Adult Cooking Classes

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center hosts regular cooking classes for adults.  Tuesday nights, our Viking kitchen is filled with food, spirits and fun as community chefs take the lead in creating a delicious feast.  Some chefs come from our fabulous local restaurants; others have honed their skills at home.  If you’re interested in hosting a class, call Salina at 228.897.6039, extension 315.  If you just want a taste of the fun, click on the following classes and reserve your space!

Class Return and Exchange Policy: If you are unable to attend a class, we will issue a full refund if you notify us a minimum of one week before the class. If the notification of withdrawal is given after this time but at least 48 hours prior to the class date, we will issue a class credit to be applied to future classes. Refunds will be processed  within 30 days of cancellation. Less than 48 hours prior to the class date, refunds will not be given. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case by case basis or in cases of documented family or medical emergency. Call 228-897-6039 if you are unable to attend a class.


From Scratch Cooking, Southern Style
With Mississippi food writer and photographer Julian Brunt and partner Kim Wilson

Saturday, April 22
10:00am – 1:00pm

Click Here to Register


This from scratch Saturday morning cooking class is all about Southern. Did you know that the South’s most beloved sandwich meat, baloney, had its origins in Italy? The Italians still call it mortadella but since it was made famous in the Italian city of Bologna, the Americans began to call it baloney. We have paired this magical sausage (we are using mortadella) with another Southern classic, pimento and cheese. You won’t believe what a great appetizer it makes.

We will also be making from scratch gumbo. If you want to learn how to make a killer good gumbo, be prepared for the long haul, it takes at least 3 hours. Kim Wilson, one of the instructors, has Cajun roots and besides making a great gumbo, she is going to teach you how to make a perfect roux. We will pair our gumbo with Mississippi grown rice.



Mortadella stuffed with pimento and cheese

Gumbo from scratch with Mississippi grown rice

Fresh fruit cobbler

From Scratch Cooking, Hosted by Harrah’s Gulf Coast and the Magnolia House by Kelly English
With Mississippi food writer and photographer Julian Brunt and partner Kim Wilson

Saturday, April 29
10:00am – 1:00pm

Click Here to Register


This class is hosted by Harrah’s Gulf Coast and Magnolia House by Kelly English. Kelly English is a James Beard Award semifinalist and was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine in 2009. English’s reputation proceeds him, thanks in part two of his award-winning restaurants, Restaurant Iris and The Second Line. Both are both in Memphis, TN, and have created quite a stir on the local culinary scene. Chef Josh Mitchell leads the Magnolia House team in its daily operations, and was hand-selected and trained by English. He looks forward to wowing you with a menu “rich in flavors from Southern-Louisiana,” all taken from the Magnolia House menu. Come prepared for a hands on class and then enjoy a Kelly English inspired meal.