Sugar Glider Kitchen School with Gesine Bullock-Prado of “Baked in Vermont”. Why you’ll love it, how to get in, where it’s at, and so much more.
One day I reached out and asked you, as a reader of my blog what you would like to see from me in 2022. And a few of you responded that you’d like to see and learn more about the Sugar Glider Kitchen School.
Oh my gosh, how had I never heard of this before? So I got busy!
Watching all the past shows of “Baked in Vermont” on the Food Network. I was hooked instantly by Gesine Bullock-Prado’s love for baking along with her beautiful home and Sugar Glider Kitchen located right here in Vermont. And she just happens to be the sister of one of my all-time favorite actresses, Sandra Bullock.
What is the Sugar Glider Kitchen School?
The Sugar Glider Kitchen is a baking school run by pastry chef and baking instructor, Gesine Bullock-Prado. Located in Hartford, Vermont in a converted carriage house of a historic tavern, offering intimate classes of 8-12 bakers.
How do I Attend the Sugar Glider Kitchen School?
I received an email with one opening due to a cancellation and responded ASAP. That’s how I was able to get in. You’ll need to be quick and very flexible when this opportunity comes your way.
Seriously responding in like 5 minutes’ time…
How Much Does the Sugar Gliders Class Cost?
The cost for the class I took was $105. Bargain!
Spooky Pot Pie
The cooking class I attended, the day before Halloween, was called “Spooky Pot Pie”.
Here are a couple of Gesine’s “Spooky Pot Pie” creations.
Where is the Sugar Glider Kitchen School?
The Sugar Glider Kitchen School is located just between quaint Woodstock and White River Junction in Hartford, Vermont.
Up a winding Vermont back road is an old farmhouse, and in the back is Gesine’s Sugar Glider cooking kitchen and cooking school.
With its old wooden beams, stone flooring, and all the characteristics of a home built in the 1700s.
Sugar Glider Kitchen School Spooky Pot Pie Class
The cooking classes consist of 8-12 participants. And we worked together in pairs at a long cooking table like the one shown above.
Gesine had chopped up all the vegetables and measured (weighed) out all the food contents we would need for our recipe and it was all tastefully presented on the cooking tables that awaited us.
We were each given an apron, the recipe, and a maple Cappucino made by her husband, Raymond.
Gesine presented every step for us from her kitchen station at the head of the class.
Gesine was extremely passionate, enjoyable, and theatrical!
After each presentation to us, she would put her disco music on and we would bake to tunes like “I believe in Miracles, You Sexy Thing”.
We learned all about why King Arthur Flour and Philadelphia Cream Cheese are her baker’s choice.
And why I needed this kind of rolling pin, made locally right down the road by Andrew Pearce.
I made my first ever homemade pie dough from scratch.
And created the most handsome and delicious “Spooky Pot Pie” ever…
While we waited for our “Spooky Pot Pies” to bake in the oven, Gesine made her favorite cheese puffs for us all to munch on.
And I think we all agreed that putting the pie boxes together to take home with us was the biggest challenge of all.
The class ran from 10:00 – 1:00 and Gesine was very happy to take photos with all of us.
Here we are covered in flour after a great Sunday morning cooking at the Sugar Glider Cooking School with Gesine Bullock-Prado of “Baked in Vermont” along with my cooking partner Jodi.
Just another reason to visit our wonderful state of Vermont.
Oh and this Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Country Sampler Magazine at our home in Coastal Maine.
It’s now Halloween eve and I’m reluctantly off to eat my “Spooky Pot Pie”…
My Vermont Table
You can order Gesine’s recently published “My Vermont Table” cookbook now too. It’s fabulous!
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.