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Cooking Classes in Houston Texas?

almac1991 Jan 6, 2010 12:12 PM

Does anyone know where they offer cooking classes in Houston??

I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you!

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    LCherry Aug 15, 2010 05:02 AM

    The cheapest cooking classes in Houston are offered at the Fiesta out in Willowbrook and at the HEB superstore on I10 at Bunker Hill. Their usual charge is $35, while CM or Sur la Table classes can be pricy ($60-$80). I haven't been to any yet at HEB (I am told they are taught by an in house chef). The ones at Fiesta are kind of a mixed bag, some very good. The only problem with that location is that it's a war to get there during rush hour.

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    1. re: LCherry
      dimsumgirl Aug 15, 2010 07:21 PM

      I've been looking for cooking classes for when we visit in November. Also it looks like Phoenixia foods is a great place to pick up food souveneirs from our visit.

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      b2lawrence Jan 28, 2010 10:44 AM

      Check the Wednesday edition of the Houston Chronicle - Food Section. They frequently have upcoming cooking classes identified.

      1. DaTulip Jan 28, 2010 08:14 AM

        There are some good classes (various types of cuisine) through Leisure Learning too.

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          wpaver Jan 10, 2010 06:12 PM

          Have you checked Hubbell and Hudson in The Woodlands? I just discovered this place a few months ago. It's an upscale market, with an upstairs area that has cooking classes. I was only visiting, and didn't register earlier for the cooking class, but it looked great! The Hubbell and Hudson website will take you to the "Viking Cooking School" link. Have fun!

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            Cheflambo Jan 25, 2010 03:02 PM

            Sur La Table on West Gray also offers cooking classes. (their "Knife Skills" class was a revelation, and they give class attendees 10% off anything in the store on the night of the class. )


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              LCherry Aug 15, 2010 05:05 AM

              For anyone who has never taken a knife skills class, I would really recommend taking one here or at Central Market. Even if, like me, you have been cooking your whole life and don't think you have anything to learn in that area, trust me, you are wrong. I was blown away at some of the things I learned.

            2. re: wpaver
              mjust Jan 31, 2010 11:28 AM

              My family has taken several classes at the Viking Cooking School near Philadelphia and have always had a really great time. I have never been, and I don't know how similar the classes are across locations, but they have enjoyed it (and none are novice cooks, so I assume it was fairly informative).

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              EdLagniappe Jan 9, 2010 03:29 PM

              www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ they list cooking classes ... just find the store nearest you & see if they have any.

              I was also gonna recommend Central Market, but I got beat to the punch.

              I'm also sure that Spec's has had classes ... or had notices of classes ... not seeing notices on their site at this time but checking w/ the Smith Street Spec's is an option

              Then there's also Leisure Learning Unlimited ... just find their printed pamphlet to see what classes are current ... or check out their website: www.llu.com

              And then you could google: houston cooking classes ... and find a shitload more

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                diamondbindhi Jan 8, 2010 11:09 PM


                Lots of fun!

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                  chickstein Jan 6, 2010 01:44 PM

                  Central Market has some great cooking classes.

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                  1. re: chickstein
                    53latour Jan 20, 2010 11:36 AM

                    Chickstein, I think I might know you. Does the New Mexico Wine Patrol mean anything to you?

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