Atlantic City Viking Cooking School: An Amazing Escape

**Disclaimer: My accommodations were comped by Caesars Entertainment. However, all opinions and experiences are my own. **

I had the opportunity to visit Atlantic City this week for an #ACgirlfriendgetaway. I am so excited to share my Atlantic City experience with you!

I have so much to talk about from this trip but for now I would love to talk to you about one of my favorite parts—The Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. It was such a blast. Here are 5 amazing reasons why.
1. The company! How often do you get to be in the kitchen with some of your best friends? I am not a fan of being in my own kitchen, but when my friends joined me I no longer felt like I was slaving over a hot stove, I felt like I was socializing over a hot grill. I truly had a blast with these amazing ladies.20140520-201443-72883690.jpg

This is Tina.  (My kids refer to her as “The Mom of kids who like Captain America!”)

2. The appetizers and drinks! Harrah’s Viking School does it right. We started off with a delicious crab dip and a lemon cocktail. I can’t help but crave the crab dip as I am writing this.20140520-201443-72883045.jpg

3. I learned how to cook! Once upon a time I think I knew how to cook. Through all of the babies and house drama I think I might have forgotten how. I am not sure, but I did learn how to make a new meal. I was so proud of the delicious dinner that we made and then dined on together.20140520-201444-72884401.jpg

4. I didn’t clean up! I created a full meal and enjoyed it with my friends. Then I did NO dishes afterwards. I did not fight over kids not using their manners. I did not deal with someone wanting something every five seconds. Someone else even opened my bottle of wine and poured me a glass.20140520-201445-72885953.jpg

5. The recipes! I got to keep them and intend to recreate them! My husband will be delighted!  Shrimp wrapped in bacon……I don’t need to explain anything else right?


These days my life seems to revolve around 3 things. All of those things are filled with joy but it gets tiring—work, being a mom, and being a wife. I don’t have time for a hobby these days, and I don’t really have any time for TV. This was a fabulous night out with friends where I was able to relax, enjoy myself, and learn something fun. This class is amazing and I hope to return soon so my family can experience it with me.


The Viking Cooking School is located in Atlantic City in @HarrahsResort. 777 Harrah’s Blvd Atlantic City, NJ 08401

They have a variety of cooking classes and schedules. You can check them all out here.





  1. Loved looking at your pictures and seeing your pretty smile! We had a blast! So happy to have been a part of it!

  2. Loved reading this since I missed that portion of the trip! Great recap Elizabeth.

  3. Everything sounds wonderful and it looks even better! 🙂

  4. Ha! Love #4.

  5. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    How fun! We have places like this near me here in Boston and I have done a couple of them. It’s a great date night.

  6. I love to cook and so jealous you got a gourmet cooking class! The best part is that you didn’t have to clean up!

  7. I would love to go to somewhere like this.I love to cook so this would be great fun for me.

  8. This looks fabulous! I would love to experience this with my closest friends. It also looks scrumptious.

  9. This looks like so much fun! I’d love to take a gourmet cooking class, especially with Viking!

  10. Cooking classes can be such fun, and educational! Sounds like you had a great time!

  11. Angela S says:

    I love to cook and have never been to Atlantic City. This trip looks like a lot of fun to me.

  12. Wow a cooking school at a casino! That is cool! Looks like you all had fun…the lemonade looks delish!

  13. My mom attended a cooking school here in Atlanta and she loved it. This one looks like a great time!

  14. So neat. I’ve always wanted to take a cooking class with my husband. I’ll have share about this cooking school with my cousins up in New Jersey. I’m sure they would love to go take a class.

  15. I’ve always wanted to do something like this for a date night or mom’s night out. I love learning to cook new stuff!

  16. You ladies had an amazing time! I loved following along via social media and drooling over the food you created. I hope you get to work with them again soon.

  17. This was a great interactive evening. The food was great, but the company was even better. I had a blast!

  18. Oh what a great place to stay! We may be heading to Atlantic City this summer!

  19. What a great little getaway. I wish our Harrah’s offered something similar!

  20. That sounds like a wonderful experience. Real exciting.

  21. Now that’s a nice little break from the tables and slots. I love this idea!

  22. What fantastic fun. You got to cook, enjoy, and NOT clean? My kinda night.

  23. Wow! I can sense that you certainly had so much fun! I can relate to you that there are just some things that are a pain to do. But when you have friends with you, life becomes so much fun and bearable all of a sudden. 🙂

  24. Bacon wrapped shrimp is one of my favorites. I love it so much!

  25. Oh this looks wonderful! How fun!

  26. What a neat experience, I would love to do something similar, I too forget how to cook often, only because I just don’t like it! Thank goodness hubby remembers how to cook everything 😉

  27. I would absolutely love this! I agree that slaving over a hot stove alone sucks and is totally fun with friends!

  28. I think I need to go to cooking school! And there are some people here who would agree! 🙂

  29. When we lived in NYC, Atlantic City was our getaway from the kids. Seems you had a great experience as well just like we used to.

  30. What a neat thing to do. I want to take a cooking class now. I’m going to see if there are any in my area.

  31. That looks like fund. Would so love a girls night out.

  32. This must have been a wonderful experience. Everything looks so good. Great pictures too

  33. What a great way to spend a night out. I think I would like to take some cooking classes. You are never to old to learn new tricks and I can use some help in the kitchen.

  34. The cooking school sounds like such a fun experience! I’d love to do that. I went to a conference last year and got to see some chefs do their “thang” but we didn’t get the chance to get our hands dirty in the kitchen. Looks like you had a blast!

  35. WOW, what an amazing trip! NOT cleaning up would definitely be a perk for me!

  36. Wow, what a cool trip! It has been years since I’ve been to Atlantic City. It looks like I may need to add it to my places to go list!

  37. Looks like you had a good time! Those skewers look so yummy!

  38. How fun and this is totally something I would do! The Harrah’s in Iowa needs to add this class!

  39. I love learning how to cook! This looks like so much fun… thank you for sharing!

  40. How fun! What a great date night or girls night out!

  41. This looks like it was such a fun getaway! The shrimp in bacon sounds like something my family would love.

  42. I’ve always wanted to go to Atlantic City. Sounds like you had an amazing time.

  43. I bet it was so fun to cook with all of your girlfriends! On top of that doing no dishes would be a Godsend.

  44. This is so exciting. The great food, the lesson and your friends is such a great combination.

  45. This is so cool! We only live about 1.5 hours from AC. I would totally do this!

  46. What a cool trip! Thanks for sharing. My family and I are heading to Atlantic City this month for a mini vacay. Will check them out.

  47. This looks like so much fun! I’m not too far away from AC- this looks like something my girlfriends and I would love to do!

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