About Us

About Chef Janice Thomas

Chef Janice Thomas has over 20 years experience in the food industry. In addition to owning her own catering company for 15 years, Janice has been teaching cooking classes for many years in Arizona, Oregon and Wisconsin. Studies at the renowned Cordon Bleu in Paris and with well-respected chefs in France, Italy and China have enhanced Janice’s repertoire. Extensive travel in Mexico afforded the opportunity to cook with a variety of local chefs, where she developed a love for the distinctive southwest flavors. Thus was born Janice’s specialty in food fusions.

Janice states, “Combining the flavors of many cultures results in an explosion of taste delights.”

We are committed to excellence in service and instruction. Learn by experience in classes structured as hands-on workshops. Have fun being a part of a great culinary adventure! The Savory

“One cannot think well, sleep well, love well, if one has not dined well.”
~Virginia Woolf

The Savory Spoon Cooking School is located in Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Often described as the most beautiful destination in the Midwest, Door County is known for its quaint villages, spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline, and relaxed atmosphere.

The Savory Spoon occupies the former village school house, built in 1879. This historic building was carefully restored in 2005 reclaiming itself as a local landmark. Click here for more history on the school house.

This historic building was carefully restored in 2005 reclaiming itself as a local landmark. The former 2 room school is now equipped with state of the art equipment, tools and fixtures. The school features the very latest in cooking and refrigeration equipment from SubZero/Wolf, and the finest in culinary tools and small appliances.

The Savory Spoon is a seasonal Cooking School operating from mid June through the end of October. Be sure to check out our Culinary Vacations to see what is being offered this year. Make your plans for any private or special events by contacting us now. We will be offering a wide array of classes and special events in the 2022 summer and fall. Read our guest chef bios.

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