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Hands on Cooking Classes

The Little City Cooking School is a hidden gem of fun located in a 1926 home in Oakwood, Ohio. Enter from the back porch and step into an evening of learning and fun. Enjoy your own station complete with cooktop, cutting board, apron and all the tools you will need to create 3-4 courses of amazing food! Our chefs will teach you through all the steps of each dish and answer all your questions as you go along.  Cook time is usually 2 hrs and then you can leave or stay and relax in our lounge until 10:30 pm. 

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are available by clicking the green button any class page, under the Date, top left.

Helpful Tips for Gift Card Purchases:
-Choose your desired class date, time, and ticket quantity.

-Add your Gift Card(GC) code to your purchase

  • 1st box is for GC's purchased after 1/18/19, these start with an "HG" (ex. HG12345678912345)

  • 2nd box is for GC's purchased before 1/18/19 and are in this format "GC12-345-6789-1234"

    • This box is also for Discount Codes Little City Cooking School uses

  • It is best to copy and paste the code from your receipt

  • Make sure there is no spaces in the front middle or back of code.

Types of Classes


Cooking Classes

Whether you are a seasoned cook or think your oven is a storage unit, come to learn, to laugh and eat wonderful food.

Our small hands on classes (only 6-8 people) will let you have the full attention of our chefs and afford you the opportunity to learn new skills.

A fun date night or night out ranging in price from $75-$80

Come alone or with friends.

Bring your own wine.


Private Events

Friend or family get togethers

Bridal and baby showers

Birthday Parties

Team Building Opportunities

We can accommodate up to 16 people

Prices Range from $75-$80 per person



Master Chef Programs

Adult Master Chef 18+ $360 /4 Classes

16 weeks of professional chef skills for the ultimate home cook

You can register in 4 week blocks

We are pleased to offer instruction by Chef Joe Fish, CIA trained with 25 years experience

JR Master Chef 12+ $260/ 4 classes

16 weeks of professional chef skills for the ultimate home cook

We are pleased to offer instruction by our own Chef Gerrie Bielefeld, CIA trained with 25 years experience.

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Jr. Chef Classes & camps

*Jr Chef Classes for 6- 11 year olds interested in cooking techniques and healthy eating. $55 per class

Classes for 10-16 yr olds Jr Chef Level 2

*Family Time Level 1, 1 adult ,1 child at one station any age up to 10

Family Time Level 2, ,1 adult, 1 child, 10-16 yrs

Summer camps begin in June .Watch for registration in February.

Health and safety

Cooking and Baking Skills

Dinner Etiquette

* No knives are used in these classes by children

Adults may stay and watch or leave but no other children other than in baby carriers.

We are pleased to offer instruction by Chef Christa, Chef Gerrie, Chef Greg

Kids Parties Are Also Available!

What people are saying...

The small class size ensures one-on-one interaction and the ability to ask lots of questions... Chef Jo couldn’t be any nicer and the fact that everything is pre-measured and ready to go ensures you won’t have to wait long to start eating the appetizer you just cooked up.
The Little City Cooking School was an EXCELLENT location to start my Bachelorette party. Chef Jo and her staff were fun and engaging, and the food, AMAZING.
— Nicole S.
We did the PASTA class tonight!!!! Both my daughters and myself had SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!! Great way to build family memories!!! Lots of laughter and great food!
— Deb G.
Attendees are rewarded with an assortment of fine chocolates at the end of each evening, and guests are invited to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy throughout the class – there really is something for everyone!
The Little City Cooking School is one of the Dayton area’s best hidden gems.
— Kacie K.
I always have a great time here! The instructors are fantastic!
— Benjamin K.
Boyfriend and I went there for Filet Mignon date night...what a meal! Food was excellent, and Chef Jo was a fantastic teacher. Answered all our questions and at the Little City Cooking School, you’re not just watching a demonstration, you’re doing the cooking yourself! Cozy, relaxed, fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.
— Nicole H.