Idaho cuisine is known for its heartiness and freshness. Between the amazing potato dishes, Basque food, and trout, Idaho has a wide array of fantastic flavors. Learn how to bring out the best in your potatoes, game birds, lamb, and more at the following 10 best locations for cooking classes in state.
Rush’s Kitchen is mainly known for their kitchen products, including dough dockers, pizza peels, and aluminum pans, and much more. But they’re not just a great place to find high-quality kitchen equipment; They also host great cooking classes every Saturday. Classes feature local chefs demonstrating how to cook their cuisine.
The Gourmet Way in Hayden, Idaho, has been recognized as “The Best of North Idaho” by the North Idaho Business Journal for two years in a row. In addition to supplying some of the best wine, kitchen equipment, specialty groceries, and more, they also offer regular cooking classes for novices and skilled chefs.
Fuel for the Soul offers artisan food with a worldly slant but based in Idaho flavors. Sign up for monthly cooking classes for amateurs, adults, or kids. Their mission is “to not only make your artisan gourmet foods available for you in the retail marketplace but teach you how to prepare your own high quality, fresh, wholesome meals on a daily basis.”
Rudy’s: A Cook’s Paradise has been in business in one form or another since 1904. Originally a hardware store, it transitioned to specializing in kitchenware and cooking products in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since. Cooking classes take place on the first Friday nights of the month.
The Culinary Stone in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers artisan foods, wine, cooking supplies, and cooking classes. Sign up for a cooking class at a flat rate of $40 per class and a wide range of topics, including Irish dinners, cordon bleu, and Vietnamese food.
The Basque Market has been in business for almost 20 years. Check their website for a list of upcoming food classes (usually paired with wine tastings). They even offer customized, private classes.
Sur La Table is a large cooking equipment store with locations across the country. While their wares are similar from store to store, the cooking classes are taught by local chefs, offering an Idaho-original experience. They have nearly daily classes from 5-8 p.m.
Chef Yogi offers private and large-scale catering in Ketchum, Idaho. In addition to catering, they also provide private cooking classes. Contact them on their website for more details.
Candle in the Woods provides “an entire experience you will not soon forget,” including getting picked up by a limo and 7-10 prix fixe menus. Schedule a cooking class at their location or have an instructor come to your place for a night learning to cook.
The Young Chefs Academy in Hayden, Idaho, is a national brand, but their instructors come from local restaurants and shops. Sign your child up for weekly classes, parties, camps, and more.