AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL
19 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Sharon Joyce is a trainer/educator/chef and studied in Advanced French Cooking and French Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. In 1981 she opened and operated a catering business and cooking school in Chicago and the Virgin Islands. She has taught various cooking classes including French, International, Regional American and Cruzan in such locations as Chicago, Bar Harbor, California, and Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. She was fascinated by Maine cooking and the abundance of local foods when she moved to Bar Harbor over 25 years ago. The historic cooking of Maine brings together history and the availability of foods.
Ambrosia Cooking School is located in the Village ½ block from the Harborside Resort pier and 1 ½ blocks to the Bar Harbor Town Pier and Main Street. Classes are listed but we could also customize a class for a specific group. To see Class Schedule click on Next Classes
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100 Years of Food on Mt. Desert Island
A special free exhibit in conjunction with Acadia National Park that is available to see around scheduled classes.
Also, a limited edition small cutting board available where some proceeds go to the Friends of Acadia. 14.50
MAPAS, tapas with a Maine twist
Well, they aren’t exactly tapas so we are calling them Mapas. Use our Mapas to guide you through entertaining or just a snack for yourself. You will learn appetizers or snacks and a dessert bite using Maine ingredients like lobster, seafood, blueberries and seasonal vegetables. Maine appetizers, it isn’t tapas it’s MAPAS. Yes, you get to taste them and maybe help. 1 ½ hrs. 50.00
What are some other classes available in 2017? Check back for changes and spring schedules
Historic Maine Cooking . Le Cordon Bleu trained chef will explain history and foods of Maine. You will learn history, food facts, techniques and traditional recipes while tasting such favorites as lobster, blueberry recipe, etc. 2 ½ hr 50.
Chowder and Popovers, please !
The meal that Mainers ask for and savor. Learn the Maine historical tradition of chowders and the technique to be successful at making a varieties of perfect popovers. After tasting the chowder and popovers made during the class, you will want to duplicate these recipes at home. 2 ½ hr . 50.00
Maine Historic Desserts Be ready for company!
Learn about historic and new desserts using seasonal foods when possible. All in an hour and a half and you get to taste everything! Come ready to learn and eat. 50.00
Cocktails and Appetizers, do your own catering!!
Ambrosia Cooking school provided catering in Chicago and the Virgin Islands to groups from twelve to three hundred. Now Le Condon Bleu trained instructor will give you the important essentials of catering your own party whether it be small or large. Be ready for any season of entertaining with all the work done beforee the guests arrive. Inspiration to think out of the box for your next gathering and to avoid the often glaring mistakes. 2 hrs 50.
International Cooking Series Get your group together ! Maximum 10 people 80.each Hands on classes for your group at a convenient time for you! Bring your friends and family to our location.....and look for great selection of classes . Call for details and minimums. These are samples of menus possible 207-288-4523
Mediterranean Cooking The International Series 3 hours More hands on experience
That healthy, yet delicious, cooking found in Italy, Portugal, Spain and other Mediterranean countries. You will learn how to make tapas, a tapenade appetizer, handmade pasta , Roasted Vegetable Napoli, and a dessert called Coffee Gelee . Fun experience to share with a friend.
Reservations required. Come hungry, learn something new and leave feeling accomplished.
Mexican Cooking The International Series 3 hours
A celebration of the foods of Mexico. Learn to make your own appetizers like queso fundito, salsas, homemade tortillas and more Mexican food and drink. Come hungry, learn something new and leave feeling accomplished. Fun experience to share with a friend. Reservations required.
Greek Cooking The International Series 3 hours
Some of my favorite recipes from travel and experimenting to duplicate the best restaurant menus. Recipes include a Greek appetizer , Avolemeno Soup, Spanakopita, and special dessert . Come hungry, learn something new and leave feeling accomplished. Fun experience to share with a friend. Reservations required. .
French Cooking The International Series 3 hours
More tasting, more involvement and recipes to take home . Some of my favorite recipes from travel and from experimenting to duplicate the best restaurant menus. Menu includes Pate brisee a pastry that you will use again. The French quiche and real chocolate mousse plus more. Come hungry, learn something new and leave feeling accomplished. Fun experience to share with a friend. Reservations required.
Chinese Cooking The International Cooking Series 3 hours
More tasting, more involvement and recipes to take home . Some of my favorite recipes from travel and experimenting to duplicate the best restaurant menus. Recipes include Spring rolls using rice paper, Lettuce wraps, another main course and desert with almond cookie.
Come hungry, learn something new and leave feeling accomplished. Fun experience to share with a friend. Reservations required.
Caribbean or Cuban? Probably to be added in 2017 3hrs
International Cooking Series
Smaller classes, more involvement if wanted, and more great tried and proven recipes with a hands on learning of something from scratch. Contact us with your ideas !
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