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Cooking Classes

Denver, CO

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Denver, CO

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype, a video conferencing tool, accessible to people in Denver, Colorado. 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 Denver, CO 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 Denver kitchen will be virtually transporting 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.

Shopping is part of the fun of our cooking classes. Once your cooking class is booked, your Kitchen Assistant provides your Shopping List. The Chef & The Dish recommends these markets and speciality grocery shops for the most authentic culinary experience in the Denver, CO area.

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Pacific Ocean MarketPlace

With three locations throughout the greater Denver, CO area, Pacific Ocean MarketPlace provides a wonderful option for your Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and other Asian grocery needs. Operating since 1989, this well respected market boasts a wide selection of seafood. Just visit the store and awe at the lobster, crab and more seafood in the tanks. If you're looking for plant based protein, don't miss their homemade tofu. You can even watch to see how it's made!

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This cute market is a fun stop to browse a collection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and pastas. Pastamore started about 16 years ago as a regular vendor at local Farmers Markets and now sells their selections throughout the country.

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H Mart

H Mart has locations in Aurora and Westminster areas of Denver. This Asian market started in 1982 in Queens NY and now offers locations throughout the country. Known for a dizzying number of Asian ingredients, you'll find anything you need for your cooking class, plus lots more.

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Lowes Mercado

The story of Lowes Mercado starts in 1963 when original owner E.M."Bud" Lowe purchased his first grocery store in Texas. Since then, they have opened over 146 stores throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. While they offer a wide selection of every day items, they specialize in a variety of Mexican, Peruvian and South American ingredients including hard to find imported brands, a variety of Mexican chilies, dried beans, aji amarillo paste, and and well priced fresh produce. They also offer fresh made tortillas in many locations!

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Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe

Western Daughter's Butcher Shoppe is an excellent stop for anyone looking for speciality and local cuts of the highest quality meat in the Denver area. A whole animal butcher, Western Daughter uses heritage practices to ensure the animal lives a humane life. They ensure all animals enjoy daily sunshine, grass and eat a diet tailored to their biology. All of the meat comes from within 150 miles, meaning you're supporting the local community.

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Valente’s Deli Bakery and Italian Market

Valente's has a rich history in the area with several past locations. Their current location on Meade Street in Westminster is part cafe and part market. Their wide selection of imported Italian ingredients includes everything from high end pastas, a variety of cheeses including 2-year aged Parmigiano Reggiano, and a good selection of rice for making risotto. While you're there, make sure to grab one of their cannolis, considered one of the best in the Denver area. Make note, the market is closed Sundays so shop for your Italian recipes early!