*** Philly Cooking Lessons is officially shutting down operations as of July 1st 2019.  We are no longer accepting new clients but will accept appointments with past clients and gift card holders until July 1st 2020.

Thank you

It's been an amazing 7 years!!

Since 2012, I have loved coming to your homes and making delicious meals with you.  And while the business is still going strong, I do not have the time to continue providing an exceptional experience to our amazing clients anymore.  I'd also like to move on to new projects in 2020!  Thank you for your amazing support through the years.

Redeeming your Gift Card

Schedule a Lesson

Generally our calendars book out about 2 to 3 weeks in advance so schedule your lesson now!

Customize a Menu

Once your lesson is confirmed, you will receive a questionnaire to start the process of customizing your menu. This is also where you'll input your Gift Card number.

Grocery List

After your menu is finalized, your chef will send you a detailed grocery list.  OR you can choose to have the chef purchase the ingredients for a $50 fee + the cost of food*.


Private In-Home Cooking Lesson (for up to 4 people): $250

Each Additional Person: $75

Grocery Shopping Fee*: $50

Travel Fee < 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia: $30

Travel Fee Between 30 minutes and 60 minutes: $50

Travel > 1 Hour outside of Philadelphia: Contact Us

How Does it Work?

Lesson Day

Your chef will arrive at your house with their knives, recipes, and the ingredients* needed to cook your meal.

Game Plan

You'll start the lesson by going over the game plan with the chef, reviewing the recipes, and talking about the ingredients or techniques.


Your chef will demonstrate each technique and you will get hands on experience preparing your meal together.


Your chef is there to answer any questions you have about cooking along the way.  Ask them about their favorite restaurants or foods!


The BEST part, you eat all the fruits of your labor.  Feel free to invite your chef to dine with you!

Clean up

Our chefs will clean the dishes, too!  


My girlfriend and I have not had much experience cooking and preparing food. As a gift, we booked a lesson with Chef Ann and we had an amazing experience! Chef Ann is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, humble, and patient when it comes to giving lessons. We made a Rosemary Roasted Chicken with sides of potato salad, Cobb salad, and finished off with baking Lava Cakes. The whole lesson took around 3 hours. Chef Ann provided us with ideas of what to make prior to booking the lesson and provided a detailed grocery list for the food we needed. We had a great time and would 10/10 love to book again. A must do for all skill levels! Thanks again and hope to see you again soon, Ann!

Ben & Hayley

WOW. It's been a minute since I've reviewed something on Yelp, but I HAD TO REVIEW Philly Cooking Lessons.  I worked with Chef Justin and the rest of the team including Chef Ann, and it was AMAZING!!!  I was looking for something for a friend's birthday, something fun, something creative, something exciting.  When I learned about Philly Cooking Lessons, I knew this would be perfect.

Justin S.

We had the pleasure of cooking with Chef Zach last month. He was fabulous! He created a delicious menu for us and went through it in easy detail. He gave us suggestions on how to tweak it if we wanted something healthier or not so healthy and was interactive throughout the entire lesson.  He was professional and very friendly. Zach had a good sense of humor and was extremely patient with myself, my husband, and two friends. We weren't so easy at times - making silly jokes or being distracted but he was great with making sure things were done in a timely manner while having a great time! The recipes looked like they were from a fancy restaurant but didn't take long to make! Always a plus. I'd recommend Chef Zach to everyone. We will definitely have him come again.

Sabeen Z.