Andrea Anastasiou30 Aug 2016 AT 04:06 PM

4 cooking schools to try in Dubai

Because it’s still too hot to be outside...
Andrea Anastasiou30 Aug 2016 AT 04:06 PM
#Dubai, Food, Cooking Class, Culinary Boutique, Classes
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#Dubai, Food, Cooking Class, Culinary Boutique, Classes
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Culinary Boutique 
Located in Jumeirah, the Culinary Boutique’s cooking classes cover everything from Emirati cuisine through to tapas, Thai and Mexican. They have two state-of-the-art kitchen studios that are fully equipped with individual cooking stations and a live demonstration area. One of the workshops on offer is called knife skills, which is something we definitely need a bit of help with...
Try...the Emirati cuisine class. It’s about time we learnt how to make the food of our adopted homeland.
Where: Villa 56, Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
Contact: +971 4 345 0023

Top Chef Cooking Studio
This homely cooking school has two kitchens available for classes. Their schedule covers everything from specials of various cuisines (they have a Japan special coming up on September 1), to cupcake decorating and classes for the little ones. They even have a breakfast class where you can learn to master classic brekkie dishes like eggs Benedict and French toast.
Try...the culinary art class. You can then show off your professional skills at your next dinner party.
Where: Villa 196, Beach Road, Jumeirah
Contact: +9714 385 5781

Top Chef at Home....a Culinary Treat at your table ! enjoy the unique experience of a personal chef in the comfort of your very own home ! #topchefhome #finedining #gourmet #fenchcuisine #treat #indulge #goodfood #dinner #party #guests #together #happymoments Top Chef Cooking Studio offers the utmost in personal chef services in Dubai Pick your special occasion and we will take care of each and every detail to make it memorable. From menu planning, purchasing the ingredients, cooking and serving, to leaving your kitchen spotless… we take care of everything – including dedicated table decoration, a subtle art mastered by our team that will make your dinner party an unforgettable social event. Let’s make your dream dinner party come true!

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School of Culinary and Finishing Arts (SCAFA)
This JLT-based cooking school boasts a teacher to student ration of 1:6 and has something for both amateurs and Gordon Ramsay wannabes alike. Take the cake decorating class and come away with both mad skills and Instagram-worthy cake shots (if that’s your sought of thing). They also offer classes for two, making it the perfect place to drag a reluctant partner to.
Try...the pastry class. Because anything wrapped in pastry is a winner. Fact.
Where: Retail unit 16, cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers
Contact: +9714 379 4044

International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) 
Based in Knowledge Village, ICCA has everything from set-menu plans to an artisan Italian pizza course and amateur patisserie course. The set menu plans are available for loads of different cuisines, too. Many of their courses are accredited by City & Guilds, making this a good option for those of you looking to go pro.
Try...the artisan chocolate course. Need we say why?
Where: Block 8, Knowledge Village
Contact: +971 4 457 8811