Those who don't learn proper cooking techniques are doomed to a life of licking pages from fancy food magazines. Cause a stir with this Groupon.
$22 for $45 Toward Cooking Classes
Instructors impart their culinary skills in an array of cooking classes which typically host 8–12 participants, ensuring that each person gets plenty of hands-on experience. During Oh, Sugar! ($40), students learn to craft confections such as caramels and toffees, and in Artisan Pizza at Home! ($50) they get to experience working with New York-, Sicilian-, and Chicago-style crusts. Further classes range from Got Juice? ($45) to Feast: Thanksgiving Gets a Little Makeover ($65). Class costs vary based on topic and whether or not take-home items are included. Should buyers have any remaining Groupon value after their class, they may apply it towards another class. See the schedule here.
Wooden Spoons Workshops and Cooking Classes
Deb Cazavilan loves teaching people how to cook so much that she even found a way to reflect it in her company's domain name, www.CanYouBakeaCherryPie.com. She discovered this passion for sharing her craft while working as a chef in her former restaurant, The Little Blue House, where she started hosting cooking lessons in the kitchen. That grew into Wooden Spoons Workshops and Cooking Classes, and today, Deb welcomes aspiring chefs to her studio kitchen for hands-on classes covering topics from artisan pizzas and holiday pies to paella and gluten-free cookies. She may even share a pointer for making her blue-ribbon-winning Ankeny mudslide pie. Hint: she uses chocolate, not mud and slides from a science department's old projector room.