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  • Capital Cooking

    Lauren is available to provide private and group cooking classes, demonstrations, judging, appearances, and wine tastings. We can customize the event to meet your needs.

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  • Les and Benny's Catering

    We bring creative culinary concepts straight to your home, whether it is a catering event or a cooking class for you and your friends.

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  • (8 reviews)

    We provide personal catering service based in Washington, DC, transplanted from Los Angeles, CA. We are offering personal shopping, meal prep and savory and sweet cooking classes.

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  • CocoFitness

    CocoFitness, based in Arlington, VA, influences thousands of people locally, as well as all over the world to learn how to live healthier, happier lifestyles by providing entertaining fitness and cooking classes. We envision a global community, where people across diverse backgrounds share and blend the best choices of food, fun, and fitness to help each other increase confidence, happiness, and vitality. Coco, a lover of muscles and music, runs the small group and one-on-one personal training sessions and is the main instructor for Zumba classes. Sunny, a food lover, hosts all the cooking classes in small groups out of his own kitchen or in larger classes at Lebanese Taverna’s commercial-grade kitchen. Derek, a fitness fiend, runs bootcamps during the weekends at Washington-Lee High School. You can book either Coco or Sunny for a fun and private dance fitness, yoga, or cooking class that will have everyone abuzz about your event!

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  • Classy Kids Cook

    This is where cooking is fun! Classy Kids Cook is an innovative concept in children's education, integrating cooking classes, celebrations, camps and etiquette training. Classy Kids Cook is the perfect place to start your child off on a kitchen adventure that will create the foundations of their life skills. Learning how to cook is not just a tasty skill, it also helps develop academic skills, creativity and teamwork. Who knows, your kid might be the next Bobbly Flay or Rachel Ray just waiting to be discovered! Classy Kids Cook is the only cooking school in the DC area purposely for kids. They provide your child a creative environment with personal attention that will make their creativity rise like a soufflé.

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  • PlateDate

    (15 reviews)

    PlateDate is a premier online personal chef service that makes hiring a personal chef easy and fun. You can build your menu, book your reservation and pay for your reservation all in just a few easy clicks. On the day of your service, one of our elite chefs will arrive at your door to prepare a culinary masterpiece for you and your guests! We take pride in delivering great customer service. Whether you need to make a last-minute change to your reservation or would like suggestions for wine pairings, we will do everything we can to make sure you and your guests are happy (and full)! PlateDate also offers fun, hands-on cooking classes for those who want to sharpen their own culinary skills. We offer public and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a fun get-together with friends, your personal chef awaits at PlateDate!

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  • Angelina's Cuisine

    (3 reviews)

    Angelina’s Cuisine provides personal chef services, including small catered events, private cooking classes, and weekly meals for families. Angelina’s Cuisine provides the following personal chef services: - dinner parties - cocktail parties - birthday celebrations - engagement parties - wedding showers - baby showers - weekly meals for individuals and families - cooking classes for individuals or groups

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  • Erin and Stuart's Private Chef Services

    We are a Washington D.C. based private chef team. Combined, we have over 12 years of experience working in kitchens, including the world famous Inn At Little Washington. We are happy to cater your next special dinner and private event or teach you a cooking class.

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  • Templum Wellness

    At Templum you’ll find nutrition and cooking classes led by seasoned nutrition educator and instructor, Amanda Davis, CNE. Classes are taught by Amanda Davis, a busy wife, mother, avid grocery shopper, food lover, nutrition educator and cooking instructor. She combines nutrition and cooking with a fast paced modern day life using an organized, practical approach. A regular guest speaker at local businesses, schools, churches, and women's groups, Amanda has been featured in both local and national media as an expert in the field of food and nutrition. Launching Templum in Spring 2015, Amanda formerly ran Eat Your Roots Nutrition Education and wrote the popular blog Daily Diner in the Sacramento Valley of California. Relocating to DC in 2010, Amanda has worked as a buyer and a Healthy Eating Specialist for Whole Foods Market. She is dedicated to working with individuals, couples, and families to improve overall wellbeing by teaching about nutritious foods and how to incorporate into a busy life. After attending her classes, clients have seen savings in grocery bills, less wasted food, more free time, and a thoughtful relationship with food.

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  • Chef Jess's Private Events

    Do you want to learn to cook in the comfort of your home? How about hosting a dinner party without all of the work of cooking and cleaning? Then let me take over your kitchen and take it to the next level. I am a professional chef who provides various culinary services in or outside of your home. My services are anything from small-scale catering, private dinner parties, and cooking classes for adults/children to daily meal planning and preparation. Cooking and hosting events don't have to seem so challenging anymore; let me show you how it can be fun, easy, and effortless. I am fluent in most cuisines, especially the popular ones, but we can work together to think outside of the box and be creative too.

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  • Chef Jess

    (5 reviews)

    I can provide alternative options to suit vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free diets, etc. The services I provide include the following: * Event Catering (Full Service) -- Chef Jess offers an array of full-service catering. Types of events include cocktail parties, brunch, corporate events, and weddings. Serving staff and on-site chef are available with this service. * Office Catering -- Whether you're looking for a quick continental breakfast, light lunch or dinner meetings, Chef Jess' dynamic healthy menu has several selections that will please the palate. * Nutrition Lunch and Learns -- Chef Jess is not only a classically trained chef but also a registered dietitian. Bring Chef Jess into your office or event and learn how to make healthier meal selections while enjoying lunch prepared by Chef Jess. * Cooking Classes/Demos -- Learn some of those awesome culinary secretes from Celebrity Chef Jess! Chef Jess specializes in putting a healthy spin on your favorite dishes.

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  • We The Eaters

    (2 reviews)

    I can help you with everything, from planning out weekly meals to personal shopping for the best ingredients available and meal preparation in your home. I am an expert in whole, traditional foods and Paleo eating but also love vegetarian, vegan and raw food preparation -- and everything in between, including ethnic foods. I have a specialized program that supports clients through a Whole30, which can help you identify food sensitivities that you may not even realize you have. Many of my clients have food allergies, are trying to achieve a health or training goal, or want help transitioning to a new eating style. I also provide small-scale planning and catering services for intimate or social events and parties, private dinners for business or pleasure, cooking classes and food tours. Other services include kitchen stocking, organizing and optimization. I'll come in and make your kitchen a place you'll never want to leave! Food isn't just my passion; it's my muse. Despite more than two decades of experience in the kitchen, I am constantly investigating new techniques and cooking styles. Food captivates me, and as such, I'm always learning, so that I can bring my clients the variety their palates demand. There's one thing I won't compromise on, and that's quality. I'm committed to using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. You won't find processed foods in my pantry, and I won't use them in cooking for you. Everything I make is from scratch. I love shopping at local farm markets or direct from farmers, and the quality of what I use in cooking translates in the flavor. If you want someone who will take your goals around food seriously and help you achieve them, you've found the right person.

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  • ChefValerie LLC

    The following services are available for all: * Private catering * Pharmaceutical Lunches * Receptions * Weddings * Personal Cooking Classes * Personal Chef services * Private and group cooking classes * Food photography designer

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  • Kreme's Kreations Catering

    We are a full-fledged catering company. We provide cooking classes, bartenders, and everything in between.

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  • DMV Private Chef

    We provide a private dining experience in your home with a chef who will plan, cook, serve, and clean up. It is great for a romantic dinner, large group of friends, or even an at-home cooking class.

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  • Cater To U Personal Chef Services

    Personal Chef and Intimate Catering Services: * Romantic Dinner For Two * Cooking Classes For Adults and Kids * Cocktail Party * Book Club Hosting * Wedding Party * Football Party * BBQ Event * Kids Party * Baby Showers * Any Special Occasion

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  • Katie's Pastries and Cakes

    I am a pastry chef who has worked in fine dining restaurants in the Boston area for almost 10 years. I can provide all sorts of pastries, such as wedding cakes, other special-occasion cakes, cookies, pies and cooking classes. You name it! I graduated with honors from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and I am also trained in savory food.

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  • Soul Vegetarian Catering

    Welcome to the Soul Vegetarian Catering vegan world, All Vegan All The Time. This is a world of divine natural cuisine that only Soul Vegetarian Catering can provide. Our divine catering is an exceptional way to host your events. We specialize in vegan foods cooked and live (raw) that provides nutrient rich selections for the health conscious. Our selections of vegan goodies are available daily and for unlimited special occasions. Our many services include, but are not limited to: - Vegan meals daily - Vegan brunches (Sundays only) - Vegan catering - Vegan baked goods - Vegan holiday fare - Vegan education (cooking classes and transition classes) - Vegan personal chef services Call us; our special menus will thrill you and your guests, vegan or not. Our conscious concerns about health, the environment, animal rights, and sustainability of the planet are the foundations for our All Vegan All the Time services.

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  • Farm to Feast Catering

    Farm to Feast Catering creates unique and delicious cuisine for events and celebrations in the Washington, DC area. Led by Chef Alexis Starkey, Farm to Feast is dedicated to providing the freshest food based on local, organic and bio-dynamic ingredients and a commitment to sustainability. We work with our clients to craft the perfect menu for each event, drawing on a broad range of culinary options, from cutting-edge cuisine to comfort food. Whether it's lunch for twelve at a board meeting, hors d'oeuvres for thirty at a holiday party, or an elegant wedding for 200, the food at your event should delight your palate, wow your guests, and enable you to feel genuinely good about what you are eating. At Farm to Feast, this is our mission. In addition to event catering, Farm to Feast is also pleased to offer personal chef services, cooking classes and edible gifts.

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  • TRUE Health and Wholeness

    Our name says it all. At TRUE Health and Wholeness, we approach each client with a holistic focus; we recognize that there are many facets of your life and health, so we offer several different disciplines in one location to address the whole person by looking for synergy and causal factors, not just symptoms. Our facility offers training, wellness coaching, nutritional counseling, massage, acupuncture, Pilates, group fitness, cooking classes and more! Whether you want to clean up your diet, overcome an illness in your body, grab some nutritious food from our refrigerator or exercise with purpose, we provide a community that is dedicated to helping our clients where they are at, in order to take their health to the next level of vitality.

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Mack Amore

If you are looking for a chef who offers cooking lessons, get in touch with this professional. He serves as a personal chef for friends and relatives. He also caters for small groups and parties. He shares with us his love for cooking and what inspired him to take the leap and to start his own business.

What do you love about your job?

I love it. This is my passion. It is a fact that food is forever changing, or you can change in the process. I love the challenge.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I always wanted my own. As I started meeting customers in the establishments where I worked, I noticed that people wanted change, more options, and better tastes.

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  • Cooking Education

    A Private Affair

    (23 reviews)

    While attending The International Culinary Institute, I was trained in all of the culinary disciplines as well as preparing food around the region and around the world A Private Affair offers meal delivery Private Chef services and cooking classes * Delivered fresh, our meals are prepared for your specific dietary concerns and restrictions From Paleo to Mediterranean or if you just want a great meal , we can deliver * Our in home Private Chef service offers an intimate dinner for two, a night-in with a few friends or a plated dinner in the ballroom, we are ready to serve! We offer Private in home cooking classes for individuals or groups up to four , featured in Living- Social our classes are both educational and fun with formats available for the novice or the trained Chef, *I am Certified in Personal nutrition I offer Private in home session for weight loss diabetic diets eating disorders or maintaining a healthy lifestyle I am trained in the following: * World Cuisine * Garde Manger * Asian * Latin * Regional American * Nutrition Paleo Diet Mediterranean Diet PCO Diet Dash diet * Sommelier * Private Cooking Lessons * I would love to share my time and talent with you! Chef Jackie J CDC A Private Affair

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  • Home Cooking Classes

    Wolfmoon Catering

    (23 reviews)

    Let my passion for cooking and producing some of the best and freshest food you will ever taste be your guide. We do gourmet food demos, sushi making, tempura cooked on site. From the small intimate dinner for your special loved one or the big party for 300, I have the talent to make it an experience of a lifetime. I also provide cooking classes at your home or office. Book our food truck for your club, school or almost any event. This is a cost effective way to feed a large group on the cheap! BBQ is our specialty; we slow smoke ribs for 12 hours. They just fall off the bone. I cater to weddings, private parties, church functions, and office events. I am a full-service caterer.

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  • Gourmet Cooking Classes

    Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC

    (16 reviews)

    Chef Matt is absolutely amazing! I have been using his personal chef services and I can honestly say that he has been a blessing in our life. I first learned about Chef Matt on an online community of moms in Old Town, Alexandria. Because I had a small baby and no time to cook, I decided to order our Thanksgiving meal from him. I was so happy I did – the food was absolutely fantastic and everyone at the dinner table raved about it. In fact, it was the best Thanksgiving meal that I have ever had. Since then I have been ordering from him on a regular basis. Chef Matt’s food is fresh, healthy and out-of-this-world delicious. His recipes are very diverse and incorporate a lot of international influences, which I love. Everyone in my home is so excited when we get the food from Chef Matt. I wish I knew about him long time ago, especially after we had our baby and struggled with finding the time to cook. I know that he teaches cooking classes and I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to learn how to cook amazing food directly from Chef Matt. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for personal chef services!

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  • Culinary Education Services

    Great Taste: A Personal Chef Service

    (13 reviews)

    Chef Danielle offers her clients restaurant-quality meals, catered events and individual and group cooking classes in the comfort of their homes. She encourages her clients to take advantage of the 'personal' in personal chef with custom menus and services designed to suit each client's individual needs.

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  • Cooking Lessons

    Show Me How

    (7 reviews)

    The group cooking class was great! Show Me How met us at the market first for some great tips on shopping and discussion of the ingredients that would be used in the lesson. Lots of very useful information was gained. Then back at the kitchen we learned how to cook a bundle of different dishes in the Thai cuisine using the same group of ingredients that was purchased. I still can't believe how much we learned how to cook in one evening - not to mention we all asked a million questions about cooking in general and learned even more than just Thai Cuisine. All four of us had a great time and would absolutely recommend a cooking class from Show Me How.

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  • Meal Planning, Personal Training & Other Services

    F.I.T. Nutrition

    (6 reviews)

    I was being trained by Catherine years ago and I said something about " No pain, no gain " as she corrected my posture during the routine. She quickly said that no one should experience "pain" when working out. I knew then that I had FINALLY found a REAL trainer. Catherine's training and professional skills are unmatched. She simply loves doing what she does and it shows. She trains you according to your skill level and ability, and she is never distracted by today's tech gadgets ,( cellphones) which means you get 100% of her time, every time. I moved out of state for a short time and invited Catherine down for a visit and workout of course. she could not out run me on the beach, but she whipped my butt in the gym , but they were good workouts. Later on during her visit, she took me to the market and taught me how to properly shop for quality organic foods , and quickly made a knock out dish for me and my friend as we looked on and took notes. I moved back to the DMV area, reconnected with her and now I am receiving weekly healthy meals from her. Boy is that a relief. And knowing that she is a certified nutritionist only adds to her credibility. In short, if you are looking for true quality in a trainer as well as someone too cook healthy meals for you, Catherine is the hands down choice and that's why I give her 5 stars. Keep up the good work Catherine. Mark Stith Silver Spring, MD

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  • Personal Chef Services, Cooking Instruction & More

    Angelina's Cuisine

    (3 reviews)

    Angelina’s Cuisine provides personal chef services, including small catered events, private cooking classes, and weekly meals for families. Angelina’s Cuisine provides the following personal chef services: - dinner parties - cocktail parties - birthday celebrations - engagement parties - wedding showers - baby showers - weekly meals for individuals and families - cooking classes for individuals or groups

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  • Cooking & Baking Classes

    Paula's Parisian Pastries

    I teach cooking and baking classes to adults and kids, specializing in French pastry, Jewish and Kosher cooking and baking.

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  • Personal Chef & Cooking Instructor

    Cater To U Personal Chef Services

    Personal Chef and Intimate Catering Services: * Romantic Dinner For Two * Cooking Classes For Adults and Kids * Cocktail Party * Book Club Hosting * Wedding Party * Football Party * BBQ Event * Kids Party * Baby Showers * Any Special Occasion

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  • Cooking Lessons

    Classy Kids Cook

    This is where cooking is fun! Classy Kids Cook is an innovative concept in children's education, integrating cooking classes, celebrations, camps and etiquette training. Classy Kids Cook is the perfect place to start your child off on a kitchen adventure that will create the foundations of their life skills. Learning how to cook is not just a tasty skill, it also helps develop academic skills, creativity and teamwork. Who knows, your kid might be the next Bobbly Flay or Rachel Ray just waiting to be discovered! Classy Kids Cook is the only cooking school in the DC area purposely for kids. They provide your child a creative environment with personal attention that will make their creativity rise like a soufflé.

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  • Private & Group Cooking Classes

    Capital Cooking

    Lauren is available to provide private and group cooking classes, demonstrations, judging, appearances, and wine tastings. We can customize the event to meet your needs.

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  • Amazing Culinary Professional & Personal Chef

    IAmChefApple, LLC

    Hi. My name is Apple, and I'm an executive chef. I travel throughout the US preparing delicious gourmet meals, and teaching cooking classes to my many clients (celebrities, musicians, world leaders, and ambassadors). I have an extremely wide portfolio of culinary flavours. These are the different cuisines I am well-versed in, and learned from chefs of these countries/regions on how to prepare authentically (Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, East and West Indian, Caribbean, Spanish, French and Italian). I love food and using quality ingredients, and can be found many days schlepping to farmers' markets to see what's in stock and season. Many of my customers love me for the simple fact, that I give them what they ask for, with a little extra on top. I go above and beyond my requirements as your chef. I believe wholeheartedly that the beginning of any great relationship is over amazing food, and that's what I create - amazing food! * Personal and private chef service * In-home cooking lessons * Kitchen organization * Pantry stocking and setup * Personal grocery shopping * Romantic dinners for two * Nutritional consultation for special dietary situations * Creatively themed catered parties (any occasion you can think of from 2-22 and beyond)

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  • Chef Cooking Classes

    CocoFitness

    CocoFitness, based in Arlington, VA, influences thousands of people locally, as well as all over the world to learn how to live healthier, happier lifestyles by providing entertaining fitness and cooking classes. We envision a global community, where people across diverse backgrounds share and blend the best choices of food, fun, and fitness to help each other increase confidence, happiness, and vitality. Coco, a lover of muscles and music, runs the small group and one-on-one personal training sessions and is the main instructor for Zumba classes. Sunny, a food lover, hosts all the cooking classes in small groups out of his own kitchen or in larger classes at Lebanese Taverna’s commercial-grade kitchen. Derek, a fitness fiend, runs bootcamps during the weekends at Washington-Lee High School. You can book either Coco or Sunny for a fun and private dance fitness, yoga, or cooking class that will have everyone abuzz about your event!

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“Need a Cooking Insructor”

Baltimore, MD

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Leisure / Entertainment
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Other (Open to all Cuisine's, I am looking to buy this as a christmas present)
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Class
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Getting this as a gift for my sister
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“Need Cooking Skills Instruction”

Rosedale, MD

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Skill improvement
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I'm not sure
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Private / Individual
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Looking for a Christmas present for my Mother-in-law. She does not know how to cook chicken. Always over cooks it. She has said many times if she wishes someone would come and teach her.
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“Need a Cooking Instructor”

Frederick, MD

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Husband interested in learning to cook. Would like more info. May be fun with a few couples? Just would like to communicate on options.
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