Since 1977, the team of passionate and knowledgeable professionals at Culinary Essentials has worked to create a store experience unlike any other. In a modern marketplace driven by big box stores and online mega-sites, it can be difficult to find help. We strive to be different by listening to our customers and working with them to meet their needs. Whether you’re a professional chef, home cook or curious novice, you will find what you need at Culinary Essentials. We go out of our way to find the best and most fun tools and cookware, and we’re confident that you will find the right tools to help you achieve excellent results and make your life easier. Need a gift? We are happy to help there, too! From hand-woven French linens to the finest imported Italian pottery, you will find a carefully chosen selection of unique treasures, sure to delight even the most difficult-to-buy-for person on your list. With our wonderful in-store kitchen in the historic Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, we are excited to bring you a full compliment of cooking classes. Our talented and approachable professional chefs work hard to make learning delicious and fun! We hope you will join us for a class! In addition to the cooking classes we offer every month, we also have available a kitchen-focused event venue.