Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join the Chef/educator team of Stephen and Julie Browning of Prairie Whale for a garden-inspired, hands-on workshop making a fall pasta and a herb Italian sausage. Using local eggs and flour, learn techniques for making and rolling fresh tagliatelle pasta. Sausage will be made using herbs from BBG and local pork.
A native of Flemington, New Jersey, chef Stephen Browning trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Settling in New York City after graduation, Stephen cooked at esteemed Manhattan institutions such as Lutece and the "21 Club," and Bayard's where he was Sous Chef before heading across the bridge to Brooklyn, becoming Executive Chef at Flatbush Farm, one of Brooklyn's first farm-to-table restaurants as well as Sous Chef at Marlow & Sons and Diner.
In 2012, Stephen left the urban confines of NYC to settle in the Berkshires, accepting an offer to launch Mark Firth’s "Prairie Whale" as its Executive Chef. Sourcing nearly all ingredients from local farms, Prairie Whale has lived up to its portly name as a giant success, with the queue for seats from tourists and locals alike often stretching around the building.
Now, Stephen and his wife Julie Browning (a public school teacher) are combining Stephen's love of cooking with Julie's education background to share culinary techniques, stories, and seasonal local ingredients with a wider audience. Their small cooking classes assure an intimate, "hands-on" atmosphere and a winning recipe for culinary education.
Kitchen classes are sponsored by Guido’s Fresh Marketplace.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.