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San Marcos Private Cooking Instructors

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Kitchen Canvas
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi M.
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As an anniversary present for my in-laws, we scheduled a private cooking class at our home with Kitchen Canvas. We had a blast! Katie is very knowledgeable and fun. She was very responsive on email and took care of everything from grocery shopping to clean up. The food was delicious and we all learned a great deal that will spice up our home cooking for years to come!

Savor Chef Services
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Dana D.
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We had a wonderful time in our cooking class with Linda. Before we got together, she did an awesome job honing in our goals, which were to learn how to prepare some quick, tasty, and healthy meals as we are both very busy and trying to eat better. The meals she taught us to prepare couldn’t have been more perfect –delicious yet simple and practical for our schedules. In addition to showing us some new and tasty meals, she taught us other various cooking skills and was more than happy to answer all of our questions. It was an excellent experience not only because of what we learned, but because Linda is a lovely, fun person. We highly recommend her classes for your own cooking needs or as a gift for others! (as it was a gift for us)

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  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck C.
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Chef Daniele orchestrated a fabulous evening. Half cooking class, half fine dinning. Everyone enjoyed home made Italian dishes and great company.

Banister Catering
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
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Chef Leslie did a cooking class for our girls scout troop. She was awesome! She managed to keep ten 9/10 year olds engaged in her class. The girls had fun making their own meatballs and pasta. The girls really enjoyed eating what they made. Chef Leslie was so patient and taught the girls some neat tricks in the kitchen. It was a great hands-on class. I highly recommend Chef Leslie. She was a pleasure. I hope to book her for an adult cooking class in the near future.

Tricia's Dishes
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Tricia's service and culinary skill are great. I was looking to get my blood sugar under control and lose weight. She prepared 5 lunch's and dinner's over the course of a couple of months. I'm down ten lbs and my blodd sugar has normalized. The food she prepared me was always first class. Lots of fish chicken dishes with vegetables. I can't say enough for professionalism and the meals were good too. Tricia is willing to work with you on what ever you goals are. Wether it delicious home cook meals or a more strict diet, she does a good job.

Nomaste World Kitchen
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Darla B.
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Susanna was amazing! She came to our home and gave me and my husband a private cooking lesson for our first wedding anniversary. She was great at showing us how to do things like chop or mix up pasta dough. And the meal was to die for! Gnocchi in a brown butter and safe sauce, pappardelle with shrimp gremolata, and tiramisu for dessert. Delish!

Brian Cooks, You Eat
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly J.
Verified review

Brian led a cooking class for myself and 14 friends. He did an excellent job keeping the group engaged, encouraging participation, and teaching skills that will be useful in the future. The meal itself was wonderful, and we appreciated Brian's attention to detail. Thank you, Brian!!

Personal Cooking Classes
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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This past Sunday my daughter and eleven year old granddaughter took Kareem’s ( insert his last name) cooking class at my daughter’s house. They were going to make a vegetable soup. Kareem displayed all type of chef knifes, how to used them properly and for which type of food they would used for. His demonstrated proper knife usagevarious ways to cut different vegetables. Kareen assisted my daughter & granddaughter in their use of different vegetable cuts with the appropriate knifes. The soup was delicious and Kareen was extremely knowlegable and helpful in assisting my granddaughter with her knife cutting skills. Plans were made for the next cooking class. It was agreed upon to make a pasta with a special tomato sauce. I’m sure anyone who hires Kareen won’t be disappointed with his class.

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Chef Jenny Cooks
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Elena G.
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Jenny made the desserts for my daughter’s bridal shower last month. The dessert table was a huge hit. Everything was made from scratch & had delicious special touches like a passinfruit filing in the gorgeous cake, sea salt used to enhance the brownies as well as deliciousness cookies that were gobbled up! I can’t tell you enough about what a success it was because of Jenny! When people beg to take the leftovers, you know that your party was a hit! I am going to hire Jenny next month to teach a cooking class in my home because so many of the guests loved her! She is funny, punctual, efficient, very affordable,a pleasure to work with, listens to your requests and is a delight just like her food!!

Rasmussen Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Jenna did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier that I had her cater my baby shower. The food great and I had several ladies ask for her information to use in the future. I will also be using Rasmussen Catering for any future events. She arrived on time, everything not only tasted delicious but looked great as well. I highly recommend!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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I hosted a company happy hour and have dined at Prelog's personally. I continue to go back. Superb food and service with a wonderful patio!

Silver Whisk
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan J.
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It was love at 1st Bite. Dy desire for cooking has grown tremendously

JennyCooks
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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I took cooking classes from Jenny and it was awesome. Jenny taught me how to make 4 vegan entrees. My family loved the meals and I loved that I was making healthy choices.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
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We have used her services over the years from catering large events to cooking for us personally and her food is outstanding. It looks like art and taste like home. I recommend her highly and feel grateful we found her.

Cait Gomez
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
Verified review

Cait was AMAZING!! This was our first time hiring a private chef and Cait made it a smooth experience from the very beginning. She was very responsive, very flexible, and so easy to work with. We told her the type of cuisine we wanted and she has so many wonderful suggestions, we were easily able to set the menu. She arrived 15 minutes early and had prepared most of the food ahead of time as we discussed. She waited till we were ready for each course and was so easy going. And most importantly the food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. We enjoyed every single thing she made...it was hard to pick a favorite! I highly recommend her and wish we lived nearby to use her for every special occasion!! Could not have been happier. Thanks again Cait!!! 😊

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rodney W.
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We have used Kris for several parties/events over the years. My experience has always be fantastic. She is always on time, polite, courteous, her cooking is top notch, presentation is always on point. I highly recommend her. Texas is lucky to have her.

Chef Nathan Lyon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Karen C.
Verified review

Chef Lyon is fantastic! I learned so much from my private lessons. He led me through the cooking basics step by step and each lesson was a lot of fun - and delicious. I have so many "go to" recipes in my repertoire now. A++

Cognizant Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Erik B.
Verified review

Amanda is awesome! Whether you're looking for healthy meal prep/delivery or just need someone to cater a dinner with friends at your house -- she can handle it! Amanda prepares all of my meals and delivers them to me weekly, so I always know that I have delicious and healthy meals ready when it is time to eat. I just grab the labeled containers that she leaves in my refrigerator, and I'm ready to go. I have almost no time to prepare food, so this is extremely valuable to me. Amanda discusses my tastes and cravings, and designs a custom meal plan that is delicious and well-balanced. She has opened my eyes to so many healthy alternatives to foods that I love and to all sorts of new things that I never thought I would like. She always answers my questions and is really thoughtful in making sure I enjoy each meal and have something delicious for each day of the week. I can't recommend Amanda enough -- she truly helps me live a healthy lifestyle, and has even taught me how to prepare healthy meals for myself. I also had Amanda cater a dinner with friends, and it was such a great experience. She interacted with everyone and explained what she was doing. It was like a cooking class for all of us. Her gluten-free baked goods are phenomenal, and you definitely have to try her Cashew "Sour Cream" Sauce and vegan enchiladas! Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, raw, etc, Amanda knows her stuff and will work with you to create some of the most delicious (and nutritious) foods you will ever eat.

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    I offer catering and private chef services for busy professionals. I cook for private parties and corporate functions, and I teach cooking lessons.

    Karla Harmer

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I do cooking lessons and cater events including business lunches. There's a minimum order of three meals for business lunches.

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      Private chef and/or cooking lessons. I'll prepare a four star meal. And if requested, teach you the steps and science of the entire meal preperation

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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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