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Registration Information

Unless otherwise noted, class participants must be 18 or older. Participants in beer or wine tasting classes must be 21 years or older.

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 three 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, shirts with fitted sleeves and remove any jewelry. Long hair should be pulled back.

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 e-mail, as well as any other correspondence related to the class.

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Store Contacts

  • Austin North Lamar
    512-206-1014
  • Dallas Lovers
    214-361-5754
  • Fort Worth
    817-377-9005
  • Houston
    713-993-9860
  • Plano
    469-241-8389
  • San Antonio
    210-368-8617
  • Southlake
    817-310-5665

Cooking School

You won’t skip these culinary classes.

From knife skills to the latest cooking techniques, there’s always something new to learn in our cooking classes, taught by our cooking school staff, featured instructors, and celebrity chefs from around the world. You’ll always leave hungry for more. And we promise no pop quizzes.

Featured Classes

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Discovery Series: Beer

Instructor: Central Market Beer & Wine Manager

Our Beer & Wine experts offer a one hour introduction to beer. The topics vary, but you’ll always learn a little more about the production process; the history of the brewery; and how to identify the aromas and flavors as you sample multiple beers in these well-priced classes.

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Discovery Series: Wine

Instructor: Central Market Wine and Beer Managers

Our Wine & Beer experts offer a one hour introduction to wine. The topics vary, but you’ll always learn a little more about the production process; the history of the vineyard and/or winery; and how to identify the aromas and flavors as you sample multiple wines in these well-priced classes.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife: Chefs Cook Quail

Instructor: CM Cooking School Staff in association with Texas Parks & Wildlife

Spend an evening learning to cook with some of the best our great state has to offer. A representative from Texas Parks and Wildlife will be on hand to discuss game management, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors and to answer any questions that you might have. Discover the importance of prep work and then gather ‘round in our Cooking School kitchen to prepare these recipes created by chefs that feature the fabulous flavors of quail.

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Cook The Book: Central Market 20th Anniversary Cookbook

Instructor: CM Cooking School Instructor

Celebrate 20 years of bringing the newest, best and freshest-tasting foods and recipes to communities around the state by spending an evening in our Cooking School. To mark the occasion, a team of Cooking School Managers, Marketing Department gurus and other talented Partners collected recipes from co-workers, customers and chef/instructors who have taught in our cooking schools. You'll create recipes from the book and then feast on the results of your efforts.

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Sharpen Your Knife Skills with the Wüsthof Chef

Instructor: Mike Garaghty, Executive Chef, Wüsthof-Trident of America, Inc

Celebrate our 20th Anniversary and Wüsthof's 200th Anniversary in this very special knife skills class. You'll learn a little about the Wüsthof company and their history of producing these quality knives; how to care for and sharpen your knives; and how to choose the right knife for the job. Then, using your 8" Chef's Knife with our 20th Anniversary logo and Wüsthof's 200th Anniversary logo that is included in the price of the class, you'll get hands on experience by practicing the correct techniques for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Chef Mike will put your new skills to the test as you prep the ingredients for a healthy and hearty soup; you'll take your prepped vegetables home so that you can prepare his recipe for Minestrone for your friends and family.

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Seasonal Supper: Wrath Wines with a Tuscan Meal

Instructor: Dr. Michael Thomas, Co-owner, Wrath

As an archaeologist, art curator, and historian Michael Thomas conducts excavations of a Roman villa outside Pompei and of an Etruscan settlement at the northern edge of Tuscany. Spending so much time in these regions has given him a deep appreciation of both the food and wine. Since 2007, Michael has owned Wrath. Michael's training has led him to focus on wines that express a 'sense of place' and pure varietal flavors. Enjoy a casual evening as Michael discusses the grapes, how they are grown and his inspiration, and our Cooking School Staff shows you how to make his recipes.

  • Austin North Lamar
  • Tuesday, September 23
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  • Dallas Lovers
  • Wednesday, September 24
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Seasonal Supper: Wrath Wines with a Tuscan Meal

Instructor: Claire Marlin, Managing Director, Wrath

As an archaeologist, art curator, and historian Michael Thomas conducts excavations of a Roman villa outside Pompei and of an Etruscan settlement at the northern edge of Tuscany. Spending so much time in these regions has given him a deep appreciation of both the food and wine. Since 2007, Michael has owned Wrath. Michael's training has led him to focus on wines that express a 'sense of place' and pure varietal flavors. Enjoy a casual evening as Wrath’s Managing Director discusses the grapes, how they are grown and Michael's inspiration, and our Cooking School Staff shows you how to make perfectly paired recipes.