Cook Like a Pro

Get up to speed on the newest tastes and latest cooking methods with our Chef Katie Porter at the Wallace House. All culinary classes focus on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Each class begins at 5:30 pm, lasts at least 2 hours, and includes dinner and take-home materials.

2019 Classes at the Wallace House: $45/person

Shoots, Sprouts and Microgreens: Monday, April 15. Chef Katie and Farm Manager Mosa will show you how to grow and cook your own greens.

Pucker Up!: Monday, May 20. Rhubarb isn’t just for pies. Learn how to use it and other tart ingredients in savory dishes.

Tacos!: Monday, July 15. No need to look for a taco truck! Make your own tasty and fun street tacos. Wait list.

Tapas: Monday, September 16. These traditional Spanish tapas could be the hit of your next patio party. Wait list.

One Pot Meals: Monday, October 7. The perfect class for busy people! Get dinner on the table quickly with these delicious and convenient dishes.

Holiday Appetizers & Decorating Tips: Monday, November 18. One of our most popular classes will help make entertaining easy this holiday season. Wait list.

At the Wallace House, private classes for groups are available, too. Prices begin at $500 for up to 10 guests. Our maximum capacity is 12. Contact us to find out more details: 515.243.7063 or Deborah Boyer.

Kids Cooking Classes

Chefs Katie and Sarah are teaming up to teach cooking classes to kids ages 10 to 13 in June. Learn about food safety, nutrition and get hands on with basic knife skills and testing some delicious recipes. Students are expected to attend both days.

The Wallace House hosts the class on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4 from 9 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $50/student. Email Deborah to register or call 515.243.7063.

The Country Life Center hosts the class on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, also from 9 am to 11:30 am. The cost is reduced to $10/student because of support from the Greater Greenfield Community Foundation. Email Lisa to register or call 641.337.5019.

About Chef Katie

Chef Katie Porter has always enjoyed food and cooking. Originally from Mount Ayr, IA, she ventured to Keystone, CO where she attended the American Culinary Federation of Colorado Mountain College. Katie has traveled the country and beyond during her career, holding cooking positions at fine dining restaurants in Colorado, North Carolina, and Chicago; in the Caribbean and Europe; and most recently at CSA farms in Wisconsin. Katie enjoys exploring the farming aspect of the culinary world and the importance of knowing how and where food is grown.