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Cooking Classes


Savory Summer Plate Savory Summer Plate
September 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Uptown Grocery Co | Edmond
Pumpkin Spice So Nice! Pumpkin Spice So Nice!
September 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Uptown Grocery Co | The Village
Flavors of Mexico Flavors of Mexico
October 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Uptown Grocery Co | Edmond
Smells Like Cupcakes Smells Like Cupcakes
November 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Uptown Grocery Co | The Village
Partytizers Partytizers
December 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM
Uptown Grocery Co | Edmond
Uptown The Village Cooking Class Package Uptown The Village Cooking Class Package
July 15, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Uptown Grocery Co | The Village

Jenn Sturdy

Store: Uptown Grocery - Village  
Role: Bean & Berry Manager


Jenn Sturdy is a Kinesiology major from the University of Central Oklahoma and has almost a decade of experience in the Coffee Industry. Her background in nutrition also adds in helping each customer find the exact blend of juices that will be most beneficial to each customers health or their personal preference. Jenn loves connecting with people, learning their stories and has a passion for education, especially the education of children. She is thrilled to be teaching Uptown's Cooking Classes and can’t wait to share her knowledge and experiences with you!

Penny Patitas

Store: Uptown Grocery - Village  
Role: Sushi Chef


Chef Penny has been twirling chopsticks and expertly rolling sushi since she was in diapers – okay, not really – but she has been a Sushi chef for TWENTY years. Her love for Asian cooking began in her mother’s kitchen learning to make Thai Curry & Pad Thai! She has been in the Buy For Less family since 2009! She is the proud mom of two children! She has a passion for educating others and is excited to meet you for one of her classes.

Roxy Flores

Store: Uptown Grocery - Village  
Role: Deli Manager


Roxy Flores, Uptown Grocery's Deli Manager, has been working with Buy For Less Corporation since 2010. She ahs expanded her culinary knowledge throughout the years & has been working with food since she was 15 years old. Her passion is definitely food! She loves being able to create signature dishes, all while encouraging and leading a team of awesome and unique people. Roxy loves that "this company has given me the opportunity to grow as a leader, and continue expanding my knowledge."

Steffon Lewis

Store: Uptown Grocery - Village


A native of Admore, Oklahoma, Chef Steffon L. Lewis found his calling to cuisine while he was watching his grandmother and mother prepare foods in their home kitchens. He was accepted and enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Arts Institute of Platt College in Oklahoma City and embraced his career with passion. Therefore, he obtained his Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Culinary Arts with the emphasis on Hotel and Restaurant Management. Chef Steffon is currently a national and local member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) which is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America with more than 17,500 members in over 150 chapters nationwide. He is also an active participant of the Black Culinary Association (BCA), which empowers people of color across diverse cultures through education, training and mentoring with a mindful approach to food in the culinary industry. He believes the most flavorful cuisine is made simply with the best and highest local quality products. He was selected to be one of the headlining chefs in the Oklahoma City 50th Anniversary Arts Festival. This invitation allowed him to showcase his skills to thousands of people that attended the festival event. Currently, he is the Executive Chef/Assistant Deli Manager for Uptown Grocery (Village location) and he is also entering his 8th year with SMG (the world leader in venue management, marketing and development) who is the facilitator of the culinary food at the Chesapeake Arena for the Oklahoma City Thunder. While serving in these various culinary compacities, Chef Steffon has a profound passion for mentoring young people and his motto is “reach one teach one”. He hopes in the near future to enrich the new generation and inspire many to become America’s Top Chef.

Teia Tims

Store: Uptown Grocery - Edmond  
Role: Bakery Manager


Teia Tims is the Bakery Manager at Uptown Grocery. She has been in the Buy For Less Co. family for 3 years! She began her journey with us as as Cake Decorator. She loves and has a passion for sugar art. She knows that trying new things as you decorate can be challenging but that it's in those challenges that we push the envelope to discover new things about ourselves. She is so excited to share her passion with you!

Wendy Rosales

Store: SuperMercado - SW 29th & May


Wendy Rosales has been in the Buy For Less Family for 3 years! She was born and raised in Texas and moved to Oklahoma when she was just 10 years old. Wendy was raised around the Hispanic & Latino culture and is proud of her heritage. Her passion is to work with children of all ages, teaching them to cook a variety of items from scratch so they can learn different techniques to do at home for their families. Wendy began as a cashier and has grown into an incredible leader in the company.

Wesley Compton

Store: Uptown Grocery - Edmond  
Role: Assistant Store Director


Wesley Compton is the Assistant Store Director at Uptown Grocery Co. in Edmond! Wesley hails from California & has been raised in Oklahoma all his life. Wesley started cooking at a young age by his mother’s side where his love for the culinary arts was born. In 2012, he began his journey at Uptown Grocery Co., where he quickly rose to management. He has his degree in Culinary Arts and has held a wide variety of positions within our company which include Assistant Deli Manager, Wedgery Manager, & Bakery Manager. His favorite dish to prepare is fresh fish using all local, organic ingredients. Wesley has a passion for teaching others how to cook through classes that he developed due to the traditions that were instilled in him. He loves to promote teamwork and positivity and has a passion for culinary arts.

Fair Food Fun Fair Food Fun
September 07, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Smart Saver | Yukon
Fair Food Fun Fair Food Fun
September 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Buy For Less | Portland & NW Expressway
Fair Food Fun Fair Food Fun
September 07, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Buy For Le$$ - Supermercado | SW 29th & May
Here Comes Halloween Here Comes Halloween
October 05, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Buy For Less | Portland & NW Expressway
Here Comes Halloween Here Comes Halloween
October 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Buy For Le$$ - Supermercado | SW 29th & May
You little Turkey's You little Turkey's
November 02, 2019 - 11:30 AM
Uptown Grocery Co | The Village
You little Turkey's You little Turkey's
November 02, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Smart Saver | Yukon
You little Turkey's You little Turkey's
November 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Buy For Less | Portland & NW Expressway
You little Turkey's You little Turkey's
November 02, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Buy For Le$$ - Supermercado | SW 29th & May
The Magic of Christmas The Magic of Christmas
December 07, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Smart Saver | Yukon
The Magic of Christmas The Magic of Christmas
December 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Buy For Less | Portland & NW Expressway
The Magic of Christmas The Magic of Christmas
December 07, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Buy For Le$$ - Supermercado | SW 29th & May

We are so excited to bring you cooking classes for both children and adults!


Kids Classes - Are for ages 5 - 12 years old. We walk students through how to cook and prepare various fun food items! Children must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian (16 years old +) for the duration of the class. Children can NOT be dropped off. The accompanying Parent or Guardian does not have to pay.


Cooking Classes - Are for ages 13 years old and up. Cooking Class students are walked through how to prepare and cook a few dishes from start to finish. We teach every kind of culture and type of food. All minors are required to be accompanied by a paying adult.


Please be sure to include names and ages of ALL participants in your registration in order to help us customize your cooking class experience. 


We offer various classes through the 2019 year at 5 different grocery stores in Oklahoma:


Uptown Grocery - Village

9515 N. May Ave. Okc, OK 73120


Uptown Grocery - Edmond

1230 W. Covell Rd. Edmond, OK 73003


Buy For Less - NW Expressway

3501 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 73112


Smart Saver - Yukon

1201 S Cornwell Dr. Yukon, OK 73099


SuperMercado - South Oklahoma City *Spanish

2701 SW 29th St. Okc, OK 73119


We would love to see you at any or all of them!


View the 2019 Class Schedule Below: