Baking School: Essential Breads with Chef Cleo

Baking School: Essential Breads with Chef Cleo

Presented by The Trustees

Learn the ins and outs of baking with Chef Cleo Bell at The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market! In this lively, hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn the essential science and techniques to creating everyone’s favorite baked goods. Each class includes two different types of bread to help leaven your baking expertise! 

Attendees will also enjoy a wine tasting of three local wines from the Massachusetts Wine Shop as they knead, mix, taste, and bake each scrumptious recipe.  

Baking School is scheduled for Sundays from 1:00-3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Each class includes two different types of bread, to help expand your baking expertise!


  • Sunday, June 30: Focaccia Pomodoro & Rosemary Olive Loaf

  • Sunday October 6: Rye Bread & Challah Bread

  • Sunday October 13: Rye Bread & Challah Bread

  • Sunday November 10: Sourdough Bread & Whole Wheat

  • Sunday November 17: Sourdough Bread & Whole Wheat

  • Sunday December 8 (Deluxe Holiday Breads) Cardamom Bulle & Orange Chocolate Babka

  • Sunday December 22 (Deluxe Holiday Breads) Cardamom Bulle & Orange Chocolate Babka

About Baking School

Our hands-on baking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:

  • During each class, you will learn 2 recipes and work with between 2 and 4 other students to create each one.

  • Classes are usually between 2 and 2.5 hours long, unless otherwise noted.

  • Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.

  • We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.

Tickets: $52 for Trustees member and $65 for Non-Trustees Members. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.

About Chef Cleo Bell

Cleo Bell is the Educaton and Operations Manager at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market.  Cleo has a degree in Anthropology from McGill University and she has been cooking professionally for almost ten years in Washington, D.C., Maine, and Massachusetts. She gets her inspiration for new menus from the farmers and artisans at the Boston Public Market and she is passionate about teaching people how to cook using local ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables.  She believes that in learning how to cook, we also learn how to better care for our bodies, our friends and families, and the environment.  

About The Trustees and The KITCHEN

As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.

The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region.  Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system. 

Join the Trustees and recieve discounts on KITCHEN events. Join here. 

Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. The KITCHEN reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.

Please note that the BPM Garage at 7 Sudbury St will be closed from September 29th, 2019 to October 19th, 2019, so on-site parking is unavailable during those periods. We apologize for the inconvenience. The nearest parking garage is the Government Center Garage: