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Cooking Classes

Call the store at (925) 600-7267 to register for classes. Please read the cancellation policy.

Monday, Oct 14, 11:30 am

Lunch and Learn, Columbus Day Goes Italian, $39

Chef Sarah

Did you know pasta sauces didn’t originate in a jar? Join us for this chef-prepared meal where you will learn how to make a trio of sauces to enjoy atop pasta and gnocchi. A light salad will be included. (2 hours)

Full meal and take-home recipes included.

Monday, Oct. 14, 6 pm

Indigenous Day Dinner, $75

Chef Sarah

More and more folks are celebrating Indigenous Day rather than Christopher Columbus. We’re taking this opportunity to offer a hands-on cooking experience featuring ingredients and techniques that are native to or inspired by the indigenous people of the Americas.

Smoked salmon appetizer

Buffalo meatballs with pan sauce

Wild rice pilaf

Zucchini-corn casserole

Indian fry bread

Full 3-hour program with tons of tips and techniques, a full meal with hands-on cooking and take home recipes.  You may bring wine if you would like to enjoy it with your entrée round. 

Saturday, October 19, 1 pm

Knife Skills, $69

Chefs Linda and Dana

Cooking is far easier if you learn or bone up on how to select, use and maintain the most important tool in your kitchen–the knife!

After a thorough review of knife fundamentals about how knives are made, how to select, store and maintain your knives, you’ll learn various cutting techniques essential for building the confidence needed to slice, dice and mince your next masterpiece! (about 3 hours; about half the time is spent on hands-on activity and snack preparation)

No matter how ugly, old or dull, we recommend you bring your own chef’s and paring knives to the class to see how well they can perform for you. We offer fee-for-service knife sharpening once a month, usually on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Sunday, Oct 20, 11 am

Autumn Baking, $69

Chef Sarah

Now that the days are starting to cool down it’s time to think about returning to baking. Autumn is a time of pumpkin spice, pears and apples, maple and molasses, and warm comfort foods. We’ll whip up some fun autumn goodies, mostly on the sweeter side but with a little something savory to balance it all out.

This is a hands on class, 3 hours. Plenty to eat and recipes to take home.

Menu includes:

Poached Pear muffins

Sweet Potato Bars with Chinese Five Spice

Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Pumpkin Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sunday, Oct 20, 5 pm

Chef’s Table: Fall Comfort Foods, $69

Chef Linda

Chilly nights call for warming and slow cooked. We show you how to cut hours out of preparing these comforting dishes along with lots of other tips and techniques.

Beef short rib ragu

Creamy polenta

Tarragon salad

Braised red cabbage

Individual apple crisps

This is a chef’s table program. Your culinary instructor will prepare the meal right before you as you sit back, enjoy a glass of wine (if you’d like to bring some), ask questions, learn lots and enjoy a delicious fall meal.

A full meal and recipes included–about 3 hours.

Monday, October 21, 11:30 am

Lunch and Learn: Healthy in a Hurry, $39

Chef Linda

Eating light doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor and satisfaction. In today’s chef-prepared lunch, you’ll learn how to make roasted red pepper hummus, chicken and mango salad, carrot slaw with lemon-honey dressing, and fall-flavored poached pears.

Learn a ton of tips and techniques while you enjoy a full lunch and take home the recipes to make again and again. About 2 hours.

Sunday, October 27, 10 am

Junior Chefs: Halloween at Hogwarts Feast, $75

2nd to 5th grade

Chef Sarah

Halloween is a day to celebrate at Hogwarts and we’ll be having a feast of our own. Join us in the Hogwarts kitchen to prepare delicious treats both sweet and savory. Just hope there are no trolls in the dungeons this year!  This is a three hour hands-on class for 2nd to 5th graders with tons of tips and techniques, a full meal, and take-home recipes.

Menu includes cauldron cakes, forbidden forest pudding cups, and a ‘hand’y pot pie.

Sunday, October 27, 2 pm

Teen Chefs: Halloween Baking, $75

6th to 12th grade

Chef Sarah

Halloween is coming and we’re celebrating with sweet and spooky baked treats.  We’ll work on cake and frosting techniques, choux pastry, and more. This is a three hour hands-on class for 6th to 12th graders with tons of tips and techniques, a full meal, and take-home recipes.

Menu includes a cobweb cake, pumpkin pie cream puffs, shrunken heads and witch’s fingers.


Please note that registration is a firm commitment to attend the class. Any changes must be made AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO CLASS. You have up to 72 hours before the class to withdraw and receive credit that must be applied to a new class within sixty (60) days. If you cancel within 72 hours or miss the class, no refund or credit will be given but you can have the class handout which includes the recipes. If you are unable to attend class, you may send someone in your place but please notify us of the substitution as soon as possible before the class. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the event a class is canceled, all students will be notified and you may select a refund or deposit your class fee in your account for future use.

Attire for all classes: Open-toe shoes in the classroom are not permitted (and may limit your participation in some aspects of the class if needed for safety reasons). We suggest wearing long pants and shirts with sleeves, and request that long hair be pulled back.


Pans On Fire
3059 Hopyard Rd, Suite J-K,
Pleasanton, California 94588
T: (925) 600 7267