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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $68. 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 $125 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$38 average
$90
45-min $34
 
$52 average
$110
60-min $40
 
$68 average
$125

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 $52, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $38.

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

Renata S.

Richardson, TX
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Marcel M.

Altadena, CA
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Robin M.

Lake Oswego, OR
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About Renata S.

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Richardson, TX
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I teach cooking to all levels, starting with some basics through more complex methods. Simple or complicated dishes are fun when you have the understanding of the process and ingredients. The best part of it is that you will take home a delicious, healthy meal cooked from scratch. You will cook in my well equipped kitchen under my guidance and eat a delicious dish with my family. We are fun, easy going and love to laugh; join me for any cuisine and let's take your cooking skills to a next level. You will go home with recipes of the dishes we cooked and extra food for a few meals!

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Avery May 1, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
Great time and great instructor!
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R. E. Branch April 29, 2017
· Painting · In home
Our first "lesson" was more of a "get to know each other" and "painting goals" lesson in my office.

Renata has a fantastic life story and based on our mutual first interview and philosophy comparison I believe she will be an excellent teacher to help me reach my artistic goals!

I look forward to much further work and discussion with her!
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Sohid March 16, 2017
· Cooking · In home
She was really nice and I learn a lot

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Altadena, 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 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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Cooking techniques (frying, boiling, broiling, baking, braising, smoking, grilling, etc.), tools needed to cook well, pans/pan types, spices/herb review, fats/cooking with different fats, heat sources (oven, grill, stove top, microwave, etc.), "make a meal" where the student chooses it and we make it together...

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Maria April 30, 2016
· Cooking · Online
I am really enjoying working with Robin. He is extremely knowledgable and experienced, and has already taught me a lot. He is assessing what I already know and what direction I want to go in, and he is making this totally individualized to the coaching i am looking for. I appreciate his efforts, expertise and thoughtfulness.
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Zhanna D. April 18, 2016
· Billiards · In home
Amazing teacher.
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Tamara February 21, 2016
· Golf · In studio
Robin is a natural teacher. I have had several golf lessons with him and was impressed by his knowledge of the sport and passion for the game. He often went about and beyond what I expected. I am looking forward to more lessons soon.

Emily A.

Albuquerque, NM
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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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David N.

Phoenix, AZ
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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.

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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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Gala Nedialkova October 2, 2017
· German · Online
Very good very interesting exactly what I was looking for
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Carmen June 2, 2017
· Russian · Online
In our first lesson we practiced the alphabet. I am a total beginner so that's where we had to start.
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Carol March 17, 2017
· German · Online
Lots of fun and very interesting.

About David N.

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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.

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