Culinary Arts

Cooking Classes at The J!  All dishes are kosher and vegetarian. Classes take place in The J’s Spivak Demonstration Kitchen on the 2nd Floor. Please contact Jeremy Thompson, Manager of Arts & Culture, at or 520-299-3000 ext 236 with any questions. 

Register for any class with the buttons below, in person at the Welcome Desk, or call 520.299.3000. The payment for the class is due no later than the Wednesday before the class date or your spot will be forfeited. In the event you cancel your reservation after 5 pm on Wednesday or do not show up for the class, you will be charged a $20 non-refundable fee.

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Spring Classes begin January, 2019.   Please click below for registration.


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Culinary Arts at the J!

Knife Skills & Classic Soups with Chef Jaime Lawhorn Italian Cooking Class
Sunday, December 16, 12 – 3pm

Learn knife skills with Italian cuisine expert Chef Jaime Lawhorn. She will show you how to make several classic soups with your new knife skills as well.
Instructor: Chef Jaime Lawhorn
Spivak Demonstration Kitchen
$70/$65 J members

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A Taste of Mexico
Sunday, January 13, 12- 3pm

Spivak Demonstration Kitchen
$70/$65 J members

Bagels & Soufflés  
Sunday, February 10, 12 – 3pm

What goes with bagels? You guessed it! Souffles! Spend some time in the kitchen with Chef Jaime and learn how to make bagels that rival New York?s best and souffles that are light, airy and delicious.

Spivak Demonstration Kitchen
$70/$65 J members

Farm to Table: Cooking with Seasonal Vegetables  
Sunday, March 10, 12 – 3pm

It is easy to get overwhelmed at the bounty of produce at any of the many farmers markets around Tucson. From kalettes to kholrabi, learn how to prepare your latest haul of local, seasonal vegetables. You?ll come out of this class better equipped to take home and prepare unique and delicious veggies from your favorite Southern Arizona farm.

Spivak Demonstration Kitchen
$70/$65 J members

Food Writing 101
Wednesdays, February 20 – March 20

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Everyone’s a critic, especially when it comes to restaurants! That?s why crowd-sourcing sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor are so popular. But what we eat says a lot about our culture, and good food writing is an art as well as a lot of fun. Join Tucson Guides Contributing Dining Editor, Edie Jarolim, for a feast of a class and refine your writing palate. Jarolim?s dining articles have appeared in a variety of local and national publications, including Edible Baja Arizona, Phoenix Magazine, Sunset magazine, and

$30/$25 J members

Demonstrations & Lessons from Around the World
Sunday, April 28, 12 – 3pm

Spivak Demonstration Kitchen
$70/$65 J members