It’s one thing to experiment with cooking at home, and entirely another to learn under someone else’s guidance. Cooking classes are a great way to pick up new skills or sharpen the ones you already have. We’ve rounded up the best cooking classes in Pune for you to check out.
Learn To Cook At These 6 Cooking Classes In Pune
Rajul's Cookery Classes
Rajul Sanghvi has been teaching cookery classes since 1997, from quick and simple to scrumptious and exotic dishes. All her classes are centred around vegetarian food, but span different cuisines – Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Punjabi (to name a few). Her classes are held twice a week – on Saturday and Wednesday from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm and are priced between INR 900 – INR 1200 depending on the category. The upcoming classes include a workshop on rice dishes, eggless tea-time cakes, a class on Thai cuisine, a kebab workshop, and much more. You can view the entire schedule with details on her website.
Currently they are shut due to some personal reasons and will be commencing the class after six months.
Kitchen Confidence is run by Girija Kirpekar-Naik and teaches everything from basics to baking, international cuisine, chicken-only, veg-only, one-pot meals, low cal meals, biryani, sizzlers, starters, mocktails etc. for adults and kids. She also hosts longer-duration workshops (1hr to 6hr, multi-day courses) for students who travel abroad, single men, and brides-to-be. Classes are priced between INR 500 – 5000 (short duration) and can go up to INR 10,000 (for a week-long intensive course). There’s something for everyone, of every skill level at Kitchen Confidence.
Shubhangi's Cooking Classes
Shubhangi’s Cooking Classes cover baking, ice-cream making, and cuisines like Indian chaat, Chinese, and Punjabi food (veg and non-veg). The cost for a cooking demo starts at around INR 1000, and they’re usually held between 2-5 pm every once in a while. Shubhangi posts all the class details on her Facebook page, and the upcoming classes will be held in June.
Ekattha hosts a variety of interactive workshops every month, including three baking-centric ones hosted by tutors – Vaishali and Athashri. Priced from INR 1200 which is for their ‘Subs and Sandwiches’ workshop, to a bread-baking workshop for INR 2000, and up to INR 2500 for the ‘Cupcakes for Beginners’ workshop. The workshops are hands-on, and you’ll be able to take home everything you bake. Their upcoming workshops can be found via their event page here. We recommend signing up for these workshops way in advance, as they have limited seats and fill up very quickly.
Growing Chef Studio
Growing Chef Studio is an exclusive kids’ cooking studio, run by Ekta Malhotra. From ‘Cook Around The World’ summer camps for kids, to ‘cook-alongs’ for kids and their parents, ‘baking birthday’ parties, and even a cooking club for kids – we think it’s a great way to introduce your children to food on a whole new level. They’ll learn how to prep and cook their own food, try new cuisines, tastes, textures, techniques, skills, as well as food etiquette. The children are grouped in batches according to their age, and kids between the ages of 4 – 19 years can sign up for after-school cooking classes, or the weekend cooking clubs as well.
Learn the secret of a perfect dhansak, salli boti or a patrani macchi at Atsan's Kitchen. By now, you must have guessed that they majorly teach Parsi dishes. The class is conducted by Sanober Dalal who carries out these classes at her home in Sopan Baug. She also has a special kids class that takes place during vacations and is charged differently. Along with teaching Parsi delicacies, she also teaches a bunch of other cuisines. Depending on what you want to learn, the prices of the classes start at INR 2200 per session.