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Laurels

Best Cooking
Teachers in
Portland
2019

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 Portland, OR.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 148 94 14

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.

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Chef2Go

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 (503) 656-8910

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Class Cooking

Class Cooking specializes in small group hands-on gourmet cooking classes and provides event planning for clients in the Portland and Vancouver metro area. Chef and founder Kim Mahan is a Portland-native with a background in fine arts, psychology, and education. Her classes typically include two hours of cooking, four to five recipes, and all the techniques, shortcuts, knife skills, and food safety tips necessary. Cuisines range from Moroccan, Ethiopian, Seafood, Indian, cast iron cooking, and more. Gift certificates are available for purchase. Class Cooking is highly rated on Facebook where clients speak highly of her clear instruction, easy going environment, and creativity.

Vancouver, WA 98663 (360) 600-8006

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fuAsian

fuAsian is a Portland-based cooking school which specializes in classes for students who want to learn about Asian cuisines. Chef Thu Ha began cooking alongside her mom at seven, and now after 25 years of experience, she has developed an eclectic palette for internatioanl food. Students can learn how to make a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, Thai Red Fish Curry, Thai Chicken Yellow Curry, and much more. Sample menus are available on their website. Students speak highly of their delicious recipes, easy to understand and professional instructors. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Portland, OR 97230 (971) 563-2474

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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 (503) 753-1655

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Kids Central Kitchen

Kids Central Kitchen offers children friendly baking and cooking parties and classes for families in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Experienced instructors provide a hands-on approach to creative cooking which allows each child be a part of the process. All parties are held at Bliss Bake Shop in Bethany Village. Classes offered are holiday themed, cupcake lessons, banana-themed ingredient classes, pizza, and much more. An online store featuring kid-friendly cooking products is also available.

Portland, OR 97225 (971) 344-0475

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Napoli, That’s Amore

Napoli, That’s Amore provides catering, cooking classes, and personal chef services for clients in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Chef Renato was born in Naples, Italy and offers authentic Italian recipes and cuisine. He comes from a long line of Italian cooks and found inspiration from watching his grandmother and mother in the kitchen. Every few months within the year Chef Renato returns to Italy to learn new recipes and to discover different ways to combine tradition with innovation. He holds a five-star rating on Yelp! where customers speak highly of his delicious recipes, light-hearted cooking environment, and his warm personality.

Portland, OR 97229 (503) 956-4242

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Nuestra Cocina

Nuestra Cocina is a Mexican restaurant which also provides cooking classes for residents in the Portland metro area. Chef Benjamin is a Los Angeles native who has found inspiration from his Mexican background which is focused on food preparation and family gatherings. He provides monthly cooking classes, and each class is three hours from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Students will learn how to cook different Mexican recipes and prepare and enjoy a three-course meal. Private cooking classes, birthday gatherings, and corporate bonding programs are available.

Portland, OR 97202 (503) 232-2135

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Oregon Culinary Institute

Oregon Culinary Institute specializes in culinary arts, baking, and pastry programs for students in the Portland metro area. Experienced instructors and chefs teach real-world skills which students can learn through hands-on training. Also, students can practice in a student-operated fine dining kitchen before starting professional externships. Financial aid and scholarships are available. They are highly rated on Facebook where students speak highly of their qualified teachers, top-notch facilities, and professionalism. Hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Portland, OR 97201 (503) 961-6200

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Portland’s Culinary Workshop

Portland’s Culinary Workshop provides hands-on cooking classes for students in the Portland, Oregon metro area with over five years of experience. Programs are offered in a variety of cooking levels and range from culinary tours, team building classes, and private groups. Classes for children and adults available where students can make ramen, dumplings, pasta sauces, baking, seafood, knife techniques, and the basic principles of cooking. An array of classes is featured and updated on their website. They have been featured on Good Day Oregon, TODAY.com, Thrillist, and much more.

Portland, OR 97227 (503) 512-0447

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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 (971) 772-8666

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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 (503) 515-1439

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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 (503) 619-5541

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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 (503) 281-8337

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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 (503) 317-2287

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