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Cooking Classes

Indianapolis, IN

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Indianapolis, IN

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Indianapolis, Indiana. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Mexico, 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, 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 Indianapolis 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 markets and stores in and around Indianapolis 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 adventure begins.

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Kincaids Meat Market

L.E. Kincaid & Sons, established in 1921, has been a mainstay on the north side of Indianapolis for over nine decades. This butcher carries high quality meats and cuts including whole chickens, t-bone steaks, and loin pork chops. They're open 7 days a week, but note they close early on weekends.

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Caplingers Fresh Catch

Caplinger's Fresh Catch Seafood Market is part restaurant, part shop. In their locations that also include a fish market (one in Whitestown and the other on Shadeland Ave), they carry a large selection of fish, seafood and speciality products. While their inventory changes based on seasonality, this is the place to visit for everything from sockeye salmon, yellowfin tuna, and sea bass, to clams, crab, crawfish, Maine lobster and even hard to find conch from the Caribbean.

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Wildwood Market

Wildwood is a family market located on Virginia Avenue in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis. They are proud to support local farmers and artisans. In their market you'll find every day produce and groceries along with a thoughtful curation of gourmet products. This is a good stop for the basics in any cooking class and to feel good that your money is supporting the local community.

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Viet Hua

Viet Hua carries a large selection of speciality products around the Pacific Rim. This large and bright store carries an excellent selection of produce including hard to find items like long beans and kaffir lime leaves, along with fresh seafood and a huge variety of pantry items. From soybean paste to tamarind paste, you'll find anything you need for our Asian cooking classes at this speciality grocer.

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Penzey's Spices

Penzey's Spices has stores throughout most of the United States. The Indianapolis location is located on E 82nd Street and is a quaint market specializing in, well - spices of course. They offer a wide selection of spices and Penzy specific spice blends. This is a great stop for high quality items including arbol, ancho, chipotle and guajillo chillies, along with every other spice you can think of.

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Saraga is truly an international grocery store. Carrying products from a wide array of countries, you can find common groceries from China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, Mexico, and South American countries. Whether you're looking for aji amarillo paste for a Peruvian class, or tamarind paste for a Thai class, Saraga is a good stop for authentic imports across the world.