AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL
AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL


                          AMBROSIA COOKING SCHOOL
19 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207-288-4523
 info@ambrosiacookingschool.com


Sharon Joyce is a trainer/educator/chef/author 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 30 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
NEED A PLACE TO STAY? CONTACT US for housing for your group and you will get a discount on classes during your stay.

NEW !!   The book A Culinary History of Downeast Maine  IT IS HERE

2019 Classes

Historic Maine Cooking
Learn all about the fascinating world of Lobster and Historic Maine cooking .    
 Sharon Joyce, a Cordon Bleu trained chef and author will explain the history and seasonal foods of Maine. You will learn food facts, techniques, history,  and traditional recipes while tasting such favorites as lobster, seafood, Maine wild blueberries, etc. You will be able to impress others with your new knowledge of everything Lobster. Opportunities to assist the chef will be available. During the class you will have  a taste of everything made and be given written recipes to be used at home to enjoy with your friends and family. Class lasts 3 hours  75.00

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 variety of perfect popovers. After tasting the  chowder and popovers made during the class, you will want to duplicate these recipes at home. Opportunities to assist the chef will be available 2 ½ hr .  50.00

MAPAS, appetizers 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 yourselfin this fast paced class. You will learn appetizers or snacks and  a dessert bite using Maine ingredients like lobster, seafood, blueberries and seasonal vegetables when possible. Maine appetizers, it isn’t tapas  it’s MAPAS. Yes, you get to taste them and surely help. 1 ½ hrs. 50

Maine Historic Desserts  Be ready for company!
 Afraid of pie crusts? Not anymore.Learn about historic and new desserts using seasonal foods when possible.
You will learn to make a Blueberry Crumble pie from scratch with little effort, a historic Maine cookie, a sorbet and a simple cooling dessert with a historic past. All in 1 1/2 hours and you get to taste everything!  Opportunities will be available to assist the chef and there will be recipes to take home.Come ready to learn and eat. 50.00


Something new...a new class for this season. Stay tuned.......




 International Cooking Series  and  Entertaining   Get your group together  and we will help customize the class   10 people 80.each
 Classes for your group at a convenient time for you!  Bring your friends and family to our location and look at our great selection of classes . 
Smaller classes and more involvement . Great tried and proven recipes with a hands on learning  from scratch . Sit and discuss foods afterward while tasting the dishes made. Written recipes given at the end of class to take and make at home.



Cocktails and Appetizers, do your own catering and entertaining!! 3hours More hands on experience

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 before the guests arrive. Inspiration to think out of the box for your next gathering and to avoid the often glaring mistakes. Written information and recipes are given at the end of class. Opportunities are available to assist the chef.


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  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 More hands on experience
A
celebration of the foods of Mexico. Be ready for the many Mexican holidays to celebrate.  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 More hands on experience

Some of my favorite recipes from travel and  experimenting to duplicate the best Greek restaurant dishes.  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.   


French Cooking    The International Series  3 hours  
More hands on experience
More tasting, more involvement and recipes to take home . Some of my favorite recipes from travel and from experimenting with lessons learned while studying Advanced French cooking and French Pastry at Cordon Bleu in Paris. Menu includes Pate brisee a pastry that everyone should become familiar with. 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.    


Chinese Cooking      The International Cooking Series    3 hours  More hands on experience

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.    
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