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Cooking Classes

Lincoln, NE

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Lincoln, NE

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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.

To participate from your location in Lincoln, NE, 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 Lincoln to Italy, Peru, 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.

Shopping is part of the fun of our cooking classes. Below is a list of local markets in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. Whether you're looking for Asian ingredients or local produce, these markets are a great place to start. Once your cooking class is booked, your Kitchen Assistant provides your Shopping List. After you meet, simply find the appropriate market to find your groceries. High quality ingredients is where your kitchen creation begins.

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Oriental Market

This unassuming market located on North 27th Street is a treasure trove of Asian ingredients for the Lincoln, Nebraska Asian food loving community. The market is a bit packed and disorganized but they carry a large selection of products from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries. Whether you're looking for dumpling wrappers, ramen noodles, rice noodles, tamarind paste, Korean gochujang paste, ponzu sauce, or a nice selection of miso paste, the Oriental Market is likely to carry it. They also have a large freezer department, so pick up from frozen dumplings for a quick weeknight meal.

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Leon's Gourmet Grocer

Leon's Gourmet Grocer is a locally owned gourmet market near the Antelope Park area of Lincoln. As an everyday market, you'll find a wide selection of items needed for your cooking class and feel good about keeping your dollars in the local community. They carry a large selection of locally grown and artisan products including seasonal produce, and while you won't find specialty items like kaffir lime leaves, you will find most everything else. They also carry fresh seafood and have a nice meat counter with butchers happy to help you with any speciality cut you may need.

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Lobo City Mex

This speciality market located on North 27th Street is a go to destination for the local Latin American community. They carry products from Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia and more countries and offer a wide selection of the favorite Latin brands. With stocked shelves carrying the full line of brands like Goya, La Costena, La Sierra, and more - you'll find everything from fresh, canned and dried chipotles, and jalapeños, masa flour, traditional spices and snacks to a selection of baked goods and fresh meats.

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Fareway Meat Market

This midwest based grocery store has over 122 locations across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. This speciality butcher is inside the larger every day grocery store. Carrying everything from high end cuts of Wagyu beef and Duroc pork to every day prime cuts, this is a great stop for any cooking class.

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Samovar European Deli

Samovar European Deli is a small market specializing in Polish, Russian, Hungarian, and German groceries. Tucked away in a small plaza when you enter the store you'll find stocked shelves filled with European delicacies. Have fun reading packages with unusual lettering as you scour the market for the items on your shopping list. Whether you're looking for smoked fish, speciality salami, imported cheeses, Hungarian paprika powder, sauerkraut, or gourmet snacks and baked goods, Samovar is a little gem in the Lincoln, Nebraska area.

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Russ's Market

With three locations across Lincoln, Russ's Market is an every day grocery store with a nice produce selection. This is a good stop for the every day items on your shopping list and will help you feel good knowing you're supporting a local market.