Find a cooking class in Alexandria, VA

Find cooking classes in Alexandria, VA

Find cooking classes in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 cooking classes in Alexandria, VA

Students agree: these Alexandria cooking classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
MOD Cuisine

MOD Cuisine

Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
Serves Alexandria, VA
Dominique F. says, " Mary’s classes are always scrumptious and a lot of fun. The small class size and relaxed nature of the classes makes it great for learning and having a good time as well. I would highly recommend Mary’s cooking classes and will definitely go to as many of them as I can." Read more
Piping Hot Kitchen

Piping Hot Kitchen

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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.
A Taste Of Heaven Catering Service

A Taste Of Heaven Catering Service

27+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Eduardo B. says, "Excellent instructor and very patient. She definitely does a thorough job." Read more
S.O.S.A.B. Inc.

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

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
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


New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Alexandria, VA
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!...

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?

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