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San Jose Couples Cooking Instructors

Browse these couples cooking lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 119 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Penny H.
Verified review

He contacted me immediately. We are going to do cooking classes in February. We've spoken on the phone and he is so friendly. He has stayed in touch with me and he deserves 10 stars!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.
Verified review

Having Sat cook for my family of five has been nothing short of life-changing. He spends the afternoon in my kitchen preparing healthy dinners, breakfasts and snacks according to my family's complicated dietary needs and varied taste preferences. The food is truly gourmet, and I'm spending the time playing with my three young kids rather than meal planning and cooking. His knowledge of nutrition and his ability to cook "whole" while navigating several food allergies has surprised my expectations; and the kids cheer when "Sat is cooking!"

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

Grace provided a delicious 5 course meal for my husband's birthday right in our own home. It was amazing! The appetizer of endive and Serrano ham was great. The seafood soup with shrimp, clams, lobster mussels and white fish in a tomato veggie base was delish! And my 3 years old was licking her plate after the chocolate mousse cake. We were so full and happy. Great food served at home!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eidit C.
Verified review

My partner and I just had our first cooking/nutrition lesson with Daniella and we LOVE her!!! Learned how to grocery shop cheap, healthy, tasty and organic. Then had tons of yummy receipes for the week from marinating meat, making homemade dips/sauces to healthy/tasty snacks. She is so kind, easygoing, fun and knows her cooking stuff! :) We are signed up for more weekly cooking lessons and so happy we got connected with Daniella. Thank you!

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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We hired Chef Graham last-minute to help with a fun event for a 19th birthday, where the birthday girl wanted her friends and family to participate in the cooking process. I just made the booking and wasn't personally in attendance for the event, but I heard from all who where that Chef Graham was incredibly skilled and charming and an all-around great find. Highly recommended and thanks again!

Mocha and Matcha, Inc.
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marion S.
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Reina catered a lunch at our church. She was great! We were not sure how many people would actually stay for the lunch, and she was able to be flexible, which was great. Delicious food, and we had plenty. Very positive experience.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly R.
Verified review

So glad we found Dan's company on this website. From the first point of contact he was completely on top of everything. At first we wanted to have a cooking class, but after talking with him about the other types of experiences he could offer, we went with a demonstration/dinner party which was so much better than an actual class. We went with the Cotogna inspired menu and got to learn just as much, while spending time with our friends drinking wine. Perfect night!

Anja Lee Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gabe O.
Verified review

We had Anja come over and do a cooking class for our company employees and significant others. She helped craft an amazing menu, wine pairings and tasty treats. Everything went off without a hitch and people couldn't stop raving about how much they enjoyed her instruction. While the food was great, it was her personality and pleasant spirit that really made this an awesome experience. Couldn't recommend her more highly.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Modie K.
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I have now taken two Indian cooking classes from Meenu Bhasin. In the first cooking class she made chicken korma, lentils and a yogurt side dish. These dishes were about a medium level of difficulty to prepare. Meenu was very thorough in explaining and showing each step of the cooking process. She also included a list of all the ingredients and spices, and where to purchase them. In the second class we made chicken tikka masala, saag paneer and rice with vegetables. Meenu is very good at teaching the preparation and cooking process of each dish. She goes over the ingredients and the entire process very carefully. She also leaves plenty of time for questions and discussion. I really enjoyed taking her classes and learned a lot about Indian cooking. I strongly recommend her as a cooking teacher/chef.

Le Couloir
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

We absolutely loved our french cooking lesson with Mashav! She created a custom menu for the class based on our suggestions and fresh local ingredients. She walked us through each step carefully and answered all of our questions. The final result -- 4 made-from-scratch french dishes -- was phenomenal. To top it all off, Mashav was very organized and easy to plan the class with.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo I.
Verified review

Sophie was amazing! She's the real deal in terms of cooking, explaining things and making things simple. I'm so glad I hired her. I'll definitely hire her again!

Magnificent Meals
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dana N.
Verified review

Elizabeth cooked for my family of four during a difficult time and she really listened to our needs and took a lot of pressure off me with her delicious meals. I highly recommend Elizabeth for all your private cooking needs.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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I contacted Veena to see if I could arrange a private cooking class for my Mom as a Mother's day gift. I asked whether she could accommodate me (a vegetarian) and my mom (passionate meat eater) and Veena said absolutely. I sent Veena a handful of my Mom's favorite recipes (including a more obscure and apparently heavily British dish called Lamb Pasanda) and she created a meal plan that included everything and more. We showed up and Veena greeted us warmly. Her kind energy and passion for her food and culture were clear. She never made us feel like we were asking silly questions and kept the experience light and fun. She was basically willing to go into as much detail or as little detail as we wanted. It was a very affordable class considering it was a 3 hour long private sessions for the two of us. We even went home with tons of leftovers, a spice kit (black cardamom smells amazing), and recipes for our dishes! Veena took pictures of our experience and offered her help for any future cooking questions we had. She said she could always offer a suggestion for a substitution (ex. if we needed a dairy free version) or questions on grocery stores to find certain ingredients. Thank you Veena!!! Quick summary PROS: very adaptable, super warm and kind energy, affordable, fun, not intimidating, yummy food. CONS: scheduling was a little difficult because there was no calendar or online service to use. It was through email so we did have some communication mishaps initially—no big deal really.

Plentiful Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Yuli B.
    Verified review

    I took a cooking class with ​Inbal​ ​and a​ small group of friends and was very satisfied by the experience. ​Inbal ​is extremely knowledgable and was very gracious and answered all of our silly questions. There was so much very basic info we didn't know! The biggest benefit for me was learning how to keep cooking simple. I tend to over think things and end up getting overwhelmed. Cooking isn't as scary anymore. I would definitely recommend her classes.

    Healthy Food
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark J.
    Verified review

    Anita is knowledgeable and explains clearly any cooking steps. Its a pleasure to cook as she teaches and one gains a secure understanding of the recipe since she allows for the student their own thinking space and doesn't "hold your hand" too much.

    Chef Alejandra
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    David W.
    Verified review

    I did a 3-hour cooking class with Alejandra. She is fantastic! She is an excellent teacher, both with respect to general culinary techniques and to details of specific recipes. Her food is fresh, tasty, and quite simple to prepare. She establishes a friendly, easy-going atmosphere in the class, and has a great sense of humor. She is superbly trained in classical French cuisine but also has experience in Thai and Ecuadorian foods. Yes, she went above and beyond what I expected. What could have been improved? Well, nothing! Thanks, Alejandra!

    Chef Kerry, Inc.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Karin S.
    Verified review

    We hired Chef Kerry to prepare a meal for 4 couples. He met us at our rented house. The appetizers were amazing and in such great quantity we almost did not have room for dinner! He cooked the meal, plated and served the food and cleaned up. Delightful to interact with him while he cooked. Would hire again if we are ever in the Bay Area and would highly recommend.

    Rutherford's Kitchen
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Debra L.
    Verified review

    Great teacher - the most hands-on classes in SF. Everything is delicious plus he is very approachable and eager to share all his tips and tricks of the trade (where to shop for certain ingredients and equipment, etc).

    • 10 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Chunyi C.
    Verified review

    I had one of the best cooking experience with Chef Joe. The class was so well designed and the pace was just perfect for anyone with all sorts of cooking levels. Chef Joe was so knowledgable, patient, and he was also very funny. My boyfriend and I walked away leaning a tons!

    Italian Cooking Lessons

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      I offer authentic Italian cuisine cooking classes. I lived in Italy for 27 years and learned the secrets of authentic Italian cooking. I will share my knowledge with you.

      Anna Salerno Catering

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        I do catering, cooking classes, and private chef services. Anna was trained in classic culinary and pastry arts at The French Culinary Institute. She is the writer and creator of the food blog, PheNomNomNom, and enjoys sharing her passion and the creativity of food.

        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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