About Us


Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School & Market Cafe feature everything you need for cooking and entertaining.

Shop our store where knowledgeable experts are always here to help.

We have a broad selection of cookware, dinnerware, bakeware, linens & gadgets. Gift certificates & Gift Baskets too!

Sweet Basil Cooking School, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an extensive variety of classes, taught by professionals.

If you can read a recipe, you can take a class at Sweet Basil!

The Sweet Basil Market Cafe is inside our store and cooking school.

Join us for lunch.

Our Market Menu features a tasty selection of lunches.

About Us

Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School opened in 1993 in a small space that could accommodate 12 people for a cooking class. Five years later, Sweet Basil moved three doors north to a much larger space with room for hands-on classes and 26 students for demonstrations. Sweet Basil has always tried to make the fun of cooking and entertaining come alive with high-quality merchandise and gifts. We have over 9,000 items available.

cookGroupGroup Class

Gourmet Couples’ Class

Hands-on classes – hundreds of subjects! – are enjoyed by people of all ages. We want everyone to learn about the cooking subjects for which they signed up, but ALSO have fun and a great meal.

Kids’ Class

Gingerbread House Class

photo110Pressure Cooker Demo

martiniDemoMartini Demo

photo210Guest Chef Hallie Harron
Each quarter there are several special activities offered where customers can get involved casually for cooking demonstrations in our kitchen for a minimal fee. This is where learning and fun come together with guest instructors, our great sales reps and vendors who love to give away products (so you can take tools home and try them out)! One of the benefits of taking a class at Sweet basil is getting to eat a full meal of all of the food that is prepared in each class!

aboutSteakSteak with Sauce

aboutCasseroleCorn Casserole

aboutUpsideDownUpside-Down Cake

aboutStrawberryStrawberry Banana Dessert