Cooking and Culinary Schools in Portland Train Chefs and Pastry Chefs

When it comes to food Portland, Oregon is nestled in one of the most food-centric areas of the country. Nearby Willamette Valley and Hood River offer a dizzying bounty of farm fresh food and award-winning wineries, much of the bounty funneled directly to Portland restaurants and markets. So if you have a deep desire to cook, then you’re in the right place.

There is nothing typical about the foods and menus you’ll discover in this dynamic city, either. Emphasis is on ingredients, many of them fresh and organic and reflecting the Pacific Northwest seasons. You’ll find a generous number of vegan restaurants and menus that commit to sustainable living and environmentally conscious cooking and consumption.

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Local Community Schools


Oregon Culinary Institute

Restaurant kitchens are fast-paced environments, requiring efficient, practiced and accurate skills, and the hands-on approach in their two Culinary Arts programs will enable you to experience exactly what those environments are all about.

Their food philosophy mirrors that of Portland's – and the country's – best restaurants. Fresh. Seasonal. Farm-to-table. Local. Organic. Quality. And their students get to put it all into practice at our own open-to-the-public fine-dining restaurant before embarking on a professional externship.

Oregon Culinary Institute
1701 SW Jefferson St.
Portland OR 97201
503-961-6200

Portland Community College

The Culinary Assistant program prepares students with disabilities for careers in food service and custodial service. This program, designed specifically for people with significant barriers to employment, has been offered by PCC since the 1970s. The Culinary Assistant program was awarded the Best Program from the Oregon Association for Vocational Special Needs Personnel (OAVSNP).

Portland Community College
1626 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
971-722-6111


Non-accredited Cooking Schools in Portland


Sur la table

In 1972, the first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was a place where serious cooks found a surprising selection of culinary tools from around the world, with helpful, knowledgeable employees who loved cooking, too.

They’ve now grown to more than 130 stores across America, with a website and catalog viewed by millions of people each year and a highly regarded cooking class program.

Sur la table
1102 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
503-295-9679
cooking029@surlatable.com

Portland Culinary Workshop

Technique and basic cooking methods will be covered in theclass. You will learn how to saute, braise, grill, poach, sear, bake, roast and pan fry. Learn how to master the basics and demystify great tasting, well executed meals. Come hungry, we will FEAST at the end of class.

Portland Culinary Workshop
807 N Russell Street
Portland, OR 97227
503-512-0447

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