Cooking Classes in California


$69 for $129 Toward Art and Culinary Classes at The Art Institute of California–San Diego

The Art Institute of California - San Diego

The Art Institute of California - San Diego

Classes help you develop skills around your creativity, whether you’re into drawing, cooking, photography, or social media

$129 $69

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Roll Your Own Sushi with a Japanese Chef at Miele Gallery

Sushi Making Class and Dinner

Miele Gallery

Kaz Matsune shows you how to handcraft hand rolls and Rainbow and California maki; your creations are shared during a communal dinner

$99

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$22 for a Cooking Class at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (Up to $49 Value)

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op

Upcoming demonstrations and hands-on sessions cover everything from from soups and cheese to making dim sum from scratch

$49 $22

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$75 for a Three-Hour Cheese-Making Class with Wine at FARMcurious ($125 Value)

FARMcurious

Oakland

Hands-on class to make mozzarella, burrata, and chevre cheese while instructor discusses the art of cheese-making and sampling wine

$125 $75

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Cooking Class for One or Two at Cooking with Chef Jenni (Up to 61% Off)

Cooking with Chef Jenni

G.R.O.W Kitchen

Learn how to make your own pasta, duck confit, pastries, Ethnic Cuisines, and prepare Vegan and Gluten-Free dishes.

$100 $44

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Two Kids' or Teens' Cooking Classes, or One Adult Class for Two or Four at Get Cooking 101 (Up to 63% Off)

Get Cooking 101

Crossings at Corona

Seasoned instructors lead students in BYOB adult cooking classes; kids or teens learn to create a two- to three-course meal

$150 $65

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Sushi-Making Class with Food and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Ninja Hops (Up to 63% Off)

Ninja Hops

Harbor Gateway South

Two-hour sushi-making classes teach the fundamentals of the craft and how to make five rolls per person; pupils also enjoy frosty beer

$100 $49

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1- or 3-Session Hands-On Bread-Baking Course for One or Two at Create with Chef Martin Gilligan (Up to 55% Off)

Create with Chef Martin

Create with Chef Martin

Pastry chef Martin Gilligan teaches students how to knead dough and bake crust loaves, covering styles from focaccia to cinnamon buns

$89 $55

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Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

$99 $35

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$89.99 for a Five-Hour Competition-Level Barbecue Class at Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ, Inc. ($175 Value)

Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ, Inc.

Barbeques Galore

Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

$175 $89.99

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$38 for Wine Class with Tasting and Food Pairings at Sergio's Steak and Seafood ($118 Value)

Sergio's Steak and Seafood

Folsom

Learn about the finer points of winemaking and wine with a class that includes tasting of four glasses with four-course tapas pairings

$118 $38

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Cooking Class with Michelin Starred–Chef Conrad Gallagher for One or Two (Up to 54% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Foods

Manhattan Beach

Michelin starred–chef teaches home-cooks to make osso bucco, Hollandaise, lobster, salmon rillette, or canapés during 3-hour themed sessions

$95 $49

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$25 for $45 Worth of Baking Classes — My Chef Mike Baking Services

My Chef Mike Baking Services

Lockeford

Come learn the secrets that make average bakers great bakers, while creating your own goodies in class to bring home

$45 $25

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Group Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Saute Culinary Academy (Up to 53% Off) 51%

Saute Culinary Academy

Arcadia

During three-hour hands-on cooking classes, chefs share insights into different cuisines or fresh takes on pantry staples

$95 $49

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Cooking Class for Two or Four at Farm School on Los Rios Street (Up to 55% Off)

Farm School on Los Rios Street

Historic San Juan Capistrano

Seasonal menus rotate but have included dishes such as new england clam chowder, chicken pot pie, and white chicken chili

$98 $49

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$395 for Six-Week Professional Chef Series Cooking Course at Prep Kitchen Essentials ($900 Value)

Prep Kitchen Essentials

Prep Kitchen Essentials

Chefs teach kitchen decorum, knife skills, and preparation of soups, sauces, seafood, and meats during a six-week hands-on cooking course

$900 $395

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Three-Hour Cooking Class for Two or Four with Ryan Scott at Market & Rye (Up to 66% Off)

Market & Rye

Potrero

A former Top Chef America contestant teaches guests to cook during a three-hour lesson that includes a sit-down meal at the end

$500 $215

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Vegan Cooking Class for Two, or Raw Chocolate or Vegan Protein Class for One at Collard Gal (Up to 50% Off)

Collard Gal

Collard Gal

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

$140 $79.25

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Bread-Making Class for One or Two at Sour Flour (Up to 54% Off)

Sour Flour

Mission

Learn to maintain wild yeast and incorporate it into recipes for sourdough pizza crust, rustic loaves, and flatbreads

$80 $37

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Six-Hour Barbecue-Grilling and Smoking Class for One or Two at Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School (Up to 56% Off)

Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School

Treasure Island

Students work with Weber gas grills and three different smokers to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, rib racks, brisket, and more

$170 $79

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In a gym, a personal trainer helps people who want to learn workouts that are customized to fit their lifestyles and goals. Beth Hirsch aims to offer her clients a similarly singular experience—but in the kitchen. She's a home chef who's been cooking and entertaining for more than 30 years, in addition to experience working for caterers and restaurants. Over the years, she's met parents who resorted to feeding their kids mostly prepackaged meals and fast food because they weren't confident in the kitchen. She's taken college students and newlyweds under her wing to teach them basic kitchen skills after they headed out on their own for the first time. Inspired by helping people learn the skills they need to eat and live better, she pooled all her knowledge and started The Cooking Coach 101, an in-home cooking school. For each lesson, Beth paraglides to her clients' kitchens to teach them whichever kitchen skills they'd most like to learn. Her repertoire includes knife skills, how to make basic sauces, basic baking, and how to create all sorts of ethnic dishes, from Italian to Moroccan. She'll also take a look at their pantries and kitchens to help them get properly organized, as well as teaching them how to read recipes, create a meal plan, and shop for groceries effectively. For those who'd rather learn in a group, Beth also leads group classes inside Surfas Restaurant and Gourmet Food.
9016 Gibson Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US
Stop by Cafe Merlot in San Diego for a quick and tasty bite to eat. Cafe Merlot is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Cafe Merlot's full bar. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Cafe Merlot. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Cafe Merlot's al fresco patio seating. For those big group gatherings, Cafe Merlot provides plenty of space to have a good time. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Cafe Merlot — attire is casual. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Cafe Merlot offers catering. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Cafe Merlot's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Parking is available at an adjacent lot. The average check at Cafe Merlot will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Cafe Merlot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US
Many people learn better when they feel comfortable, which is why Cucina Bambini designed their workspace to resemble a family kitchen instead of a clinical wall of burners and ovens. Black-and-white tiles cover the walls behind rustic cabinets and ceramic spice vessels. Instructors work with ingredients atop a central island to share their passion for cooking with students of all ages. Children can learn about culture as well as cuisine in Around the World classes that focus on recipes for tandoori chicken or Chinese siu mai dumplings. Adults may mix fresh pasta dough and form fettuccine or ravioli by hand or learn how to prepare sushi rice and use it in fresh rolls or nigiri. During date-night classes, couples prepare a four-course dinner that they will eventually devour or smear across each other's faces.
1041 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose,
CA
US
During Simmer and Sear’s themed cooking classes—which won fifth place in SFGate’s 2010 Best of the Bay—chef Anna Hadley unravels the secrets and steps to creating quality cuisine. By combining choice ingredients and time-tested methods, she demonstrates that proper technique and flavor balance can transform any ordinary dish into a culinary delight or beautiful fruit hat. Working out of professional kitchens a variety of locations, including her own home in Nob Hill, as well as nearby loft spaces, converted firehouses, and suburban mansions, classes can include everything from creating swordfish kebabs from Morocco, India, and France, to culinary competitions where students design their own meals from surprise ingredients. Chef Anna’s work at Simmer and Sear fulfills her decades-long search for the perfect career. After working for 10 years in the highly competitive world of fashion design, she merged her creative whims with her passion for cooking, eventually opening her own business where she helps others unleash their own culinary talents. Her fun, food-focused classes have even earned attention from the New York Times for their popularity among bachelorette parties, as well as other group events such as birthday parties and loosely interpreted square dances.
1451 Taylor St. Suite 12
San Francisco,
CA
US
"If you make it, you will taste it" is the motto founder Julie Fabing Burleson (http://gr.pn/yCWj1v) envisioned when she created Young Chefs Academy. In addition to giving youngsters hands-on exposure to culinary techniques, kitchen safety, eating etiquette, and table setting, the academy's philosophy ensures that kids like 10-year-old former veggie-hater Camille gain an appreciation for healthy homemade cuisine. With centers in more than 10 states, Young Chefs Academy enriches growing minds with engaging cooking classes, camps, and birthday parties that impart valuable life skills, such as self-reliance and how to trick a younger sibling into doing the dishes.
1134 E Champlain Dr
Fresno,
CA
US
Brooke Preston was eating a lot of protein. While training for a figure competition, the athlete found herself consuming upwards of three pounds of buffalo meat per day. Then she started to develop thyroid problems, and took a step back to evaluate her situation?and more specifically, her diet. She discovered the healing power of raw foods and a plant-based diet, and she soon recovered from her thyroid imbalance. Food had changed her life. Ms. Preston has been a chef now for more than 20 years, and she's still as health-conscious as ever. The Green Boheme brings some of her most creative flavors to the public at large, with a focus on food that is organic, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and soy-free. The business dons many hats, such as a cafe serving the likes of vegan "meatloaf" and pizza and a cooking school that teaches visitors how to create nutrient-rich meals. Watch this video to learn more about Chef Preston's food philosophy.
1825 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento,
CA
US
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