Cooking school now open in Gardnerville |

Cooking school now open in Gardnerville

Aprons hang at the ready for cooking students at Sierra Chef in Gardnerville.
Brad Coman |

An intimate setting for cooking classes and other events has just opened up in Gardnerville.

Sierra Chef, located at 1516 Highway 395, had a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, introducing a fun and informative classroom setting.

This has been Cynthia Ferris-Bennett’s project for several years, operating as a business that comes out to locations for events, but a physical location is a first.

“It’s finally open and I am excited about the response I’ve gotten from people,” the founder and owner said.

Ferris-Bennett has worked weddings and events including events for Jay Leno, Glen Frey and former Raider’s manager and owner Al Davis.

Sierra Chef will be offering a wide variety of cooking classes, including fresh pasta making, Asian fusion and gourmet mac & cheese.

There will be couples classes that include a nice room to enjoy the meal after they are finished cooking it.

She will also offer mother/daughter classes and etiquette classes in which the children learn manners and what silverware to use.

She has already had a great response, with people buying gift cards for the classes as presents.

Sierra Chef also hosts the ‘Farm to Fork Farmers Market’ starting in May.

Visit for more information or visit their Facebook page.

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