The Best Cooking Classes to Take in Miami

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20 October 2017

Whether you’re looking to broaden your culinary horizons or simply learn a few new recipes for a hearty dinner, these top cooking classes in Miami will help sharpen your skills in the kitchen with a little fun and flavor.

The Naked Bite

You need not leave your kitchen for a private cooking class with The Naked Bite. Book a personal chef who curates your cooking lessons with a customized menu based on your needs along with suggesting useful, everyday tips. Perfect for 1 to 4 participants, the host does the all the shopping for you and brings the ingredients and recipes to you. Choose from plant-based recipes as well as paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free options. Cooking classes are $225, with 3-4 recipes in a 2-3 hour time frame.

Summer Rolls, Courtesy of The Naked Bite

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Teaching from her backyard’s Tiki hut, Ayesha offers Indian food recipes for dinner. Using local and organic ingredients, and plenty of Indian spices (with medicinal benefits), cooking lessons vary from vegetarian, vegan, chicken, seafood, beef or lamb classic Indian cuisine. Choose one of her 23 menu options; each class is $85 per person. There’s also an online class option for $39.99 if you don’t want to leave your house.

Courtesy of Ayesha's Kitchen

Cake Art Shop

Take your baking to the next level with a class at Cake Art Shop. Learn to bake and decorate professional-looking cakes and pastries. Flip through the course menu, which includes lessons in making French macarons, Genoise cake with raspberries and cream as well as water-coloring techniques for cakes. Courses run about 3-4 hours long and cost $70 per person. Cake Art also offers private classes customized to your preference.

Biltmore Culinary Academy

If you’re looking for a serious lesson in fancy cooking, book a class with the Biltmore Culinary Academy at the iconic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The class runs for $114 per person and is ideal for aspirational chefs of all levels. There’s also the Culinary Boot Camp, a three-day course that runs $450 a pop.

Courtesy of Biltmore Culinary Academy

The Real Food Academy

Though focused on recipes with mostly plant based superfoods, the academy’s lessons are of a huge variety. Delve into pasta making, soul food, Asian cuisine, a ceviche workshop and even lessons in knife skills. Your go-to for themed cooking classes, this is a one-stop shop. Plus, you can even book a free cooking class for your child during their birthday month. Cooking classes are spearheaded by established chef Maria T. Cummins and run $65 per person.

Courtesy of The Real Food Academy

Taste Buds Kitchen

Looking for a family bonding moment in the kitchen? Taste Buds Kitchen offers classes for kids and adults — $45 for kid(s) and family for 2 hours. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the unicorn cupcakes workshop or sprinkle doughnut workshop. Holiday-themed classes are also a must-try, like their year-round Gingerbread houses or the timely Spooky Haunted Houses, Valentine’s Day Love Snack and others. If you’re a single adult, book the fun BYOB class. You can whip up 3 to 4 recipes, bring your own drink and choose from a handful of menus, including the favorite, “Cooking with Wine.” Classes are $60 per person.

Courtesy of Taste Buds Kitchen

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