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Cooking Classes in Austin, Texas

Cooking Classes Austin Texas

Faraday’s Kitchen Store Cooking School hosts both demonstration-style and hands-on Cooking Classes throughout the year supporting the Bee Cave, Lake Travis and Austin areas of Texas. Working in a modern, professional kitchen, you’ll be inspired by our talented, creative chefs who will demonstrate techniques and give you the skills needed to prepare simple, delicious meals at home. A light meal is provided with each class. 

Classes range from 12 to 15 students per class, and each space is sold in advance on a first come, first serve basis. If classes are full, we will be happy to add you to our waiting list. Most Classes are two hours in length, unless otherwise detailed within the class description.

Register Today

You can register today for any of the cooking classes listed below in-store, on this web page or call our main number 512-266-5666 and press 3 on the main menu for a sales associate to register by phone. 


NOTE:  If you have any dietary restrictions, please call us and ask if this can be accommodated BEFORE registering for class.  We cannot guarantee that chefs will be able to make last minute changes or cook separate portions for special needs.  

2023 Cooking Class Calendar

Saturday, June 10th, 11 am to 1 pm

Sliding into Summer with Chef Heidi Wittenborn! Chef Heidi is sliding into summer with sliders – those perfect little bites of goodness that everybody loves. In this class, Chef Heidi will teach you how to make the perfect slider buns. Then it’s time to fill those buns up. Chef Heidi will fill hers with Braised Pork Belly, Cheesy Smash Burgers, and Salmon Patties to make sure all your friends and family can get in on the slider joy. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.

BUY NOW - 6 Seats available


Saturday, June 17th, 11 am to 1 pm.
Springy Soups with Adam Wisnewski! Soups are a great dish to have any time! You can make a pot of soup on your day off, and enjoy easy meals for a few days afterward. Did you go a little crazy at the farmer's market? Use up those fresh spring veggies in a delicious soup! In this class, Instructor Adam Wisnewski will teach you to make three delicious soups that you'll love. Menu includes: Miso Soup, light yet savory and comforting; Tuscan Sausage and Spinach Soup; and a delightful Peruvian-inspired Shrimp Chowder. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.

BUY NOW- 6 seats available


Saturday, June 17th, 5-7 pm.
A French Bistro Delight with Chef Uyen Pham! You'll imagine yourself sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Paris with this delicious menu from the talented Chef Pham, which includes: Lyonnaise Salad with Mixed Greens, Frisée, Bacon, 7-minute Egg, Croutons, and Red Wine Vinaigrette; Pan-seared Steak with Pomegranate Demi-glacé, Winter Ratatouille and Moroccan Couscous; and for dessert, Parisienne French Crêpes with Mixed Berry Compote and Chantilly Cream. The cost for this demonstration cooking class is $69 per person.



Sunday, June 18th, 1-3 pm.
"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk! The Chesapeake Bay is known for its unique combination of delicious seafood and charming Southern hospitality. In this class, Chef Demeatrie will introduce you to some of the classic flavors of this Mid-Atlantic region. Your menu includes: Duo of Crab Cakes (one regular, one vegan!); Pit Beef Sandwiches (A true Maryland tradition- thinly sliced Roast Beef, Kaiser Roll, and "Tiger Sauce"), served with Old Bay seasoned Fries; and Berger Cookies, derived from an 1880 recipe: cakelike Cookies with a rich Fudge Frosting. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.

BUY NOW- 3 Seats available



Saturday, June 24th, 11 am to 1 pm.
Fast and Flavorful Flatbreads with Chef Heidi Wittenborn! In this fun lunchtime class, Chef Heidi will show you some great recipes for quick and easy snacks, mains or desserts that you can make with homemade or store-bought flatbread. In addition to a yummy flatbread recipe, you'll learn to make Flatbread treats with Steak and Gorgonzola; Broccoli and Gouda, and Lamb and Feta; a Turkish Tomato Salad with Babaganoush, and even a dessert- Caramel Apple Flatbread! The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Saturday, June 24th, 5- 7 pm.

Thai Cooking Class with Chef Uyen Pham! Learn to cook delicious Thai specialties at home with Chef Pham! Menu includes: Thai Grilled Beef Salad; Shrimp Pad Thai; and for dessert, Coconut Sorbet with Banana Brulee. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.

BUY NOW - 2 Seats available


Sunday, June 25th, 1-3 pm.
Mouthwatering Mediterranean with Adam Wisnewski! Enjoy the bright, sunshiny flavors of the Mediterranean and the Middle East in this fun class. Menu includes: Hummus, served with fresh homemade Focaccia and crudite; Beef Kofta Kebabs; and Falafel with Tzatziki. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Saturday, July 1, 5-7 pm.
Creole Traditions with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk! The lines between what's considered Cajun food and what is Creole are sometimes blurry, but to simplify the distinction, you can consider Cajun food to be rustic and rural, while Creole cuisine is "city food". The French influence is strongest, but vestiges of Italian, Spanish, German, and even Caribbean can be found in some Creole dishes. Join Chef Demeatrie for a Creole Feast, featuring Crawfish and Sweet Corn Spoonbread; Red River Shrimp and Grits; and New Orleans-style Pralines. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Saturday, July 8th, 10:00- 11:30 am OR 12:30- 2:00 pm.
Knife Skills with Shun! Join us as Chefs Chris and Kathy LaLonde teach you to handle your knives like a pro! In this HANDS-ON 1-1/2 hour workshop sponsored by Shun, you’ll learn how to grip, chop, cut, slice, julienne, chiffonade, mince and more! You’ll also learn the best way to care for and maintain your knives. We will provide the Shun knives to use during class. The cost is just $49 per person, but the knowledge you'll gain is priceless.

BUY NOW: 10:00- 11:30am
BUY NOW: 12:30- 2:00pm


Sunday, July 9th, 1-3 pm.
Cooking Healthy Italian in your Pressure Cooker with Chris and Kathy LaLonde! Did you know that almost any food that is cooked in steam or liquid can be made in a pressure cooker? And that pressure cookers are used around the world to make traditional dishes more quickly and easily? You'll see how this can be applied to Italian cuisine in this fun class with Chefs Chris and Kathy, sponsored by Fissler. The menu includes Insalata di Riso, a tasty Rice Salad with many Antipasto elements; Ligurian lemon chicken, a fragrant dish of Chicken with Lemon and Olives; and a Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake that just might convince you to make all your cheesecakes in the pressure cooker from now on! The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Sunday, July 16th, 1-3 pm.
A Belizean Banquet with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk! Jet away to Belize in this fun class with Chef Demeatrie. The menu for this tropical delight includes: Salbutes (Fried Puffed Corn Tortillas with Shredded Chicken and Veggie Slaw); Chimole, a delicious stew/soup of Maya origin - very popular in Belize; and Tableta Kokoye, a Belizean Coconut Candy. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Saturday, July 29th, 5-7 pm.

The Flavors of Portugal with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk! Portuguese food is not only Mediterranean cuisine, but Atlantic, African, Asian and (no surprise) Brazilian, starting with a base that has its roots in the Mediterranean trio of bread, wine and olive oil, complemented by soups, fruit, pork meat and fish. This class will bring you a small sampling of this delightful, underrated food. Menu includes: Pexinhos Da Horta (Tempura Fried Green Beans); Beef Trinchado with Frits (a Spicy Beef Stew, served with French Fries per tradition!); and for dessert, Bolo de Laranja (Orange Cake). The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Saturday, August 12, 5-7 pm.
An Alaskan Adventure with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk!
Join Chef Demeatrie for this culinary trip through the Alaskan wilderness. Traditional Alaskan foods include wild game meats, fish, seafood, plants, and berries- and you'll get to try many of those in this fun dinner! The menu includes: Cured Salmon and Fry Bread; Bison Burgers with Blueberry Ketchup and Rutababa-Tarragon Frits; and for dessert, Gooseberry Pie. The cost for this demonstration class is $69 per person.



Sunday, August 20th, 1-3 pm.
Traveling to Türkiye with Chef Demeatrie Funderburk! Did you know that Turkish cuisine has been dubbed the third richest cuisine following French and Chinese? In addition to being the refined product of centuries of experience, Turkish Cuisine has a very pure quality. Home cooking is very, very common. In this class with Chef Demeatrie, you'll enjoy: Ezme, a traditional Turkish salad or meze, known for its fresh, spicy and tangy flavors; Doner Kebabs, a large piece of beef or lamb roasted vertically as it rotates, sliced in thin portions and served with onions, pickles, tomatoes, yogurt rolled up in flatbread; and Kabak Tatlisi, a delicious pumpkin dessert. The cost for this demonstration class is $59 per person.



Faraday’s Class Cancellation Policy

We understand that life happens and emergencies do occur.  However, we also hope you understand our commitment to all of our students and the preparation that goes into creating a successful class.  For this reason, we ask that if you are unable to attend a class, you must notify us 72 hours in advance of the scheduled class time to receive a refund or credit towards another class.  Within 72 hours of a class, all cancellations are non-refundable (even if someone else gave this class to you as a gift).  If you cannot attend a scheduled class, we encourage you to send someone in your place.  In this case, please call ahead and notify us of the participant change. Reservations for groups of 5 or more require 7-day notice of cancellation for a refund.

Faraday’s Kitchen Store reserves the right to cancel classes. In that event, we will notify you and provide a full refund or credit. All classes are held in our store at 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Bee Cave, TX 78738.

(512) 266 5666