Dear CulinAerie Friends,

As we end our first week of suspended operations, it appears that this pandemic won’t end soon. Restaurants, bars, and other hospitality businesses, including CulinAerie, are confronting the harsh financial realities associated with these unprecedented circumstances. Given these considerations, our first priority is the welfare of the CulinAerie staff, which is critical to the continuing viability of our business. We know that everyone’s dollars are precious right now, so we’re not asking for a direct contribution. However, for those who have CulinAerie gift certificates already in hand, please consider donating all or a portion of the certificate to a fund that’s been set up exclusively for CulinAerie staff. Below is a link that allows you to enter any increment you choose, up to the value of your certificate. 100% of the proceeds will be distributed to our staff.

CulinAerie is in its 12th year of successful operations, and we look forward to moving beyond these trying times to happier days. Thank you in advance for your consideration and your generosity, and we look forward to cooking with you again soon.

Susan Holt
CulinAerie Owner Donate

CulinAerie is the foremost recreational cooking school in the nation's capital.  Located in the heart of downtown Washington DC, CulinAerie offers cooking instruction to enthusiasts of all skill levels, whether you wish to learn basic techniques or more intensive culinary skills.  Our beautiful state-of-the-art kitchens are equipped for the optimal experience in cooking and learning, with sleek commercial equipment and flat-screen televisions for ease of viewing.

Our instructors have on average 15 years of experience in their respective fields, and each brings a unique vision and talent to his or her area of expertise.  Whether you want a participation class in Indian breadmaking, a couples' cooking night out making tapas or Thai food, a knife skills lesson, or our consistently sold-out 12-week Masters series, CulinAerie has something for you.

For a unique corporate outing with an equal blend of competition and camaraderie, CulinAerie offers amateur iron chef competitions, team-bonding and team-building events.  For our individual clients we will customize a birthday party, bridal shower, holiday event or any other occasion in which culinary instruction, good food, and wine are a unique and memorable way to spend time with friends and family.


gift certificates for cooking class

Need a gift for that special person or occasion? Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount.

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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020
French Macaron Workshop
(12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Monday, Apr 06, 2020
Beginner's Series: Session 3
(6:30 pm to 9:30 pm)

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020
The Master Series: Session 5 - Potatoes & Root Vegetables
(6:30 pm to 9:30 pm)


For details, please call us at (202) 587-5674