Begin with a class at The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford. The first recreational cooking school in Connecticut, The Silo has become a magnet for top teaching chefs and students of all ages. Check out the schedule, which includes a “Holiday Chopped” competition and gingerbread classes, and make your plans. A couple of other good kitchens can be found at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, where The Harvest Kitchen always has something on tap, and Middlebury Consignment in Middlebury, whose Kitchen has a full roster of cooking workshops.
The kitchen is a place that defies generational differences, and Connecticut offers a number of cooking classes that welcome chefs of all ages. Below are some that are good for a parent and an older child.
There are many good choices for teaching kitchens as you head east. Among there are The Fig Cooking School in Hamden, where past students “have ranged from former restaurant owners to people who could barely boil water”; Sur La Table in Canton, whose excellent classes plug into a national network of experts and ideas; and Fieldhouse Farm in Madison, where cooking classes for adults and children are offered.