Fans of the store’s fancy cookware will be happy to know (if they don’t already) that Cook’s Warehouse offers recreational classes to help keep that cookware in good use. Beginners might start with Mastering Basic Techniques, where they’ll learn how to saute, roast and bake. Or perhaps the all-important Knife Skills 101. Other classes focus on baking, regional and international cuisines, seafood, seasonal cooking and lifestyle (think Paleo Thanksgiving). All classes include recipes, food samples and complimentary drinksplusa 10 percent discount on class day.
Bonus: The stellar kids courses. Many of the regular courses are offered to kids 12 and older, but Cook’s Warehouse also has some kid-centric classes for kids of varying ages, gluten-free baking and a hands-on Italian dinner how-to among them. One standout: The “new fast food” course where kids prepare healthy versions of fast food favorites like soy and ginger shrimp and the chicken-y things kids often crave. There’s even an after-kids cooking club for teens.
Classes generally range from $45 to $75.
Locations vary. 800.499.0996. cookswarehouse.com