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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $86. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $292 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$48 average
$259
45-min $25
 
$66 average
$284
60-min $25
 
$86 average
$292

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute cooking lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute cooking lessons are 24% less expensive at $66, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $48.

Curious how much cooking lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best cooking teachers .

Cooking Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Cooking instructors

Akiyla M.

Powder Springs, GA

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Laurie D.

Euless, TX

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Lily S.

Provo, UT

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About Akiyla M.

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Powder Springs, GA
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I have been a vegan for 9 1/2 years. On my journey to wellness I have become very skilled at creating delicious homemade vegan and raw vegan meals. This course is offered to students to learn how to cook and prepare as a vegan, whether it is you are a new vegan, looking to incorporate more vegan meals into your diet, lose weight, or expand your cooking skills. I also offer in-home cooked meals for a family breakfast, lunch or dinner, as well as, a gathering for a small guest gathering.

Foods include:
Pancakes, Tofu scramble, sandwiches, salads, salad dressing, Pizza, raw pies, desserts, etc.

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Sharon August 11, 2019
· Singing · In studio
My 10 year old daughter really enjoyed her singing lessons with Akiyla. She is now singing with more confidence. We decided to continue her singing lessons with Akiyla for a few more months.
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Paris J. July 8, 2019
· Singing · In studio
She’s really nice and patient. And she can really help you find your range, she also doesn’t point out what you’re ‘bad’ at, but points out the great things you can already do and what you can work on to achieve your goal and then some.
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Cedric May 2, 2019
· Music Therapy · In studio
My son really enjoyed his music therapy with Ms. Akiyla. He talked about it all afternoon!

About Laurie D.

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Euless, TX
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Cooking of a variety of types of foods for enjoyment and practicality!

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Anum M. March 28, 2016
· Classical Voice · In studio
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Alizay M. February 20, 2016
· Classical Voice · In studio
My daughters enjoyed their respective class.
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Angela A. August 13, 2015
· Singing · Online
Great first lesson!
I appreciate that a lot!

About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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I love cooking and I am very enthusiastic about it. I still get excited over a beautiful cut of beef or the perfume of fresh cut basil. My teaching stems from my natural joy of cooking and using fresh ingredients. I'm patient, fun and I truly enjoy teaching my students to cook.

I also offer small party cooking classes where I teach 3 course dinners. These classes are limited to groups of 3 and are booked by using 3 (60) minute sessions in one evening.

Groups between 4 and 6 are booked by using the 4 (60) minute blocks for one evening.

I cook almost every day. I am used to homemade food and I am sure there is a lot I can teach my students.

Teaching is more a hobby and pleasure for me than a side job. My students mostly have to remind me that the time is over and I have to let them go. ;)

I have an accompanying course for you to cook along with.

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Jerad September 6, 2019
· Computer Programming · Online
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Maddy B. September 4, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Really great lessons that are tailored to your needs / projects.
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Hayk September 2, 2019
· Python · Online
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed.

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA

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Jennifer V.

Bronx, NY

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Lorena C.

Seminole, FL

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About Tatiana Z.

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Long Beach, CA
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I am a home-maker and I have been practising my home cooking for years. I would like to share my love of cooking with a broader audience. I cook a wide array of dishes, however my speciality is Eastern European cooking. My dishes are perfect for those with sensitive stomachs and low tolerance for spiciness.

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CHELSEY July 31, 2019
· German · Online
Tatiana is certainly one of the greatest teachers I have ever studied with. I am extremely grateful to have her as my mentor, and I my recommendations are high for anyone seeking a top-quality language-learning experience.
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Celina L. June 13, 2019
· German · Online
I've only just started, but I can see that I'm definitely going to make some great progress with Tatiana. I would recommend her for sure.
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Vishal T. May 18, 2019
· German · Online
My son liked his first class, he told me that he thinks Tatiana will be able to help him reach his goal. Thanks

About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY

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We will cook a small meal of your desires

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Yarlin D. August 19, 2019
· Film Acting · In studio
Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting.
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Jessica H. July 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
so much growth!
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oanh (pronounced Wan) June 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
Great tips from Jennifer! First lesson went by so fast! Thanks Jennifer!

About Lorena C.

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Seminole, FL
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Ciao! I am Italian and I love everything about food. I cook with all my senses. I love texture, color, smell and taste. They are all very important to me in a dish and everything needs to be balanced. I let nature guide me when choosing the freshest ingredients. I try to cook with local seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

In my classes you can learn how to make simple Italian family styles dinners for those evenings that you do not have a lot of time to cook or you can learn how to make a more elegant and sophisticated meal for a special occasion. I can teach you how to make easy healthy children's meals and amazing birthday cakes that are still healthy. I can also offer recommendation on how to stock your pantry efficiently for the weekly meals and how to choose the freshest ingredients when shopping.

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Donna June 26, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Awesome teacher. Very personable. This was my first lesson and I'm looking forward to more. She was able to help me decide where to focus first and plan my lessons to my best advantage.
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Peggy M. June 5, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Lorna was great baking with my 12 year old grandson. He was awaiting hip surgery so the class was a great distraction for him and the end product a beautiful chocolate cake to take home was a fun reward.
Lorna was very well prepared, had all the ingredients and tools laid out, let my grandson do much of the work measuring, mixing etc and even had baked a similar cake the night before so there would be a cool cake to frost and decorate.
His review: it was great.
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Karen December 18, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
After you have experienced a cooking lesson with Lorena you will feel like you have visited Venice Italy.
Her birth place. Lorena will share simple, healthy recipes you will use for a lifetime. I learned so much from her and I'm already a glorified chef. Her signature dishes with all the Venetian secrets can be revealed in her kitchen or yours. She's a very good listener and will adapt to what your family likes to eat. I will continue my lessons after the New Year... wanting to pare wine with the food . Another hidden talent .thank you Lorena

Recent Cooking Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Cooking articles on our blog.

Cooking With Culture: 11 Wonderful Italian Food Blogs

Cooking With Culture: 11 Wonderful Italian Food Blogs

Italians and cooking go together like - well, who needs a comparison? In this article, Italian teacher Liz T. will show you 11 food blogs with delicious Italian recipes, each providing a plentiful helping of Italian culture...   Culture in the Kitchen If you're learning Italian, of course it helps to know the basics; vocabulary, grammar rules, and all of the technicalities involved with the language. But did you know that learning about the Italian culture will help you better unders …

Cooking With Culture: 11 Wonderful Italian Food Blogs
Italians and cooking go together like - well, who needs a comparison? In this article, Italian teacher Liz T. will show you 11 food blogs with delicious Italian recipes, each providing a plentiful helping of Italian culture...   Culture in the Kitchen If you're learning Italian, of course it helps to know the basics; vocabulary, grammar rules, and all of the technicalities involved with the language. But did you know that learning about the Italian culture will help you better unders
I Can't Stop Laughing at These Pinterest Food Fails
Oh Pinterest, you make everything look so easy. Yet, underneath the step-by-step instructions and filtered photos, there lurks a dark secret: making cute stuff is hard, y'all! These 23 Pinterest food fails stand as hilarious testament to the skill, patience, and knowledge it takes to actually pull some of these recipes off. 1. Eggy in a Basket Fail Is there even bread in there? What even is that? I have a lot of questions about this fail. 2. Paleo Cinnamon Roll Fail Maybe the
9 Cooking Blogs To Follow For Amazing French Recipes
One of the best things about learning to speak French is the opportunity to enjoy amazing French food! Even if you don't have plans to travel to France anytime soon, you can still take a culinary journey in your own kitchen. These nine French cooking blogs are absolute must-follows for foodie francophiles! Check out classic French recipes, contemporary takes on traditional flavors, and soak up a bit of French culture. Everyday French Chef Think you don't have time to prepare auth
3 Easy Food Plating Techniques to Wow Your Dinner Guests
Want to make a great impression on your dinner guests? Here, Staten Island, NY teacher Justin V. shares some of the tricks of the trade for plating like the pros...   One of the best feelings is after a long wait at a restaurant the waitress finally comes to your table with a plate of food so presentable you can’t help but smile. Whether you are having some guests over or want to do something special for your dinner date, here are some food plating techniques, tips, and reminders to

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