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Address: 3437 Greenleaf Way, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541 312-0097
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Description: The Well Traveled Fork offers insightful culinary tours and cooking...
The Well Traveled Fork offers insightful culinary tours and cooking classes in the Central Oregon area. You can meet the farmers and ranchers that grow the food that you put on your table. The growers will show you their fields and pastures, the places that make their products so unique that you will begin to understand and appreciate what fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable food is all about!Our cooking classes are the best! Chef Bette teaches children as well as the experienced cook new things to do in the kitchen. From Wood Fired Cuisine in her pizza oven paired with Bend' famous beers to French pastry or children's classes, a day in the kitchen with Chef Bette is a memorable event.
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From Scratch Cooking Class

Thank you so much for a wonderful and fun way to spend time with my Wife. I always learn new and easy ways to cook in every class I attend but this class was especially rewarding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thank you so much for a wonderful and fun way to spend time with my Wife. I always learn new and easy ways to cook in every class I attend but this class was especially rewarding for me. Not only were these recipes delicious but they were far easier to cook than I had thought. My personal favorite was "Andrews"... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at our cooking class. Our goal is to make our classes informative as well as fun. The highest complement you can give us is to make the recipes at home. We look forward to seeing you again. Bon Appetit! More 

Bend, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had a party at Bette's home and like some other reviews have noted her attitude was very put out and for the price paid I expected more. We had a pizza party and had hoped to learn some new things. Bette had the pizza dough already prepared and we rolled it out and added the toppings that she had... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

Our Wood Fired Cuisine Class continues to be our most popular class, as we teach guests to make authentic pizzas in a wood fired oven. Reviewers consistently comment that I am extremely professional, a warm & gracious hostess and a great teacher. Why this reviewer chose to wait almost a year to make a negative review is curious. More 

Sunriver, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a wonderful surprise and treat from my daughter-in-law whom I shared the evening and came away with renewed cooking interest in cooking from scratch. The class was interactive with lots to eat afterwards. On top of the recipes from the class we enjoyed getting to know the participants, a fabulous setting, exquisite kitchen and tips to help us... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the class. Hands on cooking classes are the best way to learn. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bend, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband surprised me with a couples cooking class for Valentine's day. We had a wonderful time. Bette and Megan were polite and incredibly gracious. Bette's husband was a warm host as well. We were in the class in their home with several other couples of all ages, we all had a great time. The class was educational and a... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed our Couples Cooking Class. While my husband doesn't always come to the classes, I am glad you enjoyed his company. We make every effort to make our classes informative as well as enjoyable. We look forward to seeing both of you again. More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The owners' two assistants catered the party after the owner went out of town at the last minute after giving the impression she would be there. The assistants were unpleasant and when it came time for them to leave, they quickly and quietly started packing up all of the food, despite the fact that many of the guests were still... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

The reviewer was not our client but writes as though they were. My business trip was planned 9 months in advance but is irrelevant to this event. My staff is courteous and professional and has been with me for a long time. We set up, catered and cleaned up for this event. We stand by our decision to remove and... More 

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We used the Well Traveled Fork's catering service for our Client Cocktail party and were extremely disappointed. While Bette started out helpful, she became very short with us when we had questions after paying the deposit. We had been under the impression that she would be there to coordinate the catering but let us know just days before the event... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

Unfortunately, the reviewer has the facts misstated. We stand by our decision to remove the food that had been sitting out for hours according to County health code. More 

Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have attended events on several occasions that were catered by the Well-Traveled Fork, and, as a result, frequently refer their services to clients and friends. Their menu selection, attention to detail, food quality and presentation are all excellent. I have also been impressed by their attentive staff, who I have found to be polite, punctual and efficient. A recent... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

We appreciate your vote of confidence. We strive to make every event special for our clients. Thank you from all of us! More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I attended a large cocktail party my friend was hosting and thought the food was good but later when I went to get more, the caterers were packing it up and putting into coolers when the party hadn't even finished. They seemed very put off when I asked if I could have more. Later I had found out that the... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

This cocktail party for 35 guests was from 5-7PM, but was extended to 7:45PM at the request of the hostess. The servers left the party at 8:30PM when only the hostess and a handful of friends remained, drinking. It is against County health regulations to leave food after a catered event, something the reviewer didn't understand. My staff is seasoned... More 

la
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were vacationing in Bend and we were told we HAD to take Betty's tour. SO glad we did! We took the Secrets of Bend Culinary Tour and were had a blast! Also learned a lot of the local foods and how a lot of the surrounding farms are all organic. She also hooked us up with... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. So glad you had a great time. Isn't Bend a wonderful place? Our local food scene is pretty amazing considering our short growing season. And our beer is world class. Can't wait to see you again. More 

Portland, Or
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband, mother-in-law, and I were visiting Bend for the first time and thought taking the Culinary Secrets tour would be a perfect way to get to know Bend in a more interesting and intimate manner. We were not disappointed! I called Megan a few days earlier to book our tour and she was attentive, thoughtful, and accommodating and even... More 

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ChefBette, Owner at The Well Traveled Fork, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself on the tour. Yes, we are lucky to have Megan and Macon as our Culinary Adventurers, showing our guests the highlights of the local food culture in Central Oregon. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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