Sticky Fingers Founder Doron Petersan’s Vegan Baking Class

People flock to Washington, D.C., for myriad reasons. Unrivaled museums line the streets, world-renowned cherry blossoms flourish each spring, and cultural history brims on every corner. But none of these attractions would be complete without an incredible food scene, and the district has a little bit of everything.

Washington, D.C., has been home to our Sticky Fingers Diner for the past twenty-two years. When you walk into our bakery, the decadent smell of sugar greets you in the air, and the tantalizing array of our signature plant-based treats glow with sweet, sugary promise. 

If you’ve wondered how to recreate our famous vegan baked goods at home, you’re in luck. Later this month, our founder (and two-time winner of Cupcake Wars), Doron Petersan, is teaching a vegan baking and cooking class at a famed district locale.

Doron with the staff of Sticky Fingers Diner in DC

Doron will share her master baking skills on Sunday, October 23, 2022, in a class at the Hill Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. With the deposit of $100, you will learn how to make an autumn-inspired take on our famous Cowvin cookie—an oatmeal cookie sandwich with maple-flavored frosting—and simple tofu and veggie bites. 

This class is an excellent activity for families, couples, or anyone ready to get into plant-based cooking and baking. While Sticky Fingers Bakery ships sweets nationwide, Sticky Fingers Diner is the only place to get our plant-based meals. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn how to recreate our savory specials in your home and beyond.

Sunday’s class will not be Doron’s first time teaching at Hill Center, a coalition-built campus for civic engagement and cultural enrichment built at the Old Naval Hospital. Last year, she included her chocolate chip cookie recipe in Hill Center’s 10th Anniversary Cookbook, “A Taste of Hill Center: Recipes From Our Community Table.”  

The Old Naval Hospital that Hill Center operates from was commissioned in 1864 by Abraham Lincoln and now serves as a community-based center offering classes, events, “lifelong learning,” and more. Doron’s vegan cooking course fits right into Hill’s Center’s mission to connect the community and engage people’s natural curiosity and hunger for new things.

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In the spirit of lifelong learning, you don’t need to have any baking or cooking experience for this class. The only thing required for attendees is proof of COVID–19 vaccination, so ensure access to a vaccination certificate with a name that matches your driver’s license.

We've made signing up easy if you’re ready to learn the ins and outs of Doron’s famous vegan culinary expertise. All you have to do is register here. Don’t wait too long; there’s limited availability left! If you have more questions, call 1–202–549–4172 for further assistance.

If you’re not local to DC or can’t make the class, you can always get Doron’s baking advice in another form. Her cookbook, Sticky Fingers Vegan Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes, is available to order right here on our website.

If you can make the class, make sure to tag us on Instagram at @eatstickyfingers, where we’ll share your posts. We can’t wait to see you there!