An experience you'll never forget...
TRANSPORT YOUR KITCHEN FOR THE DAY™
The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype, a video conferencing tool, accessible to people in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2016, The Chef & The Dish has been immersing people around the world 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 Jacksonville, FL, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by our team, you will be transporting your kitchen from Jacksonville, to Italy, Thailand, Japan 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 Jacksonville 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.
Kong Grocery Asian Market
Just across the street from the Winn Dixie on Baymeadows Road sits Kong Grocery Asian Market on Old Kings Road South. This organized grocery store is quaint but jam packed with every Asian condiment, sauce, and pantry item you may need. Reviewers often comment on the helpful staff and being able to find everything and more. Make sure to check out their produce section, as they offer a rotating list of tropical fruits based on season. They also carry a variety of Latino products, as well.
European Mix Grocery Market
This mini market may not look like much from the road, but when you step inside European Mix Grocery Market you'll find a treasure of Eastern European foods. Specializing in German, Russian, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Polish, Turkish, and Hungarian groceries, this small shop offers everything from pickled red cabbage and pickled herring, to full aisles of favorite brands of Hungarian cookies and Turkish sweet treats. They also have a healthy collection of Eastern European wine and beer to pick up some Bull's Blood for your class.
Bakkal International Fine Foods & Grill
Another hidden grocery gem in Jacksonville is Bakkal International Fine Foods & Grill. Stop in for a treat of Turkish gozleme, pide or lahmacun. When you're full and happy, browse around their store and feel like you've taken a trip to Istanbul. This market carries a full selection of traditional Turkish and Mediterranean groceries from brands loved in the region. From Turkish red pepper paste, grape leaves, jams, bulgur, sumac, pomegranate molasses, Turkish delight as far as the eye can see and everything you need for Turkish coffee, Bakkal will be a fun shopping trip for anyone about to take a Turkish cooking class.
New World Food Market & Restaurant
Located on Beach Road in Jacksonville is New World Food Market, an Asian speciality store. Unassuming from the outside, when you walk in you'll likely be greeted by a huge display of rice. Walk around the clearly marked aisles and you'll find everything from seaweed, loads of dried mushrooms, Asian cooking wine, oyster sauce and more pantry items. The produce section, while limited, will carry the essentials you need. While you're there, take a gander at their housewares where you can find well priced dishes for your cooking class.
Mi Pueblo Grocery Store
Recently moved to a new location on Beach Blvd, this family owned local market specializes in Mexican, Spanish and Latin American groceries. A destination for the local hispanic community, their new store is bright and spacious. Mi Pueblo Grocery Store carries full lines of popular brands including Goya, La Costena and carries everything from fresh tortillas, queso fresco, masa, hominy, tons of canned beans, fresh and dried chillies and other pantry items. They pride themselves on their meat department which carries unique cuts and of course their restaurant where you can get a homemade meal to go.
FreshJax is a family run business in Jacksonville, Florida that specializes in organic spices and seasoning blends. After the McDonald family endured a health scare, they committed to a healthier life and found spices and seasonings as a way to make delicious homemade food. They import high quality spices from around the world empowering people in the Jacksonville community to enjoy a little spice in life. Make a stop at FreshJax for everything from paprika, oregano, cumin, turmeric, chipotle powder, ancho pepper, lemongrass powder, fenugreek, and even dried galangal.