Cooking Classes with PCC

Hone your culinary chops.

Kick the cookbook in favor of a flavorful exploration — take a cooking class with PCC! Seasoned home chefs and newfound food lovers alike will leave our classes with more than recipes. You’ll experience cultures through the tastes and stories of their cuisines and discover a world of techniques to add to your repertoire.

Want to sit back and relax? Get tips on how to balance sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors for authentic Thai dishes. Preparing for a dinner party? Try your hand at searing steak in a cast-iron pan and create a sauce from the drippings. Ready to dazzle your date? Deepen your relationship with your partner — and food! — as you sip perfectly paired wines.

See what’s cooking in our classrooms.

Featured Class

Homemade Manti: Turkish Dumplings

Pinar Ozhal

Hands-On

Traditional Turkish dumplings (manti) are extremely versatile — they can be cheesy, spicy, tangy or sweet. Learn to make, form, bake and dish them up from scratch!

Featured Class

The Cheese Course

Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., C.C.P

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Dive fearlessly into the world of cheese with our resident CCP — Certified Cheese Professional. Experience three different tasting formats and practice pairings.

Featured Class

Holiday Candy Workshop

Marianna Stepniewski

Hands-On

Discover four delightful desserts that each require unique skills. Learn to cook safely with hot sugar and gather tips for customizing these treats in your home kitchen.

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2-Day Holiday Breads Workshop

Laurie Pfalzer

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Bake the most of the season with this two-day intensive from a professional pastry chef. You’ll prep, bake and finish four breads from different culinary traditions.

9th and Hennepin Artisan Donuts

Justin Newstrum

21+, Demo

It’s true — donuts are even better from scratch. Learn to make raised donuts and fritters, and to glaze and fill them with enticing flavors. Pair each with a choice whiskey!

A Very French New Year

Michael Diem

21+, Demo

Learn the basics of French charcuterie, create a flavorful pork filling, bake traditional French shortbread and more — all while sipping French wines. Bonne année!

Autumn Pie Workshop

Kaitlin Benjamin

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Craft your own all-butter pie doughs then learn to properly roll, shape and bake three different flavors of pie. Learn to troubleshoot common pie problems so you can bake with confidence.

Chef's Table: Feast of Seven Fishes

Abby Canfield

21+, Demo

Join us for a flavor tour of Northwest waterways inspired by this deep-rooted Italian culinary custom — the chef will demonstrate seven seafood dishes using professional techniques.

Classic French Croissants

Kaitlin Benjamin

Hands-On

There’s nothing quite like a buttery, baked-from-scratch croissant. Learn each step for making this classic pastry at home: dough making, laminating, shaping, proofing and baking.

Flavors of Iran

Omid Roustaei

Demo

Dig into the flavors and techniques of authentic Persian cuisine with Omid, who was born and raised in Tehran. Discover rich, aromatic flavor combinations and textural balances.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Holiday Treats

Birgitte Antonsen, N.T.P.

Gluten-Free, Hands-On, Vegetarian

Delight in dairy-free desserts and gluten-free goodies! Learn to make a variety of treats that everyone will love with tips and techniques you can use any time of year.

Holiday Biscotti

Iole Aguero

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Twice-bake to your heart’s delight! Learn to craft your own biscotti and gather inspiration on how to enjoy them — on their own, paired with seasonal sips, or as gifts.

Holiday Candy Workshop

Marianna Stepniewski

Hands-On

Discover four delightful desserts that each require unique skills. Learn to cook safely with hot sugar and gather tips for customizing these treats in your home kitchen.

Holiday Pierogies

Marianna Stepniewski

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Pierogies are a go-to comfort food, and in Poland, they’re particularly special during the holidays. Practice every scratch-made step and become a pierogi pro!

Holiday Tamales

Sarah Canul

Hands-On

Tamales bring people together — around the table and in the kitchen. Learn how to craft holiday tamales step by step, using different meat fillings and salsas.

Homemade Manti: Turkish Dumplings

Pinar Ozhal

Hands-On

Traditional Turkish dumplings (manti) are extremely versatile — they can be cheesy, spicy, tangy or sweet. Learn to make, form, bake and dish them up from scratch!

Hosting 101: Thanksgiving Spread

Michael Diem

21+, Demo

So it’s your turn to host — become an expert in no time with this crash course in festive feasting! Learn to roast a turkey, cook green beans, craft a pecan tart and more.

Knife Sharpening with Seattle Edge

Albert Edmonds

Hands-On

Learn everything you need to know about knife sharpening, handling and inspection from a local career knife sharpener. Knives will be provided — as well as light snacks.

Lasagne: An Italian Holiday Classic

Paola Albanesi

Hands-On

Learn the many layers of lasagna! Craft from scratch every element of this traditional Italian dish, from pasta dough to Bolognese ragu to béchamel sauce.

New York-style Pizza

Tiago Freitas

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Take a bite of New York without leaving the Northwest! Recreate a proper big city slice, starting with its incomparably thin and crispy crust and finishing with various topping combos.

Plant-Based Holiday Table

MJ Conboy

Demo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

In a class that’s all about seasonal inspiration, MJ will help you present a plant-based potluck offering — or an entire vegetarian feast. Proudly share the results with loved ones!

Scratch-Made Sides

Rachel Duboff

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Holiday gatherings abound — be ready to offer up a delectable dish for any occasion. Learn and practice essential skills that you can adapt to your own tastes and revisit all year long.

Sourdough Bread Workshop

Lisa Crawford

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Indulge in two days of sourdough celebration, then head home with a sourdough starter and everything you need to know to bake your own loaves from scratch.

The Cheese Course

Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., C.C.P

Hands-On, Vegetarian

Dive fearlessly into the world of cheese with our resident CCP — Certified Cheese Professional. Experience three different tasting formats and practice pairings.