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, Pie School is here to make it all better. Our mission is to bust dessert cliches by teaching you how to make the best homemade pie you’ve ever had. Our other mission is to have a lot of fun, which should be easy as—well, you know.

Pie School usually meets on Mondays from 5-8 pm in High 5 Pie’s beautiful Capitol Hill kitchen. This summer, Kate will teach for the LongHouse Food Scholars Program in upstate New York. The last Pie School in Seattle until fall 2014 is June 23. Reserve your spot by clicking one of the registration links below.

To register

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

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, somewhere in between, 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.