Start a Cooking School

Are you a gourmand? If you are a food lover then your interest and experience will be an advantage for a cooking school business. Food business is constantly rising hence there is a demand in quality chef and testy food. Monetize your skills by starting a cooking tutoring business and provide some cooking lessons, ideas, tips to juvenile chefs.

Do you have a talent in cooking great tasting foods?

If so, it will be a good idea if you can start a cooking school. By offering cooking classes tutoring, you will be able to teach people including aspiring cooking chefs cooking ideas, cooking recipes and cooking tips. At the same time, you will also be able to monetize your ability in cooking baking because your students will be paying for you when you are starting cooking classes. Here are some of the things that you will be interested to know if you want to know how to start a cooking school:

Types of cooking classes that you can provide

By starting a class providing cooking lessons, you are basically starting a tutoring business. By providing private cooking class and professional cooking class, you will be teaching your students how to cook well. It will be best however, if you categorize your weekend cooking class depending on the type of foods that your students want to learn how to cook. It will be best, for example, to provide a special class to train students how to prepare dinner recipes and include in your particular class pointers on cooking shrimp recipes, fish recipes and chicken recipes. For your students who want to know about Italian cooking, prepare to teach about pasta recipes. It is also a good idea to start a French cooking class because many students who want cooking help with bread recipes and cake recipes are enrolling in French cooking schools. It is also great if you can provide your healthy cooking classes students with tutorials about cooking utensils, kitchen cabinets, Thai food, Chinese food, Christmas food vegetarian cooking, Mexican recipes, outdoor cooking, gourmet cooking, dessert recipes and Spanish recipes.

The Importance of Learning

Learning is important among cooking chefs who are operating a cooking school particularly because new foods are being introduced regularly. It is best that you can update yourself on cooking food by reading cooking books and cooking magazines. Your expertise in preparing a wide selection of recipes will also be crucial if you want to operate a successful cooking school. It is therefore best that you continue learning about preparing different kinds of foods ad recipes including the simplest baby food to the elaborate Mexican food and organic food. Remember to keep honing your cooking skills and abilities because your success as an entrepreneur operating a cooking school will largely depend on your ability as a chef.


  • Samuel said on August 20, 2009
    I am a cook based in Italy for 22yrs, I have been working in Italian Restaurants, and also taking up courses in cooking which has broaden up my ideas in this field. So I planned to open up a cooking school, to offer this knowledge to benefit the up coming ones in my country (GHANA). The structures are in construction, so I am looking for a sincere partnership or a accredited school in Europe for assistance. Hoping to hear a good response from your side, Thank You.
  • marika said on September 15, 2009
    why would you need a partnership? unless the other person can offer another skill that you cant do like, baking cakes. If you are a good chef and have a good personality, that's what people want, they want fun in a class!

    I'm in the process of starting a small cookery school from my kitchen, max 4 people. Most people want to be able to cook a few recipes well and that's it! The courses should just be one day or half a day. It's a fun experience eating, drinking and lots of great conversation. You could either start a small school from your home kitchen or hire out a kitchen when it's not in use. Start small, then build. Good luck!! have the confidence that's all you need. x marika
  • Hend said on November 23, 2009
    i am thinking to open a cooking school with different classes, with different kitchens (french, Egyptian, Chinese etc..) but i really want to know how to make a feasibility study, because i want to know will it works here in egypt or not.. hope to hear soon.
  • Kujai said on June 14, 2010
    Hi, I have a catering company i run from my home (Zambia). I think the advice is great especially on the part that people expect personality and fun when cooking. I want to start a cooking class too and i think Marika is right start small is the key, wish me luck!
  • Rita Bartling said on January 28, 2011
    pls give me some tips how to start a cooking school.
  • cole gregory said on March 30, 2011
  • Johansie said on May 3, 2011
    Hi I have a catering business and also teaching students to cook. My business is registered and I want to know if I am allowed to give student a certificate for completing a cooking class. Thank you Johansie
  • sharon van said on May 13, 2011
    i would like to tutor interested persons on the basics of cookery from my kitchen at home. i am looking for information on how to get started and also how to plan menus. i am not a trained chef but am a great cook!
  • rajesh chander said on December 13, 2011
    would like to operate cooking classes from my home. no formal education in cooking but deeply interested in cooking. jammu , jammu and kashmir , india
  • John said on December 26, 2011
    hi. am from Nigeria, i love cooking because am a chef. one of the joy i have is to come to ghana. is to start small business ( eg) food or me and someone start a cooking school. thanks
  • Sopuruchi said on June 4, 2012
    Hi i run a catering school in Port harcourt(Nigeria). I am looking for interested cooking school that my students are going to compete with. I believe it is going to be fun. Interested persons should contact me through my email address. Thanks.
  • Abdel Shamroukh said on December 17, 2012
    I live in Bahrain & I am interested in opening a culinary school. I need help in how to calculate start-up costs. Business plan. How many Chefs & tutors do I need for medium size school. Licenses is no issue. Rental space is no issue. Funding is no issue. I appreciate all the help you can offer.
  • brian said on June 4, 2014
    Hi I have studied food and beverage management me and my wife and we have passion in opening up a cooking school in south Africa to develop skills since the level of employment is scarce and we want to train all the people from different ages in the township of vosloorus eastrand of johannesburg
  • Oba Okojie Grace said on March 15, 2015
    I am a successful caterer, and I love what I do, but a lot of people come to me for training ,which I have not been doing, so my husband and I now desired to go into a cooking school but I really do not know how to go about it. Can you please help me.
  • Tobi said on May 13, 2015
    I am a Nigerian living in Europe. People call me a great cook and I know it myself. I am planning to start a cooking school. What strategy can I use to attract the white people to learn about West African dishes . They are many cuisines here, but the African cuisine is not known. I would like to introduce our fresh, healthy and nutritious meals to them. I need the best approach to go about it. Kindly help me.Many thanks.
  • mai ali said on May 15, 2015
    i have been running a cookery school for 3 months. but maintaining clients or making them keep coming back is a problem . pliz help
  • joshua henry said on October 28, 2015
    I am also a caterer but I hv interest in also setting a cooking school. Mrs oba okojie I don't mind if we team up to set up the cooking school. waiting for ur response
  • Mthunzi Qagana said on December 23, 2015
    I am about to start a Cooking School in South Africa at Mfuleni area ,but I don't know here to start , I can cook, what advice can you give me ? I have done a marketing research , I validated to my customer they are willing to come . Whats hold me now is teaching material and equipment .Thank you.
  • Rev. Fr. Cornelius N. Obe said on January 8, 2016
    I am a Catholic Priest from Nigeria. I founded a catering Institute at Nsukka, which has produced quality Caterers serving in various homes, hotels and parishes in Nigeria. I need suggestions and support of those who know more than I do to help me standardize the Institute.
  • GLORIA EKERUO said on October 20, 2016
    @Fr. Cornelius. I run a catering sch too, which is situated in Imo @ doing greatly well. pls u can reach us on dis 07060555097 for our humble suggestions. Thanks
  • Prince baiden Duah said on November 13, 2016
    I want to start a catering school and i have no money
  • Shopekan said on January 24, 2017
    my name is mr shola Shopekan ,i am a good chef and catering instructor i am looking for a good cratering school to teach call me on 08099873937
  • Chef Bobby B said on August 19, 2017
    I am looking for grant information and other financing assistance for education based service. We are piggybacking on the Sur Le table general idea, which offers entertainment instructional cooking classes. some of the programming is based on kids classes, mommy and me, cooking camps, we also offer more adult hands on classes comparable to the popular paint n sip businesses where its a hands on experience conducted by our resident Chef, as well as guest chefs who bring a different cuisine of the month. We have a retail store component with a homemade theme.
  • Ruth said on December 22, 2017
    Hi, am Ruth from Nigeria... I want to start a catering business where I can train people..What and what do I need to start with?


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