About Us

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In the Kitchen Cooking School is the premier cooking school in the Delaware Valley. As featured in the Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Courier Post, Bucks County Times, and both New Jersey and NJ magazines, we offer deliciously creative and fun hands-on gourmet cooking classes, private parties, and team building events.

Classes at In the Kitchen get students involved in every aspect of the art of cooking — just as if they were professional chefs. Students learn to prepare mise en place, cook with and without recipes, orchestrate a full meal, and plate their culinary creations. At the end of the evening, students dine together on the delicious meals they have created.

Now in our new location on charming Mechanic Street in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey, In the Kitchen Cooking School is the perfect spot to release your inner chef! Join one of our classes, or gather your friends for a class designed just for you. Browse our retail area, stocked with some of our favorite ingredients and kitchen “toys”.

Chef Kathy invites you to come and play in the kitchen!

Kathy S. Gold, CPC
Founder & Executive Chef

Kathy Gold left the world of investment banking and portfoilio management for a soul satisfying career in professional cooking. She founded her original company, Custom Cuisine Personal Chef Service and Catering Company, over 10 years ago.

Her background, including formal training at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada and restaurant experience at Bistro Francais, in Washington, D.C., prompted her desire to share her love of cooking with others. Kathy taught cooking classes at Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, and Kitchen Kapers before founding In the Kitchen Cooking School in 2005.

Originally located in Moorestown, New Jersey, her classes quickly became the area’s top destination for serious chefs and those who just want to have fun in the kitchen while learning new skills and meeting new friends.

Chef Gold is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and a member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, for which she serves as the Local Exchange Coordinator. Honored by her induction into the prestigious organization, Les Dames D’Escoffier, she serves the organization as a 3rd Vice President on the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board. She has also appeared as a featured guest on the National Public Radio program A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman and as a co-host on WOND radio’s Ed Hitzel Show. CNBC featured Chef Gold in a special called Escaping the Cube.