Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections Class topics include chocolate tasting, chocolate truffle-making, and chocolate and wine pairing. $45–$60. 1529 14th St. NW. (202) 387-2626. thecocoagallery.com
CakeLove In Baking 101, learn how to cream butter, cake-decorating terminology, or tackle small, handheld sweets. $60 for one class; $165 for three. CakeLove founder Warren Brown can also be booked for private classes. 935 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. (301) 565-2253. cakelove.com.
Cookology Cooking class topics vary monthly. Baking classes tackle fondant, French pastries, and homemade bread. Series cooking classes include “Gourmet the Healthy Way” and “Culinary Boot Camp.” Seasonal Valentine’s Day classes, too. Prices start at $55. 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling. (703) 433-1909. cookologyonline.com.
Counter Culture Coffee Training Learn how to grind, tamp, and pull the perfect espresso shot–and appropriately froth milk with which to top it–at the Beginner Espresso Lab. $150. 1840 Columbia Rd. NW. (202) 903-4802. counterculturecoffee.com.
CulinAerie Group classes include “Bread for Beginners,” “Soup International Style,” “Healthy With a Touch of Mexico,” “Vegetarian Indian Home Cooking,” and a series of sauce workshops. Topics vary monthly. $85–$225. 1131 14th St. NW. (202) 587-5674. culinaerie.com.
Hill’s Kitchen Group classes and demonstrations in knife skills, homemade pasta, hot-water bath canning, and pressure canning. Topics vary monthly. $40–$85. 713 D St. SE. (202) 543-1997. hillskitchen.com.
Just Cakes Learn to bake cupcakes or a basic two-layer cake, or learn to decorate with fondant. Prices start at $80. 4839 Rugby Ave., Bethesda. (301) 718-5111. justcakes.com.
Mimi Clark’s Vegan Cooking Classes Group classes vary by season but may include “Transition to Veganism,” “Meatless Makeovers,” “Sushi and Sea Vegetables,” and “Soy Foods 101.” $50 per person; $90 per pair. 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station. (703) 643-2713. veggourmet.wordpress.com.
Open Kitchen Group classes in Indian street food, classic French cuisine, imperial Moroccan dinners, paella, and northern Italian polenta and risotto. Topics vary monthly. Prices start at $79. 7115 Leesburg Pike, #107, Falls Church. openkitchen-dcmetro.com.
Roberto Donna Cooking Classes Italian cooking classes with Roberto Donna, chef of Galileo III, in his private Virginia home. $140; fee includes an apron and the presence of D.C.’s most notoriously tax-evasive chef. (202) 257-0168. robertodonnacookingclasses.com.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Jewish Cooking 101. Classes address a variety of topics, including comfort foods and classic chocolate babka. $30. 600 I St. NW. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org.
Sur La Table Group classes in molecular cooking, French pastries, sausage making, Italian sweets, and dog treats. Topics vary monthly. $59–$150. Personal classes also available. 1101 S. Joyce St., Suite B-20, Arlington. (703) 414-3395. surlatable.com.
Whole Foods Take classes with in-house chef Michael Kiss all year long on Tuesdays, 7–7:45 p.m. Free. 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 527-6596. Classes also available at other D.C.-area locations. wholefoodsmarket.com.
Bartender of America Bartending School One-hour, hands-on amateur bartending class lead by professional mixology instructors. A new group of drinks is covered monthly and participants taste their concoctions. $25. 9651 Baltimore Ave., College Park. bartenderofamerica.com.
D.C. School of Beer at the Washington Wine Academy “One-Hour Beer School” teaches you the basics of beer, emphasizing the difference in taste of lagers, ales, and IPAs. Enjoy your four tasting beers with Cabot Creamery cheese. $42.50. 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400, Arlington. (202) 306-5533. washingtonwineacademy.org.
Cheesetique Monthly hour-and-a-half-long wine classes include a sampling of eight different wines and six matching cheeses. Monthly hour-long cheese classes include a sampling of 10 different cheese with two matching wines. $35 per person. 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. (703) 706-5300. cheesetique.com.
Cookology Introductory tasting classes, regional food and wine pairing seminars, wine dinners, and chef’s tasting events vary monthly, but include topics such as “Unique Italian Reds.” $55. 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling. (703) 433-1909. cookologyonline.com.
Giramondo Wine Adventures One-on-one wine coaching session teaches etiquette, food and wine pairing principles, tasting principles, and how to understand aromas. Group events offered, too. Call for pricing. 11002 Veirs Mill Rd., #700, Wheaton. (301) 841-7607. giramondowine.com.
Scotch Whisky Classes at the Washington Wine Academy Learn the distillation process, history, legal definitions, general style, and flavor characteristics of Don Draper’s preferred poison from a self-described malt maniac. $45. 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400, Arlington. (202) 306-5533. washingtonwineacademy.org.
Vinoteca Weekly Tuesday wine classes on such subjects as wine and food pairing, sparkling wines, and wines of the Pacific Northwest. $35 per class. 1940 11th St. NW. (202) 332-9463. vinotecadc.com
Wine Education at the Washington Wine Academy Wine Get certified through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust method, which addresses basic viticulture and winemaking. Prices start at $675. 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400, Arlington. (202) 306-5533. washingtonwineacademy.org.