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  • Happy Vegan Cooking Classes

    We offer vegan cooking and baking lessons for all ages. Learn to make healthy swaps and create easy, delicious vegan recipes everyone will love. We provide vegan, raw, macrobiotic, and/or high-carb and low-fat recipes.

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  • Cures From The Kitchen

    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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  • Big Mommas Southern Sweets & Treats

    (3 reviews)

    We provide the following: * Healthy lifestyle catering * Cooking classes * Southern cuisine prepared in a healthy manner * Taco cart * Kids' party cooking class * Romantic lunch * Delivery to destination sites

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  • Top Cat Caterers

    (5 reviews)

    We offer the following: 1) Catering services Top Cat Caterers offers boutique, creative and small event catering for groups of up to 50 people. We will work with you and within your budget to provide a delicious and personalized menu that is perfectly suited to your tastes, whether it is a bridal shower brunch, a family reunion picnic, a formal business luncheon, or a wedding reception dinner. We can also cater to food-specific requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine options. 2) Private chef services If you are celebrating a milestone anniversary, an intimate family birthday, or a bridal or baby shower, our private chefs will come to your home and create an elegant, restaurant-style dining experience for you and your guests. 3) Gourmet home cooking classes Do you always wanted to learn how to cook? Top Cat Caterers offers gourmet home cooking classes right in your own kitchen! Get a hands-on instruction and experience making "foodie" favorites, such as creamy risotto, homemade pasta, or delectable desserts, or maybe you want to learn the basics, such as knife skills, and classic techniques, such as braising, grilling, smoking, and sauces. We will cater the class to what you want to learn! Your instructor will bring chef knives, cutting boards, and aprons for all participants and everyone goes home with a packet of recipes! 4) Wine appreciation classes Do you want to learn more about the basics of wine tasting, or focus on a specific wine regions or grape varietals? Gather your friends for a wine-tasting party! Our classes are both fun and educational. Learn why it's important to swirl the wine in the glass, what the color of wine can tell you, and how aromas and flavors reveal the characteristics of certain wine varietals. The following are just a few of the classes that we currently offer: * The basics of wine tasting * New world vs. old world * Champagne and sparkling * Amore! The best of Italy * Getting to know the "noble grapes" * Wines of Spain and Portugal * French royalty (wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux) * South American treasures (Chile and Argentina) * Pinot Noirs from around the world

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  • Julisa's Catering and Cooking Classes

    Hello, future client! My name is Julisa Orozco, and I'm 24 years old. I love to cook and entertain! I currently cook for all the weddings and private events at the resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California. We cater to an exclusive and high-end clientele. I look forward to offer my services and personalize your experience working with me! I offer a variety services like meal prep, catering a special event, and cooking classes! If you would like another service offered that I didn't list, let me know! I specialize in special diets and a variety of cuisines!

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  • Eat Love and Train

    I am a recipe writer, cookbook author and nutrition coach from Bulgaria. I live and work in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. I offer health-themed cooking classes for people with all sorts of diets, including flexible, paleo, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free! My passion is to educate people how to make quick and delicious meals in a short time, while having fun and enjoying life!

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  • Nirvana Grille & Catering

    We are a full-service restaurant available for private events, special occasions, and dining. We provide off-site catering with staffing, bar, rentals, and all the culinary needs for all special occasions, denominational events, corporate events, showers, etc. Available as well is a private home and event chef, along with private and group cooking classes.

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  • Rosebud Gourmet

    We, at Rosebud Gourmet, are committed to bringing you a fantastic culinary experience. You will taste the passion we have for food in every bite. We are happy to help you design the perfect menu for your occasion. We can cater small and intimate, to large and elaborate events. Our chefs have been professionally trained in adapting all of our wonderful creations to fit your dietary needs. Whether gluten-free, sugar-free, or low-fat, you will still enjoy our wonderful flavors and creative spark while maintaining your standards. We provide catering services for: * weddings * birthdays * dinner parties * graduations * anniversaries * cocktail parties * baby showers * and many more special events We also make one-of-a-kind, custom designed cakes and desserts for all your special celebrations and events. We also offer cooking and baking classes. All ages are welcome and encouraged. Our classes include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. You can take the classes in your own kitchen (so you can begin to learn your way around your kitchen) or in the Rosebud kitchen. We also provide children's cooking class for birthday parties. We will host the event in the Rosebud kitchen or come to your home (we set up and clean up; we leave your kitchen and home more sparkling than it was upon our arrival). We offer kid-friendly cooking class such as green alien macaroni and cheese, zoo party pasta, monkey-face salad, mini sliders, personal pizzas, caramel apple nachos, cookie/brownie pizzas, and cupcake/cookie decorating classes. All are kid-friendly classes are very popular.

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  • Peg's Cooking

    I am offering both hands-on and demonstration classes for beginners, adults, and young chefs. Themes include freshly-made pasta, citrus achiote marinated grilled pork tenderloin, salmon grilled on a cedar plank, chipotle mashed potatoes, tules with lime mousse and raspberries, apple tarte tatin, chocolate truffle tart with whipped cream, and much more.

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  • Fresh Fork Personal Chef Services

    The services I provide are the following: * Weekly Personal Chef Services (In-home and Delivery) * Dinner Parties * Event Catering * Cooking Classes * Corporate Lunches * Menu Consultation

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  • Little RasQals whole food unscrambled

    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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  • Cooking With Linda

    I am providing cooking skill lessons for individuals, families and groups. I specialize in hands-on or demonstration classes. I enjoy guiding students through basic techniques using simple and tasty and recipes. My style is easy and relaxed. After learning basic techniques and a few skills, you will effortlessly prepare delicious meals for your family and friends. All skill levels are welcome. I can take you from where you are to the next level. My goal is to inspire confidence no matter what your level is. I enjoy teaching all levels. For beginner cooks, my mission is to help individuals and families quickly prepare fresh, healthy food without using processed products. I can show you how to ditch that box of mac and cheese, jar of pasta sauce, bottle of ranch dressing and skip the drive through for your own fresh homemade versions. For seasoned cooks, I teach you how to be sure the recipe you are using will work. The truth is that many recipes are not tested before they are printed in that famous chef cookbook and magazine or posted to the internet. Often times, your dish does not turn out because the recipe is poorly written and has nothing to do with your skill. Let me show you how to avoid wasting time and money. I look forward to hearing from you, and am I excited that you want to learn to cook.

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  • OCtreats

    I am a pastry chef, baking and cooking instructor. I bake to order for your special events, anything from pies, or custom cookies to wedding cakes. I also teach baking and cooking classes. Group classes are taught at a local kitchen that's perfect for up to 8 students. There are scheduled classes, and additional classes can be added with a minimum of 4 students. Classes can also be arranged in your home. It can be either one-on-one or with a group of your family and friends. All classes are hands-on, and recipes will be given in class.

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  • Piecemakers Country Store

    Piecemakers Country Store is a one-of-a-kind business that offers everything from original design quilts to the following: * Unique gift items * Home decorating items * Incredible holiday decor * Beautiful fabrics * Trims * Ribbons * All sorts of notions * A tea room serving lunch and great baked goods We offer over 120 classes every quarter with instructors from around the world. Our classes include the following: * Quilting * Embroidery * Knitting * Crochet * Art * Gourds * Paper arts * Jewelry * Doll making * Sewing * Book making * Cooking and much more The complete details can be seen on the Piecemakers' website. In addition, we have a construction business which offers complete home remodeling service and a handyman service, too. We also hold several craft festivals a year in our beautiful, tree-lined parking lot!

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  • Catered Courses

    I am a French trained chef, and I would love to share my passion for food with you. Whether you are looking for cooking classes in the comfort of your home or want a summer brunch for you and your closest friends on the terrace, or you are ready for a private chef to bring a taste of France to your dining room with a seven-course meal, Catered Courses is for you.

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  • Minichiello's Catering

    (3 reviews)

    Minichiello's Catering is a full-service catering company that also provides private chef services and culinary instructions. Jennifer Minichiello is a certified executive chef who enjoys cooking and catering for parties and events of any size. With over 25 years of experience in the food industry, chef Jen has been teaching culinary for the last four years and enjoys catering for parties of any size and function. Chef Jen's experience and service range from intimate soirees to large-scale events, such as the following: * Dinner for two * "Girls' night in" for a lesson on creating sauces * Bridal shower for up to 20 guests * Wedding for up to 300 guests * Corporate event for up to 5,000 guests * Birthday parties * Memorials * Charity benefits * Hospitality tents, etc. From a party of two to a party of 10,000, chef Jen will work with you to custom tailor your culinary needs and design a menu to fit your events. While working at the Aquarium of the Pacific and The Queen Mary, chef Jen planned and cooked for large parties of up to 13,500, has catered the hospitality tents at the Long Beach Grand Prix, the Rose Bowl, TED events and the Governor's women's conference and can successfully manage your event. Whether your function is big or small, chef Jen brings the utmost attention to the details as well as meeting the different nutritional requirements of your guests. Chef Jen also loves to teach. 1. Are you looking for a fun culinary evening with the girls to learn a new skill? 2. Do you need help with weekly menu planning for your family? 3. Are you looking for a teamwork event for your office? 4. Are you in need of a private chef in your home? 5. Are you hosting a New Year's eve party? 6. Are you planning a wedding? Chef Jen can help you with everything, from menu consulting to full-service event catering. With many resources for event planning, chef Jen can guide and provide you with the staff, menu and services to make your event memorable. Chef Jen offers the following: 1. Large event catering * Weddings * Parties and banquets * Corporate events * Charity events * Fundraisers * Government events * Hospitality tents 2. Small event catering * Private parties (birthdays and special occasions) * Bridal showers * Engagement parties * Baby showers * Cocktail parties * Memorial services * Holiday parties * Anniversary parties * Luncheon and tea services 3. Private chef services * Home entertaining (two or more) * Family meal prep * Holiday meals * Wine pairing evenings 4. Culinary classes * Large or small group classes * "Girls night in" themes * Teamwork building classes * Holiday treats or meals classes Some of chef Jen's many services are as follows: * Menu design and preparation * Foods and supplies purchasing * Multi-course meal preparation for two to 10,000 * Kitchen management and cleanup * Table arrangement and services * Buffet arrangement and services * Drop off service and meal delivery * Culinary instruction, family or event * Resources for full event planning * Venue locations for your events Jennifer also donates her culinary skills to Project Self Sufficiency of Huntington Beach, St. Joseph Hospital and Camp Conrad-Chinnock.

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  • Urban Cuisine

    Please refer to website. All personal chef needs. Including shopping, cleaning, cooking, storage, meal planning and all diet needs and consultations. Also in home cooking classes.

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  • Artisan Meals

    I provide personal chef services and do healthy and flavorful meals. I'm offering fat-free, gluten-free, high-protein and customized menus. I also do cooking classes for adults and kids 6 years and up.

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  • I primarily bartend and cater for private dinner parties. I don't cook but organize everything from foods, linens, desserts, wine pairings, and cigar bars. Basically, I do everything you'd do if you had the time. I'm highly organized, meticulous, loyal, pleasant to guests and get repeated business just by the level of etiquette, class and respect I bring.

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  • Grilled Pear

    I provide private chef and catering as well as cooking classes. I offer interactive parties and pizza parties for children and adults. I do clean, fresh food that are simple, delicious and of freshest quality products. I prepare classic menu to healthy vegetarian and vegan.

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    DANGOND CATERING

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    Andres Dangond is a renowned private chef who offers group and private cooking lessons for kids and adults of all levels. He also does menu consulting, recipe development, and more.

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    Cures From The Kitchen

    Learn to cook your favorite dish and let Nena Niessen be your guide. She offers healthy cooking classes, as well as providing guidelines on how to maintain a healthy diet in a simple way.

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    Margaret Ferrazzi

    Margaret Ferrazzi is a cooking teacher, personal organizer and a private chef to individuals and families. She has a wide variety of solutions to your specific needs.

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    GastroPerfection

    These experienced chefs provide customized and fun at-home cooking classes as well as cooking parties. They also offer personalized services for children's birthdays, dinner parties and others.

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  • Healthy Living Workshops, Events & Services

    T's Space

    Feel better and do more of the activities you enjoy with T's Space. They offer healthy living workshops including holistic nutrition consultations. They also provide pregnancy services, detox support and more.

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  • Full-service Catering & Party Planning

    Back To The Kitchen

    Back To The Kitchen offers full-service catering, party planning and in-home cooking demonstrations for children and adults. They also provide food that meet your diets and specifications.

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  • Cooking Teacher & Speaker

    Clifford A. Wright

    Let Clifford Wright provide you with private and group cooking classes. This reliable cooking teacher also offers writing service, and much more.

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  • Private Chef

    Swagga Chef Catering and Private Chef Company

    Je'Varr Payne is a celebrity chef and caterer who offers personal chef services along with catering and cooking classes. This provider also handles food management for private estates.

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  • Pastry Chef, Baking & Cooking Instructor

    OCtreats

    Jen Kosman is a pastry chef who provides custom cookies, pies, wedding cakes, and more. She also offers group and private cooking and baking classes, among others.

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  • Healthy, Natural & Easy Cooking Classes For Kids & Adults

    Celine's Cuisine

    Celine offers healthy and natural cooking classes featuring vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, French, Italian, and Spanish dishes, among others. She also does pastry workshops and farmer's market cooking classes.

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    Food Alchemy & Catering

    Food Alchemy & Catering offers custom meals, as well as interactive cooking parties. They also provide some of the best cooking classes which include one-on-one nutritional and cooking lessons.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Gettin' Saucy In The Kitchen

    (5 reviews)

    Elizabeth G.

    This was my first formal cooking class, I’m glad I chose the right person to help me brush up my skills. Melissa was very professional, informative and flexible. She definitely showed me new things I thought I was familiar with. She asked about specific recipes that my husband and I like or dislike. She offered some recipes as well. The food was delicious! She even gave wine pairing suggestions. I would definitely recommend Melissa! I will certainly be returning and would love to bring some friends along.

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“Need a Cooking Instructor”

Trabuco Canyon, CA

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Skill improvement
Cooking type
Modern cuisine
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Private / Individual
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I really need to learn some basic techniques and gourmet chicken recipes. I am also interested in cooking classes.
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“Need a Cooking Instructor”

Glendale, CA

Goal
New skill (general education)
Cooking type
Modern cuisine, Italian, French, I'm not sure, Other (german)
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Private / Individual
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have no experience other than opening cans and heating up vegetable and cooking potatoes once in a while. want to learn how to prepare a simple meal of any kind for myself and one other --
$75
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“Need a Cooking Skills Instructor”

Redondo Beach, CA

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Skill improvement
Cooking type
I'm not sure
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This is a birthday gift for someone who to LOVE to cook (and eat!). I dont know his skill level as we eat out a lot but he does have excellent taste in food and an appreciation for spice, etc. I think one lesson might spark many more...
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