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Cooking Classes

Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Columbus, Ohio. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Thailand, 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 Columbus, OH 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 Columbus to Italy, Spain, 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 grocery stores and specialty markets in Columbus, Ohio 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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Michocana Supermarket

With 10 stores in the Ohio area, and 8 in Columbus, Michocana Supermarket is the go to for hispanic groceries. With a large selection of Latin American products, they offer something for anyone looking to cook up a Mexican, Brazilian, Peruvian or other hispanic dish. In the produce section you'll find nopales, an array of fresh chilies and lots of tropical fruits. Moving into the pantry section you'll find your standard pinto bean to your hard to find mayocoba beans and loads rice, sauces, hominy, and canned chiles from your favorite brands like Goya and La Costena. Make sure to visit their Panaderia where you'll find specialty hispanic baked goods you can't find elsewhere.

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Frank's Fish and Seafood

Frank's Fish and Seafood has two locations in the Columbus area. They opened in 1990 as a wholesale company selling high quality and fresh seafood to local markets and restaurants. In 2006, they opened a retail location in Columbus and now serve the area with all the seafood you could need. Their fresh fish rotates based on availability, but expect to find Ahi tuna, wild halibut, red snapper and wild sockeye salmon along with a variety of seafood like Gulf shrimp, wild scallops, bay scallops, lump crab meat, and clams. In the frozen fish section you'll find everything from conch to frog legs and smoked alligator sausage. While you're there you can also pick up a bottle of wine!

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Weilands Market

Weiland's Market established in 1961 and is an independent and family owned every day market. Visit their cheese section of find a rotating list of over 200 cheeses from 30 countries including cheddars from the UK, pecorino from Italy, and bries from France. Make sure to ask their cheesemongers questions - (including about their cheese of the month club) because they're happy to help. Their meat and deli section carries high quality prime cuts (including osso bucco, lamb, and black angus premium beef from Swift 1855). You'll also find a good array of cured meats.

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Tensuke Market

Over 30 years, the Takenaka family has built Japan Marketplace, a destination where you can find a collection of stores offering artisan and authentic Japanese products. Tensuke Market, part of the Japan Marketplace is the specialty grocer which carries everything you may need for our Japanese cooking classes. The largest Japanese grocery store in Ohio, you'll find an impressive selection of Japanese rice, popular seasonings, sauces, ramen, udon noodles, soba noodles, seaweed, gyoza wrappers, tofu, miso paste and sushi grade fish. They also have a beautiful collection of sake, Japanese beer and plum wine. In this marketplace, you can even find the proper plateware to serve your Japanese meal.

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La Plaza Tapatia

This grocery store is another destination for the Latina community in Columbus, Ohio. Carrying a large selection of every day groceries, La Plaza Tapatia specializes in brands and imports from Mexico, Central and South America. Visit the market for a huge collection of chillies, Mexican seasonings, authentic baked goods, fresh corn and flour tortillas, beverages, and snacks from popular hispanic brands. While you're there, curb your hunger and grab a taco from their colorful cantina.

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CAM International Market

CAM International Market was founded in 1997. It's a large international market specializing in Asian and East European groceries. Their large stores carry a variety of popular and hard to find groceries like Asian seasonings, sauces, noodles, rice, fresh produce, meat and seafood. Whether you're looking for Japanese Pocky, or tamarind paste to whip up pad thai, CAM Market carries over 10,000 products and will surely carry the ingredients you need for your cooking class.