Great news! We are restarting our Community Classes. Because it still doesn’t feel safe yet to meet in person, we will be kicking off this winter with a small, but exciting selection of online zoom cooking classes. And better yet, they are free! We will send you a shopping list prior to each class and then meet you online to share, learn and connect!
Our Community Classes program has a long and exciting history; we’ve had a plethora of learning partners over the years, the Free School, GRUB, the Fertile Ground, and more. Many of our classes focus on basic kitchen skills, often paired with a solid education in a particular kind of food: hearty greens, fermented foods, international delicacies, pies, etc. We also feature classes on gardening, personal health, sustainable living, and social justice. Classes are geared towards beginners, with no assumption of prior knowledge, often packed with specific projects appealing to those with more experience.
At the heart of all of our programming is the spirit of generosity. Our classes are led by Olympia Food Co-op working members , staff and community members, who want to share their excitement and knowledge with you. Consider sharing your expertise with your community through Co-op Community Classes. Our classrooms are a place to experiment, to explore, and to try something new in a supportive environment.
Interested in Teaching a Class? Partnering with Co-op Community Classes?
Frequently Asked Questions
- I can’t make it to the class I registered for. Can I transfer my registration to another class?
No, your registration is not transferable from one class to another. You may send a friend in your place to the class. If you, or your stand-in, are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to make your spot available to another interested community member.
- How do I cancel my registration?
Within the confirmation email for the class you registered for, there is a link to cancel your registration. Click on the link and then click “OK” to confirm that you want to cancel your registration. If you deleted your confirmation email, you may cancel your registration by emailing or in person at either Olympia Food Co-op location. Any staff member at the customer service desk will assist you.
- I love the Co-op Community Classes program. How can I donate more?
If you have felt moved by your Co-op classes experience and would like to donate more to the Olympia Food Co-op Community Classes Program, you can do so in the store at the registers, or in person at any Olympia Food Co-op class. Your money goes directly to the Co-op Community Classes program so that we may continue to offer the best possible classes on topics that interest you most.
- I have specific questions about the content of a class. How can I find out more and get my questions answered?
Our registration page often features links to more information about teachers, including email contacts and websites. Feel free to communicate with teachers directly if contact information is available, or you can always email
- How do I find the online class?The confirmation email for your class registration includes a link under View The Event or View Event Details. More information about class locations can also be found under each class listing on our registration page.
- I have a different question, one you haven’t answered here.
Contact us at this email We’d love to hear from you!