Hot Stove Society

A Cooking School inside Hotel Ändra

Welcome to Hot Stove Society, a year-round Seattle cooking school operated by Tom Douglas Restaurants, located on the second floor of Hotel Ändra. The goal is to offer ‘events’ that range widely from light-hearted and sociable to skill-building and challenging. Whether you’re seeking something fun and boozy, you’re aspiring to “cook like a pro,” or a great team building event, you’ll find it here.

Cooking Classes

Embark on a culinary adventure like no other at the Hot Stove Society cooking school, located inside Hotel Ändra. Discover a world of flavors through our year-round public cooking classes, each with its unique focus and theme. Whether you’re eager to brew the perfect cup of coffee or eager to master the art of butchering a whole pig, our classes cater to every culinary curiosity.


Explore diverse culinary topics and techniques, guided by expert instructors who share their culinary wisdom. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your culinary skills and indulge in a delightful learning experience.

Why not stay the night at the hotel when you attend a class? We have arranged a discounted rate for you.


Team Building Events

Elevate your team’s culinary cohesion and host unforgettable private events at Hot Stove Society, situated in the heart of downtown Seattle. Our versatile space is the ideal venue for tailor-made culinary experiences and team-building events that will strengthen bonds and ignite creativity.

Whether you’re planning a private cooking class or a corporate team-building session, Hot Stove Society can accommodate your needs. Our space is flexible, and we can customize the event to suit your specific goals and preferences.

Imagine your team collaborating in our intimate and interactive kitchen setting, crafting delicious dishes together under the guidance of our expert instructors. It’s a unique opportunity to foster teamwork, communication, and camaraderie in a fun and engaging environment.

To learn more about hosting a private event or team-building activity at Hotel Ändra’s Hot Stove Society, reach out to our team today. Let us help you create a memorable and delicious experience for your group

Chef Bridget Charters

Bridget Charters, a well-respected Chef Instructor with 17 years of experience at the Art Institute, is one of many talented instructors at Hot Stove Society. Bridget’s passion for Italian food has led her to extensive work abroad. She is also culinary producer for the Aspen, New York, and Miami Food & Wine Festivals.

Tom Douglas Restaurants

Tom Douglas Restaurants is a Seattle group of diverse and successful restaurants and businesses employing over 700 people. From a bustling pizzeria to an intimate fine dining experience; a neighborhood BBQ joint to a grand scale catering operation, this company has done it all under the guiding light of their mission statement, “Deliciousness served with graciousness”.