PCC COOKING CLASSES FAQ

Contact us

How do I contact you?

Reach the PCC Culinary Team by email or phone at 206-545-7112. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

IN CLASS

What should I expect in class?
We have two different formats for our classes. If you prefer to be moving about in an active learning environment, look for the Hands-On tag next to class descriptions. If you prefer to watch and take notes, look for the Demo tag. All kids’ classes are hands-on. For hands-on classes, please wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair. Aprons are provided.

In all classes, you will receive generous samples of each recipe prepared in class. You may want to eat a light snack before class, as most samples are generally served towards the end of class.

Students will receive a class packet that includes all the recipes from class. Students also receive a $5 coupon to use on their next shopping trip to PCC.

 

What if I have a dietary restriction?

Filter classes to see gluten-free and vegetarian menus, and see notes at the end of each class description about which classes serve meat, poultry, seafood, dairy or eggs.

Gluten-free classes are labelled with a gluten-free tag. Our teaching classrooms are not gluten-free facilities, but we make an effort to prevent cross-contamination in gluten-free-designated classes.

We aren’t able to accommodate special requests in our classes. Please contact us ahead of time if you have questions about a class menu.

 

Where should I park?
Most of our stores have free parking. Our Green Lake Village store has validated underground parking for 90 minutes. Parking passes are provided for students at our Columbia City store.

 

Can I go to a full class hoping that someone will not show up?
Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate walk-ins for full classes. We can’t know if someone is not going to attend or if they are simply running late.

 

Can I bring wine or beer to drink in the class?
Washington State law strictly regulates alcohol service in classes. Classes with the 21+ tag feature sample-size servings of beer, wine or spirits, rather than restaurant-style pours. Alcohol is not allowed in other classes.

 

 

REGISTRATION

What is your cancellation policy?
We can issue a class credit or refund if you cancel your spot at least seven days prior to a class. If you need to cancel less than seven days out, a friend may attend in your place.

 

When will your next schedule of classes be available?
We release a new schedule several times a year. Sign up for email updates to be notified of new classes and special events. Check back frequently, as we are always adding new classes.

 

Do I have to be a PCC member to take classes?
Our classes are open to everyone! Our members do get special benefits and perks. Find out more about PCC membership.

  

Can I register and pay for a class at my local store?
You may register online 24 hours a day or by phone at 206-545-7112, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes cannot be purchased in store.

 

Can I send my child to an adult class?
We format our classes to create the best experience for the intended age group. Adult classes are open to teenagers age 16 and up, unless the class is 21+. We also offer kids’ classes for toddlers to teens.

 

My child is interested in a kids’ class for an older age group. Can I sign them up?
Our kids’ classes are formatted for the age ranges listed. While we recognize there are varying skill levels among kids of any age, for the most successful learning experience, we ask that children attend the class for their age range.

 

 

GIFT CARDS

How do I give a class as a gift?
You can purchase a PCC gift card at any PCC store or online.

 

How can I apply my gift card to a class purchase?
Gift cards can be redeemed by phone.

 

 

PRIVATE EVENTS

Do you offer private classes?
Yes! Visit our private events page for more information on scheduling a custom class.

 

 

TEACHING

How do I apply to be an instructor?
We’re always accepting applications for cooking instructors excited to share their skills and favorite recipes. Meet our team.

Instructors must submit a proposal for a specific class and should be willing to teach classes at each of our 7 PCC classroom locations over a 6-week period. All ingredients used in class must be available at PCC.

To apply, submit your application via the job posting on our Careers page. All applicants must develop a specific class and submit a Class Proposal Form.

 

 

Miscellaneous

What is your tax ID number?

Our tax ID number is 91-6031913.

 

More questions?

Contact us by email or by phone at 206-545-7112.