Grab an apron, Miami. It's time to learn how to make your favorite recipes from some of the city's best chefs. From Kendall to Brickell to Wynwood, take your pick of hands-on cooking classes. You'll whip up everything from Asian street food to fresh pasta, classic Indian, and even velvety chocolate. Best of all: No previous cooking experience is required. Be sure to sign up in advance because spots fill quickly.
1. Ayesha's Kitchen.
Cooking butter chicken in Ayesha's Kitchen.
Courtesy of Ayesha's Kitchen
At Ayesha D'Mello's Kendall home, students are encouraged to steer away from take-out and learn how to cook their own curry from scratch. Highlights include classic Indian cuisine, vegetarian delights, and Indian and Mexican mashups. Three-hour lessons cost $85 and are followed by a family-style meal in D'Mello's backyard. She offers 25 classes a year, as well as online and private lessons. 9105 SW 115th Ter., Miami; 305-254-0693; ayeshaskitchen.com.
2. Biltmore Culinary Academy.
Cooking at the Biltmore.
Courtesy of the Biltmore Hotel
During a limited
number of classes per year, the Biltmore's cooking school covers a wide range of topics, from Asian street food to Latin, Italian, and chocolate. Learn the basics and whip up a few recipes before diving into some wine and a family-style meal. Prices start at $100. 200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-913-3131; biltmorehotel.com.