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Ventura Recreational Cooking Classes

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 120 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Marcel created a delicious menu based on my preferences to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry group of 15. Incredibly professional and friendly, he has a real passion for cooking. He got a round of applause from our group when he left and then we even brought him back last minute to cook an additional meal for us one day because enjoyed it so much. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. We will definitely work with him again.

Cuisines SDK
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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I found Scott on this Thumbtack website when I was looking for a personal chef for a joint 5th/70th grandson/grandmother birthday. I was worried about hiring someone I'd never met to spend several hours cooking in our home. I did not need to worry! Scott made a fantastic salmon dish with risotto. His spicy salad was scrumptious. The fruit platter was beautiful. For the kids, he made a separate steak entree. Everyone loved the food. On top of it all, Scott is very personable. (He gave my cousin cooking tips while preparing in the kitchen.) Scott served the food and made everything easy and all had a great time. When the meal was over, he cleaned everything up and left the place spotless. We were left with delicious leftovers to enjoy during the week. I would definitely hire Scott again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Milan L.
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Chef Barbara is an experienced and versatile chef and teacher. We worked together to plan a highly custom cooking class & dinner for a group of women in honor of our bride friend. I felt listened to as I expressed our group's needs and the details of our event, and she ended up nailing the perfect menu catered to our bride's tastes. I really appreciated Chef's thoughtful, well researched and creative suggestions.

Chez Vous of Santa Barbara
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle R.
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Kim Newton has an amazing personality and was an excellent instructor for our cooking class. The attendees had a great time and learned to create a full course from fig, prosciutto, mascarpone, and basil crostini appetizers, to million dollar chicken with lemon pasta.

Coalescence, LLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa S.
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I hired Laura to teach a series of cooking classes at the school where I am the Director. She is an amazing teacher along with being an incredible chef. My students were constantly asking when Chef Laura would be coming back. Laura came to each session, enthusiastic and ready to cook and teach. She is really creative, and was able to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables from our school garden! The lessons ranged from soups to sweet baked goods. My favorite cooking lesson included home made pasta with a delicious tomato sauce. I am looking forward to working with her again.

Chef Elizabeth M
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Lilia E.
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Amazingly delicious food. From appetizers to main dishes to desserts, I was delighted with not only the taste, but the lovely presentation. I highly recommend her for any occasion! I try to avoid sweets but could not resist hers. I especially like that she uses fresh, organic, savory ingredients. I don't know my way around the kitchen, but she makes everything look so easy, I want to take a cooking class with her.

Italia Gourmet
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Girlando F.
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The Chef Vanna Mori has been our chef during 3 años teaching in our Italian cooking classes within our company Participacione Mariano Sa de Cv, Calle Rosas Moreno 32, col S.Rafael, 06470 Mexico DF. The Chef V. Mori performed her job very very satisfactorely, producing tipycal italian tradicional dishes and new ones as well. Many of her recepies were eventually used in our restaurant c/o Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Mexico City and in other restaurants amongst our clients. ( Our company distributes italian food and wines to the Ho.Re.Ca mexican market ): Actually she has improved our experience with her teching which were followed later by other chef who joined us after Vanna left for the USA. Her bilingual experience in our opinion will offer her the opportunity to teach in both languages now that sho is in USA. A

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
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His knowledge was amazing. He was able to breakdown, in an easy to understand way, the science, and the art of cooking. What was also great was that he didn't just teach recipes, he taught the different principles of cooking and because of that I can create great, delicious dishes from scratch, not matter what I have in the fridge. My mind was blown when we covered salads. I didn't know there was another side of salads that made it more enticing and more high class. (see picture below) Overall, Chef Know-It-All is an amazing, artful chef that has the ability to make others fall in love with cooking. He's patient, insightful, and heavily invested in the student's progress and success. Every question I had, he answered. And every hurdle I had, he helped me get over it. Oh and did I mention it was fun! He taught me some flair tricks that the professionals use to make cooking fancy. Now I'm flipping sauces, cooking with big fires, and sprinkling flourishes left and right! I simply can't enough. 5 out of 5 stars for me.

Alina Z
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joana G.
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If you are looking for outstanding cooking classes and an inspiring raw food chef, look no further. Without a single doubt, Alina will deliver excellence and your view on food and cooking might change for good forever. She is one of the kind and simply best of the best.

  • 5 years in business
Lizzie R.
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I have had the pleasure to know Rebekah for over 5 years now and have experienced her amazing vegan dishes. I also have attend many of her cooking classes that are not only tasty but teaches you about nutrition and how to make vegan dishes that look and taste so satisfying that you don’t even miss eating meat and best of all good for you! In addition, I have also hired her to cater my parties. Her professionalism and thought that goes into the menu planning was beyond my expectations. The presentation of the food was so delightful and delicious. Some of my favorite dishes are the spring rolls with house made peanut sauce, vegan crab cakes and her famous raw lasagna! I highly reccomend her for all your catering needs and to take her cooking lessons, you will not be disappointed!

Lemon and Herb
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Michelle C.
    Verified review

    I've taken a few cooking classes from Aneesa over the last year and they have all been great learning experiences. Her Brunch class with Egg's Benedict was my favorite and I have perfected my own Benedict at home since then. She provides a relaxed setting in her immaculate home and the small groups I've been with have always been great fun! (p.s.- we brought our own champagne)... I would definitely recommend her and I will be taking more classes this year with her. - Michelle

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Braeden W.
    Verified review

    I had such a wonderful time taking a private cooking class with Sylvia! She was very professional, knowledgeable & kind! Even met me at the grocery store to help me shop and teach me about different ingredients along the way! We made 2 delicious meals & I look forward to my next lesson!

    Farmbelly Cooking School
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Karis M.
    Verified review

    Michelle and Farm Belly took a birthday surprise to the next level! Michelle did a private cooking class for my boyfriend and I in Santa Barbara, and it was such a special evening. She personally shopped at the local farmers market and set up a full table for in-home cooking classes. She taught us knife skills (super important!),followed by how to make: a Farmers market green salad, a Roasted butternut squash, apple and leek soup and a Lemon-thyme roast chicken over roots vegetables. For dessert she taught us how to make Avocado chocolate Mousse topped with toasted pistachios and whipped coconut cream (a vegan dessert!) She was attentive, patient, skilled, and most of all passionate about food, farming and teaching. Michelle/Farmbelly Cooking School will make your evening one to never forget!!!

    GourMel Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jackie S.
    Verified review

    My best girlfriends and I treated ourselves to a cooking class with Chef Mel. She was so patient with us and made us laugh. We wanted to make more than our usual chicken and salad dinners. We all learned so many new ways to use things we already had in our kitchens. We've decided to hire her once a month because we're learning so much and having the best time. I can cook! Yay!

    Sara's Fun W Cooking
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Julia D.
    Verified review

    Five stars is not enough to describe the wonderful evening Chef Sara provided for our family home cooking demonstration. Sara is completely dedicated to bringing the best to every dish she carefully and creatively provides. She has a warm way of getting everyone into the action while skillfully weaving her way through the different dishes that all come together flawlessly.  Sara made each person feel comfortable and confident as we learned all kinds of helpful tricks and tips during the meal prep. The dinner was out of this world fantastic and one we will all remember as both incredibly delicious and easy to prepare. I would highly recommend Chef Sara's home classes as a very special way to spend time with family and friends

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gma A.
    Verified review

    Hired Sylvia Rieman to give my grandson an introductory cooking lesson. He was thrilled and so was I (picked up a few tips also). Her background is exemplary. Her teaching skills polished. Her friendly manner and spot on professionalism leave nothing but a big smile and great taste! Plan on using her skills again.☆☆☆☆☆

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mary J.
    Verified review

    I have taken cooking classes from Phyllis for over 15 years, from the time she owned "Let's Get Cookin'" in Westlake Village up to now, cooking in an intimate surrounding in her home. I live near the LAX and I brave traffic (45 miles one way) to get to her classes. She has a great sense of humor; loads of practical as well as up-to-date knowledge on cooking techniques, recipes, today's restaurant scene and sources for ingredients. You should attend one of her classes. M. Jung

    With Love Melinda
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Jeremy C.
    Verified review

    The food was spectacular, as if you're tastebuds were doing little happy dances everytime the food touches them. Melinda herself was professional, courteous and a bundle of positivity, truly divine. She went above and beyond, helping with my fixed budget, treating guests with care. My guests and I can not wait for our next event!

    Taste Pad Thai
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Maddie M.
    Verified review

    I just received my order in Montauk, NY and had to immediately reach out and thank Taste Pad Thai for beautiful fresh products shipped from CA. My order was for 8 stalks of lemongrass and 14 oz. of Galangal root. I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened my package and found 12 huge stalks of lemongrass, 2 huge galangal roots as well as a large handful of kaffir lime leaves that were thrown in for free. I will DEFINITELY be ordering from them again.

    Gourmet Delish

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      We offer catering of delicious food for any occasion. We also do cooking classes. We prepare any kind of food and we specialize in Latin gourmet food.

      Elle A Cooking

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        About

        If you wish you knew how to make buttery brioche and perfectly flaky croissants, dream of going to culinary school, just feel like learning something new, or hope to impress family and friends with a delicious meal and end it with a fool-proof showstopper of chocolate souffle, then come join us inside Elle A Cooking at Home for your very own custom private cooking classes here in Los Angeles! These cooking classes are designed to offer you hands-on instructions and step-by-step recipe guides on how to prepare anything, from three, four, or five-course meals to classic quiche Lorraine. Our fully equipped French country-style kitchen makes for a perfectly intimate setting and an effective teaching environment for smaller groups, couples and individuals. Also, we can accommodate larger groups, if you prefer, in your own home's comfort. Whether it is in your kitchen or ours, we will teach you how to bring back home the joy of cooking, one delicious recipe at a time.

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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.

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