Cooking Classes

Location: Downtown West Palm Beach and vicinity

Adult (ages 16+)

$95

All sales are final. Tours occur rain or shine.

Learn how to shop like a chef, discover fresh local produce, meet farmers and gather ingredients that you'll use in the cooking classes.

  • Learn how to shop a market like a chef
  • Taught by cookbook author Judith Olney
  • Enjoy lunch with wine

Offered on select Saturdays

Guests will provide their own transportation. Exact meeting point will be on your ticket.

ages 16+, all cooking levels welcome.


What to Expect

3 Types of Cooking Classes Offered:

 

Market Tour & Cooking Classes at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket

If you’d like to learn how to shop like a chef, discover fresh local produce and meet farmers, join us for our Market Tour and Cooking Classes. Your tour begins at The West Palm Beach Greenmarket which has been recognized as the top market in the state of Florida by Cooking Light Magazine, and Dr. Oz gives it a “thumbs-up” each time he visits.

As we embark on our chef-led tour of the the West Palm Beach Greenmarket, we’ll enjoy a Cuban Coffee (Cafe Cubano) and a sweet treat.

Following your tour of the West Palm Beach Greenmarket,  you’ll head to Judith Olney’s beautiful historic home for a hands-on cooking class. Judith is a former Washington Times Restaurant Critic, Award-Winning Food Movie Producer, Director of Cooking Instruction at Swank Farm and Cookbook Author (The Joy of Chocolate, Judith Olney On Bread, The Farm Market Cookbook, Judith Olney Entertains, Comforting Food and Summer Food).

Note:  Our Market Tour & Cooking Class is held at The West Palm Beach Greenmarket AND at Judith’s home.  Guests are required to provide their own transportation, and we will provide you with directions. Upon purchasing tickets, you will receive instructions on where to meet.

 

 

Market Tour & Cooking Classes at Swank Farm

Take a cooking class at Swank Farm, tour Swank’s fabulous grow house and learn about hydroponic food.  We’ll have you collecting from the garden, foraging the grounds and gathering the produce that we will turn into beautiful dishes of the season.

The Swank Farm Tour and Cooking Class is led by cookbook author, Judith Olney.  Judith is a former Washington Times Restaurant Critic, Award-Winning Food Movie Producer, Director of Cooking Instruction at Swank Farm and Cookbook Author (The Joy of Chocolate, Judith Olney On Bread, The Farm Market Cookbook, Judith Olney Entertains, Comforting Food and Summer Food).

Note:  Guests are required to provide their own transportation to Swank Farm, and we will provide you with directions. Upon purchasing tickets, you will receive instructions on where to meet.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and cool, comfortable clothes.

 

 

Private Cooking Classes

Please contact us if you are interested in arranging private cooking classes. Private classes are available anytime for 8 – 10 guest and are ideal for Bridal Showers, Birthday Celebrations and Social Groups.

 

 

 

Schedule of Cooking Classes

  • Saturday, January 13, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, January 20, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, February 10, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, February 24, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, March 10, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, March 17, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, March 24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Swank Farm Market
  • Saturday, April 7, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, April 21, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm – West Palm Beach Greenmarket
  • Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Swank Farm Market
  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Swank Farm Market
  • Saturday, May 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Swank Farm Market
  • NOTE:  All Market Tours & Cooking Classes require a minimum of 8.  If the class you sign-up for does not meet the minimum number of guests, we will attempt to re-schedule your class.  Otherwise, we will process a refund.  Please consider signing up with friends and family!

 

 

It’s a must-do culinary experience!

If you want to learn to eat fresh, local seasonal food…our Cooking Classes are a must! Judith will teach you tips and tricks to make you a better cook, and our limited group size of 10 guests allows for an intimate experience. You’ll finish the day inspired and ready to create dishes in your own kitchen.

 

       “Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.  It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.”
      ― Judith Olney


Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour
Your best bet is the Evernia Street Parking Garage, located at 333 Evernia St.  Parking is $1 per hour.  Our first tasting location is just 1 block from the garage, and the tour finishes 1 block from the garage.  You will also find metered parking along Evernia Street…just make sure  you choose a meter that allows you to park for a little over 3 hours.  Credit cards are accepted at both the parking garage and meters.

Market Tour & Cooking Class
Free Parking is available in the Banyan Garage located at 195 N. Narcissus Avenue. Our tour meets just 1 block from the garage.

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour
Yes! We will do our best to provide substitute tastings for most dietary restrictions (vegetarians are easily accommodated.  The choices for gluten free, dairy free & vegan are limited.  In cases of multiple food restrictions or allergies, a substitute may not be possible.  Please indicate your restrictions when purchasing your tickets.  If you would like to know the substitutions prior to purchasing your ticket, please email us at info@westpalmbeachfoodtour.com.

Market Tour & Cooking Class
No! We cannot accommodate food restrictions and allergies.

Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance because our food orders are placed long before we step foot in the restaurants.

The tour runs rain or shine, so come prepared with an umbrella or raincoat otherwise, we’ll provide you with a lovely poncho! Welcome to sunny Florida, but be prepared for brief downpours in the summertime. Don’t worry, we’ll linger a little longer at a restaurant if we need to wait for a storm to pass. In the unlikely event of a cancellation due to severe weather, we will attempt to re-schedule your tour or provide a refund.  If severe weather is forecast, please pay close attention to your email for any changes or cancellations of your tour.

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour
Children are welcome, but please keep in mind that this is a 3-hour, 1 mile walking tour, and some children do not have the stamina or attention span to enjoy it. You know your children best. Please note that we do offer 1 alcohol tastings, and a non-alcoholic beverage will be provided for children.  We offer a discounted rate of $45 for children 12 and under, and children 3 and under are free.  Children 3 and under are welcome to share your food.

Market Tour & Cooking Class
Children ages 16+ are welcome! Our younger generation has grown-up with the Food Network, and they love this event.

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"Judith was delightful! She went above and beyond in adapting a bridal shower theme. The added bonus was this all took place in her lovely historic home. "

Darlene, New York