Special Events and Classes


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.


March 22 Italian Wines of Tuscany and Sicily Tasting Event !
A casual tasting of the wines from Tenuta Sette Ponte, an ancient Estate in Chianti Classico with additional properties in Sicily ! Taste their beautiful Crognolo, Poggio al Lupo and Oreno from that estate. From their Sicilian winery called Feudo Maccari, we will be showing a Grillo, (white wine) and a Nero d’Avola. ! Join Brand Ambassador Silvio di Silvio who will lead us thru a tasting of these fine vintages, accompanied by some light snacks from CPT’s kitchen. Special “Spring Break” pricing available on all wines tonight !

Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: n/c, but please RSVP
April 1 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: 10 AM to Noon
Cost: $45.00
  7 April in Paris ! with Francois Picard of DeBuyer
Francois from DeBuyer Cookwares will join us in the kitchen to educate us about the fantastic Carbon Steel Pans from France that are ideal for Sautéing , Omelets and Pancakes/crepes ! Francois will take us on a “mini-virtual” tour of France with him ! menu to include One Glass of Wine !
French Onion Soup
French-style Omelettes
Crepes made in 3 Styles ! including dessert style
French Country Salad
Time: 6 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  8 Cheesemaking …..Whey Fun…
CPT Chef Keith Ellis repeats this very popular workshop, teaching the fundamentals of making fresh cheeses. Learn the fun and practical techniques of Homemade Mozzarella, Ricotta and Mascarpone. There is no better pizza than the one you will make with this fresh Mozzarella and you’ll want to incorporate the fresh Ricottas and Mascarpone in all of your cooking….or just enjoy them by themselves.
Saturday Workshop
PS. We stock Home Cheese Making Supplies here at CPT!

Time: 10 AM to Noon
Cost: $45.00
  13 Spring Kitchen ! Cooking Up Springtime with Chefs Erin and Patrick
Join Chefs Erin Connell and Patrick Dougherty of Tasty n Sons, one of our favorite Portland Restaurants, for a Cooking in Spring class featuring :
Cast Iron Fritatta with asparagus, nettles, leeks and goat cheese.
Their version of Chilequiles Verde with Roasted Chicken.
And a dessert of Panna Cotta with Rhubarb Compote !
This class will showcase some good roasting techniques as well as a varied vegetable prep technique, and dishes that are not so common but very approachable. You will learn about some neat but not so commonly used spring veggies as well !

Time: 6 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $65.00
  18 Raghavan Iyer Returns with Smashed, mashed, boiled, and baked…and fried too!
Raghavan takes on the ubiquitous Spud, in all its forms, colors, shapes, and sizes, and brings it front and center in recipes that populate the taste buds. Whipped, stir-fried, roasted, baked, smashed, poached, fried, and even braised, join James beard award winner Raghavan Iyer as he gives you a glimpse into his just-released cookbook. Menu:
Potato cakes stuffed with spinach and scallions with a golden raisin sauce;
Mojito potato-pomegranate salad;
Moroccan potato stew with saffron biscuits;
Chocolate sweet potato pound cake

Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $95.00
June 10 VitaMix Workshop Day !

  10 VitaMix Workshop Day
Join us for a Workshop with Cassie, the Northwest VitaMix Chef on this Saturday, choose either 10 am to 11:30am, or the afternoon session from 1pm to 2:30pm !
Cassie will prepare multiple soups, smoothies, desserts, appetizers and more and teach you many techniques to get the most out of the VitaMix, the most well e designed, powerful and versatile machine for all kinds of blending !
Time: 10am - 12:30pm OR 1pm - 2:30pm
Cost: $45.00

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