Your intentions to cook could be grate, but you have to hone the skillet to be able to produce a worthy meal. Enter LBB’s list of cooking classes in Delhi to help master your skills in the kitchen.

Madras Cooking Company

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Photo source: Goodservice

The Madras Cooking Company was started by Chennai-born Upasana Luthra, and while her dosas are a force to be reckoned with, what this home chef really loves to cook is healthy, non-boring home food. A wholesome, juicy veggie burger, 100 per cent baked? No problem. Currently, she’s only conducting classes for kids, but might start some for adults very soon.

Where: Q 173, DLF Newtown Heights, Sector 90, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

Contact: +91 8800292271

Price: INR 1,200 – 1,500 inclusive of ingredients {prices tend to change}

For more information, follow them here. 

The Kitchen Workshop

Quiches and tarts, Lebanese platters and steaming sizzlers; Swati Khanna tends to be very busy cooking indeed. Cuisines and specialties are neatly slotted into a schedule, so you can swing from Italy to Mexico, to Indian street food, in the course of a week.

Where: DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Guru Dronacharya

Contact: +91 8802002141

Price: On request; depends on what you’re looking to learn

For more informationclick here.

Great Desserts Company

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Photo source: Great Desserts Company

If there’s a famous kitchen in the world, chances are that chef Swathi Venkatesan has been there, baked that. Having started her career at the restaurants of Oberoi Hotels, she has now settled down in Gurgaon and is teaching bakers everything from tempering, moulding, garnishing and filling chocolates, to anything you ever needed to know about a cake.

Where: Sector 56, Near HUDA market, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

Contact: 0124 4222902

Price: Starting at INR 1,500 for a three-hour class; INR 4,500 for a one day class

For more details, click here.

Gourmet Desire

Taking her Indian roots very seriously, Jyoti Aggarwal offers multiple itineraries to choose from, where she also tells you about Indian eating ethics and table manners, food customs, and cultures. Best of all, she takes you to local spice and vegetable markets. She also holds baking and chocolate-making classes.

Where: C 511, Sheik Sarai Phase 1

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

Contact: 011 41864006, +91 9811132450 or writeto jyoti@gourmetdesire.com

Price: On request

For more information, visit their website here or follow her on Facebook here.

Manju Monga

Image courtesy: Manju Monga's Cookery Classes

Photo source: Manju Monga’s Cookery Classes

Chef Manju Monga has been teaching for 13 years, and offers different courses, covering everything conceivable from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Lebanese and Mexican to Italian, South Indian and Rajasthani food. She even offers a special drinks class, where you can learn how to make mocktails.

Where: A-97, Gujranwala Town, Part – 1

Nearest Metro Station: Model Town

Contact: +91 9810894741, +91 9999866381

Price: Between INR 1,500 to INR 9,500 {prices vary according to menu}

For more information and a full list of courses, schedules and enrolment forms, click here.

Neeta Khurana’s Classes

She offers baking classes {cakes, puddings and pies}, teaches you how to make ice creams in six different flavours {without egg and gelatin}, and also covers everything from soups, salads and snacks, to continental, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Pan Asian and north Indian cuisine. With over 11 years of experience, Neeta Khurana takes each class herself, and you can be assured of personal attention.

Where: E-179 Kalkaji

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji

Contact: 011 41601458, +91 9810080584

Price: Starting at INR 2,000 for a dessert course, INR 3,000 for a specialised cuisine course

For more information and course offerings, click here.

Nita Mehta’s Cooking Class

Image courtesy: Nita Mehta

Photo source: Nita Mehta

One of the city’s most celebrated chefs and an author of three cook books, Nita Mehta offers courses in sandwiches, south Indian food, pasta specials, homemade ice creams, dips and salads, Lebanese food, baking, and party snacks at her academies.

Where: AWWA Institute, Shankar Vihar, Airport Road; TU-9 Pitampura; Opposite Saket City Hospital, Near Chirag Hyundai Service Station, First Floor

Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan; Pitampura; Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 32228402, +91 9873937076 {Shankar Vihar}, 011 011 27343654, +91 9810092956 {Pitampura}, +91 9654491272, +91 9718978279 {Saket}

Price: Between INR 2,000 to INR 6,000 {prices vary according to menu}

For more information and a full schedule of classes, click here.

Culinary And Cake Decorating School {CCDS}

Learn the art of baking from A-Z. Pick up the basics of not just baking the perfect cake, dessert and bread, but also how to decorate it, complete with flowers, fondant et al. The course is directed towards those looking to go pro, and even offers a diploma at the end of it.

Where: Culinary and Cake Decorating School {CCDS}, A – 13 Okhla Phase II, DDA Shed

Nearest Metro Station: Govindpuri

Contact: 011 46323679

Price: Starting at INR 5,000 for a weekend course

Master Chef

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Photo source: Masterchef Cooking Class

No, this isn’t an invite to the show, but a cooking school run by chef Usha Agarwal. They offer a wide range of cooking classes for both adults and kids, making sure each recipe is accessible and {fairly} easy to learn. They also focus on nutritional value and content, and offer certificates on successful completion of a course.

Where: C-416 Defence Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact:011 41677416, +91 9868220419

Price: Depends on what course you choose and which model.

For more information, a class schedule and course offerings, click here, and follow them on Facebook here.

Theos Global Culinaria

Yes, our fave bakery, Theos also conducts cooking classes. From a range of confectionery including cookies, cakes, ice cream and pies, to cuisines such as Italian, Chinese and Mexican, to even jams and mocktails; you can be as specific as you want in the dishes you want to learn.

Where: Aggahpur, Main Dadri Road, Sector 41, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Noida Golf Course

Contact: +91 8750252225

Price: INR 3,999 per class

For more details and for schedule announcements, stay tuned here

Featured photo: Nita Mehta