Susie Cork, the general manager of Shaw's Restaurant and Inn, also offers cooking classes in Shaw's newly renovated Cooking Studio.

"I want to inspire, give them confidence to cook at home," said Cork, who is a graduate of the Culinary School at Kendall College and has been a chef in Chicago for 17 years.

Cork interacts, entertains, and educates her class as she prepares her culinary delights. The class is limited to about 14 people and is held every Saturday for about two hours.

Where and When:
  • The classes are demonstration in style and held on Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm in our Studio on the third floor of the Inn
  • The class ends with lunch paired with an optional glass of wine (for a reasonable fee) and a typed set of recipes for you to take home
  • Bottles of wine are available for purchase
  • Coffee, tea and water are provided

The Particulars:

  • Classes range from $45-59 and include lunch and typed recipes
  • In order to make a reservation for the class, prepayment is required
  • Call us at 740-654-1842 or 1-800-654-2477 or stop by the front desk at Shaw’s and take a tour of the Studio on the third floor
  • Shaw’s gift certificates are available in any amount and are valid for the Restaurant, Inn and Cooking Studio
  • Private class events and larger groups can be accommodated with custom menus and wine tasting
  • The Hands On Classes are limited to 8 students and you must be 18 years or older.
  • The Demonstration style classes are limited to 14 students and you must be 11 years or older.

The Instructor:

  • Classes are designed and taught by Susie Cork, who is also the General Manager of Shaw’s
  • A Lancaster native, Susie is a graduate of The Culinary School at Kendall College in Chicago and honed her skills at Chicago’s top restaurants for 17 years, including Ambria of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurants
  • She also taught cooking classes at A La Carte Gourmet Kitchen and The Chopping Block Cooking School in Chicago.

The Classes:

  • March 29: The New Vegetarian- Hands on
    • All items are gluten free as well as vegetarian
    • Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Veggies & Lime Peanut Sauce, Quinoa Eggplant Stuffed Marcato Peppers, Strawberry Rhubarb Pocket Pies (gluten free). $55
  • April 12: April in Paris – Hands On
    • Cream of Asparagus Soup, Beef Tournedos with Spring Wild Mushroom Sauce, Vanilla Bean French Macarons with Rum Filling.
  • April 26: Roman Holiday – Hands On
    • Crispy Eggplant Fritters stuffed with Smoked Mozzarella, Jumbo Chive Ravioli stuffed with a whole egg & ricotta with brown butter, Rhubarb Panna Cotta with Honeyed Strawberries.
  • May 3: Wholesome Walleye - Hands on
    • Almond Crusted Walleye with Citrus Pesto, Walleye Tempura Bites with Malt Vinegar Mayo, Potato Crusted Walleye with Lemon Champagne Buerre Blanc.
  • May 17: Craberrific - Demonstration
    • Crab Stuffed Artichokes, Crab Prosciutto Fettuccine Primavera, Crab Chive Soufflé.
  • May 31: Grilling French Style – Hands on
    • Grilled Shrimp Tartine, Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu, Almond Financiers Grilled with Raspberries Confiture Cream.
  • June 14: Lobster Mania - Demonstration
    • Lobster Bisque, Lobster Corn Salad on Fried Green Tomatoes,
      Spanish Paella with Lobster, Mussels and Clams.
  • June 28: Get Out & Grill – Hands on
    • Grilled Spiced Beef Filet with Grilled Corn Relish, Grilled New Potatoes with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, Fresh Peach Pie
  • July 12: Postcard from Italy- Hands on
    • Fried Red Tomato Caprese with Balsamic drizzle, Easy Goat Cheese Arugula Ravioli with Pancetta & Scallion Butter, Fresh Raspberry Lemon Almond Crostata.
  • July 19 & 26: No Class. Enjoy the Lancaster Festival!

Looking for Kids or Family Night Classes?
Susie also teaches classes at St. Johns' church
 the First Thursday of every month.
Click here for more information.

Printable Version of our Cooking Class Schedule
Click HERE

~All menu’s are subject to change~

Add a cooking class for a discounted rate when you book any room. Each hotel guest will receive $5 off per person for the class.

*Cancellation Policy: Paid reservations are non-refundable. A Shaw’s credit will be issued if the reservation is cancelled 5 days prior to the class. If the reservation is cancelled within 5 days of the class, no credit will be issued. You are welcome to send someone to take your place in the class.


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