & Boston Globe). In 1998 he delighted guests at the James Beard Award with a dinner presentation that he did together with Pascal Olhats, owner of "Pascal" one of California finest French restaurants in Newport Beach.

He has also been featured on several TV cooking shows in Europe.
He very much enjoys being a Culinary Instructor to inspire the creativity and passion for gourmet cooking and baking, fresh herbs & ingredients, organic produce from local farmers, and the importance of culinary art  and presentation.  

The Williamsville Inn, Route 41, West Stockbridge, MA 01266


 

 


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