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Jersey City Private Cooking Instructors

Browse these private cooking lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jersey City.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Chef Charley prepared a wonderful birthday meal in our kitchen. He came in and took over, setting the table, cooking and serving the courses and left the kitchen clean. Once he arrived we were able to relax and enjoy the evening. The food he prepared was delicious and artfully presented. We had a great experience.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
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My private cooking lesson with Erika was amazing! We spoke in advance about what type of meals I normally cook and what I wanted to work on. Erika really was such a pleasure to work with. She focused more on making me comfortable in my own kitchen and using different ingredients rather than harping on knife skills. I was blown away by how great everything turned out - restaurant quality food that I can actually cook again on my own in my kitchen!

Mendham Kitchen to Table
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia J.
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I had arranged Francis to cook for a family dinner as a nice gift and everyone was very happy with the whole dinner! They only had positive feedback and they were thrilled to have him. He was on time and professional, not to mention the great 4-course meal. I would highly recommend to anyone as a treat for themselves or as a nice gesture/gift to someone else! My parents wanted to book him again right away for Saturday and unfortunately he was already booked. Thank you for doing such a great job for my family! Highly recommend.

Kulinary Kings
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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Chef Greg and his staff did a great job cooking for our event! The food was great and our guests really enjoyed it!

Tara's Italian Cucina
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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My friend and I took cooking classes from her. I can truly say that she was amazing. She taught us to make food we wanted to learn and it turned out amazing. She is a great teacher and makes it easy to apply what you learn from her and the things you learn in class to other recipes outside of what we did in class. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to cook.

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Chef Via Melissa
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
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via Melissa, or "Chef Melissa" as we call her, exceeded our expectations! We took her from her usual route of healthy food and asked her to run a cooking class so that children with Celiac Disease could make and enjoy cupcakes on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. She was really flexible and provided what felt and looked like "regular" cupcakes but modified for strict gluten-free compliance and somehow they were a little healthy too! All natural. even organic and dairy-free where possible. The ages of children who attended ranged from 4-12 and she worked really well with everyone! She set up before we (event organizers) arrived and had a friendly helper with her. They were professional but the kids related to them very well. The parents were all pleased and her rate was really reasonable! Our support group doesn't make any money from events like this, parents paid her directly and she was accepting last-minute additions without any worries. I can't think of a single negative - in fact we'd like to work with her again this year! Oh, and she even took the work of finding a location away from us (we're 2 volunteers who run this group for our children and others). Next class, we'll go a little healthier and really take advantage of ALL that via Melissa has to offer our kids! :) Oh, and she's even sending us kid-friendly, healthy and gluten-free recipes for us to share with the families in our group! She really goes above and beyond!

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Dianne D.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dana B.
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We had the best time! Dianne was so easy to communicate with, she talked me through the whole process of a private lesson. She was always professional, and detailed so I knew what to expect, and could be prepared for the day. ( I'm a beginner, and my boyfriend has more experience cooking. So she worked with both of us and helped us learn according to our skill levels) which I thought was great. I chose a vegan 101 lesson, then selected from a list, different menu options and customized the menu to be perfect for us. 😊 We made a delicious soup, salad with home made dressing, tofu, potatoes and strawberry shortcake on homemade biscuits, with coconut cream!! It was absolutely delicious, and everything I wanted in a private cooking lesson. The next day, I was more confident while in the kitchen. She taught me alot of little tricks that are helpful when prepping and cooking. We're already talking about asking Dianne to come over for meal prep lessons, because she's not just a great chef, but a great teacher and also, really awesome person.

Sage and Spirit Catering
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
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Chef Craig was hired as a personal chef for my proposal of marriage. He crafted a menu based on my preference and helped me consider the wine for pairing. He arrived at my house prepared for cooking for a memorable night and nailed it. I was extremely satisfied with his professionalism and culinary expertise.

Katered by Kim
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Louise S.
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Kim is a great cook and a great person. She gives fantastic cooking classes and teaches you hands on. She is always reliable and sweet and anyone who hires Kim would be beyond satisfied. From cooking classes to catering food, Kim is the one for you. Let Kim cook for you for your next occasion!

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
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I have hired Chef Jackie Newgent to cater a party of mine in the past; everything she made was so fresh and delicious! All dishes were beautifully presented. I finally had time to take a private cooking class from her and was equally impressed. I now know the right way to hold a chef's knife, slice scallions on a bias and "cream" garlic. Cooking with Chef Jackie is a fun experience! I highly recommend both her personal chef work AND her private cooking lessons!

Rovegno's, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
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I took a great private cooking class with Robert, making several savory Indian dishes and a delicious desert.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn H.
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Deborah was flexible about helping me to cook better, with more variety, and to learn to cook some meals that my husband loves. At first, Deborah helped me sort out my kitchen equipment and supplies at my home. The cooking techniques she taught me are ones that you just don't get by following a recipe. We will continue with weekly cooking visits to my home. She is clearly an experienced chef instructor, with a pleasant and fun personality. MAH, Fairfield County

Chef Megan Johnson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yael G.
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Megan is a remarkable chef and exceptional teacher. We hired her for a private cooking class and she went above and beyond to plan - and instruct - a lesson that far exceeded our expectations. We learned a ton and had so much fun in the process!

Sanz Consulting Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Angelique C.
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I recently contacted Chef Sanz because I was hosting a private dinner party for some work colleagues. I know nothing about cooking but he came highly recommended from a close friend. As far as concept wise I didn't really bring much to the table but I did tell him a little bit about what I do and don't like. From the little information I gave him he was able to put together this elaborate 6 course meal that literally left everyone at the table speechless. And let me tell you this is a very tough crowd to impress. I can go on and on but the point is he's simply amazing. He was easy to talk to and his talent will marvel you.

Rachel G
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Erica S.
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I discovered Rachel through stumbling upon her website www.cookshala.com and got in touch with her through Instagram. We quickly became friends and I decided to take a private cooking lesson with her to learn how to make some classic Indian dishes. She was very professional and sent me over sample menus for me to choose from. I chose her Classic Chicken Curry, Coconut Shrimp Curry, Scratch Made Roti, and Malai Paneer. When I arrived at her cozy apartment, she had everything organized and ingredients measured out to make the lesson go smoothly. She was very pleasant, patient, and thorough with steps of each dish. I had many questions and learned so much about Indian spices, ingredients, and cookware. She was a great instructor and made sure to explain each process throughly. She even helped me learn and work on my knife skills. We enjoyed our amazing and flavorful meal that we just cooked together and talked about her time at CIA and I was impressed with the breadth of her NYC culinary experience. She was so easy-going and fun to be around, I'd recommend Rachel to anyone, from a novice to an expert, who wants to add to their culinary skills.

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We provide, along with product knowledge classes, cooking classes and team building events for 12 to 24 students in one of our five "live" demonstration kitchens. Classes are tailored to the participant's needs and requests, and are priced accordingly. Classes can be "hands-on" or "learn and dine". We strive to make the classes interesting, creative, and attainable to all levels of proficiency. The operating word in our kitchens is fun, and all classes are based on an informal and relaxed atmosphere. With over 35 years experience in the food service industry, our Chef, Jehan S de Noüe, has been described as "extremely approachable" in review from local press. All attendees are served the meals prepared in each session, so it is highly recommended that everyone comes to the event hungry and thirsty!

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Are you getting bored of unauthentic Thai food? I can teach you to cook your own authentic Thai dishes within one class section.

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We provide cooking classes and birthday parties for children and adults at the customer's location. We offer a hands-on approach to getting kids in the kitchen through the love of food! They will mix, chop, roll and juice, to name a few. We offer classes like foods around the world, decadent desserts, cupcake decorating, awesomely organic, and much, much more! Contact us directly for more information.

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Luella offers delicious meals for dinner or special occasions. She offers cooking classes. Do you want to learn how to cook various cuisines, learn basic techniques or unique ways of preparing food or how to prepare a gourmet dinner? Luella will put together a class with any menu you request and provide plenty of helpful cooking tips. She offers meal preparation and delivery. Luella will put together a healthy and delicious menu plan based on your requirements and preferences. The food will be packaged, labeled and will include heating instructions. All you need to do is to heat and enjoy! Luella can also help you put together a memorable party for any occasion. She offers an all-inclusive plan that includes menu planning, grocery shopping and rentals, or she can simply help set up, coordinate and cook while you enjoy your party. Whatever your needs are, she'll work with you to throw a fabulous party.

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