Chef for a Day

A unique culinary experience. Spend the day in The Culinary Vegetable Institute’s state-of-the-art kitchen working alongside award-winning and celebrity chefs.

As Chef for a Day participants will be immersed in a high-end restaurant atmosphere learning cooking techniques from our executive chef that they can take home and add to their culinary repertoire.


Aspiring chefs will help to prep and prepare for an Earth-to-Table® dinner for that evening’s guests using locally sourced, sustainable products. Then after a rewarding day in the kitchen, relax and enjoy dinner with the chefs.

Basic kitchen skills required. Chef for a Day experience will include demonstration and hands-on participation. You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

Chef for a Day Experience – $450 plus tax.  Includes chef experience, dinner for participant and one guest.

Couples Chef fora Day – $600 plus tax. Includes 2 chef experieces and 2 dinners.

For more information about the Chef for a Day experience, please contact the CVI at 419-499-7500 or by email at

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“We were happy to be a part of such a big day at The Culinary Vegetable Institute, thank you! It was an amazing experience! I had a blast and learned alot. I had no idea what the day was going to be like, and couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience. We will definitely keep an eye on your website and plan to do this again!” – Matt Slife