Cooking Classes

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, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

The art of uncomplicated cooking.. Most all of you have cooked some form of Yankee Pot Roast or chicken and dumplings and you know how that elicits an expression of familiar...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

There are many good tricks to successful roasting... Every fall we see numerous cooking magazines extolling the best ways to roast a turkey THIS year...new and better than last...

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

One of the first things out of people's mouths..upon returning from New Orleans..is how good the food is.. There is good reason for this and we will explore the mystery of...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

In recent years we have come to the realization of the importance of fruits and vegetables to our diet. Many of us tend to concentrate most of our efforts into the protein on...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Nothing quite matches the simple appeal and deep satisfaction of having a plate of delicious appetizers set in front of you! Appetizers offer an opportunity to enjoy new...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Most of us enjoy Italian food..Italian Restaurants are always popular...We'll begin with a few of the most common dishes you enjoy at Italian Restaurant..but make them better...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

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, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Julia Child brought French Cuisine to America back in the 70's..and since then Americans have had a love affair with French Cuisine. French Restaurants are great but we want to...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

We had to make some hard choices when it came down to which pasta sauces were our favorites..With so many good ones to choose from it was tough.. We will be making a class...

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

I am very interested in vegetarian cuisine and so here is a chance to get in on a class that promises to be fun and informative exploring fun ways to make light and flavorful...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

When I am in Chicago I always make a point of going to Rick Bayless's Mexican Restaurant, Fonterea Grill or the upscale Topolobambo...serving extraordinary "Authentic" Mexican...

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, 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...