Summer is a great time to find unique activities to do indoors to stay out of the heat. Why not turn the oven off at your house and take some cooking classes with friends or family?
Whether you are a complete novice in the kitchen or you’ve been cooking for years, there is always room for improvement. Even the finest chefs constantly improve their skills. Cooking classes can also broaden your culinary horizons by introducing you to new cuisines.
Check out some of these fun options not far from home.
ARIZONA CULINARY INSTITUTE
Go big by getting a diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking, and Restaurant Management, or get a certificate in Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry. The Arizona Culinary Institute offers a small group setting in a comfortable environment. The hands-on learning experience provides far more success than classroom or online formats.
CLASSIC COOKING ACADEMY
Whether you are a knife-shy beginner or want to expand your home-cooking skills, look no further. The Classic Cooking Academy guides you through single cooking classes that focus on a variety of skills. Learn techniques rather than just reading a recipe and become the master of your kitchen. They also offer kids and teens camps each year.
SWEET BASIL COOKING SCHOOL
Sweet Basil is Scottsdale’s premier gourmet store, cooking school, and market café all in one. Knowing how to cook is more than just surviving. It is a means to make us whole, healthy, and happy. Take a hands-on cooking class under the guidance of a professionally trained chef and instructors.
CUISINE BY CELINE
Learn brand-new skills or hone existing ones. Become a better cook at home or find a new twist on an old recipe. A professional chef will oversee your entire experience while you do the cooking. They can accommodate all kinds of diets.
SUR LA TABLE
Build your skills and develop your cooking confidence with comprehensive, multi-session courses. Or sign-up for single classes to focus on a single technique or dish. You can even take an online cooking class where you invite Sur La Table’s chefs into your kitchen through live, online sessions.