Find a cooking class in Poway, CA

Find cooking classes in Poway, CA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Poway, CA

Students agree: these Poway cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
Anthony says, "I really enjoyed my cooking classes with Tracy Childs , the recipes were easy to prepare and very tasty. If you are looking to start on a vegan journey I would highly recommend you begin with Tracy , she was able to guide me in the right direction and help me set a strong foundation" Read more
Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Poway, 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
Vachon Cooking Classes

Vachon Cooking Classes

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Poway, 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....
Inside Circle/

Inside Circle/

New on Lessons
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
I help take you from where you are to where you want to be. So if you want me to change out recipes to get healthier, if you need some basic understanding about food, what spices combine well, how to chop, understanding pairing wine with food, then I can be your wingman/wingwoman and watch you create, offering tips every step of the way. I offer a free 20 minute consultation to see if I can actually offer something of value to you and then we go from there. From healthy to comfort food. There's always something new to learn. Gotta Instant Pot? Now THAT'S fun! lol I am the face behind a brand and a blog, a speaker on stage, with videos for dec


New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
My name is K.C and my company is called K.C.A.M. Creations which stands for Kinetic, Culinary, Arts and Crafts & Mindfulness Creations. I have over 19 years of experience in various professional, customer service, creative and wellness fields. I specialize in various modalities of healing and wellness. We offer services and products for each category of healing modalities. Fitness and exercise, cooking classes and recipes, artand crafts classes and art therapy as well as prayer, meditation and mindful activities to heal, balance and transform your mind body and spirit.

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 Poway cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Poway area.
Kristen O.
I’ve had the pleasure of taking two half-day vegan cooking classes from Tracy Childs. Her recipes for plant-based meals are imaginative, straight-forward, and delicious. She is a patient and thorough teacher. I look forward to working with Tracy again to learn more. If you’re interested in cancer prevention or recovery, don’t miss an opportunity to learn from Tracy.
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