In November, 1996 Cooks 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 all these years later. The staff at Cooks 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.
  20 Confident Cooking 101: KNIFE TECHNIQUES
  23 Throw Back Tuesday w/ Kathy and Keith Bread Baking and Soup Making:
  26 French Wine Pairings Class with Wes Elliot and CPT Chef Keith Ellis
Mar 11 Modern Irish Cooking Revisited !
Special Events and Classes


  • Hugh Carpenter

  • Chef John Ash

  • Author Ruth Barnes

  • Olive Oil Producer Catherine Faris

  • Molly Stevens

  • Robert Carmack

  • Morrison Polkinghorn 

  • Robin Wiper

  • Camas Davis

  • Cathy Whims

  • Ben Jacobsen

  • Janet Fletcher

  • John Gorham


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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:
The Superfast
THERMOPEN Instant Read Thermometer from ThermoWorks !

NESPRESSO, the newest Vertuoline technology Espresso-Coffeemakers ! Simple, elegant, single cup coffee, and their amazing Aeroccino automatic frothers ! Drop in for a sample
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.
We stock the industry leading Cookware from
All-Clad, including their CopperCore Series, AllClad D-5 Series, and their Classic Tri-Ply Stainless Series !

We also stock Mauviel French Copper Cookware, Dansk, LeCreuset, Staub and Emile Henry, which will all heat efficiently and quickly to save energy. We recently added an exciting new product, a Hand-Crafted Cast Iron Skillet made in Oregon by FINEX !  

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.
SODASTREAM Home Soda Maker System ! Save time, money, reduce the sugar and salt in your sodas, and learn about all the recycle components built into this great line. Pick up your CO2 refills here !


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 Jacobsen's Sea Salt, made on the Oregon Coast !

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 ounces
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 !


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Fall Cooking Classes 2015

Culinary Experiences with Cooks Pots & Tabletops.....we love to travel and enjoy the cuisines of the country we visit and would love to share those experiences with you our students and customers. So, come along, join us this fall on our many culinary travels! Enjoy Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, Moroccan, indian, American and Spanish foods.....all from our award winning chefs and cookbook authors! Learn the techniques necessary to duplicate the delicious foods of these culinary icons and experience the knowledge and expertise of the best of the best!

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!

Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10 AM until 5:30 PM
and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
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