The Cookery offers a wide selection of interactive cooking classes that focus on international, regional and seasonal cuisine. Committed to sourcing local and organic ingredients whenever possible, each hands-on class will provide instruction on how to incorporate the season’s flavors into various dishes. Ideal for chefs at all levels, the goal of The Cookery is to empower and excite people in the kitchen, making cooking approachable and fun.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Each class at The Cookery is led by an engaging culinary instructor who guides participants through the creation of a three to four course dinner, lasting approximately three hours. Upon arrival, a complimentary beverage as well as appetizers reflecting the theme are provided to incite taste buds and set the ambiance for the class. Participants are then outfitted in aprons, and the fun begins! Guests will enjoy learning new cooking skills, hearing chef’s secrets and working together to craft the featured courses, which are then enjoyed family-style at the conclusion of each class.
MEET THE OWNER
Passionate about cooking, entertaining and teaching, Kelly brings years of culinary experience to The Cookery. Previously, Kelly has worked as a professional cooking instructor for years, and has spanned the globe expanding her knowledge of different types of cuisines.
Destined for the culinary world, it was Kelly’s mother who ignited a passion for cooking in her daughter at a young age. Growing up, Kelly often helped her mom whip up exotic dishes for many dinner parties, including their annual Chinese New Year’s party, Hawaiian luau, and Norwegian feast for the local 4-H club. She credits her love of food, along with her keen understanding of experiencing the unique role cooking plays in different cultures, to her mom.
Ever the student herself, Kelly’s desire to further her knowledge and passion has led her around the globe studying cooking throughout Asia, North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. From making fresh pasta in Italy, to roasting her own pig in Kauai and discovering the unique flavors of Thailand, she possesses a distinct understanding of the world’s most coveted cuisines. Additionally, Kelly’s travels equipped her with culinary skills and techniques bespoke to each destination. Over time, she couldn’t help but find that she was passionate about sharing her experience with others.
Originally from the west coast, Kelly relocated to Dallas and opened The Cookery Dallas in late 2016. She is excited for her second location in Fort Worth. The Cookery Fort Worth is a place where friends and family can gather together to make meaningful connections over great conversation and even better food.