PCC COOKING CLASSES FAQ

pcc classes have moved online

Online classes are offered live via the Zoom app, in either a demonstration (demo) or cook-along format.

Cook-along classes are designed as an interactive hands-on experience, with a smaller class size and the instructor guiding students through the dishes.  Recipes, equipment and any pre-class prep will be provided prior to the class.

Note: Students are welcome to cook along during demo classes if they wish, but due to the timing and format, instructors may not be able troubleshoot any issues in real time. Please reference the recipes for equipment and steps you may need to complete ahead of the class.

All kids’ classes are planned as cook-alongs. Parental assistance or supervision may be needed for younger or less experienced students.

For all classes, participants will receive recipes five days in advance and questions are encouraged via the chat feature during class. After the class, we will share a recorded version for reference.

Wine or beer pairings are provided for most adult menu classes.

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Cancellation policy for online classes: 

Online classes are nonrefundable with the exception of 5-day kids’ camps. For 5-day kids’ camps, we can issue a credit or refund if you cancel your spot at least seven days prior to the camp start date.

 

 

covid-19 update

All in-person cooking classes are cancelled.

Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff. In the interest of our community, and based on recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have cancelled all in-person cooking classes.

If you were registered for an in-person class between March 11 and August 31, we have cancelled your seat(s) and issued a refund to the original form of payment. Contact us if you have any questions.

Contact us

How do I contact you?

The PCC Culinary Team is currently working remotely. For the fastest response, we recommend contacting us by email. You can also leave us a message 206-545-7112, and we will return your call as soon as we’re able. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

REGISTRATION

When will your next schedule of classes be available?
New classes are added frequently! Sign up for email updates to be notified of upcoming 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. 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 cook-along 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 that 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. Parental assistance or supervision may be needed for younger students.

 

 

SPECIAL DIETS

Do you offer classes for special diets? How can I tell which ingredients will be used in class?
Reference the class tags (gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan) and dietary notes at the end of each class description to choose the class that’s right for you. Classes tagged “Vegan” feature dishes that don’t contain animal-derived products. PCC does not advocate for particular diets or eating philosophies.

For cook-along classes, you are welcome to adjust the recipes/ingredients at home according to any dietary preferences. Please note, however, that instructors will teach and prepare the recipes as written during class and may not be able to assist with recipe adaptations. Contact us in advance if you have questions about ingredients.

 

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.

To apply, submit your resume and class proposal(s) to classes@pccmarkets.com. 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 leave us a message at 206-545-7112.