Food & Drink » Food & Drink Stories

Fatten up your cooking abilities



If you keep hearing from friends and family that you should open a restaurant because your cooking is so good, maybe you should give Susie Godsey a call.

Godsey runs Susie's Culinary Secrets, a cooking school on Howell Branch Road in Winter Park (407-628-5982). Here she shows off the skills she learned at Paris' Le Cordon Bleu, by teaching things like authentic rustic Italian cooking techniques. Godsey herself conducts some of the classes, while others are run by local chefs, including instructors from the Disney Institute.

Hands-on sessions run about two and a half hours, where a maximum of 12 students cook a full-course meal from salad to dessert ... and then they eat it! Complete with wine, the one-night class costs $65. There are also demonstration classes (you don't cook) and wine seminars (you drink). Get out of your kitchen and into hers.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.