Cooking Classes

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Join us for a fabulous night of fun in our “Wild About Flavor” Cooking Classes presented by The Zesty Moose. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen, or an advanced foodie our mission is to make your time in the kitchen both enjoyable and memorable. Expect to learn new techniques and become inspired with new recipes while you relax, meet new people and enjoy an evening out with your friends.

The Perks

All of our classes are demonstration style unless noted on the description. Each class teaches tasty techniques and food preparation along with combining a variety of products together that will enhance the flavor in your everyday dishes. Enjoy a generous tasting of each dish prepared! You will leave the night with recipes so you can re-create everything again and you will receive 10% off your entire purchase on the products we used after the class.

Water will be provided. For health reasons all food samples must be consumed during the class. Staff is not authorized to package food to take home.

Class Hours Location and Cost

Classes typically run from 6-8pm on their scheduled nights and while we try our best to be on time, classes can occasionally run a little short or long. We ask that guests arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to get your seats. Classes are held after regular store hours at our Retail Marketplace 449 Colorado Avenue Historic Downtown Grand Junction. Our goal was never to get rich by offering classes but simply inspire our customers to enjoy their time in the kitchen and after hearing from a number of customers, “I love your products, but don’t really know what to do with everything.” We realized it was time to add our classes to the store. The cost of the class covers groceries purchased to make the dishes we prepare for each class. Generally classes will cost $20 per person and are taught by our in-house staff unless otherwise noted. Occasionally we will bring in a local chef or guest speaker/instructor at an additional charge.

How To Sign Up

Please call 970-270-6263 to purchase and reserve your seat(s) for the classes of your choice. Classes are small and generally fill up quickly. Classes will be added to our monthly event calendar as they become available. If you want to be kept up to date on new classes subscribe to our Newsletter. (click here to join). If you have a skill you’d like to share, know someone who would be interested in teaching, or have an idea for a class, drop us a line.


Credits for future classes are offered in place of refunds. If you are not able to attend please inform us at least 72 hours in advance to be eligible for this credit. All groceries are pre-purchased for the class and we cannot offer a credit for “No Shows.” There may be occasions in which we need to cancel a class. Guests will be called and a full refund will be granted.

Using Olive Oils & Vinegars in Cooking

March 15 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

This class focuses on olive oil, balsamic and fruit vinegar pairings, recipe ideas and general uses for both olive oils and the vinegars. You will learn about olive varietals, infusing methods, tasting attributes, how it is made and knowing good oil properties. Classes are $20 per person. You will be able to sample all of the dishes we create and receive a 10% discount on all of the products we use in the class. If you received “Moose Bucks” to use towards the class, please call 970-270-6263 to reserve your seat.

Thursday, March 15th from 6-8pm.

Class is sold out, please check back, we will be doing this class once a quarter!