Cooking classes at Nestle Inn are always informal, fun. Each class will provide you with the skill to prepare what you learn at home. Our Chef instructors are some of Indy's most talented chefs from the Ivy Tech Culinary Program, The Art Institute of Indianapolis and from local restaurants and food venues from around town. Get a group of your friends together.....grab your best friend, grab your mom or just come solo! Private cooking classes are available as well as team building classes with your co workers. Minimum class size for a private class is 10.
Be sure to check availability at Nestle Inn for an overnight stay on your class day. Mass Avenue is waiting for you once you finish in the kitchen! Then walk home to Nestle Inn. Single or Double occupancy: Receive $20 off your room rate with the purchase of a cooking class.
Class topics are listed below. To register for a class, please click on the dates in orange on the calendar to the right to select a topic which fits your interests. Then click on Register Now to complete your reservation and payment on Eventbrite.com. If you have a gift certificate to use, please call the Inn to sign up for your class(317-610-5200). We will soon have the capability to capture gift certificate reservations on eventbrite.com..... but for now, please call us and we will sign you up.
Classes are held on Friday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and on Saturdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in the Nestle Inn kitchen. Classes are open to all and no previous cooking experience is necessary. Classes are $70 per person and include all chef instruction, food and beverages. Some classes are $80 a person (Christmas classes and sushi classes) due to the use of specialty products. Purchase 4 classes and save $20.
The Art of Macarons 11/18/17 3:30pm-5:30pm
Olive Oil Tasting 12/2/17 3:30pm-5:30pm
Italian Christmas 12//8/17 6:30pm-8:30pm
Italian Christmas 12/16/17 3:30pm-5:30pm
2018 Class Schedule
Soups 01/27/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Food of New Orleans 02/3/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Couples Cooking 02/10/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Be My Valentine? Everything
Chocolate 02/14/18 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Thai Food 03/2/18 6:30 to 8:30pm
5 Mother Sauces 03/03/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Couples Cooking 03/24/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Pie, Pie and more Pie 04/7/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
The Art of French Pasty 04/13/18 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Couples Cooking 04/14/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Knife Skills 04/28 18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Couples Cooking 05/4/18 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Homemade Pasta 05/12/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Mac n Cheese Boot Camp 05/1818 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Couples Cooking 06/2/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Crepes: Sweet and Savory 06/16/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Food of Peru 06/23/18 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Thai Food 06/29/18 6:30pm to 8:30pm
2018 June - December Classes Coming Soon!
If you have a gift certificate and want to register for a class, please call us at the Inn and we will sign you up. We will eventually be able to capture gift certificate reservations on eventbrite.com.......but for now, please call us at 317-610-5200.
You can purchase gift certificates for cooking classes here
or on our Gift Certificate tab above or you can call us at the Inn at 317-610-5200. We will be happy to e-mail a certificate to you or your recipient or put a certificate in the mail. The person receiving the gift certificate can then choose the topic of their choice.
Please remember that redemption of a gift certificate can only be honored on the date of reservation for a cooking class. Sorry, but we are not able to change reservation dates on gift certificates. Redemption of gift certificates are based upon availability at the time of booking and are considered the same as cash.
Meet the Chefs!
Chef Lauren Saffel
Chef Lauren Saffel grew up in Crawfordsville Indiana and moved to Indianapolis after she graduated high school to study pastry arts at The Chef's Academy. She graduated with high honors from the Chef's Academy and loves sharing her passion for pastries with anyone willing to learn. Chef Lauren has been making custom cakes since she was 12 years old and has been running a small dessert business for over 8 years. She also worked at one of Indianapolis's most famous family owned bakeries, Taylor's Bakery. Chef Lauren currently works at The Art Institute of Indianapolis as the High School Representative. She travels aroud the state of Indiana conducting cooking demonstrations to high school students and talking with them about educational and career opportunities in the culinary industry.
Chef Anna Powell
Anna's great grandmother began teaching her how to cook at the age of 10. She grew up in a community of hunters and fishermen and worked on farms as a child. At 14, she traded her overalls and gardeners gloves for a servers apron and waitressed in a small bistro. At 18, she transitioned to corporate America and quickly progressed into management. In 2009, she arrived in Indiana from Southwest Michigan. After moving downtown, she joined a professional women's group and attended a presentation about living your life's passion. Walking out of that meeting, she decided to pursue her passion: all aspects of food. Since then, Anna has graduated from culinary school, became a Slow Food Indy board member, Second Helpings volunteer and catering program manager at Ivy Tech Community College's Hospitality department. Last year, Anna started a business growing micro greens, baby lettuces and selling her products at four area farmers markets. Curretly, she is majoring in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management, at Indiana University Lily School of Philanthropy.