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Aurora Beginner Cooking Instructors

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  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron N.
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After eight carefully constructed and delicious meals with Rob and Paul, I can say emphatically that they are top class professional chefs capable of handling large groups. They are diligent, personable and would be an asset to any event. -Aaron N., Brooklyn, New York

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Start Fresh Fitness
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
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My husband and I started training with Mike in January with the ultimate goal of getting in shape and toning for our wedding in July. On our wedding day, I was the most confident I have been with my body in for as long as I can remember. Mike's workouts are great. He really listens to your goals and develops customized plans to help you get there. For me it was all about the arms for the wedding dress and I was very happy with how my arms looked on the big day. Prior to Mike, I had been bottoming out on too much cardio and not enough strength training. I was working out 4-7 times a week and wasn't getting the results I felt I deserved based on the amount of time I was putting in. Mike changed that and I finally got the definition I had been looking for. We started having Mike cook for us in May when we started to get busier with wedding tasks & were traveling every two weeks. Mike's meals were delicious and I'm so glad that I got to learn from his healthy cooking example. He is a registered dietician in addition to his personal training license, it doesn't get much better than that people! Additionally, we love Mike because he is a real person! We have met trainers at big gyms that don't understand a life outside of the gym. Mike gets it. He knows you aren't going to eat perfect on vacation and gives you tips on how not to overindulge or healthy alternatives. He helps you work through these challenges as opposed to making you feel like a failure when you make bad choices. Last thing about Mike. He is just a really good guy. He is about as honest and genuine as they come. He puts his whole heart into it and he truly cares about his clients. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is in search of a personal trainer!

Chef Caitlin Boyer
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gayatri B.
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I was looking for an instructor to host cooking classes in my studio kitchen. Thumbtack has helped me to find two most desirable instructors that I looking for. Chef Caitlin is one of them. I am very happy with the communication with Thumbtack. It was easy to use their service. I will continue to use their service to find a pro in the future.

For The Love of Food
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne K.
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Chef Diane, I just wanted to email you to let you know that my son participated in a week long summer camp with you many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. When it came time for my son to decide what to do after graduating from high school in May of 2012, he thought long and hard about it. I reminded him of how much he enjoyed your cooking classes and that sparked his interest again. Well, my son, now 18 years old, just graduated from Lincoln Culinary Institute in Columbia, MD! He works at Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge in Rockville, MD and has just gotten his first entree on the menu there, Sauteed Duck Breast with duck confit, spaghetti squash, scrambled duck egg, fried tofu, bean sprouts, carrots, scallions, peanuts and "pad thai" sauce (pictures included). He has also had 2 appetizers on the menu previously, Barcat Oyster "Po' Boy" Crostini and Sauteed Chicken Livers. I just wanted you to know what an influence your kids camp/classes had on my son. Thank you, JoAnne K.

  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jody S.
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I have been working with Pam Vagnieres and her Nutri-Physique Nutrition and Exercise programs for several years. I found Pam through her healthy cooking classes, they are fantastic! You learn to cook healthy, amazing meals, while getting the nutritional information about the foods you eat via lecture and handouts, including lots of fabulous recipes. Pam literally spoon feeds you the best and latest nutritional information available in a way that is interesting, fun and critical if you want to be on a healthy path. You learn so much about what you should and shouldn't eat, it will truly change your life! She also offers private nutrition consultations and exercise programs that are tailored to each individual's needs. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who is seeking the most current information on nutrition, help preparing healthy, delicious meals, and nutrition and exercise programs all leading to living a healthier way of life!

Erin Languell
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ilene R.
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Erin was the instructor for more than two years when my son was taking cooking classes at a local cooking school. My son LOVED classes with her. She was kind and caring and really inspired him to want to become a chef. Since that point, Erin helped my son get his first volunteer job in food services at a local hospital. Erin was an important, positive role model in my son's life. Great chef, too, of course! Thank you, Erin.

Gluca Foods
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney P.
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Chef Tony was exactly what I was looking for!! I gave my adult son the gift of cooking lessons with Tony for Christmas. He crafted the lessons specifically to my sons request and in my son's new home. Now my son and his girlfriend feel confident as cooks as they start off in their new life together. Tony was personable, responsive, and an excellent instructor.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey K.
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Connor was so wonderful! We hired him to teach a cooking class at a bridal shower, and he was so much fun! He taught us how to make two delicious treats and helped make the party entertaining and fun! I will hire him again!! He took time to make sure we had the perfect menu and answered all of my questions leading up to the event, he made us feel like we were his only client (though I know he is busy) The girls are still talking about the party.

Create Foods LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Chef Coconati it was amazing super fun chef to see working. My catering become a cooking class for the same price and the food the food I'm still thinking on those dishes. One word to describe it excellent Hired him best choice ever

Tour de Course
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jean W.
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Chef Chuck is awesome. We had so much fun at his in home cooking class. Learned a lot and had some YUMMY food. If you are a foodie call Chuck!

Jay Shedlin
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keely S.
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Had an amazing time with Jay. I have done a few cooking classes with him and have learned more in the few classes than I have in ten years! I enjoyed the fact that any dish I love to eat he would teach me to create. I have always been a simple cook at home, but he helped me learn what cooking really is! I highly suggest his service!

Eye of the Kat
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Kat was my personal yoga instructor and chef for almost a year before her departure from Milwaukee to Colorado. Let me say first, there is not a day that goes by without me missing her services. Kat is kind, compassionate and incredibly talented. Her yoga services allowed me as a true beginner to enjoy and feel the benefits of yoga. She was patient with me and a great teacher of positions that allowed my body to stretch and release. I am a stage two diabetic and the yoga had a profound effect upon my condition for the good. After learning that Kat had head chef talents, I asked her to come twice a week to my home and prepare meals for myself and my son. The meal plans were excellent and the food, well, there are few fine restaurants that could compete. Kat was very fair with the economics of the work as well. It made for pleasant meals when coming home from work. My son continues to ask where is she and can she come back to Milwaukee for a time to come and prepare food. It is critical in any review that one have trust, confidence and successful communication. Kat gets an A+ from me in all regards. You will be lucky and fortunate to have here skills. My suggestion is do not hesitate. We enjoyed her immensely and miss her yoga and cooking talents. Thanks for listening.

The Toasted Spice
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jomana M.
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Shrutika’s skills exceed far beyond food preparation. Yes, she is very talented at cooking a wide array of international meals and desserts. Every thing I have tasted that she has prepared is simply mouth watering! To top it off, she uses organic and very healthy ingredients. I leave feeling well fed and completely delighted. Having the aptitude and insight into cooking is wonderful; however, Shrutika brings much more insight to the table. Because she has a technology background, she is analytical and methodical. The combination of her cooking abilities and efficient nature is a great recipe for a fantastic entrepreneur. I have found that Shrutika organizes and plans everything to perfection. Plus, she is friendly and so much fun! I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed hiring Shrutika for catering, cooking classes, or any services she provides.

Chef Erin Boyle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
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I have worked with Erin for both a cooking class and a catering event. She had a great combination of professionalism and humor and both events went beautifully and the food was delicious. I will absolutely use Chef Erin's services again for my future cookery needs.

Spencer's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
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Spencer has catered 2 parties in our home. One a smaller meal for 12, and then a party for 50. He is super easy to work with, had great ideas for menu planning and dishes and the food was fabulous. Plus we had some gluten and dairy restrictions and he was able to easily accommodate that. We got so many compliments. We consider him now our default caterer and will call him for any future events.

GetFed Concepts
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John D.
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I got a cooking class that was centered around Asian cuisine specific sinapore ingredients. From black pepper crab to Laksa soup it was an amazing delicious class

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
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Participated in a class and made Indian food. It has always been an interest of mine due to my world travels to learn cuisine from some of my destinations. The evening was not only fun but well organized and kept us all on our toes! I will be back!

cooking
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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I had a great cooking class over the summer wonderful

Cooking Classes

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I can teach almost any style or type of cooking. I offer individual or group lessons. I am an avid cook and trainer who loves to learn, which makes a better teacher. From ethnic cuisines to simple foods, all can be an expression of love and art. I love passing that joy of cooking along to others. I also teach kombucha, and I am studying and experimenting with fermented foods. Cooking from the heart is a joy! Let me know what you would like to learn! I have taken lessons from celebrity chefs and classes in Italy, won cooking contests, competed in groups as large as 400, and made it through two rounds for the master chef premier. I would love to pass my love of food and learning onto you.

In Home Cooking Classes

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I am inspired to help families reconnect around the dinner table. I would love to come into your home and teach your friends and family a new budget friendly recipe that will have everyone wanting to book a show. I have an amazing line of kitchen products that helps to make cooking at home easy and more convenient. Isn't that what we all need these days? Everyone loves our products. Call me now and ask me about our amazing host benefits. Without you, I'd have no business in the kitchen. Call me now.

Stir Cooking School

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Stir is a recreational cooking school open to the public. We offer cooking classes for all skill sets from novices to professionals wanting to tweak their skills in the kitchen. We also have a small bar area where wine and cocktails can be enjoyed during the class. You can also grab a drink and watch the cooking class in action!

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