Fun Florida Cooking Classes

By: Kara Chalmers

ADD TO FAVORITES

Recently, I experienced "Reality Cooking" at Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura (unfortunately, the restaurant will be closing, which means this cooking experience will no longer be available. For more details on the closing, you can click www.chefallens.com).

So below I have compiled a list of restaurants, resorts and schools in Florida offering cooking classes for visitors. This isn’t a comprehensive list, and I’m sure I will be adding to it, so please feel free to let me know if you think there’s a place not listed that should be.

Also, since summer is approaching, some of the following are not offering classes right now, but plan to in the fall, so if you’re interested, call or click the links provided to find out more.  

3030 Ocean Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale: 954-765-3129, www.3030ocean.com/pdf/cookingschool.pdf

The Good Life, Naples: 800-846-254, www.goodlifenaples.com

The Viking Cooking School, Destin (plus one opening soon in Lakewood Ranch near Sarasota): 850-650-9092, www.vikingrange.com

The Biltmore Culinary Academy, Coral Gables: 305-913-3131, www.biltmorehotel.com/bca/index.php

Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures (Greek cooking classes presented by the City of Tarpon Springs): 727-942-5605, tarponarts.org/greek-arts

Euphemia Haye, Longboat Key: 941-383-3633, www.euphemiahaye.com/employment/default.aspx

Le Bistro Restaurant, Lighthouse Point, 954 946-9240, www.lebistrorestaurant.com/classes.html

Soma Diner, Bradenton: 941-748-0002, www.somadiner.com

Salt Cooking School at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: 904-277-1100, details here

Chef’s Choice Classes at Johnson & Wales University, North Miami: 800-DIAL-JWU, details here

Chef John's Creative Culinary Services, Dunedin: 727-433-1889, www.foodies-r.us

Darrel and Oliver's Café Maxx, Pompano Beach: 954-782-0606, www.cafemaxx.com

Massimo’s, Palm Harbor: 727-784-1881, details here

Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School, Fort Lauderdale: 954-563-2700, www.chefjeanpierre.com

Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami: 305-913-8288, www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/dining/azul/

The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami: 305-644-4680, www.ritzcarlton.com/CoconutGrove

One Ocean Resort, Atlantic Beach: 904-249-7402, www.oneoceanresort.com

Publix Apron’s Cooking School, with locations in Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Plantation, Sarasota, Tallahassee and Tampa:  www.publix.com/aprons/schools/CookingSchools.do

Whole Foods, cooking classes at locations throughout the state: wholefoodsmarket.com

Also, check out this story I once wrote about dining at Florida’s culinary academies.

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 Darris.Enoex
Darris.Enoex November 10, 2013 5:36 PM
I will be in Orlando from 12/6/2013 to 12/12/2013 and I'd like to take a 1 day class while there. Can you refer me to a few .?Thank You.
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