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Classes / Corporate Team Building

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Cornwall Bakery Culinary Classes and Corporate Team Building Events

Cornwall Bakery offers a variety of Culinary Classes to help the novice / home chef develop and refine their culinary skills.  Our classes are educational, hands on, engaging and fun!  Choose from our courses listed, or create your own private class or culinary party with minimum of 10 students.  To arrange a private class or culinary party – please email us, stop in or call.  All culinary students will receive a 10% discount on any purchases made in the bakery the day of their class.

Cornwall also offers Corporate Team Building and Leadership Development in the form of culinary classes, food challenges and competitions.  If your company or corporation is looking for a new and engaging team building event – consider a “cake-wars” or “iron-chef” style competition or food challenge.  Corporate team building events are typically 3-hours and can be combined with dinner at a local restaurant.  Teams will be under the direction of a Cornwall professional chef who will guide them to a winning creation!  Cornwall provides all the supplies, encouragement and judging of the competition.  Your teams can enjoy their creations after the event, take them home, or we can arrange to deliver them to your office the following day.

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Freeman Gunnell, proprietor of Cornwall Bakery in Grosse Pointe Park is a graduate of the School for American Chefs, Beringer Vineyards at Napa Valley, California as well as Cuisine Regionale of France from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France. His well-rounded career includes working as chef de cuisine and as a pastry chef in gourmet restaurants as well as corporate and private settings. Awarded the prestigious IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) pastry award to study at Ecole Lenotre in Paris, France and three-time recipient of the IDDBA Scholarships (International Dairy-Deli Bakery Association), 2007- 2009. He graduated Schoolcraft College with high honors in the Culinary Arts, Pastry and Baking Programs.  He has an extensive 20 year culinary history working in fine dining and gaining experience in breads and pastries working under the direction of renowned chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Madeleine Kamman and Jimmy Schmidt.


Megan Gunnell, LMSW, MT-BC, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Megan specializes in women’s issues and couples therapy. She supports personal transformative work through a practice grounded in mindfulness as well as integrative medicine and the healing arts. Megan offers traditional talk therapy with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy and self-care.  Megan received her Masters from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Megan and Freeman were married in 1998 and have 2 children.  They have co-facilitated wellness retreats in Costa Rica and share a love for creativity, the arts, health, cooking and travel.

Megan Gunnell can assist with Corporate Team Building / Leadership Development classes by adding an insightful and mindful aspect to your culinary event.




SOLD OUT!!!!!   

Cornwall POP UP Dinner with

Chef Freeman Gunnell, Chef Matthew Dunaj and Chef Gavin Russell

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 7:30pm

5 Courses – 3 Chefs – 1 Seating – Only 40 seats

(No menu substitutions, there will be meat and seafood courses)

Tickets are $75 in person and available in store or online.  


Updated Fall/Winter 2017-2018 cooking classes coming soon!




Pizza Making

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$55.00 per person

Limited to 15 students

There is nothing like making your own pizza at home!  The secret is in the crust and the sauce!  Join Chef Freeman Gunnell as he teaches you how to make your own pizza dough. You will also learn the secrets to making a delicious white sauce and a red sauce.  Students will be able to top their own pizza creations with a variety of fresh ingredients, bake them off in the Cornwall ovens and enjoy them right there in class.  Join us for your very own adult pizza party!  Students will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase the day of their class.

Register with BUY NOW button below or in store.  


Advanced Knife Skills

Monday, Feb. 6th, 2017

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$55.00 per person

Limited to 15 students

Polish up your knife skills by learning professional techniques that will make for faster and easier cooking in this advanced knife skills course. Learn the proper way to hold, use and sharpen your kitchen knives, which knives are used for which type of preparation and different cutting techniques. Please bring your own knives and a large sized cutting board. Students will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase the day of their class.

Register with BUY NOW button below or in store.

Cake Decorating and Piping

Monday, February 27th, 2017

6:30 pm – 8:30pm

$55.00 per person

Limited to 15 students

Learn how to ice a 6-inch cake and how to decorate specialty cupcakes under the direction of Cornwall Bakery’s top professional pastry chefs.  Students will learn how to pipe with buttercream using various tips and learn secrets to making your cakes and cupcakes look and taste amazing!  Our professional decorators make challenging techniques simple, easy and fun!   Students will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase the day of their class.

Register with BUY NOW button below or in store.


Junior Chef Academy

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

2:00 pm – 4:00pm

$55.00 per person

Limited to 15 students

This class is ONLY open to students ages 11 and up.  Students will learn to make homemade marinara sauce, hand rolled potato gnocchi, a side dish of pan seared zucchini with fresh herbs, butter and parmesan and our famous Cornwall garlic bread.  Students will enjoy this hands-on class in a professional kitchen and will sample all of their creations at the end of class.  Students will also learn the fundamentals of kitchen safety, basic knife skills, and how to cook beyond the recipe.  Students will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase the day of their class.




Artisan Bread Making   

Monday, March 20th, 2017

6:30 pm – 9:00pm

$55.00 per person

Limited to 15 students

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of Cornwall Bakery and learn bread making tips from a pro?  Here is your chance!  Roll up your sleeves and get ready to bake.  Freeman Gunnell will teach students how to make two of our most popular Artisan Breads.  This class is very popular and will sell out quickly – register early!  Students will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase the day of their class.

Register with BUY NOW button below or in store.