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Cooking Classes

Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati, OH

The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2016, The Chef & The Dish has been immersing people around the world in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, 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 Cincinnati, OH, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by our team, you will be transporting your kitchen from Cincinnati to Italy, Thailand, Japan 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 Cincinnati markets and speciality grocery stores 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 creation begins.

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Findlay Market

This incredible market has a rich heritage dating back to 1852 and has operated continuously in the same building since 1855. The Finlay Market is a destination in Cincinnati featuring artisan producers and local food. Grab a cup of coffee and explore the tens upon tens of vendors selling farm fresh produce, local dairy, grass fed meats and ethnic groceries. Whether you visit Saigon Market for Asian groceries, or Luken's Poultry, Fish & Seafood - you'll find everything you need for your cooking class here (even dishware!)

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Cam Asian Supermarket

Cam Asian Supermarket has three locations across Ohio. The Cincinnati location opened its doors in 2002 and is part of the Village Crossing Shopping Center on Reading Road. The store is over 13,000 square feet and carries over 10,000 imported grocery products from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and other Asian countries. Spend the afternoon exploring the packed aisles looking in awe at the unusual products. Whether you need finger chilies, rice paper, glutinous rice, ingredients for dashi, tamarind paste, miso paste or soybean paste, Cam Asian Supermarket will definitely have what you're looking for.

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Luigi's Olde World Market is a small butcher and specialty grocer. In addition to their large selection of pre-made items like potato salad and pasta salads, this butcher is one of the finest in town. Their meat selection is large and they will prepare your cut anyway you'd like it. Whether you need baby back ribs, a whole chicken, or a thick cut porterhouse, Luigi's meat selection is of top quality. While you're there, make sure to grab a sandwich for the road. Luigi's was voted "Best Sandwich Shop" in Northern Cincinnati by Cincy Magazine two years in a row.

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Casablanca is a specialty grocer that carries products from the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. This spacious market carries a wide selection of popular brands, everything from Turkish essentials to Moroccan obscure groceries. If you're looking for olives, that favorite brand of biscuits, or that Persian sweet treat, they'll have it at Casablanca. They also have one of the largest Halal butchers in the area. While they specialize in Middle Eastern cuisine, you'll also find essentials for other cuisines as well, including tamarind paste and oyster sauce. If you need a tagine, you're in luck! They carry a number to choose from.

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Hyde Park Gourmet

This gourmet market is located on Erie Avenue in Cincinnati's historic Hyde Park Square. Carrying a little bit of this and a little bit of that, Hyde Park Gourmet is a treat for your senses. Whether you're in the market for caviar, are seeking out Amarena cherries for our zeppole cooking class, jams, speciality vinegars or gluten free pasta, if it's on the higher end, Hyde Park Gourmet is likely to carry it. While you're there, of course pick up a bottle of wine or two. Their customer service team is happy to help you find a great pairing. Note, they're closed on Sunday.

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Supermarket La Providencia

Supermarket La Providencia is a no frills Mexican grocery store located on Glenway Ave. They carry a full line of favorite hispanic brands including Goya, La Costena, San Marcos, and Ducal. With an entire wall of chillies, fresh banana leaves, and several aisles lined with canned goods including beans, hominy, salsas and other Mexican seasonings, this is a good stop to find great products for your Mexican cooking class.