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Average Cost of Cooking Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute cooking lessons is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $35 and $130 per hour.

30-min $20
 
$35 average
$70
45-min $30
 
$46 average
$85
60-min $35
 
$59 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 $46, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $35.

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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Popular Cooking instructors

Samuel B.

Austin, TX
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Marcel M.

Glendale, CA
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Altavista, VA
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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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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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Kathy February 11, 2018
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Sam is a well honed teacher with a philosophy, a lot of patience and great skill. Taking lessons with him will certainly improve your playing!!

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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 Chef Stevie M.

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Altavista, VA
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I love cooking I am very enthusiastic about cooking and I love ingredients I get excited over a tenderloin of beef or some really beautiful basil so you going to get that type of natural love and joy of cooking. I'm patience, fun and truly enjoy cooking.

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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Dave H.

Severna Park, MD
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David N.

Phoenix, AZ
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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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Deepa November 1, 2017
· German · Online
It is my first class and I really loved it.
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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.

About Dave H.

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Severna Park, MD

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Students will learn proper cooking technigues,be encouraged to utilize all five senses and empowered to tap into their own creative bents rather than follow a standardized recipe.
Stunents will learn both the art and science of cooking. Students will cook right alongside our executive chef and have the opportunity to attend our culinary events and cooking competitions/cook offs.

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C. W. Biggs March 16, 2017
· Healthy Cooking · In studio
The class was a blast. My wife and I gave each other a gift to take a cooking class from Dave Hammer. The lessons weren't too complicated and even an old guy like me was able to do it. A great date night for any couple. Highly recommended.

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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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