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Irvine Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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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.

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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Darryl T.
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Amazing experience and great cook. Cooked everything from scratch and all the food is fresh. Chef Travis also teaches you how to cook and has customized recipes. Give him a try you won't be disappointed.

  • 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.

Aline Healthy Chef
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Tally W.
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I have been lucky enough to be treated to Aline's cooking and company through a friend so when she started her cooking classes I was in! She finds the way to use lots of vegetables and grains in her classes & makes eating fresh, healing, delicious food all so simple in her relaxed and adorable way

Cooking Block
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dianna A.
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I have had the pleasure of knowing John since 2013 and have enjoyed the multitude of classes offered at the Cooking Block. The creativity, diversity and ambiance has been amazing!

Peralta
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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"I have been trying to get Ed Masciana to teach for ages so that I can take his classes. He is a marvelous cook (chef), teacher, who in addition to knowing Italian food and cooking techniques, has an extensive knowledge of other cuisines---American, French--and the chemistry of food/cooking. I was lucky enough to have Ed teach me the essentials of stock making---fish, chicken, beef and then, how to use the results to make marvelous (the best I ever had and not the usual tomato heavy) cioppino. This lesson taught me how incorporating home made stock elevated whatever soups, braises, etc I would attempt. He also showed me sautéing techniques, imparting a thoughtful approach to sautéing vegetables (and meat/fish as well) based on their density and structure. (I'm still learning, but this was an invaluable lesson.) Ed is a great teacher. He is easy to learn from. He's considerate, imparts skills naturally, with a good sense of humor, so one learns without feeling intimidated. As far as the "being on time" question, that does not even come into play. He's a real teacher with professional standards. He's there to teach when this is called for.

Living Veg
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 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 Saucy Redhead
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Miriam M.
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Run, do not walk, to take advantage of ANYTHING this woman has to offer - cooking classes, ecstatically delicious food, catering, challah, CAKES, meals, WOW!!! It is rare indeed to find someone so talented with this level of integrity, care and love. IF you have a chance to receive any of Betsy's services, consider yourself blessed.

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly V.
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Chef Nancy did a series of healthy culinary classes in various homes including one that I hosted in our home. The classes were interactive, about 4 hours long and very informative as well as fun. Nancy asked each hostess what main dish they were interested in learning to cook or what cooking technique they wanted to learn. She then created a full menu around our request. Nancy bought all the groceries fresh the day of the class and came fully prepared bringing her cooking equipment and utensils to our homes. Everyone loved the food and Nancy was warm and friendly and most everyone learned something new. Highly recommend Chef Nancy.

Chef Michelle & Co
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth E.
Verified review

Had my first at-home lesson today. Michelle is a kind, polite, well-humored chef who teaches well. The meal we prepared together was simply delicious. Didn't know I had it in me but Michelle did! Salivating in anticipation of my next cooking lesson with her next week.

Morrison Lane
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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Joe catered an event at my home for more than 75 guests who were to be served an assortment of appetizers and finger foods. Joe's delightful and original menu more than made the event enjoyable and elegant as I hoped. The quality and service were excellent.

Ollie George
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Keesha L.
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I have had nothing but awesome experiences working with chef Ollie George. She is creative and passionate and it really shows in the wonderful recipes she teaches. I have had the pleasure of taking a series of classes from her and recently took a fun cooking class with my 2 daughters, making the most delicious salmon ceviche! I used to be lost in the kitchen but now have the confidence to create beautiful meals for my family and actually enjoy cooking! Thanks Ollie!

Diplomatic Eats
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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Christina Johnson is extremely talented! As a foodie I have very high standards and she always exceeds expectations. Christina is very creative and is passionate about cooking and entertaining. I have attended her cooking classes, formal dinners, and parties. She is great to work with and I always come away having tried something unique or learned a great new skill.

Donnè By Chef Teresa
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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Teresa took time to understand my needs and what I wanted to get out of my experience with her. She also spent a lot of time personalizing our day together and being thoughtful about how to schedule and plan it all out so that I got the most out of it. I learned a ton of tips since we went through the entire process, from picking out my ingredients through preparation. Teresa was willing to answer any question (no matter how silly) I had along the process and adjust to any changes I requested. Teresa is really knowledgable and experienced, as was evident throughout my time with her. I would 100%, no doubt, hire Teresa for many more cooking experiences/classes in the future. I definitely feel more confident in the kitchen after spending a day with her.

Culinary Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Angela W.
Verified review

I hired chefSean for a private cooking class for myself and 2 friends. We had so much fun!!!!! ChefSean taught us girls how to cook authentic Mexican food. He was very informative and patient with us girls. ChefSean was very professional and clean which was very important to me. I would definitely hire him again. Thank you Chef!

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Catering cooking classes. We give to client a life experience where all you sens discover a new adventure. We do for special need, diet. We make it fun, artistic and tasty.

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I do culinary training and cooking work shops! I do pizza making, cooking classes for couples and much more!

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I am a personal chef willing to provide a complete food experience in the form of parties, multicourse dinners, cooking classes, and specialty menu development.

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GastroPerfection offers a wide range of at-home cooking classes and cooking parties, tailored to your personal needs. We strive to provide you with a fun, relaxing, and unique cooking experience. Why choose GastroPerfection? We offer a quality recipes and a personalized service makes GastroPerfection the perfect complement for your dinner party, children's birthday, or Sunday brunch. Our experienced chefs will walk you through your favorite recipes and the dishes you've always wanted to make, but never knew how. Your passion for food and our experience will translate into delicious meals made right in your home. We genuinely care about our customers and do much better than is expected to provide the best customer support. We do such things, while offering you at-home cooking classes at a good value.

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The chefs and servers at Rosebud Gourmet strive to make life easy and enjoyable for customers. Hosting a dinner party or any event can be stressful and time consuming. We allow hosts and hostesses to sit back and relax!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have been inspired to enlighten other people to use food as a tool in order to improve upon their condition after experiencing my own health and wellness successes through this Cooking for Cancer approach. We have to take an active role in maintaining a healthy body, and that is what I firmly believe in. We can no longer afford to relinquish the responsibility for our health to the medical industry. To preserve and keep our body healthy is our duty. We can no longer keep on poisoning our bodies with foods that are loaded with preservatives and pesticides, which is why I now offer Cooking for Cancer classes because I believe in it, especially when our health is compromised. I follow the 80/20 rule -- 80% raw and 20% cooked, as well as 80% alkaline and 20% acidic food. In my cooking classes, I provide tips and guidelines on how to formulate and maintain a satisfying and healthy diet in a creative and simple way.

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