The kitchen is our classroom:
Learning never tasted so good.
Sharpening your knife skills, perfecting your pairings, and learning the cutting-edge in culinary techniques are just a few of the things you can learn through our cooking classes. Taught by our expert cooking school staff, featured instructors, and visiting celebrity chefs, there’s always a new skill, taste, or cuisine to master.
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE: Seafood & Game from South of the Border
INSTRUCTOR: Representative, Texas Parks & Wildlife & CM Cooking School Staff
Spend an evening learning to cook some of the best our great state has to offer. You'll divide into teams & perfect your techniques as you create a spicy seafood appetizer with Gulf shrimp & crab, smoky peanut mole with grilled quail, and wild boar carnitas tacos.
|Southlake||May 8, 2018|
|Houston||May 8, 2018|
|Austin North Lamar||May 8, 2018|
|Dallas Lovers||May 8, 2018|
|Plano||May 8, 2018|
|San Antonio||May 8, 2018|
|Fort Worth||May 9, 2018|
DISCOVER OREGON PINOTS
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Jordan, MS, CWE; Chef; Master Sommelier
Spend an evening with an expert who will introduce you to the variety and versatility of pinots from Oregon. You'll learn a little about the grapes, enjoy a quick demonstration of how to prepare each dish, and pick up tips on pairing Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley with antipasto; roasted mushrooms; king salmon; and braised pork shoulder.
|Houston||May 9, 2018|
|Dallas Lovers||May 10, 2018|
|Fort Worth||May 11, 2018|
SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE
INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Willis, Award-winning Chef & Cookbook Author
This expert in all things relating to Southern cooking will show you how to capture the traditional flavors of the region that have grown to include the results of an expanding population. You'll hear wonderful stories of her travels and the new friends that she made while writing her latest book; pick up tips on techniques; and enjoy the many influences on Southern foodways.
|Fort Worth||May 8, 2018|
|Dallas Lovers||May 9, 2018|
|Houston||May 10, 2018|
|San Antonio||May 11, 2018|
|Austin North Lamar||May 12, 2018|
Celebrate some of the best our fine state has to offer. A local chef will share some of his or her seasonal favorites with you. Demonstration will be limited. To make it a truly Texas meal, each course will be paired with Texas wine.
Details vary by location.
SEASONAL SUPPER WITH CHEF PETER MAFFEI & FALL CREEK VINEYARDS.
|May 25, 2018|
SEASONAL SUPPER WITH CHEF JESSE PEREZ & BECKER VINEYARDS
|San Antonio||May 22, 2018|
For kids’ classes, children ages 12 and under should be checked in and out by an adult. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins to complete the process, and pick up your children promptly as class ends. Unless specified in the class description, adults are not allowed in the room while class is in session.
Hands-on, basics, and kids’ classes are designated. All other classes are demonstration. All class participants receive a recipe packet and sample the food.
Most evening classes include wine pairings. Please limit your consumption to items served in class.
Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Late arrivals will be seated in available spaces.
To avoid being charged the full price of the class, cancellations must be made at least four days before the day of the class.
Menus are subject to change because of the availability of seasonal ingredients.
Students should be dressed with safety and comfort in mind. Please wear closed-toe shoes and shirts with fitted sleeves, and remove any jewelry. Long hair should be pulled back.
We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please contact your cooking school to confirm if the curriculum can be revised to your diet.
Cooking School Gifts
Cooking classes make excellent gifts for anyone who’s really into food, or who wants to be. If you’ve got someone like that in your life, make their day with a Central Market gift card. Your friends, family, or colleagues will be able to choose classes that fit their interest – and their schedule – and you’ll get a great, big thank you. We even have holiday-themed gift card holders; just stop by the Info Desk to pick them up.
We know some gifts are meant to be a surprise, so keep this in mind: If you purchase a class online as a gift, upon completing your purchase, the email address you list on the registration form will receive the confirmation email, as well as any other correspondence related to the class.
Give the gift of great taste with a Central Market gift card. Good for both cooking classes and in-store items, these gift cards are sure to put a smile on any foodie’s face.
Unless otherwise noted, class participants must be 18 or older. Participants in beer or wine tasting classes must be 21 years or older.