Taking a cooking class is a fun way to improve your culinary skills and discover new taste -- and eat something scrumptious in the bargain, made by you with a chef's guidance. You can take all you learn and discover home to your own kitchen and turn it into years of enjoyment for you and your family and friends.Many talented Salt Lake City chefs offer workshops on cooking, entertaining and fine foods.
Harmons Neighborhood Grocer Cooking School
Harmons cooking classes are taught by trained chefs at the Bangerter Crossing, Station Park, City Creek, Traverse Mountain and Santa Clara stores. Popular topics include knife skills, making sushi, pastries, making pasta, healthy cooking, exotic cuisines, and cake decorating. The chefs are always coming up with something new so you can sharpen your cooking skills and freshen up your culinary repertoire.
The Salt Lake Culinary Center, formerly the Viking Cooking School, offers cooking classes, team building activities, parties, date nights, girls' nights out, and other culinary events almost every day of the week in a gorgeous state-of-the-art kitchen. A team of talented chefs guides you through the cooking process, and then you get to enjoy the tasty results.
Saffron Valley and East India Pantry owner Lavanya Mahate's cooking classes offer a hands-on journey with sumptuous dishes such as Tandoori chicken royale with mint and coriander chutney, mildly spiced crab cakes with rice pilaf, shrimp curry, and rice pudding with cardamom, to name a few. Classes are three hours long.
Restaurant and kitchen supply company Orson Gygi offers seasonal, American and international cooking classes in its beautiful demonstration kitchen. From decadent cookies to mastering the smoker and Mexican food even the kids can make, Gygi covers the territory.
University of Utah Continuing Education offers classes that include Utah wine and cheese pairings, winemaking, coffee roasting, pastry making, beer tastings and pairings, cheeses from the United Kingdom and camp cooking. These class choices change frequently; check the website for what's being offered.
Sur la Table at the Gateway offers classes teaching you how to prepare delicious favorites like ravioli, bread, macaroons, sushi, seasonal favorites and regional cuisines like Thai and Mexican. Go with a friend to learn how to make a delicious Cuban mojo from scratch or the most perfect pie crust ever -- and the yummiest filling to go inside. Or have a fun mom-and-kid baking experience, just the two of you. These are just a few examples; events change regularly. You can also buy everything you could ever need for your kitchen at Sur la Table -- cookware, tools, knives, bakeware, barware, tableware and small appliances.
Honeyville Farms offers free cooking classes on a variety of winemaking topics like safe food storage, pressure cooking, bread baking, desserts, and sprouting. Honeyville Farms is a local supplier of grains, flours, baking mixes, cooking tools, jams, nuts, honey, and gluten-free flours.