Cooking School

About Harmons Cooking School

The Harmons Cooking Schools are easy to find on the spectacular mezzanines of Harmons Bangerter Crossing store in Draper, Harmons Station Park in Farmington, and Harmons City Creek in downtown Salt Lake City. This is the place the family-owned Harmons stores are inviting Utahans to come hone their cooking skills in a friendly environment with some of the state's most skilled chefs and up-to-the-minute equipment and technology.

Classes, ranging from demonstrations and tastings to hands-on instruction, are offered several times a week. In beautiful and relaxing surroundings, Harmons chefs and staff will deliver classes and menus from their own private recipe files and also craft classes on topics requested by customers.

The centers features state-of-the-art, fully equipped, cooking stations anchored by high end six-burner stainless steel Wolf ranges. Stations also include Cuisinart appliances and gadgets, JK Henkel knife sets and all the other equipment to support entrees, side dishes, sauces, ethnic dishes, desserts and anything else on the cooking school calendar.

While the equipment is made for pros, Harmons' cooking enthusiasts don't have to be. Classes range from sharpening knife skills, preparing classic gourmet sauces, seasonal grilling topics, dietary specific menus to highlighting local delights and attention holding kids classes. Chefs and their teams of chef educators will assist with either hands-on or demonstration cooking sessions. Hands-on cooking classes are just that - after a technique demonstration, attendees jump in and create menu items for the class to enjoy. Demonstration classes are meant to be foodtainment. Attendees watch as the team of chefs prepares that evening's selections. Not a detail will be missed with the aide from two large screen monitors mounted overhead. Class fees cover all ingredients, preparation and food costs.

Wine pairing classes are lead by Sheral Schowe from Wasatch Academy of Wine. These classes offer a relaxed educational environment and the opportunity to learn about a variety of wines paired with gourmet cheeses or chef prepared gourmet foods. Classes are held at all three Cooking School locations as well as smaller size classes at Emigration Market.

Private classes are also a great option for groups up to 18 people. You can create your own class content for a special occasion or choose from an existing favorite. Theme specific classes are available for any celebration and are a great alternative to standard birthday parties, anniversary get-togethers and bridal showers. Harmons Cooking School is also equipped to conduct customized corporate team-building events. Private children's cooking classes and parties are also available.

In addition to the resident chef instructors, the schools often feature guest chefs from all areas of the food industry and pulls expertise from its own experienced ranks.