Take a Class with Hodgson Mill!


Join us for a class in our beautiful Education Center!    

Taste delicious recipes and learn tips and techniques as our knowledgeable instructors whip up a recipe or two. You'll discover new flavors, laugh, and discuss great food in fun, relaxed company.

In a Demonstration Class, our instructors cook up recipes on a theme, and attendees taste and ask questions.

Try an Interactive Class for hands-on fun while you make a recipe or two with direction from an instructor! 

No matter what, you'll walk out with new recipes and kitchen confidence. 

Public Class prices: 

  • $20 per attendee, Demonstration  
  • $25 per attendee, Interactive.  

How to register:

  • In person at Hodgson Mill Mercantile  (1001 Ford Ave, Effingham, IL 62401)
  • Online - see links below (+ processing fee). 

Feel free to call 217-347-6455 (MILL) for more info. 



Book a Private Class!

 If you have a group of 8 or more looking for a fun activity -- entertainment, team-building, or a health & wellness initiative, we now offer private classes!  

You may select the same formats as our public classes - Demonstration or Interactive - led by one of our knowledgeable instructors.   

We'll help you tailor the class to your group's interest! We have a large collection of successful recipes offered in past classes. 

  • Cost per Attendee is $20 for Demonstration classes, and $25 per attendee for Interactive classes. 
  •  Minimum of 8 Attendees to schedule a private class;  maximum 12 attendees.  
  • Payment in full is required two weeks prior to class.  
  • Check can be sent to: Hodgson Mill Mercantile, 1001 Ford Ave., Effingham, IL  62401 Attn. Jean Cornell   
  • Day classes are generally scheduled at 10:00 AM.  Evening Classes must start by 5:30 PM at the latest.  
  • Organizer will confirm date of class prior to official scheduling of event.    
  • Alcohol allowed with prior permission only in Private Classes.


For any questions about classes, please call us at 217-347-MILL (6455) or email: jcornell@hodgsonmill.com.

Public Class Schedule

May/June/July 2017


Always Room for a Cookie!  (Interactive for Adults & Kids)

 Cocoa Chocolate Chip and Thumbprints

  • Interactive Baking for all ages.
  • For Adults & Kids 1st Grade and up.
  • Kids must be able to work independently.
  • Each child must have a guardian on premise.
  • Each paid attendee will do some hands on baking!
  • Make and Take some home.

 May 11, 2017 Thursday 5:15 - 6:45 PM*  

Registration Closed

*ending time approximate


Quinoa in the AM! (Demonstration)

  • Hearty Veggie, Bacon & Quinoa Quiche (GF)   
  • Chile Quinoa Breakfast Burrito (GF)  
  • Quinoa & Blueberry Muffins (GF)
 May 16, 2017 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 AM*  Registration Closed

*ending time approximate


The Power of  "C" (Demonstration)


  •  Slow COOKER Apple Pie Steel CUT Oats (GF)
  •  Whole Wheat Baked Apple CIDER Donuts
  •  Zucchini CUPCAKES
June 1, 2017 Thursday 5:15 - 6:45 PM* Registration Closed 
June 6, 2017 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 AM* Registration Closed
*ending time approximate 



Spring Forward (Demonstration)


  •  Linguine with Asparagus
  •  Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits
  •  Chocolate Covered Almond Cake
June 15, 2017 Thursday 5:15 - 6:45 PM*  Registration Closed
June 20, 2017 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 AM* Registration Closed

*ending time approximate 


Snickerdoodle Pie - Oh My!  (Interactive for Adults & Kids) 

  • Interactive Baking for all ages. 
  •  For Adults & Kids 1st Grade and up. 
  •  Kids must be able to work independently. 
  •  Each child must have a guardian on premise. 
  •  Each paid attendee will be doing hands on baking! 
  •  Make and Take some home. 
  • June 29, 2017 Thursday 5:15 - 7:00 PM* Registration Closed

    *ending time approximate


    Quinoa Goes Mainstream


    * Garlic Mushroom Quinoa (GF)

    * Quinoa with Sausage (GF)

    * Quinoa Chocolate Cookies (GF)

     July 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM  Eventbrite - Quinoa Goes Mainstream
     July 13, 2017  5:15 - 6:45 PM  Registration Closed


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