Culinary Classes & Schedules

We offer different menus exploring our favorite global cuisines while using Kachemak Bay and Alaskan regional ingredients

For the 2017 summer season, we’re offering daily classes Friday through Sunday from May 12 through September 24. We offer different culinary themes each week highlighting our lodge and cookbook recipes, our travels, and our never-ending exploration of local flora and fauna. Participants will receive recipes, instruction, opportunity for hands-on cooking, a three-course luncheon, and more.  Due to our remote location, we require a minimum of 4 students to offer cooking school. Our sessions focus on the following topics:

  • A Seaside Garden Fridays
  • Celebration! Saturdays
  • Our Northern Table Sundays

Private cooking classes are offered any day of the week for groups of 6 people or more. Just call our Anchorage office to arrange at 907-274-2710 or info@withinthewild.com.

A Seaside Garden (Fridays)

We take advantage of our proximity to the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean influencing our kitchens every day. We look at local harvests and seafood in unique and creative ways and share favorite techniques and lodge recipes. A sample class (but may change at the chef’s discretion) is listed below.

  • Spanish-influenced tomato bread soup with salmon bacon
  • Cumin-scented heirloom corn tortillas filled with local seafood, herbs, and flowers
  • Zucchini garden cake with wild berry ice cream

Celebration! (Saturdays)

Set aside all thoughts of winter coming or that big wide troubling world. Today, we are focused on the joy of putting on a good party. This session is about celebrating the joys of gathering together as we prepare a feast of innovative celebratory food to share with family and friends. A sample class (but may change at the chef’s discretion) is listed below.

  • Handcrafted drinks at the bar using Alaska wild herbs and berries
  • Street Food Festival – Amazing street food recipes we’ve discovered from around the world
  • Tutka Bay salted caramel pot de crème with apple cider fritters

Our Northern Table (Sundays)

No worries, there is no manifesto here. Northern latitude cuisine simply reflects our pride in an unspoiled countryside culinary tradition. We look to our Scandinavian heritage, our Alaska food culture past and present, and our Arctic and Pacific neighbors for inspiration. A sample class (but may change at the chef’s discretion) is listed below:

  • Russian beet tart with foraged wild edibles and pumpernickel crouton
  • Reindeer with forest fruits, parsnip purée and cabbage
  • Danish cardamom rice pudding with summer fruits