Sandy D'Amato ran his acclaimed Milwaukee restaurant Sanford for 23 years, cooking on the line every night. When he and his wife realized they'd had enough of the grind, they sold the restaurant and their apartment upstairs and bought a 1900s farmhouse on a riverbank in rural Massachusetts. D'Amato added a large and sunny teaching kitchen and began giving classes on refined Mediterranean-American food, including smart reinventions of the Sicilian dishes he ate growing up.
Max Class Size: 8
Cost: From $95 for a four-hour class; goodstockfarm.com.