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Customized Cooking Classes Designed With and For YOU!

Images of six recipe dishes from 101-Mile Kitchen

Customized cooking classes designed with and for you! From perfect at-home steak nights to four-course meals what wow without making you lose your mind, it's easier than you think! Whether we cook together online, or you visit the 101-Mile Kitchen for an in-person class in Oregon’s wine country, we'll work together to build a class that teaches you exactly what you want to learn.

  • Pan-searing proteins and making beautiful pan sauces? No problem.
  • Vegetarian salads that wow? I've got you!
  • Finding way to bring fresh herbs to your culinary skillset? Indeed.

These are only starting places. What do you want to learn to be a better cook? All 101-Mile Kitchen class lessons are designed with clear learning objectives that will raise your skills to home-cook hero status.

Here's an example of what you can expect in cooking classes with me. In-person classes are demonstration in nature, like this. In online classes, you will receive an ingredient and equipment list one week in advance, and we will cook together as I guide you. Either way, you can expect an interactive experience filled with fun, laughter, and lots of support.

What to Expect in a Cooking Class with Me

You will successfully learn restaurant-quality menus, and the skills to confidently prepare these special meals for family and friends in our in-person demo + dine and online cook-along cooking classes.

I'm Pam, half-century home cook, recipe developer, former restaurant pastry chef, and cooking instructor. I fell in love with fresh, seasonal ingredient-driven cuisine forty years ago, and I love to teach you how to bring it to your table.

All experience levels are welcome and supported at our class workshops. You'll meet new friends, and we'll have fun in a casual learning environment. I hope to meet you soon!

Cooking Class Formats

Private Classes

Private online and in-person cooking classes are a great way to learn some new skills and have fun at the same time. To set a date or to learn more email me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

In-person classes are demonstration in format, and include a meal of the food we prepare and a glass of wine which you will enjoy in our country setting with a grand view of a vineyard, a lake, and across the southern Willamette Valley, just outside Eugene, Oregon. (Address provided upon paid class registration.) In-person classes are limited to six students.

Online cooking classes are cook-along in format. Students will receive an ingredient list, recipes, and equipment list 5-7 days prior to class. Zoom classes are limited to 12 devices, so you get lots of individual support and attention.

To set a date or learn more, email me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

Cooking class birthday party menu
Menu from a recent birthday party cooking class.

Throw a Cooking Class Party!

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, gal-pal gatherings, wedding showers, or date nights with a customized cooking class. We will work together on a menu that teaches you what you want to learn and will have a lot of fun cooking it.

Corporate Team Building or Employee Rewards

Bring your team together over laughter and food! Let me help you attain your team-building goals. Let's schedule your next team-building cooking classes online or in-person by emailing me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

What People Are Saying

Pam's class was such fun! She was extremely informative and gave us so many useful tips. She clearly explained the things to watch for while cooking our salmon so that it came out perfectly. I know I will use her tips in the future. She was a warm and personable teacher.
A really great cooking experience.
~Margaret B., online class

Pam was an engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic cook with excellent communication skills. We had a relaxed, fun class and rewarded with delicious dishes, recipes and the desire to return for other cooking adventures. Without hesitation, I recommend taking any of her classes.
She is a cooking wizard!
~Patricia M., in-person class

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You’re in the right place!  I’m Pam Spettel, home cooking expert and guide, and I’m here to show you how to break up with cooking and hospitality anxiety, learn how to use recipes as guides rather than strict rules, and let your cooking intuition and confidence soar.

Superpower: Dreaming up recipes that work, serving them to my friends and family, and writing little stories about how cooking them well is the same as loving well.

Inspiration: Ingredients! The fresh, colorful, fragrant, local, seasonal ingredients found in the Pacific Northwest are my creative medium.

Heroes: Local food and wine producers– the people who keep me, my family, and our community nourished and happy.

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