Laurels
Best Cooking
Teachers in
Boston
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 Boston, MA.

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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.

Cooking Vacations

Cooking Vacations is a Boston-based company that helps enthusiasts of Italian cuisine develop and further hone their cooking skills through hands-on experience and cooking tours in Italy. Some of the traditional Italian recipes students will make include Italian pizzas, pasta, bread, and pastries, among others. With their cooking travel programs, students can also gain first-hand experience in 20 different Italian regions such as in Rome and Lazio, Piedmont, Venice and Veneto, and Calabria. What clients love about Cooking Vacations is their ability to make classes and tours informative and memorable.

Boston, MA(617) 247-4112

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Create A Cook

Create a Cook is a premier cooking school in Newton Highlands that aims to provide students with all the necessary knowledge, from basic to advanced, for planning and preparing delicious, nutrient-packed meals. They offer a variety of interactive cooking classes for kids and adults which are also perfect for events like holiday parties, get-togethers, and corporate team building. Create a Cook is owned and run by Joan Horner, a ServSafe-certified graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.

Newton Highlands, MA(617) 795-2223

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Culinary Underground

Culinary Underground is a cooking studio in Southborough that offers educational hands-on cooking classes to audiences in the Greater Boston area. These include beginner to advanced cooking classes for home cooks and children. Their classes are centered on cooking technique mastery, prep time optimization, and flavor maximization while maintaining a fun atmosphere. All chef instructors at this studio are professionally trained.

Southborough, MA(508) 904-6589

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Dave's Fresh Pasta

Dave's Fresh Pasta is a specialty market in Somerville that offers private cooking classes and all things delicious, from wines and cheese to fresh vegetables. Cooking lessons include pasta making, cooking with vodka, risotto and gnocchi, sauce making, and ramen cooking. Students can also choose from several country-based classes or Italian regions to focus on. Their fun cooking classes have been featured in the Boston Globe and other publications.

Somerville, MA(617) 623-0867

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Duck Soup

Duck Soup is a Sudbury retail store that features a multitude of products and services, including coffee, cheese, kitchen supplies, and gifts. They also offer cooking classes that aim to gather people from different walks of life and help them discover the pleasures of cooking and sharing food. These include both regular classes and custom classes for private events such as corporate team building and birthday parties. Clients praise Duck Soup for their ability to develop educational classes that are fun and memorable.

Sudbury, MA(978) 443-3825

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Figaro's Boston

Figaro's Boston is a food service business in Boston known for gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, and fare. They provide a delicious array of catering menus for events which include rosemary chicken sandwiches, Tahitian chicken salad wraps, Italian antipasto, and more. They also offer cooking classes that focus on the basics through advanced knowledge in preparing the specialties above. Chef and owner Rosie Martone is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu.

Boston, MA(617) 426-2121

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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth is a cooking studio in Boxford, Massachusetts that offers private cooking classes featuring hands-on experience in a warm and enjoyable atmosphere. The studio uses state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and tools which contribute to greater learning and cooking efficiency. Popular classes include couple's night out, an easy Tuscan dinner, modern Mediterranean, and French Vegetarian. Heaven on Earth is Bons Readers' Choice awardee in 2016.

Boxford, MA(978) 561-5522

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Helen's Kitchen

Founded in 2005, Helen's Kitchen Cooking School in Natick, Massachusetts aims to help anyone who wants to develop and hone their cooking and baking skills while having fun. Cooking classes at this school are focused on preparing delicious meals that nourish the body using relevant food science knowledge and culinary techniques. Their most popular classes are on fish, meat, French pastries, and knife skills. Helen's Kitchen has taught over 1000 happy and satisfied students over the years.

Natick, MA(617) 500-0817

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Joyful Kitchen

Wellesley-based Joyful Kitchen has allowed Owner Chef Amy Lipton to bring a love of food to more than 1,000 students over the course of more than four years. Chef Amy teaches a wide range of classes which change every season, and the school hosts visiting chefs and culinary experts. Joyful Kitchen's classes are small, intimate, and hands-on, allowing students of all skill levels to learn and experience all aspects of cooking in a fun, warm atmosphere. Joyful Kitchen also offers custom workshops for area businesses and corporations.

Wellesley, MA(781) 416-3696

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Kareem's Restaurant

Kareem's Restaurant is a food service business in Watertown that specializes in gourmet Arabic cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and exotic spices. They offer budget-friendly cooking classes for groups that are perfect for birthdays, team building, and events. Individuals may also check availability and join a class. Kareem's Restaurant has received Zagat's Certificate of Distinction and won a Best of Boston award for their inspiring Middle Eastern cuisine.

Watertown, MA(617) 393-1880

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Let's Get Cooking with Ellie Deaner

Ellie Deaner has been teaching cooking enthusiasts and gastronomic adventurers in the Greater Boston area for over 30 years. She offers at-home cooking classes for groups or individuals as well as for kids' birthday parties. She's also a sought-after instructor for fun cooking classes in corporate lunchtime seminars and team buildings. Ellie Deaner is the author of popular cookbooks So Easy, So Delicious and From Ellie's Kitchen to Yours.

Framingham, MA(508) 620-1009

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Macrobiotics of New England

Macrobiotics of New England is a business based in Brighton that believes in the importance of a balanced lifestyle, traditional eating practice, and optimistic view of life in keeping oneself healthy. They offer macrobiotic cooking classes which include hands-on experience and monthly community dinners. They also provide intensive health coaching and one-on-one counseling in person and over Skype.

Brighton, MA(617) 562-1110

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Shiso Kitchen

Shiso Kitchen is a Somerville boutique cooking school specializing in small group cooking lessons that offers a hands-on learning experience to enthusiasts of delicious food while feeding their culinary curiosity. Cooking classes are available at different levels, from brushing up skills to cooking just for fun in a party atmosphere. Shiso Kitchen was founded by Chef Jessica Roy, a former chef instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu.

Somerville, MA(617) 999-9971

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Taranta

Taranta is a fast-growing food service business in Boston that offers an elegant fusion of Peruvian and Southern Italian cuisine. Although mainly known for their restaurant offerings, they also provide event catering services and hold catering classes. Cooking lessons tackle Italian cooking basics and are customizable, making it perfect for holiday parties, team building, and other events. Taranta has received attention from customers, peers, and critics for their exceptional menus and for being one of the nation's most eco-friendly restaurants.

Boston, MA(617) 720-0052

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The Urban Epicurean

The Urban Epicurean is a personal chef service that serves a diverse range of clientele including busy professionals and families throughout the Greater Boston Area. They offer in-home cooking classes on Italian pasta making, homemade pizzas, weeknight meals, and an intro to cooking. The Urban Epicurean is owned and operated by Chef Tony Carbone, a top 10 finalist in the premiere season of MasterChef.

Newton, MA(617) 792-1654

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