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.





MAY 13th

Chef Mary Class

Spring FLATBREADS -$45

Friday, May 13th, 2022 3:00pm

This is a Happy Hour class with Chef Mary and includes one tasting of wine. Additional wine/beverages available for a fee.


Spring is in the air!

Chef Mary shares how to incorporate fresh spring flavors into flatbreads in creative ways. Learn how to make a simple dough recipe and how to prepare it with your fresh ingredients for a crowd pleasing dinner or fun appetizer.


MAy dinner party class


Our Annual Foraged Foods Dinner -$85

Friday, May 20, 2022 6:00pm

Dinner Party Classes includes a glass of wine chosen by our sommelier to perfectly pair.


The menu for this class is yet to be determined. This has been one of our top selling classes for 15 years.  

The ingredients are foraged (by Judy) from the surrounding woods, meadows and springs. It is always a delightful surprise of fresh produce.


June 3rd

Mary Class

Summer Pasta Salads -$45

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 3:00pm

This is a Happy Hour class with Chef Mary and includes one tasting of wine. Additional wine/beverage available for a fee.


Not all pastas are created equally and we will highlight the differences and how it can impact your recipe.

Chef Mary demonstrates and samples both warm and cold pasta salads that come together quickly for any meal. Included in the class are simple sauce recipes you can use for many purposes!


Saturday JUNE 25th

Summer Wine tasting

Annual Summer Wine Tasting -$75

Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:30pm

Weather permitting, we will again be under the pergola and in the backyard of The Palate!

Handpicked boutique wines chosen by our wine educator and sommelier and perfectly paired appetizers prepared by our chefs. Stroll in the yard, visit the chefs and ask questions as they prepare appetizers or find your perfect spot to sit and relax.

If rain decides to descend, we will be indoors.