Find a private cooking instructor near Ventura, CA

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Top 10 private cooking instructors near Ventura, CA

10. The Kitchen Door
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Chef Bettina did a private birthday event for my family for about 10 people, and it was MAGICAL!!! It was my brother's first birthday as a father, and we really wanted something special and intimate and just for family, and we figured a private chef at home with two babies under age 1 would be much more family-friendly then going out for dinner. BEST DECISION EVER! I spoke with about 10 different chefs but decided to go with her. She is reasonably priced, attentive, and worked with me on a menu that was within my price range, without compromising quality. She really took the time to make sure to work with me on the perfect menu. She was professional and dependable and easy to communicate with. And this was all even BEFORE she came over to cook!! On the day of the event, she went to the farmers market to buy all fresh products for our dinner that night. She arrived on time, she brought her things in and was ready to cook. While she was getting set up, she did not ask any of us a SINGLE question about anything (a hosts dream come true). She just knew how to do everything, find anything, and do what she needs to do without bothering anyone. Her food was farm to table fresh (she had purchased it from the farmers market earlier that day), and the amount of food she purchased was generous, and her cooking was really something unbelievably good!!! Course after course of amazingness kept coming out, and everything was just so fresh and delicious, you could tell she truly loves what she does. Thanks to Chef Bettina, this bday dinner was truly magical and memorable. She was definitely the main attraction of the night. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER AND WILL DEFINITELY GO WITH HER AGAIN!! On behalf of my family, thank you so much for everything Saturday night. You are awesome!!!"
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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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