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David S. Cargo's Baking and Oven-Building Classes

Latest news

Baking classes for 2014 now listed in the schedule.


Baking Classes Locations and Registration Information

Note that most of these are locations of past classes, not upcoming classes (due to mostly oven-building classes being scheduled for now).

Columbia Heights High School

Community Ed., Columbia Heights School District (CHHS), 1440 49th NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421; register on-line, by phone (763-528-4517), or in person. (Note that I have not been invited to teach here for years, so this is only included for historical purposes.)

Borner Farm Project

Borner Farm Project, 1266 Walnut St., Prescott, WI 54021 or 618 Pearl St., Prescott, WI 54021, depending on the class. For all register on-line. You can also contact them via e-mail at

Lakewinds Co-op

Lakewinds Classroom, 17515 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345. (I have been told that Lakewinds no longer has a classroom, so I don’t anticipate any more classes with them.)

Linden Hills Co-op

Linden Hills Co-op, 3815 Sunnyside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55410; register at customer service or call 612-922-1159.

Mississippi Market

Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102; register on-line, at the West 7th or Selby customer service or call 651-310-9499 or 651-690-0507.

Seward Co-op

Seward Co-op, 2823 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406; 612-338-2465; register at customer service.

Wedge Community Co-op

Wedge Community Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405; register at customer service or call 612-871-3993 and sign up using a credit card. Classes are now held at the Wedge Table, located at 2412 Nicollet Ave S.

White Bear Center for the Arts

White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, 651-407-0597; register on-line.

Oven-Building Classes Locations and Registration Information

See my Portable Ovens Classes page for details about that subject.

New Locations

If you are interested in hosting any of the baking classes or the oven building class, contact me and we can see what we can negotiate.

Baking Classes

There are two baking classes that can be held in simple classrooms or conference rooms, Advice for the Loaf-Lorn and Bread in a Bag.

The other baking classes require a kitchen classroom (such as at several of the local co-ops), a “home ec” classroom (such as Columbia Heights High School), or separate kitchen and classroom that are proximate.

The demonstration plus tasting classes have comparatively low facilities requirements.

The limited hands-on classes need more counter space; class size would be limited by the available counter space.

The hands-on classes need both counter space and oven space; class size would be limited by the most scarce resource.

Oven Builidng

The oven-building classes can only be held in locations with the right materials and facilities.

If you are interested in hosting an oven-building class, check the class requirements.

I am looking for additional locations in the Twin Cities metro area to host my oven-building class. (Silverwood Park is no longer interested in hosting my class there, but Gale Woods Farm Park had its first class on Sept. 8, 2012, and will apparently be hosting further classes.)

Since I usually take a carload of materials to my oven-building classes, the classes usually need to be within practical driving time (2 hours) of the Twin Cities.

I will consider more remote locations, but I would need to expand the list of materials to be provided by the hosting site to include most of what I normally take with me to the class sites now.

If you are sure you can provide the materials and a mostly full class (10 people), and compensate me for my travel, contact me and we can discuss possible class dates.

(I would love to take my class on the road, but the logistics of that are difficult.)

Additional Class Locations

I can teach my baking classes wherever there is a reasonable kitchen and enough seating space.

If the class format is limited hands-on, then plenty of counter space is required.

I’m open to invitations to teach wherever there may be a sufficient number of students.