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  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Enri H.
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Fast, professional and Dorrenda can cook!!! She made 4 bulk meals for me all of which I'd made myself half a dozen times but I can say without a doubt she surpassed mine. She has TCT... Taste, she understands how to use herbs and spices to add flavor instead of salt and butter. Clean, the old adage clean as you go...she was the personification of it!! Time (did I mention this lady is fast!) I will not embarrass myself with how long it would have taken me to do the same but she did it in a fraction of the time! I've had cooks in the past come and cook for me and they were friendly but not very skilled or skilled but the personality of sandpaper. Dorrenda has both and more, I will hire her again and have actually... already set our next appointment!

Chic Personal Chef LLC
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Chad S.
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Sasha with Body & Soul Food did a fabulous job with my personal cooking class in my kitchen. I set this class up as a date with my girl friend and she enjoyed it very much. Sasha was very well prepared and it was such a joy having her demonstrated and instructing us on the dishes we made. Our class was schedule around lunch time so we enjoyed the dishes as our lunch. It was such a perfect date. Good food and fun. I highly recommend this experience to people wanting to do something different as a date. Sasha is the one to call to make it happen.

The Great Plate
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jan L.
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Anna has been cooking for me for quite some time. Everything she makes is wonderful She is very creative but can also make the good old "comfort foods". Her meat loaf is the best you have ever tasted. She has made my day more than once preparing dinner for me when I was dead tired at the end of the day Also cooking dinner for a dinner party and letting me enjoy my guests. Love her!!

Witnessing Nature, LLC
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Payton B.
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Jennifer was everything I hoped for and more than I expected!! I hired her to conduct a family cooking class for Mother's Day. She was able to accommodate my last-minute request and tailored the meal to our preferences. She is professional, patient (I have teenage brothers), and a very talented chef. She shared a lot of fun tips & tricks of the trade and because she brought all of the ingredients & tools we were able to pull off the perfect surprise! An awesome group activity where everybody participates--Hire her if you get the chance!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laura Y.
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I took a private boot camp cooking class with Tiffani a few weeks ago. I can't say enough amazing things about her! She taught me so much in a short period of time and gave me lots of confidence to start cooking on my own. Tiffani is an outstanding cooking instructor!

Miller Marcus Catering
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Georgianna M.
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Amanda led a cooking demonstration for my friends and I, in celebration of a friend's birthday. The event lasted about 2 hours and included us watching, helping to make and eating salad, ravioli and dessert (panna cotta).

Annaels Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynne K.
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Annael is a professional in every way! Her ability to prepare all different types of dishes makes her the perfect choice to cater any type of event! The food is fabulous... Especially the desserts!

Flame & Fish
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James B.
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Sarah worked with me as chef onboard a 34m private sailing yacht. Her arrival onboard was serendipitous. When Sarah joined us at the eleventh hour; she had no time to provision, explore the galley (kitchen) or menu plan. She came onboard and it was 1-2-3 cook. Under these most challenging of circumstances she excelled and ultimately made a family cruise in New Zealand a great success. Given such an auspicious start Sarah was invited to stay onboard and happily for us she accepted. Since then we have cruised the Caribbean and Europe crossing the Atlantic three times. As a chef I have I hold Sarah in the very highest esteem. Her food was varied, healthy, balanced, beautiful and delicious. Sarah lives and breathes food. It is her passion and her hobby. Sarah’s culinary knowledge is well founded in the basic principles of cooking and that of nutrition. Her expansive knowledge of cuisine is worldly, yet she maintains a desire to learn and a healthy deference to the opinion of others. In the galley she is organized, keeps her station clean and is never flustered. As an individual she is passionate, a hard worker, entertaining and possesses a keen sense of humor. Sarah has a deep interest in current affairs which always makes conversations with her engaging. Cooking at sea on a sailing yacht is uniquely challenging. Not once did I hear Sarah complain which is testament to her character. I highly recommend Sarah. I can be contacted at should the need arise. James Barrett Captain

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian L.
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Elyse's cooking was absolutely delicious. Her passion for food came through in her creative menu pairings and flavorful dishes. Her ability to wisk together everyday things in my cupboard into a culinary masterpiece was truly inspiring. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a chef on any occasion.


After working at Western Culinary Institute, I retired to AZ. I would like to have a part-time job as a personal chef. I can cook whatever you like.


We provide catering all types of cuisine menus and parties. We also specialize in on-call chef work. We handle private parties and cooking classes.


I provide personal chef services for any sized group and cooking lessons for all skill levels. Tell me what you'd like to learn, and I'll design classes for you . I teach all skill levels and most cuisines.


I love to cook for you! Whether you are wanting to learn, be entertained, or just need daily meals, I am your gal. Whatever your stomach desires, I can help!


We are a competition team with many awards including AZ Barbeque 2014 team of the year winning all four categories, multiple grand champions, and 2014 BCS team of the year. We do competition-style BBQ for events and cooking classes. We are flexible in what we can cook, and we are affordable.


I am a certified chef who enjoys both cooking and teaching others to cook. If you are hosting an event, I would be happy to do the cooking and clean-up for you or to help you do it yourself. If you are too busy to cook during the week, but tired of restaurant and take-out food, I can prepare and serve a meal for you or prepare meals for the week that you can have on the table in minutes. If you would like to cook for yourself or for your family and friends but just never learned how, I can help with that as well.


My name is Austin, and I work to enrich the lives of others through quality food. Whether you are seeking cooking lessons at home or simply wanting someone to handle dinner once a week, I am here to assist.

  • 11 years in business

We offer recreational cooking classes, as well as a Practical Cooking Series and a Pastry Series. Our corporate culinary team building events are the best the Valley has to offer. Off-site and on-site catering is available from our professional Chefs and staff.


I like all people and only with to do my very best for them.


As a chef of over 25 years, provide the finest food for your guests. I specialize in smaller groups in your home, yacht or aircraft.


I will teach any type of cooking. You, the client, must provide the equipment and supplies, and I will teach you to use what you have. Otherwise, we will be going over diet styles, cultures and the history of food to reach a better understanding of the palate. Supplies will either be predetermined or shopped together, whichever is necessary.

  • 4 years in business

I love to cook and to share my passion with others. I'll teach you basic, everyday cooking and culinary masterpieces at a very fair price.

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How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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Need a Cooking Instructor for Kids

Tempe, AZ

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    11 yr old girls
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