Best Cooking Classes in Washington DC

Why These Cooking Classes?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC Cooking Classes 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. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Creative Kids Kitchen, LLC

Creative Kids Kitchen, LLC offers cooking lessons in Arlington. The company focuses on cooking classes for kids and their caregivers as a fun, healthy activity in a safe environment in the teacher's own home, and lessons are available for toddlers/preschoolers and school-aged kids. Students learn manual dexterity, gravity (dumping), numbers (measuring and counting), and sharing and taking turns, parents can socialize over some coffee, and custom classes, parties, and in-school programs are also available. Creative Kids Kitchen is a member of the Sinclair Farms Community-Supported Agriculture program and incorporates fresh, local ingredients into its weekly lessons.

Arlington, VA 22207


Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan brings a lifetime of experience to cooking classes in the Washington area. Small personalized classes for up to 20 people are available at a client's home, and menus can be customized for Passover, Shabbat, high holidays, birthdays, or other interest or event. Individuals must submit an online form on Joan Nathan's site for further details. The chef is a regular contributor to The New York Times, has received numerous accolades for her many past cookbooks from the likes of Bon Appétit, and has also won a James Beard Award.

Washington, DC 20008


Little Red Playschool

Little Red Playschool teaches children how to cook in Washington. The school has been serving as a nursery/preschool for two to four-year-olds for almost 35 years and offers culinary classes to teach children sorting, counting, sharing, telling time, measuring, fine motor skills, and tactile exploration as well as about healthy eating and foods. The lessons are combined with a complimentary art class, and children become more helpful in the kitchen as a result. The instructor is the director of Little Red Playschool and is also co-founder of the Palisades Farmers Market.

Washington, DC 20016


Robyn Webb

Robyn Webb offers cooking classes in Alexandria and is backed by over 25 years of culinary experience. Friends, families, couples, or teams can sign up for in-home cooking lessons completely customized to each client's needs and can include menus such as Tuscan Cuisine, Chinese Cooking, and Soups and Stews. Robyn Webb is Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast Magazine, has been profiled by major media outlets including on CBS with Dan Rather, has worked with numerous companies, and has received written award-winning cookbooks as well as received the President’s Council on Fitness, Healthy American Fitness Leader Award.

Alexandria, VA 22314


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