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Cooking Classes

Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Tampa, Florida. 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa to Italy, Mexico, 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 the Tampa, FL region 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.

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Oceanic Market

Located in Tampa Heights, Oceanic Market looks like a warehouse from the outside, but once you step in you'll realize you're in an Asian food dream. Specializing in Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese and Thai groceries, this is a perfect stop for anything from Thai chilli paste and palm sugar, to Japanese hon dashi and Kewpie mayonnaise. While you're there, you can pick up dinnerware to make your meal even more authentic.

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Cacciatore Bros.

Family owned by the Cacciatore family since 1896, this Italian speciality market is a destination to seek out. Steeped in history, a visit to Cacciatore Bros. will fill your grocery bags with authentic Italian products. Carrying everything from traditional cuts of meat, imported cheese, cured meat, Italian olives, pine nuts, Carnaroli rice, and over 60 shapes of dried pasta, you'll find everything and more for your Italian cooking class. Located on Hanley Road, Cacciatore Bros. is open daily.

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Latin Fresh Market

For over 30 years, Latin Fresh Market has been serving the Tampa Bay area with speciality Latin products difficult to find elsewhere. The market strives to provide access to the most authentic products and brands from Spanish countries including Spain, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brazil and others. While you're there, grab a Cuban Sandwich for the road.

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Called an 'apothecary for chefs' V Spicery is your one stop Tampa shop for any spice you could think of. The owner Val created this spice mecca out of a personal need, she loved to cook, but found the spice options expensive and bland. She opened the store in 2003 and they now carry everything from Ancho chilli pepper to green Cardamom pods, to Nigella seed. For anyone outside the Tampa area, they also ship across the United States.

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Heights Meat Market

Heights Meat Market has four locations in the Tampa area, including their namesake location in the Tampa Heights area. The source meat locally, but also bring in well known high end brands including Snake River Farms. They carry a wide array of cuts including Tomahawk ribeyes, picanha, Japanese wagyu, ribs and exotic meats like alligator and kangaroo.

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Good Earth Seafood

Another great stop for meat, Good Earth Seafood however is on our list for their seafood selection. They started as wholesalers selling seafood to restaurants and grocery stores, but after passerby's kept asking if they could stop in the shop, they opened it to the public. Stop at Good Earth Seafood for a friendly visit with the owners and pick up everything from whole fish, Louisiana crawfish, king crab, scallops, saku tuna and more. They're also happy to special order anything you may be looking for.