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Cooking Classes

Omaha, NE

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Omaha, NE

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

Below are a list of local markets and stores in the Omaha, Nebraska area to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you meet with your Kitchen Assistant, take your shopping list and find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is part of the fun and where your kitchen creation begins.

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Asian Market

Located on 76th and Dodge Street is Asian Market. While it may appear a bit drab, when you enter you'll see an Asian speciality store that has everything you need. In their extensive produce section you'll find everything for Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cooking. Browse interesting vegetables like Thai basil, long beans, jicama, yucca, kaffir lime leaves, water spinach, Japanese eggplant, galangal, tamarind, and pandan leaves. In the pantry sections, your ingredient needs are covered for any pad thai, pho or gyoza class you chose.

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Orsi's is a speciality Italian bakery, pizzeria and market. Yes, they have great half sheets of pizza, but we want you to visit for other reasons. Founded in 1919 by World War I veteran Alfonso Orsi, this quaint spot is one of the last remaining of Omaha's Little Italy. Devastated by a fire in 1997, they rebuilt in the same location, because as Bob Orsi said "my customers know where to find me". This family owned market is a special part of Omaha's history. You'll find a nice selection of Italian imported goods including high quality olive oil, gourmet pasta, Italian rice, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian tomatoes, and of course their great selection of cheese and meats in thee deli.

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Mediterranean Grocery

Mediterranean Grocery is exactly that, a specialty grocer located on Blondo Street near North 90. This small store carries an authentic selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean groceries. If you're looking for red pepper paste, couscous, grape leaves, high quality olives, eggplant puree or well priced spices, this market is a nice place to visit.

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Jacobo's is a family owned Mexican grocer established in Omaha in 1976. This well organized store has a variety of fresh produce (think tomatillos, poblano peppers, and plantains), homemade tortillas made daily, along with a great selection of pantry items covering off any ingredient you'd need for a Mexican, Peruvian or Brazilian cooking class. But make sure to stop at the bakery for an extra treat. They carry a number of authentic sweet treats like Bolillos, Conchas and other traditional cookies. Note, stop at the bank before your visit, they only take cash.

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Savoury Spice

Savoury Spice has tens of locations across the US with their Omaha location sitting on Elm Street in the Rockbrook Village. While they're known for their spice blends, this is a good place to shop for fresh spices. They carry a large collection of spices from around the world including fenugreek, coriander, turmeric, liquid tamarind paste, and ancho chilli powder.

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Just Good Meat

In a city known for their meat, Just Good Meat is a destination for many. Located between “L” St and “F” St on 84th, this butcher carries a great selection of premium meats including pork loin roast, short ribs, baby back ribs, bone-in ribeyes, porterhouse steaks, osso bucco, quail, and whole chickens. They also carry seafood including clams, mussels, lobster, and a selection of fresh fish, There isn't much you can't find, including a bone for Benji. They carry dog bones and food for your puppy, as well!