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Cooking Classes

Hartford, CT

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Hartford, CT

The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype, a video conferencing tool, accessible to people in Hartford, Connecticut. 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 and great for birthdays and anniversaries.

To participate from your location in Hartford, CT, 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 Hartford kitchen will be virtually transporting to Italy, Mexico, Spain 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 specialty market and grocery stores to help you prepare for your cooking class. Once you book your class, you'll meet with your Kitchen Assistant who will provide your Shopping List. Then, select the best market in your area to find ingredients for your class. Below is a list of markets in the Hartford, CT area that provide high quality ingredients.

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Bosna Market

Bosna Market specializes in European ingredients with a focus on products from Bosnia and Balkan countries. They carry a wide array of pantry products included jarred smoked eggplant, peppers and pickled items. You can also find meats, bakery items and fresh cheeses. The small restaurant in the store is reviewed to be a great stop for Bosnian style Burek.

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Tangiers Market

Tangiers Market on Farmington Ave on the West Hartford and Hartford town line. They specialize in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products and carry an impressive collection of imported speciality items. This is a great stop to find a variety of bulgur and other grains, spices, olives, olive oils, canned seafood, snacks like Turkish Delight, and even Turkish coffee. Tangiers Market prides itself on it's well earned reputation of referrals and their repeat customer base.

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Halls Market

Halls Market located on Park Road has been family owned since 1935. This rare market carries an array of groceries, but they pride themselves on their meat, deli and seafood. They're known as one of Connecticut’s finest butcher shops, and specialize in custom cut meats. If hunger strikes during your shopping, enjoy one of their deli-made sandwiches from the counter.

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A Dong Supermarket

A Dong Supermarket opened in 1989 with a mission to bring hard to find Asian products to the Hartford, CT community. Since then, they've received hundreds of five star reviews and are known to be one of the best Asian markets in town. They carry a broad selection of pantry items, meats, fresh produce and herbs for your Asian cooking class including Thai Basil, Vietnamese Mint, Kaffir Lime leaves and more. The noodle aisle alone could take hours to look through!

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5 Farmers Market

5 Farmers Market is on Flatbush Avenue in Hartford, CT. They specialize in Asian ingredients and carry a wide selection of rice, noodles, and essential sauces like hoisin sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, and other seasonings. Their in-store deli offers prepared meals if you get hungry looking at all the groceries.

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Royal Indian Grocery

Royal Indian Grocery specializes in Indian products and carries a wide selection of fresh spices for a variety of cooking classes. Whether you need turmeric, ginger powder or cloves, this is a good stop in the West Hartford area.