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 Join Us in Our 16th year of cooking for Annapolis.


All New Recipes, Spring All Day Intensive Cooking Class

Saturday, April 1

8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

See Schedule of Classes for details.

What our customers said about our last Intensive:

Craig and his talented side kick Terrence just conducted a delectable-delicious cook-a-thon to 16 wannabe cooks. The 6 hours flew by. We were all so lucky to take home shopping bags of yummy pasta carbanara, crab cakes, tilapia papillote, baked salmon with herbs, one bowl chocolate  layer cake and so much more! The extra bonus, of course, is Craig’s demonstrations which pushed us to try cooking techniques we would never do on our own. A day of good food stories, enticing aromas, cooperative cooking, and hard work. I am ecstatically beat but I do have delectable entrees in my refrigerator. Looking ahead, I plan on making stocks, not broths and butternut squash risotto. Thank you for sharing your tips. I am making everything on our hand out.


Next Week’s Take Home Dinners:

Tuesday, March 28

scallops and risotto

Seared Sea Scallops and Spring Risotto



Thursday, March 30

flank steak asian

Asian Style Flank Steak with Snow Peas


Please Check out the Thursday Night Dinners page.


 What a customer has to say about our dinners:

The “take-home dinners” at Cook’s Café have become a tradition for me.  I order them just about every week.  They are awesome and represent an opportunity to partake in a delicious meal containing food that is locally  produced and raised.

If you would like to order a Thursday Night Take Home mail then email Thursday Night Take Home Reservation

Have Lunch in the Cafe with our Designer Sandwich Menu and Daily Special list with our Splendid Seasonal Soups


The Cafe Gang at the Governor’s Cookout 2016

Salad Dressings Now Available by the Bottle in the Cafe or through the Market Basket program!


Class Schedule and Descriptions


If spending some more quality time in the kitchen is on your to-do list for 2016,
cooking classes at the Cafe should have something for you.

If bringing excellent sustainable produce, meats and dairy into your kitchen, then take a look at the Market Basket Program.

View the Cooking Class Schedule here.

View the Market Basket Program here.


Our Services

For all your occasions


A Cook’s Cafe has proudly been of service in Annapolis for the past 14 years.
We offer dine in or carry out lunches, cater for small or large meetings or events,
teach cooking classes and provide a distribution point for local farms to local people.

Take Out Restaurant

A Cook’s Cafe offers dine in or take out lunches, Monday through Friday from 7 to 3. Saturdays until noon. Thursdays are Take Home Dinner days. Menu and Calendar available on Take Home Dinner page.


Whether it is a business function or family celebration, A Cook’s Cafe has the menu for each occasion. The Cafe’s Designer Luncheon has been sought after for over 13 years. Ever evolving with new and seasonal items, A Cook’s Cafe catering connects local farms to local people, bringing them together over everyone’s shared passion: great food.

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The Chesapeake School of Cooking

The Mission of cooking classes is quite simple: To assist everyone to be better cooks in their own kitchens. Kitchens are the hearts of the home. They are where families and friends come together. By offering cooking classes that are extremely hand-on and welcoming, the Cafe has been a part of hundreds of peoples lives over the years, by teaching that kitchens are happy and creative places. People of all ages, and all skill levels have a lively and learning experience in our kitchen.

Market Basket Program and Community Supported Agriculture

The Market Basket Program at the Cafe simplifies the link between local farms, kitchens and your family possible. It has two distinct parts that can operate either in tandem, or individually depending on the needs of each family. The CSA is a 24 week local Farm to Table fresh produce program provided by One Straw Farm. The Market Basket is A La Carte from local farms and the Cafe.


Reservations for Take Out Dinner, Classes or Gift Certificates must be made by calling (or emailing) the Cafe.
Please call 410.266.1511 or email csewell@acookscafe.com.