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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
|Saturday, March 7th, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, March 8th, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:Classical Chinese Dishes prepared and presented in a more "gourmet" style. Dishes include: Kung Pao Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Sweet and…
Travel to Tuscany II
|Saturday, March 21st, 1-3pm||Full|
|Sunday, March 22nd, 1-3pm||Full|
Class details:Our Italian tours to Tuscany and Umbria take place in the Villa from the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. For…
|Saturday, April 4th, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, April 5th, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:Maine offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and we take advantage of that here at the Inn. Recipes for this…
Pasta, Pasta, Pasta
|Saturday, May 16th, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, May 17th, 1-3 pm||Open|
Class details:Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling…
|Saturday, May 30th, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, May 31st, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:A trip to Maine should be planned around eating as much lobster as possible. This class will help you achieve…
From the Spring Garden
|Saturday, June 6th, 1-3pm||Open|
|Sunday, June 7th, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:Spring in Maine is a pretty big deal. Hopefully the snow is gone and our gardens are beginning to produce…
|Saturday, November 7th, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, November 8th, 1-3 pm||Open|
Class details:If you can’t join Chef Michael in Italy for one of his Culinary Adventures, then come to Camden and experience…
A Taste of Provence
|Saturday, December 5th, 1-3pm||Open|
|Sunday, December 6th, 1-3 pm||Open|
Class details:The cuisine of Provence is very colorful and lively. Chef Michael’s culinary Tours to Provence delve into the heart of…
Sous Vide Cooking - A Game Changer
|Saturday, February 6th, 2021, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, February 7th, 2021, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:Professionally, I have been involved with Sous Vide cooking for over 20 years. My first circulator cost about $1200...quite an…
A Taste of Sicily
|Saturday, March 20th, 2021, 1-3pm||Open|
|Sunday, March 21st, 2021, 1-3pm||Open|
Class details:Chef Michael leads culinary adventures near Ragusa, in southern Sicily. These recipes are a few of his favorites from that…
Cooking in Provence
|Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, 1-3 pm||Open|
Class details:Provence is well known for it’s vibrant and mouth-watering cuisine. We’ll start off with a regional favorite Pissaladière, a Provençal flatbread with…
|Saturday, June 5th, 2021, 1-3 pm||Open|
|Sunday, June 6th, 2021, 1-3 pm||Open|
Class details:Our foodie trips to Europe each year inspire me to create dishes that reflect the bounty of fresh and exciting…