Although I had heard good things about the Greenwood, MS Viking Cooking School, I had my doubts. And although I like to cook, why would I drive two hours, then pay someone to let me make my own dinner? So with a hopeful, yet somewhat skeptical attitude, we set off for Greenwood to meet six of our friends for our culinary experience.
After checking in at the Alluvian Hotel, we walked across the street to the cooking school. The kitchen was a sparkling clean, large rectangular room full of shiny stainless steel and gleaming white tile. A large island was front and center with fourteen workstations equipped with knives, recipe ingredients, cooking utensils and cutting boards. Four Viking ranges were set around the perimeter of the room and a table for fourteen was set in the back.