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Knoxville Beginner Cooking Instructors

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  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily J.
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Carol was awesome! We hired her to prepare a meal for our group of 10 for one night during a weekend getaway in Pigeon Forge. We had folks flying and driving in from all over for a reunion weekend with our kids, and we were looking for an awesome meal to enjoy together after all the kids had gone to bed. We rented a large cabin through Dollywood for our vacation, so we were a little unsure of the kitchen situation prior to our arrival since no one had seen it before, but Carol was so sweet, and made the most amazing 3-course meal! She was great fun to talk to and left the kitchen looking amazing. We even had plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day. Not only was the food delicious, but her presentation was awesome, too! We were served beautiful dishes and enjoyed an elegant, high-class meal, even though we were really just exhausted parents eating in our t-shirts and sweats. She was very flexible to work within our price-point of $75 per person to come up with a menu we all loved and she nailed it. We had the Caesar Salad in a Parmesan bowl, the short-ribs with truffled mashed potatoes and asparagus, and the vanilla creme-brulee. Everything was fantastic and even our biggest boys were stuffed at the end! Thanks for a great evening, Carol!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carol H.
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Jeremy bring a lot of fun to the party. Not only was the food wonderful but the experience was just as outstanding. His cooking lessons and food service made this a bridal shower my daughter and her friend will never forget. Thank you

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    Melinda S.
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    Sara is an excellent chef. She has cooked gourmet meals for me, my family and friends on countless occasions. When my daughter was born she would come over and prepare weekly meals. She knew that I wouldn’t have time to prepare the wonderful nutritious foods that she did and is exactly what a new mom needs. Sara has also catered brunches, dinner and cocktail parties for me. She worked with me to come up with extravagant menus that were within my budget. My guest would rave about the food for months. I highly recommend Sara. She is professional, easy to work with, efficient, and an outstanding chef. Bon appetite!


    I am flexible and can prepare meals based on dietary restrictions and preferences. I have a degree in Dietetics. I love doing what I do!!


    Strange Little Breakfasts is a unique resource for people who no longer want (or are no longer able) to shop for themselves, especially people who are trying to improve their health. I specialize in shopping for healthy and affordable food and would love to cook that food for you, if that is also your need. You and I will sit down together, you'll let me know your family's allergies, preferences and budget as we plan your meals, then I'll head out to get the freshest and most affordable food I can find. If you don't want to cook, I'll cook for you, package and store your meals and leave you with detailed preparation instructions. I'll even plan a special dessert for each meal; trust me, it is possible to be healthy and still indulge your sweet tooth.


    We do homemade, country style foods, desserts and more. All our food is made fresh daily, e.g., meats, vegetables, etc. It is just good, old home cooking.


    I organize, cook, and cater for events such as family meals, weddings, birthdays, showers, business meetings, anniversaries, staff appreciations, etc. You can name it and we will cater it. I prepare home cooked meals, appetizers and desserts to your liking.


    We specialize in American, soul food and authentic Caribbean cuisine. What makes us great is our knowledge. We are the only one serving authentic Caribbean cuisine in our city.


    I am an experienced cook/bartender/server. I have a current ABC card. Personal and professional references aer available.


    I have worked in several upscale restaurant and resort properties in three states. I'm a culinary school graduate and an ACF certified.


    I offer personal chef services for your private event. Meals are prepared in your home or at your venue. Foods are ranging from down-home Southern Appalachian to world flavors such as Thai, Italian, Caribbean, and Latin.


    I'm a native of Sevier County. I have been working in restaurants since I was 17 and have learned much in this time. I love to cook and entertain for friends and am branching out to offer my services to others.


    I specialize in cooking for diet restricted and make it taste good. I will teach cooking basics, and I will cook anything. How do you cook for folks who can't eat dairy, potato, gluten, corn, soy, or GMO? I show you how.


    I cook refined comfort foods with a gourmet twist, Southern in nature but worldly influenced. One taste and you're hooked.

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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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