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Poughkeepsie Private Cooking Instructors

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Tara's Italian Cucina
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.

Chef of All Seasons
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Richard T.
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The cooking class we asked Mitchell Goran to conduct was a birthday gift to our 10-year old granddaughter, Katherine. "Mitch"is clearly an experienced and competent chef. He knows what he is doing and does it well, answering any questions asked along the way. Ahead of time he asked the right questions about the planned cooking class, checked to verify the supplies that we already had and carefully purchased the others he needed. As the class progressed it became evident that Mitch is not only a fine chef; he is a very good teacher. He was patient and careful teaching Katherine basic skills: how to handle a knife and how to separate the white from the yolk of an egg. He used words to describe the cooking process that she could easily understand. He helped Katherine write down each step in the preparation so that she had a record in her own words. He gave Katherine ample time to practice her newly found skills, even to the point of extending his time with her beyond the contracted time. The smiles, the occasional laughter, and the good meal at the end were clear testimony of a class well conceived and well executed.

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Chef Stef
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Myriam M.
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Chef Stef is a professional Culinary Chef that teaches you step by step how to prepare different recipes. Every two weeks it's a different menu. He provides you with all the food to cook and all the utensils and dishes you need to prepare a wonderful meal. It's always a fun group and we love cooking together. His knowledge about the different products, where there from, where you can buy them and how healthy they are, is very educational. He sometimes pairs the recipes you have prepared with a tasting of different wines or beers of different regions depending on which recipe you are cooking that day. Chef Stef also provides you with containers to take whatever Recipes you have cooked home for your family and children to enjoy. I highly recommend going to Chef Stef cooking classes.

Sage and Spirit Catering
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.

Deb's Healthy Plate
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Caryn S.
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Debbie is WONDERFUL and I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. I signed up for a series of 6 cooking classes with her with the goal of forcing myself to try new foods and learning new recipes - I definitely accomplished both! Everything she taught us was health conscious and tasted delicious! I am looking forward to the next set of 6 classes with Debbie!

Private Chef
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Allison F.
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I hired Mike to provide a private cooking lesson for my parents. He was an absolute pleasure to work with from the start, both very responsive during the planning process, and very accommodating with food preferences, allergies, etc. After the lesson my parents raved about their lesson and felt like they were spending an extra special day cooking with an old friend. Mike provided them a very memorable experience and his service comes very highly recommended!

Food for Ten
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rabia A.
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Gerry was amazing!!! I hired her for my bachelorette party for a group of 8 and she made everything we asked for and even obliged when we asked her to teach us some cooking! I couldn't be happier with her service! She was very kind and professional. I will definitely hire her again!

Core Nutrition
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa M.
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My family was lucky to work with Denise this winter/spring. She came to our house several times for private instruction and was so warm and encouraging and knowledgable as she explained everything she was doing for us. It was amazing to see her involve my preteen/teen boys whenever they had time and in whatever they decided to take interest. She encouraged them to taste new foods, to discuss what they liked, to think about what was healthy and to enjoy working in the kitchen (or at the grill!) She gave me great tips and examples for meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning and organizing my kitchen, all with a great focus on healthy habits. She has put us on a path to better eating and more enjoyable family meal time together - what a gift. Thank you Denise!

Taste by Karla Sorrentino
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Randi C.
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Karla was wonderful and provided a very instructive cooking class.

  • 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

Fresh & Sage
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alison C.
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Erika prepared delicious food for an intimate dinner I hosted for a group of friends. Her love of cooking and professionalism allowed the night to unfold effortlessly. Our mouths were graced with her sophisticated beautifully made food. Would love to work with her again!

Jet Set Chef
from 3 reviews
    Jane K.
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    I wanted to learn how to throw together nutritious meals quickly and without too much fuss. I went to the kitchen of Lisa Jones and got private lessons. Oh my G-d, the food was delicious and her tips so valuable. Best of all spending time with Lisa was a blast! She has great stories and loves what she does, her positive energy is contagious! I highly recommend spending time in the kitchen with Lisa Jones! Jane K.

    Nourishing Wisdom
    from 2 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    Alissa B.
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    We hired Holly to host a bachelorette cooking party - and what a blast we all had! Holly was excellent at communicating details of the event and arrived with everything we needed to pull together a fabulous dinner. It was the perfect way to spend an evening together and celebrate our soon-to-be bride. I'd highly recommend Holly for your next event!

    • 4 years in business
    Janelle G.
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    Kiyo had prepared several healthy meals for me after I had just had my twins. It was a huge help to just enjoy prepared meals instead of trying to find the time to cook for myself. Many months later she helped my family again by preparing puréed baby foods for my twins which they loved. She really listened to my needs and even filled special requests.

    Bradley R.
    from 1 review
      Gine D.
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      Brad gave us private cooking instruction. Food was great and Brad is a great teacher. Highly recommended.


      I am certified by the Kushi Institute in Macrobiotic Cooking. I have been practicing a macrobiotic lifestyle for 30 years and lived and worked at the Kushi Institute for three years in the registration department. I raised two grown children with the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle, and they are happy and off living their lives now. I am dedicated, compassionate, patient and kind. I have also been a yoga instructor since 1997. I have taught macrobiotic and ayurvedic cooking classes at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, in the tristate area as well as San Francisco. I have helped many people change their lives and health for the better by just showing them the way. What we put into our bodies creates the sea of life or our bloodstream. If this pulsating stream is acidic, clogged and unclean, then viruses and germs can harbor and grow and create life-threatening illnesses. With a macrobiotic diet, you will clean your body in a safe and gentle way without medications if you so chose or with moderated medicine from your doctor. The food can become delicious to you as you start to appreciate it and most importantly, feel better! This is a splendid opportunity to learn from a teacher who lives it every day. I am very supportive and have a wealth of resources of the best macrobiotic teachers in the world. I would be happy to talk to you about any health concerns and give you my idea of a plan for you of healthy eating and healing. Please call or text anytime. Thank you!


      Healthy, delicious food is our life! As a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Wellness Coach, I can provide nutrition consultations and design meal plans and menus (including shopping lists) that are healthy and easy to make yourself at home, working within your nutrition and dietary needs. As a Certified Chef, I also offer healthy personal chef services - for delivery or cooked in your home. I also offer cooking classes through local venues and in your home.


      I am a personal cooking instructor who has knowledge in Spanish, Mexican, Italian, French, and Asian cooking. I am willing to teach anywhere from 1 to 10 in the comfort of your own home.


      We specialize in American and Italian cuisine made from scratch with delicious fresh ingredients! We offer catering for small events and dinner parties as well as cooking lessons for you or you and a group friends. Oh, and we ALWAYS supply the wine!


      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!


      We will let you learn how to cook Indian food in your house. Our service is also available for small, in-house parties (themed parties, BBQ and wine tastings). We are available every Sunday and Monday, but other days are also available with two-week notice.

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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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