Cooking Classes

Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen

5420 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703


Come and join us as we offer fun and exciting new cooking classes each season. These classes are economical and perfect for working parents or the novice chef at home. We'll see you in the kitchen.


More Information

To see a current listing of cooking classes, check out our current issue of The Recreater.

Meet the Instructors!

Cheryl Turner 
I have been involved in teaching children for the past 35 years. I love working with kids and helping instill basic life skills. We offer kids programs starting at 2 1/2 years old, you can never start too early! I have been married for 43 years to my wonderful husband Frank and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I'm the head teacher at a private school in Blue Ridge Summit, PA, where I have worked since 1991 and continue to help the school grow and prosper. 

My favorite style of cooking is home-style comfort foods.

My favorite meal to prepare is Fried Chicken with Browned Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. 

Krystal Turner 
I have been with Frederick County Parks & Recreation as a cooking instructor for 7 years. I also have taught at Frederick Community College as an adjunct professor for the Culinary Arts Program. I have an Associates Degree and Certificate in Culinary Arts and Business Management, through Frederick Community College. I have a home-based bakery in Blue Ridge Summit, PA, where I accept orders through the week and am open for walk-ins on the weekend. I am newly married to my amazing husband Rich and have an 11 year old step son and a baby girl due in March. 

My favorite style of cooking is ethnic cooking from Italian to South American. 

My favorite meal to prepare is Chicken Cordon Bleu, Onion Tarts, Green Beans with Red Peppers and Chocolate Mousse.