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, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

All new class for 2017...As anyone who has eaten in a real French Bistro knows...everyday French food is terrific and generally no frills.. The use of fresh ingredients and...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

I usually find recipes for Classic French cuisine to have many convoluted steps..in other words more work than its worth.. In this class we have simplified the process so that...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Mostly new for 2017...We had to keep a few favorites like yummy Lobster Mac & Cheese.. Carbonara Sauce and Soba Noodles with Mangoes and Eggplant In this class we...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

TUESDAY CLASS....Our emphasis here will be largely on the Turkish..Greek and North African regions of the Mediterranean.. This region is rich in food culture and absolutely...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

No expertise needed, the dishes are simple yet elegant. This class is for people who love fish but may need some new ideas and expand their repertoire. We'll introduce you to...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

This class is for people who love fish and want to get into the advanced methods of preparation. If you enjoy fish, this is a must class! All of the dishes we'll be doing are...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tired of that same ole steak? If you are a steak lover or have a significant other who likes steak, you'll enjoy this class. The versatility of one of our favorite meats is...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Without doubt, a flavorful sauce can do wonders to an otherwise ordinary meal. Sauces have almost endless possibilities and with a little skill and a few pantry items you too...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This is a new Class for 2017..We are very excited about this class!!! This is a class for anyone who likes vegetables..who wants more vegetables in their diet and who may or...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

As of 1 /15 2017 I have updated this class with a a variety of new dishes..please refer to Leslie's tavern at Rockingham Face Book for a better description..We will update this...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tapas cuisine is all the rage..small plates of all kinds of vegetables..shellfish..meats..and more. We love the opportunity to taste an array of different foods and not get...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This is one of those classes that in the past everything we have prepared has been popular. All you hear from people who have visited the "Big Easy" is how great the food is.....

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...