Cooking Classes

Chef's CollageCome and learn how to cook from our resident Chefs Roberta DesBouillons, Alan Tangren and Dawn Empson. We offer hands on cooking classes that are as entertaining as they are educational.  We limit our classes to 14 people so everyone gets a chance to participate. At the end of the class you will enjoy the fruits of your labor as you sit down and eat with your new found friends. You will leave with all of the recipes used during the class, great memories and hopefully with a few new friends!


Class information/Cancellation Policy:

Please bring the following to class: A smile and a healthy appetite! Everything from aprons to cutlery will be provided for you. We advise you to show up at least *10 minutes before class to sign in and mingle a bit before class starts. 


Please provide at least 72 hours in the event of a **cancellation. Due to the fact that many of our classes sell out and we pre-purchase the food for the exact reserved number of students, we cannot issue refunds or offer to reschedule. To cancel, please call Tess’ Kitchen Store during normal business hours at 530-273-6997 or email us at In the event that Tess’ Kitchen Store cancels a class, you will be offered a refund.  If we have less than six people sign up for a class we will have to cancel. 

*Please note, it is not necessary to show up early to Chef’s Table. We prefer no earlier than 5 minutes before class starts. Thank you

**no refunds on Chef’s Table reservations.

If you have any food or menu related questions, please email our in house chef, Roberta at


 You will be eating everything you make in class so if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know asap. We might be able to modify the menu for  you.





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Gift Registry

Because we believe in providing the highest level of service and value to our customers, we offer gift registry services for any occasion.

A Little About Us

Tess’ is a premier gourmet kitchen store, carrying major brand names in cookware, bakeware, cutlery and kitchen electrics and has over 1,000 different gadgets and utensils. Tess’ Kitchen Store has been voted “Best Kitchen Store in Nevada County” by the readers of The Union newspaper each of the past seven years (2004-2010).