Annette  Bagley | 12/15/2017 | Insider Blogs |   

Gift Idea - Cooking Classes in Bellingham

Here’s a clever idea. Register yourself or someone on your gift list for a cooking class in the Bellingham region and plan a mini-getaway based on learning a new favorite dish from around the world, using local ingredients. Try Afgan Cuisine, African Cooking, Chinese New Year Dinner or Tour de France. Or settle in with new takes on comfort foods including Winter Soups for the Body and Soul, or Italian Soups. Or you can get really cheesy with Appel Farms, and learn about cheese and honey.

Cooking Classes Bellingham Whatcom County

Whatcom Community College and Community Food Co-op – Community Courses

Whatcom Community College and the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham are partners in presenting year-round Food & Wine Classes for the public. Each of these classes is held at either the Downtown Bellingham Co-op Connection Building on Forest Street, or the Cordata Co-Op Local Roots Room on Westerly Road, near WCC. The new schedule for winter 2018 has just been released.

Below are some highlights from the catalog. Click to see the current food, wine and craft beer classes which contain full registration details and even more classes. Or call 360-383-3200.

Stay tuned for a taste of the variety of classes that are offered through the community courses at Whatcom Community College:

Ciao Thyme

Ciao Thyme is known for tasty menus that are based on local harvest and inspirations of Whatcom County. They also offer cooking demonstrations, where you can learn how to make each delicious course.

Here’s a view of their classes for early 2018, and here’s where you can see their full list.

Appel Farms

Appel Farms is a family-owned and operated dairy farm and cheese making company. They are located in Ferndale, Washington, and have been farming in Whatcom County since 1967. They have recently partnered with Marie’s Bees to host a series of cooking and how-to classes.  To purchase tickets for an event, email

Typically, each class is limited to 8 and costs $15.

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