Updated October 1, 2018 – If you want to learn to cook we have some cooking classes in Dallas and the metro for you to choose from.
I love food, but I’ve got a love/hate relationship with delicious things. I like to cook SOMEtimes, but I enjoy far more the talents of the true artiste. That said, I’m no slouch in the kitchen but my skills could use some brushing up, particularly with cuts of meat.
Nothing wrong with branching out my repertoire in general, too. I mean, how many times can a person make elbow macaroni with meat sauce and call it goulash? Yes, THAT many times. So here are a few places for cooking classes in Dallas where you, me and other foodies can learn a cooking thing or two.
Laura’s Natural Kitchen
- Take cooking classes here if you are interested in natural foods
Are you and your significant other trying to eat healthier? This might be a great class for you! Laura is a holistic nutritionist and natural foods chef who shares her knowledge about healthy eating during this cooking class.
Location: 712 May St., 817-870-1931, Website
These classes are for any kitchen experience level. You will enjoy Laura’s personalized cooking class focused on whole, unprocessed foods. She also will do team building exercises such as those on Chopped or Top Chef.
Team Building with Taste
- Take a class here if you are ready for a competition
Think Chopped! without being eliminated. It’s a combination of cooking class and game of elimination. If you bring your work team, birthday party or family reunion in there, you are put on teams, given a recipe, shown where all the ingredients are and timed. The gonzo Team Building with Taste staff are there to help you, and sometimes hinder you (for fun). You have to work together with your own team as well as beat the clock. The judges are the staff so they are fully impartial on their scoring system: taste, creativity, and plating. They’ll give you pointers and guidance, and they’ll tailor the event for any skill level. You get upfront training, of course, and you get to sit and enjoy the meals everyone has made at the end. Costs range from $30 to $65 per person depending on the size of the meals.
Location: 18101 Preston Rd #302 Dallas, Texas 75252 Website, 972-925-0730
Read our in-depth review of Team Building with Taste Dallas
Central Market Cooking School
- This is a great cooking class for couples
The staff, instructors and chefs at this cooking school are from all over the world. The seasonal ingredients are the star in each dish. Believe it or not, there are people shopping for groceries right below you while you are learning new techniques in the kitchen!
4651 W. Freeway, #100, 817-377-9005, Website
Whether you and your date are learning how to grill lobster tail or making authentic Spanish paella, you will have a great time learning how to prepare a full course meal in the hands on lesson. The cost of the couple’s class is around $150 per couple.
Sur La Table
- This is a great class for singles or couples alike. Learn to cook fine food.
The first Sur La Table opened its doors in 1972. There are now over 100 stores across America as well as a website and catalog featuring quality cooking supplies for your kitchen.
Enjoy working with your special someone and other couples as the knowledgeable staff share their love of cooking. The hands-on classes are 2 to 2 ½ hours and the menu is specifically created for your date night!
Enjoy one or more of these cooking classes for a fun night on the town!
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The Bastion Restaurant
UPDATE 9/1/2018: The Bastion is renovating and closed until further notice. Check their facebook page for updates. This restaurant is a Historic Landmark in Texas, and at one time was the Edna Gladney Home for Unwed Mothers. The owner and chef, Chandra Riccetti, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, France. The herbs used in the seasonal food are grown on patios and near walkways at the restaurant.
Location: 2100 Hemphill Drive, Fort Worth, 817-913-6972, Website
The Bastion Restaurant requires 6-10 students for their cooking classes. It is unique because you choose the cuisine or theme and they cater to your needs by creating recipes, class instruction and a full service sit-down meal. Whether you decide on a theme of Parisian Bistro, Tapas, or Thai, you are sure to enjoy. Oh yes, remember to BYOB!
- Take this cooking class if you want to learn your way around the kitchen
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Williams-Sonoma is well known for their tools and wares, but did you know they have cooking classes also? A cursory glance at their offerings brings up an Instant Pot Cooking Class, knife skills, and baking with apples! Classes vary by location, but here’s a list where you can pick your location and desired class.