Distinctive Dining

 "in the comfort of your own home"

3-hour demonstration classes / $585 for groups less than six 6 or more people, add $65 per additional person


half-day classes (4-1/2 hours private demonstration or hands-on instruction)
/ $695 for groups less than six

6 or more people, add $85 per additional person

full-day classes (7 hours private hands-on instruction, includes sit-down lunch)  
/ $895 for groups less than six / 6 or more people, add $95 per additional person

private one-on-one individual classes (
$395 for 3 hours hands-on instruction) / $95 per additional guest

All cooking classes include a custom menu tailored to your groups interests, food/ingredients, (hands-on instruction), a portion of all dishes and printed recipes.

Private and Group Cooking Classes

Chef Jim LaPerriere

Personal executive chef

Saugatuck, Michigan


   Anyone looking for an excuse to broaden their culinary knowledge, hone their cooking skills, and have a really great time will want to schedule one of these classes soon. Tucked back in the woods on a private lake, Chef LaPerriere invites you to join him in his "must see" teaching & demonstration kitchen, featuring a Forno Bravo wood-fired pizza and bread oven, twenty feet of work islands, and a wood burning rotisserie fireplace. Chef Jim LaPerriere will confidently guide you on a culinary journey tailored to your specific interests,  integrating his experiences, philosophies, and tricks-of-the- trade, all while leading you to a successful and rewarding experience in your own kitchen….

   "Harry and I can't thank you enough for the extraordinary experience you provided us with last night. It was one of the most memorable, unique, things we've ever done. Not only did we learn a lot, the food was unbelievably delicious and plentiful. You put together such a user-friendly menu, we will definitely be able to prepare everything you showed us ourselves once we get home. Plus, the fact that you got a vegetarian to eat meat is quite an accomplishment."

~Harry & Laurie / Detroit, Michigan

"I want you to know how thoroughly I enjoyed the class you gave at the SCA last night.  I picked up so many wonderful tips about healthier eating.  Everything you prepared was absolutely wonderful and I hope to try all of your recipes some day."

Mary / Glenn, MI