Scottsdale’s Premier Gourmet Store, Cooking School And Market Café

Knowing how to cook is more than just surviving. It is a means to making us whole, healthy and happy. As we emerge from our time of quarantine, now more than ever we can embrace all that cooking is and learn to prepare delicious foods. Cooking is easy and fun when you understand the fundamentals.
We hope you will journey through our classes and enrich your life with the knowledge of how to cook foods you love.

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As events are unfolding, we want to share our upcoming plans with you as follows:


In the Store:


Store hours: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Saturday.

Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School is in compliance with governmental guidelines regarding COVID-19 including: Safe distancing and required wearing of masks, strict sanitation practices and use of gloves in classes.

Cooking School:

Cooking classes now offer hands-on, demonstration or virtual experience. Enroll now on-line or by phone. 480-596-5628.
Classes are listed by month with descriptions, dates, times and format. Enroll now on-line or by phone, 480-596-5628.

Sweet Basil Café:


Visit us to enjoy the best and freshest food anywhere.

Tables for inside and outside seating are correctly distanced. Customers are required to wear masks except when seated at a table. Service is provided table-side, through take-out orders (curb-side delivery available) 480-596-5628, Postmates, Grub Hub, Uber Eats or EzCater. Café
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
10749 N. Scottsdale Rd. #101 Scottsdale AZ NE corner of Scottsdale and Shea.
Take a break from the Covid and enjoy a totally safe, fun and delicious culinary experience!
In the current changing environment, we have to be safe with everything we do. Keeping safety our number one priority allows us the freedom to participate when socially distanced. Sweet Basil Cooking School has taken every precaution to have classes conducted safely. Here’s what we’re doing:
1. All participants, instructors, assistants and staff are required to bring and wear masks while in the school, store and café.

2. Students must wear gloves at all times while in class. We provide the gloves.

3. Before and after each class the kitchen is sanitized completely.

4. Each team of two is distanced 6 feet apart; each team is 6 feet from the next team.

5. Class size has been reduced to 10 people which allows correct distancing with the size kitchen we have.

6. We use My Shield Protective Disinfecting Service – The electrostatic spray sanitizer kills bacteria and germs for 28 days from application. The patented solution creates a lasting antimicrobial shield which coats the surface it is sprayed on. The positively charged droplets attract negatively charged viruses and bacteria, working much like a magnet. The disinfectant pierces the cell membranes of germs and destroys the microbes on contact. This nanotechnology allows the My Shield disinfectant to kill microbes that traditional disinfectants cannot.

Working with food, cooking and discovering how to expertly create new flavors can be one of the most pleasurable pursuits when combined in a fun learning environment. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to safely work with food under the guidance of experienced and professionally trained chef/instructors.


Sweet Basil

Features everything you need for cooking and entertaining – cookware, dinnerware, bake ware, bar ware, linens, gadget, and more!

Sweet Basil
Cooking School

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an extensive variety of classes, taught by experienced Chefs with a talent for teaching!

Sweet Basil
Market Cafe

The Sweet Basil Market Café is open for lunch from Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed. Dine in or take out, our friendly staff is ready to serve you!

A Little More About Us…

Since we opened our Gourmetware store & Cooking School in 1993 our goal at Sweet Basil has been to provide under one roof a resource for entertaining supplies, cooking tools & recreational cooking classes. (In 2013 our master plan was completed when the Market Café opened for lunch.) We hope you’ll stop by often for all your holiday entertaining needs, fun, educational & relaxing cooking classes & lunch in our relaxed & comfortable Café that specializes in made-from-scratch sandwiches, salads, & specialty soups-of-the-day & desserts.

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