A big change in 2014; Chef Jim has decided to retire from Director of Culinary Arts for the Oliver Center. However, he will continue to teach a few very special cooking classes at the Art Center that you won't want to miss. Click on the "Art Center Classes and More" tab for more information.
Chef Jim will continue to teach his sumptous dinner classes in private homes around the Frankfort area beginning in June. He kicks-off the season on Thursday, June 19 in Jim Beck's beautiful home overlooking Lake Michigan. Check out the "Dinner Classes" tab on this website for more information on the dinner classes Chef Jim will be conducting over the summer.
Private cooking classes and dinner parties are also on the menu for 2014. If you're interested in hosting a private class, please use the feedback form under the "Enroll/Contact Us" tab above.
All four of Chef Jim's cookbooks continue to be available in several retail stores in Northwest Michigan, including The Bookstore in Frankfort and Crystal Crate & Cargo in Beulah. More information on the cookbooks can be found by clicking on the "Cookbooks" tab above.
Keep checking this website for the latest classes, events, and going ons from Chef Jim and the Dinner on the Porch gang.
Here's to another great season of cooking!
In addition to "Dinner on the Porch," "Brunch on the Porch," and "Hors d'oeuvres on the Porch" cookbooks, many of the items, including pans, utensils, and spices, used during our classes can be found at Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah, Michigan. All cooking class attendees receive a coupon good for 15% off kitchen items at Crystal Crate and Cargo. Click on the logo on the left for more information about Crystal Crate and Cargo.