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!

Chef Kathy S. Gold
Founder & Executive Chef

Chef 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 Private Chef Service and Catering Company, over 20 years ago.

Her background, including formal training at Le Cordon Bleu and restaurant experience at Bistro Francais, in Washington, D.C., prompted her desire to share her love of cooking with others. Chef Gold 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 was inducted into the Philadelphia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International in 2008, and is a Past President of the Chapter. A three term member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board of Directors, Kathy currently serves as Third Vice President. She appeared as a featured guest on the National Public Radio program A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman, as a special guest on NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,  and as a co-host on WOND radio’s Ed Hitzel Show, and Joe’s Table for Two.  She is a frequent guest on the locally produced radio show Small Bites.  CNBC featured Chef Gold in a special called Escaping the Cube, which followed her career from Wall Street and to the professional kitchen. Chef Gold was thrilled to have been invited to The White House to help launch First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools program.