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Attend Our Cooking Classes At Euphemia Haye | Best of “Things To Do” In Sarasota, Venice & Bradenton

If you are looking for “things to do” in Sarasota, Venice or Bradenton, Chef Ray’s Cooking Classes at Euphemia Haye should be on the top of your list. We call the cooking classes “Lesson Luncheons” because they are taught in a demonstration style; so what that means is, Chef Ray does all of the cooking and you do the eating and drinking! Each class begins with our freshly-baked banana bread and a bottomless cup of our insanely good imported coffee. There’s no skimping here – each guest will get to enjoy a luxurious lunch that includes three courses and each course includes a paired glass of wine. Guests will watch and interact with Chef Ray as he prepares each of three courses in our main dining room. The food Chef Ray prepares is always amazing but his quick wit and lively personality steal the show. The classes are for anyone who wants to learn something about cooking – whether you’re already a “foodie” or just a kitchen novice, Chef Ray says that everyone will learn some useful tips.

Upcoming Classes

Friday, January 27th 2017
Forks & Corks Special Edition Lesson Luncheon : Another French Connection

Once again, we will be offering a special lesson luncheon in conjunction with Forks & Corks. Enjoy Chef Ray’s humor as he prepares an outstanding three course meal in front of you, offering his tried and true tips and techniques. Each course will be served with a select wine, paired expertly to enhance your meal.

Lesson Luncheons begin promptly at 10:30 am and run until about 1:30 pm. Cost for the Forks & Corks Special Edition luncheon is $100 per person and includes the three course meal with paired wines along with a recipe booklet to take home. 


  • Quenelle of Salmon & Scallop in Sour Cream Dill Sauce
  • Roast Rack of Lamb Charon served with Truffle Oil Mashed Potatoes and Ratatouille
  • Pistachio Tart with Chocolate Truffle and Drizzle
Price: $100.00 SOLD OUT


The regular winter/spring 2017 class schedule is still in development. Sign up for our newsletter (along the right side of the page) to be among the first notified!