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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 $20 and $257 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$42 average
$157
45-min $17
 
$58 average
$206
60-min $20
 
$70 average
$257

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 18% less expensive at $58, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $42.

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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Samuel B.

Austin, 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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Vincent S. October 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Very patient & professional
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Sheila Jordan August 21, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson. Akiyla was very patient and is a really good teacher. I'm sure I will enjoy this experience.
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Jollan A. June 10, 2014
· Singing · In studio
Learned a lot and still continuing classes. I highly recommend her as a teacher! :)

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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Raphael September 20, 2018
· Acting · In studio
I found Samuel to be very good at making me feel comfortable at acting, even though I'm a fairly introverted person. Also he adapts to the subject and managed to have me memorize 3 pages of script, which is not something I thought I anyone could get me to do.
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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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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. 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. ;)

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 ...

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Moriann November 16, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Great lesson! Very much a lesson about doing and having help along the way. Loved it because I already have a finished project!
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Judy November 10, 2018
· Japanese · Online
She is great and friendly.
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Dottie J. November 2, 2018
· Microsoft Excel · Online
Lily S. was very professional. An excellent instructor! I highly recommend her! :)

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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gabriella R.

Ridgewood, NY
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Abby B.

Hinckley, OH
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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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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!
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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.

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

About Abby B.

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Hinckley, OH

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I have been teaching private cooking lessons for over 5 years. I work with all ages and levels of skill. These classes are tailored for you specifically - what cuisines and skills you want to learn. The classes are private and it would be only you or your group.

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Tara November 7, 2018
· Cooking · In studio
Abby is a real foodie, and that comes across in her delicious dishes and the way she teaches. I am a much better cook, thanks to her!
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Danielle November 4, 2018
· Cooking · In studio
Abby is a fantastic cook and patient teacher. Her instructions are clear and it’s so nice getting to ask questions, which you can’t do when following a recipe!
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Sarah November 4, 2018
· · Online
Super informative and creative, couldn’t be happier!

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