With the holidays just around the corner, spend some time doing something you’re sure to enjoy: food! Make home cooking fun by taking a class tailored to give you the most delicious and educational experiences Houston has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, these 10 courses taught by chefs, restaurant owners, and experienced instructors are sure to improve your skills.
With so many culinary activities to choose from, there’s nothing stopping you from perfecting that delicious dish, drink or dessert you’re craving.
Whether you’re enjoying cooking classes with friends and family, or want to give cooking classes as gifts this holiday season, there’s no reason to be shy about saving!
Check out these popular cooking classes, rated over 4 (out of 5) and currently offering BIG discounts in and around Houston!
The best cooking classes in Houston
1. Cooking School in the Central Market
With an impressive variety, Central Market Cooking School is your one-stop shop for instruction in all types of food preparation. Their popular make and take classes range from decorating the gingerbread house to making tamale, and they also offer live online classes. Each lesson is a maximum of 2 hours and Covid-related restrictions apply.
Where: 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027
2. Cooking with a twist
Looking for creative soul food and southern recipes? Look no further than Cooking With a Twist, featured on ABC’s cooking-themed talk show The Chew. Chef Dee Dee is known for bringing a southern twist to traditional dishes as well as New Orleans-style wholesome dishes. Enrollment is in pairs, and all classes are BYOB. At the moment, Cooking With a Twist is offering a BIG discount on the Pasta Making Course at Cooking With a Twist. Get yours today before the slots run out!
Where: 13003 Murphy Road B-7, Stafford, TX 77477
3. The kitchen chick
The Kitchen Chick offers a range of classes that focus on different ingredients, techniques, and cuisines, but it’s their French-inspired baking classes that really stand out. If you love macarons and have always wondered how they’re made, or just want to learn how to glaze a cake properly, you’ve come to the right place at this great value culinary shop.
Where: 2402 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550
And now for a Houston favorite! UrbanCHEF has been around since 2005 and they have made a name for themselves with their classic, delicious dishes. Learn how to cook steak, lamb and risotto or Spanish paella from a officially trained chef and look forward to enjoying the fruits of your labor on the terrace. Unforgettable Date Night on Friday: done!
Where: Greenway Commons at 3651 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027
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5. Well Done Cooking Classes
Sometimes you have to go back to basics. Known for their basic cooking classes, Well Done Cooking Classes offers classes on everything from knife skills to Baking 101. They also offer professionally taught regular cooking classes, and if you have dietary restrictions or requirements, fear not: you can through vegetarian, no pork, and gluten-free cuisine on their website.
Where: 2811 Airline Dr. Suite 5, Houston, TX 77009
6. Cozy dining
If you’re looking to learn how to cook from around the world, Cozymeal has both the reputation and talent you’re looking for. Join Chef Jared for his popular Sushi 101 class or enroll with Chef Nancy to learn the secrets of adobo in Filipino cuisine. Classes are limited to 10 students each, allowing for maximum one-on-one time with the instructor. Expect to leave with very full bellies.
Where: 2929 Allen Pkwy Suite 200, Houston, TX 77019
7. Sur La table
French cuisine never goes out of style and Sur La Table knows it! Check out their baking classes, date night classes, and holiday traditions classes for excellent instruction in European flavors. Sur La Table is particularly praised for its desserts. So if you have a sweet tooth, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up some cooking skills while indulging in your love of crepes.
Where: 1996 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019 (River Oaks Mall)
8. Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
Our list wouldn’t be complete without Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, where the self-proclaimed Queen of Tex-Mex personally teaches classes on how to make north-of-the-border enchiladas, chili relleno, and South Texas Mexican breakfast favorites, to name a few. The courses are varied and engaging, and the learning is very hands-on. This is a great place to bring friends and family!
Where: 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077
9. Academy for Young Chefs
The Young Chef’s Academy is unique in that it caters specifically to young learners. With three different levels based on age and ability, this culinary hub is perfect for any junior chef who wants to take a one-to-one course or reserve a weekly course at a discounted rate (membership required). For added excitement, classes feature a different food theme each month.
Where: 14008 Memorial Drive, Suite E Houston, TX 77079
10. Lenotre Culinary Institute
Have you ever dreamed of going to a cooking school? How about passing your love of cooking on to your child? At the Culinary Institute Lenotre you can do both. Join a Saturday class from 9:30am to 1:00pm, coached by a professional chef and served with a glass of wine, or sign up for an amazing parent-child bonding experience where you share a Age-appropriate version of the same course (for children aged 7-14).
Where: 7070 Allensby Street Houston, TX 77022
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