How To Boil Water — The Beginner Series

cooking techniques

Your mom was right when she said, “Learn the basics and it will serve you well.” Never was adage more true that in the kitchen.
How to Boil Water, taught by Chef Pam Jones, focuses on the fundamentals, and guaranteed to turn even the most reticent cook into a confident one.

This fun, interactive 4-session series is designed for novice cooks, with an eye toward building great cooking skills for a lifetime — from knife skills to sauce making, we want you to cook well and cook often, all while enjoying the process. Let’s begin!

3-hour hands-on classes.


Basic Knife Skills
Food Safety
How to Read a Recipe


  • Vegetable Soup
  • Cream of Anything Soup
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Fruit Sorbet


Kitchen Equipment & Tools
Roasting Techniques


  • Roasting Techniques
  • Perfect Roast Chicken
  • Marvelous Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Panna Cotta with Seasonal Fruit


Organization — kitchen set up
Mis en Place – Organizing for a recipe
How to Measure
Pan-Roasting Techniques


  • Sensational Salmon
  • Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast (or Pork Chops) with Pan Sauce
  • Everyday Vegetables
  • Everyday Rices
  • Scratch Cake
  • American Buttercream Frosting


Stocking your Pantry
Menu planning
Perfect Pasta Techniques


  • Pasta sauces:
  • Marinara
  • 3 – Cheese
  • Amazing Alfredo
  • Perfect Pesto
  • Vinaigrette basics
  • Northwest Salad
  • Puff Pastry Jam Tarts / Turnovers
Mon, February 4, 2019 6:00 PM
Mon, February 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Mon, February 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Mon, February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Class cancellations are accepted with full refund or credit transferred to another class up to one week prior to scheduled class. If a student cannot attend, they may send a substitute in their place. Cancellations made fewer than 7 days before the class date are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Sizzleworks Cooking School

Experience the sizzle with 425 Magazine’s Best Small Business and Best Group Activity. Sizzleworks can take your cooking to the next level, and beyond, if you choose. We offer single event/ single subject classes, children's programming, beginners classes, a full-scale 16-week techniques series, as well as private parties and team building events. Come and cook with us!

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Reviews of Sizzleworks Cooking School

(3 Reviews)
M W.
The whole team (Carol, Pam, Ed and Tara) is knowledgeable, engaged, and provide a stimulating curriculum and world-class atmosphere and experience. The recipes are fantastic and the kitchen store provides a wealth of gadgets for experienced and novice chefs alike. I have been to many cooking classes and the ones offered at sizzleworks have been by far the best.
Wendy T.
The teacher was lively and knowledgeable. She kept the kids in line and really made sure they understood what they were doing each step of the way. The kids got to eat each thing they made along the way so they got to taste the results of their efforts immediately. Very fun!
Kim .
We just finished a 16 week cooking series at Sizzleworks called the Cookwise Series and I am so SAD it’s over! Each week was a different topic with hands on cooking, new techniques and recipes. At the end of each class, we would sit with our fellow classmates, instructors and new friends and enjoy a glass of wine and the food that we had just prepared. It’s a wonderful experience that I would HIGHLY recommend to everyone and look forward to continuing my culinary cooking journey with new classes at Sizzleworks.