There is SO MUCH to learn in the culinary world and plenty of cooking classes and food experiences to try in Austin. Learning techniques from experts and practicing hands-on in a class is a fun way to learn. It’s even more fun when you learn with a group of your friends or for a date night. It’s a perfect gift for a friend or significant other who loves food.
So, take a look at this list of options and sign up for a class or two!
You may know Antonelli’s as the popular cheese shop in Hyde Park. Across the street, they have a cheese house where they host fun classes. Yes, you get to try lots of cheese! Their class topics vary every month, though they usually have a basic 101 class available.
Location: 4220 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
If you want to learn to cook a multi-course meal in a group setting, this is a great option! There are a few themes to choose from, and Deb is an excellent instructor, providing helpful tips and encouragement.
Location: East Austin kitchen venue
While this spot is primarily an olive oil-tasting bar, it also has space to host a variety of classes. From olive oil 101 to paella cooking, these fun classes are a great option!
Location: 3500 Ranch Road 620 S, Ste F-400, Bee Cave, Texas 78738
I’m usually more successful at baking than cooking. Over the Top Cake Supplies is the spot for fun baking classes. Think of classes like puff pastries and cake or cookie decorating.
Location: 9070 Research Blvd #203, Austin, TX 78757
If you love sushi, Uroko‘s talented sushi chefs will share all their secrets. Learn sushi 101 or 102, or something crafty like floral arranging while sipping special sake.
Location: 1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 1 Ste C, Austin TX 78721
If you want to take a class on a farm, this is a great option! I took a chicken butchery class at H2Grow that taught me a lot about farming and processing meat animals. The farm is located about 50 minutes from Downtown Austin.
Location: 2200 TX-21, Paige, TX 78659
From cake decorating to chef classes for kids, Kitchen House is for all ages and hosts a variety of classes.
Location: 1514 Dandridge Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
My first cooking class ever was the Thai favorites class at Thai Fresh. We learned how to make several different dishes and then enjoyed the meal together. Instructor Jam Samchit was full of Thai food knowledge and my favorite thing was learning about the prominent Thai flavors. Ok, and maybe eating the Sticky Rice with Mango we made. Thai Fresh has a number of classes every month.
Location: 909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
Barton Springs Mill works with farmers to grow ancient and heirloom grains and sells different types of flour and grain. They also offer baking classes for items like baguettes and pasta.
Location: 16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Love baking? From macarons to cookies to pretzels, Bake Austin will help young chefs exercise their baking skills!
This kitchen-goods store offers cooking classes in their private room with a show kitchen. The store is located in The Domain, and you’ll find classes for seasonal and regional cooking. From croissants to one-pan dinners, you’re bound to find a topic you like.
Location: 11800 Domain Blvd #130, Austin, TX 78758
This store not only sells cooking merchandise but provides a variety of cooking classes taught by its team of chefs. From homemade pasta to hands-on sushi making, you’ll find something to learn here.
Location: 12918 Shops Pkwy #540, Bee Cave, TX 78738
With a regular schedule of paella, pasta, and more, Let’s Eat Austin has a variety of classes led by Chef Aaron Andersson. The classes are hosted in a house in Windsor Park.
Location: 1610 Chatham Ave, Austin, TX 78723
Two Hives Honey also offers on-site classes to learn all about bee-keeping and honey.
Location: 7617 Nez Perce Trce, Manor, TX 78653
Central Market has a wide variety of classes at their North Austin location. From knife skills to particular cuisines or categories like chocolate or croissants, Central Market’s classes (only at the north location) will appeal to many. Book early because classes get waitlisted quickly.
Location: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Calling all coffee fanatics! Greater Goods Coffee Co’s training lab is the place for coffee nerds to learn more about how to taste and brew coffee, how to make latte art, and more.
Location: 2501 East 5th, Austin, TX 78702
There you have it! Ready to take a culinary or cooking class in Austin?
Which class are you signing up for?
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P.P.S. Want to learn more about Austin food? Check out my local food series.