Final-No-URLLearn at Art of the Pie Workshops & Pie Camp Retreats


WORKSHOPS: 20140517_pie_camp_may_2014_1965Art of the Pie is taught by award-winning pie maker and master teacher Kate McDermott. Workshops are 4 to 5 hours in length. Included in each hands-on workshop are all ingredients, recipes, yummy snack and more. You will learn the lifetime skill of how to make the Art of the Pie Crust, seasonal fruit filling, pie lore plus so much more! Each student will finish class with a freshly baked pie just out of the oven or ready to bake at home. 
Art of the Pie Workshops are held at Pie Cottage in Port Angeles, WA and by special arrangement around the world and wherever there are pie makers. Click here to read the Fine Print.

Pie Cottage, the Home of Kate McDermott's Art of the Pie

Pie Cottage, Home of Art of the Pie

What to bring to your workshop:

  • A Favorite Apron
  • An 8”- 9” Pyrex, Metal or Ceramic Pie Pan
    (Please no disposable aluminum or really deep 10 – 12” pie pans.)
  • A Box or Basket to take your just baked pie home.
  • And, a Smile…That’s the Most Important Thing!

Due to the unique preparations entailed for workshops, classes and demonstrations, there are no refunds or exchanges for any reason. That time is booked and reserved for you and I cannot recoup lost time or ingredients prepared for your workshop. 

“I have made so many pies since participating in your workshop at the pie cottage. You gave me the confidence to make pies for all my friends and family.” — Carolyn Holmes, St George, Utah

Workshops 2015 Update

In order to concentrate on baking up my very first book to be published in the Fall of 2016 by The Countryman Press, all workshops are now full through the remainder of 2015. Contact Kate if would like information on scheduling a workshop or private pie camp retreat in 2016.


 Pie Camp Retreats

The ultimate pie and pastry experience on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.
The next Pie Camp Retreat (Whidbey Island, WA) will be May 2016.

Art of the Pie Camp

Photo of participants at a recent Art of the Pie Camp Retreat Workshop

Pie Camp attracts pie lovers from all over the country who enjoy getting their hands in dough, baking pies and sharing laughter, stories, and recipes. Whether you are an expert or a beginning pie maker, this 5-day culinary retreat meets all levels of experience. Kate shares with you her skill, secrets, recipes, and deep love of pie making. Pie Camp is full of butter, flour, lard and Love! View a sample schedule here.

  • Art of the Pie Camp 5 Days/4 Nights Lodging at The Quintessa, a beautiful estate on the south end of Whidbey Island (shared accommodations)
  • Breakfasts, most Lunches, and all Catered Dinners
  • Baking & Demonstration Sessions, Equipment, Supplies and Tools
  • Free time to explore the beautiful seaside village of Langley, WA
  • Optional beach walks
  • Yours to keep? Recipes, pie pan, rolling pin, Art of the Pie Apron, new friends and wonderful memories.

“I always thought I was a pretty awesome pie baker, but pie camp really kicked up my game.”
—Frederic M., 2014 Pie Camper

“What I really discovered is that Pie Camp is so much more than pie. It’s what pie represents: various and different ingredients, that when carefully put together, becomes something sweet, warm, and beautiful. We came together from different areas and different backgrounds, and under the careful, warm guidance of Kate, Duncan, and Robin, were blended to create something sweet and beautiful.”
—Mark F. 2015 Pie Camper

Bake with me at
Upper Crust: A Sophisticated Pie and Cookie Camp

Featuring Kate McDermott and Mindy Segal
October 9-12, 2015
The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT