Laurels
Best Cooking
Teachers in
Denver
2017

Why These Cooking Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored cooking teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best cooking teachers in Denver, CO.

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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.

Almost Vegan Cooking School

Almost Vegan Cooking School is a Centennial business that has been serving clients for over five years. The business provides online and in-person cooking classes. Online classes include vegan dairy, whole grains, plant protein, snacks and desserts, daily greens, and vegetables. Debbie has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University. Clients appreciate Debbie’s self-assurance, support, passion, and informative classes.

Centennial, CO(303) 699-8661

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Denver Colorado Catering

Denver Colorado Catering is a Lone Tree business that provides private chef, catering, and cooking classes. The business provides private hands-on, lecture, and demonstration cooking classes. Classes include regional cooking, basic cooking skills, and healthy cooking and eating. Denver Colorado Catering also provides catering services for events such as corporate events, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, holiday parties, and weddings. Chef Dennis Berry graduated from Johnson & Wales University and has worked in hotels and restaurants. He has more than 25 years of catering experience. Clients appreciate Chef Dennis’ creativity, skill, knowledge, and professionalism.

Lone Tree, CO(720) 495-8194

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For the Love of Food

For the Love of Food is a Golden business that has been serving clients for over 16 years. The business offers team-building events and workshops, group cooking parties, and hands-on cooking classes for recreational cooks. Group cooking parties are ideal for wedding showers, anniversaries, Christmas parties, birthdays, and bachelorette parties. Owner Chef Diane Bukatman graduated with Honors from the Culinary Institute of America. She has taught at Johnson & Wales University, the Art Institute of Colorado, the New York Restaurant School, the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, and the French Culinary Institute. Diane has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the Wall Street Journal, and on PBS and has cooked for well-known people. For the Love of Food won Thumbtack’s Best Of in 2015 and 2016. Clients enjoy the knowledgeable and helpful chef and the fun classes.

Golden, CO(303) 317-7399

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Kitchen Table Cooking School

Kitchen Table Cooking School is a Greenwood Village business that provides team-building events and cooking classes. Classes include knife skills, grilling 101, seafood 101, sauces 101, pasta 101, a variety of couples classes, cooking with kids, and specialty cooking classes. Kitchen Table Cooking School’s three-hour team-building events are hands-on and take place in a space that can hold up to 25 people. There is also a dining area. Chef-instructors Diego Coconati, Hamilton Cowie, and Andrew Floyd are all experienced chefs. Gift cards are available. Students appreciate their knowledge and the fun and organized classes.

Greenwood Village, CO(303) 220-9769

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Now We’re Cookin’! Kids

Now We’re Cookin’! Kids is a Centennial business that provides private and group cooking classes for kids and adults. The business offers cooking lessons for kids five years of age and up, 13 to 17 years of age, private lessons for adults and kids, and adult group lessons. Now We’re Cookin’! Kids also offers holiday lessons. Owner and teacher Jo Anne Larzik is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner and she is CPR and First Aid Certified. Other services include speaking engagements, pantry reorganization, nutritional coaching, and demonstrations. Students appreciate Jo Anne’s skill and passion.

Centennial, CO(720) 242-9323

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Painted Bench Catering

Painted Bench Catering is a Denver business that provides catering services and in-home cooking classes. Chef Stephen Rohs has over 14 years of experience and attended The Culinary Institute of the Arts. The business caters all sizes of events and has breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktail reception menus. Painted Bench Catering’s cooking classes are for all skill levels and menus include cooking with fish, Italian, appetizers, and grilled food.

Denver, CO(720) 530-0736

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Pino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

Pino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria is a Cherry Hills Village locally–owned business that serves food and offers Italian cooking classes. Cooking classes are for up to 10 people and include cooking an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and includes a glass of wine. Pino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria has appeared in several publications including Spa Savvy, The South Florida Gourmet, Esquire, The Miami Herald, Biscayne Bay Tribune, and South Florida Magazine.

Cherry Hills Village, CO(303) 761-9917

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Simple Spoon LLC

Simple Spoon LLC is a Boulder business that provides catering and cooking classes. The business offers private classes for corporate team building, birthdays, bridal showers, and other occasions for eight to 12 people. Simple Spoon LLC provides catering for rehearsal dinners, corporate events, dinner parties, birthday parties, and more. The business can cater sit-down and buffet meals. Casey Easton has over 16 years of experience and she attended The School of Natural Cookery. Students remark on Casey’s helpfulness and information.

Boulder, CO(303) 349-5553

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Stir Cooking School

Stir Cooking School is a Denver business that provides classes for all skill levels. The hands-on classes are two to three hours long and include gluten free, making cocktails, baking, beginners cooking class, kids’ classes, international cooking, vegetarian, and private cooking classes. Stir Cooking School also hosts private events such as team-building, holiday parties, and birthday parties, and can accommodate bigger groups of 25 to 60 people. Stir Cooking School has a small bar that serves cocktails and wine.

Denver, CO(720) 287-4823

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Stir It Up Cooking School

Stir It Up Cooking School is a Boulder business that serves kids, teens, and adults. The business offers events such as ladies’ night out, birthdays, bachelorette parties, business functions, and team-building events. Participants can choose from a variety of menus or create a custom menu. Menu choices include Caribbean, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Mexican, Thai, Spanish, and French. Stir It Up Cooking School also provides summer camps for kids five to seven years of age, eight to 13 years of age, 11 to 14 years of age, and 14 to 16 years of age. The business also offers kids’ birthday parties, gingerbread parties, and workshops. Gift certificates are available.

Boulder, CO(303) 494-2665

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Taste of Peru Cooking School

Taste of Peru Cooking School is an Arvada business that teaches Peruvian cooking classes. Chef Maya Léon-Meis and Chef Chris Meis are the founders. She had a television cooking show for cancer patients which was on the air for five years. Chef Chris attended the Nutrition Therapy Institute and is a Nutritional Chef. The hands-on cooking classes include knife skills, the historical and cultural background of Peru, the benefits of the ingredients, videos and/or photos of Peru, and recipes participants can take home. There are classes appropriate for friends’ night out, girls’ night out, and couples. Taste of Peru Cooking School also provides team-building events, private parties, and cooking classes for kids. Taste of Peru Cooking School is a member of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce and is open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Arvada, CO(720) 350-6262

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The Seasoned Chef

The Seasoned Chef is a Denver business that provides hands-on cooking classes and workshops and has been serving students for over 23 years. The business teaches all skill levels and class options include couples classes, knife skills, bread making, meat 101, basic cooking skills, sauces, and fish and seafood. Classes contain between 12 and 18 students and typically last for three hours. The Seasoned Chef’s team-building classes are around three-and-a-half hours long and are tailored to the group. There are also cooking competitions, cooking demonstrations, and culinary parties available. Demonstrations come with recipe booklets. Owner Chef Dan Witherspoon is also the director and lead instructor. He has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and on local television.

Denver, CO(303) 377-3222

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True Taste

True Taste is a Denver business that provides private parties, personal chef services, and cooking classes. Cooking classes take place in-home and include topics such as roasting, stir frying, grilling, knife skills, baking, braising, roasting, stewing, and healthy cooking. Private parties include date night for two, bachelorette and bachelor parties, rehearsal dinner, sports event parties, and business meetings. Executive chef Kerry attended Johnson & Wales University and is ServSafe Certified, Fine Dining Certified, and Food Safety Manager Certified. Clients remark on Kerry’s creativity, knowledge, professionalism, and dedication.

Denver, CO(303) 319-5386

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Zest Farm to Table

Zest Farm to Table is a Denver business that has been serving clients for over 14 years. The business provides catering, weekly meal delivery, and cooking classes. Classes teach culinary skills and use seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients. Classes are for small groups and can be one-on-one. Zest Farm to Table provides boutique catering for wedding receptions, holiday parties, small dinner parties, cocktail parties, and other events.

Denver, CO(720) 855-1557

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