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Cooking Classes in Los Angeles

Top Recreational Cooking Classes in Los Angeles


The popularity of food channels and cooking shows has created a growing interest in rescreational cooking and chefs across Los Angeles have responded by creating cooking classes for every interest. Whether you're a beginner, or have years of experience in the kitchen, you'll find a class to suit your taste and skills.


Photo courtesy of EATZ

1022 1/2 N Gardner St
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(310) 824-3586
Taking a cooking class at EATZ is like a hands-on family dinner with everyone helping out in a big home kitchen. These popular classes fill up, so book ahead. Also available for private cooking parties.

2. Chef's Inc.

10955 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 470-2277
Chef's Inc. in West Los Angeles offers a range of classes from beginning to advanced. You can book an individual class or a whole series. They can also schedule a private class for your group.

3. Spork Foods

Spork Cooking Class
Photo courtesy of Spork Foods

Marathon Avenue and Maltman Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 284-8733
Spork Foods is truly an LA experience, offering vegan cooking classes most weekends in a home environment in Silverlake.

4. South Bay School of Cooking

Neptunian Clubhouse Kitchen
920 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 350-3772
South Bay School of Cooking offers recreational cooking classes a few blocks from the sand in Manhattan Beach.

5. Amanda Cooks

204 West Hampton Dr
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 980-0139
Amanda Cushman offers public cooking classes in Venice and Culver City, as well as private cooking classes. Most classes focus on a full healthy meal where every participant gets to work on every dish and the class culminates with enjoying the dinner with an appropriate wine. Some classes are demonstration only, so check before registering.

6. The New School of Cooking

8690 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 842-9702
The New School of Cooking offers more of an academic program, but also has recreational cooking classes. Their classes focus more on a specific technique rather than creating a multi-course meal. So they might be offering knife skills, soups, or pies as a theme, rather than a 5 course French dinner.

7. Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom

2366 Pelham Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 470-2640
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom is a professional culinary school that also offers recreational classes. Classes are usually split up so different teams work on different dishes, rather than everyone getting a chance to make every dish. Skills classes are also offered.

8. Gourmandise Desserts

(310) 382-4692
For the pastry chef in us all, Gourmandise Desserts offers baking demonstrations and workshops in Venice and Culver City.

9. Venice Cooking School

St. Joseph Center
204 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291
(323) 932-1632
The new kids on the block bringing loads of experience and street cred to the party, chefs Martha Rose Shulman and Clifford A. Wright opened the Venice Cooking School in September 2009, healthfully prepared meals that the whole family will enjoy.

10. Sur la Table

The Original Farmer's Market
3rd and Fairfax
Los Angeles, California 90036
1 (800) 243-0852
Sur la Table offers a wide variety of cooking and baking classes at their store conveniently located at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market. They're not known for their customer service, and do scheduling through a central office so be sure you can make the class before signing up for it, so you don't have to make changes. Note whether the class you are interested in is hands-on or a demonstration.

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