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With the holidays right around the corner, spend some quality time on something sure to bring you joy: food! Make home cooking fun by taking a class tailored to bringing you the most delicious and educational experiences Houston has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, these 10 classes taught by chefs, restaurant-owners, and expert instructors are sure to level up your skills.

With so many culinary activities to choose from, there’s nothing holding you back from perfecting that tasty dish, beverage, or dessert you’ve been craving.

Top Pick – Get BIG Discounts on Cooking Classes in Houston

Cooking Classes in Houston: 10 Best Culinary Lessons

Whether you are looking to enjoy cooking lessons with friends and family, or wanting to gift cooking lessons this holiday season, there is no reason to shy away from saving some money!

Check out these popular cooking classes rated over 4 (out of 5) that are currently offering BIG discounts in and near the Houston area

Best Cooking Classes in Houston

1. Central Market Cooking School

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With impressive variety, Central Market Cooking School is your one-stop shop for instruction in all sorts of food preparation. Their popular Make & Take classes range from gingerbread house decorating to tamale-making, and they offer live, online classes as well. Each class is 2 hours maximum and covid-related restrictions apply.
Where: 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027

2. Cooking With a Twist

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Looking for creative soul food and southern recipes? Look no further than Cooking With a Twist, which has been featured on ABC’s cooking-themed talk show “The Chew.” Chef Dee Dee is known for adding a southern kick to traditional dishes as well as full-fledged New Orleans-style courses. Registration is by pair, and all classes are BYOB. Right now Cooking With a Twist is offering a BIG Discount on Pasta Making Class at Cooking With a Twist. Get yours today before slots run out! 
Where: 13003 Murphy Rd B-7, Stafford, TX 77477

3. The Kitchen Chick

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The Kitchen Chick offers a range of classes centered around different ingredients, techniques, and cuisines, but it’s their French-inspired baking courses that really stand out. If you love macarons and always wondered how they’re prepared, or just want to learn the proper way to frost a cake, look no further than this budget-friendly culinary shop. 
Where: 2402 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550

4. UrbanCHEF

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And now for a Houston favorite! UrbanCHEF has been around since 2005, and they’ve made a name for themselves with their classic, mouth-watering dishes. Learn how to make steak, lamb and risotto, or Spanish paella with a formally-trained chef, and look forward to enjoying the fruits of your labor out on the patio. Unforgettable Friday date night: achieved!
Where: Greenway Commons at 3651 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027

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5. Well Done Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes in Houston: 10 Best Culinary Lessons

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Sometimes you have to go back to the basics. Renowned for their cooking fundamentals courses, Well Done Cooking Classes has courses 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 filter through vegetarian, no pork, and gluten-free cuisine on their website. 
Where: 8207B Long Point Rd, Houston, Texas 77055.

6. Cozymeal

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If you’re interested in learning how to make dishes from around the world, Cozymeal has both the reputation and the talent you’re looking for. Join Chef Jared for his popular Sushi 101 class, or sign up with Chef Nancy to learn the secrets of adobo in Filipino cooking. 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

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French cooking never goes out of style, and Sur La Table knows it! Check out their baking classes, date night classes, and holiday tradition courses for excellent instruction in European flavors. Sur La Table is especially praised for their desserts, so if you have a sweet tooth, here’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some skills in the kitchen while indulging in your love of crêpes.
Where: 1996 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019 (River Oaks Shopping Center)

8. Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen

Cooking Classes in Houston: 10 Best Culinary Lessons

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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-style enchiladas, chili relleno, and south Texas Mexican breakfast favorites, to name just a few. The courses are varied and crowd-pleasing, 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. Young Chef’s Academy

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Young Chef’s Academy is unique in catering specifically to young learners. With three different levels based on age and skill, this culinary center is perfect for any junior chef hoping to take an individual class or make a weekly class reservation at a discounted rate (membership required). For added excitement, each month’s classes feature a different food theme.
Where: 14008 Memorial Drive, Suite E Houston, TX 77079

10. Culinary Institute Lenotre

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Did you ever dream of going to culinary school? What about passing your love of cooking down to your child? At Culinary Institute Lenotre you can do both. Take a 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday class coached by a professional chef and served with a glass of wine, or sign up for an amazing parent-child bonding experience, where you take an age-appropriate version of the same class together (for children 7-14 years old). 
Where: 7070 Allensby Street Houston, TX 77022


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