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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland 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. 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.

Read more about our selection process


Chef2Go specializes in cooking classes, workshops, and facilitates employee team building events for clients in the Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles metro area. Chef Surja Tjahaja has over 15 years of cooking experience and is well-versed in Italian, Japanese, Southeast Asian, French, and American cuisines. He strives to create personalized in-home cooking and eating experiences. Chef Surja has been featured on KATU TV, KOIN TV, Lake Oswego Review, and West Linn Tidings. Chef2Go meals are easy to prepare, cost-savvy, and aim to be wholesome and delicious to eat. Sample menus are available for review on his website, and custom culinary experiences are also available.

West Linn, OR 97068


Good Keuken

Good Keuken is culinary education rooted in local agriculture and provides cooking classes for students in the Portland, Oregon metro area. The curriculum is focused on local and sustainable practices for professionals and enthusiasts alike, all based on classic method and technique. They also provide international culinary tours, farm tours, and foraging field trips. Good Keuken chefs are published cookbooks authors who are celebrated locally and nationally. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their techniques, experienced instructors, and professionalism.

Portland, OR 97218


Priscilla’s Kitchen

Priscilla’s Kitchen is a catering business and cooking school for clients and students in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Owner and head chef Priscilla is a trained chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and has worked at the Ritz Carlton, Hilton, and Warldorf Astoria. Priscilla’s Kitchen offers a range of menu options for everything from regular and therapeutic diets to gluten-free and lifestyle change diets. Priscilla’s Kitchen also offers meal delivery and pick-up.

Portland, OR 97232


Ready, Set, Eat! Inc.

Ready, Set, Eat! Inc. is a personal chef service specializing in cooking classes and in-home meal preparation for clients in the Portland metro area. Their private chef service includes recipes catered to all different tastes including organic meals, special diet cooking, diabetic diets, heart-healthy diets, and child nutrition. Gift certificates are available. President and founder Chef Shana Larsen is a Portland native and is committed to providing healthy, nutritionally-balanced meals for busy individuals, families, and couples. Clients speak highly of their experienced chefs, educational cooking classes, and child-friendly options.

Portland, OR 97225


Spice of Africa

Spice of Africa offers cooking classes, catering, and dinner event services for clients in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Chef Wambui Machua is committed to providing an educational experience of African food and art to her students. She has educated over 1,000 students through cooking classes and dinners. She combines education on what a rural African family must do to have food on the table while also emphasizing the importance of using fresh and locally sourced ingredients for healthy cooking. Also, ten percent of all proceeds goes to Feed the Village which helps build libraries and community centers for villages on new Nairobi, Kenya.

Hillsboro, OR 97124


Sweet Basil Thai Cusine

Sweet Basil Thai Cusine is a Thai restaurant, catering company, and cooking school serving customers in the Portland, Oregon metro area with over 15 years of experience. Owner and executive chef Boos and team have taught over 50 cooking classes for school auctions and charities. Classes are two hours and provide a hands-on experience where student learn how to make fresh wraps and five entrees. Sample menus are available for review on their website. Gift certificates are also offered.

Portland, OR 97232


Turnip The Heat Cooking School

Turnip The Heat Cooking School specializes in cooking classes for clients in the Portland metro area. Programs offered include family cooking classes, summer camp, preschool classes, private events, and Hollywood’s Farmer’s Market demo. Turnip The Heat Cooking School is partnered with New Seasons Market and Whole Foods. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their delicious food, easy to follow instructions, kid-friendly classes, and warm group bonding environment. Other services include private classes, in-home cooking classes, cooking themed birthday parties for adults and kids, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate events.

Portland, OR 97218


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