Find a cooking class in Philadelphia, PA

Find cooking classes in Philadelphia, PA

Find cooking classes in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these Philadelphia cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Caitlin MacQueen

Caitlin MacQueen

5.0(2)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Abigail T. says, "Caitlin was a great tutor she set great examples and fluently made sure she explained everything and also made having a tutor super fun with her bright energy !!!" Read more
Ree's & Kei's Mobile Cooking Teachers

Ree's & Kei's Mobile Cooking Teachers

4.5(2)
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Bonnie L. says, "I would highly recommend Keisha Prosser. If you are looking for an interesting and healthy Lesson about food, then Keisha is your person. We have had her at the Jenkintown Library for a number of programs for both teens and adults. Her bubbly personality and extensive knowledge of food and healthy ways to prepare it just delight her audience. She will have them all working hands-on to prepare wonderful edibles. She always includes recipes and helpful hints( such as where to buy inexpensive thermal bags) with her program. She brings all the ingredients. We provided the stove, but I think shoe would have had a work -around if we did not have one. By the end of the program everyone feels like family sitting down to share a meal at the table." Read more
David's Dinners

David's Dinners

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ami S. says, "David was informative, friendly and engaging . He taught me how to use a knife, the basics of ingredients, how to add acid, heat and most importantly to have fun!" Read more
Lorna Caribbean Cooking

Lorna Caribbean Cooking

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
best at caribbean cuisine 30 years experience loves to do jamaican jerk , my lesson focus on my student strength ,and weaknesses, I insure students are taught the best techniques to achieve successful end results !
Gourmet Mama

Gourmet Mama

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Melissa B. says, "An amazing chef! She uses only fresh ingredients and everything she creates is delicious!! I am always excited to see what new recipes she has in store. " Read more
Taste That !!

Taste That !!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I love to work with people I'm really a people person and I want to show them how to be able to conquer food not be intimated! I love cooking .to be able turn one thing into something else is amazing! it's like your a food transformer. The ability to create dishes is so much fun. Their is so much food variety that you can make 1 year worth of food and not repeat it .
Cooking With Love

Cooking With Love

New on Lessons
Serves Philadelphia, PA
healthy cooking instructor for american heart association.
I Teach You Cook!

I Teach You Cook!

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Matthew B. says, "This man made cooking super fun and a lot easier for me. I’m now impressing my family with culinary skills Moses helped me cultivate." Read more
JuneBug Sweet Treats

JuneBug Sweet Treats

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I love to bake and teach I love making good treats and watching as my customers enjoy. As an instructor being able to share the knowledge I have collected over the past 12 years
Chefsoul Culinary Enterprises

Chefsoul Culinary Enterprises

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We really focus on helping every student walk away with confidence in what they came to learn. Because of the experience I bring to the learning kitchen, everything from comfort foods like four cheese baked macaroni to simplifying classical cuisine and trending specialty foods and ethnic flavors is made easy. Learning the nuanced art of regional barbecue or the preparing the perfect dinner party is simplified through personal training and practice. Our service stands out because we help break down classic stock making, soups, sauces and gravy in ways that you will be comfortable doing or sharing the foundations of cooking like a pro. Help is ...

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 Philadelphia cooking classes

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
NaeNae M.
She explain everything very clearly and she organized it in a way that allowed me to learn much more easily!!!😀📓📖📚
Caitlin MacQueen
Elizabeth G.
The Mobile Cooking Teacher is beloved by our library kiddos and adults. She's provided many hands-on cooking classes at the library, teaching our youth and adults to prepare tasty, simple meals. It's evident she cares deeply about sharing her skills and improving the lives of others through culinary education.
Ree's & Kei's Mobile Cooking Teachers
Sherrill
Delicious & visually pleasing food ! Consistently creative & varied menu filled with flavor & depth, that’s prepared in a very straightforward & uncomplicated way.
Gourmet Mama
Max F.
Moses has a great way of communicating with you and making it fun to learn how to cook. He has a broad knowledge of different cuisines and the kitchen equipment needed to create fun and tasty meals. Another thing, I always thought I knew how to sharpen my knives at home. Well I’ll tell you, Moses taught me the BEST way to do it and it really changed the game for me. Whether you are completely new and can’t make a PBJ or you know some things and want to expand your skills, Moses is a great teacher. I’m happy I was able to learn from him.
I Teach You Cook!
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