Enjoy Gettysburg in a whole new way as we eat our way through the most delicious and historic neighborhoods.
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Learn How to Cook Like a Chef
Join our local chefs for a lively walk through Gettysburg’s Farmers’ Market, where they take you through the market and show you how to shop like a chef. You’ll never look at fresh produce the same! Then, we move on to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where the chef teaches you how to turn the bounty from the market into creative and delicious dishes, paired with local wines. The menus are created based on seasonal ingredients, all 100% delicious and fun to prepare.
You enjoy a relaxed downtown experience filled with inspiration, chef’s tips, great food paired with local wine all while developing newly taught skills and techniques.
The limited group size of eight guests per class makes the Gettysburg food tour intimate and gives you a greater opportunity to immerse yourself in the whole Gettysburg food experience while developing newly taught skills and techniques. Our itineraries are designed for a more personal and rich experience, so you walk away feeling inspired and ready to create dishes in your own kitchen.
2019 Featured Chefs
Chef Karl Held will Focus on Seasonal Summer Fare
“Celebrity” Chef Karl Held was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA. He maintained his ties to Gettysburg while living in New York City for much of his adult life, building an illustrious career in the music and theater industries. He worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, earned multiple award nominations for his work on Broadway productions “Into The Woods” and 7 TONY Nominations for “Ragtime” working alongside the likes of Stephen Sondheim and the late Leonard Bernstein.
Back in Adams County, he was active as Chairman of the Adams County Arts Council; instrumental in the historic restoration of Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater and the development and Founding of The Gettysburg Festival in 2007.
Chef Held began his Culinary career while living in the Berkshires and New York City in the mid-1980’s initially self taught cooking dinner parties for friends in his own home and for private gatherings in New York City. In 2010 he returned to his culinary roots establishing Held’s Kitchen, expanding his Private Chef and cooking classes in Adams County and New York City.
His transition from the Entertainment industry to the kitchen wasn’t such a major adjustment. Taking a self-described hiatus from Broadway, Held says running a commercial kitchen is very much like overseeing a major theatrical production. Held recently served as Executive Chef of the former Parrot Bistro in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Executive Chef Corey Williams will Focus on Seasonal Fare
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to our Farmer’s Market Tour and Cooking Class schedule! Executive Chef of Food 101, Corey Williams! Chef Corey will provide an engaging and unique tour experience you will never forget.
Corey is a Gettysburg native, born and raised. He started his career at the young age of 14, washing dishes in a local restaurant. Over the following 18 years he quickly moved up through the restaurant ranks. Currently Corey is the Executive Chef of Gettysburg’s premier scratch kitchen, Food 101. There he blends seasonal ingredients and unique flavors to create an exciting and always evolving menu. Corey offers a unique approach to food, utilizing ingredients organically and freely to create exciting new dishes.
Corey’s higher education was obtained at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. There he studied fine art, specifically furniture design and sculpture. He applies his design knowledge to every new dish he creates.
Chef Jennifer Boger will Focus on Seasonal Fall Foods
Jennifer Boger’s passion for cooking began at the early age of 15. She trained at the number #1 culinary school in America, Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, Florida. While in Miami, she spent 2 years honing her skills at the high end steakhouse, “The Forge”. After a cooking tour throughout Spain and France, she found her way back to Los Angeles where she worked under such notable chefs as Mario Batali, Raphael Lunetta, Nancy Silverstein and Jeremy Berlin, to name a few.
Our tours run rain or shine, so please make sure to check the weather report for the day of the tour and dress appropriately for the day’s weather.
Participants will be on their feet and outdoors for the Farmer’s Market portion and inside for the cooking at the Adams County Arts Council, so please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Please bring your government-issued photo ID to participate in the alcoholic beverage tasting.
Please bring your electronic ticket or have it available on your phone as you will be required to show it to the Tour Guide.
A parking garage is available off York Street to Stratton Street on Race Horse Alley located directly behind the Gettysburg Hotel for $.75 per hour.
Saturdays in downtown Gettysburg can be busy, so please give yourself plenty of time to park and arrive on time.
Tours run rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Tours are limited to eight participants and typically sell out in advance. (a minimum of 4 guests need to be registered to hold the class)
All food and drink tastings and tour of the market are included in the ticket price.
Gratuity for your tour guide/chef is not included in the ticket price but is always greatly appreciated.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled as space has been reserved.
Hands-on cooking class held at the Adams County Arts Council on Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA