New 2017 Fall and Winter Class Schedule Now Posted!



A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School


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Located at the Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast
342 U.S. 302 Glen, NH 03838
Tel. (603) 383-4200  •  email:


“Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. - Julia Childs





  • The School
  • Group Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Meet the Chefs

Julia Childs loved to tell audiences “when I was 32 I learned to cook, up until then I just ate…” Life is too short to “just eat”. If you’re not already one, become a foodie at the Taste of the Mountains Cooking School at the Bernerhof Inn in Mt Washington Valley, NH. If you are a foodie, you know what it means to learn from the kitchen masters. Taste of the Mountains Cooking School instructors are local and visiting chefs all continuing the tradition of the Inn's Culinary School Classes over the years.  Email us for your private class this summer as our chefs are not returning to group classes until fall, email dates to us and join our enticing New Hampshire cooking classes then book your spot today.


A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School, Bernerhof InnA Taste of the Mountains is a unique cooking school tucked away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each three hour, hands-on cooking class focuses on a seasonal cuisine or technique, making at-home cooks into chefs and entertainers extraordinaire. Each class includes:

  • 3 to 4 hour, hands-on instruction taught by top New England chefs
  • All recipes from the menu for that day to take home
  • A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School apron
  • Food tasting
  • Wine, Beer or Iced Tea to accompany meal
  • Photo with your Chef/Instructor


It all takes place at the beautifully restored Bernerhof Inn B&B in Glen, NH. Guests of A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School will combine a getaway with a gourmet experience and take home a wonderful collection of recipes, new skills, and a few gifts from us too.

Steven RaichlenA Taste of the Mountains Cooking School has a New Hampshire legacy. It was first conceived in 1981 in collaboration with Chef Steven Raichlen, a classically trained, multi-award winning chef, author, journalist, cooking teacher and TV host. Chef Raichlen, a five-time James Beard award-winner for his cookbooks. The Bernerhof Inn is honored that Steven is a part of the prestigious history of A Taste of the Mountains and the author of our first cookbook A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School Cookbook, which was his first of many.

In addition to the hands-on cooking classes A Taste of the Mountains offers wine classes and private cooking parties. Classes cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, couples cooking, clean eating, gluten-free cooking and cooking with kids classes, among others. Most attend the cooking schools not to change professions but to eat vast quantities of fabulous food, to add to their repertoire of cooking skills, enjoy great wines, and to take pleasure in the Mt Washington Valley of New Hampshire.

  Email the Innkeeper to inquire about any class you may wish to have to host your private culinary expedition with friends!  A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School there’s surely a course to interest you. Please check out our Upcoming Classes and contact Innkeepers, Jeremiah and Lisseth, now!


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Upcoming Group Cooking Classes


A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School schedules numerous cooking classes year-round.
We have now posted our Fall and Winter Classes! Check them out!


Click Here to see the Calendar of Upcoming Cooking Classes





Private Cooking Classes


Create Your Own Private Cooking Class

Looking to get creative in the kitchen on your own terms? Tell us what you'd like to learn, grab a group of your friends and give us a call. We will pick a date, create a menu and make it happen! Our fun, expert private chefs at A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School are professionally trained in a wide variety of cuisines and techniques, including baking, grilling, making sauces and stocks, cooking seafood and many other cuisines and can really liven up the party with an interactive cooking class limited only to your imagination.

Your Private Cooking Class includes:

  • 3+ hours of fun and memorable, hands-on cooking
  • A Taste of the Mountains apron to keep
  • All recipes for the day's creations
  • Food to eat during class (often there is plenty to take home)
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • 2 glasses of wine or beer

So, grab a group of friends to create a fun and educational foodtastic experience.

Pricing starts at $95/per person. Minimum of 4 people.

Contact Innkeepers Roberta or Carla now at

Meet the Chefs

Steffani Adaska, A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School Chef Steffani Adaska
Chef Steffani Adaska oversees the day to day operations of A Taste of The Mountains. Steffani began her culinary career in New Jersey at the age of 13 and has run several kitchens and catering businesses in NJ, NY and AZ. More about Chef Adaska...
Kendra Stanley, A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School Chef Kendra Stanley
Kendra is a native of NH. She is a graduate of the highly regarded Balsam’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program, an intense 3½ year culinary program know for delivering top chefs. Chef Stanley earned two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in competitions while attending the Balsam’s program.  More about Chef Stanley...
Jonathan Spaks, A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School

Chef Jonathan Spaks

Chef Jonathan Spak & his wife moved to the Mount Washington Valley in 2007 from CT. A graduate of Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Jonathan and his wife were able to realize their dream of owning their own inn & restaurant when they purchased The Oxford House Inn in Fryeburg, Maine.  More about Chef Spaks...

Chef Gary Sheldon

Chef Gary Sheldon, CEC AAC ACE HGT
Chef Sheldon brings 48 years of Culinary experience to his job as Corporate Executive Chef of Sysco Foodservice, Northern New England. He is a Certified Executive Chef and one of only 700 members of the ACF Honor society American Academy of Chefs.  More about Chef Sheldon...
Bryant Alden, A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School Chef Bryant Alden, CEC
Executive Chef and Co-Proprietor, The Chef's Market.  Bryant Alden was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA. As a child he got his passion for cooking from his grandmother who cooked for affluent families who summered on the Cape.  More about Chef Alden...