Cook With Chef Chris

Cook With Chef Chris

5.0 (6)
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Chef Chris believes food brings people together. Chris lived (and cooked) in Italy for two years, splitting his time between Florence and Bologna. His hands-on classes share an authentic taste of Italy. All levels are welcome to join -- from kitchen novices to advanced home cooks. ((Classes are kid- and family- friendly)). Chris has taught cooking in San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta.

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Atlanta, GA 30312
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6 Reviews


  • Jae Cook

    I can't think of a better date night than getting covered in pasta dough and learning how to make ravioli from scratch. The food was delicious and the chef awesome.

  • Brian August

    Chris is the BEST! I left the class feeling like all the recipes were something I could recreate at home (I also left incredibly full!). I can't wait to make the pesto and homemade pasta at home ASAP. I encourage EVERYONE in Atlanta to take Chris' class -- not only did I learn a lot but I also had a great time. Can't wait to do it again!

  • Sebastian Eason

    This has been the third class that I have taken with Chris, and unsurprisingly, it was another winner!! The history about the region where the recipes originated in addition to the dishes themselves were incredible!! It is so much fun to cook with people as enthusiastic about food as Chris. Do yourself a favor and take a class :-)

  • Devika Balachandran

    Taking this class with Chris was one of my favorite things I've done in Atlanta. First of all, the food was AMAZING. It was simply divine - Chris is an exquisite chef. Further, the instruction he provides is very straightforward and clear, and I was even able to recreate it at home without feeling overwhelmed and anxious! That's huge for me, since I often feel very afraid of my kitchen. I highly recommend any of Chris's classes to anyone who is interested in picking up some more skills in the kitchen. Everyone who attended the class was friendly and supportive, and I felt very comfortable in the learning environment. I loved it!! Will definitely be signing up for another class soon

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I learn what your needs and goals are and then cater the experience/lesso to helping you master the desired techniques.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I lived and studied in Italy for 2 years, learning from the best chefs in the country -- the mothers and grandmothers of my Italian friends. Since then, I've led hands-on cooking classes -- including fresh pasta-making -- in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$50/per person per hour (classes usually 2-last hours). $25 charge for outcall lesson. Ingredients are not included. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have over 15 years teaching experience -- including working with adults, children and young people both in the kitchen and in formal school environments.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught elementary school children and adult learners. Whenever I teach, I bring a deep knowledge of cooking and an intuitive understanding of how people learn. My classes are fun, approachable and always learning-driven.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I taught a group of 10 people in Atlanta how to make "orecchiette" pasta and pesto from scratch -- kneading, shaping and cooking together.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Cooking is one of the things that makes us human. It should be fun (and tasty). There's no such thing as the perfect dish, so leave your "I'm-no-good-at-cooking" stress at home. Together, we'll learn to love the "jazz" of cooking -- fusing flavors, textures into a symphony of flavors.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your learning goals?

Are there specific dishes/techniques/cuisines you'd like to master?

What is your present skill level in the kitchen (newbie? intermediate?, etc)

Are you interested in ongoing learning or want to learn to master 1 or 2 dishes?

Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Asian Cooking Classes Baking Classes Desserts Classes Italian Cooking Classes Middle Eastern Cooking Classes Pasta Making Classes