Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School opened in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993. The store’s focus is on all the tools and merchandise needed for cooking, entertaining and gift giving from aprons to zesters. The Cooking School averages 10 hands-on cooking classes a week such as the popular Gourmet Couples class on Fridays evenings and a demonstration Lunch & Learn class from Noon-1PM every Friday afternoon. Sweet Basil also is available for private parties and team-building events. Owner Martie Sullivan recently opened the 42-seat Sweet Basil Market Cafe within the store and an outdoor patio.