Discover a World of Culinary Delights
No matter the Ocean Reef location, you’ll discover a world of culinary delights, traveling from France to Italy to Asia and beyond, plus explore new twists on classic American cuisine. And our schedule of gastronomic delights includes culinary superstars as well as Ocean Reef Club’s own accomplished chefs.
Carole Kotkin, manager of the Cooking School at Carysfort Kitchen, is a cooking teacher, cookbook author, a radio host, and a food and travel writer. She is co-author of “MMMMiami—Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere”. Carole writes a syndicated food column for The Miami Herald that appears in 400 newspapers across the country. She co-hosts "Food & Wine Talk" on southfloridagourmet.com. Her work has appeared in Ladies Home Journal magazine, Miami Metro magazine, American Airways magazine and Gourmet magazine. She was food editor for The Wine News Magazine for 13 years. Miami Metro magazine selected her as “one of 101 women to watch” in 2001 in the food and hospitality profession. Carole compiled the first Zagat guide to South Florida restaurants. She is a regional judge for the James Beard Foundation Awards and on the nominating committee for the Slow Foods Awards. She was co-chairman and founder of the South Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Wine and Food, and is charter member of the Miami chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.
Book Your Private Party in the Cooking School
Our Cooking School is available for private parties, or company functions to allow you and your guests to explore your culinary imagination. Our world-class kitchen and entertaining space has the perfect combination of elements for your personal or corporate event. Contact Catering at 305-367-5895 to set up team building classes, birthdays, anniversaries, bridal showers and more! We can customize an afternoon or evening to create an unforgettable culinary experience, including chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes. We can seat anywhere from 10 to 100 guests. We’ll be happy to cook up a class designed to meet your specific needs.
Cooking School at Carysfort Kitchen
Serving Specialty Dinners and Classes
Private Classes: 305-367-5895
Scheduled Classes: 305-367-5931
Chef Shelby Confer
Manager Carole Kotkin
All registrations must be made prior to class. We ask that if you are unable to attend a class, you must notify us 48 hours in advance of the scheduled class time to receive a refund or credit towards another class. Within 48 hours of a class, all cancellations are nonrefundable. If you cannot attend a scheduled class, we encourage you to send someone in your place. In this case, please call ahead and notify us of the participant change. Teachers reserve the right to alter menus due to seasonal availability of ingredients.
Please make note of your class choices. Dining Reservations will call to confirm one week prior to each class.
In addition to scheduled classes we offer custom programs, perfect for groups of friends, companies and clubs. From a surprise birthday celebration or a “men’s only” class, to a corporate meeting spouse class or a team-building event everyone can have fun cooking. Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves to cook? Gift certificates are available for classes of your choice. Cooking School at Carysfort Kitchen also offers high-quality logo aprons, caps, “Flavors of The Reef” cookbooks, and other cooking accessories for sale.