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Riverside Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Chanee S.
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Chef mumsie is a very skilled chef and has mastered her culinary skills to a point of no return. At the tasting I received a very thought out layout to every dish and beverage that would be presented at my event I was blown away by the professionalism that she extended to me and will surely come back again

  • 33 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lois K.
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I was looking for a cooking instructor for my daughter who has a gluten sensitivity as well as OAS (oral allergy syndrome). Luckily for us, Theo was intrigued and he certainly was up for this challenge! He was able to show her how to easily cook foods she could eat and how to plan her meals. She will be continuing with Theo because he has helped her so many ways already. It has given me a sense of relief as a mom that my daughter will continue to be in great hands with Theo and she can now eat something besides gluten free mac and cheese!!! Thanks Theo, you're the best!

  • 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.

Cooking Block
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
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!

Personal Chef Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rick C.
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My wife and I hired Lynn to teach a cooking class to a group of tweens. Lynn worked with us on the recipes--she was creative and really had the kids engaged. They had a ball and learned at the same time. The best part is she came to us so I could work while the kids did their thing. At the end, most all the kids wanted to know when their next cooking lesson was with Miss Lynn. I highly recommend her.

Custom Made Culinary
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy G.
Verified review

Chef Paul is wonderful. He is very thorough, well trained, willing to answer questions, and very personable. I would recommend Chef Paul to anyone, and will definitely hire him for more cooking classes.

  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Loan L.
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I took 3 cooking classes with chef Karla in 2014 and they were all outanding. The 5 weeks Professional Pastry course were fantastic and very comprehensive. I have greatly improved my baking skills and have achieved consistent results from Chef Karla's good tips and correct techniques. The Appetizers and Truffles classes were also very good. Chef Karla is a very talented culinary and pastry chef. More importantly, she insures that all students have the hand-on experience and have fun while creating beautiful dishes.

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.

Chef Brian York
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Maggie S.
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    I have had the privilege of working with Chef Brian for over 5 years. I was an Event Director for a large company who owned upscale apartment communities in Orange County. Chef Brian was our resident Chef at our monthly community cooking classes. He is AMAZING! His personal recipes are fantastic, his instruction is top notch and his way with people is unparalleled! I would recommend Chef Brian to anyone looking for a fantastic event, whether it is a small personal gathering or a large scale event, you can't go wrong with Chef Brian!

    Ollie George
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      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!

      Donnè By Chef Teresa
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Lauren H.
      Verified review

      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
        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!

        About

        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.

        About

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

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        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.

        About

        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!

        About

        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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        We offer artisan cooking classes, including: * preservation * bread making * cheese making * weekly dinner planning We provide slow food and organic-inspired classes and meals.

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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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        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!

        About

        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.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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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