Quarantine Really Put Our Inner Chef to the Test
The extra time at home has inspired many of us to get creative in the kitchen (and bake countless loaves of banana bread). Maybe we’re not the next Julia Child, but it’s definitely fun to discover the joy of cooking and sit down to homemade meals.
If you’re looking to sharpen your skills, sign up for a cooking class at Vintage Kitchen in Scranton. This cooking school offers fun, hands-on classes that you can take in-person or online.
Fire Up the Oven and Get Cooking!
Think of it like your favorite Food Network show, but in real life.
Vintage Kitchen offers a new lineup of cooking classes every month. Each class focuses on a special theme, ingredient or skill. In the past, they’ve offered everything from sushi making to handmade pierogies to vegetarian dishes. Some sessions take advantage of fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, like the upcoming Tomato Season class. They also offer kids’ programs and private parties.
The classes include all the ingredients and equipment you’ll need. Your instructor will guide you through the recipes and show you how to master each skill along the way. The class ends with a community meal so you can sample all the delicious dishes.
“People are kind of friends by that time,” said owner Sandi Graham. “I’ve had people develop good friendships that they met while they were at a cooking class, which is a really cool side of what happens besides the cooking class itself.”
In response to COVID-19, Vintage Kitchen is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. Class sizes are currently limited to eight people, and all participants must wear a mask during class time. Surfaces and supplies are disinfected regularly, and the kitchen will be set up to ensure social distancing. After class, participants can choose to eat outside on the porch or take their food home with them.
Tune in from the Comfort of Your Own Kitchen
Vintage Kitchen recently started offering online classes.
Vintage Kitchen went completely virtual during the statewide shutdown, and they’re still offering online classes about once a month. When you sign up, you’ll receive the ingredient list and the Zoom link. Just set up your computer, and you can cook along with the instructor in real time. After the class, you’re welcome to stick around and chat over dinner, just like you would at an in-person class.
Vintage Kitchen also offers virtual subscriptions through Patreon. Depending on which package you choose, you can get perks like live Q&As, recipes, cooking videos, online class access and other helpful content.
Become a DIY Expert
Sign up for sewing classes and craft workshops too.
Vintage Kitchen also hosts sewing lessons. In-person classes started up again at the end of June.
“Again, we’ve reduced numbers, but they’re filling up instantly,” said Graham.
They frequently hold a “sewing machine basics” course to introduce people the art of sewing (or provide a refresher if you’re a bit rusty).
Book a class and cook up some fun.