Founded on the vision of a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle with a passion for all things culinary, Gourmet Gallery is Waco’s only locally-owned gourmet kitchen store and cooking school. We want to nourish your passion for food, to feed your love for cooking, and to create fulfilling culinary experiences.
You don’t have to be a chef to love our kitchen store, only a desire to cook. Cooking can strengthen relationships, develop a healthy body and mind, and satisfy the soul. We want to share this cooking experience with you. We offer a variety of cooking classes - both demonstration and hands on in a fully-equipped kitchen. Additionally, we carry crAv foods, a healthy, chef-made alternative when you don’t have time to cook at home.
Gourmet Gallery FAQ
Q: What types of cooking classes do you offer?
A: Cooking, Baking, Grilling, Brewing, Serving and Entertaining - We have what you need to prepare that fabulously delectible meal! Visit our class calendar for more information.
Q: Do you offer private parties?
A: Yes! Reserve the Gourmet Gallery Kitchen for a Private Event - One-on-One skills training, Client Appreciation or Fun for Friends!
Q: Do you sell cookware?
A: Yes! Brides and grooms benefit from the knowledge and experience of our staff when setting up a new kitchen. Experienced cooks can test cooking equipment before purchasing. Each piece of cookware, cutlery, bake ware, and kitchen gadgetry at Gourmet Gallery has been examined, tested and selected to ensure a positive cooking experience. We stand behind the products we sell and we guarantee your satisfaction.
When you are seeking just the right gift for a newly engaged couple, for that friend who loves to cook, or for the friend who needs to learn to cook, consider Gourmet Gallery. We have something every cook and every kitchen needs.
Q: What basic cooking items do I REALLY need in my kitchen?
A: There are lots of fun kitchen tools available today, and we carry lots of them, but the absolute essentials include the following:
- Good quality knife set. There are three essential knives – a chef’s knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife. Some others are nice to have, but these are the most important.
- Cutting boards
- 4-5 quality pieces of cookware including a small skillet, a large skillet, a stock pot, and a saucepan. Again, there are lots of others that are great to have, but you really need these in your kitchen for everyday cooking
- Wooden spoons
- Rubber spatula (preferably heat resistant)
- Glass or metal mixing bowl (small and large)
- Dry AND liquid measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Believe it or not, you can cook just about anything with these tools. Baking several other items you will need. (See below.) Just call us and we can help with the rest.
If you bake:
- Cookie sheet and/or jelly roll pan
- Square cake pans
- Loaf pans
- Pie plate
- Rolling pin