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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A BRILLIANT BRITISH COSTUME PARTY

From 5-7pm

Let your imagination run wild and come dressed as any Brit from Queen Elizabeth and William Shakespeare to Elton John and The Spice Girls. The top costume at each store will be entered to win a travel voucher for 2 round trip tickets to London, plus a $500 Visa gift card. Simply register and join us for the fun.

Austin North Lamar September 21, 2018

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Austin Westgate September 21, 2018

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Dallas Preston Royal September 21, 2018

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Dallas Midway September 21, 2018

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Dallas Lovers September 21, 2018

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Fort Worth September 21, 2018

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Houston September 21, 2018

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Plano September 21, 2018

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San Antonio September 21, 2018

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Southlake September 21, 2018

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THE BRITISH ARE COMING: United Kingdom Sampling Event

From 5-7pm

Tour the store and sample a variety of products from throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - many created by family-owned, artisanal companies. As you make your way through the aisles, you'll enjoy over a dozen British specialties like tea, shortbread, house-made sausages, smoked salmon, chocolates, English Sparkling wine, beer, and cider, plus the very ice cream served at Buckingham Palace.

The British Invasion is a self-guided tour, so take your time, sample and enjoy at your own pace. There is no charge, but please register so that we have plenty of samples to share.

Austin North Lamar September 21, 2018

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Austin Westgate September 21, 2018

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Dallas Preston Royal September 21, 2018

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Dallas Midway September 21, 2018

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Dallas Lovers September 21, 2018

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Fort Worth September 21, 2018

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Houston September 21, 2018

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Plano September 21, 2018

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San Antonio September 21, 2018

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Southlake September 21, 2018

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FRESH IDEAS FOR FALL FROM THE GARDENS AT GREAT DIXTER

INSTRUCTOR: Aaron Bertelsen, Cook & Gardener, Great Dixter, England

Learn about the ornamental and vegetable gardens begun at Great Dixter, home of the gardener & writer Christopher Lloyd,  at the start of the 20th century; how fulfilling eating seasonally can be; and pick up tips as Aaron shows you how to make some delightful English British fare based on dishes from the garden.

Dallas Lovers September 21, 2018

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Houston September 22, 2018

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Austin North Lamar September 23, 2018

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Fort Worth September 24, 2018

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THE IRISH PANTRY

INSTRUCTOR: Noel McMeel, Executive Chef, Lough Erne Golf Resort and Hotel, Enniskillen, Co

Discover a healthier, less expensive and more delicious way to live: by keeping the best food possible immediately at your fingertips. Chef McMeel will  give tips on making the most of seasonal ingredients, how to stock your pantry with homemade delicacies and discuss ideas for gifts from your kitchen for friends and family.

(For Ages 18 & Up)
San Antonio September 21, 2018

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Southlake September 22, 2018

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Dallas Lovers September 23, 2018

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A TASTING WITH CRABBIES, THE ORIGINAL GINGER BEER

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Ferris, Crabbie’s, Scotland

Expand your repertoire by sampling this refreshing Scottish original with traditional dishes from the land of Loch Ness, William Wallace and Robert Burns.

Plano September 21, 2018

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Fort Worth September 22, 2018

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Houston September 23, 2018

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PERCEPTIONS:
A Modern Scottish Meal

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Greenaway, Chef, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh

Enjoy an evening of Scottish favorites transformed by Chef Greenaway's style and discover what modern Scottish fare is all about.

Houston September 25, 2018

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Dallas Lovers September 27, 2018

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Fort Worth September 28, 2018

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San Antonio September 26, 2018

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IN THE KITCHEN
WITH PENNY LEWIS

INSTRUCTOR: Penny Lewis, Caterer to Royalty & Landed Gentry; Chef/Owner, The Culinary Cottage, Wales

Enjoy wonderful stories of the people for whom she has cooked as you work side by side with this dynamo in our kitchen.

Plano September 27, 2018

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Austin North Lamar September 28, 2018

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Fort Worth September 29, 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.