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Lakeland Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Spice House Catering
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey C.
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I was looking for a chef to work with on an ongoing basis, to provide whole food, organic meals for my family. Chef Dameon has exceeded every point on my wish list. I was impressed initially speaking with him over the phone, it was easy to sense his passion for cooking. Chef Dameon personifies the saying how you do anything is how you do everything. Arriving not on time but early, he treated my kitchen with respect and professionalism. Working cleanly and efficiently, he produces meals on caliber with any elite 5 star restaurant. Chef Dameon is a blessing to our family, as a busy working mom running her own business with little time to cook, he has brought life back to my kitchen. Thank you Chef!!

On The Go Gourmet
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Our Cookery Demo with Vivian was an outstanding success and much enjoyed by all of us. Vivian was prompt, courteous and very knowledgable. I have enjoyed cooking for many years but picked up so many new tips in the 3 hours we had together. Our finished dinner menu was delicious and we all sat down together and ate which was a lovely way to finish our time together with Vivian. Would highly recommend her services and we will be booking another day during the Christmas Holidays.

Livy O's Catering Co.
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Horus B.
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The food is absolutely amazing! It's rare to find a catering company that can cook food in large quantities that is flavorful and seasoned. Staff is personable and professional. Livy O's works with any budget, and always offers alternatives and menu options. The cooking classes are fun and interactive! This is an excellent, flexible caterer.

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
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Sandy has been doing a one on one culinary class with my 12 year old daughter over the last three weeks and the results are delicious! Her rates are beyond reasonable and Phoebe has brought home the most delectable dishes to share her learning with us! Sandy successfully taught Phoebe to make the best Pate a chox, a dinner of Roasted free range chicken with fresh fig wine sauce, Mediterranean quinoa with golden raisins and pine nuts and Brussels sprouts and garlicky prosciutto which is absolutely delicious! She also taught her knife skills, setting a formal table, plating and even provided the cutest apron fit for a chef in the making! She has been so kind and warm, really teaching Phoebe the joy and rewards of producing meals fit for royalty! I highly recommend her for the sometimes difficult task of teaching young people an appreciation for the culinary arts! Phoebe specifically said, "She's really nice and you can warm up to her really fast. She's very creative, my favorite part is tasting the food." That's a win in my book!

Fearless Bread
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Andre A.
Verified review

Reginald Beck was the facilitator of a cooking class at the Puyallup state fair in summer 2012. His presentation was easy to follow. His oration was clear and concise. Product created by participants turned out very well. I attribute that to his instruction. I have tasted his products on numerous occasions and I have never had a bad experience

Baked in The South
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Paul W.
Verified review

Rhiannon is a clas act and at the top of her game. Her recipes and cooking techniques are world class. I'm going to follow her achievements closely as I expect great things from her Fantastic recipes, delicious food, presentation like art, and the best of ingredients. It doesn't get any better!!

Ashley Ondrick
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Ashley is an amazing chef. I'm gluten free and she makes the best food, including baked goods and treats. I never feel like I'm missing out. Not only is she an awesome chef, but she gives great cooking lessons too - really informative and down to my level. Not to be overlooked are her incredible marshmallows, granola - and my personal favorite - the caramels!!!! Amazing!

Creative Culinary Concepts
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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I was lucky enough to host a cooking class/dinner party with Lindy recently. I had homemade unsweet chocolate from a farm in Ecuador, and Lindy taught me how to make it into an unbelievably delicious and intricate molè sauce, a recipe which she developed from her molè experiences traveling throughout Oaxaca. She has a wealth of food knowledge and experience from around the globe that she shares with great patience, generosity and some humor thrown in for spice. Lindy creates with diverse flavors in her palate and with local and healthy ingredients in the foreground. You will thank yourself for hiring her!

from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim W.
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My girlfriend and I had Chef Lionel over to teach us how to cook. He was absolutely amazing! He arrived on time, was very patient, and helped to break down steps so we can both understand. The food turned out fabulous! We can't wait for our second class. :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Chef Gordon is an amazing chef! He prepared an outstanding meal for our group of 6 adults. It was such a pleasures have him cook for us! Made our trip extra special!

Edyth Cooking
from 5 reviews
    Jamie M.
    Verified review

    It would be difficult to summarize my love for Edyth James in this narrative, or my love for her cooking. She is in a class all her own. You will not find anyone in this area who comes close to her abilities. I was introduced to Edyth and her amazing cuisine over 20 years ago, when she and her late husband ran the infamous resturant Saffron's on Park Street. I was blown away. It was like ecstasy on my tongue. I was hooked. My husband and I were regulars in her establishment and actually had our wedding reception there. She is not only an amazing cook, she makes you feel like family with her genuine kindness. She is the first person that comes to mind if I'm having an event or gathering. Her food is alway the centerpiece. Do yourself a favor. Try her, you will not be disappointed.

    Chef Jean-Christophe, LLC
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Gwen W.
    Verified review

    The private cooking class was a Father's Day gift for my husband who let me say "can't cook". Chef Christophe was very responsive and listen to what type of experience I was looking to give my husband and Chef Christophe DELIVERED!!!!! He made my husband feel very comfortable and a very positive experience. My husband is now looking forward to possibly learning and cooking more. And the added plus is Chef Christophe help him to prepare and cook us a delicious meal. Thank you Chef Christophe! We look forward to our next cooking encounter with you.

    • 31 years in business

    We provide interactive "Hands' On" cooking classes for groups of 12-25, and corporate team building. These amazing cooking events are held in the state of the art gourmet culinary salons in Orlando. You do the cooking of these delectable recipes making up delicious meals! Prepare marvelous food while learning clever culinary tips under the expert tutelage of your charming, talented (and quite hilarious) instructor and NO cleaning up!.

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      From a dinner for 2 at your home, a wedding of 150 guests, to cooking demos & classes, we are here to let you relax and enjoy food cooked from our heart. Give us a call today to discuss your next memorable event.

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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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