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Chef Mary Mentzer

Mary’s dedication and passion for the simple art of cooking is what she wants to bring to each person she meets.

The Palate Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes are back for 2022! We have two venues: Friday's at 3 PM for 60-90 minutes with Chef  Mary and

Weekend Dinner Party Classes with Chef Judy starting at 6 PM.

To register, please click on the link for the class or call us at 715-442-6400.

The Palate Cooking Classes And Events

Experiences at The Palate 2023!

We are excited to see you at The Palate for one or many of our experiences in 2023 including a new event, our Friday Happy Hour Experiences designed to be fun, social and memorable! We update classes and events throughout the year, so check back for updates or sign up for our email list here (at the bottom of the page)!



May 26th


Chef Mary

Happy Hour Experience

3:00 PM

French Baguette Apps -$59

Friday, May 26th, 2023 3:00pm


Delicious, crusty on the outside soft on the inside, French Baguette is an often forgotten treasure when seeking delicious appetizer options! And it begins with choosing a really good baguette.


Join Chef Mary for a Friday afternoon appetizer gathering featuring French Baguette crostini, dipping sauces and a little know how on choosing a good baguette. Leave with the recipes and recreate your own French Baguette gathering!



A fun opportunity, to connect with old friends or meet new ones, in the kitchen at The Palate.

One beverage of your choice from our BTG menu is included!


May 27th


Chef Judy

Dinner Party Class

6:00 PM


Annual Spring Foraging Dinner -$95

Saturday, May 27th, 2023 6:00pm

Join us for the Annual Spring Foraging Chef Judy dinner party! One of our most popular events at The Palate. Spring 

Foraging is done by Chef Judy who, inspired by what she finds, creates the masterpiece you eat!


Stracciatella: Italian Egg & Cheese Soup with Watercress

Semolina Bread with Wild Greens, Olives, & Sun Dried Tomatoes

Salad of Wilted Greens with Caramelized Mushrooms

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Wild Leek-Chipotle Sauce

Sautéed Spring Vegetables

Maple-Ricotta Mousse with Wine-Poached Rhubarb


One glass of wine included with class!

Experience includes the recipes and a recommendation for the perfectly paired wine from our wine educator.


Private Events

Private events are one of our favorite experiences!

customized to your group

Available Dates based upon availability of Chefs

Min of $1,000 

accommodates up to 14 people

Past PRivate Events:

Bridal Brunch

Gourmet Couples Club Dinner

Family Gathering

Call 715-442-6400 or email us

for more information


Private Event Offering

You pick the date

Learning French Wine

with Wine Educator

Sara Bowler

Min of 8 people/max of 14

French Wines -$65/person

Gather a group and experience France at The Palate French Wine tasting class with wine educator Sara Bowler. Six wines from different regions and beautiful cheese and charcuterie pairings. Call us at 715-442-6400 to schedule a date.


 France is the birthplace of the most noble grape varieties we know today. In this French wine class a small group will taste six French wines, handpicked by Sara, from small producers. Sara will guide the class through the French wines, the grapes in each wine and the regions in France where they are grown. Each guest will receive a packet of information that includes a class outline complete with maps of the regions. 

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