Woodloch Resort: An Educational Poconos Culinary Escape

Woodloch Resort, home to the top resort hotels in Pennsylvania, has dozens of exhilarating all-inclusive activities for families of all sizes. Our extraordinary escape, only two hours northwest of New York City, is equally exciting for groups, corporate retreats, and couples. Join the weekday AWAY Program, available September through June, for wine tastings, mixology classes, and cooking demonstrations, or join a cooking class with Joey and Chef Dave. Learn culinary tricks of the trade, taste world-class cuisine, wine, and cocktails, then put your new-found knowledge to the test at home.

Award-Winning Cooking Class

Head to the Poconos for an award-winning cooking class at The Lodge at Woodloch. Our world-renowned spa resort was awarded “Best for Cooking Classes” by SpaFinder. The classes are regularly held in our dedicated chef’s kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. Learn inside knowledge, techniques, and approaches to “spa cuisine” that focuses on fresh, natural ingredients and a sustainable approach to healthy eating. Learn how the chefs at Woodloch make their signature dishes then enjoy each succulent creation. The state-of-the-art demos will shed light on current techniques, healthy alternatives, and elegant presentation. Most ingredients are handpicked from our lush Farm-to-Table GardenWoodloch Pines also offers a cooking class perfect for large groups led by our charismatic Activities Director, Joey Ranner. Chef Dave Nordenhold, our dessert chef and proclaimed creator of deliciousness, will piece together a meal you won’t soon forget.

The AWAY Program

No other resort hotels in Pennsylvania can match our midweek AWAY Program. The program includes wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, wine and chocolate pairings, and so much more. Each wine tasting is educational, flavorful, and entertaining. Join friends for samples of the area’s finest wines, and let our resident sommelier teach the basics of wine appreciation. Learn how to create a classic or contemporary cocktail in a popular mixology class. Depending on the day’s menu, you may be lucky enough to learn how to mix an Old Fashioned, Negroni, Whiskey Sour, Dry Martini, or a Manhattan.

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A culinary journey at Woodloch Resort is only a scenic two-hour drive from New York City. Wine tastings, mixology classes, cooking classes and demonstrations are ideal for a romantic getaway, corporate retreat, or family reunion. Choose the accommodation that’s right for you, and don’t forget to indulge in our terrific dining options!