Find a cooking class in Oak Park, IL

Find cooking classes in Oak Park, IL

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Top 10 cooking classes in Oak Park, IL

Students agree: these Oak Park 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 Oak Park, IL
Ilona B. says, "patient and very professional .Will have you cook in no time ! " Read more
A Sustainable Bar

A Sustainable Bar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
I have been servicing the restaurant world for over 20 years. My focus has been in beverage and I teach a variety of classes regarding craft cocktail making, whisk(e)y tastings, wine tasting, and all types of sprits classes. My passion lies with giving others my expertise and knowledge and watching them bloom. I also focus on fermentation and bread making, baking and all types of yeast breads. My achievements: Chicago Slane Irish Whiskey Coffee Cocktail Competition Winner 2019 National North American Whisky Brand Ambassador by Whisky Advocate 2018 Top 50 Women to Watch in Hospitality @gypsyjenn_ @shefjenniferk https://www.linkedin.com/in/kn
Cooking With Katy

Cooking With Katy

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, 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
Clair In The Kitchen

Clair In The Kitchen

5.0(3)
Serves Oak Park, IL
Dana G. says, "Clair catered my daughter’s graduation party. The food was made was mouthwatering and the portions were extremely generous. Clair was extremely friendly and courteous to me and all of my guests. Having an onsite chef to cater this event made it feel like everyone was eating a gourmet meal out of my kitchen. Another benefit was I able to mingle and visit with my guests while Clair was behind the scenes making everything fabulous. She had great suggestions regarding the menu and budget I had to work with, and she helped me through the decision making process. I would ask her to cater any future events. She is also a blast to work with! " Read more
Chef Christy

Chef Christy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
I provide everyone, from beginner to the advanced student, with the tools to create simple, elegant meals. My belief is that food should be approachable for all skill levels. I love bold flavors that are the star of a dish without adding too much to confuse the palette. I enjoy taking simple meals and making them something extraordinary. I have spent more than 20 years in customer service as well as in a support position for a nonprofit agency. These years helped me learn how to listen to people and get to the root of what their needs are. My culinary training allows me to create menus and recipes to meet these needs. I enjoy teaching people ...
PJ Khans Kitchen Kreations

PJ Khans Kitchen Kreations

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
I have 30 years experience. I m new to this website. I have given private sessions all my adult life. I have a background in hotel , catering and four star restaurant dinning in the finest restaurants in the world .
Vivo Events

Vivo Events

5.0Exceptional(6)
13+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
Jeremy says, "14 Jul 2019 This was an amazing evening out! Chef Paco brought a wealth of knowledge, and we had a blast learning from him. He treated us like royalty, personally preparing and serving a three course, candle-lit meal. He also took pictures for us throughout the night. At the end, he shared from his collection of scotch and we enjoyed his company and learning about his experiences traveling across the city and the world and setting up new restaurants. He was warm, welcoming, and a heck of a chef. I would 1000% recommend!" Read more
Carmen's Delights

Carmen's Delights

5.0(2)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
Angela T. says, "Professional and comfortable environment, New and challenging experiences." Read more
Tara Arnaud

Tara Arnaud

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
2023+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
Chef with a passion for local seasonal food incorporating a world of flavor .
Chef Cesar

Chef Cesar

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Oak Park, IL
variety of food recipes I enjoy cooking and help other to have fun cooking

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 Oak Park cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Oak Park 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
Linnzie P.
Clair is always so wonderful to work with in the kitchen! Each time I cook with Chef Clair she teaches me new and innovative ways to prepare ingredients. She is positive and sincere in her teaching and always leaves you with the confidence and the skills to go off and do it again! Thank you Clair for making me a better cook!!!
Clair in the Kitchen
Zak
21 Jan 2019 A wonderful time learning Italian and Mexican cuisine is what you'll find when you take a class with Chef Paco! His background in the kitchen over the years in some of Chicago's premiere venues is evident through the ease at which he remains when cooking. He educates you with fundamental cooking skills needed in order to be a star in the kitchen while he also manages to incorporate examples of his time cooking as a professional chef. A delicious braised lamb, tagliatelle pasta from scratch, grilled chicken tacos, roasted salsa, along with zabaglione with raspberry couli was what we enjoyed learning how to make, as well as eat! A winning combination for a great evening with amazing food!
Vivo events
Chatrika E.
Chef Carmen was professional, pleasant and made it her priority to really listen to what I wanted and over delivered. The food was great, the presentation was beautiful and her service deserves 10 stars.
Carmen's Delights
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