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Cooking Classes

Develop a new skill | Expand your taste bud horizons | Just have fun


Very simply, we want to help you cook better and feel more comfortable in the kitchen. We offer you better ways to get meals on the table using bolder flavors, easier techniques and combinations of ingredients that will take your cooking from good to great. Each class showcases delicious recipes, tips, and product selection/usage to help enhance the way you cook and enjoy food.

Graham & Burns offers private event classes, perfect for couples nights, families, business teams, parties, showers, etc.

Choose from a variety of delicious themes designed to satisfy any appetite. Guests will each receive recipes. What a great way to have fun and make mouth-watering memories! Stop by or call us at 330-804-0400 to discuss details and schedule your event.

Minimum cost $300 for up to 6 persons, and made payable in advance. ($50 for each additional, up to 12 max.)
    Classes typically last 2-3 hours; Schedule 30+ days in advance; Graham & Burns does not sell wine or spirits, but guests are welcome to bring their own to enjoy responsibly.

      Choose from our baker's dozen of theme options. Sticking with the theme, menus are "chef's choice" adjusting to use in season or local farmers market available ingredients.

      1. A Taste of Italy 
      2. Southern Comfort Family Dishes 
      3. South of the Border Mexican Cuisine 
      4. Pacific Rim Cuisine 
      5. Vegan Delicious  
      6. Charcuterie & Hors d'oeuvres   
      7. Street Food / Tapas 
      8. Curry in a Hurry 
      9. Cutlery Basics (Knife Skills 101)
      10. Cooking with Herbs & Spices 
      11. Easy Weekday Fast and Simple Meals 
      12. Custom Class – Design a menu to meet your needs 
        • Minimum cost $480 (up to 6 persons)  
        • $80 for each additional, up to 12 max.
      13. Kids in the Kitchen 
        • Young Chef Kitchen Basics (ages 11+) 
        • Family Cooking/Kids in the Kitchen (parent/child 7+) 

      Our classes are interactive demonstrations.  The instructor will demonstrate recipe preparation and participants are welcome to ask questions and interact throughout the class.  There is no hands-on component to this experience. We find that this method lets everyone get the same great experience for each recipe prepared. Stop by or call us at 330-804-0400 to discuss details and schedule your event.

       What to expect:

      • Enjoy eating all prepared recipes
      • All recipes are provided for preparing great meals at home
      • Lessons focus on specific themes and methods in a relaxed environment
      • Classes are demonstration format - NO STRESS
      • 10% discount on in-store merchandise day of class

          Class Venue: Indoor 
          Classes are held within the Graham & Burns retail location. Street parking in the front and parking lot in the rear of store.  Students will be seated at tables for the duration of the class. No assigned seating. Everyone is encouraged to participate and interact as noted in the class description.

          Should I eat a snack before class?
          You will sample the recipes throughout class. You won't leave hungry! Please see class description for specific offering.

          Alcohol Policy: Alcoholic beverages are occasionally used in our recipes. Graham & Burns does not serve, purchase or distribute alcoholic beverages for personal consumption. However, private adult (21 or older) parties have the option to provide their own alcoholic beverages for consumption during the program. We welcome local DORA beverages.
          Guests are solely responsible and liable for their decision to consume alcoholic beverages during any program.

          How can I contact you with any questions?

          Via email at or via phone at 330-804-0400

          Cancellation policy

          • Class registration is not refundable and may not be applied to a future class.
          • You are welcome to have another person attend in your place.
          • If Graham & Burns cancels the class, you will receive a full refund. 

          How do you handle allergies or dietary restrictions?
          We apologize, but we are not an allergy-free environment and are unfortunately not able to accommodate special dietary requests.

          Note: Photography may be taken by Graham & Burns Cooking School during class and used for advertising/social media purposes.


          Lisa and Christopher Struzik

           Founders and owners of Graham & Burns. Coming from generations of family in the food business, they are life-long passionate foodies. They have lived throughout the U.S. and savored the many diverse regional and cultural cuisines. They built their culinary knowledge and skills in the kitchen alongside generations of family cooks and at culinary programs across the country. It is their passion to share their love of cooking good food with their community.

          Matt AllenMatt has spent nearly 4 decades working in the foodservice and consumer packaged foods. He shares his joy of cooking and baking in his blog "Old Guy In The Kitchen". While not classically trained in the culinary arts, he has spent years working in commercial kitchens and experimenting with flavors and textures in his cooking for family and friends. He has a hands-on, anybody can do it approach to cooking and teaching.

          Additional local chefs will be introduced as classes are scheduled.