Central Market Cooking Schools
4 North Texas Locations
Visit website for locations, class schedule and prices
Whether you’re a beginner cook or an almost-expert, Central Market Cooking Schools has a class that can take your culinary skills to the next level. With classes on everything from improving your knife skills, rolling or cutting fresh Italian pasta, and handling lobster, you’ll get hands-on training from the Central Market Cooking School staff. World-renowned chefs also drop by to give special demonstrations or hold special classes. And kids can get in on the fun with Kid’s Camp classes. For the summer, we recommend the Summer Fruit… Cooks! class (Saturday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.), where you can learn how to refresh dishes with seasonal fruit. Yum.
Cheesemaking Classes at The Mozzarella Company
2944 Elm St
$50 – $75
If you love cheese (or wine with cheese), then check out a class at the Mozzarella Company. They offer one-day classes for cheese and wine pairing, cheese and beer pairing and hands-on cheesemaking, where participants can learn how to stretch and form varieties of mozzarella, such as balls and bocconcini. The cheese and wine pairing classes are led by Mozzarella Company founder Paula Lambert, and wine expert John Bratcher of Rockridge. All classes begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of their cheese factory.
1002 N. Central Expy
If your cake-decorating skills are lacking, take a class at custom cake specialists, Cake Carousel. This summer, they’re offering Air Brush classes, where you can learn how to create special effects on cakes and cookies, use food coloring to embellish and even complete a portrait; and Basic Fondant classes, where you can learn how to cover a two-tiered cake with rolled fondant, and other techniques such as embossing and fondant borders. After a few sessions, you’ll be making a splash at your next birthday party. Intermediate classes are also available for more experienced cake decorators.
Wine Classes at Bijoux
5450 West Lovers Lane
If you would rather swirl and sip than chop and cook, a wine class is a good option this summer. Dallas restaurant Bijoux’s sommelier and co-owner Gina Gottlich is holding a series of wine tasting classes focused on regions of the world known for their wine. Gina will discuss the wines from the region, and explain grapes and winemaking. Spain will be the focus for a class on August 12, and participants will be able to taste Spanish Reds and Whites, Sparkling Cava, Spanish sherry. Call to reserve your place.