Chef David Ogren

CTAC Kitchen
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Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$65.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Culinary Arts

Chef David Ogren will announce his menu soon.

Participants will learn tips and techniques to recreate dishes at home. Be ready to eat! Classes culminate with a communal meal prepared during class and shared by all.  New! Tuition includes a glass of wine!

About Chef Ogren:

Chef Dave spent many summer days of his childhood on the shores of Lake Michigan picking cherries and catching wild Perch. After attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Dave went on to work in some of the top kitchens in New York City, Boston, Cape Cod and the Napa Valley, including the prestigious French Laundry in Yountville, California. 

Dave has a dynamic cooking style that has been been described as fresh, clean and honest with a focus on big, bright and bold flavors. Dave showcases high quality, local ingredients when possible using classical techniques from around the world.

Growing tired of the hustle, bustle and stress of corporate life and with fond memories of his childhood, Dave decided to move full time to Petoskey, where he has lived with his dog since June of 2018.  Happy to have returned to a more simple life, Dave currently teaches cooking classes and is available for intimate gatherings and catered events.

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Classes and One-Day Workshops

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. When Traverse City Area Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Traverse City classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

Minimum Enrollment
Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid.  (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)