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Winter Haven Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Spice House Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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!!

  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
cheryl s.
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We were very lucky to work with Corwin for our wedding. We had met with two caterers prior to meeting Corwin, but after our tasting and discovering how reasonable the pricing was, we couldn’t say no. His team was prompt, professional, and dynamic (my guests had very memorable experiences with his team that they were still raving about days later). Despite how busy Corwin’s business is, he always made time to answer my texts and calls, and customized my menu several times over the months leading up to the wedding as changes presented themselves. They prepared two beautiful plates for my husband and I following our ceremony so we could enjoy a private dinner before all the craziness started. And several random guests approached me on the dance floor letting me know we definitely didn’t waste money on the food :)

On The Go Gourmet
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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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.

Your Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas K.
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Chef Bob was awesome! I called Bob to set up a private cooking lesson for my wife's birthday. He came to our home with everything needed for the lessons. He's very personable, funny, and great at what he does. I don't consider myself a chef, but he 'dumbed' everything down for us to understand and comprehend. Not only did he show us how to turn 1 dish into many, but he also gave us a bunch of neat time-saving tricks to use during the week, since we are both busy full-time workers. We'll definitely be hiring Chef Bob for our next party - his food is outstanding!

Affordable Elegance Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica B.
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Sunny and her team recently catered my wedding in Lakeland FL. She went above and beyond to ensure everything went great even when we had a mishap with my cake (which she wasn't even responsible for) she stepped in to help fix he issue and made my special day unforgettable!! Everything was great!!! Loved the taste and presentation!!! Sunny has a passion for this and it shows in the taste of the food!! All of her dishes are unquie with little ideas of improving Classic recipes!! Bold flavors and unquie elegant style all at a friendly affordable price!! I would recommend this catering service to anyone working on a budget that still wants that special homemade southern hospitality touch!!

Baked in The South
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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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!!

Fearless Bread
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Andre A.
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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

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Khristine R.
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Awesome service and Chef Susan is delightful! After only 1 class I already feel more confidant. The food is delicious and Chef Susan will show you how to present it beautifully. A must to experience for beginner cooks like me. Can't wait for my next class!

IChef USA
4.8
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. :)

  • 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!

  • 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!

Livy O's Catering Co.
5.0
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.

Creative Culinary Concepts
5.0
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!

Personal Chef 23
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mariam W.
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Food was excellent!! Very respectful and clean. He is by far the best private cook I have hired and I've had many I will be hiring every week due to the fact that he brings a 5 star restaurant to your house.

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I've been a chef for over 8 years now and specialize in Italian, as well as New England dishes. I'm well rounded in other cuisines as well and, have a strong passion for beer and pairing beers to food. Cheers!

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I offer quality food preparation, wine pairing, cooking classes, chocolate making classes and answer any food-related questions.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'd like to use a more hands on and casual approach to learning to cook. It should be something fun that you look forward to instead of a daily chore

  • 31 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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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Cooking class instruction with an in-house chef; other culinary services are available for special events and parties; Classes since 1983; Chef is the owner and instructor.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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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I am Chef Terri Witty, and I offer cooking classes in the Winter Park, FL area of Orlando. I normally schedule about 8 classes per month; they are in the evening (6 to 8 or 8:30 p.m.). These are demonstration-style group classes. I cook; you learn, eat, ask questions and meet a bunch of neat people. You leave full and informed with recipes, tips and tricks. The Witty Palate Cooking Company by Chef Terri is a central Florida based company that's dedicated to demonstrating quality and variety in cooking classes. We offer cooking classes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, deserts and everything in between. Are you a beginning cook? Do you already know your way around the kitchen? Or maybe, you are an experienced cook running out of ideas. Let Chef Terri teach you, through her fun and informative cooking classes, recipes and techniques how to see your kitchen in a different light. Chef Terri Witty has a pastry chef degree from The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, and she's also a summa cum laude graduate from The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando. Having been trained in all aspects of the culinary arts, her passion and focus has led her to teaching others and helping them achieve their culinary goals. We would love to see you at one or more of our fun and informative cooking classes.

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