Breaking bread together at new cooking school

Most of us probably first heard about breaking bread from church, either in the Last Supper story or the old hymn. But breaking bread together is enjoyable anywhere. As we grow older, sharing a meal with family and friends becomes one of the simple pleasures of life.

I had the chance to break bread, and watch it be prepared, at a new venue in town. Fredericksburg already has an embarrassment of riches to bring people to town. For those who are “culinarily” inclined, there is now one more. A new cooking school for the Burg’s visitors who love to create in the kitchen and break bread.

The Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School had a test run of sorts on Thursday night before their official opening the following night. I was lucky enough to be invited, along with some folks from the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau and assorted individuals.

John DeMers, whose always interesting food column you can find weekly in these pages, led the class, assisted by friends Leo Aguirre, also a chef and talented employee in the Fischer & Wieser marketing department, and Josh Rodriguez, who manages the retail operations at Das Peach Haus and the company’s store on Main Street. 

The new school will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and plans include bringing in guest chefs and winemaker classes. You can find a class link off their website at


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