Five Best Cooking Classes in Miami

Pasta cooking class at La Centrale.
Pasta cooking class at La Centrale. Photo by Yesi Flores

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click to enlarge Pizza Preparation at La Centrale. - COURTESY OF IVO D'AGUIAR
Pizza Preparation at La Centrale.
Courtesy of Ivo D'Aguiar
3. La Cucina at La Centrale. Risotto, pizza, pasta, and cannolis are part of La Centrale's monthly roster of cooking classes at La Cucina. Inside a multipurpose demonstration kitchen on La Centrale's third floor, a small group of attendees creates made-from-scratch dishes while sipping wine and nibbling on small bites. La Cucina also hosts free weekend cooking classes for kids. Admission starts at $50. 601 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-720-2401;
click to enlarge Students work with Norman Van Aken at In the Kitchen. - COURTESY OF IN THE KITCHEN WITH NORMAN VAN AKEN
Students work with Norman Van Aken at In the Kitchen.
Courtesy of In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken
4. In the Kitchen With Norman Van Aken. Led by the founding father of New World cuisine, Norman Van Aken's In the Kitchen offers a bounty of cooking classes offering fare ranging from French farm dishes to barbecue and vegetarian. Classes take place inside a luxury home kitchen, which is located next door to his Wynwood restaurant, Three, and are hosted by Van Aken or a visiting chef. Admission starts at $50. 50 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-748-6915;
click to enlarge Cooking class at the Wynwood Yard. - PHOTO BY FUJIFILMGIRL
Cooking class at the Wynwood Yard.
Photo by Fujifilmgirl
5. The Wynwood Yard. Strap on an apron and learn how to make a wholesome meal at the Yard Box, a repurposed shipping container outfitted with cooking stations. Some of Miami's best chefs — from MadLab's Soraya Kilgore to Genuine Hospitality's Michael Schwartz — teach intimate groups how to create sustainable recipes using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Admission starts at $50. 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366;
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