Portland's Culinary Workshop

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland’s Culinary Workshop shares its knowledge and love of all the edible, good, and true things. They also take groups on culinary tours around the world.

Testimonials 5

  • Liz Rooney

    Portland's Culinary Workshop Facebook

    Took the pig butchering course yesterday with my husband and loved every minute. It was hands-on, very informative, quite fascinating, and we got to take home plenty of pork at the end! I'm really looking forward to taking more classes.

  • Brandon Richard-Ricke

    Portland's Culinary Workshop Facebook

    Took a Pasta making class with my 8-year old daughter today. It was the highlight of her summer I think. She was the only kiddo and it wasn't an issue at all. We both had the best time, met some nice people and she got a chance to experience being in what she calls "a real kitchen". I got to tackle fresh pasta and gnocchi. Happy almost 5-year birthday Portland's Culinary Workshop! Keep doing what you're doing - because you're doing it so so well!

  • Ken

    Portland's Culinary Workshop website

    Our two teen daughters attended Portland's Culinary Workshop teen cooking camp. It was the perfect place for them to develop fundamental skills such as knife work, and to begin to hone their cooking skills. Since my wife and I are both working full-time, this program not only develops important life skills, but helps us in our day-to-day life as the girls are better able to help with meal preparation. Portland's Culinary Workshop is a camp that will benefit our whole family for many meals to come.

  • Nina

    Portland's Culinary Workshop website

    I loved this cooking class! My partner and I both felt like we were being included in the foodie scene, not lectured at or talked down to. We learned a lot and we enjoyed what we brought home in the end. I would definitely do it again.

  • Richard

    Portland's Culinary Workshop website

    I have taken several classes at Oregon Culinary Institute while they still offered consumer classes on the weekends. Melinda was our instructor in several of the classes and I thought she was great. I was very pleased to see that she and Susana Holloway were opening Portland's Culinary Workshop. I had an opportunity to attend their class on paella with my son-in-law on fathers day. The class was great. Susana is an excellent instructor and took the time to explain the whys as well as the hows.Susana noticed things like knife technique and was good at helping some of the group improve their skills and techniques. In addition to paella, we made fritters from dried, salt cured, cod fish (Bacalao), mashed potatoes, green onion, and egg, and they were fantastic. I learned the technique for making the cool little three sided football shaped things that you see the chefs on Iron Chef America making with two spoons (Quenelles if you're keeping tract). We ate our lunch family style and a sommelier chef from OCI gave us a tasting of Spanish wines that complemented the tapas and the paella. Wonderful.The only reason there was anything left to take home was that the paella could easily have fed a dozen hungry teenage boys. Mel and Susana have created an extremely inviting place for those who are interested in good food without the attitude. They stock good quality essentials for the kitchen and are happy to share information on where to get good supplies and ingredients. If you like to bake, stopping by for 20 sheets of pre-cut parchment paper for 2 USD and a cup of coffee is well worth your time. If its happy hour, the White Eagle is just down the block. I'm happy to give this experience a big two thumbs up. Thanks guys!

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