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Find a Cooking Instructor near Portland, OR

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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.

Reviews for Portland cooking instructors
Thumbtack Customer
My girlfriend and I did a cooking class for beginners at Bonnie's place. We cooked a soup, a salad, a main dish, and a dessert. It was fun and informative, but I think we sold ourselves a bit too short when requesting the beginner class.
Oh Honey CookeryOh Honey Cookery
Thumbtack Customer
Cooking with Bonnie was amazing. Bonnie was very conscious about my cooking interests and meeting my "cooking needs". The best part of our session was how laid-back and relaxing it was. I will go back and have more lessons with Bonnie but also would encourage others that are interested in cooking for health to contact her for group classes.
Oh Honey CookeryOh Honey Cookery
Thumbtack Customer
This year I found myself both single and retired. After 40 years of dining out or preparing pre-packaged Diet Food, I was at a loss as to how to cook nutritious, interesting and quick meals for one person. The delightful Bonnie Ward Strauss - with experience as a caterer, restaurateur, personal chef, and instructor - was eager to show me how easily I could cook a variety of meals for myself that are attractive, tasty and low-calorie. I took notes, creating a cookbook of sorts, filled with Bonnie's directions and hints about the best ingredients, cooking methods, and even grocery shopping. She let me observe sometimes; but also had me standing in front of her stove, making certain I could recreate her dishes in my own kitchen. Bonnie completely tailored my lessons to what I was hoping to achieve and the cooking skills I had at the time. She also encouraged me to experiment on my own and to look at food in a new way. It is obvious that she loves being a chef, and that she hopes other people will appreciate good food as much as she does. Bonnie is smart, kind and enthusiastic about cooking. I completely recommend her as an instructor. I also intend to take more classes with her in the very near future.
Oh Honey CookeryOh Honey Cookery
Thumbtack Customer
As a fun gift to my family I scheduled a New Orleans style cooking Class with Bonnie . The dish we made was Gumbo Ya Ya.Bonnie brought the dish pre-made and while it was heating she walked us thru every step to make it. In addition to the Gumbo she made another New Orleans treat " muffaletas" We all had an awesome time, the food was great and we all really enjoyed Bonnie.
Oh Honey CookeryOh Honey Cookery
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