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}.

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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.

Where: 181, 9th Cross Road, HMT Layout, RT Nagar

Contact: +91 9342143126

Price: INR 1,200 upwards

Find Manju’s Cooking Class on Facebook here.

Check out her website here.

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.

Where: C5, 292, 2nd Cross, 4th Main, Domlur

Contact: +91 9379398865

Price: INR 950

Find Menna’s Cake Baking Class on Facebook here and Menna’s Indian Cooking Class here.

Check out her website here.

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!

Where: 923, 21st Cross, MCECHS Layout, Thannisandra Main Road, Behind Manyata Tech Park

Contact: +91 9731275549

Price: INR 900 upwards

Find Shini’s Cooking Class on Facebook here.

Check out her website here.

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.

Where: 580, Aswan Plaza, 20th Main, 8th Block Koramangala

Contact: o80 25701203

Price: INR 3,000 plus tax  upwards

Find Something’s Cooking on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Slurp Studio

slurpfeatureLooking 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!

Where: #1079, 3rd Floor, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Contact: +91 9916580506

Price: INR 1,500 upwards per person

Find them on Facebook here.


italian cooking class at toscano

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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}.

Where: Find a Toscano near you here.

Contact: 080 41738800

Price: INR 750 plus tax upwards

Find Toscano on Facebook here.

Check out the website here.

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.

Where: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, 75, 8th Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefield

Contact: 080 49435000

Price: 650 upwards plus tax

Find them on Facebook here.


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.

Where: 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage

Contact: +91 9740544442

Price: INR 2,000 upwards

Find Lavonne on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

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.

Where: Various locations in the city

Contact: +91 9845497789

Price: INR 1,500 upwards

Find Monika’s page on Facebook here.

Check our her blog here.

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.

Contact: saffrontrail@gmail.com

Price: INR 1,800 upwards

For details, follow her blog Saffron Trail on Facebook here.

Find her blog here.

Find her Youtube channel here.

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.

Follow her Youtube channel here.

Check out her blog here.

Chef Happy

While Chef Happy is yet to roll out regular cooking classes, what you can do here is opt for their group events and cook up a storm with your friends or family {or colleagues, even}. Pick a cuisine {veg or non-veg} and follow the recipes given to you or form teams and compete against each other, while the able team at Chef Happy guide you through the process of preparing your three-course meal.

Where: 153, Biere Street, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

Contact: +91 9880833544

Price: INR 1,999 per person {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

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.

Where: Alliance Francaise, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Opposite U.N. I Building, Vasant Nagar

Contact: Call 080 40808181 or email at thierry@cafenoir.co.in for registration

Price: INR 500 upwards

For more details, check out their website here.

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