• Milestone – the seafood classes are excellent, as is just about everything there.

  • aria

    You can’t go wrong with Central Market. Look for the “basics” classes to start out.

  • Mary

    I took my beau to Sur La Table for his birthday-group classes for around $70. We had a great time, and learned how to make some fanastic dishes that I reused for Christmas dinner!

  • I second Central Market for basics. Also, Duo ( has classes for $65 and once a month they do a “chef’s night out” deal featuring a notable local chef and his or her signature dish.

  • I second Liz’s suggestion. I’ve heard some great things about Duo’s courses and make sure you get on their email list as they do quite a few specials including couples specials which will help with transition. Good luck!

  • Check out The Blissful Chef – clean, healthy, whole foods that are surprisingly flavorful. She does both hands-on and instructor-led classes.

    I would also second (or I guess third) the Central Market classes.

  • Rob

    Abacus Dirty Dozen Cooking Class – It’s expensive but well worth it since you get hands-on cooking class all afternoon and then you invite a guest to enjoy a four-course meal paired with wine –

  • I agree with Jon. I took a 6-week course at Milestone Culinary and loved it. It’s a bit pricey; classes tend to be around $100/hour, but the instructors are great, you learn a ton and you get to eat everything.
    I documented each of the six classes on my blog. Here’s the first:

  • You can’t beat the deals at the local community colleges. Collin College in Frisco has a very new, top-notch facility with excellent teachers. And classes are dirt cheap.

  • Annie

    You can take classes at Le Cordon Bleu. They occasionally have classes such as bread baking, sauce making, or knife skills that are open to the public and occur about one time per month on a weekend. You may call the school to inquire about them. They are taught by the chefs that teach the regular classes at the school.