Cooking Classes

We have totally revamped all our cooking classes for 2017.. Our focus is to make recipes more accessible to the home cook..As always we use supermarket ingredients, but we want recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and require no long cooking stocks or fancy restaurant ingredients.. We also want you to become familiar with a few new ingredients and techniques so that you expand your cooking horizons...
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Need some new inspiration in your cooking??
We WILL get you jazzed about cooking again, regardless of your experience.


Do you want to expand your cooking skills??
We WILL show you how easy it is to create great tasting meals.
Have fun exploring new topics and ingredients in your cooking!
We LOVE to use ingredients, techniques and foods from around the world.

Creating great food doesn't have to be a "chore"! You will learn chef secrets for making the ordinary into something extraordinary and all the while making cooking fun! We'll cover a wide range of topics from fish cookery to vegetarian cookery, including recipes and techniques to easily create new and exciting dishes to impress your friends and family.

"Really fun and very informative" ~ Jerry B.

These classes are topical and not beginner basics although beginners are certainly encouraged to take these classes. We have a good time in these classes so don't miss out. You'll meet some new people and laugh a lot!

  • Classes are Monday evening from 6 to 8:30pm (some Tuesdays)
  • Cost is $55 paid in advance with a check made out to “Leslie Marston”, checks are not cashed until after the class
  • Send checks to 660 Rockingham Road Bellows Falls VT 05101
  • 10% off items purchased at Thyme to Cook on class day (with exceptions)
  • Ask about special classes for groups up to eight, a topic of your choice..Call Leslie at 802-275-7809
  • Cancellation and refunds are subject to 24 hours notice.
  • Classes with less than 4 students will be cancelled and money will be returned.

Small classes of no more than 8 will prepare a fabulous menu while providing step-by-step direction for each dish. The relaxed style of our cooking school allows for some hands on preparation and lots of interaction. You will leave each class confident and totally prepared to make the same dish at home.

Recipe packages are provided for students to take home. Classes usually include an appetizer, soup or salad depending on the subject. All classes include several entrees and dessert, so bring an appetite. Wine and beverages are available for purchase.

Scheduled classes will be posted below. Classes run from September through June. Some topics are very popular so sign up early! Become a Facebook friend of Leslie's Tavern at Rockingham and get the "latest info", recipes from past classes, new recipes and topical information.

Remember...cooking classes make a great Mother's Day, Father's Day or Holiday gift!

Cooking Class Schedule

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Quick..easy..delicious, with an eye on elegant.. We will offer inspiring ideas for building meals around the season's best produce and fruits..We will make light meat/poultry...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

This class is a combination of our old Men's Night class..and our old Barbecue Class. Taking the best of both and adding some new and frankly better recipes than those classes...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Looking for some newer "killer" recipes for barbecue time?

O.K. you already are a pretty accomplished outdoor barbecue cook (we'll give you that)..However we're going to...