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Why These Cooking Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Phoenix Cooking Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

21 Cakes

21 Cakes is a Scottsdale bakery that offers cooking classes in addition to delectable treats. Hands-on classes last three to four hours and students take home what they make. Topics include Baking & Decorating and Parisian Macarons. Private and semi-private classes are available at a cost of $150 per person. When it comes to the bakery, flavors available daily include red velvet with cream cheese, chocolate or vanilla with vanilla buttercream, chocolate or vanilla salted caramel, and a range of rotating specialty flavors. Founder Linda Schneider attended culinary school in Paris and received private pastry chef training from an alumnus of the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.

Scottsdale, AZ 85253


Cuisine by Celine

Cuisine by Celine in Scottsdale is a locally owned family business emphasizing fresh, healthy fare. Celine offers fun group cooking classes in clients' homes with a customized menu, ideal for a bachelorette party or girls' night. Meal planning, nutrition coaching, and catering services are also available, including special menus for those who are vegan or have medical concerns, food allergies or intolerances, or religious or other restrictions. Chef Celine Fabre graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with high honors and was classically trained in France with 3-Star Michelin Chef Marc Veyrat.

Scottsdale, AZ 85259


Dinner Thyme Personal Chef Service

Located in Phoenix, Dinner Thyme Personal Chef Service provides healthy gourmet entrees for home delivery and offers cooking classes. In-home cooking classes offer a fun evening with a group of friends, with themes such as Asian Inspiration, Meatless Summer Menu, and Southwest Fiesta. Personal chef services are available either weekly or monthly and include menu customization for a set number of meals that can be eaten fresh or frozen for later. Cooking for special occasion dinners and assistance with holiday preparation is also available. Founder Lisa Brisch is certified as a personal chef and food manager by the United States Personal Chef Association.

Paris Rendez-Vous

Paris Rendez-Vous in Phoenix is a bakery specializing in macarons, croissants, and other classic French pastries. They also cater special events. Online ordering is available. Customers can also arrange for a macarons cooking class in their own home, suitable for groups of up to five guests. The class lasts four hours and includes all equipment and supplies; students keep the approximately 150 macarons they will make. The cost for the class is $99 per person, with a minimum of three students. This business has an overall five-star review on Facebook, with fans praising the delicious pastries and coffee and friendly staff.

Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School

Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School in Glendale offers a range of cooking classes for aspiring grill masters. Founded in 1998, the school offers classes most weekends, including topics like Smoking and Grilling 101, Advanced BBQ, Steak, Seafood, and Gourmet Burgers. Four-hour private seafood and steak classes are also available at the client's location. Discounted prices are available through Groupon and Living Social. Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School has an overall 4.8 out of five-star rating on Facebook and has been featured on PBS television. Former students praise this fun, informative experience.

Glendale, AZ 85301


Phoenix Chef Delivery

Phoenix Chef Delivery in Peoria offers personal chef and catering services, weekly meal delivery, and cooking lessons. Private in-home lessons are available for individuals, groups, parties, or families, including children. Customers can also opt for in-home catering for small or large groups or weekly meal delivery, including specialized meal plans for a range of dietary needs. This business is run by a graduate of the Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Le Cordon Bleu and serves the entire Arizona Valley area. Phoenix Chef Delivery has earned 4.8 out of 5 stars on Facebook, with clients praising the affordable prices and awesome food.

Sakana Sushi and Grill

Founded in 1994, Sakana Sushi and Grill strives to provide the highest quality sushi and Japanese cuisine in the region. They offer cooking classes at four Phoenix-area locations. During monthly sushi classes, customers can learn to make a variety of rolls and nigiri and gain an understanding of Japanese cuisine.

Phoenix, AZ 85044


Taz Cooks Culinary Instruction

Taz Cooks Culinary Instruction offers world cuisine cooking classes in the Phoenix area, with an emphasis on Indian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern recipes. Founder Taz opened this business in 2014 after spending seven years as culinary director for the Dhaba Cooking School in Tempe, Arizona. Taz Cooks Culinary instruction has perfect five-star customer ratings on both Yelp and Facebook. Former students praise his preparation and professionalism, positive attitude, and expansive knowledge of food and cuisine.

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