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Find a Cooking Instructor near Santa Barbara, CA

Find a Cooking Instructor near Santa Barbara, CA

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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.

Reviews for Santa Barbara cooking instructors
Max L.
Bettina came over and led a cooking class for my girlfriends birthday. We cooked a beautiful Greek inspired meal and it was an absolute blast! And soooo tasty
The Kitchen DoorThe Kitchen Door
Wendy H.
Had Chef Kim over to our Airbnb for a cooking lesson and it was excellent! She was very well prepared and even gave us print out recipes to take home. She was very detailed in her instructions and the food was delicious. She even helped us clean up after the meal. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a fancy dinner party or cooking class for a small group.
Chez Vous of Santa BarbaraChez Vous of Santa Barbara
Gail M.
Bettina was wonderful in every way—she added humor to her knowledge and professionalism, which made our cooking class fun as well as educational. If we lived in the Santa Barbara area instead of simply being there on vacation, we would definitely hire her!
The Kitchen DoorThe Kitchen Door
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