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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $209 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$38 average
$125
45-min $15
 
$48 average
$142
60-min $15
 
$70 average
$209

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 32% less expensive at $48, and 30-minute lessons cost 46% 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

Akiyla M.

Powder Springs, GA
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Renata S.

Richardson, 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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Debra C. March 1, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My expectations were exceeded! I am very , very excited to continue. She now has a new student for life ❤️💯✔️
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Za'Niyah J. February 14, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Best teacher ever!
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Marrhea P. February 13, 2019
· Singing · In home
Akiyla has renewed my confidence in myself. I find that I am doing better in school, at home and most importantly with my self esteem. Thank you so very, very much. I look forward to learning even more.

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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CalAmp Corp. Richardson TX May 29, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Renata was simply amazing
She made a wonderful meal for us, all while sharing some great cooking tips and stories.
The Salmon was marinated/seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Rice, Kale Salad, and Fresh Bruschetta with French Bread were such a hit, everyone had clean plates by the end of the demo.
Renata came with everything that she needed to prepare the food and even set up/cleaned up everything with no interruption to the rest of our office.
The ones who didn’t participate couldn’t even tell what she had prepared, saying that they didn’t smell any after smell.
Once they learned that we ate Fish/Salmon… Complete Shock.. hehe
Renata is an amazing teacher who is very well versed in culinary arts, she knows many tips and tricks for creating wonderful, flavorful meals.. Thank you for everything, Renata!
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Melonee April 6, 2018
· Cooking · In studio
Great instructor for me and 13 year old son. We cooked beef Bolognese. He enjoyed the class and the conversation with Renata as we ate a delicious and aromatic meal.
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Avery May 1, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
Great time and great instructor!

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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Vonda C. March 2, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Sophia N. February 28, 2019
· Sewing · Online
She has a good attitude and had presentations Ready at the beginning of class to not waste any time which I really appreciated
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Mike M. February 27, 2019
· Web Design · Online

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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David N.

Phoenix, AZ
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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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Alexander January 2, 2019
· Russian · In studio
Great teacher!
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Dino November 17, 2018
· German · Online
Nice teacher!
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Randy M. November 6, 2018
· German · Online
Tatiana did a great job! She helped me overcome some of the challenges I faced with communication. The lesson was dynamic and went quite naturally. Very highly recommend!

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.

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

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