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Step Up Date Night With A Virtual Cooking Class

 Add some flare to your date night... Jungle Jim's award-winning Cooking School has gone virtual! 

Virtual Cooking Classes

Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, OH really is the ultimate foodie paradise... I mean where else can you find more than 150,000 items from 72 countries, a Kombucha Bar, the largest Gluten-Free Section in the midwest, a Rare Bourbon Bar connected by a monorail, and  theatrical decor along the way? Jungle Jim's is truly an adventure that everyone needs to experience for themselves, and in addition to all of that foodie-fun, the market is also home to one of the largest and most unique school of its kind— The Cooking School with Leigh Barnhart Ochs! 

No matter what skill-level you're at in the kitchen, the cooking classes at Jungle Jim's Cooking School are fun, informative, and of course... delicious. Any of the classes are a great way to step up your date night, get the family together for a meal, or make for a fun activity among friends. Each class runs about 2 - 2.5 hours where you can improve your culinary skills or just join in for a fun time. And now, The Cooking School is offering Virtual Classes so you can make these delicious meals right in your own home! 


How It Works

Step 1 : Choose which class you want to take from the Class Listing below.

Step 2 : Select one of two viewing options...

  • Hands-On + Ingredient Kit — Choose this option for full participation, plus an ingredients kit to make everything easy! Hands-on class size is limited, so we recommend registering early.
  • Demonstration Only — This option is perfect for those who would just like to join in and learn, or you can purchase your own ingredients and follow along. 

Step 3 : After registering and purchasing is completed, you will receive an email one day before your class with the link and access code to your Virtual Classroom.

Step 4 : Make sure you have downloaded the Zoom Video Conferencing app to access the virtual class (no additional purchase necessary). 

Step 5 :  At the time of your class, input the Meeting ID and Password that were provided to you in the email. 

Step 6 : You're all set— grab a glass of wine and enjoy! 

Virtual Cooking Class on Zoom


Upcoming Virtual Classes

September 10, 2020 | 5 - 7pm  

French Bistro Dinner — A cozy, hearty meal featuring Herbed French Mushroom Soup, along with Smoked Ham, Leek, and Gruyere Galette.

September 17, 2020 | 5 - 7pm

Date Night: Lobster Pasta — This memorable dinner will star Lobster Pasta with tomato and basil, olive and rosemary yeast bread, and finish with almond lace cookies. 

October 1, 2020 | 5 - 7pm

Pizza at Home — A pizza-making journey with artisan-style hand-tossed crust, where you will prepare two 12-inch pizzas— Classic Pepperoni and Margherita.

October 15, 2020 | 5 - 7pm

Date Night: Bringing the Steakhouse Home — Create your own extravagant steakhouse dinner featuring Filet Mignon with Lemon Butter Crabmeat, Three Cheese Baked Penne, and Individual Apple Tarts. 

October 29, 2020 | 5 - 7pm

Date Night: Italian Bistro — A simple, yet polished meal of  Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Herbs, Parmesan Orzo with Peas and ending with a Lemon, Olive Oil and Cornmeal Cake with Berries. 

November 5, 2020 | 5 - 7pm

Italian Peppercorn Filet Mignon — Indulge in a beautiful dinner of Filet Mignon with Green Peppercorn-Cream Sauce, Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Cannellini Beans, and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. 


The meal in every class is consciously planned so that the ingredients coincide with the season to ensure that you are using the most fresh fruits and vegetables. It looks like it's going to be a flavorful Fall season at The Cooking School!  


Author Karly Dwenger

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