Historic Tavern Cook and Educator, Historic Cooking & Domestic Skills, Private Events, Lectures, Demonstrations
Diane Schwindt is the resident historic cook at the Ketcham Inn c. 1693 located in Center Moriches, NY. She focuses on all components of colonial life on Long Island. Through experiential learning, she gives classes, lectures, and hearth cooking workshops to all ages, for both public and private groups. Her use of authentic materials, cooking equipment and research has been recognized by the New-York Historical Society, museums and educational institutions. Diane has received numerous community awards, has been featured in the magazines Edible, Newsday, and been showcased on News 12. She was recipient of a grant through the Ketcham Inn Foundation from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for the development of the hearth kitchen. Diane evolved her craft, skills and enthusiasm for historic cooking while studying with renowned culinary historian Dr. Alice Ross. Diane is the Director of the Smith Estate at Longwood c. 1790 and has had a 40-year career working for the Town of Brookhaven. Diane is the founder of Stirring up History.
Contact for more information:
(516) 314-3455 or [email protected]