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Top 10 cooking classes in Washington, DC

Students agree: these Washington cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Integrative Health Recreation & Musu Wel

Integrative Health Recreation & Musu Wel

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Kim C. says, "I love Musu Wellness coaching because of her knowledge and expertise. She holds me accountable in reaching my health goals while also guiding me through the process. She created a fitness plan that was specifically designed for me which was really important as everyones needs are different and she acknowledges that. Her facility is very welcoming and has a great ambiance. " Read more
Chef Jaggi

Chef Jaggi

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Jaclyn J. says, "What an incredible evening! I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but Chef Jaggi was well prepared. He helped pick out the menu, sent me a detailed grocery list and walked me through it, and made sure I had all the items needed for a team-building, Christmas party. 10 ladies gathered in the kitchen dancing beautifully around the kitchen working together as we all prepared an appetizer, dinner, dessert, and mocktail! He even prepared a mini dinner for my kids before my guests arrived as they watched in awe at how he cooked. There were a few comments like "I wish my mommy could cook like you...." but I'll just pretend I didn't hear it. I highly recommend this chef for your private dinner party experience." Read more
SugaChef

SugaChef

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Washington, DC
Hello and thanks for your interest in being a SugaChef student! I offer over 30 years of professional experience in the culinary industry, specializing in Baking and Pastry. I’ve appeared in 4 Food Network/Cooking Channel shows. I appear frequently on local tv and radio shows discussing baking of course! My ultimate goal is to help my students to fuel their passion for baking and to explore new recipes and techniques. I look forward to seeing you in class! What I enjoy most about the work that I do is learning something new and being creative! I love the creative process and of course the execution!...
A Taste Of Heaven Catering Service

A Taste Of Heaven Catering Service

5.0(1)
28+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Eduardo B. says, "Excellent instructor and very patient. She definitely does a thorough job." Read more
Piping Hot Kitchen

Piping Hot Kitchen

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I am very passionate about cooking and creating delicious meals in the kitchen. I started cooking when I was 13 years old and knew that I would one day become a great chef. I love to help others and would like to inspire people of all ages to be creative and develop a love of cooking. I enjoy being creative and trying new ingredients. I enjoy teaching/helping others.
Kream's Creations Katering

Kream's Creations Katering

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Estelle C. says, "Chef Khari came to my home for the first time,on time and was ready to start to help me the minute he came in the door. He taught me the basics and even had an assignment for our next meeting. Very professional " Read more
S.O.S.A.B. Inc.

S.O.S.A.B. Inc.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Tammi B. says, "-Ann is very warm and easy to talk too! I would recommend her to any looking for an easy to understand health coach. " Read more
Musically Sounds

Musically Sounds

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Niatesha Thompson 's Bio Originally from Knoxville, TN now located in Snellville, GA Niatesha has been a lover of music since birth. Niatesha was told that as a child she was able to hum before she was able to talk. She started singing at the age of 2 and her father signed up a for piano lessons as the age of 5. The earliest memory of singing Niatesha as performing for her grandmother's morning church service at the age of 4. During Niatesha's elementary, middle school and high school years she performed in several popular choirs like The Inner City Youth Performance Choice who was futured in the late and great NFL star Reggie White who play...
Venezuelacooking

Venezuelacooking

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Cooking for family and friends other people cateryn
MicRic

MicRic

New on Lessons
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I am a professional Executive Chef with 20 + years of International experience around the world - Dubai-UAE, Yerevan- Armenia, Samara- Russia, Papua New Guinea, India and now in US. I have worked in 5-star hotels, resorts and restaurant groups. I can speak 6 language, worked in 6 countries and traveled to many cities and Countries around the world can cook great food, can talk about any cuisine..... https://www.linkedin.com/in/satishjohn/

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 Washington cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Sarah S.
Chef Jaggi has a true passion for food and has the ability to educate others - whether a novice in the kitchen or an advanced chef - he can teach tips to make a meal burst with flavor. He recently taught a virtual cooking class I attended and it was phenomenal. He is able to break down steps to a great level of understanding - so everyone will succeed in completing the recipes.
Chef Jaggi
Jess C.
From the first conversation I knew that I was working with a professional. He helped to pick a delicious menu that was appropriate for the time of year and the time of day. The menu was a perfect match for the celebration. He offered a wide variety of cuisines. We chose southern food. When it was hard to find the greens we wanted, he immediately called with a few options. He truly delivered with an amazing alternative, the most delicious kale. Our family and friends were impressed. It tasted just like my mom and I had stood in the kitchen for hours, but probably healthier! If you are thinking of celebrating and want to purely enjoy the party with delicious food, Cream's Creations is the right choice. The service was above and beyond. Chef prepped, cooked and stayed to serve. He left an immaculate kitchen as well. My husband and I felt so comfortable having him in our home and it felt as if he was one of the family. Every penny spent was worth it. Thanks Chef for making our celebration special!
Kream's Creations Katering
LaToya R.
I appreciated the one on one experience, I needed this type of setting to learn as a beginner.
Ann's Design Studio
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