Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to host several events

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain will host several upcoming events in July:

Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2 – Basic Training: Pastry Custards, Semifreddos and Ice Cream. Baking will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Pricing is $15 per class or a package of all 10 classes is $120. Advance registration is required.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12 – Made from Scratch – Understanding Gluten with Robert Hall, CEC, ACE, MEd, Culinary Director (WRI). For weight loss, for health, even for therapeutic reasons, learn to remove gluten from your diet without feeling deprived.

5 p.m. Friday, July 18 – Table for Two – Traditional Beef Wellington. Break out of the ordinary date night routine with the Table for Two culinary classes. Executive Chef Robert Hall will demonstrate how to cook the night’s entrée while couples enjoy a freshly prepared appetizer. After the demonstration, couples will step up to the stove together and practice their new skills under Hall’s guidance. The newly created entrée will be enjoyed at a candlelit table for two followed by a decadent dessert from the WRI kitchen.

The classes include overnight lodging and a continental breakfast, making this experience a complete mountain getaway for only $200 per couple.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 – Made from Scratch – Alan Dierks, executive chef, (Vetro 1925 Ristorante). These workshops offer an opportunity to test out and develop new skills and techniques in hands-on cooking classes at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Classes are held in the fun and functional culinary classroom and laboratory at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Cost is $80 per participant per class.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute offers a variety of workshops, seminars, public lectures, conferences and special events. To learn more or to register, call 501.727.5435, visit