If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, especially for those who seem to have it all, consider the gift of experience. In my opinion, it’s one of the most cherished and memorable gifts one can receive. And what better experience to gift than a cooking class? Cooking classes offer the opportunity to explore new flavors, techniques, and culinary traditions, making them a delightful present for anyone. By presenting a cooking class gift certificate, you’re allowing your loved ones to choose what they want to learn or perfect in the kitchen, making it a truly personalized and thoughtful gift.
This list introduces you to some of the finest cooking schools that offer a wide range of courses. Whether you have friends or family who aspire to be the next MasterChef or those who simply want to refine their cooking skills, you’ll find the perfect class for them. From virtual classes to in-person instruction, these schools have something for everyone.
Each option on this list is unique, catering to diverse tastes and preferences, ensuring your gift is well-received. From traditional culinary skills to specialized baking and pastry classes, these cooking schools offer a variety of options that will excite and inspire your loved ones.
1. America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School
2. Ballymaloe Cookery School
3. Cook’n With Class
Two years ago I found Craftsy classes and was excited to try these new classes. I love that they offer so many classes for you to take that I don’t think anyone would ever get bored with the content. The cooking classes all have downloadable recipes that you can keep for future use. A yearly membership is $97. Click here to read my full review of the classes.
5. Food Network Kitchen
6. Le Cordon Bleu
7. Lets Eat The World
9. Molly J Wilk Pastry
10. Sur La Table
11. The Chef & The Dish
The Chef & The Dish offers private and group virtual cooking classes. Once you book a class they have a kitchen assistant contact you to make sure you have everything you need for the class. At class time the Chef video calls you and you have your lesson. You can learn how to make pasta from a Chef in Italy to Chicken Paella from a Chef in Spain. Classes start at $79 for the group virtual classes. They also offer some class pass options with multiple classes over a period of time. All of their classes are a great gift for a date night.
12. The Dusty Knuckle Bakery School
The Dusty Knuckle is a bakery and cafe located in London, England. They work to utilize their busy operations to help at-risk youth take forward steps in their lives with on-the-job training and mentorship. The bakery school they run offers classes in pasta making, bread making and more. Classes start at £76 (approx. $93).
13. Traveling Spoon
So, whether you’re shopping for a seasoned foodie, a passionate home chef, or someone who’s just starting their culinary journey, a cooking class gift will provide them with the knowledge and skills to whip up delicious dishes with confidence. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to bond with loved ones over the joy of cooking. Your gift is sure to be a recipe for success and unforgettable memories shared in the kitchen.