Welcome to Pie School


A piece of homemade cake is easy, but a slice of pie? Not so much.

If you’ve ever been at a loss for pastry, nervous about filling, confused by pie lore, or annoyed by fussy recipes, Kate Lebo’s Pie School is here to make it all better. 

Kate’s mission is to teach you how to make the best pie ever, and to invite you, through pie-making, to use your senses, trust yourself, and make what you can with what you have. Her other mission is to have a lot of fun, which should be easy as—well, you know.

Pie School is now a cookbook!

Sasquatch Books will release Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter on Sept 30, 2014. Kate will take Pie School all over the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest this fall. 

You can register for Seattle classes at this page. To see classes and demos in Des Moines, Minneapolis, Missoula, and Portland, visit Kate’s author website.

Dates and Location

Fall quarter, Pie School will be held in the Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen on Wednesday, October 22 from 6 - 9 pm and Sunday, November 23 from 12 - 3 pm.

To register

Tuition covers all ingredients and supplies. You’ll leave class with a pie you baked yourself, plus a copy of Kate’s first book, A Commonplace Book of Piea collection of poems, ephemera, and recipes from class.

Click a link below to register. Kate will be in touch to schedule your class date.

One student: $115

Two students: $185

Three students: $290

Four students: $380

For more than four students, please contact Kate first at kate@pie-school.com,

Private Pie School

Kate also hosts Pie Schools in private homes and venues. Class must have at least three students. 

To book a private Pie School session in Seattle, Portland, or elsewhere, contact kate@pie-school.com. She’ll be in touch to arrange a place, date, and time that suits the group.

Gift Certificates

To give the gift of Pie School to your favorite pastry fan, click one of the registration links above and register with payment. When Kate e-mails to confirm, let her know this is a gift certificate.


We’re unable to give refunds except in the event that Kate has to cancel a class.