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Best Cooking Teachers in Seattle
2021

Why These Cooking Teachers?

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

Fire and Earth Kitchen

Founded by Renee Press, a self-taught chef, Fire and Earth Kitchen specializes in bringing gluten-free and vegan cooking to life since 2011. Renee and her husband Nicholas focus on bringing her passion for creating vegan meals and simplified recipes during cooking classes and as a personal chef to the Seattle area. Both originally from the East Coast, Nick and Renee are also artists that love traveling the world and are inspired by international flavors based on their adventures abroad. Their recipes are developed with a broad range of people in mind that include seasoned chefs, newbies, people with food allergies, seasoned vegans, passionate meat eaters, and more. Classes can be held for public groups, private lessons, and for corporate client groups.

Seattle, WA 98107

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Honest to Goodness Personal Chef Services

Run by a team of Seattle-based personal chefs, Honest to Goodness specializes in personal chef services and cooking classes. Founded in 2012 by Laura, the company serves the Eastside and Greater Seattle areas. Classes are interactive or demonstration-based depending on the even clients would like to hold. Classes are also completely customizable and are recommended for 12 people or less. Some of their cooking classes are available online. Laura is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives, holds the Certified Professional Catering Executive designation in 2008, holds the Best Catered Event of the Year Award in 2009, and has served as the President of the Greater Seattle area chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives.

Seattle, WA 98146

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NuCulinary

Specializing in bringing a balance of food, nutrition, fun, and history to each class, NuCulinary fuses modern approaches to cooking with traditional sensibilities. Founder and President Naomi Kakiuchi is an expert in Asian culture and cuisine, is a registered dietician, produced the Art of Sushi DVD’s, and is a contributing author to The American Dietetic Association Cooking Across America Cookbook. They teach a variety of Asian cuisines and specialties from regions that include Asian, Pan-Asian Northwest, Philippine, Korean-Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, and Malaysian. Their mission focuses on integrating food into daily life to sustain ritual and culture, feature delicious and nourishing ways to prepare and enjoy food, and educate on the benefits of food for pleasure and wellness. The company offers classes for team building events, wellness workshops, cooking parties, chef demos, and more.

Seattle, WA 98136

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Paris Eastside

Made famous for the French macarons classes, Paris Eastside is owned and founded by Muriel-Marguerite, a native of France that grew up in Paris. Originally established in Paris in 2003, the company is located in Seattle since 2009 and holds classes in Woodinville or Bellevue. Other classes include team building activities, elegant French fare, group classes, and private cooking classes, main courses, starters, and more.

Seattle, WA 98004

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Spice Route

Specializing in cuisine from the Southern states of India, Spice Route was founded by Mr. Thanu after moving to the United States and noticing a lack of dining options in the area during the 1990’s. The restaurant is one of five Indian restaurants in the area that serve Southern Indian cuisine. Their vegan Indian cooking classes are held in Bellevue and feature dishes rooted in age-old culinary traditions.

Bellevue, WA 98007

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thyme to Nourish

A mobile company designed to come to each customer in the Seattle area, {thyme to Nourish} is a food cooking educator and chef services company. Founded by lead chef and instructor Rachel Duboff, the focus of each class is to bring joy and health into people’s lives through food. Rachel is trained in nutrition and culinary arts and is an instructor for PCC Cooks throughout the Puget Sound area. She is a member of the Personal Chefs Cooperative, the President of the Puget Sound Personal Chefs Association, and a member of Slow Food International.

Seattle, WA 98103

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