Whether you want to sharpen your cooking skills, learn new recipes or simply take part in a new activity and change up your routine, we've compiled a list of some of the best and newest cooking classes around the Gulf.

Chef Boutique – Kuwait

For a social experience that involves food and cooking, Chef Boutique would easily satisfy. With a wide variety of cooking such as Italian, Asian, Moroccan, French, and desserts, every student has their own personal station to work with. For children with a love for cooking, they've got a class just for them called Junior Chef.

For information regarding booking and pricing, visit www.chefboutique.com.kw

Whisk – Kuwait

Feel unprepared for Ramadan and would like to brush up on a few healthy recipes? Hurry up and book your spot in the Guilt-Free Ramadhan Sweets Class where you’ll be taught how to use whole-grain flour and all-natural sweeteners in desserts. The menu includes rose petal cookies, sesame date mini muffins, cardamom-spiced tea biscuits, and chocolate date truffles. Tempting? I think so!

Classes and recipes change weekly. Call +965 2225 1258 or visit their Facebook Page for more info.

Young Chefs Academy – Kuwait and Jeddah

Want your kids to do more than lick the bowl in the kitchen? Located in Discovery Mall, the weekly classes are offered to 3-year-olds and above. The young chefs will not only be taught how to wrap up a meal, but also basics such as kitchen safety, proper food handling, presentation, table setting, and manners.

For more information regarding booking and pricing, visit www.youngchefsacademy.com

Balance Café – Dubai

With a healthy eating preeminence, Balance Café offers weekly cooking classes that range from Indian to Japanese dishes. With no artificial flavors and sweeteners, you’ll leave with more than just a delicious plate of food.

For more information, call +971 4 384 7010 or email balancecafe.oasis@cplmg.com

The Cooking School (hosted at Balance Café) – Dubai

Learn to cook fresh antipasti and risotto from Carluccio’s restaurant chef, or learn some Thai soups and salads from Mango Tree’s chef.  Craving something with extra spice? Zafran and Ushna Indian restaurants provide specific dishes from North, South, and Coastal India, some cooked using organic ingredients.

For further information and bookings call +971 4 5014051

Nobu – Dubai

If you’re a fan of the world-famous Japanese restaurant Nobu, then you’re just in luck! The kitchen offers monthly cooking courses at 9 am on the first Saturday of each month. Learn from the best of the best!

Reservations are required. Classes take place at Nobu in The Atlantis The Palm. Call +971 4 426 0760.

AlBayt, The Palace –The Old Town, Downtown Dubai

For those of you who want to learn the basics to cooking, this is the right class for you. You’ll be introduced to many things including making the perfect scones and cakes. The class is taught be a female pastry chef.

For reservations, call +974 4 428 7805

Jones the Grocer – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha

Every week, classes are hosted at this eatery's venue by reservation. Students are taught how to cook specific main dishes such as roast chicken and prawn curry. They also offer a master class that focuses only on chocolate and desserts.

For reservations, call or email the stores directly. Contact information is available at www.jonesthegrocer.com

Cooking Sense at Tavola – Dubai and Oman

With modern and stylish cookware accessories, chopping, grinding, and baking cannot get any easier. Classes vary from Arabic cuisine (traditional), basic baking and cooking, and special occasions. A 30 minute “cook your own” class is also offered by Tavola. If you prefer some company, take the “Cooking with Friends” class, and if you have children, register them in the “Mini Chefs” class.

Classes vary in price. For reservations contact info@cooking-sense.com

Sheraton Hotel – Bahrain

The Sheraton in Manama, Bahrain offers a number of cooking classes for the culinary enthusiast from various different cuisines. Classes are taught by world class chefs.

For more information, visit www.sheraton.com/bahrain or call +973 39026011

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