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About Denver Cooking Classes
Denver Cooking Classes was created to bring custom menus, seasonal packages, and local ingredients to the comfort of your own home. From basic knife skills to advanced pasta making, we bring it to the table. Your table!

Whether you’re hosting a party, a team building experience or you just want to learn something new, Denver Cooking Classes has you covered!
*Consultation on wine, beer, or cocktail pairings is available and subject to different package pricing

Ranging from $85.00-$120.00 per student
** 5 student minimum**


About Our Chefstructors
Because we respect our clients and their homes, Denver Cooking Classes requires that all in-home chefs have extensive experience and pass a background check.


Sarah Daulton
Owner | Foodie | Chefstructor

Sarah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked in the food industry in and around Denver and Colorado for over 18 years. She’s worked as a line cook and a caterer, including her own small catering company, FoodieFood. Teaching is her second passion, as is utilizing local ingredients for the table.


Anne Schwegmann

Anne is originally from St. Louis and has been working in the culinary field for over 17 years.  She has a strong background in pastry and baking and loves teaching the home cook. Things like bread basics, pastry 101, and cooking on a budget are her specialties. 


Penney Garrett

Penney is a Rocky Mountain native having spent most of her life in New Mexico and Colorado. She is a trained clinical herbalist and nutritionist with more than 15 years experience in specialty coffee. She has been teaching fermentation classes for many years and has also been a professional Paleo baker, so she loves to help people come up with exciting and delicious meals no matter their dietary restrictions or preferences.

Meet our Beverage Specialist


Christina Mau
Sommelier | Owner of Salta Events 

Denver Cooking Classes partners with Denver sommelier and beverage specialist, Christina Mau, owner of Salta Events to consult on wine and cocktail pairings, and develop our wine tasting and mixology curriculum. Christina uses her background in education, events, and the alcohol industry to bring a fun, consumer-friendly approach to wine and beverages. Christina loves creating a custom experience for guests, and she believes that the perfect wine or cocktail pairing is the one that you love-and she's right there to help you find it!


You and up to 10 of your friends will enjoy a 3 hour hands-on, private class including seasonal & local ingredients. We will always begin with a cheese board or crudite' platter to munch on as we get set up, and we always finish with a sit-down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labor!

Our classes are energetic, collaborative, and informative! Expect to have fun, use your hands, and develop your instincts around cooking and the kitchen!

Close toed shoes and no loose clothing

We offer classes 7 days a week.
***Times and prices vary 

our menus rotate according to colorado's growing season to
ensure the highest quality of ingredients possible.

MENUs: 5 student minimum

** Each menu includes a light appetizer for snacking, a salad course from our hydroponics vendor, and a mason jar vinaigrette. ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOMED. GF, DF, Veg, & Vegan options all available with warning


Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce   

In this class, we will hand make a simple dough and gnocchi using a classic fall ingredient-Pumpkin! Envision golden brown pillows of deliciousness bathing in a buttery sage sauce. Learn to make a simple fall salad, vinaigrette, and hone a few basic knife skills.

Roasted Game Hens with Mustard & Herbs, & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

In this class, we will learn all about roasting meats and veggies by roasting a classic fall ingredient-the Cornish Hen! We will also learn to roast the versatile brussel sprout by utilizing two different recipes. Learn to make a delicious sauce, a vinaigrette, and a few different knife skills.

Fall Soups & Salads: Butternut Squash Soup with Sausage, Parsnip & Pear soup, Waldorff Salad & Kale & Farro salad

In this class, we learn the basics of stocks & soups, how to make vinaigrette, and salads that can be the star at any fall gathering. From a flavorful vegetable stock to a creamy bisque-these soups will warm you year round. Last but not least-we will garnish our soups with cheesy croutons, pumpkin seeds, pomegranates, and even a little bacon.





dcc friends


In this course, students will get the opportunity to watch and practice breaking down an entire side of Hamachi, a common Japanese fish used in sushi and served raw. We we learn a few fun techniques to pull this plate together, using citrus, lime, and avocado. Included in this package is:

-Crudite' for snacking while we prep

-Seaweed Salad with a mason jar vinaigrette

-Main course: Hamachi Crudo



we’re proud to bring you beverages and ingredients from these local businesses


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Do you have a commercial kitchen?
Denver Cooking Classes does use a commercial kitchen which is subject to different pricing. Our classes are designed to be small and intimate, and to help clients navigate and get comfortable cooking in their own space

How many students can you teach at once?
We will teach a minimum of five and up to ten of your guests in your kitchen space. Anything over ten is considered a private class and is subject to different prices and the use of our kitchen
Candace Flynn
Candace Flynn
18:25 25 Aug 19
Sarah did a team builder cooking class for me and it was a lot of fun. The final result - yellowtail and seaweed salad was amazing! Thank you for creating a delicious menu and teaching us some wonderful tips. Would highly recommend this as a group activity!read more
Michele J
Michele J
20:01 13 Jul 19
What a wonderful experience! We learned, we laughed, we wined and we dined. Sarah taught us some really useful and inspiring techniques. So much fun and quite delicious! I’m already planning on doing this again soon. Thank you Sarah and Sam!read more
Denise Dambrackas
Denise Dambrackas
16:02 11 Jul 19
We asked to learn something complex and had all kinds of preferences between the 6 of us. Denver Cooking Classes delivered! Not only did we learn how to break down a full fish, make noodles out of cucumbers (by hand!) and make the tastiest sauce in a blender with just a couple of ingredients, we had genuinely good time doing it! Sarah makes gourmet cooking accessible to even the most distracted bunch (lol). She kept us on task, so that we could sit down to a gigantic and out-of-this-world delicious meal, of our own doing, on time! So. Much . Fun. We'll definitely do this again.read more
Summer Flack
Summer Flack
15:25 28 Jun 19
Sarah was awesome! She ventured into the mountains for a bachelorette party dinner! We loved learning how to cook the yummy anti inflammatory turmeric chicken curry dish! We had so much fun! Thanks for helping us learn how to cook a delicious meal and create some amazing memories!read more
Molly Burnham
Molly Burnham
16:11 18 Jun 19
We five ladies had such a blast learning from Sarah. We made a wonderful, yet easy to accomplish, 3 course meal. It was great fun learning cooking techniques, special seasonings and meal presentation. We drank wine, laughed and learned! It is much more fun and affordable experience than going out to dinner at a restaurant. I would highly recommend Denver Cooking Classes! Jen Bread more
Leigh Montgomery
Leigh Montgomery
04:19 10 Jun 19
Sarah was amazing and brought her love of food and people together perfectly! Whether you are a foodie, home cook, or chef you will take something home that will delight you! Great fun and delicious food that we all got to create! Hands on! Fun!read more
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