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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $109 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$36 average
$58
45-min $34
 
$48 average
$75
60-min $40
 
$63 average
$109

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 $48, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $36.

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

Students are raving about their Cooking instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Cooking instructors

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Austin, TX
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Marcel M.

Glendale, CA
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Emily A.

Albuquerque, NM
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Austin, TX

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For as long as I've been cooking for myself (ten to fifteen years), I've enjoyed experimenting. For the last five years, I been living in a community of over twenty people in which we all take turns cooking, doing dishes, and all other standard domestic labors. While cooking house meals, I've honed in on what works and doesn't work while sauteing.

My objective is to walk you through the process step by step. The thicker vegetables (carrots, broccoli) do well to be thrown in first and be given maximal cooking time. The thinner ones (onions and garlic) actually do well to be added during the latter part of the process. The most commonly effective spices include sea salt and oregano. While a little more expensive than olive and canola, the healthiest (and in my opinion savoriest) oil to cook with is coconut.

In addition to teaching sauteing techniques, I will also provide some pointers regarding casserole assembly - particularly with regard to how to beat together a well ...

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Andy February 18, 2018
· Blues Guitar · In home
Sam is very patient and knowledgeable about the guitar.
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Rich February 15, 2018
· Blues Guitar ·
Sam Bean is a thoughtful, perceptive person who is sensitive to people’s learning styles. He has a lot of experience in playing, as well as teaching guitar. He is also someone of high integrity.
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Jed February 11, 2018
· Guitar · Online
We have had the pleasure of knowing Sam Bean for many years and would give him an A+ for his singing, guitar and performance skills. In short, Sam is awesome and an exceptional person.

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Glendale, CA

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I cook almost every day. As a German, 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. ;)

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Ems H. July 2, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In home
I did not actually take any lessons with him, but his schedule did not reflect what showed as available in Takelessons. He had a very bad attitude and would not actually schedule the lesson after several exchanges.
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Andy June 2, 2017
· German · Online
I need to improve my spoken German for business and Marcel has been invaluable in helping me improve at a good pace while being incredibly flexible on lesson planning.

I've been working with him for about a month now and I've grown to feel more comfortable speaking with my colleagues who are native German speakers.

If you want a native, professional teacher who can be fun...Marcel is your guy.
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Thia S. January 22, 2017
· Microsoft Word · In home
Marcel is a great teacher, solved all my complicated issues and answered every question with advanced knowledge. He's patient and has a light humorous way of making you feel smart when you need it most!

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Albuquerque, NM
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I specialize in alternative diets. Everything from vegan + vegetarian to gluten free, paleo and adhd. I'm a certified holistic health coach and personal chef. I've been cooking and teaching since 2008. My clients have expressed having more energy, less stress and an easier time in their day to day schedule within the first month and more confidence in the kitchen and an overall better sense of wellbeing within the first 3 months.

*My fee includes the cost of ingredients, for each lesson*

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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
Emily was a patient & knowledgeable instructor. She was easy to talk to & answered all my questions. She made cooking my first frittata an enjoyable experience! I highly recommend cooking with Emily!
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Monica April 30, 2017
· Cooking · Online
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Eric April 24, 2016
· Healthy Cooking · In home
Emily's teaching exceeded all my expectations for the four lessons she gave me on healthy cooking. She arrived punctually, well-prepared, and brimming with cheerful, well-informed advice that allowed me to gain far more confidence with my efforts in the kitchen! I highly recommend her! I couldn't have been happier.

Kathryn B.

Mc Lean, VA
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David N.

Phoenix, AZ
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gabriella R.

Ridgewood, NY
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Mc Lean, VA

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Want to learn how to make a romantic meal for your sweetheart? Looking to impress your friends with a fancy dinner? Look no further! I am flexible in how we set up lessons (planning lesson, technique lesson, shopping lesson, actual cooking lesson), but whatever you are wanting to learn about the culinary world, I am willing to teach! I have taken many classes from L'academie de cuisine, and have lots of experience entertaining with fine dining! Come join me for your next meal! (Price does not include food)

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Wesley D. May 15, 2018
· Singing · Online
Kathryn is a beautiful singer and a sensitive teacher. I could not recommend her enough to anyone who is looking to improve their singing voice!
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Salman Basim April 19, 2018
· Singing · Online
Great Kathryn is so talented and funny
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Max February 27, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Kathryn has the knowledge and the patience to teach people voice and music with ease.

Upon receiving instruction on vocal health and properly navigating through my passagio, my voice has now improved in endurance, flexibility, and resonance.

Kathryn also polished my knowledge in music theory so that I may perform the Aria's I currently sing with more accuracy to the composers intent.

She is patient, passionate, and willing to go the extra mile to be able to guarantee the success of each of her students in their musical endeavors. Rarely have I found a teacher willing to take the time to make sure that everything I learned is done to how I learn as a student.

I cherish the time I spend with Kathryn and am confident now in my abilities as a performer and as a musician to be successful in the professional world. 11/10 would go again.

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Phoenix, AZ

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I come from a family of cooks, and people who like to eat...! I teach people how to cook with the kitchen and utensils that they usually already have! In most cases, you will not need to break the bank to buy all new kitchen gadgets.

I am a graduate of MATC-Truax's Baking and Pastry Arts program. I have worked in hotels, restaurants, bakeries, butcher shops, delis, and grocery stores. I owned and operated a culinary consulting business in the early 2000's as well.

Let my experience work for you...!

**For my baking and cooking classes only: I only perform these classes in the student's home, not online. If you are interested in a baking or cooking course, you will need to be in the Phoenix / Laveen, AZ area. Thank you.**

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Parisa July 16, 2017
· Writing · In studio
David is very knowledgeable in writing and specially resume writing.Me and many other students in school have been advised by him for resume writing. He knows different helpful tools to use for making a very professional resume, like valid references to select the best fit words.
During the process of editing my resume he also taught me different methods to update and edit my resume by myself .He spends as much time as he thinks is required to have an excellent result. Also it was clear that due to his valuable experience he has a very wide horizon which leads to his ability of writing various writing texts.
Beside that, he is very passionate and generous to help others and definitely very active updated in the areas of his work. Truly, His nice character makes it really pleasant for anybody to work with him .
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Susy June 28, 2017
· Baking · In home
Dave has been very helpful and patient. As a busy mom that I am I had never had the time to learn and master any skill in the kitchen. He has share with me skills that I had been able to implement in my life to facilitate and expedite my time in the kitchen. My family is enjoying the cookies, and cakes and I am able to prepare myself.
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Laurine June 28, 2017
· Writing · In studio
I am a former employee of David's and I had expressed interest with updating and making my resume more advanced. He gave me some of the best advice, suggestions, and even referred me to a couple of websites that proved to be very helpful. During the review process, David first pointed out all of the good aspects I had on my original resume. On the parts he thought should be tweaked or edited, he gave advice and pointers in a positive manner. He also took his time really picking apart the resume, making sure he was giving me 100% of the information that he could. With confidence, I can say I am now very proud of my resume and happy with how my strengths really stand out, thanks to the help given from David.

About gabriella R.

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Ridgewood, NY

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I am passionate to work in a environment where I can apply my passions for food and people. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education, New York NY October 2015 with the hopes of one day becoming a teacher in the school and until that day I want to share the love and knowledge I have of food. I have taken cooking classes since I was a child and always loved working one to one with someone who loves creating something as special as food. I have worked in many high end restaurants and bakeries , I have learned so many tips and tricks that I would love to share.

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Brian A. May 21, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Gabriella gave a great lesson, really easy to follow, and the food was great. Would definitely book another lesson

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