Does your spice cabinet bring you joy? Are you “over seasoning” to get the most flavor into your food? Has that nutmeg you promised to bake with last year gone untouched?

If this is you, it sounds like you need a pantry refresh! Join Your Favorite Lunch Lady as you explore the fragrant and delicious world of organically grown, single-origin spices.


Let’s Get Started! Your Favorite Lunch Lady with guide you through 12 of the most common spices found in the pantry. You will smell, taste, and visually experience each spice and learn of their traceable origins. Discover the difference between fair trade and equitably sourced and how grocery store spices just do not compare. Feel free to bring your own spices for a side-by-side comparison.

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From Grind to Garnish. Now that you have embraced new ways to flavor your food, let Your Favorite Lunch Lady up the ante with technics, tips and tools to get the most from your spices. This class offers hands on opportunities to experience the versatility of each spice when a different technique is applied. Each participant will receive the From Grind to Garnish Techniques Book.

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Blends! Blends! Blends! Where would we be without the co-mingling of spices to create an unforgettable mix that will elevate your plate? Domestic and ethnic blends can transport you to a place and time without traveling. This class is an opportunity to explore familiar and not so familiar blends to excite your palate and effortlessly diversify your cooking.

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The Capstone! DIY your own spice blends using some of your favorite spices, and some that may be new to you. Using the Spice Wheel, create a one of a kind, made-by-you blend. Or use recipes provided to recreate blends that you already love. Everyone will leave with three, make and take spice blends and the knowledge and confidence to spice with reckless abandon!

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Q: Do I need to have any prior experience or knowledge of spices to attend Spice School?

A: No, Spice School is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about spices, from beginners to experienced home cooks.

Q: Are the spices organic and ethically sourced?

A: Yes, all of the spices used in Spice School are organically grown and equitably sourced.

Q: Are the spices vegan and gluten-free?

A: Yes, all of the spices used in Spice School are vegan and gluten-free.

Q: Are the spices free of allergens?

A: The spices are processed in a facility that does not handle corn, peanuts or tree nuts, but the facility does process soy and sesame. The machinery is cleaned regularly between spices, but the spices are not regularly checked for allergens, so it cannot be guaranteed that the spices are allergen-free.

Q: Do I need to bring my own spices?

A: No, all of the spices used in Spice School will be provided for you to use during the class.

Q: Can I buy the spices used in the class?

A: Yes, you can purchase the spices used in Spice School from The Progressive Pantry.

Q: How many levels are there in Spice School?

A: Spice School offers four levels of introduction, ranging from beginner to advanced.

Q: How do I sign up for Spice School?

A: You can sign up for Spice School here by checking their schedule for upcoming classes and booking your spot online.

Q: Is there a minimum age requirement for attending Spice School?

A: Yes, the minimum age requirement for attending Spice School is 18 years old.