If you’re looking to improve your skills in the kitchen or add new recipes to your repertoire, cooking classes are a great way to do both. To not mention you’ll also get a sneak peek behind the scenes in some of the best restaurants in Boston and enjoy a fun night out. Check out this list of the best cooking classes Boston has to offer from traditional American to Italian and French, all the way to Syrian specialties.
#1 – Stir
Stir regularly hosts cooking classes in their clean and professional culinary studio. These menus include seafood specialties, traditional American cuisine, and wine pairings with a professional sommelier. Don’t miss their speciality, the Cookbook Series, in which you get to take a class with a celebrity chef and also pick up their latest cookbook.
Cuisine: traditional American, international, and seafood | Go here for: celebrity chef cooking classes
Average class costs: $165
#2 – Sur la Table
There’s a reason this cooking school has locations all across the United States. With in-store cooking classes several times a day, there’s bound to be something to suit your needs. With seasonal workshops like Over The Top Ice Cream and Spectacular Summer Brunch, these classes will get you in the mood for summer. Be sure to check out their date night classes too because, with prices ranging from $69 to $79 per workshop, this is one of the most affordable options in Boston.
Cuisine: traditional American and international | Go here for: celebrity chef cooking classes
Average class costs: $69–$79
#3 – Pizzeria UNO
Making pizza at home can be tough. Fast track your personal pizzeria by checking out the pizza making classes at Pizzeria UNO on Boylston Street in Downtown Boston. You’ve definitely been here before for a pizza pie–and now you can learn how to make deep dish pizzas of your very own. These classes are open to the public and offered on Saturdays.
Cuisine: pizza | Go here for: pizza cooking classes
Average class costs: $45
#4 – Dave’s Fresh Pasta
As you probably can tell from the name, Dave’s Fresh Pasta specializes in Italian cooking classes. Here you will learn how to make delicious pasta as well as how to experiment with different types of regional sauces and blends. These are easygoing classes, where you learn how to make delicious ravioli and have a good laugh.
Cuisine: Italian | Go here for: homemade pasta classes
Average class costs: $60–$65
At ArtEpicure Cooking School, you’ll find bookshelves filled with classics and contemporary literature, an eclectic collection art on the walls, and international specialties on the table. This cozy culinary studio is home to a whole host of cooking classes from demonstration nights to hands-on workshops, and a lot of them are (happily) BYOB. ArtEpicure also hosts great couples classes, making this an excellent choice for date night.
Cuisine: traditional American and international | Go here for: cozy cooking classes
Average class costs: $85
#6 – Shiso Kitchen
If you are an indecisive type and enjoy exotic dishes as much as a classic steak, we recommend Shiso Kitchen. Shiso’s sushi classes are legendary, but they also offer a wide range of classes in other cuisines too from Spanish to Italian and French to classic American dishes. This cute studio space is welcoming and comfy, located in Somerville.
Cuisine: fusion | Go here for: sushi making classes
Average class costs: $59–$99
#7 – Cozy Kitchen Company
This Chelsea-based catering and events company also offers delicious and professional cooking classes. If you’re looking to beef-up your already awesome culinary skills, the Cozy Kitchen Company is the place for you. They’ll host private cooking parties for groups of 2 to 8 focusing solely on soups, or appetizers, or entrees—whatever your fancy!
Cuisine: varies | Go here for: private cooking classes
Average class costs: $25–$80
#8 – Flour Bakery
This is probably your favorite spot to stop in for a snack and some sweets—but did you know they also offer baking classes? At Flour Bakery you can learn how to make sweet pastry, healthy homemade bread, and buttery brioche just in time for your next Sunday brunch. These classes teach you everything you need to know to make all your favorite treats right in your own home.
Type: classic bakery sweets | Go here for: sweet baking classes
Average class costs: $150
#9 – Create a Cook
Some people are born to be cooks—but for the rest of us, a little help goes a long way. This professional but homey cooking studio in Newton is a safe space for picking up new skills. Check out their Cooking 101 classes and master the art of home cooking. Bring your kids to for the Adult and Children classes or, if you’re coming with adults only, bring your own wine and enjoy the fruits of your labor after the class.
Type: traditional American | Go here for: family cooking classes
Average class costs: $80
#10 – Taranta
If you like traditional Italian recipes but still want to taste something exotic you’ll love the blend of old and new at Taranta. This Peruvian-Italian restaurant offers private cooking classes during off-peak hours for parties of 15 to 30 people, so they’re perfect for your next family gathering or celebration.
Cuisine: Peruvian and Italian | Go here for: private cooking classes
Average class costs: varies
#11 – Kareem’s Restaurant
At Kareem’s Restaurant you can learn a lot about Syrian history and culture. Expect a full meal at these cooking classes and plenty of practical tips on prepping ingredients and where to shop. Kareem’s offers custom cooking classes for large groups as well as public classes on the regular.
Cuisine: Syrian | Go here for: Syrian cooking classes
Average class costs: $55–$65
#12 – Sofra Bakery & Cafe
There’s nothing better than traveling in taste. Sofra Bakery & Cafe, Cambridge’s resident Middle Eastern bakery, offers trips around the globe every day with its tangy hummus, sumptuous stuffed flatbreads, and steamy shawarmas. Learn how to make these delicacies in your own home with a Sofra cooking class. They’re not offered all the time but when they are, they’re well worth the wait.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern | Go here for: Middle Eastern cooking classes
Average class costs: $85–$125
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