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The Little City Cooking School is a hidden gem located in a 1926 home in Oakwood, Ohio. Enter from the back porch and step into an evening of learning, fun and delicious cuisine. Enjoy your own station complete with cook-top, 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 throughout the evening. 

Classes typically have two hours of cook time and then you can leave or stay and relax in our lounge until 10:30 pm. 



Cook, Bake, Dine & Tour with Us!

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Dine With A Chef

Don’t feel like cooking? Your family-style table awaits! Owner, Chip Kennedy, one of Dayton's most creative Chefs, and his team will awaken and delight your taste buds at Glasz Bleu Oven. This unique and picturesque evening will feature a tour with the Chef and His team, an appetizer demonstration showcasing their expertise, course after course of tantalizing dishes, including fresh handmade pasta and beautiful desserts featuring local artisans.


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The Little City Food Tour

Join us as we embark on a culinary adventure through Downtown Dayton to celebrate and enjoy the delicious cuisine that our city has to offer. Your tour will begin at The Little City Cooking School where you will meet your tour guide, receive an orientation packet and enjoy a tasting. From there, you will drive to 7 culinary establishments for small plates and conversation with their Chef. Your tour will end with a complimentary photo and dessert & coffee at the Carrs Photography Studio! Join us for the first Little City Food Tour

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Cooking Classes

Whether you are a seasoned cook or think your oven is a storage unit, come to our little cooking school to learn, to laugh and to eat wonderful food. Our small hands on classes (6-8 people) will let you have the full attention of our chefs and afford you the opportunity to learn new skills. Our classes are great for date nights or just a night out with friends and range from $75-$80.

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Adult & Junior Master Chef Course

Adult Master Chef 18+ $360 /4 Classes

16 weeks of professional chef skills for the ultimate home cook

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

Junior 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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Junior Chef Classes & camps

Junior Chef Classes (6-11 years old) $55

Junior Chef: Level 2 (10-16 year olds) $55

Family Time: Level 1 (1 adult ,1 child at shared station; any age up to 10)

Family Time: Level 2 (1 adult, 1 child at separate stations; 10-16 years old)

Junior Chef Summer Camps: All Ages! Registration begins in February-March

Our goal is to promote health and safety in our Junior Chef Classes while honing in on cooking and baking skills. We do not use knives in our Junior Chef Classes. Parents/Guardians may stay in our lobby and watch.

Instruction for our Junior Chef Classes is offered by Chef Christa, Chef Gerrie, and Chef Greg!

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Private Events

Our Private events are perfect for every special occasion: family get-togethers, a night out with friends, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and more! We can accommodate anywhere from 8-16 people and our pricing per class per seat ranges from $75-80.


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.
— Dayton.com
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!
— Daytonparentmagazine.com
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.