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Top 10 cooking classes in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sewing, Technology & Cooking

Sewing, Technology & Cooking

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
SEWING & DESIGN: I have many years of sewing experience. I am a 4th-generation tailor. I worked in theater as a costume designer, I ran a costume shop for 6 years. I love to turn people on to the frugal craft of sewing to save money and create projects to suit your personal desires. I love the ability to create something made specifically for me. COOKING: I'm also a chef. Learning to cook is a great way to save money and eat well at the same time. You can have control over your diet and wallet at the same time. In high school, I was cooking every day after school in a Chinese restaurant until I graduated. My experience is in shopping, meal p
Lucky Duck Culinary Services

Lucky Duck Culinary Services

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
EnlightenMe Tutoring And Driving Academy

EnlightenMe Tutoring And Driving Academy

4.6Awesome(24)
Offers online services
61 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hasana A. says, "Fred provided a wonderful cooking lesson for lamb chops and Tabouli! It was a great experience and it turned out so delicious!!!" Read more
Faye Baby The Cake Fairy

Faye Baby The Cake Fairy

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Greetings and Salutations. I have been an educator, chef and professional public speaker for 20 years. I received my degree from Howard University. I have been a chef for Wolfgang Pucks, Patina ,as well as owning my own business 'Faye Baby The Cake Fairy".
Foodfitter

Foodfitter

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I teach more than cooking. As a food scientist and nutritionist, I can help you better understand what's in your food, how to source food, how to prepare it to maximize nutrients, how to simplify and personalize meals of your own creation! I love working with people and helping them have a new relationship with food that is enjoyable, creative, sustainable and fits with their goals.
Mairon Alvarez

Mairon Alvarez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
Marcel Miller

Marcel Miller

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I started teaching when I was 15. Yes, it was a hobby business, but the kids and parents loved it. At that time it was only horseback riding. More serious it became in 2007, when I started it as a professional side business. I tought from young (the youngest kids were 4) to old. My oldest student who I teach the accordion is 83 years old. I teach and always tought business people, from reagular emplyee to managers and executive in business and marketing as well as German for some of my clients who work and travel overseas. Teaching and tutoring was always more than just a job, I truly enjoy giving experience to studens and clients and they ...
Raspberry Catering And Chef Instructor

Raspberry Catering And Chef Instructor

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
My service stands out by teaching my students to appreciate cooking not only as a job, but as an art. I enjoy seeing the satisfaction in peoples eyes when they learn how to create a great tasting dish.
Blake's Kitchen

Blake's Kitchen

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I have been cooking for the past 12 years & i Love what i do. My experience in many cuisines & working in others countries such as Dubai & my experience LA worked over 25 restaurants. I get to brake all the rules
Elaine Good Food

Elaine Good Food

5.0(3)
4 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Kathryn Jacobi D. says, "She was responsive and very goid to work with!" 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 Los Angeles cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles 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
JAN A.
prompt and approachable
EnlightenMe Tutoring and Driving Academy
Steve B.
Steve Bluestein Feb 20, 2019, 11:21 AM (1 day ago) to me I don’t know how to cook. I have trouble making toast and that’s no joke. But Elaine Good teaches methods which makes it easy for even someone like me to learn how to cook. Not only is she teaching how to make it easy but she teaches you about the nutritional values of what you’re cooking and what combinations of food are good for you or bad for you. I can’t recommend this cooking class highly enough. She is a gem.
Elaine Good Food
Narine K.
Sofi is great, very easy at explaining how to prepare this or that dish. Very satisfied with her 👌🏼
Your Home Chef
Anna A.
It was fun and easy! The food I was with her help was great. Who knew I could do so well?
Nenna’s Catering and more
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
Magaly G.
Chef Gabriel was amazing!!! We had such a great experience and learned so much. I will be hiring him on a weekly basis to learn more delicious meals for my family. I would highly recommend!!! Thank you chef Gabriel!!
Freakin Delicious Gourmet
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