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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $27 and $132 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$41 average
$93
45-min $25
 
$50 average
$101
60-min $27
 
$66 average
$132

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 25% less expensive at $50, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% less at $41.

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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Austin, TX
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Marcel M.

Glendale, CA
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Long Beach, CA
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About Samuel B.

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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!

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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Chrystine L. June 5, 2018
· German · Online
Great first lesson! Tatiana made me feel very comfortable and moved at my pace, which I really appreciated! Looking forward to my next one.
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Elizabeth June 3, 2018
· Russian · Online
Taking weekly lessons at the high-intermediate level - Tatiana is a fantastic teacher - very good explanations of grammatical concepts and nuances of vocabulary/language - I've noticed great progress in my Russian since starting a few months ago.
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Orshi K. May 21, 2018
· German · In studio
Fantastic first class!

Kathryn B.

Mc Lean, VA
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gabriella R.

Ridgewood, NY
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Seminole, FL
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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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Jack May 22, 2018
· Piano · In home
Kathryn did a great job working with my special needs son. She figured him out in minutes and they had a great session.
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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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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

About Lorena C.

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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

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