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Date Night Cooking Classes

My live cooking classes offer a unique and exciting experience for couples on a date night in Austin. Not only do you get to learn a new skill together, but it also helps to break the sometimes uncomfortable silence that comes with getting to know someone new. Cooking is a new skill for many of the individuals that come, and you can learn quite a bit about someone new when you’re learning together.

For example, one of my guests brought a date to learn how to make pad-Thai in the early stages of their relationship. As they completed their pad-Thai menu and enjoyed the meal together, I realized that one of them had pushed their meat protein off to the side. I asked, “are you a vegetarian?” To which they replied, “yes”. It was such an eye-opening moment for their date, as they had already been out to a couple of restaurants that were mainly meat-based. It opened a discussion for them that they thought would come later or hadn’t thought about yet. It was a really cool moment where they were able to learn more about each other in a fun, safe environment that brings couples together.

My teaching kitchen is located in the historic Zilker Park district, less than a mile from Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs, two miles from downtown and Zilker Park where all of our large music festivals are held. The area itself is very historical and central to Austin. In addition to that, you get to learn how to cook regional cuisine. I offer various menus such as Pad Thai, Charcuterie Boards, Pot Stickers & Dumplings, and even a menu that’s all about street tacos with your very own homemade tortillas.

It all starts with the expectations that a couple comes to class with and having an open mind to learn. We’ll cover knife skills, understanding how to slice, dice, julienne, matchstick cuts, and more. You’ll also learn how to pick good produce in a market, flavor profiling, and food prep. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients and various culinary techniques, my live teaching classes offer a unique and unforgettable experience.


For couples looking to book a class, please email me at so we can discuss your timing, expectations, and food restrictions. With a small class size of 6 or less, you will have personalized attention and plenty of time to learn and have fun. You can book a time to join an open class or put together your own private class with a group of other friend couples.