If you’re looking for a delicious food experience that you can recreate again and again, why not try a cooking class? Whether they’re in-person or online, these five options for cooking classes offered in Boston right now will be sure to elevate your kitchen skills to a whole new level.
1. Milk Street Cooking School
Founded by Christopher Kimball, Milk Street is a multimedia company exploring the best of New England cuisine. Through its magazine, podcasts, and online videos, Milk Street offers a complete education on how to cook like the pros. Milk Street Cooking School provides pre-recorded and live-streamed cooking classes that’ll teach you how to make 5-star dishes from around the world, such as Japanese fried chicken and chiles relleno. While the live stream classes range from $25 to $50, you can also enjoy many of Milk Street’s recipes on their YouTube channel for free.
2. The Sugar Connections Bakeshop
Need a sweet treat to compliment all the savory food you just learned to cook? Take a cake decorating class with Jelissa Lamboy of The Sugar Connections Bakeshop! The cake decorating classes teach “guests the fundamentals of decorating and immerse them in all things cake, while allowing them to get creative and learn a new skill. I truly believe in the power of presence and connection,” notes Lamboy.
Lamboy offers rotating cake events at locations in and around Boston! Upcoming workshops include:
- Jan 25: Campfire Cake Event @ Bully Boy Distillery
- Feb 3: Sweethearts & Scents Cake and Candle Making Workshop- Lit Vibes Braintree
- Feb 13: Galentine’s Day Heart Cake Event @ Sam Adams Brewery
3. Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
In addition to training aspiring chefs, the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts offers an extensive range of classes for cooks of all skill levels at their teaching facility. The chefs and instructors here offer hands-on learning at their professional-grade, fully-equipped kitchens. While they do offer technique classes for the pros, they also offer classes specifically for kids and teenagers too. Plus, their couples classes could be the perfect activity for your next date night!
4. Shiso Kitchen
Shiso Kitchen, founded by Chef Jessica Roy, offers informative cooking experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike most straightforward, no-frills kitchens, Shiso Kitchen offers a suave, dinner-party vibe inside its kitchen. Whether you’re looking to learn a new go-to meal or to just hang out with your friends in a foodie environment, Shiso is the perfect venue for a night of culinary experiences.
5. Asian Dumplings & Dim Sum Cooking Class
Skip takeout and learn how to make delicious Chinese dumplings yourself at this dumplings workshop. Hosted by Chef Rudy, a Cape Cod chef with over 15 years of experience in Boston’s food scene, you’ll learn how to make all your favorite dim sum treats using traditional Chinese ingredients and utensils. Once you’ve mastered the craft of dumplings, you can go on to host your own dumpling parties at home. Like all cooking classes, this is an experience that will continue to pay off for years to come!