Find a cooking class in San Jose, CA

Find cooking classes in San Jose, CA

Find cooking classes in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 cooking classes in San Jose, CA

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

Divako

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Jose, CA
I'm a friendly teacher. I love childen and baby! I have a lot of recipes! I can teach easy way or traditional way(take more time) I enjoy and makes me so happy when stuudents eat food and say " This is so good, I like it, I'll cook again!"
Nene Cakes

Nene Cakes

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves San Jose, 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 San Jose, 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.
UnikCookshop

UnikCookshop

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
It is a cooking workshop where you learn different techniques , new recipes, get ideas about the spices and it’s benefits and how it can be used in other recipes .How you can you reuse the leftover ingredients in other recipes. I cook for souls and hence it is not sole cooking, it involves research of recipes, health benefits, easy but yummy recipes, diverse cuisine &culture. I teach multi cuisine like Indian,Mexican, Italian, Chinese,Thai, Nepali, Mediterranean,Classic American& Contemporary& Healthy Recipe . I also teach lots of finger foods and party food which you can cook for your guests in bulk. I also do Instant Pot classes where ...
European Garden

European Garden

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, 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....
Auntie Linda's Pantry

Auntie Linda's Pantry

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, 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
Cooking For Healing

Cooking For Healing

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I plan meals to ensure taste and nutrition. Most of us struggle with cooking at home and think it’s a lot of effort. I provide lessons with variations and ideas on how to cook fast and healthy. Most of my cooking is Indian and is based on Ayurveda.
Heartspace Creations

Heartspace Creations

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Heartspace Creations is a Loving-Kindness company. We bring Loving-Kindness practice through art, craft, and fosters self-love through creating.
Kustom Paintings

Kustom Paintings

New on Lessons
Serves San Jose, CA
I studied fine arts working in all mediums.. worked in a family day care asalam o alakum an Art teacher for 7 years ..I love teaching kids how to draw and paint. I have good experience of teaching of toddles .
Soledad’s Cooking

Soledad’s Cooking

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Specializing in Filipino dishes with Adobo as specialty and authentic Filipino Cuisine and superb empanada recipe with dough made from scratch. Cooking is a form of art that is unique and enhances once personality and mood. It's giving a part of yourself to others by cooking dishes that is significant and important.

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 San Jose cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Linda M.
Chef Paro provided excellent communication prior to the class! She ensured if I had any dietary restrictions or allergies and was very conscientious to include me in the decision making during the process of preparing the grilled Salmon steaks and vegetables. The class was personalized and the chef is very knowledgeable; prepared; and efficient. She encouraged me to keep it simple and delicious! I learned new things and enjoyed a delicious meal (with leftovers to take home)! I would recommend this!
UnikCookshop
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