Learn at Art of the Pie ® Workshops & Pie Camp Retreats
WORKSHOPS: Art 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.
2016 Winter/Spring Workshops and Pie Cottage Retreats
Saturday Jan 23 Noon Art of the Pie Workshop, Port Angeles, WA $250
NEW! Friday Feb 5 through Sunday Feb 7 2+ Day Pie Cottage Retreat, Port Angeles, WA $500
Join me at Pie Cottage in Port Angeles, WA for a sweet weekend retreat. First we’ll gather on Friday evening for a cup of homemade chai and a slice of pie at my cozy cottage. On Saturday, we’ll go to the local farmers market or farm store and return to make our lunch together. In the afternoon, you’ll make a pie, and while it’s baking, you can cozy up around my wood stove with a mug of tea, a book, your knitting, or take a walk if you choose. Finally on Sunday morning we’ll gather for breakfast at Pie Cottage, and there will be a few just baked sweet treats for you to enjoy on your journey home.
Accommodations: On your own in Port Angeles.
Meals included are: Friday Dessert, Saturday Lunch, Sunday Breakfast.
Saturday Feb 27 Noon Art of the Pie Workshop, Danville, CA $300
Sunday Feb 28 10AM Art of the Pie Workshop Danville CA $300
Saturday March 12 Noon Art of the Pie Workshop, Port Angeles, WA $250
Saturday April 8 Noon Art of the Pie Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA $300
Sunday April 9 Noon Art of the Pie Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA $300
Day workshops at Pie Cottage in Port Angeles are $250 per person.
Travel workshops in other cities are $300 per person.
Pie Cottage Retreat in Port Angeles is $500 per person.
In the planning stages for possible 2016 workshops in NYC, DC, and Chicago.
Please contact me if would like information on scheduling a workshop or Pie Cottage Retreat of your own in 2016!
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!
*ART OF THE PIE® WORKSHOP FINE PRINT
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
Read more testimonials from participants here.
Pie Camp May 18-22, 2016
The ultimate pie and pastry experience on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.
11/29/15 Update: Pie Camp is Full
Email Kate to be placed on waiting list.
$1695 Early Bird Registration through Dec 31, 2015
$1895 Registration after Dec 31, 2015
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.
- 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 or Whidbey Island
- Optional beach walks
- Yours to keep? Recipes, pie pan, rolling pin, Art of the Pie Apron, new friends and wonderful memories.
More information here.
“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
Read more testimonials from participants here.