About Viking Cooking School
About Our Classes
Special Event Program
Other Things to Know
Frequently Asked Questions
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Fairfield, New Jersey

Our Culinary Program offers a variety of subjects for everyone and at times that are convenient for you. Whether you like to get your hands dirty or sit back and let us do the work; and whether you want to learn about pizzas or pasta, ethnic cuisines or backyard grilling, we have the class that's right for you.

Spend a few hours or even a few days with us. In our single-subject classes you'll learn new skills in just 2 to 3 hours that will last a lifetime. Or, enroll in one of our series classes and make new friends as you meet regularly to delve further into the topics as the series progresses.


You'll soon see that the Viking Cooking School is an adventure in cooking that's fun for everyone!
Click on a topic below to learn more about our classes:

 
Workshops
Workshops Our hands-on classes give you an opportunity to get your hands dirty. Working closely with an instructor and using the finest Viking professional appliances, cookware and cutlery, you and a small group of classmates learn cooking techniques by actually preparing the menu items. Most hands-on workshops are limited to 12 students (may vary by location).
  • Regular workshops are limited to 12 students unless otherwise noted.
  • Students must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • An apron will be provided for use in class.
  • Personal recipes packets are provided for students to take home.
  • Each class concludes with a review of the techniques with the Instructor, while enjoying a sampling of the dishes prepared in the class along with a beverage.

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Demonstrations
Demonstrations In our demonstration classes, students learn by watching the instructor prepare the menu while providing step-by-step procedures for each dish. This relaxed, interactive format encourages informative discussions to help you prepare the dishes with confidence at home.
  • Comfortable seating is provided.
  • Personal recipes packets are provided for students to take home.
  • Tastings of the dishes prepared are provided along with a beverage.

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Series Classes
Series Classes For students interested in a truly enlightening culinary experience, our series classes offer more in-depth instruction over a period of days or weeks. Our Three-Day Culinary Basics class is a series of workshops in which students learn the basic cooking techniques by actually participating in the preparation. To learn more about our popular Culinary Basics series classes, consult the Culinary Program.

Our Essential Cooking Series meets each week for a period of 12 weeks. During each of these interactive sessions devoted to specific subjects, the instructor demonstrates the techniques while providing step-by-step procedures for each dish. To learn more about our Essentials of Cooking series click on the image to the left or consult the Culinary Program.

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Kids & Teens
Kids & Teens Cooking is cool at the Viking Cooking School where we encourage young aspiring cooks to learn in classes designed especially for them. If your child is gastronomically inclined and looking for a fun, creative outlet, share the joy of cooking with them. In some classes even the adults join in the fun for a unique bonding experience. In addition to learning age-appropriate cooking skills, kids and teens will develop important life skills such as working as a team, applying math and science, and developing creativity through cooking. Open up a whole new world for your child as they pursue their passion for cooking under the guidance of our skilled instructors.

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Guest Chefs
Guest Chefs From time to time we invite local or celebrity chefs to share their expertise with our students. These special appearances offer you the unique opportunity to learn from experienced chefs, many who have written cookbooks, appeared on national television shows, cooked at world-famous restaurants, or were trained at renowned culinary institutes. Check the Culinary Program for a schedule of guest chef appearances.

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Special Events
Special Events
  You take care of the guest list, and we'll handle the rest. Choose the classroom, class style, and menu for your upcoming special event. Select from our Special Event Menu listing or choose any class offered in our current Culinary Program. Whether you're thinking about a unique teambuilding exercise for your employees, trying to find just the right place for a birthday celebration, or looking for a stress-free way to throw a dinner party - we have the complete package to make your next event unforgettable. Contact us for pricing information or to book your special event.

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Taste of Viking
Taste of Viking This one-hour class is offered to give you a "taste" of how our cooking school works. See first-hand how our teaching methods can make cooking concepts both easy and fun. Discover the inspiration that awaits you in our wide assortment of classes. Check the Culinary Program for a schedule of "Taste" classes.

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Test Drive
Test Drive
  Have you always dreamed of owning a Viking range? Take this opportunity to see how it handles. Cook with our instructors as you steer your way through the features of our range and rangetop including the infrared broiler, slow simmer, convection baking, and high BTU output. Also, try out the Viking cookware and cutlery lines. We also offer Outdoor Kitchen Test Drives. Check the Culinary Program for a schedule of Viking Test Drives.

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