Learning to cook for yourself is the penultimate steppping stone on the road to adulthood, which begins with making your own bed and ends with hypnotizing the neighbor's cat to pay your bills. Get within food-flinging range of full-fledged maturity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one cooking class at the Creative Cooking School on West Sahara Avenue (a $99 value).
The Creative Cooking School's talented staff of seasoned chefs take pride in training up proficient kitcheniers and teaching them to escape the tyranny of take-out meals. Each course schools students in classic culinary techniques, advanced recipe development, and the fundamentals of ethnic cuisine. Participants can choose from more than 50 basic and advanced classes, which include courses as diverse as Food and Wine Pairing, Sushi 101, Organic Cuisine, and Taste of Tuscany, where business-savvy broilers can learn to woo potential clients with a gourmet meal in place of the traditional human sacrifice. Hands-on sessions normally span three to four calls of the town crier and conclude with a full-course meal and wine pairing. Check out the convenient class calendar before challenging your Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima to a cook-off.
A homemade meal is not only enjoyable, it sparks comforting memories of steamy loafs of meat and grandpa’s stories of digging trenches in stylish trench coats during the trench digging fad of ’49. Buy a second Groupon as a gift and bring a date to engage in romantic kitchen-side reminiscing about the good ol' days, when flat screens kept out mosquitoes and high-definition viewing meant reading a dictionary while perched atop a tree branch.
- Each student leaves with a thick sheath of recipes tucked under her arm, a much better Vegas souvenir than fuzzy dice. – Pauline Frommer
- What I remember most about my class is the way everyone connected. Vegas is not an easy city in which to meet people. And a common love for the kitchen, it turns out, is a powerful force for making friends. – Max Jacobson, Gourmet
The Lakes/Country Club
7385 W Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117Get Directions