The Savoir Story

Hands On Cooking Classes Taught By Professionals

Join us to learn new recipes and techniques, and create dishes with coaching from professional chefs.

At Savoir we offer hands on cooking classes, wine tastings, and private events. Our classes cover all skill levels from novice to advanced, and include a wide range of topics including regional cuisine and technique based workshops. Our mission is to enhance your ability in the kitchen through a fun, relaxed, and interactive cooking experience taught by industry professionals.  

Our private events are designed to engage your guests and are perfect for all occasions including team building, birthday parties, and bridal showers to name a few. Contact us with any questions, we are ready to create a memorable event for you. 

We are located in historic downtown Powell, Ohio, which is home to a growing number of fantastic independent restaurants, festivals, and farmers markets. We enjoy a strong sense of community dedicated to supporting local business. Stop in and check us out!


Savoir:  Behind the Name

Savoir in French means ‘to know’. At Savoir our goal is to expand the culinary ability of our customers through a hands on approach to the kitchen.


Chef’s Background

Mike McCauley is the founder and Chef at Savoir. He is a certified executive chef with 15 years’ experience in professional kitchens. Mike’s straightforward, no fluff approach to food will instill confidence in even the most novice home cook. Spend 3 hours with Chef Mike and you will learn the cooking techniques that make all the difference in the finished product.

Mike began his training as a chef apprentice under Chefs Thomas Corbett and Cory Armour at Wedgwood Golf and Country Club in Powell. From there he worked as the Sous Chef under Chef Michael Frank at Tartan Fields Golf Club in Dublin, where he worked on menu development, pastry, and banquets.

Most recently Mike has worked to develop menus that are both healthy and flavorful at The McConnell Heart Health Center. While working with dietitians and exercise physiologists Mike began to appreciate the health and wellness aspect of cooking. Take a look at the calendar and you will find many of Mike’s classes focus on amazing dishes that you can feel good about eating.

Mike is a passionate cook. He started Savoir to have the opportunity to interact with his customers, share his love of great food and great wine, and have fun!