Best of Cincinnati 2014
Upcoming Classes

A Plate Full of Christmas Cookies
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Thursday, December 4
6:00 - 8:30pm

A Plate Full of Christmas Cookies
with Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Friday, December 5
11:00am - 1:30pm

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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,

We would like to invite our Cooking School students to join us for a taste tour of the Jungle this fall. Our classes are going to feature the very thing that makes Jungle Jim’s such a fun place to shop – every imaginable ingredient from all over the world available at your fingertips! Join our chefs as they visit our international and specialty departments to introduce you to new ideas and products that you will experience in class.

Wine lovers will enjoy our popular wine and food classes offered this fall. Carol Tabone will celebrate Oktoberfest with a German extravaganza and you won’t want to miss her Italian family’s traditional Christmas dinner class. As usual, Dave Schmerr matches the food with delicious wine. Dave also pairs up with Dan Frey with a menu and wine selections from a recent trip to Italy. Since late fall weather is too chilly to visit Burnet Ridge Winery, Chip Emmerich will join me for an afternoon of wine and food at the Cooking School – you’ll be warm, toasty and full of holiday cheer!

Our annual holiday classes are full of sweet treats and ideas for making spirits bright. Start a tradition and join us as we prepare gifts from the kitchen and holiday cookies. This year we offer two hors d’oeuvre classes that will make entertaining fun and festive during the holidays and especially for a New Year’s Eve celebration. We hope to inspire our foodie friends to make this the tastiest season ever!

Your loyal patronage makes our spirits bright! I hope to see you in the Cooking School this fall. Happy holidays!

Bon Appétit,
Leigh Barnhart Ochs - Cooking School Director


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