Last updated February 5th 2019
A cooking class is a great option if you are looking to learn new skills, have a unique first date, or have an awesome yom kef! There are loads of awesome cooking studios in Tel Aviv, from home cooking studios and classes, to more professional courses in cooking schools and culinary equipment shops. Scroll down for the Best Cooking Classes in Tel Aviv.
Classes typically cost between 180-300 NIS per person, which includes eating the food afterwards, and in some cases lots of wine.
Tel Aviv | Group and Private Experiences (English)
The best way to bring Israeli food home with you is to learn some of the tricks of the trade from Delicious Israel guides and chefs. We begin at the Carmel Market amidst the spice sacks and fresh fruit stalls, learning about the key fresh and dried ingredients critical for Israeli cooking. After enjoying the sights and scents (and a few tastings!), we will return to our home kitchen studio (~12-15 minute walk) and prepare a meal to remember with a menu based on Israeli cuisine’s diverse ethnic influences. Read more.
Delicious Israel also offers some awesome culinary tours in Tel Aviv, click here to check them out.
Eduard Bernstein St 9 | Group Classes (in Hebrew and English)
If you are looking for something really special, check out Phyllis’ workshops – she typically runs 1-2 a month in the intimate setting of her home in Tel Aviv. Phyllis runs two classes – vegan cooking and gluten-free cooking – followed by a delicious feast. The workshops are in Hebrew, but Phyllis is American-born so can easily switch between the two languages. Read more.
Givatayim | Classes in English
All classes are hosted by a local chef in their home where you can see, taste and smell the local food and spices. Israeli food is all about passion and they will channel that into the flavors we produce in the kitchen, making things that both taste delicious and can be made again and again in your own home. Classes generally span 2-3 hours depending on the menu one chooses- anything from classic Israeli dishes to Moroccan favorites to Jewish holiday pastries. In addition to offering Israeli cuisine they also offer lessons in authentic Mexican, Italian, and Asian fusion. Read more.
Yaffo | Classes in English
Kristóf provides personal cooking class or courses with him – at the comfort of your home, or at the boutique guest house and art space Yafo Creative. Through these courses you’ll learn the basics of plant based cooking, get to know how to prepare a 4 dishes dinner in just 90 minutes, and you’ll find a new, creative passion towards easygoing gastronomy – no fuss, more flavours, and even more fun. Read more.
Ben Avigdor 19 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew) | KOSHER
This fun kosher cooking studio is great for beginners, corporate events or if you are just looking for a fun activity! They have many different workshops available, including Asian, Italian, Mexican, sushi, health food, and lots more. We tried the Indian Cooking course and it was great! Each workshop lasts for 3 hours of learning about the cuisine and ingredients you are going to use, prepping and cooking, followed by the best part… eating! Read more.
Nes Lagoyim St 53 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew)
Part of the Dan Hotels Chain, Dan Gourmet offers both one-off classes and more specialized courses. There have a wide variety of classes to choose from (Asian, Italian, Pastries, Who’s Afraid of Fish?), mostly done in the evenings in Hebrew. There are also a couple of courses available in English for those wanting take a little bit of Israel home with them: Traditional Jewish Cooking and Traditional Israeli Cooking. Read more.
Yisrael Bak 41 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew) | KOSHER
Foodsteps is a kosher cooking school based in Tel Aviv that offers an exciting culinary experience based on a variety of cuisines from around the world. You can either sign up to one of their existing classes (in Hebrew, there are a maximum of 16 people per class meaning you get a lot of attention), or if you are in a group you can order a special class (in English or Hebrew). Classes include Dim Sum, Asian Cooking, and many more options. Read more.
Elifelet 23 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew)
So we know this isn’t really cooking – but nothing goes better with a good meal than a delicious cocktail! Israel’s top bartending school, Zman Amiti offers both basic 2-hour classes, and more advanced 6 week masterclasses. For the basic classes, they have 2 classes a month for anyone to join (in Hebrew), or you can schedule a group class of at least 10 people – perfect for a yom kef (in English and Hebrew). Read more.
Kitchen Equipment Shops
HaTa’arucha St 3 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew)
Located in the Namal, luxury German kitchen manufacturer Bulthaup have built a beautiful professional working kitchen next to their showroom to teach customers how to get the most out of their equipment. The kitchen fits about 20 lucky people for 3 hours of fun, using only the best ingredients, most of which has been freshly sourced from the Tel Aviv Port Food Market next door. There are several workshops available, including Sushi Art, French Chocolate Dessert, and Thai food. Read more.
Carlebach 11 | Group Classes (in Hebrew) and Private Classes (in English and Hebrew)
One of Israel’s largest kitchen equipment chains, with shops all around Israel, also hosts cooking classes in most of its locations – the more you cook, the more equipment you’ll need! In Tel Aviv their classes are held at the Carlebach branch, and there’s a wide range to choose from – including French cuisine, Thai, Italian, street food and lots more. All classes are in Hebrew. Read more.
Learning is fun! For more cool classes check the Classes and Workshops tag in the Secret Tel Aviv Business Directory!