With seven locations in Texas—including Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Dallas—The Central Market Cooking School focuses on building up the basic techniques that are the foundation of every good cook. Experienced culinary professionals teach first-time cooks the essentials, like crucial knife skills, that save so much time in the kitchen. There are also lessons on how to build a menu of dishes that actually complement each other. More specialized classes for the more confident cook include pasta making (from scratch), inventive ideas for meatless meals, or, for fish lovers—a Hawaiian seafood module (learn how to select, fillet, and cook the perfect piece of fresh fish). Central Market can accommodate groups big and small and also offer parent and child classes.