Special Events and Classes

REGISTRATION POLICIES & INFORMATION:

You may register at the store, fax or call in your registration. Mail-in registrations will be taken by postmark date. Be sure to list your name, phone number, class choice(s) including time, date of class, and send us a check or your Visa or Master Card number and expiration date. 3-digit code on the back of the card, as well as the address your statement is sent to. You may call 338-4339, fax to 685-0596 or register in person at 2807 Oak Street. Gift Certificates must be presented at time of registering or mailed in with registration. Cancellations must be made in person at the store or via phone ONLY. Please do not email, fax or leave voicemail for cancellations as they will not be accepted. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to class date. You are always welcome to send someone in your place.

Not our favorite part, but we feel you should know the policies regarding cancellations. We understand that life happens, and you may find yourself in a pickle and need to cancel, so here’s the deal: We do not issue refunds for cancellations, but if you are nice and follow the rules, we will offer store credit.

The rules: No cancellations on “guest chefs”…..if you cannot attend, send a substitute. General Class cancellation: 7 working days prior to the class. Please, no exceptions. You are always welcome to send someone in your place and if you are unable to do so, class recipes and menus will be made available for you.

Classes begin at the designated hour. Your promptness will be appreciated by the
instructors and your fellow students. We strive to be on time at the beginning of
each class, so we can end our classes on time for baby-sitters and other commitments.

HIDE PAST CLASSES

August 26 TOO MANY TOMATOES!!
Wondering what to do with all the lovely tomatoes this time of year? We are here to help! This class goes over several ways to use tomatoes now and also continue enjoying them for the rest of the year! We will be serving dishes (and providing the recipe) that use all of the tomato products we are making in class, such as a delicious tomato goat cheese tart, a tomato leaf pesto, and an updated version of a fool, a classic dessert made with jam and whipped cream.
Menu:
Homemade Bloody Mary Mix
Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad
Quick Freezer Tomato Sauce
Tomato Plum Jam
Spicy Tomato "Honey"
Oven Dried Tomatoes with Herbs de Provence
Time: 11am to 2pm
Cost: $45
September 14 Vietnamese Cooking with Tasty n Sons!
Join two of our favorite Portland Chefs, Erin Connell and Patrick Dougherty of Tasty n Sons for a fun Vietnamese inspired menu featuring great dishes that are ideal for outdoor, al Fresco and year round entertaining!
Menu:
Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Banh Mi Sandwiches with pickled daikon and carrot
Grilled Flank Steak Salad with fresh herbs and peanuts
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $75.00
  16 Knife Skills , Confident Cooking 101
CPT Chef Keith Ellis teaches the fundamentals of good knife skills, as well as care and selection of your kitchen’s most important tool. This is a hands-on learning workshop, and knives will be provided for you, or if you prefer you may bring your own favorite. You will learn to chop, dice, julienne, and mince a variety of foods. The techniques learned will compliment all of your food preparation making your cooking easier and more enjoyable. Keith will utilize the “practical remains” of your work to prepare a quick and tasty meal. We recommend this class for all who cook or who want to learn to cook.
Time: 10AM - Noon
Cost: $45.00
  17 Intermediate Cheese Making
CPT Chef Keith Ellis has added a great next step to his very popular beginning cheese workshop that teaches the fundamentals of making fresh cheeses. Learn the fun and practical techniques of Homemade Burrata Mozzarella, Creamy Sicilian Ricotta and Halloumi, the Greek cheese you can fry.
Time: 12pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $45.00
October 18 Tuscan Food, Olive Oil and Wines !
Join Winemaker and Chef Diana Lenzi from the renowned Petroio Estate in the Chianti region of Tuscany ! Keith and Kathy visited Diana at her winery, and are delighted to be able to offer her families wines as well as their Estate produced Extra Virgin Olive Oils ! Classic, rustic Tuscan foods will be paired with each dish, be sure to be here !
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  19 Discovering Dumplings with Kian Lam Kho
Kian is a James Beard nominated Chef, Culinary Instructor, and Restaurant Consultant who arrived in the USA in the 70s via Singapore. Longing for the foods he grew up with, he set out on a journey to discover and now teach the foods of China and S.E. Asia !
If you enjoy eating dumplings at Cantonese dim sum for lunch or pot stickers for appetizer, then you’d want to learn how to make them at home. In this class, you will learn to make four different kinds of dumplings from various regions of China. Study the techniques for using different types of wrappers to make all sorts of dumplings.
Recipes
Pork shumai
Cantonese wontons
Pork and chives pot stickers
Steamed shrimp dumplings

Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $95.00
  21 Free Wüsthof Knife Sharpening Day ! !
Wüsthof and Jeff the Knife Sharpener return for their 21st year in a row to sharpen knives and demonstrate how to keep them sharp at home! Bring in any two knives.....any brand....and get them sharpened today for free! WE are pleased the welcome back Wüsthof and Jeff and to offer this free service to our customers !
We will have a great selection of Knife Special Sales today, as well as some knives out in the kitchen for you to "Test Drive" !

Time: 10AM - 1PM
Cost: n/c
  29 Artisan Bread Baking with Shane Tracy!
Save the date for an all around great day of Bread Baking with Pastry Chef Shane Tracy of King Estate. Shane will be teaching us how to work with Levain raised bread doughs as well as making and maintaining Sour Dough Starters for bread, featuring both regular and Whole Wheat Sour Doughs. He will also show us how to incorporate ‘inclusions’ such as various seeds and dried fruits! Some participation will be part of this class!
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $50.00
November 4 Pork and Bourbon ! Oh Yeah !!
Dr. GLenn Keiper is a man of many talents.....he excels in his medical practice, in the kitchen, and in pairing food with another love of his, Heritage Distilling Co. Join us tonight in welcoming Glenn back into our kitchen with a delicious menu accompanied by mouthwatering HD libations. What could be more fun for a November Saturday evening!
Menu:
Pork Ribs
Pulled Pork Shoulder Sandwiches
Potato Salad
Creamy Coleslaw
Mustard BBQ Sauce
BSB - BBQ Sauce
Cobbler

Time: 5-8pm
Cost: $75.00
  5 Participation Class: Artisan Bread Baking with Shane Tracy!
Pastry Chef Shane Tracy of King Estate will be teaching us the secrets of making bakery-quality bread in your own oven! Learn to work with levain raised bread doughs, and how to make and maintain a sourdough starter. Play with “inclusions” like seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. Some participation will be part of this class!
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $50.00
  9 Thanksgiving: It’s All About the Sides with Robin Wiper
>>THIS CLASS IS FULL<<
What to cook for Thanksgiving when your guests and family members are gluten-free, vegan, paleo or just plain picky eaters? It’s all about the sides and how to easily adapt them. Robin’s exciting class covers all those bases, featuring her favorite new and innovative recipes.
Menu:
Butternut Shotglass Soup with Homemade Butter Bit Crumbles
Shuck Cornbread baked in the husk with Spiced Maple Butter
Herb-Roasted Tri-Color Carrots with French Lentils
Autumn Salad with Red Pears, Black Grapes, Blue Cheese, Hazelnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Praline Topping
Velvety Pumpkin Cheesecake with Fluffy Coconut Cream—it’s gluten-free, it’s vegan, it’s delicious!
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  18 All-Clad Demo
Join All-Clad Culinary Team Leader Cindy Smith for a chance to learn more about this great American-made cookware and cooking accessories ! All-Clad has long been considered the "Gold Standard" of cookware in home as well as professional kitchens , outstanding performance, ease of cleaning and a Lifetime Warranty add up to the very best in the market !
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: n/c
  25 Meet the KnifeMakers from Oregon !
Join us in welcoming Ferrum Technology makers of The Reserve Series of knives made right here in Oregon !
McMinnville Oregon to be exact, come in to see and feel these beautifully designed knives with comfortable Walnut Handles. A full range of knife shapes are available, and specials offers today to celebrate their launch here at Cooks Pots & Tabletops
Time: noon til 4pm
Cost: n/c
December 2 Shun Knife Demo with Marty Nakayama!
Learn all about Shun, our premier Japanese knife brand, with company representative (and friend of the store) Marty Nakayama. Get hands on with these beautiful blades – slice bread, chop apples and onions, and see why this knife line is preferred by so many professional chefs!
Time: 11am to 3pm
Cost: Free
  5 Gifts From the Kitchen 2017 with Robin Wiper
>> THIS CLASS IS FULL<<
Robin’s most popular class is back with all new trend-setting recipes! Learn to make and creatively package special homemade gifts. Robin has perfected these recipes to be foolproof, quick, easy and most importantly delicious! Featuring plenty melt-in-your-mouth treats!!!
Menu:
Homemade Apple Cider Caramels enrobed in Jacobson Pink Himalayan salt
Sensational Boozy Bourbon Bacon Jam and its many uses
Vibrant Cranberry-Pistachio Shortbread Cookie Squares, decadent but healthy
Sweet Potato Mini Fries with Limy Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Spiced Salt
Adorable Genie (Quick Bread) In A Bottle
No Kidding, I’ll Fight You For These Nuts!
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  7 Gifts From the Kitchen 2017 with Robin Wiper
Robin’s most popular class is back with all new trend-setting recipes! Learn to make and creatively package special homemade gifts. Robin has perfected these recipes to be quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious!
Menu:
Salted Apple Cider Caramels
Bourbon Bacon Jam
Cranberry-Pistachio Shortbread
Sweet Potato Mini Fries with Lime-Yogurt Sauce and Spiced Salt
Quick Bread in a Bottle
No Kidding, I’ll Fight You For These Nuts!


Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $45.00
  12 Gifts From the Kitchen 2017 with Robin Wiper
Robin’s most popular class is back with all new trend-setting recipes! Learn to make and creatively package special homemade gifts. Robin has perfected these recipes to be quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious!
Menu:
Salted Apple Cider Caramels
Bourbon Bacon Jam
Cranberry-Pistachio Shortbread
Sweet Potato Mini Fries with Lime-Yogurt Sauce and Spiced Salt
Quick Bread in a Bottle
No Kidding, I’ll Fight You For These Nuts!
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $45.00
  13 Italian Wine Pairings with Marchesi Antinori!
Join us for a virtual tour of Italy thru the wines of Antinori Family Estates with food pairings to match each wine! Antinori representative Kathleen Avila joins us tonight offering examples such as il Bruciato from Bolgheri region, and more!
Wines Being Paired:
Col De Salici Rose’
Villa Antinori Bianco
Bramito Chardonnay
Prunotto Dolcetto D’ Alba
Marchese’ Antinori Chianti Classico Reserva
Gaudo Al Tasso Il Bruciato

Time: 6pm to 8pm
Cost: $45.00
  16 All-Clad Demo Part 2 !
Join All-Clad Culinary Team Leader Cindy Smith for a chance to learn more about this great American-made cookware and cooking accessories ! All-Clad has long been considered the "Gold Standard" of cookware in home as well as professional kitchens , outstanding performance, ease of cleaning and a Lifetime Warranty add up to the very best in the market !
Time: 11am to 3pm
Cost: n/c

 
         
         
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