The 10 Best Cooking Classes in Cairo in 2020

In Egypt, there is not too many options for cooking classes. But the classes that are offered offer more than just Egyptian cuisine. The classes offer a hands-on experience to be a part of a culture, learn new skills, and get to know locals. Many of the classes are also offered at places that offer more than just cooking classes, so that visitors can expand their horizons with more than just cooking.

The House of Cooking

The House of Cooking

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You can select either the International Cuisine Class or the “I Love Egypt” Cooking class giving a great variety of options. You learn side by side with chefs that have taught more than 900 people from children to adults and are certified in pasta making, Asian food, and sea food.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/finurymT8xo6mVyJ6
Hours:
Open 9am to 5pm
Class times vary
Closed: Friday
Website: http://thehouseofcooking.com/
Price:
“I Love Egypt” = 1- 2 attendees $100 each, 3 or more $75
International Cuisine Class = 690LE for minimum of 4 people.

Art Café

Art Café

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The cooking classes are held in Arabic, French, and English which is great for tourists. They teach kids ages 5 to 12 how to make even unhealthy foods healthy, such as pizza and cookies. There will also be activities and fun games for the kids to play.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/TXmjvAYZ98pdMgav7
Hours:
Open 10am-10pm Saturday Through Wednesday, 10am-7pm on Thursday
Classes Held from 5pm to 7pm Thursday and Saturday
Closed: Friday
Website: https://www.artcafe-egypt.com/
Price: 4 classes / 1200 EGP

Egyptian Chef Association

Egyptian Chef Association

Source: Egyptian Chef Association

Workshops are held in both the ECA training room and separate locations. Trainings can even take place at a location of your choice. The workshops are concluded with a test that allow you to get certified for your skills.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/SXrpfXAdpuRcFjen8
Hours:
Workshop Hours Range, Multiple Day Workshops Available
Open 9am-6pm
Closed: Friday and Saturday
Website: http://www.egyptchefs.com/
Price: 4 classes / 1200 EGP

The Kitchen Three

The Kitchen Three

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The Kitchen Three offers classes for all training levels. The program meets international standards of professional cooking. Classes offer local certification, quality training, secure lockers, and coffee breaks.
Map: https://g.page/kitchenthree?share
Hours:
Training Hours Vary
Open 10am-6pm
Closed: Friday
Website: https://www.kitchenthree.com/
Price: Price Varies

Mon Appetit

Mon Appetit

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Courses are offered to professionals and home cooks alike. There are classes for people of every level. There are also classes for everything from pastries to hot kitchen cooking.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/iXfRR1pp1PvAZCtg7
Hours:
Class dates and Hours Vary
Open 9am-9pm
Closed: N/A
Website: https://monappetit-academy.com/cooking-classes-cairo
Price: Price Varies

Kalimat

Kalimat

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Tourists who also want a language experience will love the Kalimat language and cultural center. The center offers beginner and advanced classes on written and spoken Arabic, as well as cooking classes in traditional Egyptian dishes.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1zFWmkJKiqytynbn7
Hours:
Open 9am-5pm
Class Dates and Hours Vary
Closed: Friday and Saturday
Website: https://kalimategypt.com/
Price: Price Varies

The Cooking School

In this certified cooking kitchen, you can learn knife skills, pastry skills, Italian cuisine, and French cuisine just to name a few. One on one classes are also available for personalized attention.
Map: https://share.here.com/p/e-eyJuYW1lIjoiVGhlIENvb2tpbmcgU2Nob29sIiwiYWRkcmVzcyI6Ik1pZHRvd24gbWFsbCwgRmlmdGggc2V0dGxlbWVudCwgQ2Fpcm8sIEVneXB0IiwibGF0aXR1ZGUiOjMwLjAxMzQ3OTk1OTM3NiwibG9uZ2l0dWRlIjozMS41MDE0NzE5OTYzMDcsInByb3ZpZGVyTmFtZSI6ImZhY2Vib29rIiwicHJvdmlkZXJJZCI6MTA3MjUxOTU0MDY2ODMxfQ==
Hours:
Open 10am - 10pm
Class Dates and Hours Vary
Closed: Sunday
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Thecookingschooleg/
Price: Price Varies, usually around the 700-950 egp range

Ibis Restaurant & Cooking School

Ibis Restaurant & Cooking School

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This cooking school founded by swiss chefs is a nice change of pace considering that it likes to combine pottery with cooking. If you like beautiful scenery, this establishment also has a beautiful view of a lake.
Map: https://g.page/ibisrestaurantandcookingschool?share
Hours:
Open 9:00am-8:30pm
Class Dates and Hours Vary
Closed: Tuesday
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ibisrestaurantandcookingschool/
Price: Price Varies

Private Cairo: Home Cooked Experience

Private Cairo: Home Cooked Experience

Source: Private Cairo: Home Cooked Experience

This cooking class allows patrons to get an ‘at-home’ experience, enjoy local Egyptian food, and talk to locals. There is also a guide who can inform patrons about local life and pick up and drop off at your hotel is also included.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cmqeixAe515F9D1GA
Hours:
Open 5pm – 9 pm
Monday-Friday
Closed: Friday
Website: https://www.urbanadventures.com/Cairo-tour-Private-Cairo-Home-Cooked-Experience?__uap=Cairo
Price: USD 188 for one or two people, price varies for more

Mamushka

Mamushka

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Mamushka is a local restaurant with a cozy setting and a library. Best of all, chefs use local ingredients to create dishes. You have the option to participate in the creation and the chefs encourage patrons to work on their skills while supervising of course.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gJav2cMRgfcjjY7u6
Hours:
Open 11 am to 11 pm.
Class Dates and Hours Vary, usually from 6-9pm
Closed: N/A
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MamushkaTheFeedlot/
Price: Price Varies

Why Taking a Cooking Classes in Cairo is a Must-Do

Take a Cooking Class in Egypt and Learn More Than Local Cuisine

Taking cooking classes in another country is a great way to bring part of that country home with you. The classes that are listed are great for people of every skill level. There are also classes for children so that the whole family can enjoy a cultural experience. Most people would assume that Egypt would only be a good place to find local Egyptian food. But on the contrary, most of the classes that are listed have professionals that are certified on how to make food from various cultures.

Take a Cooking Class in Egypt to Expand Your Horizons

There are also options for cooking classes in Egypt that open a whole world of other options. For example, the Art Café has both cooking classes for kids and various other classes for all ages. You can try pottery or painting while your kid is learning how to cook healthy. Another example is the Kalimat Cultural Center, where you can learn how to speak the native language and cook local foods. If you are visiting Egypt, you should try to expand yourself and your world by trying what Egypt has to offer. Then you can bring home lifelong skills as a reminder of your visit.



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