The head chef preparing food at the Dobyns Dining Room kitchen before it is served to guests.

Cooking School - Cancelled for 2020

Join award-winning Chef Robert Stricklin in The Keeter Center kitchen to see how local farming inspires his cooking style. The tentative itinerary is as follows:


  • Check-in at The Keeter Center front desk starting at 4:00 pm


  • 7:30 am Meet in Lobby for The Keeter Center’s Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Board Shuttle to the Garden and Greenhouses
  • 9:00 am Kitchen to begin Cooking Class (Starter, Entrée, Dessert)
  • 12:45 pm Lunch in Presidential Dining Room
  • 2:00 pm Group Photo


  • Sunday Brunch in Dobyns Dining Room at your requested time
  • Check-out at 1:00 pm

DRESS CODE: Closed-toed shoes are required for all attending guests. Casual, comfortable attire is recommended.