Not everyone wants to attend culinary school and become a professional chef or restaurant manager. Everyone can enjoy cooking and learn from the pros without making a professional commitment! Here are some businesses in Phoenix and Scottsdale that offer cooking classes for everyone. Cooking classes can also make a great date, or a unique gift for the person who has everything.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Cooking ClassesThese classes are open to the public, and are non-credit workshops designed to impart knowledge and to have fun. Generally, classes will run from 2 to 4 hours.
AndyFood Culinary Studio
Andy Broder has been a cooking instructor since 1998. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and the American Culinary Federation. He offers hands-on classes, demonstration classes, tastings, private cooking class parties, and more. Located in Central Scottsdale.
A Chocolate Affair
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about selecting and cooking with chocolate from the Executive Pastry Chef at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Participants in the Saturday classes have the opportunity to delve into the history of chocolate as well as discover new and refined ways to work with and enjoy chocolate. Guests will learn about the production process of chocolates, tempering chocolates and the five-sense test -- using your eyes, touch it, listen to it, smell it and, best of all, taste it. Guests get to take home the chocolate creations and a gift. Register at 480-293-3988.
Classic Cooking Academy
A non-profit Culinary School offering affordable education to all, including working adults. Also offers team building events, private dinners, client appreciation, wine tastings. Located in North Scottsdale.
The Cooking Joynt
The Cooking Joynt cooking school offers cooking classes on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The classes are hands on and all levels of experience are welcome. The last part of the session is where everyone sits down and enjoys their evening's work. Classes last about three hours. Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cooking with Trudy
Cooking with Trudy is a home-based cooking school in East Mesa. Experience a class and leave inspired to return to your own kitchen and create the menu you learned and tasted. These cooking classes are appropriate for co-workers, girls night out, date night, to purchase as gift certificates for newlyweds or just as a gift to yourself and, in turn, a gift to your family. There are 10 seats available at each class.
Les Petites Gourmettes Childrens Cooking School
Les Petites Gourmettes is a hands-on school. Children, ages 8-17, create a full menu based on various themes each day. The kids cook the menu and sit in the formal dinning room to enjoy the food. Classes are offered during the summer and are six weeks in length, Monday through Thursday for 2-1/2 hours per day. Les Petites Gourmettes Childrens Cooking School is located in North Scottsdale.
Love'n The Kitchen
Love’n The Kitchen is a home-based gourmet cooking school. Classes offer a theme-based cooking experience by live demonstration with participant interaction. Adult classes, kids classes, corporate/private parties. All classes qualify attendees to attend quarterly top Valley Chef events. Located near Desert Ridge, in North Phoenix.
Plate It Up!
Cooking classes in Glendale, Arizona in the quaint, Historic Catlin Court Shopping District. Both hands-on and demo classes, as well as one hour lunch classes. Plate It Up! will also put on a cooking class for your private party or event.
Simply Impressive Cooking School
A home-based cooking school located in Mesa. They offer hands-on cooking and baking classes for adults and children. Focus is on basics of cooking and baking for new cooks and busy professionals.
Sweet Basil Cooking Classes
Both demonstration and hands-on classes by local professionals. Sweet Basil Gourmetware & Cooking School is located in North Scottsdale. Morning and evening sessions available, as well as one hour lunchtime classes.
Thai Gourmet House
Praparat Sturlin founded the Thai Gourmet House Cooking School in 1989 in Scottsdale. She teaches "chefs, teachers, recreational cooks and culinary enthusiasts through intimate, intensive hands-on classes."
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.