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Whipping up Some Goodness: Cooking Classes in Indianapolis


The long summer months are great time work on your hobbies; and what better way than classes and what better skill than cooking? There are no shortage of places to get cooking lessons around the city, be they refresher courses or specialized courses on a particular kind of food. A few cooking lessons and suddenly you’re charming sweetheart on a whole new level, introducing the kids to a side of vegetables they never knew they loved, or just fanning the flames of your own culinary ardor.

So whether you know nothing about the kitchen and are looking for a beginner course or just looking for a few extra tips and tricks around the stove, Indianapolis has the places for you. So get out of the heat of the sun and into the heat of the kitchen because here’s some of the best cooking courses from around the city.

Indy’s Kitchen

With a broad range of classes on cuisines as varied as Thai to Seafood, from salads to spices, these classes with outstanding Indy chef Dwight Simmons is sure to delight. Ranging in price from $65 - $125, an evening full of memories to savor are in store!

Nestle Inn

The Nestle Inn Bed and Breakfast is a great place for cooking lessons if you’re looking for a relaxed feel and a light atmosphere. Lessons are held twice a month and are taught by two graduates of the The Chef’s Academy, Chefs Meija and Lauren Day, as well as a wine and beer expert from the Indy Star, Robert Scheer. The lessons focus on different aspects of cooking and kitchen skills each time with lessons ranging from knife skills and homemade pasta to making dog treats and canine birthday cakes. It’s definitely an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Grill Master

Looking to get down and dirty on the grill? Then Chef JJ’s Back Yard has the perfect cooking course for you. Chef JJ Boston shows attendees how to grill all kinds of food be it steaks, ribs, burgers or wings. He takes students on a food journey from meat preparation, learning various grilling techniques as well finally chowing down and eating all your delicious hard work. Chef JJ’s only uses fresh, local meat and each lessons includes beer tastings and non-alcoholic beverages.

Sweet Delights

If you just can’t deny your sweet tooth nibbling on sugary snack, why not learn to make them at home by taking lessons at Circle City Sweets? Not only are dessert lessons such as learning how to make delicate macaroons, chocolates, and pastries offered, but there are plenty of other great tips and tricks that you can pick up from the course. Circle City Sweets also offer knife skills and sharpening workshops as well as how to make soups and seasonal cakes.

This summer, give Netflix a rest and head out to become a Masterchef on your own.

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