Find a cooking class in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Aliso Viejo, CA

Students agree: these Aliso Viejo cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Lucky Duck Culinary Services

Lucky Duck Culinary Services

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Kristen G. says, "I HIGHLY recommend Chef Greg for any and all things cooking related, he is the absolute best. He went ABOVE & BEYOND to ensure we all had a fun night making delicious homemade pasta at our corporate retreat. We had many kitchen/ingredient restrictions going into the cooking class, with many changes along the way, and he went with the flow and made everything work perfectly. During the class, he was being pulled in 100 different directions, with multiple people asking questions at the same time, and he never got flustered or frustrated. He kept the tone of the class light and fun, while not only teaching 17 "non-cookers", but also preparing additional food items that we requested. After the class was completed, he took the time to come out to the table to ensure everyone was enjoying their meal and answer everyone's questions, most that had nothing to do with the class he just taught. He is truly great at what he does! Not only the amazing tasting food, not only his high skill level in the kitchen, but the fun energetic personality that he brings with him. I will definitely be using him again at our next retreat!" Read more
Namaste Chef

Namaste Chef

5.0(1)
8+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Mary G. says, "Chef Jordan provided a wholesome experience with amazing food! His love for cooking is clearly reflected in the way he prepares, cooks, and serves up each course. He was very helpful throughout the class, helping with knife skills and answering the many health food questions we had to ask! We look forward to our next class with him." Read more
Mairon Alvarez

Mairon Alvarez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
I like to skate for fun and I know all the basic tricks pop shuvit Ollie manuals kick flips I like the fact that I get to show kids and grown adults and teenagers how to do simple tricks like all Lee's and manuals and kick flips I like to ride around and explore different scenery and also culture and food I'd like to share that with my students because it's about the experience but always about the basics
Sammy Wong’s Kitchen

Sammy Wong’s Kitchen

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
I love teaching people how to cook, especially ethnic dishes. When people understand the basics of cooking, they don't need recipes... just skill and inspiration.
Lil' Chef School

Lil' Chef School

New on Lessons
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
My name is Tracey Doty, the owner and founder of Lil’ Chef School, established in 2010. We are located in Irvine, formerly known as Young Chefs Academy. We are a children’s cooking school that offers birthday parties, cooking classes, workshops, special events, field trips and camps to children from ages 3 to adult. We specialize in kitchen safety, and teach children how to cook by introducing various age-appropriate cooking techniques. ​We also teach children how to set and clear a table, execute proper table manners and introduce various cooking utensils and appliances and their use. We educate students on nutrition and we use all fresh ...
Chef Arts Healthy Eats

Chef Arts Healthy Eats

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
I'm a professionally trained Chef. I've taught private classes in the past Also a first level sommelier
PHAT VGAN

PHAT VGAN

5.0(2)
8+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Keonia G. says, "Her food is Amaaazing!!!! Received meal prep and was blown away. She showed me how pairing certain ingredients together would create such wonderful flavors. Overall I lovedon't every single dish." Read more
Vision Of Elegance Private Chef & Catering

Vision Of Elegance Private Chef & Catering

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
I put heart, love and pride in to everything I do we turn ordinary into extraordinary
Vachon Cooking Classes

Vachon Cooking Classes

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
I love teaching culinary arts. I have been in the foodservice business for over 35 years teaching in a Community College for 12 of those years. I love to find high-quality food products for the students and showcase them in dishes pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. There is such beauty in a properly executed dish served to a guest who is important to you. The best part of teaching is when a student makes a recipe they have never made before. To watch their face light up with joy at what they have accomplished is so worth the time invested for both of us....
Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

4.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Martial M. says, "The teacher, Mr. Michael is a very opened and humble man. The teachings are very explicit and easy to understand and put into practice. The teachings are well structured and organized. I highly recommend the school to anybody who want to learn." Read more

Your cooking questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do cooking classes cost near me?

Cooking classes cost $60 to $140 per person for a one-time in-person class or $200 to $500 for a class including three to five sessions where you'll learn to create different meals from a specific region or type of cuisine. Online cooking classes cost $20 to $100.

The cost of cooking classes depends on:

  • Class length
  • Group class vs. private lesson
  • Beginner or advanced skill level
  • Type of cuisine
  • Recipe difficulty
  • Chef's or instructor's reputation
  • Location
  • Hands-on vs. demonstration-only
  • Whether the class focuses on teaching a specific culinary technique or recipe or is a collaborative class where each student prepares one part of the overall menu

How long are cooking classes?

In-person cooking classes typically last 2 to 3 hours, depending on the class type and size, whether it's hands-on or demonstration-only, and the cuisine type. Most online cooking classes are 1 to 2 hours long.

What types of cooking classes are there?

Cooking classes range from introductory lessons that teach you basic culinary techniques to advanced classes that teach you how to prepare a five-course meal from scratch. Date night classes are a popular way to bond with your partner while learning how to prepare delicious meals.

Common cooking class types and topics include:

  • French cuisine
  • Italian cuisine
  • Asian cuisine
  • Vegetarian cuisine
  • Baking
  • Breadmaking
  • Handmade pasta
  • Sushi
  • Date night cooking class
  • Kids cooking class
  • Family cooking class
  • Knife skills

Should I tip the cooking class instructor?

Tipping the instructor at a group cooking class is not expected. If you enjoy the class, post a positive review online and consider sharing photos and the school's information on social media.

For private classes from a chef, tip 15% to 25% for exemplary service.

How can I find the best cooking classes near me?

A cooking class can help you master the basics, learn advanced culinary techniques, explore new ingredients and cuisines, and boost your confidence in the kitchen. Follow these tips to help you find the best class for you:

  • Decide whether you want to take a group class, date night class, or private lesson.
  • Choose a class focusing on the type of cuisine you want to create.
  • Read reviews from past students on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm whether the class is hands-on or demonstration-only.
  • Ask about class size, schedule, and supplies needed.
  • Let the instructor know ahead of time if you have a food allergy.

What questions should I ask before signing up for cooking classes?

Ask these questions to help you choose the cooking class that best suits your needs:

  • What cooking techniques or recipes will I learn in the class?
  • What is the typical class size?
  • Will I make my own items or is it a collaborative class where each student makes part of the meal?
  • Do I need to bring anything special with me?
  • Are the classes hands-on or demonstration-only?
  • Will we get to eat the food we prepare at the end of class?
  • Can I take leftover food home with me?
  • Do you offer private classes?
  • Can I buy a class as a gift for someone else?
  • Are there any age restrictions?
  • What if I have food allergies?

Reviews for Aliso Viejo cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Aliso Viejo area.
Lori F.
I hired Greg to do a personal in-home cooking class session for my two adult daughters: they made pho and spring rolls. Greg was very communicative via email before the class, and a pleasure to work with on class day. He is personable and knowledgeable, and we all learned new things!
Lucky Duck Culinary Services
Kim M.
A new experience for me it change my life completely I am a believer excellent meals great ideas on eating healthy and cooking without meat
PHAT VGAN
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