Hands-On Cooking Classes near Arlington, VA

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Discover new recipes and learn new culinary skills with recreational classes near our Clarendon apartments. These hands-on classes will teach you to make flavorful dishes from around the world.

Nearby classes include:


Just a 12-minute drive from our community, Cookology is “where Northern Virginia learns to cook.” Chefs take inspiration from the latest food trends and encourage everyone to make cooking a lifelong passion. Throughout the entertaining and informative sessions, students use the finest, freshest ingredients, and enjoy the meal together after class.

Cookology offers several classes, including Tasty Thai. Led by Australian chef David Thompson, participants learn to prepare simple, flavorful meals that don’t require a lot of time. Chef Thompson is an expert on Thai cooking, and believes the cuisine is about “the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.” The menu includes grilled chicken skewers, coconut shrimp, and salmon with sweet chili glaze. The next session is on November 24th. 


Called the foremost recreational cooking school in Washington DC, CulinAerie offers everything from Indian bread making to date night classes. The instructors boast years of experience and welcome everyone from beginners to accomplished cooks. The state-of-the-art kitchens feature the latest tools and flat-screen televisions. 

One of the upcoming classes at CulinAerie is British Indian Favorites. Chef Rupan Rao takes inspiration from his travels to create a menu that’s both fresh and exciting. You’ll prepare chicken tikka masala, cumin rice, and masala chai. Students will also receive a copy of Chef Rao’s book, Indian Cuisine – Popular Restaurant Dishes. Just 17 minutes from our community, the next session is on November 20th.

If you’re searching for a place to call home, please contact us. We will gladly arrange a tour of our vibrant Arlington, VA apartments. 

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