Susie Cork, the executive chef 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:
  • Classes are held on Saturdays at 10:30 am 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 selections
  • 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 Executive Chef 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:

  • January 23: Brunch at Julia's – Demonstration style
    Join us as we cook from various cookbooks by Julia Child.
    Ham Pithivier, Shirred Eggs, Warm Sautéed Crepes stuffed with Orange Almond Butter
  • February 6: Healthy-ish – Hands On
    Chopped Salad with Napa cabbage, kale, quinoa, roasted veggies & walnut vinaigrette, Pan Seared Herbed Chicken with Beet Apple Salsa, Pan-Seared Fish with Salsa Verde (lemon, caper & herb sauce)
  • February 20: Around the World with Dumplings – Hands On
    Join us as guest instructor, Brad Grywalski, helps us prepare varied dumplings from around the world.
    Potato Pierogi, Lithuanian Meat Dumplings, Pork Potstickers

~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.

Shaw's Restaurant and Inn

123 North Broad Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130


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