(Closed) Has anyone taken cooking classes before?

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m interested in trying some after I get married! I love to cook, too… can’t wait to hear some suggestions!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

that sounds so fun, i’d love to take some!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Outside a rustic b&b in Big Bear Lake

I’m no help but my mom bought Mr. Espresso and I a gift card to go take cooking classes for our Anniversary and I can’t wait to go! She’s taken a couple and said they are tons of fun… plus you get to eat the meal afterwards! I’m scheduling one for us next month- now I just have to figure out which class to take! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I took “Tech 1” (Techniques of Fine Cooking 1) at the Institute for Culinary Education in NYC, and it was SO worth it. It completely changed the way I think about cooking, and gave me tools that help my cooking skills across the board. I highly recommend it. The people in the class who had taken the one-session classes felt strongly that in other classes they had learned *recipes* as opposed to building skills, learning concepts, etc.

My class was 5 hours a day for 5 days – we spent the first hour talking through the day’s menu & going over the concepts, about 3 hours cooking, and an hour eating what we’d cooked. I recommend taking it with Richard Ruben – my class had different instructors on different days, and Richard was the very best. I disrecommend taking it with Loren, we had him on the last day, and he was a very good cook, but not a very good teacher.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

ahhh i love cooking as well! i want to specifically take a sushi making class! worcesterbride, that sounds like an AWESOME class experience that you had!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

galactic – there’s a great place (and of course I forgot the name) that I went to upsate that just off the Metro North that’s soooo much fun! i went with a group of girls once and had a FABULOUS time! i’ll track down the recipe sheet and and send you the name a little later. there are tons of places around the city to do it too. even if you consider yourself a good cook, you can always pick up a few tips and tricks!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No, but I’d love to! One Kroger near me and Harry’s (Whole Foods) offer classes. I really need to check them out.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

No but it sounds like fun. I do know that alot of community colleges and parks and recreation depts offer them through their catalogs. You might want to browse through there and see what catches your eye.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’ve been wanting to take a pastry baking class put on by a local bakery, but I just haven’t had the time.  I love baking, but haven’t done much pastry, so I thought it would be cool.  My other sort of cooking related class that I want to take is a cake decorating class.

I know a lot of large kitchen stores, restaurant supply stories, culinary schools or restaurants sometimes have cooking classes.  My sister has taken a couple–a Paella class and a Pad Thai class.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went to culinary school, so I have had LOTS of cooking classes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went to Nothing To It cooking school in Reno and had a blast. I took a series of classes on techniques, similar to Worcesterbrides experience, and loved it.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am going to give myself a class for my birthday – I am the type of person who can burn water… thank goodness Fiance is an amazing cook ๐Ÿ˜€  I know that the cooking store, Sur La Table offers cooking classes.  I can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€  Good luck!!

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