Find a Cooking Instructor near Washington, DC

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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 Washington cooking instructors
Thumbtack Customer
I've been an avid home cook for years but in just one class with Evan, I learned so many things that will make my cooking experience more fun and the meals I make more delicious. It's amazing how learning how to actually use a knife can speed things along! I took the class alongside my 14 year old son who has taken a reality show driven interest in cooking. Evan's class was great for both of us. My son learned a lot and is excited to continue his culinary journey. I so appreciate how he tailored the class to our needs. We are looking forward to more classes with Food's an Art!
© Food's an Art© Food's an Art
Aurelie T.
I hired Chris for a cooking class for my husband's birthday. We had a great evening: my husband really enjoyed learning from Chris and chatting with him about cooking tips and trends, and the food was absolutely delicious (in particular the vegan/vegetarian options!). There even leftovers which we're enjoying now. Chris was very punctual and friendly, and left the kitchen entirely clean - it's definitely a nice bonus not to have to do any dishes! We highly recommend Chris!
Perfect Little BitesPerfect Little Bites
Marc S.
Aaron was wonderful! He came in with Champagne and Truffle Popcorn to start the night! He was extremely professional and always brought great conversation. We had a fantastic experience overall, as he provided a half cooking class half private chef dinner for my fiancés birthday. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a great chef that can make delicious food and provide valuable teaching along the way!
A & L GourmetA & L Gourmet
Thumbtack Customer
Read to the Bottom - it only gets better! Chef Matt came to our Air BnB and held a class for my Bachelorette party dinner for 11 ladies. I cannot believe how, all around, amazing he was. First, he worked in the smallest kitchen I've ever seen, and was very positive about it and make it work. Second, he was interactive enough but also knew we were in a time crunch so sped things along when needed. Third, the girls loved his personality and jokes and all want to hire him for other events - they also loved learning the tips he had to share. The TOPPER of the night: we did run a few minutes late and had to leave Chef Matt with clean up duty. Not only did he clean his cooking dishes, he also cleaned the entire kitchen, including 11 place settings, swept, made three more pizzas and left them on the kitchen table for us when we got home. After a night of drinking, it was amazing to come home to. The girls all night were talking about how excited they were to get home and eat the leftovers. This was a perfect 10 and I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much!
Chef Matt Finarelli, LLCChef Matt Finarelli, LLC
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