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Cooking with Seasonal Flavors
Join Chef/Instructor Diane LaVonne in her teaching kitchen to explore some simple delicious dishes focused on seasonally available ingredients from our local markets. Great healthy food begins with a few ingredients, some basic kitchen equipment and a bit of love. These classes are designed to support low income residents to maximize their use of their EBT cards in our local farmers markets. Limited sign-ups available, call the Market Kitchen at 206.624.6114 or email to reserve your spot today!

Only invited guests may register.
One Class   |   $0.00
15 seats available

Wednesday, November 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Lunch and Learn - Seasonal Pasta
Join Chef/Instructor Diane LaVonne for two hours of cooking and conversation inspired by the fresh seasonal ingredients found at the local farmers markets. From farmer to table you will learn about the local food community which produces the wonderful ingredients used to compose your Fresh Seasonal meal. This class includes how make your own fresh pasta as well as matching the appropriate pasta to your dish.

Price includes lunch and recipes.

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One Class   |   $55.00
0 seats available

Friday, November 23
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


flavorful, fresh, hand made, italian, local, pasta, sauce, seasonal, vegetarian

Seafood Secrets

How to re-create some of your favorite restaurant seafood dishes. Love wonderful sweet bites of the ocean? Learn to make the market kitchen's signature salmon dish followed by an exquisite fruit tart. Join me as I share signature dishes from several of Seattle's favorite restaurants.

Sample Menu:

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter
Salmon w/Pistachio Tarragon Cream Sauce
Taste of Washington Salad
Rustic Fruit Tart

One Class   |   $104.00
4 seats available

Friday, November 23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On

fish, flavorful, hands on, local, ocean, pike place, seafood, seasonal, seattle, simple, sustainable

Appetizer Party
Not sure what to do for that weekend party you're hosting?

Join Chef/Instructor Diane LaVonne for two hours of cooking and conversation inspired by the fresh seasonal ingredients found at the local farmers markets. From farmer to table you will learn how to use wonderful local ingredients to create this tasty sampling of appetizers.

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One Class   |   $55.00
6 seats available

Saturday, November 24
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

appetizers, lunch, party, savory, sweet

Mexican 101


Join Diane for an evening filled with exploration into the beauty and simplicity of Mexican cuisine. Starting with fresh ingredients sourced from the most reliable purveyors in the Pike Place Market and surrounding area, these wonderful dishes will be simple and loaded with flavor. As a special note, all the food is gluten-free!

Please note: Traditional Mexican food utilizes meat, poultry and lard.

Sample Menu:
Red Enchiladas
Green Rice
Spicy Beans

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One Class   |   $91.00
6 seats available

Saturday, November 24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On
Gluten Free

beans, flavorful, gluten free, mexican, protein, rice, sauces, simple, simple, traditional

Cooking and Eating Local
A Celebration of Artisan Food
One of the treasures of Seattle and the Northwest, Pike Place Market is a trove of merchandise and vendors, many of whom have long and illustrious histories at the Market. Both visitors to and longtime residents of Seattle can experience the Market in new and wonderful ways with culinary instructor Diane LaVonne as she introduces you its vibrant producer operated stalls. Shopping the market with your private chef, you will immediately recognize Diane’s approach to food and friends, connecting to each other and the larger community. While the foods of the Market are the focal point of the tour, what makes the tour really special is the vendors who share their expertise and enthusiasm generously with Diane and her guests. As a natural storyteller, Diane can provide you with the context of these amazing people and their products. Based on more than three decades of relationships, these folks are not only collaborators in creating an innovative and committed “food community,” they serve as important resources and on-going inspiration for Diane’s Market Kitchen.
After discovering the market, enter the bright and spacious Diane’s Market Kitchen, take a seat at the counter and feel yourself relax. Prepare to be delighted as Diane demonstrates how to prepare an authentic Northwest meal with the wonderful locally produced ingredients chosen by and for you.
When you leave, you will have a satisfied palate, a set of recipes and wonderful memories, a true taste of the best Seattle has to offer, the people of Pike Place Market, and a meal created with the gifts from the waters, farms and orchards which surround this gem of the Northwest.

Individual or Group Reservations Available

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One Class   |   $150.00
10 seats available

Sunday, November 25
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

flavorful, local, local, lunch, market, pike place, pike place market, seasonal, tour

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