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2024
Summer
 
Classes
Available! 


Kid's 3 Day Summer Camps 
are available for July & Aug.


The Culinary Cottage fosters community through food,
offering hands- on cooking classes, themed culinary experiences,
and memorable parties for all ages.
Our mission is to inspire confidence in the kitchen,
cultivate lasting connections and create memories,
through the shared experience of cooking and eating together.


Private Party? 
July Private Party Schedule is full!
Please refer to the Private Events Page for more info.


E-mail   info@culinarycottage.net 
to book your 2024 event! 



269-449-0867
 
OUR STORY

Though The Culinary Cottage is a new name to the local scene, the teaching and reputation of it's owner is not! First known as Delicious Deliveries catering, a personal chef, and a culinary instructor for 17 years, owner Tara Newman brings the fun hands on cooking experience to the newly opened venue called The Market.

This Market structure house's 9 additional businesses' and is perfect for culinary teaching.  The Culinary Cottage offers hands on themed cooking classes, dinner parties, private events, cooking clubs, kids tuition based classes and more! 

OUR CHEFS
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Tara Newman

Owner of the Culinary Cottage, Tara's experience first comes as a trained kitchen Sous Chef, while obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Business. During her career in finance, Tara continued her education in food science and attended Culinary School through the Loretta Paganini ICASI.  For the past 17 + years, Tara's been a Personal Chef, Cater and subcontractor for KitchenAid, where she's written recipes, assisted in product development and testing. Her ultimate passion is teaching. Tara's taught over 500 area classes, started hands on teaching dinner clubs and now brings it all together at The Culinary Cottage. 

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Peggy Roulo

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Peggy grew up on a farm with parents who had strong farm to table ethics. They ate what they grew and raised. She is number 6 of 7 children and took her place naturally in the kitchen. At age 15, Peggy enrolled in a cake decorating class at a local community college. From there she begin to explore the adventures of cake decorating. She and her sister would eventually open up a bakery and win small business of the year award. Peggy decided to hone in on her pastry skills and go back to school to study French pastries. She is super excited to share her skills and passion for the culinary world with you. She believes relationships are built around the table and something sweet is truly to be celebrated.

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Kiah Eloi

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I'm a wife and mom of twin toddlers, with a passion for all things food! I'm a New York Native and former licensed veterinary nurse. I'm currently in school working to be a licensed massage therapist. I started my own business Frosted by Kiah in 2020 and have loved getting to know, and bake for our community. Although Frosted by Kiah is fully plant based, most of my clients are not actually plant based/vegan. Many of them say, my desserts are as good, or even better than traditional desserts! This has inspired me to share my talents with more people! 

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Emily Onken

Emily Onken is the owner of Bake Effect, a local cottage food business.

After learning how to bake at a lodge in rural Alaska during college, Emily launched her baking business over a decade later as a new mom in 2019. Shortly afterward, she developed a contact allergy to wheat flour, motivating her to make the move to baking without the use of wheat in 2021. Emily strongly believes everyone- regardless of food allergies or sensitivities, deserves to eat food that looks AND tastes like it was made with love. 

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Our Chefs
TESTIMONIAL

"Another great class, lot's of little tidbits of culinary information, along with great recipes. Thanks so much for all your hard work, it's greatly appreciated. Can't wait for the next class". 

Karen S.

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