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Stir didn't invent cooking classes, but we are reinventing them...


Cooking classes don't belong tucked into the back of big box stores. They shouldn't be just an afterthought of a restaurant or caterer. Kitchens should be chic and welcoming. The instruction should be as theatrical as it is educational. Customers shouldn't stress over constant upselling or a bill at the end of the night. Guests should make memories, not just meals.


Stir is founded and owned by Cleveland native Charlie Denk. A few years into an engineering career, Charlie saw an opportunity to create a cooking class focused solely  on guest experience - not as a retail sales mechanism nor 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.


Stir hosted its first class in June 2019 at the Ohio City studio and the Chagrin Falls studio was added in the fall of 2020. More studios, more classes, and more fun is further down the road.


Come along for the ride, and make some memories along the way.


Charlie Denk

Founder + Owner


Madison Smith

Director of Operations

Owner/Operator of Marie Simplicity


Caitlin Fehr

General Manager - Ohio City