Authentic Basque Kitchen Cooking Class


Basque cooking has now hit the limelight – and it’s easy to understand why. A unique mix of tradition and modern cuisine, with an unending focus on local and seasonal foods. In Northern Spain, that means you have many ingredients to choose from, as Basque cuisine is influenced by the abundance of produce from the sea on one side and the fertile Ebro valley on the other. The French and Spanish influence is strong also, with a noted difference between the cuisine of either side of the modern border – as well as eating traditions, such as Tapas. Basques have also been quick to absorb new ingredients and techniques from new settlers and from their own trade and exploration links. With all this to choose from, there is no end to the possibilities in the kitchen. Come join us, and learn a few. Recipes may include: Marinated Mussels, Basque Red Bean Stew, Blistered Peppers with Aioli, Mushroom Paella, and Carmalized Condensed Milk.

Come a few minutes early and enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers before we start class.

Class limit: 14-16

We will charge your card 12 hours in advance of the class time and date.

You may cancel your registration for a class up to one week in advance of the class starting time. One week is often enough time for us to fill the vacated slots or to contact people on our wait lists. If it is after the 1 week deadline, you should call us and see if we have enough people still on the wait list to fill your vacated slot, but there is no guarantee.

Chef Shop

"Buy the best [most flavorful!] ingredients you can afford. Cook them well." (Peter Kaminsky, Culinary Intelligence) That's our philosophy as well. Turns out the secret to really good cooking is three-fold: a few simple techniques, the right recipe, and the best tasting ingredients you can find. Here is your chance to learn from some of the best personal and professional chefs in Seattle. Nothing too fancy, just good home cooking that's easy to re-create, taste great every time, and bound to impress. Learn how to get that restaurant food experience you've been looking for at home.

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Reviews of Chef Shop

(4 Reviews)
Diane S.
Sign up for a class with Karen. She is so funny and informative! I went to the Mediterranean cooking class last night, and it was so much fun. I learned so much more about good olive oil and salts. I didn't realize how much a basic ingredient can have such a big impact on a dish. Karen walks you through each dish with tips and tricks, and why she picks each ingredient she does. I also love everything for sale in the shop. I could easily spend my next pay check there. Cant wait for my next class!
Kate N.
Purchased a Groupon for a 2.5 hour cooking class for two. A girlfriend and I signed up for the "Cooking the Farmers Market" with Chef Pam and it was one of the BEST cooking classes we've EVER taken! I loved how they educated you about the ingredients, down to the oils and spices. We didn't get to "hands on" cook the items but I was so busy taking notes I didn't mind! The instructor (Pam) and the gal who runs the shop (Elise?) were excellent about explaining and educating! Would be thrilled to go to another cooking class here and am looking at their "in home" cooking class option! Chef Shop is so good about letting you taste things before you buy them. They have a full tasting bar where you can sample the oils and vinegars, and the knowledge that you'll walk out the door with is INVALUABLE! Amazing selection! Amazing selection!
Jessica L.
Had a great time at our first cooking demo class with Chef Pam. I must admit that I thought this would be more hands-on, but I did enjoy it nonetheless. Sometimes you gain just as much knowledge watching as you do doing. The shop itself was also surprisingly smaller than I expected, and I was also hoping they would sell knifes and other gadgets considering the name “chefshop”. Once again though, as I learned what their mission was for the business I gained even more appreciation for the goods that they were selling. The staff and the store owners are very nice and EXTREMELY knowledgeable about their products. Very very impressed. This store will be visited for many times to come!
Erin F.
Fantastic cooking classes! Checked out a Morroccan cooking class on a Wednesday night, after having bought it on living social. In preparation for the class, they serve wine and appetizers, and the staff sits around ready to lend a hand. Chef Erin led the class, and was really great. I learned a lot about a type of food that I have long been in love with, left with recipes (I tried the Bessara the next day, to rave reviews!) and a discount for the next class. I will absolutely be back, for the classes, for the incredible selection of gourmet products that they stock, or just to be in the presence of other foodies. Loved it!