About Fig


Welcome to The Fig Cooking School! Since 2009, Fig has used hands-on cooking classes to bring people together over amazing food. Rooted in family tradition (the name "Fig" comes from Heide's daughters – Francesca, Isabella, and Gabrielle!), we've developed our classes to bring together guests of all backgrounds. After an evening of storytelling, laughter, and camaraderie that only breaking bread can bring, it's common to see guests exchanging phone numbers at the end of class. Our seasonal recipes feature flavors from around the world, and from our own backyard, and are both approachable and illuminating for cooks of all skill levels. We regularly appear on TV and in demonstrations around the region, but we are in our element making memories with new friends in the Fig kitchen.

We're also overjoyed to announce that we have just moved to our new location at 42 Naugatuck Ave, Milford! Be sure to follow our Instagram (@figcookingschool) to stay updated on exciting developments at our new space!

We created this video as window inside the world of Fig. Watch to learn more about our philosophy and the Fig experience.



Hands-On Cooking Classes
TV Appearances
Chef's Tables
Kitchen Rentals

Private Parties
Take-Out + Dinner Kits
Theme Dinners
Kids' Workshops

Corporate Team Building
Menu Consultation
Food + Drink Pairing Dinners

Items in italics are new for 2018!

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HEIDE LANG, Founder + Chief Instructor

Heide's husband always says her cooking is the reason he married her, and we highly doubt he's joking. Heide will stop at nothing to make sure a recipe is perfect, no matter if it's the Austrian cuisine she grew up with, the Persian food she discovered in her travels, or the Nashville Fried Chicken she loves more than anything. A former full-time journalist and mother of three, Heide knows that nobody (least of all herself) has five hours a day to spend making dinner, so she opened Fig to show the world that healthy, delicious gourmet cuisine can be simple enough for any week night. Sure she trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York, but she says she learned the most from cooking over 30 years in her own kitchen. And since she knows that secret recipes are overrated, she opened Fig to share her innovative menus and time-tested techniques with you.