Cooking Classes
(Private or Group)

Rates starting at $55/person

UPCOMING CLASSES: (Book your own private class, date and location now!)

Book a private class for 8 and get your class FREE!

Chef Jill Aker-Ray offers a variety of cooking classes (private, group, classes for two and corporate team building), including:

  • Life under the Tuscan Sun (basics of Tuscany-bread, Florentine Bistecca

  • Life is a Pressure Cooker  (Electric pressure cooker use and recipes)

  • The Dog Days of Summer  (recipes for August heat-salads, sorbet, etc)

  • Keep it Under Wraps (recipes for food wrapped in: parchment, won ton wrappers, puff pastry, etc)

  • It's Better On A Stick! (Snacks, Desserts, Entrees served on a stick-a fun class for teens and tweens)

  • Whoopie Pies

  • Mardi Gras  (New Orleans-beignets, red beans and rice, Gumbo or Jambalaya, bananas foster)

  • Pasta Making Class

  • Dim Sum (Crab Rangoon, pot stickers, egg rolls)

  • What the Pho?! (Vietnamese)

  • Curry in a Hurry (Basics of Indian Cooking)

  • Breakfast Anytime (Basics of eggs-poaching, omelettes, frying, candied bacon, homemade chicken sausage)

  • Italian 101

  • Cooking 101

  • Chinese 101

  • Mexican 101

  • Cooking for Kids. 101 and 102

  • College Dorm Cooking (meals made in microwave, toaster oven or one pot)

  • The Mother Sauces of French Cooking

  • Cooking for Two

  • Soup's On!

"Chef Jill recently did a cooking class for a group of 10 at my home. It was nothing short of amazing! What a great evening learning to cook Cajun food. Chef Jill is a wonderful instructor and made the class informative as well as fun. The highlight however was THE FOOD, THE FOOD, THE FOOD! It was phenomenal! Everything was so tasty and delicious, better than going to a restaurant! The cost was very reasonable too. I would highly recommend taking a cooking class with Chef Jill, you will be so glad you did, she is the best!"

/ Jo Miller /

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"I had the best time at your cooking class on Pressure Cooking.  I have always been so afraid of pressure cookers and never wanted to try anything that involved using one for fear of blowing up my kitchen.  I'm happy to report that my fear of pressure cooking is gone...The class was not only informative, but also a lot of fun. Where else can you learn how to make 4 scrumptious meals in a pressure cooker, taste different wines with each, gab with new friends and enjoy the fruits of your labor, all in the same evening? Everything was so delicious and quick and easy to cook.  It was a blast!"

/ Minx Klawinski /


"My kids made me the best Mother's Day brunch ever at Chef Jill's kids cooking class! Chef Jill did an OUTSTANDING job! Even my five year old was interested and engaged. My kids LOVED it and are already looking forward to their next cooking adventure with Chef Jill. I lam overjoyed by the whole experience and heartily recommend Chef Jill's kids and adult cooking classes to everyone!  What a truly fun and rewarding experience for my entire family."

/  Lisa McCrossan  /