• Market District Cooking School is Back!
  • Class Schedule
  • Meet Chef Janice
  • Private Parties
  • FAQs

Market District Cooking School is Back!

Join us in the Market District Cooking School to share food knowledge, trends, tips and techniques — our classes are designed for chefs of all levels! Our state-of-the-art facility is located at the Robinson Market District (Settler’s Ridge Center Dr., Pittsburgh, PA), with roomy, socially distanced kitchens for students to both observe and practice hands-on cooking skills. Learn to craft everything from teriyaki and tarts to pasta and pupusas (stuffed corn tortillas). Want to book a small, intimate cooking party? We can do that, too. For classes available and to register for a safe and tasty adventure today, visit our Facebook page — fun is guaranteed, availability is limited. Masks required.

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Class Schedule

Check out our complete list of cooking classes for a session that satisfies your appetite. Registration is first-come, first-served. Sign up soon — seating is limited and classes fill quickly. Our state-of-the-art, socially distanced kitchens, allow up to 8 students to participate in hands-on courses and up to 12 participants to watch demonstration classes. Masks required.

Review and register for classes here.

For upcoming classes, click Events

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Meet Chef Janice

Chef Janice Kirich

Janice Kirich

Cooking School Leader & Food Marketing Team Leader, Robinson
Chef Janice spent more than 30 years catering for nonprofit organizations, working as a personal chef and is the proud mother of three boys. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Culinary Institute, she continues her education wherever she travels, bringing home new and exciting culinary trends to share with you!

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Private Parties

Bridal shower? Birthday? Retirement party? Girls’ night out? Team building activity? Just plain fun? Whatever your occasion, make it sizzle when you book one of our fabulous foodie Cooking School parties! Granted, you are going to have to be selective given we are very careful about social distancing (8 guests maximum for hands-on classes and 12 for demonstrations; masks required). But, we’ll still create an inspired spread everyone is sure to remember.

Fun, informative and delicious, our Cooking School parties are facilitated by Chef Janice, who loves to share techniques and tips that make cooking a true celebration. Call to book and discuss menu options at 412-490-5827 today!

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Find the answer to your Cooking School query in these Frequently Asked Questions.

Where is the Market District Cooking School located?
The Market District Cooking School is located on the upper level of the Robinson Market District at 100 Settlers Ridge Center Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

What does the Market District Cooking School look like?
The Market District Cooking School is a state-of-the-art, socially-distanced kitchen equipped with four hands-on cooking stations, plus an instructor station. Each cooking station is fully stocked with appliances, measuring tools, cooking equipment, etc., and is designed to simulate an at-home cooking experience. The Cooking School also has tables used for dining and as seating during demonstration classes. Masks required.

What types of classes are offered at the Market District Cooking School?
The Market District Cooking School offers both hands-on and demonstration classes. Classes are taught by Market District Chefs. Classes cover a wide range of topics and skill levels, including basics classes, "from scratch" cooking, ethnic cuisines, quick meals, baking/pastry and wine pairings, just to name a few.

What should I expect to happen during a class?
Classes at the Market District Cooking School are offered in an intimate setting, closed off from the rest of the store to avoid distractions. You receive personal attention from our instructors and an opportunity to really learn recipes and techniques. In hands-on classes, which last for approximately three hours, you cook alongside the instructor. In demonstration classes, which last for approximately two-and-a-half hours, you are comfortably seated at a table and watch as the instructor provides an in-depth presentation on each subject.

At the end of each class, you receive a full meal. Most adult classes include wine or beer pairings for those aged 21 and over. Those wishing to consume alcohol must present valid identification. No exceptions. Each student also receives a Market District Cooking School binder and recipe packet to take home. Masks are required.

How many people can take a class at one time?
Hands-on classes accommodate up to 8 students; demonstration classes accommodate up to 12 students. Masks required.

How old do you have to be to take a cooking class?
Currently classes are limited to those 14+. Most are for adults 18+. Classes that serve alcohol require identification.

How much do the classes cost?
Classes range from $50-$100, depending on menu and style of class.

Can I earn perks on Cooking School classes?
Perks cannot be earned on tickets purchased online. However, perks can be earned when you purchase Cooking School tickets on-site at the Market District Robinson Cooking School.

How do I register for a class?
Register online. Simply follow the links on our facebook Market District Cooking School page.

Click “Events” to see and register for upcoming classes.

Can the Cooking School be reserved for private events?
Yes, you may book a private cooking class for your corporate team building, birthday party, bridal shower, gourmet club, etc. Attendance is limited to 8 guests for hands-on events and 12 guests for demonstrations; masks required. Call to book and discuss menu options at 412-490-5827 today!

Do I need to register in advance?
Yes, to ensure a spot in a class you must register in advance. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I don't know anything about cooking. Can I still take a cooking class? Yes, we will accommodate people of all skill levels.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
By Customer: At any time, you may send a substitute in your place. Any cancellation received within 72 hours of a class will not receive a refund. If notification of cancellation is received at least 72 hours before a class, you may receive a refund. A refund will be not given for missed cooking classes.

By Giant Eagle Market District: Market District can cancel a class due to low registration for which a refund will be given. Customers will be notified 48 hours before a class is scheduled to begin.

By Instructor: If a guest instructor cancels a class at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, the class will be rescheduled. If the class cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be given.

What happens when a class is canceled due to inclement weather?
If class needs to be canceled due to safety concerns because of bad weather, each customer will be called at least two hours prior to the start of class. The class will either be rescheduled or a full refund will be given.

What should I prepare for before the start of class?
Cooking classes start on time. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of class to sign in and present identification.

Closed-toed shoes are suggested for hands-on classes. Aprons will be provided. Masks required.

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