Do you have a passion for good food? Take your passion on vacation for cooking classes in Portland Oregon. Experience Oregon’s rich local agriculture, farmers markets, and wineries while taking your kitchen skills to the next level with a 5 or 10-day course rooted in classic culinary technique. Immerse yourself!
Whether you are a local looking to make the most of your staycation or a visitor on a quest for a unique and unforgettable culinary adventure, we invite you to come stir the pot at the kitchen at Good Keuken. Our cooking classes provide you fundamentals, recipes and meals.
Want a second helping? Extend your culinary adventure into the weekend by signing up for one of our monthly Get Dirty Farm Tours. Visit our scenic farms, learn how our food is grown and produced, and enjoy a seasonal catered lunch on site. Stay. Cook. Explore
Program Dates: You can choose any consecutive 5-day or 10-day period (Monday through Friday only) between the following time periods:
February 17 – March 11, 2014
May 19 – July 11, 2014
July 28 – September 28, 2014
Schedule and Class Size: Classes will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include the multi-course lunch that we prepare as a class. Evenings will be free to explore the city and our wealth of delicious eateries (please feel free to ask us for recommendations when you are here). Our programs are limited to 10 students so that you have ample opportunity to interact with your instructor and classmates.
Curriculum: Our curriculum is inspired by the inherited culinary teachings of Josephine Araldo of San Francisco, Madeleine Kamman of Annecy, France; and Robert Reynolds of Portland, Oregon. Students will be provided the curriculum and each day’s menu when they arrive on the first day of class. Ingredients are procured from our local farmers markets and regional farms. → What do our cooking classes look like? See the kitchen in action.
Program Fee: The fee for our 5-day program is $995 and $1900 for our 10-day program. A 50% deposit is taken at the time of booking.
What to Bring: We provide all cooking utensils and knives. If you would like to bring your own knife kit, please feel free. However, it is not required. Pencils for note-taking and all other tools will be provided. You are welcome to bring a camera to journal your learnings and share with your friends. We ask that if you bring your mobile phone to class that you turn off the ringer or place on vibrate mode.
What to Wear: You will be working in a professional kitchen, so you are required to wear closed-toe, non-skid shoes (no sandals). Please feel free to bring your own apron, otherwise we can provide you one for the day.
Location: Good Keuken is located at 5031 NE 42nd Avenue, in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Good Keuken’s collaborative culinary neighbors are Old Salt Marketplace (a supperhouse & bar, butchery & deli) and Miss Zumstein’s Bakery. We are located about 6 miles from downtown Portland and less than one mile (0.83 miles to be exact!) from The Kennedy School – one of our recommended places to stay and central to the Alberta Arts District. If you want to get even closer, our favorite Airbnb on a one-acre garden paradise sits just up the street.
Where to Stay:
Oregon Wine Country: Stoller Family Estate
Mt. Hood: Sakura Ridge
Resources on what to explore:
Transportation: We suggest staying in the neighborhood, which allows you to walk to class each morning. If you choose to stay downtown you can research the best public transportation schedule with Tri-Met. Or if you have rented a car and will driving from downtown, allow at least 20 minutes travel time during high commute times. Free street parking is available at the school.
Cancellation Policy: Requests to cancel enrollment in a program must be made in writing. Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the program start date will receive a full refund. Less than 30 days prior to the program start date, cancellations are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a class, we will notify you at least 10 business days prior to program start date. Good Keuken is not responsible for any airline, hotel or other travel fees that may incur as a result of a cancelled class.