In November, 1996 Cook's Pots & Tabletops was established and founded on the concept of cooking with friends and family....sharing tables with people we love. Thus, the passion for the store was born and continues twelve years later. The staff at Cook's Pots & Tabletops is dedicated to offering the highest level of education we can possibly provide. Our food sources are organic and sustainable when possible and we love to work with the local producers and farmers of our area. We invite these hard working 'foodies" to join us in the kitchen and share their knowledge with you our students and fellow cooks and all share the same goal...a passion for good food, easily prepared and easily enjoyed.

Classes coming up in the next 4 weeks. For a complete listing of upcoming classes, click the read more button.
  25 French Wine Tasting with Small Vineyard Imports: Tristin Ohms and Amy Paul-Maynard
May 9 Butchery Workshop with Camas Davis: Duck..
Special Events and Classes

Visiting Instructors this year at CPT:


  • John and Caprial Pence

  • Francesca Tori

  • Robin Asbell

  • Shane Tracey

  • John Gorham 

  • Robert Carmack

  • Morrison Polkinghorn 

  • Robin Wiper

  • Camas Davis

  • Cathy Whims

  • Ben Jacobsen

  • Raghavan Iyer


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New Products


Especially now with all the "green" products available. Our shopping bags and tissue paper are made from recycled goods and we always try to use local, organic foods and products in all of our cooking classes.
Introducing New Products to CPT:
NESPRESSO Espresso-Coffeemakers ! Simple, elegant, single cup coffee, and their amazing Aeroccino automatic frothers ! Drop in for a sample
SODASTREAM Home Soda Maker System ! Save time, money, reduce the sugar and salt in your sodas, and learn about all the recycle components built nto theis great line.
USA Pans ! We are very proud to announce the introduction of a bakeware line, made in America, out of recycled steel, and coated with Silica - which is a form of glass, made from sand ! No teflon, very heavy duty, and easy to clean, we love baking on these, and we're sure you will too !
Cutting Boards of Recyclable cardboard from Epicurean are fabulously green,good for your knives, dishwasher safe and good for the environment. Wood tones or black and in a variety of shapes and sizes. All in all, a good thing for everyone's kitchens.
Non- stick pans with NO Teflon!.SCANPAN  from Denmark! Made from Ceramic and Titanium, we absolutely love these pans. We believe they are far superior to the "diamond" cookware on the market, if only because those pans still contain teflon ! We cook eggs in them with no fat of any kind and they slide out onto the plate. Use metal or wood utensils and the handles take up to 550 degrees oven heat. Absolutely the best! Their green sticker says it all.
Cookware from All-Clad, Mauviel, Dansk, LeCreuset, Staub and Emile Henry, heat efficiently and quickly to save energy. We have a large selection of sizes to choose from. Bamboo Kitchen Towels, manufactured from renewable resources, are another of our favorite "green" products. Absorbent, wash beautifully and need no ironing. That's a great combination and a good item for all.
In order to better serve our customers and students, we are members of Gourmet Catalog buying group. This offers us the ability to buy like the "big guys" and pass the savings on to you, our customers. We share travel expenses with many other cooking schools to save on the cost of transportation so that we can keep our classes affordable for our students. It is our goal to be good and fair merchants to ourselves, our clientele and our environment. GO GREEN!
We have expanded our selections of spices, baking items, finishing salts and flavored products and so we our now offering more specialty food items.    We have found some wonderful new products for your kitchen pantries including  Murray River Sea Salt; West Indies Nutmegs, Garam Masala, Herbs de Provence, Achiote Paste  and Chinese Five Spices.
Specialty Chocolates from Colombia, and Nibs from Scharffenberger, coffee and dark chocolate flavored decorative, sparkling sugars in a variety of colors and multi colored dragees! Great for decorating and eating enjoyment. Of course, we still carry the world's best Vanilla, Nissan Massey.Organic, Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla or vanilla paste. Vanilla flavored powders are also available at CPT. Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars...we deem them excellent enough to carry our own label!  Incredible Olio Imported Nuovo  Olive Oils the true Extra Virgin oils hand selected by Kathy and Keith in Italy; Sherry Vinegars and Italian Balsamics for all your cooking needs, too. We are especially proud to be a purveyor of an Organic White Truffle Oil From Oregon!
So visit CPT for your everyday and specialty cooking accoutrements. We will be happy to show them to you and perhaps offer a taste!
Cheese Making Supplies Stored in backroom or freezer>please ask for assistance
Rennet Tablets (non-animal) pack of 10>                                                                  
Liquid Rennet animal or vegetable(in Frig.)                                                              
Cultures , pk of 5                                                                                                       
Mesophillic, Thermophillic, Sour Cream, Creme Fraiche,
Yogurt, Fromage Blanc, Chevre
Calcium Chloride                                                                                                       
Tartaric Acid, 2 ounes                                                                    
Citric Acid, 2 ounces                                                                                                 
Cheese Salt (fine grain sea salt) Lipase Powder                                                        
Cheese Making Mold (Forme)                                                                                   
Ricotta Cheese Making Mold (Forme)                                                                      
Muslin Cheesecloth                                                                                                    
*many additional cheesemakers supplies and books for the advanced hobbiest !

Winter 2014

Winter Cooking Classes 2014

2014 Winter Cooking Class Schedule......let's hope the snows and cold of December are behind us and we can look forward to creating delicious and simple menus in our kitchens.

Winter is a great time to experience the family, gathered around the dining table and experiencing the details of the day.

Life is busy and we appreciate that,  so this, our 18th year, we are offering delicious yet simple menus for our students to prepare for family and guests.  Many of our instructors keep returning because of their passion for the preparation of food and because you, our students, share this passion.  From Chocolate and or Cheese Making classes, to Comfort foods of both Northern and Southern Italy,  the exploration of reasonably priced French Wines to healthy and delicious food our classes will offer new techniques and means of food preparation.

And note, that in this busy world we all live in, instructors and authors many times have schedule changes and additions....when available we will accommodate them....even if notification comes with short we invite you to visit our website often to keep abreast of the new and exciting additions to our roster of classes.

As new menues come in ( and more events are in the planning and confirming stages ) we will post the information, so be sure to check back for updates ! You can also send us your email to to be sure you receive updates !

We are thankful that Oregon affords our kitchens such a bounty of delicious products and that our visiting friends and fellow chefs have devised new and innovative recipes for our latest upcoming classes.  The schedule finds a great mixture of recipes and techniques highlighting the talents of the instructors of call, get registered and join us for fun filled evenings!

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