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Browse these cooking classes with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Costa Mesa.

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Chef Marcel Catering
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

Marcel created a delicious menu based on my preferences to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry group of 15. Incredibly professional and friendly, he has a real passion for cooking. He got a round of applause from our group when he left and then we even brought him back last minute to cook an additional meal for us one day because enjoyed it so much. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. We will definitely work with him again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
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I hired Haute Productions for a private cooking class for a bachelor party event, and we had the best time. Keith was an awesome teacher and host, he made the experience wonderful. Everyone had a blast and it was the best part of the entire weekend. Not to mention the fact that the food was awesome! I would highly recommend using Haute Productions for any event you may have.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
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We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

LaLa Ziemski Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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I used Lauren for a 14 person dinner party. The food was SO SO good. Lauren was efficient, communicative and great to work with. Everyone loved her cooking.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes A.
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I have had the experience of tasting and enjoying Mr. segar's culinary services in many occasions and find him to be an excellent cook. His cooking abilities are very gourmet and he is very good at improvising and coming up with exquisit results.

Party Box
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn V.
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Diane and her staff were excellent. They came on time, they helped serve and clean up. I had several guest who arrived late and she offered to allow me to keep her chaffing dish to pick it up later. Just a delight to work with and the food was fantastic, especially the turkey lasagna. To die for. Would strongly recommend.

Lifestyle Changes 2 Health
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nanci L.
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Linda came to our home and showed us how to cook several dishes in a healthy and delicious way. She made the process very fun. It felt like a party. We learned a lot about cooking and eating healthfully and will be able to use that information in our daily food prep. I highly recommend her and am sure you would be happy that you enlisted her services.

Living Veg
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Malia F.
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Shelly not only makes vegan cooking simple and delicious, she provides the tools and tricks you need to prepare meals for your family! She teaches with love and passion and educates the public about plant-based nutrition and provides the info you need to make the switch from omnivore to vegan or enhance your current vegan lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and vegan for 9 years and I learned so much from Shelly just from one class! I can’t wait to learn more, as she has so much to offer and an entire cook book worth of recipes in her head to impress any chef!

The Family Farm Box
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy R.
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I've worked with Diane as both a journalist and an educational collaborator for more than five years. We've taught classes together, shared ideas and journalistic by-lines. I enjoy visiting her blog, The Family Farm Box for seasonal culinary inspiration. We regularly reprint her FFB recipes on EatSomethingSexy.com as our Recipe of the Week and they are always well-received by our readers.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Regina B.
Verified review

It just doesn't get better salads, sandwiches, lunch entrées that taste great and are healthy at the same time. Every meal choice you make lends to chef L's passion for organic food and his mastery in cooking it. Impatiently waiting for my next meal. Try it, you will like it!!!

Heather's Helpful Hints
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Peggy C. I had tried Heather’s Savory Artichoke Heart, Crispy Sage, Caramelized Onion and Italian Cheese Quiche—and knew it was good; along with her very special (& somewhat decadent) Savory Caramelized Vidalia Onion Cheesecake_Spread, so I ordered both for the holidays. They were made with love and care and brought to my door. I loved having them on hand—as you know there are always more mouths to feed around the holidays! The care and pride she takes in her work really shows. The dip/spread is a real treat—very elegant and rich. The quiche is unlike any we’ve ever had and is truly delicious. I would highly recommend her and her cooking for anyone’s event or home.

Good2eat4U
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Elaine helped my daughter and I with cooking lessons and menu ideas that would work with both of our dietary issues. We spent an afternoon together - through the magic of web cams. We prepared a vegetable lasagna, a spinach and strawberry salad, the most amazing miso soup ever and a squash and edamame treat that was out of this world. The dishes we prepared were made from fresh, organic ingredients that were gluten free, light on salt and most importantly quick and easy to prepare in our busy schedules. Elaine took every culinary and dietary issue of ours and came back with brilliant solutions. Elaine is knowledgeable and approachable with the ability to communicate what she knows without being preachy. I've ordered the Herblends seasonings, and she also has a cookbook. I'm very impressed her knowledge and abilities make great food and show us how she does it.

Kim Kennedy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Having had little experience cooking before working with Kim, I didn't know what to expect. But I couldn't be happier with how much I've learned so far. She has taught me to cook really healthy and some of the more indulgent stuff. I've learned specific dishes like homemade gnocchi with pesto and also skills that I can use to cook my own dishes. Knife skills, pan skills and most importantly for me flavor combinations. So even if I'm making a salad or sandwich at home I can take flavor combinations and make them my own. I would recommend her to anyone with any type of food or occasion.

Meraki Meals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
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We hired Jory for a 20 person office party. Jory's cooking was immaculately presented and so flavorful. We wanted delicious food that was organic, sustainable and healthy—and he delivered. He made Lemon caper chicken, a chickpea tzatziki salad with olives, pesto vegetable medley, homemade granola with yogurt and honey, and charred tomato and kale salad with feta. All served in festive silver platters. On top of the food tasting superb, Jory was a great host and fit in seamlessly with our guests whose questions were answered professionally and in good spirits. Using him again. For sure.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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Chef Ray Lopez was exceptional. He prepared and incredible meal and had history for each dish. He was professional and a wonderful cook. Would hire him again.

You Too Can Eat Healthy!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica O.
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Marukah is an excellent chef. I hired her for a cooking party at my home and not only was the food delicious, but she was very professional and made sure everything was clean while she prepared everything for the meals. All of my guests got to participate in cooking every single course. I highly recommend her services. I have hired her again but this time we are having a children cooking party to teach our kids how they can eat healthy too!

About

I am a bartender and a cook and a cosmetologist! I can make drinks and do your hair, makeup or nails too!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I specialize in teaching how to convert traditional recipes to lighter and cleaner fare. I encourage instinctive creativity in the kitchen.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer catering, personal chef service, and cooking lessons. I do parties. I have 30 years of experience. I'm an expert in cooking and pastry.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a passion for creative and nourishing foods. I offer vegan personal chef services, private hands-on cooking lessons and holistic wellness coaching. I help people with food allergies and dietary restrictions to get unstuck and fall (back) in love with eating or cooking!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have 20 years of restaurant cooking. I have experience in breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am also an assistant pastor and have great people and problem-solving skills.

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Need Cooking Lessons for a Beginner

Encinitas, CA

  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    this is a gift for daughter in law, she is basically a vegetarian, meat sometimes
  • $200
    Average price
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