Private and Group Cooking Classes

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.

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

Chef Jim LaPerriere

Personal executive chef

Saugatuck, Michigan


Distinctive Dining

 "in the comfort of your own home"

"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

   "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

   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….