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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MAKING THE MOST
OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Instructor:Barb Karol, Vice-President, Marketing, Wyndmere Naturals, Inc.

Barb, who has been working with essential oils for over 19 years, will introduce you to the ten most popular essential oils and the many ways that they can be used in your everyday life. Then,  she'll  guide you as you create your own blend of essential oils to take with you at the end of class.

Dallas Midway March 1, 2019

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IN THE KITCHEN
WITH PENNY LEWIS

Instructor: Penny Lewis, The Culinary Cottage Cookery School, Wales

As you work side by side with this dynamo in our kitchen, you'll pick up tips and make impressive dishes that includes Welsh favorites with a hint of southern sunshine.

Austin N. Lamar March 1, 2019

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Houston March 2, 2019

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Plano March 4, 2019

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Dallas Midway March 3, 2019

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TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE: Texas Meets the Tropics

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 and perfect your techniques as you create these tastes of the tropics: Coconut-coated Gulf Shrimp with Lime; Cornmeal topped with Gulf Crab, Tomatoes & Bell Peppers served with Plantain Chips; and Oven-roasted Wild Boar with Jamaican Seasonings, Pineapple Salsa & Sweet Potato Mash.

Austin N. Lamar March 12, 2019

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San Antonio March 12, 2019

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Plano March 12, 2019

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Fort Worth March 12, 2019

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Dallas Lovers March 12, 2019

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Southlake March 12, 2019

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EASY, INSDIAN-STYLE LENTILS

Instructor: Sapna Punjabi-Gupta, Registered Dietitian, Ayurvedic Practitioner

Sapna will share information about the dietary benefits of lentils, legumes and the spices that complement them. Then she'll show you how to make three quick and easy dishes that you’ll sample.

Dallas Midway March 13, 2019

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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.