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

Chateau d’Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine La Motte en Provence, France

CHIANTI & WILD GAME: A Traditional Pairing

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

Red wine lovers, spend an evening learning more about the food and wine of one of Italy's most famous regions. In addition to a long history of winemaking, Tuscans enjoy hunting almost as much as Texans, so we’ll pair traditional Tuscan wines with Tuscan game dishes.

San Antonio June 20, 2018

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Lori Anne Carr

Just Peachy

INSTRUCTOR: Lori Anne Carr, Titan Farms, South Carolina

Learn more about your favorite summer-time fruit from one of the owners of a family-owned, environmentally-friendly peach orchard.

Austin North Lamar June 27, 2018

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AMERICAN PIE:
Red, White & Blue

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

Perfect your pie-making techniques just in time for the 4th of July! We’ll provide the ingredients and instruction; you bring willing hands and an interest in making a tender, flaky pie to be served as the grand finale to a great 4th of July meal.

Austin North Lamar July 3, 2018

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Houston July 3, 2018

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San Antonio July 3, 2018

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4thofJuly

COUPLES COOK:
Pack Your Picnic
for the 4th of July

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

Heading to Concert in the Gardens to listen to the Fort Worth Symphony and watch fireworks?  Stop by the Central Market Cooking School first and we'll help you build the perfect picnic basket for two for your 4th of July festivities.

Fort Worth July 3, 2018

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ALL AMERICAN BBQ

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

Spend an evening at our grills, perfecting the techniques necessary to produce a classic menu of coleslaw, ribs, chicken, beans, corn, all topped off with cherry pie.

Plano July 3, 2018

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PARENT & CHILD:
Grilling Favorites

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

You and your child will practice a variety of grilling techniques and pick up tips on kitchen basics while creating a delicious meal that can be enjoyed in a picnic setting.

Southlake July 4, 2018

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Michael Jordan, Sommelier

A SAMPLING OF PINOTS
FROM THE WEST COAST

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, Chef; Master Sommelier

This expert will introduce you to food friendly wines that will enhance your warm weather meals. You'll learn a little about the grapes, enjoy a quick demonstration of how to prepare each dish, and pick up tips on pairing a variety of pinots with everything from prosciutto and melon to braised pork shoulder.

Plano July 7, 2018

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San Antonio July 5, 2018

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Southlake July 6, 2018

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Chateau d’Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine La Motte en Provence, France

THE PERFECT SUMMER WINES: Chateau D’Esclans Roses

INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Diard, Ambassador, Chateau D’Esclans

Banish all thoughts of French food and wine being fussy and overcomplicated. As our Cooking School staff introduces you to five simple, flavorful dishes that you'll want to make all summer long, the Ambassador from Chateau D'Esclans will guide you through a sampling of rose wines from a magical estate in the heart of Provence, where the majority of AOC rose wine is produced.

Austin North Lamar July 6, 2018

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Dallas Lovers July 8, 2018

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Fort Worth July 7, 2018

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Houston July 5, 2018

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stone fruits

MAKE & TAKE:
A Versatile Torte
with Seasonal Fruit

INSTRUCTOR: CM Cooking School Staff

Perfect your skills in this 1 1/2 hour class. Whether you are a novice baker or an expert, you'll want to add this light, fruit-filled cake – perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon coffee or dressed up for dinner -  to your repertoire.

Plano July 11, 2018

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San Antonio July 15, 2018

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Southlake July 11, 2018

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TASTES OF THE CAMINO

INSTRUCTOR: Yosmar Monique Martinez, Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Culinary Instructor & Traveller of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Yosmar Martinez, who has walked the Camino four times, will share stories about her experiences along the Camino Frances and introduce you to five dishes that she enjoyed during her travels.

Dallas Lovers July 25, 2018

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Fort Worth July 24, 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.