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Los Angeles Beginner Cooking Instructors

Browse these beginner cooking classes with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Los Angeles.

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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.
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.

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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.

Good2eat4U
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

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.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Luis O.
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Chef L, came in to a very difficult situation and did great. Chef L gave my son and I private cooking lessons which went great, it was a great experience for both of us. It is allowing me to have something to connect with my son with since sports are not his thing. I really recommend Chef L, the food was great and his ability to simplify everything allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves.

CuisinebyValerie
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Krista H.
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Valerie started cooking for my family this week. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with her and eat her tasty and healthy food. Highly recommend.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 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.

GarbanTillo
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Francis L.
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Jesus is an excellent chef! He cooks authentic Spanish meal that is amazing. The dinner that he made for us was just incredible. My favorite was his seafood paella and chocolate ganache cake is perfection! Highly recommend his service.

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!

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
Verified review

His knowledge was amazing. He was able to breakdown, in an easy to understand way, the science, and the art of cooking. What was also great was that he didn't just teach recipes, he taught the different principles of cooking and because of that I can create great, delicious dishes from scratch, not matter what I have in the fridge. My mind was blown when we covered salads. I didn't know there was another side of salads that made it more enticing and more high class. (see picture below) Overall, Chef Know-It-All is an amazing, artful chef that has the ability to make others fall in love with cooking. He's patient, insightful, and heavily invested in the student's progress and success. Every question I had, he answered. And every hurdle I had, he helped me get over it. Oh and did I mention it was fun! He taught me some flair tricks that the professionals use to make cooking fancy. Now I'm flipping sauces, cooking with big fires, and sprinkling flourishes left and right! I simply can't enough. 5 out of 5 stars for me.

The Pit Stop BBQ, LLC
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen B.
Verified review

Pam came over and provided us private instruction in our home on basic cooking skills. Pam did a great job. We will be hiring again this next weekend to help us with preparing for Thanksgiving since it will be our first time cooking everything ourselves. I would recommend Pam to anyone looking for cooking instruction.

Fork & Thyme Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey H.
Verified review

From the moment Lindsay contacted me with a quote, I was excited to have her cook for a very special birthday celebration. She was thorough, thoughtful, and she easily switched a few things up when I explained that one of our guests had some dietary restrictions. She asked to bring a server to help move the evening along, and I was happy she had the help (and Yvette was an absolute doll). On the day of the party, she was prompt, came incredibly prepared, and not only was course after course unbelievably delicious, but served in and on beautiful dishes (she provided). She and her server were personable, helpful, and by the time we were done eating the beautiful 4 course meal, the entire kitchen was spotless, and she was ready to head out. I will absolutely ask Lindsay to cook for us again, and hope it's not too long before I do so. I cannot recommend her more highly. Book her before some celebrity snatches her up as their personal!!

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly V.
Verified review

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.

Living Veg
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Malia F.
Verified review

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!

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.

Chef Sean
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Hired The Chef to cook for an anniversary for me and my wife. He came and perform his job excellent and we had a great time learning how to prepare meals. For our anniversary she wanted to stay home cook dinner with the family and I couldn’t of asked for a better chef to help me. We incorporated my kids and they wanted pizza so pizza is what we did. Can’t wait for our next encounter and opportunity to work together.

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