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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.

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.

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  • 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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July Fourth Picnics, Parties, and More

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

Celebrate America's birthday in our Cooking School. We will be hosting varying classes where you can enjoy picnic and brunch favorites at Central Market or take home a Patio-ready meal for your own party.

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Drouhin Seasonal Wine Supper

Instructor: Laurent Drouhin, North American & Caribbean Ambassador & Sales Director, Joseph Drouhin

Enjoy a lively evening as Laurent shares stories about growing up in Burgundy and his family's and the winery's entwined histories. You'll gain insight into pairing these acclaimed wines with a delightful menu of small plates.

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Wine Week Sip & Stroll

Instructor: Central Market Partners and visiting Winemakers

Celebrate the diversity of wine by taking this opportunity to enjoy samples from Spain, Italy, France, Germany and California at nine stations positioned throughout our store. From Cavas, Rosés and Rieslings to Pinot Noirs and Cabs, we'll have a wine for every palate.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife: The French Connection

Instructor: Central Market Cooking School Staff

In honor of Bastille Day, spend an evening learning to cook some of the best our great state has to offer with French flair. 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.

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Mexican Street Food and Salsas

Instructor: Lesley Tellez, Culinary Tour Leader; Cookbook Author; Food Blogger

Learn to create authentic Mexican food from an expert. You'll make two classic guisados (stewed dishes) and discover the building blocks for great salsas.

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DFW Restaurant Week: Beef University

Instructor: Texas Beef Council and Central Market Cooking School

It’s that time of year again – representatives from the Texas Beef Council will be on hand to explain the cuts of beef and the best ways to cook them. You’ll sample beef dishes from around the world as our staff shows you how to make four quick and easy, summertime beef dishes.