The kitchen is our classroom:

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



Instructor: Robin Plotkin, Registered Dietitian, Culinary & Nutrition Expert

Serving boards or trays, artfully arranged with edible goodies, are all the rage on social media. We've engaged a local expert who will show you how to create spectacular boards and  give you tips on how to turn any leftovers into a quick meal.

Fort Worth April 9, 2019


Southlake April 10, 2019


Plano April 11, 2019



cook once eat

Cook once, eat all week

Instructor: Cassie Joy Garcia, Best-selling Cookbook Author;               Blogger, Fed + Fit

In this 1 1/2 hour class, Cassie Joy will show you  how to transform  a roasted chicken, cauliflower and avocado into three fresh, delicious, varied meals.

San Antonio April 23, 2019



nimble cook

The Nimble Cook

Instructor: Ronna Welsh, Owner, Purple Kale Kitchenworks, New York; Culinary & Travel Writer; Recipe Developer

You'll learn how  to create a pantry packed with versatile, individually prepared ingredients that will help you improvise not just one, but a series of delicious meals and how to make impromptu, economical meals by coaxing the most flavor from familiar foods.

Austin North Lamar April 24, 2019




Cooking Together

Instructor: Maria Zizka, Cookbook Author; Recipe Developer

Whether you are newly wed or living with a roommate, a spouse  or a partner, you can pick up tips on efficiently and effectively cooking together, for two,  in your kitchen.

Fort Worth April 23, 2019


Dallas Lovers April 24, 2019


Houston April 25, 2019




Austin North Lamar

Dallas Lovers Lane

Fort Worth




San Antonio

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.