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Top 10 cooking classes in Aurora, IL

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

Pharos LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Ilona B. says, "patient and very professional .Will have you cook in no time ! " Read more
Franco's Italy

Franco's Italy

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Have an Interactive ITALIAN Cooking Party in your own Kitchen! It's a great way to learn about the fabulous food of Italy and entertain your guests. Learn How to Make Italian Specialties, as Demonstrated by Chef Franco Contaldo -Taste Each Item as it's Made -Ask Questions, Learn Technique -Recipes for Every Course provided -Customized Menus Available It's not just the great food that makes our Cooking Parties so popular, it's also Chef Franco! His interesting stories, fun facts, and helpful cooking tips make the event truly special! Cooking!...
Cooking With Katy

Cooking With Katy

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
LIZ K. says, "Kathleen was a ton of fun to cook / learn from and very knowledgeable about everything. We had a great grilling menu and she was able to roll with the punches when we had to audible due to rain. Overall a great experience and will do it again. " Read more
Ask Aunt V

Ask Aunt V

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Tammy S. says, "Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value We recommend Aunt V for cooking classes and events. We first met her during the cooking class we hosted for a group of six. We had an absolute blast and the food was phenomenal. She was able to alter her menu to accommodate my son-in-law who has celiac disease. Then we hosted an intimate engagement party of 10 at Liam Brex. The event space was perfect. Menu was heavy hors d’oeuvres. Everything was absolutely outstanding. Again, we needed the menu to be GF, the entire menu was gluten-free although you would never know it. Everything was delicious. We will be using her services again and again. Thanks Aunt V." Read more
North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
We are the only accredited pizza school in the United States. Our state of the art facility, located in Lisle Illinois offers courses for amateurs and professionals of all skill levels.
Siyata Work From Home LLC

Siyata Work From Home LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
My services stand out because im a 1 stop shop for employment, marketing, branding promotions, sports trainer,business consultant,math/English/history/tutor, commercials,filming,couching, customer service, driving instructor, wedding officiant, counselor and with over 25yrs of experience i believe our company can assist one temporary obstacle at a time. What I love most about what I do and services offered is it helps people. My goal and ambition is to assist many people I can in areas I specialize in.
Cheff Lucky

Cheff Lucky

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
Cooking with love is my passion. It helps me keep busy and connects me to the best of people. Through cooking, one also gets opportunities to learn by venturing into new territories, which motivates me further.

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 Aurora cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Aurora area.
Kelly C.
He was extremely knowledgeable and walked me through every step even though I really really really do not know how to cook. He gave me all the tools I need to be able to create meals. I have already made an appointment with him to come back. I highly recommend Ahmed
Pharos LLC
Patrick W.
She was personable, flexible, communicative ahead of the lesson, and oh yeah, a terrific chef and teacher.
Cooking with Katy
Mary H.
Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value Aunt V’s class was absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I had an absolute blast and learned so many new things along with enjoying a delicious meal. Aunt V is very patient, knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor and is an awesome teacher! We will definitely be back! The atmosphere is also great. You feel like you are in someone else’s home. Best cooking class around for sure.
Ask Aunt V
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