While the ambitions of Stir are grand, the vision is simple. Cooking classes don't need to exist merely as a mechanism to sell cooking products. They shouldn't be just an afterthought of a restaurant or caterer. Kitchens should be beautiful and welcoming. The registration and payment process can be entirely digital. Guests should make memories, not just meals.
Stiris owned and operated by Cleveland native Charlie Denk. A few years into an engineering career, Charlie saw an opportunity to create a cooking class business focused solely on guest experience - not as a retail sales mechanism or as a subsidiary of a caterer or restaurant. He quickly became disenchanted with corporate life. So in 2018, at the age of 25, Charlie set out to create Stir.
In training, he conducted cooking classes for over 1,000 guests on behalf of the largest avocational cooking school in the United States. He continues to assemble a talented team dedicated to Stir'svision.
Stirhosted its first class in June 2019 at the Ohio City studio and quickly gained notoriety and popularity. With grand ambitions, Stiris looking forward to continuing that momentum forward.
Come along for the ride, and make some memories along the way.