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March 24, 2008
   Sheri Tripp, Marketing Manager

Stonewall Kitchen Opens new Cooking School in York, Maine

York, Maine — Stonewall Kitchen announces the May opening of their new Cooking School located at the York, Maine company headquarters. Owners Jonathan King and Jim Stott are pleased to announce the creation of this multi-facetted space to their current building on Stonewall Lane that opened in 2000. For the past 17 years the two men have built this award-winning company into a business whose brand is synonymous with a casual, sophisticated lifestyle for the contemporary cook.

As an extension of the brand, this Cooking School is a dream come true for Jim and Jonathan. Classes will be scheduled for cooks of all skill levels, encouraging everyone to learn in a relaxed, "stress free" atmosphere. The 32-seat, theater-style room will face a state-of-the-art kitchen where cookbook authors, chefs and stylists from around the country can offer classes, demonstrations and book signings. Daily workshops will range from simple one hour recipe demonstrations to sessions that address basic cooking techniques and entertaining tips.

Specially scheduled in-depth classes and events will be planned for longer sessions in the evening and will teach home chefs how to create full menus or master a particular technique or skill. All attendees will have an uninterrupted view of the action with the help of cameras and large screen monitors.

Patty Roche, Manager of the Cooking School for Stonewall Kitchen has created a calendar of workshops, classes and events that are geared towards the casual, enthusiastic cook who wants to improve their confidence and culinary skills. With a background of over 20 years in catering and the restaurant business, Patty brings a love for cooking and education to the school. She has recently completed an intensive course at the McIntosh Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, NH. She is a member of the American Culinary Federation.

Executive chefs such as European trained Rolf Strub, author Sara Foster of Foster's Market in Chapel Hill, NC, Charles Limoggio of the American Culinary Federation and Jeff Savage from Inn on the Marsh in Kennebunk have been booked along with dozens of other local and national chefs and authors. Founders and co-owners of Stonewall Kitchen, Jonathan King and Jim Stott will also be teaching classes periodically. The room will be available for private parties and functions. For more information contact Patty Roche at 207-351-2713.