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Hands on Cooking Classes

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. 

Gift Cards are available for purchase by clicking the green button on the classes page directly under the Calendar date.

Helpful Tips for Gift Card Redempiton :

  • 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. HG1234)

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

  • 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 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.


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.


Master Chef Programs

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.


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!

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.