One of the most popular features at the Vintage Ohio wine festival is the cooking program. This year, the cooking demonstrations will be coordinated by Catherine St. John of the Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson.
A bit about Catherine:
- St. John has been working in the culinary field for more than 25 years
- A native of the San Francisco Bay area, she was a part of one of the first graduating classes of the Tante Marie’s Cooking School (1984) in San Francisco
- She has worked in many areas including as a chef, caterer, culinary teacher and consultant
- Currently Catherine lives in Hudson, Ohio, where she and her husband moved in 1994 when she began teaching at the Western Reserve School of Cooking (then the Zona Spray School of Cooking)
- In 2007 she and her husband Carl bought the school. Catherine teaches many of the professional and non-professional classes
- In 2011, along with Lisa Abraham (food writer for the Akron Beacon Journal), Catherine introduced her first cookbook titled Fabulous Chefs and Famous Recipes, chronicling recopies from teachers at the school and the famous guest chefs who have visited over the years
- In addition to running the WRSOC and teaching classes, Catherine has also appeared multiple times on local news station Fox 8 demonstrating various cooking techniques. She has focused mainly on teaching people how to cook for the past 18 years
The Western Reserve School of Cooking will bring you the areas top culinary educators for their cooking demos at Vintage Ohio. The school will feature a series of summer recipes, matching wine with food and more. Each session will be co-hosted by one of the wine makers from Vintage Ohio 2012.
Vintage Ohio is held August 3-4 from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Ticket includes entry to the festival, a souvenir wine glass and wine samples. Advance tickets are available here or by calling 800-227-6972. Two-day taster tickets are available for $45. Groups of 10 or more, purchased in advance with one method of payment, are $19 each. Meet the Wine Maker VIP tickets are an additional $15. Foodie tickets are $12 and include admission to the festival and up to 5 non-alcoholic beverages. Children age 3-17 are $3. Children two and under are free. Vintage Ohio is held in conjunction with Lake Metroparks.
DISCOUNT: Cleveland Foodie readers receive a special discount! Get $20 tickets by using code CLEVEFOOD2012 (that’s $10 off gate price).
This post was sponsored by Vintage Ohio.