Kitchen Confidential: Our Guide to Cooking Classes in Town

Roshni posted on 02 January

Whether you want to ace baking that hunky sourdough bread or want to mortar-pestle your way through making that perfect garam masala, our list of cooking classes in town, will help you master the fine art of whipping up a feast in a few lessons {or four}.

LBB’s Loving

Slurp Studio

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Menna’s Baking and Cooking Class

Manju's Cooking Class

Be it homemade breads, desserts {think cakes, ice cream and chocolate}, Indian dishes, Continental or even Mexican cuisine, Manju’s Cooking Class covers it all. Apart from accurate recipes and detailed demos, you can also expect lots of useful tips and tricks.

Community Groups

181, 9th Cross Rd, HMT Layout, RT Nagar, Bengaluru

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Menna's Baking and Cooking Class

Popular among expats and cooking enthusiasts in the city, Marina Charles’s culinary classes include sessions for baking, and vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food. Marina believes in starting off with basics such as teaching you how to make garam masala. Oh, and she also provides one-on-one sessions on weekdays.

Community Groups

C-5, 292, 2nd Cross, 4th Main Road, Domlur Layout, Bengaluru

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Shini's Cooking Class

With explanations about each ingredient’s role, the process and proportions while preparing a dish, Subhasini Muthu Kumar’s classes are perfect for beginners as well as those looking to polish up their cooking skills. While she has classes for everything from breakfast dishes to sizzlers, she specialises in chocolate making. Sign up for one of the sessions {lasting 3-4 hours} and you get to learn not one or two, but 25 kinds of chocolates!

Community Groups

923, 21st Cross, MCECHS Layout, Behind Manyata Tech Park, Thannisandra Main Road, Sampigehalli, Bengaluru

Something's Cooking

While this cooking studio hosts regular culinary events for corporates, friends and families, we suggest you keep a lookout for their short-term {mostly one-day} cooking classes {on anything from Lebanese to Italian cuisine} which happen every now and then. All you need to do is call them up, tell them what classes you’re looking for and they promise to contact you when there’s one coming up.

Community Groups

580, Aswan Plaza, 20th Main, 8th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Slurp Studio

Looking for a fun cooking session in town? Turn to Slurp Studio without a second thought. Steaks and chops, kababs and biriyani, Tex Mex, Cantonese and even Mughlai cuisine are just some of the classes this studio has put together in the recent past. And, we sure are looking forward to the next one!

Community Groups

1079, 12th A Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

4.5
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Toscano

Toscano’s cooking classes happen roughly once a month and focus on Italian dishes {think sessions for pizzas and pastas with a dose of desserts as well}.

Casual Dining

Forum Value Mall, 2nd Floor, Whitefield, Bengaluru

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Whitefield Baking Company

While Whitefield Baking Company’s culinary classes may not be regular. they are nevertheless worth looking forward to. Their recent session on preparing mince pies was a fitting way to welcome the season of joy, we think.

Hotels

Plot 75, 8th Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru

Lavonne

Baking enthusiasts can choose from a six-week course or an elaborate, rigorous 480-hours diploma programme at Lavonne. They also offer quite a few weekend courses, right from basic breads to modern French pastries.

Dessert Parlours

263, 3rd Cross, 2nd Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru

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Monika Manchanda

This city-based food blogger and food-entrepreneur conducts basic and advanced baking classes which cover bread baking, pies, pastries, cheesecakes and more. You could even sign your kids up for one of her fun sessions which blend baking, cooking and introduction to basics like chopping and food nutrition.

Nandita Iyer

This one is for the fitness freaks out there. Focussing on healthy and traditional vegetarian recipes, Nandita Iyer {city-based food blogger, nutritionist and health columnist} is known for her salad workshops, Zesty Salads. Join her as she takes you through the process of putting together a hearty {and colourful} salad using fresh produce and ingredients. If you’re already keen on knowing more, we suggest you start off by taking a look at the recipe videos on her Youtube channel.

Archana's Kitchen

Too busy to go for classes and want something which will let you become a pro at cooking without leaving the comfort of your home? Archana’s Kitchen might just be what you need. Started by Archana Doshi in 2007, the blog has enough recipes {all vegetarian, we must add} to keep you scrolling for a while. Its Youtube channel has over 190 demo videos and is categorised into sections like Breakfast Recipes, Soup Recipes, Cooking Techniques & Methods, and more, making it easy for you to decide what you’d like to learn for the day.

Alliance Francaise With Cafe Noir

Alliance Francaise, in collaboration with Cafe Noir, has kickstarted monthly French cooking classes, focussing mostly on pastries. Think workshops to master the art of making the perfect Pastry Choux or Amandine Tart, among others.

Anglo Indian Cooking With Bridget Kumar

Bridget conducts classes for small groups {one-on-one sessions can also be arranged} at her residence or even at yours where she teaches her speciality: Colonial-style Anglo Indian cuisine. This includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as curries, side and rice dishes, sweet treats meant for Christmas and other festivals, tea time snacks and savouries and baked dishes. Expect to learn dishes such as Railway Mutton Curry, Dak Bungalow Chicken, Mulligatawny Soup, Mint Coriander Mutton Chops, Vegetable Jalfrezie and Kedgeree with boiled eggs. Apart from cooking demos, Bridget also delves deep into the history and evolution of Anglo Indian cuisine and how a dish got its monicker.