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Ashburn, VA 20149

Cooking Instructors on Thumbtack cost$70 - $90

Average price

  • Lowest price:$50
  • Most common low price:$70
  • Most common high price:$90
  • Highest price:$150
Real quotes from Cooking Instructors
$80

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Dec 16

Jim was amazing. We started our evening off with an overview of knife skills followed by…

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$65

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Dec 6

My wife and I had a great time working with Gerald and Cheryll. It was our anniversary…

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$90

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Oct 20

I was looking for someone who would come to our home to do a hybrid cooking/knife skills…

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  • One time
$85

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Oct 16

Chef Riana is great! She's working with my son to give him cooking classes. In addition…

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$80

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Oct 1

This was the most fun! My wife's 35th birthday surprise cooking class was a blast! I…

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$65

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Sep 23

Knowledgeable, responsive and patient. I've been cooking for awhile, but wanted to take…

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$70

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Sep 2

He gave my daughter cooking lessons in our home and did a wonderful job. He provided the…

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$100

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Aug 29

My 13 year old grandson LOVES to cook and he’s been wanting a sushi lesson for his…

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$50

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Aug 23

We hired Chef Myra to help our kids (ages 5 and 7) bake a rainbow birthday cake as a fun…

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How much do cooking classes cost?

Private cooking lessons are available for every type of cuisine. A chef teaches an individual or group how to prepare a meal and also provides all of the ingredients, cooking tools and clean up after the event. Cooking lessons can be tailored to dietary restrictions and are often sought out for team-building events, special gifts, health reasons, private parties and personal enrichment. Common lesson requests include soups and sauces, knife skills, roasting and braising, basic cooking, bread-baking and dessert-making. Several factors contribute to the costs of cooking lessons.

Number of people

Chefs often charge per person for cooking classes, with varying rates depending on the food to be served. A per person charge covers the cost of the ingredients to cook enough food for each participant. Typically the cost per head also includes all fees associated with the activity, but be sure to clarify with your instructor whether any additional fees apply, such as for travel.

Type of cuisine

The price of ingredients affects the cost of the cooking lessons. In addition to paying for the chef’s time, the cost of the lessons covers purchasing the food. The fancier the food, the higher the cost of the cooking class. Here is a sampling of general prices for different types of cooking lessons from LK Culinary:

  • Brunch workshop: $70 per person

  • Steak with several sides: $80–$85 per person

  • Sushi, including a variety of sushi-grade fresh fish: $100 per person

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Day of week

Weekends typically have higher demand for a cooking instructor’s services, which can mean increased costs for lessons on Saturdays and Sundays and lower costs for weekday lessons.

Minimum fee

Some chefs and cooking instructors require a minimum charge for their time, while others may not have a limit. LK Culinary asks for the following minimums:

  • Weekday group cooking lessons: $600

  • Weekend group cooking lessons: $1,000

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