Scottsdale’s Premier Gourmet Store and Cooking School

Knowing how to cook is more than just surviving. It is a means to making us whole, healthy and happy. As we emerge from our time of quarantine, now more than ever we can embrace all that cooking is and learn to prepare delicious foods. Cooking is easy and fun when you understand the fundamentals. We hope you will journey through our classes and enrich your life with the knowledge of how to cook foods you love.

SWEET BASIL HAS MOVED!

We have exciting news to share!… We have moved our Sweet Basil Store and Cooking School to a new location! We are open now at 8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite C4, Scottsdale AZ, 85254. We are in the La Mirada Shopping Center, about 7 miles north of our previous location. You’ll find many fun new cooking and entertaining products as you have a great time shopping in our new store!

In addition, our brand-new Sweet Basil Cooking School is much like our previous school; designed for hands-on day and evening classes, with Friday noon to 1:00 PM

DEMONSTRATION lunch and learn classes. You can sign up for classes on line or call the store at 480-596-5628 to register in person.

 

Please join us for our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on Saturday October 15, 11:00PM – 5:00 PM. We hope you can come to celebrate with Cooking Demonstrations, Complimentary Food and Beverages, Discounts on Merchandise, and the chance to win a $200.00 Gift Basket!

RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE POSITION

Sweet Basil is a retail kitchenware store selling a wide variety of products for cooking and entertaining. We are looking for a part-time sales associate with experience in Housewares who has great customer service skills. This special person should enjoy helping customers have a fun and successful shopping experience. We provide service with our Cooking School and need our employees to be able to make decisions concerning enrollment, check-in and registration. Needs to be a quick learner and able to remember the details of our merchandise, and operation.

Kitchen Assistant POSITION

Assist chef/instructor with set up of cooking classes including food, equipment and beverages. Interact with the students welcoming and making them feel comfortable at the beginning of class. During class help to maintain cleanliness of kitchen; wash cookware, cooking equipment and load dishwashers. Assist students in class as requested by the instructor. Share in the clean up duties after class is completed.

Gourmetware

In the Store:

Green-List-Icon
Store hours: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
Green-List-Icon
Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School is in compliance with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Gourmetware

Cooking School:

Green-List-Icon

Cooking classes now offer hands-on or demonstration experience. 

Green-List-Icon
Classes are listed by month with descriptions, dates, times and prices. Enroll now on-line or by phone, 480-596-5628.
store

Sweet Basil
Gourmetware

Features everything you need for cooking and entertaining – cookware, dinnerware, bake ware, bar ware, linens, gadget, and more!
Gourmetware

Sweet Basil
Cooking School

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an extensive variety of classes, taught by experienced Chefs with a talent for teaching!

A Little More About Us…

Since we opened our Gourmetware store & Cooking School in 1993 our goal at Sweet Basil has been to provide under one roof a resource for entertaining supplies, cooking tools & recreational cooking classes. We hope you’ll stop by often for all your cooking and entertaining needs.

Here Are Some Things That We Can Do For You!

  • Complimentary gift-wrap for any purchase of $25.00 or more.
  • Remember, we can ship your gifts (UPS) anywhere in the United States.
  • If you haven’t tried our rich and flavorful Gaviña Coffees, you should! Sweet Basil Coffee Club is for the person who values a great coffee to drink every day. Rich, medium bodied regular and flavored coffees available. When you purchase your coffee with us we invite you to join our coffee club. We keep track and when you purchase 10 pounds of coffee, the next one is free! Stop in to sample and see why hundreds of our customers rave about our coffee and stop in to purchase it year after year!
  • Sweet Basil Gift Certificates make wonderful gifts for any special occasion. You can make them for any amount; the recipient can use them in the school, or store. To purchase here, go to the top of our site and follow the prompts to get it on its way to your recipient.
  • Our colorful Gift Baskets are great for gift giving! They combine convenience and thoughtfulness for anyone – out of town relatives and friends, business associates & colleagues, corporate gift giving – anyone who would enjoy a selection of “gifts within a gift!” They can be custom-made from just about anything in the store – including our bountiful selection of gourmet foods – or order from our pre-made selection. Gift Certificates are available in any amount online, in the store or by phone. They are good for cooking classes and store merchandise.
  • Need Knives sharpened? Drop them off for a couple of days, we’ll get them sharp and ready to go again.
  • Want to host a private cooking class? Go to the top of this page to get the details.
Complimentary-gift-wrap

Check Out Some Of Our Featured Items

At Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School, we are constantly adding new products both in-store and online to make your cooking experience that much more enjoyable. Here, you can find name brands like Heritage Steel, Tovolo, Wusthof, Hammer Stahl, Nordicware, Cuisinart Cookware, Microplane, and more!
MARKET-CAFE

Essence of Cooking

The Essence Intermediate series will take your basic understanding of cooking and further develop your skills and knowledge. Each week will focus in-depth on cooking principals, teaching how to develop complex flavors and create layers of flavors. We will learn Cooking Methods including battering, stuffing, layering, and marinating; and Cooking Processes of charring, roasting, sauté, flambe, smoking, poaching and baking. In six short weeks you will achieve an understanding of cooking shared by many professionals with a true sense of accomplishment in your cooking capabilities. Make your summer count and join us for this fun and exciting series!

Be part of a group learning about the basics of cooking.

Check Out What People Are Saying About Us…

This place is a hidden gem. On fist glance, I thought it was just a cooking school but then I discovered their cafe! The food is awesome here. Not a huge menu but everything we tried was AMAZING. I recommend the split pea soup and the BLT.

Chris A

 

Attended a gourmet couples cooking class. The chef was personable and made it really fun. Although you only make one item, it was a nice evening. The food was delicious and the store had some unique items.

Breanne M.

 

Took a 12 week cooking class series! Loved it! Great instructor, format and overall good experience. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn to cook better. My family is very glad I took this class!

Karen E.

 

CHECK OUT OUR COOKING SCHOOL!

CLASS-SCHEDULE

CLASS SCHEDULE

Sweet Basil Cooking School, like the store, started out small in 1993.
Click Here
KIDS-TEENS

KIDS & TEENS

Classes for kids (8 and above) and teens are on Saturdays, after school and in summer at week long camps.
Click Here
HOLIDAY-COOKIES

HOLIDAY COOKIES

Sign up for one of our fabulous holiday cookie classes. Each class will make 14 varieties of cookies, then each person will take home 14 to 16 dozen cookies for themselves.

Click Here

TEAM-BUILDING-&-PRIVATE

TEAM BUILDING & PRIVATE
PARTIES

We’ve helped host some wonderful parties, let us host a team building or private party class for you!
Click Here
SPECIAL-EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Look for our special events each quarter when we bring in guest chefs to teach classes, and Saturday afternoon demonstration/product education classes with fun and adventurous culinary experiences.
Click Here