Adult Cooking and Mixology

Try one of our one-day Cooking and Mixology Workshops to learn how to make a certain food or mix that perfect drink! Workshops are either hands-on or demonstration. The hands-on workshop students will follow along with the chef or bartender making their own small portion.  In the demonstration workshops, students will watch the chef or bartender taking notes and asking questions along the way.  In both types of workshops participants will taste the items and then go away the recipe.

Cooking workshops are taught by Abby Chavez from Creative at Homes. Bar Knowledge workshops are taught by Michael Carhartt, bartender at Tela Bar and Kitchen in Wyoming.


Learn to prepare and cook different foods in our one-day workshops from Creative at Homes, Abby Chavez. Students will do hands-on, watch demonstrations, take notes and ask questions.  Learn to make delicious soups, fresh tarts in homemade pie crust, and plan a months’ worth of meals. Taste all items and go away with delicious recipes. 

Soup Making, 14 and over

Friday, February 17, 2023

$40 non-member fee

$36 member fee

This workshop will make 2 different kinds of soup. We will cover knife skills and how to make roux and season soups. This is a demo class but there will be opportunities to get involved in different steps as well as sample the finished product. 

Fresh Tarts, 14 and over

Friday, March 24, 2023

$40 non-member

$36 member

During this workshop we will make a Short Dough, Pastry Cream, and prep the fruit for a beautiful tart that will be a show-stopper at any event.  Each of these components can be used in several additional ways so they are great options for you to have in your baking tool kit.  This is a demo but there will be opportunities to get involved with the different steps as well as sample the finished product.

Fresh Tarts, 14 and over

Friday, March 24, 2023

$40 non-member

$36 member

In this workshop you will learn how to assemble and freeze 10 dinners that serve 4-6 people. There are 2 ways to participate in this class: watch the demo, take notes and leave with recipes, labels and materials to assemble your own meals. Or you can get the recipes, shopping list ahead of class to purchase your food, then bring the food with you and assemble the meals along with Abby. 

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Cooking Workshop
Dates Day and Time Non-member /
Soup Making 2/17/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $40 / $36 Register Here
Fresh Tarts 3/24/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $40 / $36 Register Here
Freezer Meals 4/7/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $40 / $36 Register Here

Mixology Workshops

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Ages 21 & over

Learn to prepare and cook specific types of foods and drinks in a demonstration or hands-on class or workshop. In the demonstration workshops, students will watch the instructor prepare a meal. Students can take notes, ask questions and sample the meal. Each student will receive copies of the recipes. In the hands-on class or workshop, students will participate by cooking along with the instructor then share the meal when finished.

Cooking & Mixology 
Dates Day & Time Non-member /
Member Fee
St Paddy's Day Cocktails 
3/2/2023 THU 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here
Spring Cocktails 4/20/2023 THU 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $55 / $49.50 Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

Cooking and Mixology Instructors

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Mixology Instructor:

Michael Carhartt

Michael is a bartender at Tela's Bar and Kitchen in Wyoming.  He loves to entertain and surprise his customers by flipping bottles as he pours liquor in glasses.  He balances glasses on his forearm as he pours then serves the drinks by carrying them on the top of his hand.  Micahel has a passion for creating new and unique cocktails. Students will learn how to make simple cocktails while enjoying the show. 

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  1. Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

    Don't wait to register! Classes may be cancelled to low registration or fill up before you have a chance to register.

    Class cancellations due to weather will be made one hour prior to class start times and will be listed on the homepage of the ArtsConnect website at To verify any weather closings, call 513-522-2108. In most instances, classes cancelled by weather will be made up by adding an additional class to the end of the session.

    Due to costs incurred planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the ArtsConnect cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student or transfer to a new session.  View the full class refund policy here.

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Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director