In the mid-20th century, a young, gigantic Julia Child strapped a pair of butter boats to her feet and floated down the Seine to master the art of French cooking and save Paris from Godzilla. Enjoy the tutelage of equally worthy gourmands closer to home with today's deal: for $30, you get one cooking class at Cook's World, located on Northeast Blakeley Street, near University Village. This Groupon is valid for any $55, $60, or $65 monthly or featured class listed on the site. You can also apply the value of the Groupon toward a $70 class or a series class, although you will have to pay the difference.
For more than 18 years, Cook's World has brought culinary know-how to Seattleites sick of subsisting on a meager diet of steak tartare and lobster thermidor. A wide variety of one-night classes showcases the kitchen wizardry of professionally trained chefs (many from local restaurants), giving students the opportunity to learn the basics from the masters. Brush up on your outdoor-cooking skills in time for meat-saturated summer celebrations with "BBQ, Grilling & Smoking" ($55), led by local barbecue competitor, Chef "Smokin'" Joanne Card. Or let Chef Mathew Lasof demystify the chile with the "Tamales & More!" ($60) tutorial, giving you the skills to fill your stomach with delicious Mexican fare without wasting a Saturday night searching every bar for the mysterious man who sells tamales out of a cooler. Other classes include a foray into Turkish cuisine with "Mediterranean Cooking" ($60), an introduction to artisan baked goods with "Rustic Breadbaking" ($65), and the delectable "Summer Pie & Tart Workshop" ($60), with Cook's World owner/director, Chef Nancie Brecher, who will teach you the subtle differences between an eating pie and a throwing pie. Cook’s World offers different classes each month, so check the website to see what's available.
Many of the three-hour workshops offered at Cook's World's cheery teaching kitchen are considered "hands-on," and all feature a small class size, which means that star-crossed sauciers can meet each other in an intimate setting while still enjoying ample opportunities for participation and one-on-one guidance. Get today's Groupon to Cook’s World and begin a lifelong quest for gastronomical enlightenment. Or buy an additional Groupon as a gift and win back the food critic who gave your kissing such a scathing review in The Seattle Times.
- The owner is very knowledgeable, passionate about teaching and very attentive to her students. I am now very comfortable giving dinner parties and preparing good food for myself and friends, whereas before I was just about eating whatever was available, which was not usually a good food choice. The classes always speak to using good quality ingredients, promoting buying local and the safe handling and storage of food. – Gracie39, Citysearch
- I have no reservations in recommending "Cook's World" to anyone interested in improving their cooking and eating experiences. – Mike S., Yelp
- I've taken many cooking classes in and around Seattle and I've found the ones I took here to be the most educational. – sweetstar, Citysearch
Cook's World Cooking School
In business for 22 years, Cook's World Cooking School infuses aspiring epicureans with cooking expertise in an appetizing assortment of hands-on classes. During each one-night class, a rotating cast of skilled and professionally-trained local chefs guide students through the basics of a specific type of cuisine, cooking skill, or saucepan percussion technique. Go Italian in a doughy pizza-making and throwing class, create sophisticated small plates of flavor-packed treats in the spanish tapas course, or slather on new skills in a barbecue class, in which students learn to tame the wild elemental forces of fire, smoke, and tangy sauce.
Classes run for three hours each with 15 or fewer students, ensuring ample time for participation and one-on-one guidance. All class sessions are held in Cook's World's well-equipped culinary studio, which houses a cornucopia of professional cooking equipment and a carpet woven from retired chefs’ hats.
2900 NE Blakeley St.
Seattle, Washington 98105Get Directions