Cooking Classes at The Chef's Shop in Great Barrington

If you’re not familiar with The Chef’s Shop in Great Barrington, MA, it’s definitely a place to get to know. From cooking classes by noted chefs, to the very best and latest in kitchenware, you will find this experience insightful, educational and best of all, fun and relaxing. The Chef’s Shop most assuredly will become an important source for all your cooking, dining and entertaining needs. 

Here is the Upcoming Schedule of Cooking Classes:

Cooking with Chef Julie Gale*


Thai Summer Menu
Grilled Chicken Satay, Shrimp Pad Thai
Dessert: Mango with Sticky Rice
Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

Japanese Summer Menu
Chilled Tofu with Dipping Sauce, Vegetable Sushi, Chicken Yakitori
Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

Korean Summer Menu
Chap Chae Noodles with Vegetables, Grilled Short Ribs, Cucumber Yakitori
Sunday, August 7, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm. $40

Vietnamese Summer Menu
Summer Shrimp Rolls, Grilled Pork Meatballs
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $40

*Chef Julie Gale is the chef and owner of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School in Hillsdale, NY. In addition to private and group lessons, Julie caters small events such as wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations and private cooking parties.

Cooking with Chef Marco Belli*


Rosemary-Garlic Grilled Chicken
Dessert: Grilled Pineapple and Mango with Ginger-Vanilla Ice Cream
Friday, July 8, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm. $35

Pan Roasted Moroccan Salmon with Citrus Salsa and Fried Saffron Rice
Dessert: Marco's Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries
Friday, August 12, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $35

Roasted Dijon-Tarragon Crusted Half Chicken, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
with Garlic and Thyme, Haricots Verts
Dessert: Apple Tarte Tatin
Friday, September 23, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm. $35

*Chef Marco Belli is a personal chef today with over 24 years of experience working in many highly rated Berkshire restaurants in addition to having studied at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY. He is available for catering intimate small dinners as well as larger events.

Cooking with Chef Michael Ballon*


Summer Fruit Desserts
Blueberry Cobbler and Peach Pie, including Easy Pie Dough
Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00am-12:00 noon. $40

Summer Vegetables
Patty Pan Squash Stuffed with Couscous, Grilled Eggplant and Squash,
Heirloom Tomato Napoleon with Berkshire Chevre
Saturday, August 13, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm. $35

*Chef Michael Ballon opened the Castle Street Café in Great Barrington, MA, in 1989, after cooking in New York for 10 years as Executive Chef at Lavin's , Sofi, Wood's, The New York City Bar Association, and Plum’s, a full service catering company. He is also The Roundtable Chef on WAMC Public Radio.

Class size is limited to 12 to include hands-on participation. Reservations in advance are strongly suggested to hold a spot and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Class fee includes a 10% discount for store purchases. Recipes will be provided for students to take home.

For further details, or to make reservations, call 800.237.5284 or e-mail

The Chef’s Shop
31 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230