Find a cooking class in Thousand Oaks, CA

Find cooking classes in Thousand Oaks, CA

Find cooking classes in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Mairon Alvarez

Mairon Alvarez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, 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
Vision Of Elegance Private Chef & Catering

Vision Of Elegance Private Chef & Catering

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
I put heart, love and pride in to everything I do we turn ordinary into extraordinary
Chef Sandra Mallut

Chef Sandra Mallut

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
I have extensive culinary education experience from working and teaching classes at Williamson sonoma shops to running a culinary school program to live demonstrations. I have knowledge in cooking, pastry, cakes, candies, events, parties and more. watching people be proud when they accomplish a dish they felt they could not make.


New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
What ever you wish is Chef Jeanne's dish! I conduct demonstrations and cooking clasess all about food infused with fun for groups or individuals. Cooking shoud be easy, satisfying and enjoyalbe. Even if Personalizing in meals just for you, I demonstrate how to blend local flavors of the season into healthy, tasteful creations I have traveled to different countries, exploring regional ingredients and traditional ways of preparing international cuisines to master dishes I have loved for years. Service includes menu planning, shoping, and interactive meal preparation. Food Handler Ceritfication and a member of United States Personal Chefs Assoc...
Vachon Cooking Classes

Vachon Cooking Classes

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Thousand Oaks, 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....
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

Offers online services
Serves Thousand Oaks, CA
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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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