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Baltimore Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Crowe's Traveling Cuisine
4.7
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Marian K.
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He was fantastic! My husband and I have confidence that we can make a whole chicken that is delicious and juicy every time! I loved learning all the different cutting techniques! Definitely try him out for anything: cooking classes or dinner parties!

Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Lori K.
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I attended two cooking classes ( light Mexican and healthy grains) taught by Chris & Emily at the William Tally Rec Center. I highly recommend these classes. They were very informational and Chris &Emily are full of cooking knowledge which they share. We made several recipes and sampled our finished dishes. After the Mexican class, I promptly purchased a tortilla press. It is so easy to make your own corn tortillas. I would have never tried it on my own. Lori

A Private Affair
4.5
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Angie P.
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I attended a cooking class for 5 taught by chef Jackie. She was a lot of fun to work with, encouraging, friendly, and even gave me a few cooking tips that weren't directly related to the class. The food was amazing and I can't wait to try these recipes on my own. I would recommend her cooking class for a fun learning experience!

Sweet Bazil, LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sue W.
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I flew into town to plan my father's memorial. Mom wanted food delivered, set up, and kept tidy. We ordered from Wegman's and hired Chef Celestine. From the first contact with Sweet Bazil, staff were thorough professionals, confirming details and keeping phone appointments. Chef Celestine talked me through everything I should consider and I opted for her coffee tea station and sterno warmers, along with three extra hours of her day. At first I wondered what she would be doing the whole time, but was so glad I had Chef's helping hands. She washed and replenished, and repacked food, so that at the end, there was literally nothing for me to do! If I lived here, I would definitely find an event for her to actually cook for. But for our family gathering of 40, this Helping Hand service really lightened my load.

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MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina E.
Verified review

I scheduled a lesson for my college-age daughter, a beginner, to learn about how to cook with boneless skinless chicken breasts. Mary devised a 2 hour lesson plan with at least 6 chicken recipes that my daughter was able to master. They were all delicious and she feels confident with a new set of skills that can be applied to other proteins. I would definitely recommend Mary and plan to schedule additional lessons.

  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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I had Chef Danielle come into my home for a cooking lesson/dinner party for my husband's 40th birthday party. She arrived on time 1/2 hour before the class would start to set up and was there for about 4 hours. It was really easy working the menu and I was happy with the menu options she presented me and the ability to make more then one entre to satisfy the tastes of all the members of the group (8 adults). We all had a blast from those that cook on the regular, to those of us (me) that don't ever cook. I was expecting my kitchen to look like a total disaster after having had 8 adults cooking in my kitchen, but she cleaned up everything! The food was fantastic and I had left overs that we enjoyed days later. Thanks for a great time Chef Danielle!

Chef Eric Adjepong
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cliford O.
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Chef Eric Adjepong is in a different league when it coming to cooking. Most chef are just chefs. However, Chef Eric brings art, creativity, personality and class to cooking. He's always professional and gives the most detail to his work. His interaction with people takes his love for what does to another level!

Kristin Cooks
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Louise K.
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Kristin's cooking classes are fantastic. She uses fresh, delicious ingredients in all of her meals and the meals are easy enough to do on a weeknight. My favorite thing about the classes (since I am not a cook) is that the recipes are very easy to follow. She doesn't use a million ingredients but the outcome is restaurant quality meals. The cooking classes are interactive so you really learn how to cook the meals first hand. I would highly recommend any cooking class with Kristin.

At Your Service
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn C.
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Denise was amazing. She gave a cooking class to 5 middle school aged boys. She had their undivided attention, which is no small accomplishment. The food was awesome. The kids had a blast and learned a lot. She is knowledgeable, personable and engaging. She was wonderful and patient with teaching basic food prep skills to kids.

Kimeri
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ginny M.
Verified review

Kim was wonderful! I hired her as a surprise chef for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was outstanding. She gave us some great cooking tips. She was professional, efficient and a delight. We will be having her come cook again!

Chericia Easton
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy G.
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Although Chericia was not able to actually do the cooking class, I could tell that she was organized and willing to do what needed to be done!

Meals With Meetal
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Neal D.
Verified review

I'll give you as fair and honest of a review as I can, but you should know I am Meetal's husband! Although I am biased, I cannot praise enough the cooking and teaching that Meetal is capable of. We have 2 young daughters, and the four or us are fed primarily by Meetal's fresh, healthy, tasty, and unique cooking. What amazes me most is how quickly she is able to do what she does. Like most families, we have a busy household with little time for grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Meetal has turned cooking for our family into an efficient art, something we share together and make time for because everyone loves it. If you have a family and want to eat healthy and delicious food at home that you create with your family, Meetal is the person to teach you. Meetal has a lot of experience with more complex cuisines and dishes as well. Her Indian food is highly sought after and she's taught many friends and adults how to approach cooking this cuisine. Daal, Indian spiced turkey meatballs, and other unique Indian dishes could be on your table soon. Meetal has been teaching kids and adults for a while. Expect a fun, lighthearted, and sometimes fast paced approach to cooking. Best of luck in your cooking adventures. I hope Meetal can help you along the way.

Cheffin Personal Chefs :-)
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Torey Shanay T.
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For Dorien, cooking is both an art and a science. He knows exactly how to expose you to new and improved ways to prepare and cook your meals, open up your taste buds to appreciate different flavors & textures by helping you understand the importance of layering, and elevates your thinking of healthy eating by introducing you to innovative ways to get rid of diet hurting cooking styles without sacrificing flavor and culture. He is passionate about what he does and lives the lifestyle of the exact service he provides. Dorien is highly educated and offers a vast array of services, classes and products to help share what he's both learned and developed over the years in his profession. Not only can he service you in the kitchen but he helps you incorporate healthy eating habits, gives you tips for recipes and even makes you excited about everything he features or writes about (just to name a few) in his lifestyle blog and Instagram. He willingly adapts to your kitchen workspace and utensils without making you feel bad and he helps you learn new ways to utilize things that you already have or suggests things that you could use to improve your meal prep and cooking style. He never makes you uncomfortable and is able to maintain professionalism while being 100% personable. He is down to earth, well versed, comitted and punctual. If you are looking for the best, you'll find it in Dorien! & most importantly, his food looks and tastes absolutely amazing and that's exactly the food I like to enjoy.

For The Love Of Food
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Martha K.
Verified review

The class was great! I could not have asked for better.

Cooking with Donelle
5.0
from 1 review
    Jill S.
    Verified review

    Donelle’s recipe for success in the kitchen is perfect: a deep knowledge of the science of cooking and baking that gives her the ability to be adaptable, a thorough understanding of the tools and gadgets of the trade so she can keep up with multiple steps of multiple recipes simultaneously, and a level of confidence that keeps her calm and in control from start to finish. The end result is home-cooked meals that seem like they came out of a high-end restaurant. My most recent experience with Donelle was when I hired her for a baking class at my home with myself and my team from work. Within just three hours, she taught us how to make three desserts. It was clear that Donelle had experience as a teacher, as she balanced her “lecture” with questions to the group that were fun and engaging, as well as stories about her experiences in the kitchen that helped us get to know her. We ended the afternoon full, more connected to each other (it is true that cooking classes are an opportunity for bonding!) and excited to try the recipes on our own – all thanks to Donelle’s great teaching methods and familiarity with all-things-food.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    At every Tiny Chefs' party, class, camp, or special event, children learn how to measure, pour, mix, and stir, and use their creativity to create delicious eats. Our cooking classes are a great way to introduce children to the joy of cooking and baking. Kids show a sense of pride when they can make something with their own hands. The objective of each event is to enhance confidence, skills, and pride in each child as they prepare fun and tasty meals. Your tiny chefs will learn by doing as they are encouraged to explore their imagination and creativity while learning basic cooking skills and safety in the kitchen.

    About

    My Name is Pennnapa Kaweewongprasert, I am currently Master Student in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. I am a physician from Thailand and I am passionate about cooking. I can cook various nationality of Food Thai, Japanese, Italian etc. My happiness is to teach people to discover that cooking is not that hard. Teach my passionate/ international (Japanese/Italian/Asian etc.) authentic thai kitchen and also adaption to your local supply. friendly warm personality.

    About

    Personal and private chef services. Catering from 2-200. Cooking classes. 22 yrs of experience. Classically trained. French,American,Italian, and more cuisines.

    About

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

    About

    We are culinary experts who happened to cook healthy food that taste great. You tell us what you want and we'll make it. Too tired to cook? Let us prepare all of your meals for 1 week at a time. We provide cooking classes, personal chefs and catering.

    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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