An experience you'll never forget...
TRANSPORT YOUR KITCHEN FOR THE DAY™
The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Detroit, Michigan. 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 Detroit, MI, 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 Detroit 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 are a list of local markets and stores in the Detroit 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 ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.
Honey Bee Market
Since 1956 Honey Bee Market has been serving the Detroit community. With a great selection of produce, high quality meat, seafood and a good range of supermarket staples, where Honey Bee really shines is with their selection of Latin groceries. Coffee move over, Honey Bee's slogan is "Wake up, and smell the chorizo." What a great way to start the day! Here you'll find a nice selection of masa, chilli peppers (both fresh and dried), house brand tortillas along with a good selection of imported rice and beans.
Devries & Co.
This historic market sits proudly on Market Street. Since 1887 Devries has been providing Detroit with the finest specialty products. Carrying a cheese list over 10 pages long, you'll find imports from Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Greece, England, Bulgaria and beyond. Their pantry items cover high quality imports from mostly European countries and include every jam, sauce and biscuit you could imagine. This is a market that will bring you back in time. Note Deveries is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The Lobster Pot
Located on Harper Street, The Lobster Pot carries a wide selection of fresh seafood and shellfish. Since 1952, they've been carrying one of Detroit's best varieties of seafood. Here you'll find fresh lump crab meat, mussels, clams, shrimp, and lots of seasonal fish including Chilean sea bass and Bronzini.
E & L Supermercado
With a marinated meat section that stretches over 24 feet long, E & L Supermercado located on West Vernor Highway is a destination to run (not walk) to. With a meat department that rivals any market in the U.S., there's much more to this Latin slanting grocery store including a huge collection of fresh chillies, rice, beans and hot sauces. They carry full lines of the best Latin American products including Goya, San Marcos, and La Costena. This is a perfect destination to grocery shop for any of our Brazilian, Peruvian or Mexican cooking classes.
Located just steps away from the Detroit River on East Jefferson in Detroit is Harbortown Market, an upscale, gourmet market that carries a nice selection of speciality items including lots of organic, vegan and gluten free products. They also carry an extensive wine and spirit selection to pick up a nice bottle to enjoy during your class.
New Saigon Market
New Saigon Market is a small shop on John Road in Madison Heights specializing in Vietnamese, Thai and other Southeast Asia countries. With a large produce section carrying specialty Asian fruits and vegetables, they also carry meat, frozen items, a large selection of Asian canned goods and more pantry staples. If you're looking for items like tamarind paste, Vietnamese basil or Thai chilli paste, New Saigon will carry it.