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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Find yourself immersed 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 Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 Fort Lauderdale kitchen will be virtually transporting to Italy, Spain, Morocco 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 will provide your shopping list. Below is a list of markets in the Fort Lauderdale area. The Chef & The Dish recommends visiting speciality markets for the most authentic culinary experience. Afterall, ingredients is where your masterpiece begins.

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Cho A Dong - Oriental Food Market

Cho A Dong opened its doors in 1985 and has been serving the Fort Lauderdale area with a great selection of ingredients from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, China, The Philippines, Indonesia and more. They have fresh produce, meat, fish, frozen foods, rice, noodles, spices, sauces and a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Whether you’re in search of Miso for your Japanese cooking class or some fresh fish sauce, noodles or rice for your Thai or Vietnamese class - this is your one stop shop for Asian groceries. It’s a well organized and clean Asian market that offers a mind boggling array of different products from around the world.

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Doris Italian Market & Bakery

Dori’s Italian Market & Bakery has been a staple in the Fort Lauderdale area since 1947. They offer authentic Italian products, high quality meats and seafood, cheese, fresh produce and wines from around the world. If you’re in search of sharp provolone for your Around Naples class or San Marzano tomatoes for your homemade Bolognese sauce, Doir’s has you covered. It may be hard to leave without a few more things on your list, including one of their beautiful Italian desserts. We suggest picking one up to enjoy after your cooking class.

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A Cut Above Butcher & Provisions

As its name suggests, this butcher shop is a cut above the rest. They offer the freshest quality meats including a variety of cuts of beef, lamb, pork, bison, chicken, duck as well as seafood. Whether you’re looking for wagyu beef, a thick cut ribeye for your Florentine Steak cooking class or chicken breast, this shop has what you are after. If you’d like to have a snack before your class, they also offer a variety of cured meats perfect for a charcuterie board. The knowledgeable staff will patiently answer your questions and you’ll leave with some great ingredients.

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Sea Salt Fish Market

Sea Salt Fish Market opened in 2017 and is considered a neighborhood “hidden gem.”. They offer a full range of fresh and responsibly-harvested fish and seafood in an organized market run by knowledgeable staff.. If you’re looking to get some sea bass or cod for your Cioppino class, or perhaps some gulf shrimp or oysters for your Po Boy class, this is the place to purchase it. If you’re hungry, pick up one of their fresh smoked fish dips - they get rave reviews.

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Ralph's International Market

Ralph’s International Market specializes in ingredients from Eastern Europe and jam packed with traditional imported fare. They offer authentic products and well known brands from Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. If you’re looking for Sweet Paprika or sauerkraut for your cabbage roll cooking class or perhaps some baklava to go with your Turkish Kebab class you will find it here. They also carry a small selection of wine, beer and spirits if you're looking for something refreshing to enjoy with your meal.

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Instanbul Meditterranean Market

This family owned market opened its doors in 2021. Istanbul Mediterranean Market specializes in Halal, Turkish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. If you're on the hunt for ingredients like sumac, red pepper paste, or fine bulgur wheat for your Turkish class or perhaps a traditional tea to make in your Moroccan class, this is a great place to check out.