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Cook In Inspired by Downton Abbey | June 2023

Join Mountain Lake PBS and Chef Curtiss Hemm of Carriage House Cooking School for a Cook In inspired by Downton Abbey!

Be transported to early 20th century England in this interactive cooking class, where you’ll learn to prepare a delectable meal fit for the Crawley family! This class is suitable for cooks of all skill levels – from absolute newbies to seasoned foodies. Sharpen your skills alongside Chef Hemm in a virtual class from the comfort of your own kitchen, as Chef guides you through the menu — demonstrating techniques and answering all your questions.

This event is a FREE member benefit for supporters of Mountain Lake PBS. Not a member yet? Simply donate $50 or more to become a supporter to gain access today!

Thanks for hosting this nice event. It was different and a fun way to spend a Sunday evening. Chef Hemm is very entertaining and relaxed about his cooking, so we felt welcome to experiment with cooking in our own kitchen.

Date & Time
Sun, June 4 at 5
Virtual Class via Zoom


This menu was inspired by recipes that could’ve been cooked by Mrs. Patmore herself!

A printable recipe packet and shopping list will be sent to participants 7 days in advance.

– Lillet Spritz
– Potted Cheddar Cheese
– Rice and Crab Soup
– Chicken and Capers with Vermouth Cream Sauce
– Peach Melba

The casual experience was so low pressure, it was great! Learned a lot of helpful techniques.


Frequently Asked Questions

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No! Cook In is perfect for a date night or small dinner party. One reservation may cover multiple people at the same location. 


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Chef Hemm is happy to provide substitutions and suggestions to accommodate for specific dietary  needs.


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It’s our goal to make this event as accessible as possible. All items will be easy to find at your local grocery store, and Chef Hemm will also offer substitutions, just in case!


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You’ll receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the class.


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Your donation to Mountain Lake PBS supports local programs and educational initiatives that strengthen our community. Thank you!


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Any donation of at least $5/month or $60 grants you access to PBS Passport!



The format was great because we both felt connected to the live event happening AND we were able to make jokes, be loud, and be merry without worrying about disrupting other groups.