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:

  • April 11: The French Connection – Hands On
    • Sauté de Boeuf a la Bourguignon (Steaks with beef burgundy sauce), Pommes Soufflé (puffed potatoes)
      Lemon Blueberry Pot de Crème.
  • April 25: The Italian Job– Hands On
    • Scampi Bruschetta with lemon and chives, Homemade Linguine with Spicy Hazelnut Basil Pesto & goat cheese, Chocolate Amaretti Cake
  • May 2: Walleye World - Hands on
    • Walleye Tempura Bites with Ponzu, Hazelnut Crusted Walleye with Rhubarb Gastrique,
    • Southern Sautéed Walleye over creamy Stone-ground Grits with a Red Wine Ham Hock sauce
  • May 16: Crab & Company - Demonstration
    • Hot and Sour Soup with Crab, Grilled Avocados stuffed with Crab Mango Salsa,
    • Pasta with Crab, Radicchio, Chives & House-Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette.
  • May 30: Get Out and Grill – Hands on
    • Thai Grilled Beef Skirt Steak with Chile Basil and Peanut Sauces, Grilled homemade Naan,
      Buttermilk Cake with local Strawberries in Port Wine Syrup. $55/person
  • June 13: Lobster Tales - Demonstration
    • Lobster Grilled Homemade Pizza with Feta, Corn & Cilantro, Lobster Pasta Carbonara, Grilled Lobster Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce.
  • June 27: Prelude to a Grill – Hands on
    • Chilled Green Gazpacho with Fresh Herb Crema, Grilled Homemade Pizza with Eggplant Caponata, Grilled Marinated Beef Skewers with Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette & Herb Salad
  • July 11: Modern Picnic - Hands on
    • Marinated Mushrooms with Tahini sauce, Grilled Thai Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups with Peanut Sauce, Cherry Jam Hand Pies with Cream Cheese Crust & lemon glaze
  • July 18 & 25: 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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