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Private Events
Please contact Diane directly to schedule and plan your private event.

Private Class for T-Mobile
by appointment only
Some of Diane's students have fallen in love with her style and philosophy of cooking as well as her space. These classes are designed to meet specific dietary needs, timing, and/or menus that they want to be able to cook at home. Sometimes these are outside of her regularly scheduled classes. These are designed for 1-2 people and are very focused and hands on.

Contact the kitchen to find out whether or not this might be a solution for your unique situation.

Only invited guests may register.
One Class   |   $100.00
0 seats available

Friday, December 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hands On


The perfect quiche and other savory pies's not just for dessert anymore
There is nothing like a trip to France to do a bit of a quiche re-boot. I was reminded of how truly
wonderful this quintessential French meal can be. I've also been a fan of pies for years and savory ones are not something many of us think about. So here you go. And by the way, these make for some pretty good second meals too. :-)

Classic Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Chicken Pot Pie
Tomato and Cheese Pie

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One Class   |   $91.00
6 seats available

Friday, December 14
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands On


Holiday Baking

This class will help you gain the confidence needed to create a special hand-made gift, a champagne and dessert party, or a wonderful dessert for your holiday entertaining.

Sample Menu

Poached Pear and Almond Cream Tart
Traditional Damp Gingerbread with Lemon Curd
Traditional Holiday Cookies:
Russian Teacakes
Sugar Cookies

One Class   |   $91.00
1 seats available

Saturday, December 15
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Hands On

baking, cookies, hands, holidays, on, sweets, tradtional

Cooking and Eating Local for the Backman Family
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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When space opens, we'll send you an e-mail.
One Class   |   $150.00
0 seats available

Saturday, December 15
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Private Event for Amazon
Fresh foods produced, harvested and locally sourced by Diane and her extended market family are the foundation for your private dinner party. While preparing your authentic Northwest Meal you’ll learn more about the families and local food community who produced the ingredients you’ll find in the Market Kitchen. Menus will be based on seasonal ingredients and typically include: appetizer, fish/seafood, red meat (chicken – lamb), salad, cheese and dessert. Sit back and relax this is a unique opportunity for you and your chosen guests to join Diane in her kitchen where cooking and companionship combine to create a memorable event.

(8 person minimum)

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One Class   |   $150.00
5 seats available

Tuesday, December 18
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6 courses, dinner, flavorful, fresh, local, local, party, private event, seasonal, simple

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
19 seats available

Wednesday, December 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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