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.

Featured Classes

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PARENT & CHILD
COOKING CLASSES

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Spend some quality time with your little chef learning to make these delightful dishes that feature the diverse flavors. You'll make a range of treats. Class topics and menus vary by school, click to see more detail.

 
Dallas Lovers Lane -
Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs
Feb 25, 2018

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Fort Worth -
Chinese Take Out
Feb 24, 2018

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Southlake -
Italian-American
Feb 24, 2018

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Celebrate The Year of the Dog as you prepare a festive meal. You'll learn about the dishes and ingredients that symbolize a prosperous and happy new year and work to create a flavor-packed menu.

 
Dallas Lovers Lane Feb 16, 2018

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Plano Feb 19, 2018

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Southlake Feb 17, 2018

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Steak and bacon

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Learn to create everyone's favorite steakhouse menu paired to perfection with a variety of bacons. You'll make multiple dishes and learn more about the many ways that bacon can be incorporated into your dishes at home.

 
Fort Worth March 1, 2018

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Southlake March 8, 2018

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Southlake March 10, 2018

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bacon basics

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

If you love bacon, you won't want to miss these bacon classes during our annual Bacon Festival. Class topics and menus will vary. Please click to see more information.

 
Austin North Lamar - All Bacon All the Time March 4, 2018

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Houston - For the Love of Bacon March 3, 2018

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Houston - Learn at Lunch March 8, 2018

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Plano - Bacon Makes It Better March 8, 2018

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San Antonio - Cast Iron Cooking with Bacon Feb 28, 2018

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meatless monday

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Make the choice to live healthier and help the planet to boot. Pick up tips for vegetable-centered meals as you create some delectable meatless dishes that will indulge your taste buds and excite your senses. Class topics and menus will vary. Please click to see more information.

 
Austin North Lamar March 26, 2018

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Dallas Lovers Lane March 26, 2018

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Fort Worth March 5, 2018

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Plano March 12, 2018

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Southlake Feb 26, 2018

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Southlake March 27, 2018

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fresh italian pasta with bacon

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

Master the art of making, rolling and forming your own fresh pasta. In addition to creating a variety of noodles, you'll learn how to flavor and color your dough and to create stuffed pasta. With just a few easy and tasty sauces, you can make a limitless variety of combinations.

San Antonio

March 6, 2018

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bacon and beer

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

Taste some of the world's finest frothy libations paired with bacon-filled culinary creations.

San Antonio

March 7, 2018

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bacon + mexican food = delicious

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

Bacon can provide the smoky flavor needed to send these dishes from Mexico over the top, as you'll discover when you create an array of dishes from bacon-wrapped, stuffed jalapeños to lava cakes with candied bacon.

Houston

March 8, 2018

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Bacon for Breakfast and Brunch

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Spend a class learning how to incorporate bacon into sweet and savory baked goods and, of course, take the classic combination of bacon and eggs further. Class topics and menus will vary. Please click to see more information.

 
Dallas Lovers Lane March 10, 2018

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Fort Worth March 10, 2018

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Plano March 10, 2018

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Plano March 11, 2018

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Texas Parks & Wildlife: Seafood, Game & Bacon

Instructor: Representative of Texas Parks & Wildlife and Central Market Cooking School Staff

Spend an evening learning to cook some of the best our great state has to offer.  A representative from Texas Parks & Wildlife will be on hand to discuss game management, fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. Then you'll divide into teams & perfect your techniques as you create crawfish étouffée; prosciutto-wrapped red fish; and bulk venison & bacon sausage.

 
Austin North Lamar

March 13, 2018

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Dallas Lovers Lane March 13, 2018

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Fort Worth March 13, 2018

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Houston March 13, 2018

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Plano March 13, 2018

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San Antonio March 13, 2018

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Southlake March 13, 2018

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Build a better
poke bowl

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

In this 1 1/2 hour class, you'll discover the basics for building this delicious Hawaiian bowl that incorporates not only some of the freshest seafood in the market but fresh vegetables and sauces, too.

Houston

March 14, 2018

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hawaiian seafood

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Instructors

Join us on a Hawaiian inspired adventure as we take a tour of our Seafood Market, learn how to select fresh fish, and then back to the Cooking School where you'll steam, roast, grill and sauté the catch of the day.

 
Austin North Lamar March 15, 2018

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Dallas Lovers Lane March 15, 2018

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Fort Worth March 16, 2018

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Plano March 19, 2018

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San Antonio March 15, 2018

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Hawaiian Seafood Dinner with
Saint Arnold’s

Instructor: Michael J. Stein, Saint Arnold’s; Donny Vorady, CM Seafood Manager & Central Market Cooking School Staff

Join us on an exploration of Hawaiian seafood. During your tropical culinary adventure, which includes a selection of our Hawaiian catch paired with beers from St. Arnold, we'll show you how to make a variety of dishes ranging from seared ahi tuna carpaccio, shrimp lettuce wraps; macadamia-crusted opah; and more.

Houston

March 16, 2018

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SIX BASIC COOKING
TECHNIQUES

Instructor: Jennifer Clair, Owner, Home Cooking New York; Former Food Editor, Martha Stewart Lining; Former Recipe Editor, Wall Street Journal

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the 6th best-selling cooking class in all of Manhattan and the number #1 best-selling class at Home Cooking New York! Jennifer Clair, who has taught this class - which consistently sells out - for 15 years, is on a mission to introduce you to time saving techniques, answer your questions, share tips, and help you perfect your skills.

 
Fort Worth Mar 19, 2018

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Plano Mar 20, 2018

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Southlake Mar 21, 2018

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Contact

Austin North Lamar
512-206-1014

Dallas Lovers Lane
214-361-5754

Fort Worth
817-377-9005

Plano
469-241-8389

Southlake
817-310-5665

Houston
713-993-9860

San Antonio
210-368-8617

Registration Info

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.

Gift Cards

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.