Discontinuing Cooking Classes (Starting in April 2023)
A note from the Owners:
Greetings friends! We have some big changes on the horizon at the Prairie Kitchen Store, and although the final result will take some time, we want to share it all with you now.
Adding new products – we have some additions in store that
will both surprise and delight you (exact brands and lines to be announced later).
We’ll be expanding our Olivelle line to include additional
extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars (details to be announced later).
To make room for these improvements, we have made the tough
decision to discontinue our cooking classes and beverage service.
The choice to discontinue our cooking classes was not made lightly, as there were several important factors to consider (limitations on class size, number of class offerings, sustainable staffing, and effective utilization of space, etc.).
In the end, our focus is to provide the best in-store experience possible for as many of our customers as possible. We are confident that further investing in our store product lines, and infrastructure, will benefit our entire customer base.
Our demonstration kitchen, previously used to host cooking classes, will become the new home for our expanded Olivelle offerings. Additional remodeling will also take place to improve our store’s layout and customer experience.
We are very grateful for your patience and understanding as
we implement these changes over the next couple of months. We're excited to be making these improvements, and we look forward to serving everyone with the best kitchen gear for years to come - stay tuned for progress updates!
-The PKS Family
Note: Our cooking classes scheduled for February/March will take
place as planned.
March 2023 Cooking Classes
[Hands-On] Wood-Fired Pizza | Saturday, March 11, 6-8PMRegular price $64.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
Fondue & Wine Tasting for 2 with Best Case Wines (Ages 21+) | Friday, March 24, 6-8PMRegular price $150.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
Ottolenghi Inspired: Cooking for 2 | Friday, March 31, 6-8PMRegular price $64.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
February 2023 Cooking Classes
[Hands-On] Wood-Fired Pizza | Saturday, Feb. 18, 6-8PMRegular price $64.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
St. Burch Tavern Presents: A 3-Course Italian Dinner | Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-8PMRegular price $74.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
Cinnamon Rolls and Chili: An Iowa School Lunch Tradition | Sunday, Feb. 26 10:30am–12pmRegular price $39.00 USDRegular priceUnit price perSold out
Cooking Class FAQ's
How much do they cost?
Our cooking classes and demonstrations range in price from around $35 to $90 per person, depending on the class, and what is included. Many classes feature a full meal's worth of food, plus extras, and some classes may include food or product to take home.
How many people will be attending?
Our classes and demonstrations roughly seat between 6 to 12 students, depending on the class. There is counter seating for in-close viewing, and cocktail tables for two available for separate ticket purchase, a little farther away from the action.
Ticket purchases are made here, through our website, on a first-come-first-serve basis, with the attendee(s) being able to specify whether they want to sit at the counter or at a couples table. We will make a seating chart for the class based on attendee's preferences.
What kind of classes do you offer?
We offer a variety of classes and demonstrations, including recipe walkthroughs, technique demonstrations, beer & wine tastings, etc.
Most of our classes are "demonstrations," in that the attendees, for the most part, are not actively participating in the cooking, but instead watching, learning, and participating in the eating (the best part). That being said, some classes feature more active participation (knife skills classes, for example).
Who teaches the classes?
Our instructors feature local chefs and culinary experts from around the area, as well as local amateur cooks who have recipes to share. If you are interested or know somebody who might be interested in teaching a cooking class/demonstration, shoot us an email.
When are your classes held?
Most of our classes are held in the evening, after the store closes, around 6 p.m. Weekday and weekend classes are both available. They are all in the roughly 1-2 hour range in length.
How often are the classes?
We plan for roughly one class or demonstration every week. We will take a break during the months of November, December and early January, when we are busy with holiday shopping and unable to hold classes.
Do I need to bring anything the night-of?
You don't need to bring anything other than a smile. As most of our classes begin after the store closes, just knock at the store's front door if it's locked, and we'll get you checked in. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the class begins. You are free to shop around the store while you wait.
When is the class schedule posted?
Class schedules for the next month are posted on the 15th of each month prior.
What about kids?
We have a minimum age restriction of 14+ required for class registration; for some classes it may be higher, or an adult (aged 18+) may need to be in accompanying attendance.
For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, we ask that you do not bring infants or children to the class. All attendees must have a paid seat.
What about a private event?
We do plan to eventually offer options for customers to make reservations for private events/dinners like birthday parties or other celebrations and get-togethers. We will make an announcement when we launch this service.
How does cancellation work?
Due to planning, prep costs, and food purchases made in advance of the class, cooking classes are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another guest of your choice.
If Prairie Kitchen Store cancels a class, you will receive a full refund and be notified as soon as possible.
Event Photography Notice
There will be event photography during our classes that may be used for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you do not wish to be photographed.