An experience you'll never forget...
TRANSPORT YOUR KITCHEN FOR THE DAY™
The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Austin, Texas. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Japan, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.
To participate from your location in Austin, TX, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Austin to Italy, Peru, Morocco or other country with the click of a button. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.
Below is a list of local markets and stores in Austin, TX area to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing authentic ingredients is where your kitchen adventure begins.
An International grocery store “as big as Texas” is quite the claim, but MT Supermarket lives up to it. Located within Chinatown Austin, this Asian superstore has over 100,000 square feet to explore. Get excited as you gaze at the rows of bok choy and noodle options galore. Family owned and operated since it opened in 1984, MT Supermarket prides itself on being the best international grocery store in the region, and by our count it just might be. This is a go to stop for our Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cooking classes.
Phoenicia Bakery & Deli
This bakery and market is stock full of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern goodies. Small and quaint, this Austin gem features a wide range of olives, feta, and even carries hard to find pomegranate molasses. Known for its authentic selection and caring staff, this family owned and operated establishment is sure to make you leave with a smile (and some delicious treats!) Try some pistachio baklava as a snack while you peruse!
El Rancho Supermercado
With two locations throughout Austin, El Rancho Supermercado is your go to shop for all your Hispanic food needs. With aisles upon aisles of produce and goods, there’s no limit to what kind of Latin dish you can create. This store is dedicated to making hispanics living in the area feel at home. With all Spanish signage and a great deli and bakery to boot, you can take a trip to Mexico without leaving Austin city limits.
Salt & Time
Texas is known for its meats, and at Salt and Time they take that claim seriously. They work with local ranchers to get ethically sourced meat that meets the highest standard of flavor. They cut, age, cure, dry and smoke their meat in house and are even a salumeria as well. Need a hard to find cut for your next cooking class? These are your go to guys in Austin.
Quality Seafood Market
You don’t have to go all the way to Corpus Christi to get high quality seafood. Instead, drive on down to North Loop to a fish market that would make any coastal city proud. This Austin institution has been around since 1938 and began as a small stall in a vegetable market across the street from the state Capitol. A passion for high quality seafood is what has kept this market thriving for over 80 years. With fresh seafood driven in from the gulf everyday, after shopping here you’ll never go back to supermarket seafood again.
International Food Market
Located just a few blocks north of Chinatown, you’ll find a store that may seem unassuming on the outside, but is packed full of international delights on the inside. Forget North Lamar and feel like you’re stepping into a bazaar as you explore the spices and Middle Eastern fare. Been on the hunt for a Moroccan tagine for your next cooking class? International Food Market is your place.