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Reading Beginner Cooking Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly B.
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I have to say to myself, Why haven't I done this sooner. On Friday night we had a ladies night, 5, and Tony prepared 5-6 dishes and each one was amazing, delicious. He prepares well by asking all the right questions regarding the group he is preparing for and then executes it exquisitely!! I can't wait to plan my next event with Tony and I will also be doing some cooking classes with him. Tony from all of us ladies on Fri May 29th we thank you so such a wonderful special evening.

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!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faith Y.
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I had the pleasure of working with Allison, she came to my house and gave me cooking lessons. She was very patient and fully explained everything she did. I learned so much from these lessons. I am now able to prepare gourmet food in my own kitchen. My husband and family are thrilled! If you want to learn some new things, even starting from scratch call Allison today, she in amazing!

dineomatic cooking co.
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Erin C.
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    I have hired Dineomatic a couple of times, both to teach cooking classes for my business (which were fabulous and fun!) as well as to cater my company's holiday party. Matt has a contagious love for food and flavors, and his cooking shows that. He willingly took on a South American themed menu for our party, and produced delicious, colorful dishes that my guests loved. He paired the food with festive signature cocktails that created a buzz as my guests arrived for the evening. So cool. If you are looking for a caterer to help you create a memorable event with great food and drink, hire Matt!

    Lazy Susan Kitchen
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessie B.
    Verified review

    Donna came prepared and spent three hours patiently showing my friend and I proper knife/cutting techniques. She was very knowledgeable on the proper care of knives, the different kinds (the must-haves) and how they should be sharpened/maintained. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I also ended the night a large/delicious dish of tabbouleh to enjoy over the next few days. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who is looking for a personal cooking lesson/demonstration.

    • 19 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jim G.
    Verified review

    Jamie was professional, patient, and extremely helpful when teaching my wife and I the basics of cooking, baking, and healthy eating.

    Herban Quality Eats
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Hannah R.
    Verified review

    We had an excellent time cooking with Chris Paul. It is clear he is exceedingly knowledgeable about food and how best to prepare it. He can easily craft lessons for any skill level from novice (us) to expert (him). We had a great time learning cooking and baking basics with him over four classes. If you are interested in learning more about cooking, I highly recommend taking a class (or four).

    Max & Jen Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Angelica M.
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    We hosted a birthday dinner for 10 people and hired Jen and Max for a private dinner. Jen and Max were amazing!!! The food and service was outstanding! We were served a 5 course dinner with wine pairing, all our guest cannot stop expressing how great dinner was. We will definitely be using Jen and Max again!

    Everything We Eat
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Kevin W.
    Verified review

    Great hands-on teacher who really knows what he's doing. Plus, the food is sooo good!! From ingredients to cooking methods, this is the best cooking class I ever had. I learned new techniques and how to properly season, prep, and cook veggies and proteins. Definitely recommend and I'll work with him again soon. Perfect for a gift, meal prep, or to cook a whole meal for a party.

    • 5 years in business
    Debbie W.
    Verified review

    I am presently taking a beginning cooking class with Nancy and I am loving every minute of it. She is a fantastic teacher and tons of fun! She's got great ideas and is a wealth of knowledge about all types of food preparation and has a lot of experience with many different eating styles. She is a great writer as well and I love her blog!! Thumbs way up for Nancy Lowell!!!

    Paul Cunningham
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Marcus S.
      Verified review

      What an AMAZING experience!! We hosted Paul as our guest chef for a series of cooking classes and he delivered more than we could have ever asked for. I consider myself a guy who knows his way around the kitchen, but after one class with Paul I learned new meal preparation and cooking techniques, and feel even more confident around the kitchen... and I was the host! Our guests raved about their experience and continued to request follow up sessions. Some people even hired him as their personal or family chef! Paul is extremely personable, passionate about his craft, and a true professional!

      About

      At O’Boy! Organic, the goal is to change a parent's perception of the foods they feed their children through education, interaction, and know how in a manner that is fun and exciting for mommies, daddies, and children alike. Feeding your children healthy, tasty, fresh, and organic meals will help shape their tastes and nutritional values for life! O’Boy! Organic offers cooking classes for parents, personal baby chef service, and kids cooking parties.

      About

      We offer an exquisite five star cooking for anyone. We offer the highest food quality prepared by a 5 star chef who has worked with top chefs from around the world and has cooked for high profile celebrity and dignitaries from all walks of life.

      About

      You can increase your cooking skills with Jenny's cooking classes. You can learn the basics of homemade Italian cooking, sauces, appetizers and main dishes.

      About

      Being a production cook has given me a particular set of skills that I bring to your home kitchen. I'm serv safe certified, have an extremely discerning palate and am dedicated to cooking safe healthy and delicious meals in almost any cuisine style you can think of. I make my own kombucha, ferment my own sauerkraut and kimchi and make a mea

      • 3 years in business
      About

      I have worked in Institutional Food Service as a director of food services for 25 years. I have planned events for 8 to 500! Having recently retired, I want to share my knowledge and love of food. My favorite times during my work career were instructing employees and hosting cooking classes from preparing the basics to gourmet and specialty foods. I start with teaching the correct equipment you'll need and how to use it. Come, have a good time and learn from a seasoned professional!

      About

      I do healthy cooking demonstrations for people with diabetes. I have had diabetes for 35 years and after working in fine restaurants for 12 years with classical training at "The Restaurant School", I have developed cooking techniques to help those with diabetes achieve better blood sugar control. Diabetes is nothing to take lightly. With food being one factor, we, ourselves control and do every day. Learning to cook healthy is as essential as seeing our doctors, taking medication, checking blood sugars and exercising. My services include the following: * Classic cooking demonstrations * Personal chef for two to 50

      About

      The Flying Avocado is a small business dedicated to providing its clients with whole delicious, healthy, made-to-order meals delivered to their doors. Catering and cooking classes are also offered through this inventive and organically oriented business.

      About

      Women of Grace Cooking School is focused on providing high-quality cooking classes. Classes are either free of charge, or a small fee will be charged for supplies depending on the class. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations and to keep cost low. We just want to share with you our love for cooking and baking.

      About

      I am a French trained pastry chef and culinary arts teacher looking to give private cooking and baking classes to individuals or groups. I can travel or host at my home in Fleetwood, PA.

      • 17 years in business
      About

      We are the largest independent wine school in the States. Along with wine tasting and sommelier training programs, we offer cooking classes.

      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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