Cooking, along with driving British automobiles and carving Super Bowl MVPs out of bars of soap, is one of the most challenging skills to learn without hands-on instruction. Today’s Groupon offers you confidence in your culinary abilities with $40 for any class valued up to $65 with Well Done Cooking Classes. Learning how to assemble delicious dishes means you'll save the extra calories, high cost, and embarrassing moments involving tuna fish that are commonly associated with eating at restaurants.
Executive chef Celeste Terrell has been teaching the epicurious since 2004, but recently brought her skills to Houston, stirring up excitement into a sumptuous mousse of engaging lessons. Intimate classes for groups of up to eight people are taught in chef Celeste’s home kitchen, where all tools and ingredients are provided. Feel free to bring wine or beer to drink while you learn, and not just out of your engraved hip flask you got at Donny's wedding.
Well Done offers a variety of tastes for the discerning, semi-discerning, half-discerning-half-not-discerning, and not-so-discerning-at-all-really palate with classes such as Veg Out (where you can master vegetarian classics such as stuffed eggplant with caramelized onions and pine nuts, spinach, and mozzarella cannelloni), This Is How We Roll (where you'll learn how to make a variety of sushi rolls including California, spicy tuna, and Philadelphia), and Pies Pies Pies! (prep for the holidays by making apple, Boston cream, and more). A full lecture and hands-on training are sure to make you a specialist in your preferred dish, and the expert meal you prepare during class instantly becomes your dinner or dessert. Check online for a full class schedule.
Note: Not valid for Wednesday off-site classes.
- I have been cooking "functionally" for 20+ years ... but I don't know HOW to cook. These classes are PERFECT for those wanting to REALLY learn to cook --- sauces, tasting, preparation, timing, etc.… These classes are like going to a friend's house (a friend who is an amazing chef!!!!) ... the classes are intimate and comfortable. – Terri K.
- ...not only was the food delicious, but chef Celeste and Kathryn were outstanding teachers! These classes are definitely worth it, all the while surrounding yourself with great people. I can't wait to take more classes and have some more yummy food!! – Lonny Y.
The Best and Worst Parts of Learning to Cook
The best part of learning how to cook is that you’ll finally be able to make restaurant-quality meals at home. The worst part of learning how to cook is that you’ll be abducted by space aliens to cook in one of their battlecruisers. Though the aliens will highly regard your cooking skills, they’ll make no effort to introduce you to the finer points of their culture, alienating you from your new companions.
As the years go by, your hearty and nutritious dishes fuel your alien keepers’ victories against the galaxy-conquering Reptailians. However, your cries to be returned to your home planet fall on deaf ears. As victory draws closer, thanks to your cooking, you give an emotional speech that teaches the aliens the meaning of the human word family, which finally convinces the aliens to bring you back to Earth. Of course, you cook them one final meal before you go, ensuring your friends’ victory. The second-worst thing about learning how to cook is dealing with the cleanup.
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