Two-Hour Pie-Making Class

A la Mode Pies • Seattle, WA

Select Dates from July through December

What you get

  • Two-Hour Pie-Making Class Led by Owner Chris Porter
  • Tastings from A la Mode Pies, Espresso from Caffè Umbria, and Ice Cream from Bluebird Microcreamery

For Chris Porter, owner of A la Mode Pies in Phinney Ridge, few things are as satisfying as a wedge of pie, whether lattice-topped or crumble-bottomed. And if you share Porter's love, this offer will surely be a slice of happiness.

$90 ($125 value) for a two-hour pie-making class

  • Each class runs from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Tastings from A la Mode's bakery case, espresso from Caffè Umbria, and ice cream from Bluebird Microcreamery

The Pie Guy


Chris Porter has always loved pie. He fondly remembers afternoons baking in his mother’s kitchen covered in flour. Several years ago, Porter left his gig as a television news reporter and moved home to Seattle to pursue his dream of opening a neighborhood pie shop. In 2009, he started A la Mode Pies as an online pie-delivery business, working out of the small kitchen at Knee High Stocking Company in Capitol Hill. In October of 2011, Porter moved into his brick-and-mortar location on Phinney Avenue, across from the Woodland Park Zoo. He now serves ten to twelve pie varieties, depending on the day—using mostly local, organic ingredients—along with espresso and ice cream.


Starting with just a little flour, butter, sugar, and salt, Porter will demonstrate how to make the perfect flaky crust, then spotlight how to prepare two to three of the season's best pie varieties (think Sour Cherry, Spiced Apple, Marionberry and Summer Peach). At the end of the class, you'll be able to take your homemade pie home to enjoy with friends and family, along with a pint of Bluebird Ice Cream. Not only is each class limited to ten people, allowing for concentrated instruction, but Porter will also spend some time fielding questions, dispensing kitchen tips, and sharing recipes.

Fine print

REFUND POLICY: This event is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation, your voucher will be fully refunded • Each voucher is good for 1 person • The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates • Purchaser may change the name of the individual retrieving tickets up to 24 hours in advance of event via the LivingSocial website event details section; no name-changes or alternate pick-ups permitted without notice at venue • Entire value must be used in a single visit