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Cooking Classes

Boise, ID

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Boise, ID

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Boise, Idaho. 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 Boise, ID 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 Boise to Italy, Peru, Vietnam or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. 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 Boise, Idaho and the neighbouring areas to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.

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Boise Coop

Originating in 1973, the Boise Co-op started as a small community of health-conscious people looking for high quality and nutritious food. Now, with over 32,000 members, it's become one of Boise's premier markets. The selection of meats and seafood, largely from local farmers, along with a large selection of local produce make this grocer a great stop for high quality every day products for your cooking class.

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Babylon Market

Babylon Market located on South Vista Avenue is a neighborhood no frills market specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern groceries in a friendly environment. Here you'll find difficult to find pantry items from popular Mediterranean brands including a collection of bulgur, spices, grape leaves and other speciality items. Make sure to get there early, their pastries go quickly.

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Lack & Larder

This neighborhood market is all about local. Lack & Larder prides itself on knowing where the groceries they stock come from. Whether it be their local meats or produce, they support the local community and artisan producers when they can. Their fridge stocks homemade sauerkraut, local eggs and seasonal produce, while you can find every day pantry items and freshly baked breads and sweets throughout the store. This is a great shop to feel good about giving back to the community.

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Reel Foods Fish Market

Reel Foods Fish Market located in the Vista Village is purely a seafood market providing high quality and fresh fish to the community of Boise. Open Monday through Saturday, this market has a fresh stock of sushi grade ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, oysters, sea urchin and octopus regularly.

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Choice Cut Meats

Choice Cut Meat is located at on W Fairview Ave between Eagle Road & Cloverdale. They established in 1997 with a mission to bring back the quality of the neigborhood butcher. At Choice Cuts you'll have a full-service experience and know you're talking to an expert. They carry a huge selection of every cut you could need including ribeyes, roasts and a selection of specialities like chorizo. They also carry larger Meat Packs for the person who wants their freezer stocked!

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Idaho Capital Asian Market

Idaho Capital Asian Market is located on North Cole Road and is the go-to for Asian groceries in Boise. They carry a large selection of pantry items from a broad array of Asian countries. Their produce section stocks every day vegetables along with harder to find items like kaffir lime leaves, daikon, jackfruit and tamarind. In the pantry section you'll find everything from a huge selection of rice and noodles to essential sauces like Thai chilli paste, black bean sauce, a selection of soy and fish sauce and others. Make sure to grab a package of Japanese Kit Kats while you're there!