Spice Up Your Meals with these San Diego Cooking Classes

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Are you looking to improve your cooking skills, or simply want to pick up a new hobby? Taking a class at one of San Diego’s local culinary schools offer these exact experiences, with all sorts of variations and opportunities for you to learn new things and practice new twists on old recipes. Cooking is a skill that never goes to waste, so check out one of these classes we found for you to try.

Hipcooks San Diego

Join the chefs at Hipcooks in their urban kitchen in North Park for a class full of fresh flavors and new friends. Whether you’re an expert or novice, you’re welcome in class, to play and experiment with food. Measuring instruments are banned in these classes, so the reigns are completely handed over to you and the creative cook in you. At the end of class, everyone enjoys the food they prepared, along with a wine tasting while you eat. You’ll truly feel hip in your own kitchen after a class with Hipcooks. Classes are priced at $70 and include all the amenities listed above. Participants must be 21+.


The options you have to choose from in a class at Cozymeal seem endless. Whether a class is offered in the home of a chef or in an event space downtown, you’re sure to learn all the ins and outs of whatever meal you decide. Meal ideas range from Italian, Californian, sushi, Mediterranean, desserts, and so much more. Prices of classes depend on what you decide to make and which chef is offering it, with the lower end of pricing being at $54. If you have eclectic taste and want to put it to work in your kitchen, a class with Cozymeal is perfect for you.

Harvard Cookin’ Girl

Head to La Jolla for a unique and personal cooking experience with Bibi Kasrai, a Persian chef who gave up pursuing an MBA at Harvard to teach healthy and fun cooking habits with the community. She started out offering an after-school program for kids but was soon encouraged by parents to share her secrets of fast, healthy, and exciting food. Whether you go to Kasrai’s cooking studio for date night, open event night, birthday party or corporate event, you’ll prepare an amazing three or four-course meal, and go home with recipes for your own kitchen. Cooking courses start at $70.


As the name suggests, Veg-Appeal classes want you to realize the benefits of cooking and eating healthy. If you’re looking to completely revamp your eating habits, Tracy Childs, the founder of Veg-Appeal, will be with you step-by-step in beginning this often difficult process. She offers cooking courses both online and in-person south of La Mesa, as well as seminar-type classes that provide you with great knowledge on how to be healthier. For $100 Tracy will walk you through recipes that you choose together, including the initial meal preparation.

Artful Chefs

Great food is art to Artful Chefs, and their expert staff is dedicated to teaching you how to bring art to your kitchen. They provide you with a 5-star, gourmet cooking experience with recipes like “Mexican Fiesta Class,” “Pastry Class,” and so much more that can be brought right to your home! Other services include Bridal Events, where you can prepare and entertain guests with food perfect for a wedding event, as well as team building events for a corporate group. Prices vary based on class, so visit their website to call and book a session.

We hope you take advantage of one of these amazing opportunities and start to turn your kitchen into a gourmet restaurant!

Drew has lived in San Diego going on two years, and can't imagine living anywhere else. She loves the city's beaches, food, and shows. You can contact her at [email protected].

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