PCC COOKING CLASSES FAQ

Classes are offered online and in-person. Explore classes or view class calendar.

 

cancellation policy

Classes are nonrefundable. You can request a class credit or transfer to a different class up to 7 days prior to class or have someone attend in your place.

 

Contact us

The PCC Culinary Team is currently working remotely. For the fastest response, we recommend emailing classes@pccmarkets.com. You can also leave us a message at 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.

in-person classes

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend an in-person class?

Yes, for the safety of our students and staff proof of vaccination is required. When checking in for the class the vaccination card or a photo of the card, with the last vaccine being given more than 14 days prior to the date of class, and a current ID must be provided.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Class participants are required to wear masks for the full duration of class.

What is the difference between demonstration and cook-along class formats?

Demonstration classes offer a chance for students to sit back and watch a pro at work. Cook-along classes are designed as an interactive hands-on experience, with a smaller class size and the instructor guiding students through the dishes. Kids’ classes are designed as cook-alongs.

Do I need to bring anything to class?

Digital recipes are emailed 48 hours prior to class. If you would like to reference a hard copy in class, you can print recipes and bring with you. For cook-along classes, please bring an apron and wear closed-toe shoes. For your comfort, you may wish to dress in layers; classroom temperatures fluctuate when ovens and stoves are used.

Do we get to eat the food in class?

All food will be packed to go, so that you can take it home to enjoy later.

Can I bring wine or beer to drink in the class?

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

Can I go to a full class hoping that someone will not show up?

Please do not. Unfortunately, we can’t know if someone is not going to attend at all or if they are simply running late.

 

online classes

Online classes are offered live via the Zoom app, in either a demonstration (demo) or cook-along format. One spot in class is good for one kitchen. For best results, we recommend downloading Zoom in advance.

What is the difference between demonstration and cook-along class formats?

Demonstration classes offer a chance for students can sit back and watch a pro at work. Cook-along classes are designed as an interactive hands-on experience, with a smaller class size and the instructor guiding students through the dishes. Kids’ classes are designed as cook-alongs. Parental assistance or supervision may be needed for younger or less experienced students.

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.

When will I receive the Zoom link and recipes for class?

For demonstration classes, the Zoom link and recipes are emailed 4 days before class. For cook-along classes, the Zoom link, shopping list, recipes and class preparation steps are emailed 7 days before class. Didn’t receive your class email? Our emails can get caught by spam or promotions filters, please check there first and if you can’t find it, email us for assistance.

Will the class be recorded?

Yes, we will share a recorded version of the class to all registered students next business day regardless of whether you are able to attend live.

 

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 online 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 Cooking Classes e-gift card.

How can I apply my gift card to a class purchase?

Paying with an e-gift card? You must first link it to your PCC web account before checking out. To do so, click the “Link card to PCC account” link in the email you were sent when you received the card. If you don’t have a PCC web account, create one.

Physical gift cards purchased in-store can only be redeemed by phone. For the quickest response, please email us and a member of our team will call you to take care of payment. Please don’t include your gift card number in your email message.

 

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?

Email classes@pccmarkets.com for the fastest response or leave us a message at 206-545-7112.