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The 9 Best Cooking Classes in Los Angeles

Looking to try something new? A way to “spice” up your normal routine? Well...it sounds like it’s time for you to try a cooking or baking class! Here, I’ve compiled a list of the best classes in the Los Angeles area. So if you live in LA, or are coming to visit, you should definitely check these out!

From hands on training with baking experts to a fun night out with friends, these classes offer a little bit of everything. You can even turn it into a fun date with a couples cooking class or use them to become a bona fide chef (so you can impress a future date).

This list is by no means all-inclusive but they are the best ones I've found. I've included reviews and ratings for all types of cuisine and baking so you can find all the best Los Angeles cooking classes in one spot. I will update this list as I learn about new courses. If you've taken a baking or cooking class in L.A. that isn't on this list and you think it should be, let me know about it and I'll post it here!

Happy Baking!

Hipcooks

Hipcooks

Hipcooks is run by a lovely woman named Monika and provides hands-on cooking classes for the novice and seasoned cook alike. Measuring implements are banned, tasting is encouraged, and your inner chef is invited to play. The best part? Every class ends with a dinner party!

  • Price: $70
  • Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Class Duration: 3 hours

  • Experience Level: Beginners | Experienced
  • 2833 S Robertson Boulevard (West L.A.)
    Los Angeles, CA

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My husband and I have taken two classes with Hipcooks and we came away with some very valuable skills and had a blast doing it! The recipes and cooking confidence continues to benefit us well to this day. Mary K.

Hipcooks has the potential to take over the world Monika! I very much look forward to Hipcooks all the kithcen gear and branded ingredients! I'm a fairly competent griller, but I learned some very key things last night, as I had hoped. My knife skills are much improved and I will never marinate with salt again. All my best for your success and will be back soon. Jeremy P

Monika, I can't thank you enough for your class last night. I walked out glowing, feeling confident that I could re-create the meal and lifted by your enthusiasm and energy. The atmosphere you create for participation, learning, and just having fun is absolutely wonderful. I'm certainly going to recommend your class to friends, and I will definitely be back for more. One of the coolest things I have done in a while, without a doubt. You have done quite a bit to make LA (a city so famous for its disconnectedness) more of a community. Thank you so much. Matt J


Eatz

Eatz

EATZ offers extremely personal cooking classes in a fun dinner party environment. Here you can learn the basics of cooking in 6 classes with a wide array of cuisines. Classes are hands-on and each class includes never-ending wine (or cocktails!) and so much food that students can bring home leftovers!

  • Price: $105 - $650
  • Schedule: Varies
  • Class Duration: 3 hours
  • Experience Level: Beginners
  • 612 N. La Brea Ave
    Los Angeles, CA

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Chef Tech Cooking

Chef Tech Cooking

Chef tech offers two unique experiences. The first is all about baking. Chef Tech teaches you what happens scientifically to your ingredients while they bake, how to think like a baker, how to take a standardized recipe and make it your own, all while covering straightforward, classical American (Pro Baking I) and then French (Pro Baking II) baking techniques.

The second is The Professional Chef Series. It is designed to teach you the culinary foundation necessary to launch your career. Whether the objective is to work in a kitchen, open your own food related business, change your career, or expand your knowledge to make you the best cook you can possibly be.

  • Price: $1250 (10 classes) - $3000 (24 Classes)
  • Schedule: Saturday (10 class series), Sunday (24 class series)
  • Class Duration: 4 hours
  • Experience Level: Beginners
  • 3842 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA

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Spork Foods

Spork Foods

This class is all about vegan cooking. It is owned and operated by two lovely women looking to share their love of vegan cooking with the world – helping people make healthier, more compassionate choices. They aim to bring simple, yet delicious recipes into as many peoples’ lives as possible.

  • Price: $80
  • Schedule: Saturday 11:30-1
  • Class Duration: 1.5 Hours

  • Experience Level: Beginners
  • 7494 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 302
    West Hollywood, CA

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The classes are such fun and so interesting ...filled with information and explanations about food , its uses and history. The girls do an amazing job and are so warm and inviting ...The food is beyond delicious and it is like eating with family at the end of every class .. I cannot recommend them highly enough


Food Story

Food Story

Foodstory will become a great source of information about Japanese food and food culture and that my food tasting events will be an exciting culinary adventure for everyone!

  • Price: $90 - $120
  • Schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Class Duration: 3-4 Hours
  • Experience Level: Beginners
  • 810 S. Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA

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Plantlab

Plantlab

Learn plant-based cooking in the heart of health-conscious Los Angeles, Master various dinner party dishes or start a fermentation lab at home. Great for aspiring professionals looking for a somewhat unique culinary skillset as well as those who want an exciting weekend activity with friends and family,

  • Price: $45 - $1000
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM (Morning Session)
    Monday - Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM (Afternoon Sessions) + WORKSHOPS + SPECIAL EVENTs + ONLINE
  • Class Duration: 1-4 weeks

  • Experience Level: Beginners | Experienced
  • 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd
    Venice, CA

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This is a great place to take a cooking or baking class. I have taken about 10 classes here and have always been extremely happy. The only pain in the butt is getting to Santa Monica! All of the instructors are fun, patient and knowledgable.


Baking with Melissa

Baking with Melissa

Baking with Melissa offers in-home baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties for kids and teens in Los Angeles and nearby areas! Great solution for a child's birthday party for hours of entertainment with fun, savory treats at its conclusion.

  • Price: $500 - $8,000
  • Schedule: Anytime
  • Class Duration: Varies

  • Experience Level: Kids parties
  • At your home
    Los Angeles, CA

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When speaking with Melissa, it's so easy to recognize that this entertainer isn't only bent on providing amazing customer service to us adults, but Melissa is also a dream-come-true for the young people, who get to bake alongside of her. Melissa's interpersonal skills with kids is top-notch. She's that energetic show-person through and through and won't break from that for even a second. Don't even get me started on the desserts.


BLVD

BLVD

Intimate, tasty, hands-on, and a lot of fun, BLVD cooking classes are a great way to learn new skills and meet new people.

  • Price: $50-$200
  • Schedule: Monday-Saturday
  • Class Duration: Varies

  • Experience Level: Begingers|Kids (16 and up unless kids class)
  • 13545 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA

Visit BLVD

I love BLVD Kitchen! Sharon, the owner, is the greatest- not only is she talented, but she is so warm and friendly. In fact, all the chefs and staff are warm and welcoming. The vibe is upbeat and all the classes are fun and creative. I've taken cooking classes, baking classes, kids' classes with my child, taken part in a "chef's table" dinner with my spouse, and every single class and event has been an amazing experience!


The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

Classes teaching classic techniques and use locally sourced ingredients. The school offers baking and cooking classes, professional series and fascinating food workshops.

  • Price: $85 and up
  • Schedule: Monday-Saturday
  • Class Duration: 3 hours (2 day courses) - 10 weeks (Series Courses)
  • Experience Level: Beginners
  • 395 Santa Monica Place, #329
    Santa Monica , CA

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Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.