Fustini's Oils and Vinegars

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Due to the current situation and orders from our Governor, we have suspended our cooking classes through June. At this time, we are unsure what the Stay at Home order will hold for the School of Cooking in the future, but plan to reopen our classes when it is safe to do so. If you have a class before then, someone will be reaching out to you to see how you would like to proceed. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this time of uncertainty.

The School of Cooking, located in our stores in Ann Arbor, Holland, Petoskey, and Traverse City, teaches everything from the basics to the most advanced cooking skills, appropriately targeted to anyone interested in making the most out of cooking with oils and vinegars. With regularly scheduled classes from 30 minutes to two hours in a variety of subjects, you will want to come again and again.

Interactive, small-group teaching ensures you'll get the most out of your time and because our classes are about doing as much as watching, your taste buds will be rewarded too. Learn to mix and match for fantastic flavor pairings according to your own preferences. Practice some classic and also creative applications for vegetables, salads, soups, and meats. Every level of cook can master dressings, emulsifications, marinades, sauces, sautes, reductions, caramelizing and deglazing or maybe even just learn the differences.

As the seasons change, new class offerings will follow fresh ingredients and new reasons to cook and entertain. The Fustini's School of Cooking is designed to be dynamic and evolving, so there will always be something different to check out. And for groups of eight or more, be sure to ask about how to customize classes for special interests or private sessions.

Available Class Types:

Techniques Classes

Our Techniques Classes are designed to teach one particular aspect of using Fustini’s oils and vinegars, such as salad dressings, desserts, marinades, reductions, grilling, sauces, etc. This class will help you realize your own preferences and how those preferences interact with oil and vinegar. Technique classes are not regularly scheduled.  We would be happy to reserve time for a minimum group of 4 to enjoy this experience.

Demonstration Classes

Our Demonstration Classes are a fast pace multitasking of two to six recipes over a 2-hour class period. The instructor will cook the recipes and provide direction. Students will enjoy a sampling of each finished piece. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with the chef throughout the class and watch the skills and techniques used in commercial kitchens.

Interactive Classes

Our Interactive Classes put you into the kitchen with the chef making four to six recipes over the 2-hour class. Put on an apron and cook right along with the chef. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor and even have plenty to take home!

"Cooking for a Cause" Cooking Club

Love to cook with friends? Sign up for Fustini's “Cooking for a Cause” Cooking Club. This day is set aside for you to use our kitchen with friends. Make great food, then enjoy what you've made together. The best part—a portion of the class fee will be donated to a local charity! If the day scheduled doesn't work, we can always set up a separate date for your group. You can also select a 501c3 charity that you would like to support with a Cooking for a Cause private class. We know you are in the giving mood, so we would like to give 10% of your product purchase to the charity featured for the class.

 SHOP CLASSES NOW  or call the store location you'd like to attend class to make a reservation. You may also purchase a gift certificate online here, good for the School of Cooking classes and Fustini's products.

To view the School of Cooking class schedule for each store, click on upcoming events, and select the label for your location.

Cancellations require a 2-day advance notice for any class cancellation (1 week for groups larger than 4). With a 2 day notice, you will receive store credit usable towards the purchase of another class of your choice. In the event Fustini’s cancels the class, you will be notified as early as possible and you can apply the credit towards a future class, to use on products or we can provide you with a full refund. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions.

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart


With 30 years in the restaurant business, Chef Andy brings a vast and unique knowledge to Fustini's School of Cooking. From his early days in kitchens to many years at the highest levels of management, he's found the best mix of everything at Fustini's. When he's not busy running all aspects of planning and managing our kitchens, you'll find him doing what he loves most--being creative with food and working with and teaching others.

Nikolas Bardt

Ann Arbor

Chef Nikolas has been in the culinary industry for more than 17 years with expertise ranging from small boutique restaurants to larger volume establishments. He has a passion for food, people and creating unique experiences together. He loves to share my industry knowledge and teach the ins and outs of kitchen work.

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