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USA State Staple Foods

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$40.00 – $70.00

Sold out!  No worries…we will do this one again soon!

Great class for adults, teens and kids (with a parent)!!

You may think you know American food, but there is probably a lot more variety here than you would have thought! In this class we will eat from every region of the United States, and celebrate some of their most popular dishes. We’ll start in the Midwest with the classic Springfield Horseshoe, and then head to Chicago for famous Deep Dish Pizza. Next, we’ll travel to the sunny west coast, and enjoy fresh Fish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw, and a Washington Apple Shooter (non-alcoholic for the kiddos of course). In the Southern portion of the class, we’ll make Fried Chicken Legs, Blueberry Cobbler and fry up some Crispy Corn Fritters with a Peach Dipping Sauce.  We’ll even go way up north to the east coast and enjoy Clam Chowder and Boston Cream Pie for dessert!  The food of Arizona is chimichangas and it’s Fried Pickles in Arkansas! – so we better include those too! Then we’ll wash it all down with a Floridian favorite – Key Lime Pie!  This class will certainly prove that our beautiful country has a lot more to offer than burgers and fries!

COVID 19 UPDATE: At this time we are allowing optional masking for all students and it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask to class due to the recent state mandate enforced 2/28/22.  We will be providing hand sanitizer at the door upon your arrival. If you have any symptoms, have been around someone with symptoms, or have traveled outside the country recently we are asking that you please stay home and find someone to replace your ticket.  Thank you for supporting us during this challenging time! We will do our best to make our classes as educational and fun as ever.  Class ending times may vary. Please wear closed-toed shoes and wear your hair up off your shoulders.  Bring  a beverage to drink if you wish. We will also provide aprons. We will have filtered water to drink. Byob if you wish. 

Our classes are popular and often sell out!  You must cancel your registration at least 5 days in advance of the class date to receive the opportunity to raincheck your tickets to another class (there is a fee to do so). We do not offer refunds for any reason, including Covid related issues. There is a $25 fee (per ticket) to raincheck your tickets to another future class, which is due at the time that you move your tickets. You can raincheck your tickets by calling the school at 309-263-6020 or by emailing us your request to raincheck at thecookeryinc@gmail.com.  Tickets canceled the day before or on the day of class will not receive a refund or rain check opportunity for any reason (even Covid / exposure related – we simply cannot accommodate for this).  You may gift or sell your tickets to someone else (for no fee) if you are not able to come- this is the best option if you have to cancel.

If you have a cardboard gift card with a 3-digit number and want to redeem it for this class, you must call or email to reserve your class spot prior to the class selling out.  If you reserve your spot with a gift card and do not show, you will forfeit the amount owed for the class from your gift card. To cash in your cardboard gift card, contact Amanda at thecookeryinc@gmail.com

If your gift card has a 16-digit code, you can cash it in online when you purchase your ticket.  Codes are case sensitive and require the dash marks to be entered to process the code.


February 1
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$40.00 – $70.00


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State Adult Ticket
This ticket admits one adult to the class.
$ 60.00
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Adult and Child Ticket
This ticket admits one adult and one child to class.
$ 70.00
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Additional Child or Teen Alone Ticket
This ticket admits a 2nd child with an existing adult and child ticket purchase. One per person please. OR this ticket admits one teen solo to class without an adult, age 12-16. Above age 16, buy an adult ticket please. Your child must be able to navigate a recipe without one -on -one instruction to attend alone.
$ 40.00
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