A couple toasting their wine glasses in the middle of a cooking class.

Become a Kitchen Guru with Cooking Classes in Houston

If you find yourself cooking the same meals over and over again each week, you’re not alone. Get out of your comfort zone and learn a few new kitchen tricks when you take local cooking classes. Just a short drive from Melia Medical Center Apartments. several hands-on cooking classes teach you new recipes.

Etta’s Kitchen

Etta’s Kitchen has only been around since 2016, but it is already turning up the heat in the cooking community. Owner Shakti Baum created a boutique-style space where culinary inspiration thrives. It is the perfect interactive experience for fun private events, including birthdays and bridal showers. Shakti believes good food is always a cause for celebration.

The cooking classes cover the fundamentals of kitchen wizardry as well as teaching new techniques and planning interesting menus. Take advantage of Shakti’s popular Steak Night classes or experiment with more exotic Asian cuisine. All of Etta’s signature classes offer a vegan option for those who prefer it. Shakti occasionally takes her cooking classes on the road for culinary trips you will cherish for years to come. 

Well Done Cooking Classes

Well Done Cooking Classes was purchased in September 2018 by husband and wife team, Michelle and Darrell Morris. It now offers over 80 different interactive cooking classes each with its own specialty and style. Chef Michelle used her culinary degree and experience as a corporate chef to launch Southern Cadence Cuisine, a private luxury catering service. Well Done Cooking Classes expands and complements her culinary niche. 

Cooking classes at Well Done are separated into two categories. The first is social in nature, partnering students into groups as they work together to create the venue’s “Three Course Dinner” or “Dinner Party” themes. In the second, you learn the fundamentals of meal preparation and baking. More serious cooks can take advantage of Well Done’s 20-course Culinary Certification Classes earning an industry-recognized culinary certificate.


urbanCHEF had its start in Houston in 2005 in a small building behind owner Chara Gafford’s home. She wanted to bring her considerable cooking talent and traditional culinary education to the neighborhood. urbanCHEF has since been relocated to Greenway Plaza where two large kitchens serve as classrooms.

Each of urbanCHEF’s professional cooking wizards offers customized lessons in their cuisine specialty. Learn all the tricks of successful vegetarian cooking or spice it up with a sassy Cajun menu. Chara also brings the fun to you for off-site events. From outdoor barbecues to home cooking parties, your special occasion or corporate get-togethers will shine when urbanCHEF takes the lead. 

Take a break from cooking at one of Houston’s ice houses. Houston is a fantastic city to call home. Melia Medical Center Apartments offers spacious luxury apartments in a convenient location with the best amenities. You can contact us anytime for more information or to arrange a private tour.

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