“I can’t say enough positive things about the Cooking School class I attended!”

Jan O.

Cooking School

Our Cooking School has been teaching home cooks everything from pizza making to the creation of elegant holiday buffets for 40 years. We have a reputation for intimate, informal classes on a wide range of topics taught by local chefs and other esteemed experts. It’s easy to register online.

Our winter session is now online. Classes begin in mid-January. Want a gift certificate for a Cooking School experience? They're available by clicking here . The fee for most classes is either $50 or $60.

Space is limited, and registrations are not held until payment is processed. If you have a Cooking School gift certificate, please enter the gift code after you add the class to your cart. If you are using an Orange Tree Imports gift card (plastic swipe card), please call us at 608-255-8211 to process your reservation. We regret that our kitchen is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. Students must be 18 years or older.

Upcoming Events

Best of Madison Nominations
February 1-29

We'd appreciate your nomination under Best Gift Shop/Specialty Store in the Best of Madison poll. Just click on this link to vote as often as once a month during February. And don't forget to show your other favorite local businesses some love while you're at it!

Our Annual Lemon Sale
February 16-25
Our popular mid-winter clearance sale returns on February 16! This year we'll have a special giveaway with any purchase of $10 or more - in addition to bargains from throughout the store.

First Friday on Monroe Street
March 1 from 5:00-7:00

Stop in for some refreshments and a chance to spin the wheel with every purchase of $10 or more. Every spin wins! We also have a charity partner every month, and they receive 20% of our sales from 5:00-7:00 during First Friday on Monroe Street. This month we've chosen Bikes for Kids Wisconsin , a local organization that has given away over 10,000 bicycles to date.

Girl Scout Cookie Booth
Saturday, March 9 11:00-2:00

We're happy to welcome Madison Troop 8606 (Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) to our store to sell cookies to support the Girls Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland council. We hope you'll stop by to get some!

Kitchen Knife Sharpening

We invite you to bring in your kitchen knives, any brand - no serrated blades, please - for Keith to sharpen. Just $5.00 each. (You can drop your knives off any time, and they will be ready in just a few days.)