Find Gourmet Cooking Classes in Lafayette, LA

Learn from local chefs at The Kitchenary

If you're tired of recycling the same recipes week after week, try a local cooking class. The Kitchenary offers gourmet cooking classes in Lafayette, LA. A few times a month, you can expand your cooking knowledge with a local chef.

The chefs will prepare a different menu for every class, so you'll always learn something new. We only take up to 25 people per class, so register today to reserve a seat.

Reserve your spot today!

**Sign up for classes will be closed 48 hours prior to the event.**

Train with local talent

We bring in different chefs to teach every session. You'll be learning from local chefs whose meals you can enjoy right here in Lafayette, LA. We feature chefs from:

  • Ruffino's on the River
  • Saint Street Inn
  • Charley G's
  • Café Josephine

The prices varies depending on the class. In two hours, you'll learn how to make three to four courses. Reach out to us right away to register for our local cooking classes in Lafayette, LA.

*Cancel policy: You must cancel your attendance 72 hours before the class for a refund.*

September 18th - Italian Wine Tasting with Kory Kemp

About Kory Kemp:
Southwest and Southeast Senior Director of Sales for Santa Margherita USA
3+ years at Santa Margherita USA
25+ years in the beverage alcohol industry
CSW and WSET II certified
Lived in Mandeville 2001-2004
Currently resides in Austin, TX

Wines that will be poured:
Ca Del Bosco Cuvee Prestige Brut
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
La Mole' Chianti Classico
Santa Margherita Proseco Rose'

October 18th - Highland to Island Scotch Tasting with Dan Crowell

$50.00 per person | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You will get to taste the following:

  • Glenmorangie 10
  • Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
  • Glenmorangie LaSanta
  • Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14
  • Glenmorangie 18
  • Glenmorangie Signet

Appetizers will be served! 

About Dan Crowell:

Dan Crowell is the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Brand Ambassador for the Central Region of the United States. With over 25 years of spirits industry experience, Mr. Crowell works to highlight the broad range of Single Malt Scotch Whisky offerings for both brands across the Central region.
Dan grew up in Omaha and studied music at The University of Nebraska Lincoln before embarking on his career in the spirits industry. As a bartender, restaurant manager and bar owner, he learned a great deal about the business of spirits marketing and consumption. As the Luxury Brands Specialist and On-Premise Sales Manager at Sterling Distributing in Omaha, NE, Dan represented the divisional wine and spirits portfolio in Nebraska, developing a strong affinity for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg throughout his tenure.
Dan has thoroughly studied and completed extensive training and certification programs in spirits history and production, mixology, education, consultation and staff training. He is a member of the United States Bartenders Guild and of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. He received his General Certificate in Distilling (GCD) from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in 2016 and received his Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) designation from the Society of Wine Educators in 2012. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership program at the Institute for the Culinary Arts in Omaha. He is also a published spirits writer, having been recognized with an Excellence in Journalism award from the Omaha Press Club. Dan enjoys spending time with his wife of 24 years, honing his skills as a drummer, and studying global spirits traditions and techniques.



October 24th - Scotch and Bourbon Tasting

$50.00 per person | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You will get to taste the following:

  • Jack Single Barrel Rye
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oak
  • Slane Irish Whiskey
  • Glendronach 12 year
  • Herradura Ultra Anjeo
  • Jack Gold

Appetizers will be provided!

November 6th - Heaven Hill Brands Tasting

November 6th - Heaven Hill Brands Tasting

$50.00 per person

November 7th - Bourbon Premiere Tasting

$50.00 per person

November 12th - Bernard Janssen: Executive Chef and Culinary Program Manager for Zwilling J.A. Henkels

November 12th - Bernard Janssen: Executive Chef and Culinary Program Manager for Zwilling J.A. Henkels

$75.00 per person


  • Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon Crumble, Cream Fraiche, and Chives
  • Seared Scallops with Cauliflower, Pickled Raisins, and Salsa Roja
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Chicken with Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, and Pearl Onions
  • Florentine Chocolate Pear Pie with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream


About Bernard Janssen:



Bernard Janssen currently serves as Executive Chef and Culinary Program Manager for
ZWILLING J.A. Henckels. Additionally, Bernard launched the first US ZWILLING Culinary Studio at the company headquarters in Pleasantville, New York, offering cooking classes, product
trainings and private events. Originally from The Netherlands, Bernard has over twenty years of culinary experience working as Executive Chef in restaurants and cooking schools internationally. He travelled Europe to host trainings and demos for the Zwilling Group. Bernard's cooking style specializes in inventive flavor combinations with a flair for creating beautiful plate presentations. Using this expertise, he often writes original recipes for retail partners and travels across the country for product trainings, trade shows, retail and cooking events supporting all premium brands falling under the ZWILLING J.A. Henckels umbrella like; Staub, Demeyere, Miyabi and Ballarini.