Classic Cooking Academy10411 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale
Classic Cooking Academy has several in-person class series, with topics ranging from wine to pastry. You can even up your entertaining game with classes focused on Sunday brunch or a five-course wine dinner, or pick something. Upcoming offerings include classes on artisan bread and cheese, pastry making, grilling, and more.
L’Academie Baking & Cooking School3244 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert
L’Academie Baking & Cooking School can help you expand your kitchen repertoire with in-person, mask-required courses. Novices can start with a cooking 101 class, which simply reviews the basics of home cooking. But if you’re ready to try something next-level like cake decorating, there’s a class for that, too. Other course options include cannoli, focaccia, and sweet and savory crepe making.
Mix Cooking School4995 South Alma School Road, Chandler
Mix Cooking School offers in-person cooking and baking classes for home cooks young and old. There's a robust lineup of cookie classes, where you can learn to bake everything from sugar cookies to macarons, plus a selection of pasta classes, so you can try your hand at fresh pasta with pesto, gnocchi, and more. Upcoming classes cover your household's future menu items — think empanadas, sourdough bread, and soft pretzels.
Sweet Basil Cooking School10749 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Sweet Basil Cooking School offers both on-site and virtual cooking classes. The hands-on classes include a lecture, cooking time, and a shared meal. The upcoming virtual lineup includes a class in French country cooking. If you prefer in-person classes, choose from an eclectic mix of topics, including food on a stick, stir-fry, summer brunch parties, healthy comfort foods, global vegetarian, and more.
Sur La Table7122 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
Sur La Table at Kierland Commons has cooking classes in a wide range of subjects, from knife skills to homemade southern barbecue. Upcoming classes with a date-night theme offer menu items from France, Italy, and Acapulco. Or you can learn to make a dim sum cart options, ricotta, scratch pasta, or flaky croissants. Classes are held online, with topics covering summer vegetarian meals to French cocktails.
Editor’s note: This article was updated from its original version.