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The Western Reserve School of Cooking was started in 1971 by Zona Spray. From 1971 to 1997 it was known as the Zona Spray School of Cooking. Along with the school, Zona had a cookware shop called The Cookery. Zona was well known in the area for her cooking classes and her extensive knowledge in the culinary field.

In 1997 she sold the school and moved to Florida where she continues to write, travel and teach. In 1997 the school name was changed to the Western Reserve School of Cooking. Since then the school has had a few owners and is now owned by Catherine St. John.

The school and store have become a Hudson institution over the years and has had many students, both professional and recreational walk through its doors. In our 37 year history we have always strived to give our students and customers the finest in culinary education and supplies. Having the school coupled with the store allows us to bring you the very best in food and equipment. Our knowledgeable staff can not only help you to pick the best cookware and gadgets for your kitchen, but since they have all been through our program, and are avid cooks, they can also help with all your cooking questions.

For more information please be sure to check out our Chef Bios.



Contact Us

Western Reserve School Of Cooking
140 North Main St.
Hudson, Ohio 44236

Tel: 330.650.1665

Email: info@wrsoc.com