All Available Classes

All Available Classes

Wine and Cuisine of France

October 19, 2017

We'll pair wines from across France that highlight wonderful, classic dishes. From coq au vin, to creme brulee, join us for an evening of learning to cook delightful French cuisine and wine education and tasting! 

Workshop Price: $85 (2 Available)

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Smoking Hot & Cold

October 21, 2017

We're going to cram one more smoking class in for the season! We'll pack both the hot smoker and the cold smoker full of treats and not only make a few dishes but send you home with plenty of smoked goodies! 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (7 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Kids Sushi 8-12 yrs old

October 21, 2017

For Kids 8-12 yrs old We provide all the ingredients and they learn to prep and roll their own sushi in this fun class for those that love sushi. Come and learn to make rolls and have a sushi feast!

Workshop Price: $45 (2 Available)

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Pasta from Scratch

October 22, 2017

Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make the dough, beautiful sheets of pasta, and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Kids Pasta from Scratch

October 22, 2017

This is for kids 8-12 years old! Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make the dough and beautiful sheets of pasta, and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Fresh Cheese 101

October 23, 2017

We admit it, we have a problem with cheese. If you consider eating too much of it and loving cheese a problem! Fresh cheese is a wonderfully fulfilling skill to learn and our cheese 101 class will walk you through the steps of making your very own fresh cheese using cows milk and yogurt cheese. Learn how to flavor your cheeses with herbs, sundried tomatoes and basil, or citrus to accompany any dish. You'll have a "problem" with cheese too after this class!

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Knife Techniques

October 24, 2017

This crucial class will take the chore out of the kitchen. You will learn how to hold and use a knife properly, what you need to have in your arsenal at home and what you don't need, as well as showing you how to keep your knife sharp. We will show you a series of tricks that professionals know that will cut down on the time you spend prepping in the kitchen. No meal involved just a lot of practice! 

Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)

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Thai Street Food

October 25, 2017

We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the intense and spicy dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Halloween Candies

October 25, 2017

Come make fun & clever halloween treats for your holiday or just your enjoyment! We're excited to offer this new class come and join us for the fun! 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

October 26, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (11 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (11 Available)

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Flavors and Balance

October 27, 2017

Have you been trying to figure out what your food is missing? Come and learn about flavor basics and how to balance food properly.This is a critical thinking class where we practice and try out exercises to teach you flravor and taste!  It's not as subjective as you might think! We'll teach you what goes with what and how to make that blah soup jump off the spoon. This class is essential to moving from working with a recipe to allowing yourself to be creative in the kitchen.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (12 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (13 Available)

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Kids Breads

October 28, 2017

Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory class. Learn tips and technique to make delicious loaves, rolls and more. Kids 8-12 yrs old

Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)

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Couples Cooking

October 28, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (8 Available)

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Tamales

October 29, 2017

There are few things we like more than tamales. Winning the lottery might be second runner to how excited we get about all the possibilities tamales hold. How about dessert tamales? Yes, please! Learn the technique and the tamale is your oyster. We'll also be showing you different sauces that go great with each tamale you make in class. Great, now we're hungry.   

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (1 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (1 Available)

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Kids Principles of Cooking: part 1, 8-12 yrs old

October 29, 2017

This class is for kids 8-12 yrs old. Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to sauté, braise, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals! An essential class for your young cook!!

Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)

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Sumptuous Soups

October 30, 2017

Don't forget that everyday is the PERFECT time to make amazing soup! With so many wonderful fresh ingredients to choose from, this class will show the basic techniques to build a huge variety of amazing soups. Fresh and light, bold and unique, to delicate chilled soups, Sumptuous Soups in one of our favorite classes and favorite ways to use farm fresh produce!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (12 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (14 Available)

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Principles of Cooking Part 2

November 1, 2017

Even if you haven't taken Principles of Cooking 101, Part 2 is great for everyone who wants to take the guess work out of cooking methods like proper poaching, steaming, grilling with brine, marinades and rubs, frying with batters and more! Come learn the science and technique behind perfectly executed food!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (12 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (14 Available)

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Southern Cuisine

November 2, 2017

You've been begging for a class where you get to do fried chicken well we have heard your pleas and you can bet your hat there will be collard greens and black eyed peas!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (11 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (11 Available)

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Pie oh My!

November 3, 2017

Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond!  You'll make your own pies and take them home too!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (5 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (5 Available)

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Wine and Cuisine of Italy

November 3, 2017

We'll pair wines from across the region of Italy with delicious dishes that highlight the wonderful foods of the region. Dazzle your friends at your next dinner party with a trip to Italy and the wonderful wines from the region that you learned about at the workshop.

Workshop Price: $85 (10 Available)

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Flavors and Balance

November 4, 2017

Have you been trying to figure out what your food is missing? Come and learn about flavor basics and how to balance food properly.This is a critical thinking class where we practice and try out exercises to teach you flravor and taste!  It's not as subjective as you might think! We'll teach you what goes with what and how to make that blah soup jump off the spoon. This class is essential to moving from working with a recipe to allowing yourself to be creative in the kitchen.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (8 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (8 Available)

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Kids Principles of Baking

November 4, 2017

Just for kids! Join us for this brand new addition to PCW's line up. We are going to bake amazing treats that are going to make sure you learn essential baking techniques to make your kid a pro at home! 

Kids Under 12 Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)

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Sushi and Sake!

November 4, 2017

We provide all the ingredients and prep and you learn to roll your own sushi in this fun class for the whole family. Come make a super sushi spread with sake!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)
Workshop Price: $75 (1 Available)

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Knife Techniques

November 5, 2017

This crucial class will take the chore out of the kitchen. You will learn how to hold and use a knife properly, what you need to have in your arsenal at home and what you don't need, as well as showing you how to keep your knife sharp. We will show you a series of tricks that professionals know that will cut down on the time you spend prepping in the kitchen. No meal involved just a lot of practice! 

Workshop Price: $45 (0 Available)

Kids Thai

November 5, 2017

JUST FOR KIDS 8-12! We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (8 Available)

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Asian Dumplings

November 6, 2017

Scrumptious, delectable and succulent are all the adjectives that come to mind when we think about Asian dumplings. From Japanese Gyoza to Chinese steamed dumplings, Xiao Long Bao-Shanghai Steamed Soup Dumplings... that's soup on the inside! Learn to make these pockets of dreamy goodness and all the dipping sauces that accompany them at our hands-on workshop! Class not suitable for Vegetarians

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (1 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (1 Available)

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Principles of Baking

November 8, 2017

Join us for this brand new addition to PCW's line up. We are going to bake amazing treats that are going to make sure you learn all the essential baking techniques to make you a pro at anything at home! Covered in class is the creaming method, biscuit method and quick bread method.  You will be producing seasonal items for each of these methods. Prepare your sugar buds! 

Kids Under 12 Workshop Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Greek Feast

November 9, 2017

In lieu of being swept away to a fabulous vacation in the Greek Isles, come to the workshop to make a huge Greek Feast! You will learn to dazzle your loved ones with easy recipes to make all your favorite Greek food, from spanakopita to the best hummus, dolmas and babaganoosh, pita and more!

Kids under 12 workshop Price: $45 (12 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (12 Available)

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Wine and Cuisine of Argentina

November 9, 2017

Whisk off to Buenos Aires in this wonderful class on the cuisine of Argentina. From delicious grilled meats, flavorful sauces and sides. We'll be feasting on your creations with a bonus of an amazing education about Wines of Argentina from Maxine Borcherding a certified Sommelier and talented teacher. You are in for a treat if you take this class!

Workshop Price: $85 (6 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

November 10, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (15 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (15 Available)

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German Favorites

November 11, 2017

I love being able to teach what I want to eat! Spaetzle, schnitzle, kraut, charcuterie and sausages! We're going to have a blast in this classes making German favorites and keeping on our winter warmth. Hope to see you!  

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (6 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (6 Available)

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Kids Cookies

November 11, 2017

You know you want to foster a love for cooking with your kids, what better way then letting them contribute to the house with cookies! They will be so proud that we promise, they'll want to be in the kitchen again!

Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)

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Couples Cooking

November 11, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (0 Available)

Pasta from Scratch

November 12, 2017

Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make the dough, beautiful sheets of pasta, and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.There is no meal in this class but you get to take home all of the pasta that you make! 

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (4 Available)
Workshop Price: $45 (4 Available)

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Kids Breads

November 12, 2017

Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory class. Learn tips and technique to make delicious loaves, rolls and more. Kids 8-12 yrs old

Workshop Price: $45 (6 Available)

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Principles of Cooking: Just the Facts

November 13, 2017

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Vegetarian / Vegan Delight

November 14, 2017

Learn to create delicious, vibrant and healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, even for that devout meat eater you know. Whether you are a long-time vegan or just want to incorporate more vegetables into your life, this class will give you easy, and delicious ways to naturally do so without bringing weird meat substitutes into your kitchen.

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (7 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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Thai Street Food-Part 2

November 15, 2017

No prerequisite in this class, we're doing a different menu than 'Part 1" We often get a bit of the watered down version of foods from around the world when we go out to eat. Take this class to learn about the true and authentic flavors of Thailand. You won't learn how to make Pad Thai here...but you will learn about the intense and spicy dishes found at rickety carts and stalls dotting the streets of Thailand.  

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (8 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (8 Available)

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Artisan Breads

November 15, 2017

Discover how to make wonderful home baked artisan breads in this introductory, yet technique focused class. Learn tips and proper methods to make delicious loaves, rolls and more.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Couples Cooking

November 17, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (4 Available)

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Kids Thanksgiving Sides

November 18, 2017

Let your little chef help out this holiday season and give them more confidence in the kitchen and in life. For kids 8-12 yrs comes and join us for some great tasting holiday sides that will wow the family!

Kids Workshop Price: $45 (4 Available)

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Unique Holiday Sides

November 18, 2017

Tired of the green bean casserole and marshmallow topped sweet potatoes? Come learn new ways to get some pizazz and flavor back to the holiday table. We'll be using seasonal foods but in a different way to create a twist on the traditional fare.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (0 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (0 Available)

Holiday Pie oh My!

November 19, 2017

HOLIDAY EDITION! Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond!  You'll make your own pies and take them home. You'll be ready to whip up those fabulous pies again for your holiday gatherings!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (3 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (3 Available)

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Kids Holiday Pie Oh My! Ages 8-12 yrs

November 19, 2017

Bring your kids and we'll teach them and send them home with pies for your holiday! Can't go wrong with pie. 

Kids Workshop Price: $45 (5 Available)

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Turducken

November 20, 2017

You are going to have to register for this class early in order for PCW to get the birds in. That's right you are going to learn how to make your own Turducken. After this class you will have pulled all the bones out of a chicken, duck and turkey and have left it in the shape of the bird. You get to take home all three birds with everything you need to know to prepare them for your big day. Only weenies buy them online, you are going to do it yourself and be the talk of the holiday at least until next year!

Workshop Price: $95 (10 Available)

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Holiday Pie oh My!

November 21, 2017

HOLIDAY EDITION! Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond!  You'll make your own pies and take them home. You'll be ready to whip up those fabulous pies again for your holiday gatherings!

Kids 12 & Under Price: $45 (7 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (7 Available)

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From Roots to Shoots

November 25, 2017

We know you've heard us rant about people who throw away the green of the green onion, in this class come and learn that many of the things we grown we can eat from top to bottom. We're going to utilize everything and make a fantastic spread! Come join us for this new class! 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (10 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (10 Available)

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Kids Principles of Cooking Part 2 8-12 yrs old

November 25, 2017

All of the basic cooking methods will be covered in this class. You will learn how to sauté, braise, poach, sear, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals! An essential class for your young cook!!

Workshop Price: $45 (7 Available)

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Couples Cooking

November 25, 2017

Work together as a team, and spend some quality time making food for two. In this relaxed fun class we will create a four course menu catered just for you and your sweetie. Then sit and enjoy your creations with a tasty beverage provided by us, take away recipes for two and an experience you shared. This class is $75 per person

Workshop Price: $75 (16 Available)

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Southern Brunch

November 26, 2017

Not just brunch but Southern style deliciousness. Biscuits and gravy? of course we can't wait for you to see this spread! 

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (11 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (11 Available)

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Kids Cookies

November 26, 2017

You know you want to foster a love for cooking with your kids, what better way then letting them contribute to the house with cookies! They will be so proud that we promise, they'll want to be in the kitchen again!

Workshop Price: $45 (8 Available)

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Dumplings: From Around the World

November 27, 2017

If you've already taken the Asian dumpling class then you've only tasted the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the awesome dumplings that come from every corner of the world. You'll be making the dough and learning how to make all these delicious little pockets.

Kids 12 and under Price: $45 (12 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (12 Available)

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Ramen!

November 28, 2017

Hey You! Back away from the 'Top Ramen' packet. Have a love of fresh ramen and want to learn how to make the noodles from scratch, the broth and all the fixings? This is the class for you! We'll also cover different styles of ramen in class and feast on our bowls of heaven!

Kids under 12 Price: $45 (2 Available)
workshop Price: $65 (2 Available)

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Cake Decorating

November 29, 2017

Learn the building blocks of Cake Decorating from making a fluffy butter cream to layering and assembly of your own masterpiece while applying piping techniques with frosting and melted chocolate. Yum!! Oh, and how about taking that gorgeous cake home when you are done. Yes!

Kids 12 & Under Workshop Price: $45 (6 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (6 Available)

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Principles of Baking Part 2

November 29, 2017

Join us for this brand new addition to PCW's line up, the sequal to one of our fast favorites. We are going to bake amazing treats that are going to make sure you learn all the essential baking techniques to make you a pro at anything at home! You will be producing seasonal items for each of these methods. Prepare your sugar buds! 

Kids Under 12 Workshop Price: $45 (9 Available)
Workshop Price: $65 (9 Available)

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Vegan-Vegetarian Cuisine

November 30, 2017

Learn to create delicious, vibrant and healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, even for that devout meat eater you know. Whether you are a long-time vegan or just want to incorporate more vegetables, and other plant-based foods into your life, this class will give you easy, and delicious ways to naturally do so without bringing weird meat substitutes into your kitchen.

Workshop Price: $65 (16 Available)

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Oregon Clinic employee Pie Class! /co-pay

December 6, 2017

Private Class for Oregon Clinic - Pie From Scratch Class!  Come learn to prep fillings and to master the perfect crust in this two hour class where EVERYONE will go home with their own full 9'' pie!  Yum!! Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice is required to transfer credit to another class. In the event of a 'no call/no show' you will be charged the full amount of class: $45.00

Clinic Employee Co-pay Price: $15 (0 Available)
Guest of / Clinic Employee Price: $45 (0 Available)

Oregon Clinic employee Pie Class! /co-pay

December 7, 2017

Private Class for Oregon Clinic - Pie From Scratch Class!  Come learn to prep fillings and to master the perfect crust in this two hour class where EVERYONE will go home with their own full 9'' pie!  Yum!! Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice is required to transfer credit to another class. In the event of a 'no call/no show' you will be charged the full amount of class: $45.00

Clinic Employee Co-pay Price: $15 (0 Available)
Guest of / Clinic Employee Price: $45 (0 Available)

Oregon Clinic employee Pie Class! /co-pay

December 13, 2017

Private Class for Oregon Clinic - Pie From Scratch Class!  Come learn to prep fillings and to master the perfect crust in this two hour class where EVERYONE will go home with their own full 9'' pie!  Yum!! Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice is required to transfer credit to another class. In the event of a 'no call/no show' you will be charged the full amount of class: $45.00

Clinic Employee Co-pay Price: $15 (0 Available)
Guest of / Clinic Employee Price: $45 (0 Available)

Oregon Clinic employee Pie Class! /co-pay

December 14, 2017

Private Class for Oregon Clinic - Pie From Scratch Class!  Come learn to prep fillings and to master the perfect crust in this two hour class where EVERYONE will go home with their own full 9'' pie!  Yum!! Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice is required to transfer credit to another class. In the event of a 'no call/no show' you will be charged the full amount of class: $45.00

Clinic Employee Co-pay Price: $15 (0 Available)
Guest of / Clinic Employee Price: $45 (0 Available)

Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam!

February 25, 2018

Vietnam Culinary Cultural Trip February 25th-March 6th, 2018 Total Price $2300 per person, with a deposit due upon booking of $1150 per person. We start the trip in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)  Airfare is not included in the tour price. Balance of $1150 ea due September 1, 2017 Itinerary:  February 25th Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi where our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Hotel.   Day 2: Enjoy a biking tour that explores Hanoi's spectacular surrounding countryside.  Cross floating pottery villages on the banks of the Red River and view lush rice paddies at every turn.  After touring the countryside, return to the hotel in Hanoi and get ready for an afternoon walking street food tour with a local food expert where we'll be sampling different dishes, visiting the city's famous 'wet market' and discovering the old quarter.  Day 3: We'll join a local chef trained by the City's famous Ms Tuyet at her family home to have a hands-on cooking class of North Vietnamese dishes.  After learning Ms Tuyet's grandmother's family recipes, we'll feast on the lunch we've learned to prepare.  We'll then depart for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and settle into our hotel. Day 4: Our first day in Ho Chi Minh City has us learning southern style dishes at the hands of a local chef who will teach us at one of the city's culinary schools in a downtown historic building at the Hoa Tuc Cooking School. After a quick respite at the hotel, we'll spend the afternoon touring a couple of museums learning about Vietnamese culture and history.  We'll finish the day's activities at the home of Mrs. Tuyet Mai and Mr Dinh Linh, who studied music and art at the National Academy of Music.  They will show us traditional Vietnamese musical instruments, play for us and even give us lessons on the instruments.  Day 5: Today we will depart for the Mekong Delta and arrive in Ben Tre Province and take a ride on the back of a xe-loi, a combination of two seat cart and motorcycle, through the paths, coconut palms and fruit farms.  We'll meet up with the 'Mango Cruise' and venture through the canals to visit local workshops and depart the cruise to hop on bicycles to visit Phong Nam village visiting a home where they process coconut by hand and then on to a rice noodle factory.  We'll then visit a family that lives on fishing and shrimp farming, exploring the winding maze of canals in the area. Back on board the Mango Cruise, we'll continue on to the Mango Home Stay where we'll dine on local dishes for lunch. After lunch and learning about rice paper and sticky rice production, we'll make our way to our boutique hotel on the Delta, the Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island (Unicorn Island), where we will be treated to splendid tranquility at the lodge.  Day 6: Enjoy a short boat ride on the Tien River to meet our guide to take us on a 5 mile mountain bike tour of the area, through lush agriculture, stopping at a cacoa plantation, where the farmer will show us the planting, harvesting, and fermenting process of cacoa before it gets made into your favorite chocolate treat! After meandering through coconut palms, and rice paddies along the shaded paths of the delta, arrive back at the Lodge to freshen up and even take a dip in the pool before our lunch and afternoon departure. (roads along the bike path can be rough and muddy.  You may choose a less active morning and walk around the area upon request) Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Day 7: Start the day along side a local chef who will take us on a 'secret' street food tour.  We'll hop on the back of motorbikes, driven by experienced professional drivers as we wind our way around the city, sampling the local food. Get ready to try many local dishes you won't find on the average tourist plate!  Transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon and depart by plane to Phu Quoc Island. Day 8-10 Spend the next two days and nights relaxing at the Mango Bay Resort on the beautiful tropical island of Phu Quoc.  We learned from our last tour of Vietnam, that a couple of days finishing up with laying on a beach and eating the freshest seafood grilled next to the waves is the perfect way to wrap up the tour. Enjoy the tropical end to the trip at also one of the best resorts on the island known for their food. We wouldn't have it any other way! Day 10: Depart for arrival to Ho Chi Minh City and your flight home. Info and disclosures:  Hotels: Hanoi: The Ann Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City: Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Mekong Delta: The Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island, Phu Quoc: The Mango Bay Resort. You will need to arrange a visitors visa in order to be allowed entrance in to Vietnam.  It is recommended but not required that you receive certain common travelers vaccines, please inquire with your health care provider. The price of the trip includes hotels, transfers, domestic Vietnamese flights during the tour and meals provided in the daily itinerary.  There may be meals that are an independent cost outside of our planned meals. (We've never gone hungry on our tours, however!) In the event you cancel your registration, $200 is non refundable at time of booking.  The full deposit is non-refundable after September 1, 2017. Itinerary details subject to change.  Please Contact PCW's co-owner and trip organizer, Susana with any questions you might have.  susana@portlandsculinaryworkshop.com    

Deposit (1/2 of total) Price: $1150 (0 Available)

Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam!

March 11, 2018

Vietnam Culinary Cultural Trip March 11th-20th, 2018 Total Price $2300 per person, with a deposit due upon booking of $1150 per person. We start the trip in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)  Airfare is not included in the tour price. Balance of $1150 ea due September 1, 2017 Itinerary:  March 11th Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi where our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our Hotel.   Day 2: Enjoy a biking tour that explores Hanoi's spectacular surrounding countryside.  Cross floating pottery villages on the banks of the Red River and view lush rice paddies at every turn.  After touring the countryside, return to the hotel in Hanoi and get ready for an afternoon walking street food tour with a local food expert where we'll be sampling different dishes, visiting the city's famous 'wet market' and discovering the old quarter.  Day 3: We'll join a local chef trained by the City's famous Ms Tuyet at her family home to have a hands-on cooking class of North Vietnamese dishes.  After learning Ms Tuyet's grandmother's family recipes, we'll feast on the lunch we've learned to prepare.  We'll then depart for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and settle into our hotel. Day 4: Our first day in Ho Chi Minh City has us learning southern style dishes at the hands of a local chef who will teach us at one of the city's culinary schools in a downtown historic building at the Hoa Tuc Cooking School. After a quick respite at the hotel, we'll spend the afternoon touring a couple of museums learning about Vietnamese culture and history.  We'll finish the day's activities at the home of Mrs. Tuyet Mai and Mr Dinh Linh, who studied music and art at the National Academy of Music.  They will show us traditional Vietnamese musical instruments, play for us and even give us lessons on the instruments.  Day 5: Today we will depart for the Mekong Delta and arrive in Ben Tre Province and take a ride on the back of a xe-loi, a combination of two seat cart and motorcycle, through the paths, coconut palms and fruit farms.  We'll meet up with the 'Mango Cruise' and venture through the canals to visit local workshops and depart the cruise to hop on bicycles to visit Phong Nam village visiting a home where they process coconut by hand and then on to a rice noodle factory.  We'll then visit a family that lives on fishing and shrimp farming, exploring the winding maze of canals in the area. Back on board the Mango Cruise, we'll continue on to the Mango Home Stay where we'll dine on local dishes for lunch. After lunch and learning about rice paper and sticky rice production, we'll make our way to our boutique hotel on the Delta, the Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island (Unicorn Island), where we will be treated to splendid tranquility at the lodge.  Day 6: Enjoy a short boat ride on the Tien River to meet our guide to take us on a 5 mile mountain bike tour of the area, through lush agriculture, stopping at a cacoa plantation, where the farmer will show us the planting, harvesting, and fermenting process of cacoa before it gets made into your favorite chocolate treat! After meandering through coconut palms, and rice paddies along the shaded paths of the delta, arrive back at the Lodge to freshen up and even take a dip in the pool before our lunch and afternoon departure. (roads along the bike path can be rough and muddy.  You may choose a less active morning and walk around the area upon request) Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Day 7: Start the day along side a local chef who will take us on a 'secret' street food tour.  We'll hop on the back of motorbikes, driven by experienced professional drivers as we wind our way around the city, sampling the local food. Get ready to try many local dishes you won't find on the average tourist plate!  Transfer back to the hotel in the afternoon and depart by plane to Phu Quoc Island. Day 8-10 Spend the next two days and nights relaxing at the Mango Bay Resort on the beautiful tropical island of Phu Quoc.  We learned from our last tour of Vietnam, that a couple of days finishing up with laying on a beach and eating the freshest seafood grilled next to the waves is the perfect way to wrap up the tour. Enjoy the tropical end to the trip at also one of the best resorts on the island known for their food. We wouldn't have it any other way! Day 10: Depart for arrival to Ho Chi Minh City and your flight home. Info and disclosures:  Hotels: Hanoi: The Ann Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City: Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Mekong Delta: The Island Lodge on Thoi Son Island, Phu Quoc: The Mango Bay Resort. You will need to arrange a visitors visa in order to be allowed entrance in to Vietnam.  It is recommended but not required that you receive certain common travelers vaccines, please inquire with your health care provider. The price of the trip includes hotels, transfers, domestic Vietnamese flights during the tour and meals provided in the daily itinerary.  There may be meals that are an independent cost outside of our planned meals. (We've never gone hungry on our tours, however!) In the event you cancel your registration, $200 is non refundable at time of booking.  The full deposit is non-refundable after September 1, 2017. Itinerary details subject to change.  Please Contact PCW's co-owner and trip organizer, Susana with any questions you might have.  susana@portlandsculinaryworkshop.com    

Deposit (1/2 of total) Price: $1150 (0 Available)