UPDATED APRIL 2021
Whether you’re looking for a girls’ night out, a date night, a birthday, or something else altogether, cooking classes can be a super fun activity for groups of various sizes! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to cook AND eat, right here in Dallas.
Your experience at The Cookery begins with a complimentary beverage and appetizers, and ends with a family-style dinner! So what happens in between? After being outfitted in your apron, an engaging culinary instructor will lead you and your group through the creation of a four-course dinner. The Cookery tries to use locally-sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible and places an emphasis on international, regional, and seasonal cuisine. The entire creation and consumption typically lasts around three hours. You can sign up on your own, with friends, or book a private event! Most of their classes are $105.
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SUR LA TABLE
If you want some options to choose from, Sur la Table has so many! They have kids’ classes and camps, as well as adult classes varying from date night on the coast of Italy, to handcrafted pizzas, to sushi. Prices vary from $59/class to $79/class, and 5-day kids’ classes range from $199 to $149. They offer classes seven days a week at a variety of different times of day, so there’s hope for those of you who work atypical schedules!
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Cozymeal offers a variety of culinary experiences: they offer cooking classes, food tours, and culinary team-building events. They pair local consumers and companies with some of the best chefs in Dallas! The chefs come from an array of culinary backgrounds; some are caterers, some are private chefs, and some have worked in restaurants. One of the unique things about Cozymeal is that, while you can still go somewhere else to take a cooking class, you can also choose to have the class taught right in your home!
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DALLAS CHOCOLATE CLASSES
The tagline for Dallas Chocolate Classes is “Fun lessons and experiences in chocolate -- for all levels.” The man behind the company, Zachary Townsend, wants to excite and educate people about the world of chocolate! They offer fun and informal baking and chocolate lessons, in addition to chocolate social events. You can enjoy your chocolate class as a date night, a group class, or a private lesson. Pricing varies depending on the number of people, but the classes are typically $125 per person.
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Voted “One of the Four Best Places to Take a Cooking Class” by Guide Live, Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts definitely has something for everyone! Chef Tre and a qualified chef will lead the class through preparing and plating a 3-course meal in groups of three. You may bring your own wine for the meal as well! The classes are for kids or adults, and average around 12 people per class. All ingredients, recipes, and tools are provided. In addition to group classes, Tre Wilcox also offers couples’ classes and demonstration classes. Chef Tre’s classes are around $150 per person.
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From Instant Pot cheesecake to knife skills workshops, Williams-Sonoma offers classes for beginners and sous chefs alike! Prices vary as well; some classes start as low as $30 per person, and others are closer to $175 per person. However, with your price of admission comes a 10% discount on anything in store when you attend an event. They also offer free demonstration classes, so make sure to check the calendar carefully! Not in the mood to do actual cooking? Check out the Williams-Sonoma Cookbook Club!
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If you’re like most people on the planet, you can’t get enough cheese! With more than 30 seats available for most of their classes, Scardello’s classes are a great option for a cheese-loving (or wine-loving) group of any size. Their classes include “Virtual Rosé and Cheese,” “Virtual How to Pair Wine and Cheese,” “Virtual Chocolate and Cheese,” and many more! Sign up, pick up your materials at Scardello and then stream your class! The price per person ranges from $30-$40.
Any Dallasite who loves food knows about Central Market's selection of produce, cheeses, wines, and so much more! So it only makes sense that they also offer cooking classes. You can learn how to make almost anything from empanadas & pierogis to chocolate truffles & French macaron! If you can think of it, there is probably a class available! Each class is taught by Central Market's cooking school instructors & prices start at $30.
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