Cooking School

Are you a serious Foodie?

Book a unique culinary getaway experience with our special "Fun for Foodies" vacation packages. Your tastebuds will be glad you did.

Take a Maine cooking class! Join Chef Michael and guest instructors in the Hartstone kitchen for a weekend. Classes cover a wide range of topics. These include regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings.

Chef for a Day Program

Join Chef Michael for a one-on-one Camden Maine cooking class experience in the Hartstone Inn kitchen. This program is available year-round. Click here for more details or watch our Chef for a Day Video!

Private Cooking Classes

Do you have a group that would like to have a private cooking class with Chef Michael? Choose from over 25 different courses created by Michael. Or, choose individual recipe items from his cookbooks. Classes require a minimum of 6 students and are available November through May. Cost for the 2 hour private class is $350 for up to 6 participants and $45 per person for additional enrollment, up to a maximum of 12 students. Click here for a list of cooking class topics.

Chef Michael’s Foodie Adventures

Join Chef Michael in Tuscany, France or Catalonia! Our Foodie Adventures are a fun way for us to marry our love of terrific food, foreign exploration and great company. We have so much fun traveling and enjoying life, we’ve decided to create several foodie adventures each year outside of the Inn. If you have the desire to learn something new, would like to explore several beautiful villages in Italy, France and Spain and like to cook (or just eat), then this may be the perfect fit for you. Visit our tour site here! Or, for further information email Mary Jo at: camden.hartstone@gmail.com

Call 207.236.4259 for more details.

Scheduled Maine Cooking Classes

Our Maine cooking classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Weekend packages are $357 – $575 and include two nights lodging and enrollment for one in the cooking class. Also included are breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, and a gourmet candlelit dinner for two.

Additional enrollment into our Maine cooking classes is $45 per person. Classes are held on Saturdays and/or Sundays from 1-3pm. See schedule of classes below for specific class dates and topics. Click on the course topics for detailed descriptions of each class and photos of the recipes to be created.  Watch the Video of our Scheduled Group Classes!

Upcoming Hartstone Cooking Classes

Caribbean Cuisine I

Availability:

Saturday, February 1st, 1-3 pm Open
Sunday, February 2nd, 1-3 pm Open

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Chef Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the year in 1996. Join in preparing some of his favorite dishes and…

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French Specialties

Availability:

Saturday, February 22nd, 1-3 pm Full
Sunday, February 23rd, 1-3pm Open

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Chef Michael is leading Culinary Adventure Tours to the Loire Valley in France. Get a sneak peak into some of…

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Haute Chinese

Availability:

Saturday, March 7th, 1-3 pm Open
Sunday, March 8th, 1-3pm Open

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Classical Chinese Dishes prepared and presented in a more "gourmet" style.  Dishes include: Kung Pao Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Sweet and…

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Travel to Tuscany II

Availability:

Saturday, March 21st, 1-3pm Full
Sunday, March 22nd, 1-3pm Full

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Our Italian tours to Tuscany and Umbria take place in the Villa from the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”.  For…

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Maine Seafood

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Saturday, April 4th, 1-3 pm Open
Sunday, April 5th, 1-3pm Open

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Maine offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and we take advantage of that here at the Inn. Recipes for this…

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Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

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Saturday, May 16th, 1-3 pm Open
Sunday, May 17th, 1-3 pm Open

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Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling…

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Lots'a Lobster

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Saturday, May 30th, 1-3 pm Open
Sunday, May 31st, 1-3pm Open

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A trip to Maine should be planned around eating as much lobster as possible. This class will help you achieve…

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From the Spring Garden

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Saturday, June 6th, 1-3pm Open
Sunday, June 7th, 1-3pm Open

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Spring in Maine is a pretty big deal. Hopefully the snow is gone and our gardens are beginning to produce…

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Meet the Chef Chef for a Day Recipes