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Chef2Go

West Linn, OR 97068
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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.

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Class Cooking

Vancouver, WA 98663
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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.

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fuAsian

Portland, OR 97230
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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.

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4.5
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Napoli, That’s Amore

Portland, OR 97229
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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.

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Portland’s Culinary Workshop

Portland, OR 97227
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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.

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Priscilla’s Kitchen

Portland, OR 97232
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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.

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Ready, Set, Eat! Inc.

Portland, OR 97225
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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.

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Sweet Basil Thai Cusine

Portland, OR 97232
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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.

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Turnip The Heat Cooking School

Portland, OR 97218
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where did Gordon Ramsay learn to cook?

Gordon Ramsay earned a degree in hotel management from North Oxon Technical College, where he honed his cooking skills as a young man. Afterward, he gained his first industry experience at the restaurant Harvey's working under chef Marco Pierre White.

What should I wear to a cooking class?

When attending a cooking class, it's best to wear clothing that you won't mind getting dirty and that isn't too baggy or cumbersome. It's also a good idea to ask whether you'll be provided with an apron or if you should bring one from home. If you have long hair, be sure to tie it up.

Should I learn to cook?

Learning to cook may help you eat healthier and save money on groceries, as it lets you start with raw meats and vegetables rather than buying prepared foods or pre-made meals. Cooking can be a fun hobby, and it can give you opportunities to host family get togethers or entertain friends.

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