Cooking Classes Seattle
Cooking classes are not just for foodies! We offer local classes and workshops where you can learn basic skills and techniques, exotic international cuisines, baking and desserts, healthy cooking, and so much more. A love of food can develop into lifelong passions and new activities to be enjoyed with friends new or old. For the creative types, there are numerous ways to also connect cooking and food culture to your other artistic expressions – each reinforces the other, making you feel more creative and fulfilled overall. Can you tell we just love food and creative endeavors? We love anything that tastes good and makes us feel good, too!
Seattle’s culinary scene has become center stage for foodies and critics – and some of our best chefs give back to our foodie communities with the gift of their knowledge and experience. It’s truly a transformational experience to be taught by the best:culinary champions and masters who are world-class practitioners of an ancient craft. We also have natural health practitioners who help students live a healthier lifestyle in the most delicious way. Weight issues, hypertension, and diabetes can be managed with food and exercise, but knowing how is key to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
For the bakers, dessert-makers and chocolatiers, the baked goods and confections scene in Seattle will whet your appetite for more. There is also a natural melding of several world-class creative scenes in Seattle – our abundant wine country means vintners and vintages are incorporated into some of our best culinary experiences. Our thriving visual arts scene also has creative impact on other crafts, like cake making and sculpting, sugar art, candy making, and chocolate manipulation. But the best of all worlds? Combine passions with beer and photography classes, wine and painting classes, or other types of experience you can dream of.
If you are interested in holding an event – it could be a birthday, bridal,or baby shower, team building, or just a group of friends cultivating new interests, we can help organize private classes for adults, teens and kids.
If you are looking for a date night activity, couples cooking classes are very popular. Take a class with your partner, or get a whole group together for a team-building event. If you want us to arrange a private cooking class, we can do that, too.. We also offer classes and camps for kids and teens.
If you’re a novice cook or chef in the making, then basic techniques classes are where to begin. You can learn to boil water! But you can also learn other foundational skills, like knife cut techniques and how to use cooking and food processing equipment. We also offer classes in canning, preserving, and artisanal foods. If you are on the culinary career path, these skills are fundamental to any chef’s or restaurateur’s path to mastery. If sommelier is more your style, then gaining expertise in wine appreciation, pairing, and wine-making itself is easier (and more enjoyable!) than you think.
Our baking and dessert classes for adults and kids alike are some of our most popular. There is no better way for couples, families, or colleagues to bond over the ultimate shared experience. Seattle is also home to a world-class chocolate industry and some of the area’s best chocolatiers bring their sweet skills to students of all ages. We also offer specialty classes like ‘Cooking With Cannabis’, which blends the health benefits of marijuana with tasty treats like brownies and candies.
For so many epicureans, no meal experience would be complete without great wine and beverages. But we’re not snobs about food! We also offer classes and workshops in the casual culinary arts: smoking, BBQ, and grilling, backyard and tailgate parties, steak and hamburgers, and other seasonal and holiday celebrations.
More bonding opportunities are evident with meal experience sessions with some of Seattle’s best restaurateurs and chefs. This is where you, along with friends, family, or co-workers, prepare a multi-course meal that you can then enjoy along with wine and beverage pairing. It’s the ultimate date night experience or just a great night out for you and a best friend.
Seattle’s diverse ethnic cultures bring exotic delights to our adventurous palates. From cooking with Luigi in Seattle’s Little Italy to Creole cooking with Marcela’s Creole Cookery, each class is a culinary escapade to be remembered. So journey from India and Morocco to Japan via the tastes and smells of each delicious culture, and bring someone along with you, too! Ethnic cuisines can also be healthier and tastier alternatives to traditional American fare which can be heavy on calories. You can prepare a feast to enjoy or swap the popcorn for international fare inspired by food-centered films. Or explore family’s ethnic heritage through food from all over the world, with classes to be enjoyed alone or with others. Kids and teens also learn unique life lessons from exploring the world through food – we offer classes, camps, and other culinary adventures for kids big and small.
Our students LOVE wine, which is no surprise considering our proximity to some of the best vineyards and winemakers in the world! We offer a variety of local classes and meal experiences for the beginner or advanced wine connoisseur. Learn to pair the perfect wines with food you cook or cuisines you enjoy. Or embrace your creative self by learning to paint or take great photographs while enjoying great local wines! From Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, you will develop your palate and learn to discern your favorite varieties and blends. Maybe wine will even be a future career path for you – every great sommelier or vintner had to start somewhere!
If you are a fan of the inebriating arts, you will be impressed with the wide array of beverage distillation, brewing, and artisanal crafting classes we offer. For those of you who want to turn passion into career, our professional level classes in bartending, distilling, and brewing pair your love of these ancient beverages with local expertise, But there are plenty of things the hobbyist can learn to do at home, like making your own cocktail bitters, inventive cocktails, and sugar art for your concoctions. Or just enjoy developing your palate for single malt scotch, bourbon, or rye, which always makes life more festive.
We also cater to the coffee and tea lovers among you. Our barista classes and class series take you from novice to master in a short time, with knowledge of espresso theory and extraction, grinding, profiling, milk theory, and milk steaming. If a coffee or tea business is on your mind, then classes covering menu building and psychology, coffee and whole bean sales, tea tasting and brewing, will have you creating the perfect niche for your excellent nose and entrepreneurial spirit. Seattle is definitely the right place for a new coffee shop owner to acquire the business and planning skills needed to make your dream a tasty success.
All couples could use more delight in their lives as it is sure to stoke the passion in both! All of our classes and workshops are designed to be taken with a friend, partner, or co-workers, but our cooking, baking, and dessert classes are some of the most popular for team-building. And it’s not just romantic couples who can enjoy date time – we also have parent-child classes coming up all the time. Who doesn’t bond better over some cupcake fun or backyard cocktail party prep? Every week can be a new adventure with paella parties, pizza al fresco, tapas, and seasonal/holiday events.
For those who take a more conscious approach to food and cooking, we can empower you with the knowledge and techniques you need to get the most out of every bite. You can learn how food contributes to a healthy life, what constitutes ‘whole’ or ‘real’ foods, dietary and nutrition guidelines, and how to utilize the best ingredients in the healthiest ways. These sorts of skills can change lives for those living with diabetes, weight issues, nutritional limitations, and food allergies. Or for those who are simply concerned about the health of the planet, vegetarian and vegan cooking skills are also part of a commitment to conscious living. And kids and teens can also get a boost from culinary training that puts the emphasis on quality ingredients and preparation.
Are you interested in a particular kind of cooking, perhaps gluten-free, vegan, or French cuisine? We also offer classes for adults and kids to enjoy together, so ask if you are looking for something specific, like father-daughter cooking classes or date night novelties. We can also arrange private classes and workshops for friends, family, or co-worker team building and morale events. Our classes change all the time, so keep checking back with us!
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6-Hour Smoking And Grilling Class$170Dates: May 25, 2019 • Sat 10:00am - 4:00pmIn Person • Seattle BBQ and Grilling School • Tukwila, WashingtonStudents will concentrate on smoking meats using two different types of pellet smokers including a Traeger, Grilla, One Big Easy, One Big Green Egg, and propane gas grills. In this class the students will smoke pulled pork, a pork tenderloin, a brisket, a chicken, buffalo wings, sweet potatoes and stuffed peppers as well as many...BBQ Cooking, Cooking, Cooking Techniques, Grilling, Meat CookingLearn More
Chef Guided Happy Hour – Wine & Beer Tour of Pike Place$69Dates: May 25, 2019 • Sat 3:00pm - 5:00pmIn Person • Eat Seattle • Seattle, WashingtonThis wine & beer tour combines sips & snacks at our favorite spots in Pike Place Market. Let our chefs take your palate on a journey as we taste our way through our historical market and make new food loving friends along the way. Learn and sample microbrews and local wine that are paired with small...Age: AdultsAmerican Cooking, Cooking, Cooking Techniques, Couples Cooking, Seasonal MealsLearn More
Home Barista Course: Espresso Extraction and Milk Steaming Fundamentals (Morning)$195Dates: May 25, 2019 • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonCome to our introduction class that covers the basics of espresso extraction, milk steaming fundamentals used in latte art! In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to extract espresso and diagnose taste problems, how to steam milk properly with tips and recipes for competition quality espresso beverages, and machine maintenance. The course offers a...Age: Adults(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Home Barista Course: Introduction to Latte Art – 3 Hours$115Dates: May 25, 2019 • Sat 1:00pm - 4:00pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonIn this class, you will master the skills of pouring a heart, rosette, or your own ‘special art form’ to take home and practice! This class is designed for beginning and intermediate baristas wishing to gain more control of their skill set using milk theory and steaming for ideal beverage presentation. Learn about the unique...Age: Adults(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Cooking Class and Shopping Tour of Pike Place$115Dates: Jun 1, 2019 • Sat 2:00pm - 5:00pmIn Person • Eat Seattle • Seattle, WashingtonAbout Experience Pike Place Market through the eyes of a chef! This cooking class takes place in the heart of this unique landmark and will introduce you to the Market community and give you the opportunity to create a hearty multi-course meal with your chef. You’ll be treated to a tour through Pike Place to...American Cooking, Cheese, Cooking, Couples Cooking, Healthy MealsLearn More
Backyard Cocktail Party: Cocktails, Wines and Microbrews$130Dates: Jun 7, 2019 • Fri 6:30pm - 9:00pmIn Person • Blue Ribbon Cooking • Seattle, WAAll Blue Ribbon classes provide: Hands-on participation; appetizers upon arrival; a selection of local microbrews, menu-themed or Northwest wines and our signature non-alcoholic beverages; a sit-down feast including all dishes prepared in class; and printed copies of all recipes. Format: Cooking Party Beverages: Peach Mojitos with Vanilla-Sugared Rim Homemade Sangria Blanco Watermelon Strawberry Agua Fresca...Age: Adults(4 Reviews)Beverages/Spirits, Cooking, International, Meals, Seasonal MealsLearn More
Wines of Washington$65Dates: Jun 3, 2019 • Mon 7:00pm - 10:00pmIn Person • Wine Outlet • Seattle, WashingtonThis class will put the wines of WA state in perspective for you. You’ll learn what makes WA wines unique (the climate, the soil, and the Big Flood for starters…) in comparison to other wine regions while tasting through some great examples of what WA wines have to offer. While most of us appreciate the...Age: Adults(2 Reviews)Wine, Wine TastingLearn More
Barista Fundamentals, Iced Beverages & Seattle Cafe Tour$1,495Dates: Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019 • Mon, Tues, Wed 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonAll about the barista fundamentals, along with a Seattle coffee shop tour. This 3-Day course builds on Days 1 & 2 and continues on: Core drink building, signature espresso & non-espresso drinks, bar flow efficiency, training on cold beverages including smoothies, Italian sodas, Frappuccino and iced craft beverages, development of the cafe menu and Seattle’s best...(3 Reviews)BaristaLearn More
Barista Fundamentals, Iced Beverages, Seattle Cafe Tour & Operations Training$1,995Dates: Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019 • Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonThis 4-Day Course builds on days 1-3 of Barista Fundamentals, including key operation practices and continues with: Barista skill training including milk steaming and latte art, coffee shop operations, menu planning, equipment sourcing, POS systems, coffee shop management essentials, espresso machine and grinder options. What’s included: • Seattle Barista Academy Training Manual • Lunch • Seattle...(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Barista Fundamentals, Iced Beverages, Seattle Cafe Tour & Operations and Consulting Package$2,495Dates: Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 • Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonThis course is the full package; learn barista fundamentals, along with operations and a Seattle’s coffee shop tour! This 5-Day Course builds on days 1-4 of the Barista Fundamentals series and continues with: Barista skills training, bar/equipment layouts, lease negotiations, design requirements, inventory control, food/beverage costing, margin analysis, business opportunity review including carts, mobile vehicles,...(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Pairing Wine with Food$65Dates: Jun 10, 2019 • Mon 7:00pm - 10:00pmIn Person • Wine Outlet • Seattle, WashingtonAll the practical information you’ll need to make the best decisions when pairing wines with food. You’ll learn why keying in on the components of the food and wine are more important than trying to match the flavors of each. That’s why a tart crisp white can make most seafood sing and those deliciously sweet glazed...Age: Adults(2 Reviews)Wine, Wine TastingLearn More
Barista Fundamentals: Gaining Command of the Variables (2 Days)$995Dates: Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019 • Mon 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonThis is a 2- day intensified course that builds on Day 1 and continues on: Parameters of espresso extraction and milk steaming, advanced latte art skills and pour over techniques, core drink building – hot and cold beverages, pour overs, Espresso and Americano, Latte, Cappuccino and Macchiato, signature flavored drinks and smoothies, practicing efficiency and presentation...(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Introduction to France$65Dates: Jun 17, 2019 • Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pmIn Person • Wine Outlet • Seattle, WashingtonFrance is the most important wine country in the world. Not because it produces the best wines, that’s arguable, but because it produces the standard versions by which virtually every major type of wine is judged. Every Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Pinot Noir and even Riesling as well as late harvest dessert...Age: Adults(2 Reviews)Wine Basics, Wine TastingLearn More
Weekend Barista Fundamentals: Gaining Command of the Variables (1 Day)$595Dates: Jun 22, 2019 • Sat 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonThis is a one day, compact and condensed course that teaches the basics of espresso extraction and milk steaming, including seed to cup education, palate development, bean grinding, dosage techniques, coffee distribution, leveling and tamping; using scales to dial in the ideal espresso shot, espresso theory, extraction and profiling; milk theory, milk steaming and latte...Age: Adults(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
Weekend Barista Fundamentals: Gaining Command of the Variables – 2 Days$995Dates: Jun 22, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019 • Sat 8:30am - 4:30pmIn Person • Seattle Barista Academy • Tukwila, WashingtonThis is a 2- day intensified course that builds on Day 1 and continues on: Parameters of espresso extraction and milk steaming, advanced latte art skills and pour over techniques, core drink building – hot and cold beverages, pour overs, Espresso and Americano, Latte, Cappuccino and Macchiato, signature flavored drinks and smoothies, practicing efficiency and presentation...(3 Reviews)Barista, Beverages/SpiritsLearn More
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