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


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


Dallas Lovers Lane March 26, 2018


Southlake March 27, 2018





Instructor: Paula Disbrowe, Cookbook Author; Food & Travel Writer

There will be no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times in this class. Our local expert will coach you through cooking over fire, from the best way to light the charcoal to making the most of the lingering heat. You'll discover that the simple pleasure of a hot-off the grill meal with global influences can be enjoyed any night of the week. 

Southlake April 19, 2018


Houston April 20, 2018


Austin North Lamar April 21, 2018




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.