Written by: Steve Stover
Date: September 3, 2013
The Seasoned Farmhouse, which Chef Wheeler describes as a “recreational cooking school,” also includes a cookbook library, a specialty culinary boutique, and gardens. In addition, the space also offers private event spaces, including a large kitchen and bar, event rooms, and a lovely patio and terrace.
The cooking school will feature local chefs and cooking instructors, plus local farmers and artisans. Classes range from “boiling water” beginners classes to advanced skills training, and everyone from kids to experienced cooks will be welcome.
Among the culinary themes to be explored are fresh seasonal classes, homesteading, which includes preserving classic skills such as home cheese making, artisan bread baking, jams, jellies and butters. Other courses include gluten-free classes, global cuisine, kids classes, pastry, and technique classes, plus gardening classes such as native edible plants from yard to plate.The school will emphasize local sourcing and “connecting people to where their food comes from,” according to Wheeler.
This fall, the Seasoned Farmhouse will feature nationally known cookbook authors with Ohio ties: Michael Ruhlman, author of 17 books, including The French Laundry Cookbook; and Betty Rosbottom, author of seven books.
The large and well-equipped cooking classroom is among the nicest I have seen, large and comfortable, with television monitors, and even a bar, plus a separate prep kitchen in the rear. The cookbook library will include books for purchase, and books and magazines for research, including a large library of vintage cooking magazines like “Gourmet.”
Ample parking is available. The building also houses the offices of Edible Columbus.
The Seasoned Farmhouse
3674 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214