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Summer 2022 Cooking Class News

Hello, and thank you for your interest in Flavors of the Pacific Northwest Cooking Classes! July's classes are designed to entertain World Athletic Championship guests visiting our area from all over the world! The series of in-person classes will be held up on our hill, a respite from the crowds in a relaxing country setting, complete with dinner and a tasting of local wines. More information and registration is at this link.

Online and in-person private parties are still being held throughout the summer, however. Please email me at pam@101milekitchen.com to talk through your desires and set your date. A regular schedule of online and in-person classes will resume in September. Watch for a exciting new seasonal dishes and menus to inspire your autumn cooking!

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


Connect with others over the joy of food once again! Treat yourself to a cooking class experience.

You will 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 the cuisine of the PNW thirty years ago, and I love to teach you how to bring it to your table, no matter where you live.

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!

Class Formats

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

In-person classes are demonstration in format, and include a light meal of the food we prepare and a glass of wine which you will enjoy in a 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.

Throw a Cooking Class Party!

Private online and in-person cooking classes are a fun way to celebrate. To set a date or to learn more email me at pam@101milekitchen.com.

Corporate Team Building or Employee Rewards

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

Cancellation Policy

Things happen. If you find yourself unable to attend a class, cancellations prior to 24 hours before class will be credited to your next 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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