Find a cooking class in Oakland, CA

Find cooking classes in Oakland, CA

Find cooking classes in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Oakland, CA

Students agree: these Oakland cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mab Persian Cuisine

Mab Persian Cuisine

5.0(1)
10+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Stefanie D. says, "To learn how to cook Persian food with Mab is a real treat! Not only did we make a delicious meal of vegetarian stew with yummy rice with tahdig (crispy bottom of rice) that I’m still dreaming about but we got to learn about Iran and it’s culture. So fascinating! She is a delight and has a winning smile and personality. You can’t go wrong with Mab Persian Cuisine." Read more
Nene Cakes

Nene Cakes

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Hello My name is Patrice. I have a true passion for food and I’d love to teach you what I know. I enjoy helping people find love through food. I’m from California and have been in New Orleans for the last 3 years. I’d love to show you what I know.
Chef Rykk; The Captain

Chef Rykk; The Captain

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
It doesn't stand out, it rents a venue, hands out flyers, sells seats, and merchandise and throws a huge concert with A list celebrity performers, with a side stage for local talents. & face-paints & a carousel. Compliments are received with modest thanks and shy, appreciative smile I enjoy the creativity and design that go into playing the dish. I always enjoy shopping for ingredients. Meeting farmers and distributors and searching at farmers markets, co-ops and ranches. But the best is the discovery of new and unorthodox methods in using them.
Jean Brady Cooking School

Jean Brady Cooking School

5.0(1)
Serves Oakland, CA
Lorin B. says, "Amazing teacher. Down to earh and fun" Read more
European Garden

European Garden

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I'm New Year's because I do all sorts of cooking my family's been in the restaurant business for many years we had a restaurant in fisherman's wharf called European Garden it was a Eastern European restaurant, my grandmother was specializing in Georgian cuisine my family is Russian. My other grandmother specialized in Jewish cuisine but I pretty much specialize in Italian but I love it all. I enjoy cooking and putting smiles on peoples faces when they try my cooking that comes from the heart. I cook with love in this most important when you put love into your food....
Sumesh Rijal

Sumesh Rijal

New on Lessons
Serves Oakland, CA
Respectable, helpfulness, fixable, anticipate and international experience is my key factor off my great success .
Cooking Wand

Cooking Wand

New on Lessons
Serves Oakland, CA
Chef Ahmad Wand 90 mins · Hosted in What you'll do will learn Pakistani/Indian cuisine. We will talk about culture, tradition,music and all fun. In 1 and half hour class we will cook food, eat together and we will talk about unique things. So basically The first 1/2 hour is for prepping.The second 1/2 hour is for cooking.The third 1/2 hour is for eating and discussing what we cooked and culture. Other things to note I will cook and teach how to cook delicious Pakistani/Indian cuisine…. My experience in culinary art as professional chef is more then 25 years in SF Bay Area I have run Chutney SF the most popular Indian/Pakistani restaurant for
Auntie Linda's Pantry

Auntie Linda's Pantry

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Charles L. says, "Linda is a patient, friendly, organized and remarkably resourceful teacher who's incredible fun to work with. Working with and learning from Linda is definitely highlight of each week! " Read more
Indian Cooking Classes

Indian Cooking Classes

5.0(1)
36+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Sushmita S. says, "Chef Ranjan's lessons are fun and easy to learn" Read more
Cooking Lessons

Cooking Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Oakland, CA
Basically I'm a really good cook and very good at teaching my skills with humour and patience I feel great if I can pass on my useful skills and create some happiness

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?

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