Cooking, like any other skill, requires practice. Becoming an adequate home cook can be as daunting as any endeavor, but taking a few cooking classes will have you preparing meals like a professional in no time. With its close proximity to many of the best chefs in the country and a vibrant foodie scene, there are few better places to take cooking classes than Maryland. Here are our 7 favorites.
No Thyme to Cook doesn’t just have a witty name, they have private classes, personal chef services, couple cooking classes, and kid’s classes. They have classes every week with different focuses: The Junior Chef Series focuses on food that kids would like, whereas learning to make fresh pasta could be the perfect date night.
Founded in 2005, the Kitchen Studio in Frederick, Maryland, offers “public and private cooking classes, corporate culinary team-building events, birthday parties for kids and adults, and after-school and summer cooking camps for kids and teens.” With so many different types of classes, visitors are sure to find something regardless of their current cooking level.
Baltimore Chef Shop provides classes for all skill levels, children, and adults alike. They offer cooking parties and team-building classes. Check out their calendar online for up-to-date cooking class offerings and private class information.
Learn to cook with the chef whose crab cake has been called the “Best in Baltimore” by Baltimore Magazine. Chef Ben Tehranian opens up his kitchens to up to nine students at a time to learn hands-on skills. Sign up on his website.
Little Bitts is a confectionary supply shop in Wheaton, Maryland. In addition to tons of delicious confectionary options, they offer unique cooking classes that teach you how to make some of their favorite confections. Sign up to learn how to make cake pops, decorate cakes with fondant, and more.
Simple Well Being is focused on teaching students how to use natural food for an overall healthier lifestyle. They offer catering, detox programs, and cooking classes. Themes include “Raw Foods for Busy People,” “Meatless Mondays,” “Splendid Soups,” and more.
Chocotenango, just 20 minutes outside of College Park, Maryland, offers a unique cooking class experience. Learn how to make classes with two and three-hour options, along with a bean-to-bar intensive, five-hour class.