San Jose, CA52 recreational cooking classes near you

Where do you need the recreational cooking class?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

San Jose Recreational Cooking Classes

Browse these recreational cooking classes with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Jose.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 116 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 174 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!!!!

Top Pro
Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura N.
Verified review

Grace catered my sisters baby shower and all three courses she made were delicious! She was easy to work with throughout the entire process, responsive and most importantly makes amazing food! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to cater their next event.

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

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!

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

Anja was amazing! I wrote a post on here for a private cooking class which I gave to my partner's son as a Christmas present. Anja was really great at communicating and was an exceptional teacher. She spent a lot of time going over why processes were more important than others in certain food preparation, and really set the tone for building on life-long skills that could be used in every day life. I'm very thankful Anja spent the time to explain everything, and help him learn. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anja, and am already planning how I can use her again.

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires 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!

Philacater
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
Verified review

Jess taught a cooking class for my sister's bachelorette party, and did a fabulous job. All the food was delicious, she included everyone, and she tailored the class to fit our lack of experience. We all learned so much and had a great time, as well! I highly recommend her.

Blue Sage
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
MaryAnn F.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of taking several cooking lessons; as well as group cooking "events" with Elham. She is not only extremely professional, but also very caring and considerate. It was so fun getting to know her over the course of the lessons and I thoroughly enjoyed every lesson with her. I learned so much that I continue to use on a daily basis. I would highly recommend Elham/Blue Sage for any of your cooking needs.

Cindy's Garden to Table
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

I gave my adult daughter, Jenny, a cooking class with Cindy as a birthday gift. Cindy was flexible and able to find a time that fit Jenny's tight schedule. She talked to my daughter the week before the class to understand her skill level and what she wanted to get out of the time together. She customized the lesson to Jenny's request for what to learn (more interesting vegetable preparation and some vegetarian dishes). Cindy was extremely well prepared on day of class with all the ingredients purchased and the kitchen set up appropriately. Jenny enjoyed the lesson and made three full dishes and learned a sauce that will be extremely useful for many dishes. Jenny said the class would have been more useful if she (Jenny) had been better able to articulate what she wanted to learn and describe her skill level better. Our one suggestion for how to improve the experience is to have a fixed fee for ingredients ($40-50) that is on top of the class fee instead of line item detail and recording costs for each ingredient used as it was used. The line item detailing was tedious, wasn't known in advance, and made Jenny feel she needed to decide if each spice and oil was worth the cost. Also, there were no containers available to take home the prepared food at end of class unless an extra fee was paid. We suggest including the cost of containers in the supply fee. (Cindy did let Jenny borrow mason jars which we returned later- so it worked out. ) All in all it was a fun and worthwhile experience and a creative gift for an adult. We would go back to Cindy again for another class.

Vita Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Rachel G.
Verified review

Elyse is incredible! I hired her to cater my sister's baby shower and she did such an amazing job that I went on to hire her as my personal chef. I am currently finishing my doctorate degree and at the time I had classes from 8:00AM-9:00PM which made it difficult for me to make healthy meals. Every week Elyse would deliver a basket filled with delicious home-cooked meals that were catered to my personal tastes. She was always open to suggestions and requests, and found creative ways to make certain dishes vegetarian for me. When I was feeling under the weather, she made me an amazing miso soup and other dishes to help me feel better. I was so sad when she left the Bay Area to go to the East Coast; her cooking was the highlight of my week. As a caterer, she is very professional. She will work closely with you to create a menu that will suit the occasion perfectly. She really takes care of everything to make sure you can relax and indulge in a fantastic meal. Every guest at my sister's shower raved about the food and all wanted to hire her for their next event.

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!

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.

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.

    Jennifer H.
    Verified review

    Ulrike's bread baking workshop was excellent. I was always curious about sourdough and she provided not only an excellent introduction to baking bread but provided a sourdough starter and all the tips and tricks to do it in my own kitchen. I learned so much more than I ever could have reading a recipe or watching a cooking video. I highly recommend her class to anyone, including baking novices like myself.

    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Haley W.
    Verified review

    Tessa is an amazing culinary instructor and chef! My boyfriend and I took her Thanksgiving Basics class and loved it. The class was informative and fun, with the perfect balance of hands-on cooking and demonstrations. We got to take home some delicious recipes handcrafted by Tessa - which I will definitely using for Thanksgivings to come!

    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!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mardi S.
    Verified review

    Ryan is a wonderful teacher...he came fully prepared with items already prepped and ready. One of the best classes I've ever had! I would highly recommend him. Mardi

    Anna Salerno Catering

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      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.

      Italian Cooking Lessons

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        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.

        FishinKitchen

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I take people fishing and do cooking classes with the catch. I also make fish prints as an artistic way to record the catch. I can handle dinner parties to cooking classes, anything the guest would like to do.

          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.