Top 20 Cooking Classes in Boston

In partnership with our love for food, we also enjoy cooking classes in Boston. It's a fun thing to do in Boston and a fun date night or couples activity as well. In the areas where we tour, including Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, Lowell, and Northampton, there are a variety of classes offered. Here's our top 20 cooking classes that we've taken and really enjoyed:
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Try these cooking classes in Boston, and you won’t be disappointed!

1

Mamaleh’s Babka Making Class

On our Kendall Square Cambridge Food and Mural Arts Tour, we meet at Mamaleh’s jewish deli and sample some of their incredible rugelach which is a sweet baked good. They don’t always have their delicious babka available, but we were lucky enough to take their Babka making class. For us, cinnamon is not the “lesser babka” but they did allow us to make both chocolate and cinnamon varieties to eat and take home. Mmm, I’m still salivating!

Website
Address: 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
Difficulty Level: Easy

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2

Over the Spoon at Lowell’s Mill No 5

Chef Kelsey at Over the Spoon is a delight, and she’s serving up some delicious and fun classes with a focus on technique. Classes are small and have personalized attention with lots of food to enjoy at the end. Try her pasta class or one that uses seasonal ingredients. You can find them in Lowell Mill No 5, and you’ll meet them on our tour!

Website
Address: 150 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

3

Somerville Art Council’s Nibble Classes

The best way to learn to cook a delicious cuisine is from someone who makes a homemade version. We were excited to try a Somali Home Cooking Class through Nibble (here’s more details about our experience), and now with their recent move to Somerville’s Bow Market in Union Square which we visit on our Union Square Food Tour, there’s going to be a lot more to come!

Website
Address: 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

4

Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Ploy’s Kitchen

CCAE offers all kinds of awesome cooking classes inside a historic yellow home on Brattle Street that we pass by on our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour. We had a great pleasure taking a class with Ploy who heads up their cooking school, and we learned all about Crepes Around the World, even Japanese inspired crepes with chocolate, strawberries, and homemade whipped cream.

Website
Address: 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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5

Swissbaker’s Bread Making Classes

On our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour, we’ve been lucky enough to work with co-Founder Tom at Swissbakers who originally comes from Switzerland and really understands Swiss chocolate and baking. In Allston, an area of Boston right outside of Harvard Square, they have a huge baking kitchen where they offer classes about everything from pretzels to rolls. We also hear that Tatte Bakery in Harvard Square is going to start offering baking classes as well.

Website
Address: 168 Western Avenue, Boston, MA
Difficulty Level: Easy

 

6

ArtEpicure Cooking School

Long running culinary school ArtEpicure in Somerville started by Chef Mark is located steps from Union Square where we have our Union Square Somerville Food and Mural Arts Tour. This award-winning cooking school plans a sophisticated menu that’s a popular special date night activity among area couples.

Website
Address: 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA
Difficulty Level: Advanced

 

7

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

On our Davis Square Food Tour, we stop at Spindler Confections which is headed by Jeremy Spindler who attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. This prestigious chef’s school has a strong calendar of cooking classes for those looking to perfect their techniques. When we attended an evening class, it was quite intense with couples breaking off to tackle various parts of a gourmet meal over the course of 4 hours.

Website
Address: 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Difficulty Level: Advanced

 

8

Boston Public Market’s Kitchen

Boston Public Market which is near Haymarket and City Hall Plaza is home to a variety of vendors including our favorites Q’s Nuts and Taza Chocolate. In their shared kitchen space appropriately called Kitchen they offer a range of classes for every age. Check their website to find out which class is right for you.

Website
Address: 100 Hanover Street, Boston
Difficulty Level: Varies

 

9

Sur La Table in Copley Place

At Sur La Table stores across the country there’s often a full kitchen. The best part of the class is they give 20% off to their attendees to use the day of the class. We took a Baking Pies course here in Boston and really enjoyed ourselves as the tools and ovens we use are top notch and high quality.

Website
Address: Copley Place, Boston, MA
Difficulty Level: Easy

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10

Sticky Bun Baking by Flour Bakery

On our Harvard Square Food Tours on Sundays, we are lucky enough to visit Flour Bakery for their famous sticky buns. Try as we might, we’ve never been able to replicate these incredible delights. For a high price, they’ll let you in on all of their secrets from kneading the brioche dough to caramelizing the syrup on top. It’s an experience you’ll be sure to never forget!

Website
Address: Breadcenter at 1 Design Center Place, Boston, MA
Difficulty Level: Advanced

11

Formaggio Kitchen

Right outside of Harvard Square in nearby Huron Village in Cambridge is the original Formaggio Kitchen, which is complete with an underground cheese cave where they age their cheeses. We were lucky to take a Cheese Tasting class at this location and learn all about pairings with crackers, jams, meats, and other items. It’s quite an experience to take it all in.

Website
Address: 244 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

12

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Cooking School

From America’s Test Kitchen to Milk Street, Christopher Kimball has made a name for himself in Boston’s culinary food scene. His classes are exacting and focused on technique, and they’re on the higher end of the price spectrum. Check out their website to learn more.

Website
Address: 177 Milk Street, Boston, MA
Difficulty Level: Advanced

 

13

Shiso Kitchen

Shiso Kitchen in Somerville was started by chef Jessica Roy who attended Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. She offers small group classes in varied cuisines in her private commercial space, from asian bao to mexican street tacos.

Website
Address: 374 Washington Street, Somerville, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

14

Sofra Bakery and Cafe

Anna Sortun is a local powerhouse in the area with restaurants Sofra, Sarma, and Oleana at the top of the list for many area foodies. Did you know Sofra offers cooking classes themselves, often taught by Sortun? These classes are expensive, over $125 per guest, but you can be assured to gain a lot of knowledge.

Website
Address: 1 Belmont Street, Cambridge, MA
Difficulty Level: Varies

 

15

Helen’s Kitchen Cooking School

Chef Helen Rennie offers cooking classes in her home in Natick, MA which are fun for individuals and couples alike. Her courses are designed to help you gain confidence in making your favorite foods from pizza to soups.

Website
Address: 3 Ingleside Road, Natick, MA
Difficulty Level: Easy

 

16

Stir Boston

Stir is Chef Barbara Lynch’s demonstration kitchen and cookbooks store. They also have a full calendar of events, from cooking Barbara Lynch’s classics to chef’s tables formats.

Website
Address: 102 Waltham Street, Boston, MA
Difficulty Level: Advanced

 

17

Powisset Farm Cooking Classes

The renovated kitchen space on the grounds of Powisset Farm in Dover, MA is fun to be inside, and they offer a variety of cooking classes from knife skills to kids cooking to sous vide cooking. You can be sure that the ingredients are farm fresh! We also love the classes at Drumlin Farms in Lincoln, MA where we learned how to make sourdough bread.

Website
Address: 39 Powisset Street, Dover, MA
Difficulty Level: Varies

 

Sourdough bread baking class

 

18

The Baker’s Pin in Northampton, MA

This kitchen store has a host of supplies and they offer a cooking school as well. One of their most popular classes is their home bread baking classes, and they have a full calendar of interesting classes! So take a day trip to Northampton, MA and sign up for our Northampton Food Tour or Coffee Shop Food Tour in addition to a culinary class for a fun weekend.

Website
Address: 34 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

19

The Spice School @ Curio Spice

On our morning Davis Square Somerville Food Tour, we love visiting Curio Spice which is headed by Claire Cheney, a master spice blender. They offer a host of unique events in their small store from spice blending to edible gifts to spiced jams.

Website
Address: 2265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

20

Beth’s Chocolate School in Newton, MA

We are so lucky to have Beth as one of our Jamaica Plain Vegan Chocolate Treats Tour guides, and she also has a flourishing chocolate business in Newton. Beth hosts chocolate classes in her home where you can make everything from bark to truffles to tasty confections.

Website
Address: 27 Waldorf Road, Newton, MA
Difficulty Level: Easy

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On every Boston Food Tour and Chocolate Tour, we serve a variety of unique foods and treats to tickle your taste buds and indulge your senses and sweet tooths. Really, there is something for everyone on our unique experiences. So check our Tour Calendar and join us this week.

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