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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 $34 and $130 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$39 average
$120
45-min $25
 
$53 average
$120
60-min $34
 
$68 average
$130

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 23% less expensive at $53, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $39.

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

Samuel B.

Austin, TX
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Renata S.

Richardson, TX
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Altadena, 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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Allan Brandt April 5, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Samuel has been a top notch teacher and is very patient with my son. My son always tells me that he's inspired after every lesson. So much so that another one of my other sons has observed these lessons and is interested in taking lessons from Samuel as well.
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Ron A. April 9, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Over the past 20 years I have taken guitar lessons twice. The episodes were separated by 15 years. I was engaged and even intense about learning. Both times ended in frustration and more important, failure. After only 5 lessons with Samuel Bean, I have learned to strum chords in time, learned several scales, 12 bar and 8 bar patterns and a bit of music theory. The result is playing to a level that provides personal satisfaction. I look forward to playing. So for you beginners and frustrated musicians out there, you know who you are, give it a try. I predict success.
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Ted D. January 23, 2015
· Guitar · In home
I have had known Sam for many years. I am friends with his parents and his sister Emmy, also a very talented musician.
Although I don't live near him, unfortunately, when he visits NYC I make it a point to check in with him and ask for his his advice on my rather limited guitar skills. I always come away from our sessions feeling much better about my playing and can see what an improvement he has made for me. He is very patient and so eager to help, even a beginner like myself. i just wish he lived closer!

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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!

Robin M.

Lake Oswego, OR
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Emily A.

Albuquerque, NM
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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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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.

About Emily A.

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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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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.
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Mehrnaz H. January 21, 2017
· German · Online
Tatiana is a wonderful teacher. I look forward to our next lesson.

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