Best of Cincinnati 2014
Upcoming Classes

Off the Beaten Path - A Return to Italy
with Don Govoni

Saturday, February 28
12:00 - 3:00pm

A Plethora of Potatoes
with Jamie Carmody

Tuesday, March 3
6:00 - 8:30pm

Warming Winter Dishes from Ancient Cuisines
with David Warda

Thursday, March 5
6:00 - 8:30pm

Dishing Up French Wine-Friendly Snacks
with Joanne Drilling

Tuesday, March 10
6:00 - 8:30pm

Pies for People Who Don’t Love Making Pastry!
with Bryn Mooth

Thursday, March 12
6:00 - 8:30pm

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Italy - off the beaten path

Welcome to the Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s International Market. Recreational cooks of every skill level will find our hands-on and demonstration classes to be fun, informative and delicious. If you are traveling in Ohio or live in the Cincinnati area, we invite you to register for a cooking class and improve your culinary skills. The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s International Market was voted the Best Of Cincinnati 2013 & 2014. We are committed to offering recreational cooks the best and most diverse class offerings:

  • Wine and Food Pairing dinners featuring American, Italian and French cuisine
  • Gluten-Free and Special Diets
  • Hands-on Sushi
  • Pizzas – hearth baked, grilled and stuffed
  • Holiday themed classes
  • Bourbon, Tequila and Food Pairing Dinners
  • Hands-on Bread Baking
  • So much more...


Local, regional, national and international chefs make up our instructional team each session. In-house wine and beer experts along with distillery representatives provide current information that enhances the exciting menus and delectable recipes our chefs cook up for class. It has never been easier or more convenient to experience a culinary adventure right here in Cincinnati!

Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Dear Friends of the Cooking School,

The holidays will soon be a happy memory! If you received a Cooking School gift certificate as a gift, you may have a hard time choosing between the interesting new classes offered this winter. We are anticipating great classes from new chefs making their debut this brochure: Brooke Griffin of SkinnyMom, local food blogger Karen Gibson, of SoupAddict, and local restauranteurs, Joe Clark and Angela Willett, of La Poste in Clifton. All your favorite instructors are returning with innovative and delicious menus crafted for your enjoyment!

Chef Mike Garaghty of Wüsthof Knives & Cutlery is back to teach knife skills in January. Handmade Pasta Workshop is a new concept for those interested in a small group experience. I will be teaching four students how to make fresh pasta dough, ravioli and sauces. You’ll end this workshop with wine and a plate of fresh pasta in rich sauce.

Many of you have called to ask about the Frequent Foodie program and it is returning for the winter brochure. Please turn to page 5 for all the details. The Frequent Foodie class is one I have been carefully planning to offer students; it was inspired by our culinary trips to Italy: Ciccheti – Italian small plates.

And speaking of Italy, the Cooking School will take a culinary tour to EmiliaRomagna for the third time. Don Govoni will lead the group through the "breadbasket of Italy" for a truly unique culinary experience. Check out the back page of the brochure for details. If you haven’t met Don or joined him for a class, please consider his Off the Beaten Path – A Return to Emilia-Romagna class on February 28.

We’ll see you in the kitchen!

Bon Appétit,
Leigh Barnhart Ochs - Cooking School Director


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Frequent Foodie Class