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Whether you are a professional chef or couldn’t cook a meal to save your life, everyone can benefit from cooking lessons. And your relationship? Well, that would definitely benefit from cooking classes too.
After all, they say the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? And we’re pretty sure most women wouldn’t say no to a beautiful home cooked meal either.
So if you’re looking for a great date night that both you and your partner can benefit from, try taking a cooking class together!
What Are Cooking Classes?
Cooking classes are, as you have probably guessed, classes that teach you how to cook.
Unless you’re enrolling in a culinary program at your local college or university, most cooking classes are relatively short in duration.
Some cooking classes run for a few weeks, while others just run for a single night.
Either way, these short classes provide hands-on experiences for you and your partner to learn how to cook.
Depending on which type of class you take, you may learn how to cook a single dish, basic cooking techniques, baking or decorating techniques, or even basic knife skills. There are even classes out there that can teach you about food preparation and presentation skills.
The type of cooking class you take is really up to you and your date. If you are married and looking to improve your daily meals, you may want to enroll in a weekly class to learn more about cooking together.
If it’s your first date, you might want to just stick to a single class where you can learn more about creating one particular dish.
5 Reasons Cooking Classes Make a Great Date:
It’s Not A Conventional Date
Cooking classes aren’t your normal date idea – and that’s what makes them exciting.
Sure, you could take your date to dinner and a movie.
But why have someone else cook your meal when you can enjoy the experience of cooking it together?
After all, couples who cook together stay together. (Yes, we just made that up).
Cooking classes are most often taught by professional chefs (at least they should be).
So even though you won’t be going to a 5 star restaurant, that doesn’t mean you won’t be eating a 5 star meal.
Once you’re finished cooking, you’ll get to indulge. Your meal will be delicious and you can share the pride that you made it together.
You’ll Learn New Skills
Cooking classes are for everyone. Yes, we definitely recommend them for amateur cooks, but we also recommend them for professional chefs.
No matter how good of a cook you are, there is always room for improvement.
And whether your date and you work out or not, at least you’ll be able to take home some much needed skills for the future.
You can learn how to roll sushi, make roasted beans, or even your own ice cream creations!
It Opens Up Ideas For The Next Date
Today you take cooking classes and tomorrow you cook together in your own kitchen!
Cooking classes allow you to get to know each other in a more relaxed, public setting.
But if things go well, these classes can also make room for the next date where you cook a meal together at home.
You can use your first date cooking class as an ice breaker, and then sit down and have some deeper conversations over your second dinner date at home.
It’s A Team Building Activity
Cooking together requires working together as a team. In a cooking class, you’ll have to work together to prepare, cook, and present your food.
If you’re newly dating, this will give you the opportunity to see how the two of you work together under stress.
If you’ve been together for a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to work on improving communication and team working skills together.
This could even turn into a new couples hobby for the 2 of you.
Group Classes vs. Personal Classes
Many cooking schools will offer both group and personal class options. Which you choose is completely up to you and your date.
If you’re on a first date, your date might feel more comfortable in a group class setting.
If you’re more comfortable with one another, you might prefer personal or couples classes.
These classes are designed specifically with date night in mind, allowing you to work one-on-one with your own personal chef.
Many classes these days will also offer in-class or at-home options. If you choose the at-home option, you can cook from the comfort of your own kitchen with a chef by your side via a media connection.
Or make this a fun double date!
Which Type of Class is best for Date Night?
There are so many different types of cooking classes out there, and which one you choose is really up to you.
With that being said, when it comes to date night we highly recommend a dish-based class (especially if you are just getting to know each other).
These are classes where you will learn to cook an individual meal together.
For example, you may choose an Italian cooking class where you will learn to cook a 5 star Italian dish.
Ask your date what their favorite type of food is, and then choose the best option from there.
If you have been with your partner for a long time and are both into learning more about cooking, then we may recommend some of the more advanced classes like learning how to work with knives or learning the art of presentation.
But for first dates, stick with something more simple.
Of course, cooking classes aren’t the only way that you can incorporate cooking into a date.
At Home Cooking Dates
For some fun at home cooking dates try:
- Blindfolded cooking date night
- Blindfolded taste testing night
- Cooking competition night
- Round the World date night (dishes from different countries)
- DIY Pizza date night
- Chopped/Iron Chef Dare Night
- Dessert Date
And for those of you who are married, may we suggest naked cooking? You could really spice it up in the kitchen!
Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.