Enjoy the magnificent surroundings of a turn-of-the-century Georgian mansion while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your own home!
Chef Francois Dionot is the founder and director of L'Academie de Cuisine and has over 30 years of experience in the food service industry. A native of Reims, France, Mr. Dionot was educated at L'Ecole Hotelire de la Societe Suisse de Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in hotel and restaurant service management and all phases of food preparation.
Linda and Larry, along with their three children, Francis, Heather, and Jackie, began a family farm enterprise located in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains in 1993. They are committed to sustainable practices and quality artisanal products with a focus on cheese. Larry and Linda are passionate cheeseophiles and food enthusiasts. Over the past eighteen years they have taught the art and science of cheesemaking to nearly 3000 students from around the world.
Marc Supsic is a certified wine & spirits pro, Sommelier, cook, educator and media personality living in the Philadelphia suburbs. His mission is to inspire people to make great wine, spirits and food, a part of their daily lives. For the past six years, Marc has been sharing his passion, hosting private wine events around the Tri-State Area and the Mid-Atlantic. He also organizes large-scale, corporate events, and works with many B&Bs and restaurants to offer fun wine-centric experiences. He’s literally met and helped thousands of people to embrace the concept of, “Wine Living.”
from United States, January 2020
"What a weekend!"
Great venue and cooking experience at the Mercersburg Inn. Accommodations were what you would expect from a historical building, but very well maintained. Kitchen was the right size for our group and we enjoyed the friendship as much as the cooking techniques shared by Francois.
from United States, February 2019
The place was absolutely stunning, the staff was accomodating, kind and on top of their game. The food was amazing. The culinary experience was more educational fun then expected. I was a solo attendee and I did not feel left out, or alone. I cannot wait to go again, such a beautiful stay.
from United States, November 2019
The instructors rocked! Very knowledgeable, great teachers, and wonderful stories.