by Avery Tanner
Broaden your culinary chops with a class taught by one of Austin’s talented chefs or restaurateurs. From classes at home to workshops in restaurants, there are many ways for you to pick up time-honored tricks of the trade while enjoying a meal you prepare with your own hands. Your friends will thank you!
Several Locations in Austin
Kitchen Underground takes you into the kitchens and homes of chefs who teach classes in their off-time. These classes are more personal, making them great for beginners, with subjects including sheet pan summer dinners and hands-on pickling.
Several Locations in Austin
Con’ Olio is best known for their gourmet oils and vinegar, but the shop is also home to classes that teach you how to use their products. The locally and female-owned shop provides pure, high-quality olive oil. Plus this summer, they are offering their first ever summer kids cooking camp!
Central Market North Lamar
4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Head to Central Market for classes that are available daily. Options include how-to’s for staples like chicken and grilled cheese, as well as classes with rotating guest chefs that teach their own recipes.
Sur La Table Domain NORTHSIDE
11800 Domain Blvd. Ste. 130
Boasting what is probably the busiest cooking school around, Sur La Table holds multiple cooking classes every day. Enjoy a night out with one of their date night classes, such as “Everyday Mediterranean” and “Summer in Provence.”
Confituras Little Kitchen
2129 Goodrich Ave.
While famous for their biscuits and jam, Confituras Little Kitchen also offers cooking workshops. Check out their calendar to find out what’s to come, like their Jam + Cheese Pairing Workshop on August 1st.
The Naked Bite
6600 Betty Cook Dr.
Priding themselves on providing healthy and delicious food, The Naked Bite’s menu can be fully customized by you, for you. Private classes will give you four new recipes to learn from a chef in the comfort of your home and public classes are also available.
909 W. Mary St.
Desperate for papaya salad and Pad Sea Ew but always assumed the techniques were out of reach? Take a lesson from Chef Jam at Thai Fresh so you can forgo take-out night and learn to make your very own Thai-inspired meals. You’ll also pick up tips on how to find authentic Thai ingredients in Austin.
Make It Sweet
9070 Research Blvd. Ste. 203
For those of us with a serious sweet tooth, Make It Sweet offers a number of classes ranging from cake decorating to bread making. They’ve got the kids covered with their cake ball classes and the adults will be squared away with their New York Pretzel making instructions.
Foodie Kids Culinary Center
3818 Far West Blvd. #107
Need summer plans for the kids? Get them in the kitchen at Foodie Kids! Weeklong camps are held throughout the summer, as well as options for private classes and parties. You can also walk in any time to visit The Makery, Foodie Kids’ make-your-own snack bar.
Faraday’s Kitchen Store
12918 Shops Parkway, Ste. 540
Hands-on classes at Faraday’s include a Texas BBQ class, pizza-making class, and even a summer soup workshop. Faraday’s also sells kitchen tools and special gourmet foods that will help you recreate these meals at home.