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Cooking Classes

Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee, WI

The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 Milwaukee, WI, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 Certified Tested cooking classes, your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Milwaukee 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.

Below is a list of local markets and stores in Milwaukee, WI to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop to find authentic and high quality ingredients. Great ingredients is where your kitchen magic begins.

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Asian International Market

Asian International Market is a well stocked and organized family owned market specializing in groceries from Southeast Asia with a focus on Thailand. As soon as you enter the store, you’ll notice the smell of Thai herbs and fresh produce. Continue along the aisles and you’ll see a huge selection of sauces to canned goods. They carry every Thai ingredient you could need whether you’re cooking Pad Thai or Green Curry. From lemongrass and tamarind paste to sticky rice and banana leaves, you’ll find a treasure trove of Asian ingredients here.

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A true and authentic Italian Market, Glorioso’s opened their doors in 1946 and has been serving Milwaukee ever since. If you’re on the hunt for “00” flour, semolina, high end olive oil, or Italian cheeses, you’ll find it here. While you’re there, you can pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy during your class! They specialize in traditional Italian sausages, so make sure to grab some to stock in the freezer for later.

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El Ray Foods

El Ray Foods is a family owned and operated Hispanic grocery store operating since 1978. They have three locations across Milwaukee and each are stocked with loads of Latin products. Whether you need queso fresco, fresh corn tortillas, spicy chili peppers, masa flour or Mexican chorizo you have found your shop. They have a beautiful fresh produce section as well. Whether you are making Enchiladas, Chicken Tinga, Stuffed Mexican Meatballs you can find the necessary ingredients at one of their locations.

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Attari Supermarket

Attari Supermarket specializes in groceries from the Middle East, Turkey, India and Pakistan. As soon as you walk into the store, you’ll feel like you’ve left the United States and have traveled to a foreign land. A small market, but not small on the products they sell. Pick up freshly baked pitas (rumored to be the best in town), browse a selection of imported olives, and marvel at the Middle Eastern spices hard to find elsewhere. They also have a butcher on site and carry an assortment of Halal Meat. While you’re there, you can pick up Turkish coffee to enjoy in the morning.

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Parthenon Foods

Parthenon Foods began as a Greek grocery store but out of a love of authentic ingredients it is now so much more. Founded in 1970, Parthenon Foods offers a huge selection of groceries from over 45 countries around the world spanning Hungary,Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Albania, Germany and more countries. Bring your shopping list, because no matter the cooking class you’re shopping for, you’ll find the specialty ingredients here. From fresh fish, imported cheese, and baked goods to spices and staples you’ll have fun browsing the aisles. They also have a fabulous deli. If you’re hungry, grab a gyro and envision yourself enjoying the sunshine in the Greek Islands.

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St. Paul Fish Market

If you’re skeptical that Wisconsin offers some of the highest quality fish around, visit this phenomenal store and you’ll change your mind. Established in 2005, you can find St. Paul Fish in the Milwaukee Public Market downtown. Flying in the bounty of the sea daily, they carry the freshest fish and seafood around. They have a huge assortment of seafood to be the centerpiece of your meal at home and an expert staff that is there to help. If you’re hungry, browse their prepared restaurant meals from lobster rolls to oysters to enjoy when you get home.