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. Sanitizer is available in all areas of the kitchen for use before, during and after class.

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!

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.

Here Are Some Things That We Can Do For You!

  • Complimentary gift-wrap for any purchase of $25.00 or more.
  • Remember, we can ship your gifts (UPS) anywhere in the United States.
  • If you haven’t tried our rich and flavorful Gaviña Coffees, you should! Sweet Basil Coffee Club is for the person who values a great coffee to drink every day. Rich, medium bodied regular and flavored coffees available. When you purchase your coffee with us we invite you to join our coffee club. We keep track and when you purchase 10 pounds of coffee, the next one is free! Stop in to sample and see why hundreds of our customers rave about our coffee and stop in to purchase it year after year!
  • Sweet Basil Gift Certificates make wonderful gifts for any special occasion. You can make them for any amount; the recipient can use them in the school, or store. To purchase here, go to the top of our site and follow the prompts to get it on its way to your recipient.
  • Our colorful Gift Baskets are great for gift giving! They combine convenience and thoughtfulness for anyone – out of town relatives and friends, business associates & colleagues, corporate gift giving – anyone who would enjoy a selection of “gifts within a gift!” They can be custom-made from just about anything in the store – including our bountiful selection of gourmet foods – or order from our pre-made selection. Gift Certificates are available in any amount online, in the store or by phone. They are good for cooking classes and store merchandise.
  • Need Knives sharpened? Drop them off for a couple of days, we’ll get them sharp and ready to go again.
  • Want to host a private cooking class? We can accommodate 10 people for hands-on classes. Go to the top of this page to get the details.

Check Out Some of Our New Items

We love Robin Williams’ belief that “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party’! We hope you’ll join us for some great new cooking classes. And be sure to check out our new Essence of Cooking ~ Intermediate which begins on April 14th. And do join us for lunch at the Market Café and try our new menu. (We’ve added a Chopped Cobb Salad which we’re told is awesome!) And you’ll find some great additions to our Gourmet Store like the Chirpy Top, Instant Pot tools and Heritage Steel cookware described below. And as for “Let’s Party”: We’d love to host your private party in our Cooking School kitchen.



The ChirpyTop™ wine pourer from GurglePot is amazing. This little bird chirps while you serve your favorite wine. Made from stainless steel and silicone, this wine pourer features hidden whistles that create the cute chirp. Plus, it is designed for a drip free pour, so your table stays tidy. Hand wash recommended.



There are a lot of different kinds of cookware out there. Heritage Steel from Hammer Stahl is different. They use a titanium-stabilized

316Ti cooking surface that is 20 times more resistant to corrosion than type 304 steel, creating the most non-reactive and durable cooking surface available. And they use 3 layers of aluminum to ensure even heating and type 304 steel for improved corrosion resistance and luster on the exterior and 400 steel as an interior layer for better induction. Most other manufacturers use a stick handle that is often uncomfortable or imbalanced in your hand. They created a custom hollow handle constructed from five separate machined parts that both fits comfortably in your hand and stays cool while on the stove top.



Sweet Basil is your Instant Pot tool headquarters!

1. Silicone Roasting Rack
2. Metal Roasting Rack
3. Silicone Steamer Basket
4. Cook/Bake Pan with lid & divider
5. Large & Small Mesh Steamer Baskets

Market Café

Our Market Café is open for lunch Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: Closed. We have seating in our Café, in the store & on the patio. We take reservations, welcome group parties, & Take Out (Call us at 480-596-5628.)

Need your lunch delivered to your office or home?

Call EZ CATER at 1-800-488-1803 or go online. Click the EZCater logo for more details.





Sweet Basil Cooking School, like the store, started out small in 1993.

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As soon as Martie Sullivan moved Sweet Basil to a larger space she fulfilled another dream

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For many years our HOLIDAY COOKIES classes have sold out.

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We’ve helped host some wonderful parties over the years.

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As soon as Martie Sullivan moved Sweet Basil to a larger space she fulfilled another dream

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You can learn to cook in 12 evenings!

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