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TexasCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

In Texas, food is more than a meal - it's the Lone Star State's culture and way of life. Travelling across the state, you’ll find award-winning BBQ, the original Tex-Mex, truly astounding seafood, and the best chili to ever grace a bowl. From five-star restaurants and renowned chefs to undiscovered food joints manned by tomorrow's culinary superstars, a cooking vacation in Texas will offer a flavor for every palate. So grab a fork and your taste for adventure and "come 'n get it."

Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Texas

San Antonio Culinary Getaway
San Antonio offers the best Tex-Mex in the nation, but their cuisine is far more complex than one might imagine. A mixture of Mexican, American and International flavors establish a spicy foundation for this eclectic fare, creating a recipe for the perfect culinary getaway.
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Location: San Antonio, Texas

— Texas Cooking Schools —

A Little Bit of Texas Cooking School
San Antonio 830-914-3325
Experience Lectures and Demonstrations by Guest Chefs and Wine Experts from all over the State of Texas featuring the preparation of Southwestern, Mexican, Texas, and Herbal Cuisine.
Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine
San Antonio 210-222-0561
Cooking with Blanca is a hands-on experience, as the audience participates! Learn great techniques on how to make a perfect Enchilada Verde, Avocado Salsa and true Tex-Mex Enchilada.
Asian American Cultural Center
Austin 512-336-5069
Welcome to the Asian American Cultural Center! Our mission is to provide the facilities, expertise and unique space for the sharing of culture between the East and the West in the American Experience. Thank you and enjoy exploring!
Catering Solutions
San Antonio 210-421-0100
Try a new twist at your next party: have a catering cooking class at your home for your family and friends. Food, Fun, and Frolic at Your Next Home Party.
Central Market
Dallas 214-361-5754
Central Market offers a wide range of culinary classes, including demonstration, hands-on and interactive classes as well as a variety of wine classes. Classes include recipes, demonstrations and sample tastings.
Chef Jo's Home Cooking
Houston 832-687-0490
Chef Jo offers several different opportunities for those who would like to learn to cook...from cooking parties to a series of cooking classes. All classes are hands-on and include aprons for each class member to keep.
Cooking by Design
Austin 512-431-8751
Enjoy the comforts of home while sipping on a drink and watching the Texas sun go down in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Cooking by Design offers a wide range of cooking classes that will enhance your busy lives and take the pressure out of everyday cooking.
Cooking with Chef Jerry
Addison 972-313-7663
Chef Jerry performs private cooking demonstrations offering a selection of menus from past to present cooking demonstration shows.
Cooking with Clive
Houston 713-780-1898
Clive Berkman, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, grew up with a love and adoration of good food closely watching his mother teach cooking classes in the back of their home.
Culinary Institute - Alain & Marie Le Notre
Houston 713-692-0077
Recreational classes are Hands-on leisure learning sessions offered once a month. Attendees are taught how to prepare recipes by one of our chefs and enjoy a tasting with food & wine pairing.
Faraday's Cooking School
Austin 512-266-5666
Faraday’s Kitchen Store hosts demonstration cooking classes throughout the year. Watch, listen and learn as the chef-instructor demonstrates techniques and prepares recipes for you to sample.
Hands On Cooking
Lake Jackson 979-798-2248
Hands On Cooking pioneered the “Whole Menu Method” of teaching cooking. You don't get bored with technical lessons; your group creates an entire dinner (even dessert!).
HoustonCooking.com
Houston 713-592-9810
HoustonCooking.com gives ordinary Houstonians the chance to have award-winning chefs teaching cooking classes in their homes! A private cooking lesson is a great opportunity for family, friends, co-workers or club members to socialize and learn something new.
Hudson's on the Bend Cooking Classes
Austin
Hudson’s on the Bend Cooking Classes meet once a month, and are held at Chef Blank’s unique Hill Country home overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. Classes include recipes, instruction and a four course meal with wine. Class sizes are limited, so please call us at 800-996-7655 or 512-266-7655.
Kalachandji's
Dallas 214-821-1048
Come and learn gourmet Indian Vegetarian cooking with master chef Manjuali Devi, conducted within the professional stadium kitchen at the Kalachandji Restaurant and Palace.
Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast
Brenham 877-690-0676 website »
Texas cooking classes and foodie events at our Brenham ranch, near Chappell Hill and Round Top, are about creating memorable experiences in a relaxing atmosphere with recipes you can duplicate at home! Choose demo-style or hands-on cooking class incorporating lessons in culinary herbs, leading to a fabulous meal!
Rice Epicurean Market
Houston 713-954-2152
Rice Epicurean Cooking School continues to be a leader in presenting the food industry's latest and most renowned chefs from Houston and across the country to teach classes. The classes are open to the public almost every day or evening for a modest fee.
Sur la Table
Houston 713-533-0400
Sur La Table's cooking programs provide the opportunity for you to become a celebrity in your own kitchen. Instructors include each region's best known as well as internationally renowned chefs willing to share their secrets.
Sur la Table
Dallas 214-219-4404
Sur La Table's cooking programs provide the opportunity for you to become a celebrity in your own kitchen. Instructors include each region's best known as well as internationally renowned chefs willing to share their secrets.
Tastefully Yours
Grapevine 817-488-0896
Since 1990, Rena Marson and Debbie Stone have been proudly serving the Metroplex and surrounding area with full-service catering and cooking classes from Grapevine, Texas.
Thai Cooking with Jam
Austin 512-6949796
Learn authentic Thai home cooking from scratch. Learn the tricks and tips of Thai home cooking that have been passed on to me by my mother and grandmother…learn it the right way.
The Cooking Depot
Cuero 361-275-2725
At The Cooking Depot Classes, we are dedicated to teaching you to cook better for yourself and your friends. We specialize in providing you with the tools to create appetizing, fresh, healthy meals easily and efficiently.
The Dallas Farmer's Market
Dallas 214-653-8088
Join us for the 14th year of great cooking classes at the Dallas Farmers Market with renowned local chefs demonstrating their favorite dishes inspired by fresh produce from the market.
The Dining Diva
Houston 832-541-9819
Molly combines her expertise in the catering business with years of culinary instruction to demonstrate entertaining with ease, flair, and impact!
The Greer Farm
Daingerfield 903-645-3232
Farm to Fork Cooking Classes with Chef Eva are extraordinary. Situated on a real working farm it is not difficult to get caught up in the "farm to table" spirit that prevails our family farm. Learn how great food begins and feel the passion and commitment we have to cooking.
The Homestead on 19th
Huntsville 936-291-7366
Chef John holds monthly cooking classes at The Homestead on 19th restaurant. The classes cover a variety of cooking topics and include one-on-one instruction and group demonstrations.
The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
Austin 512-476-2276
The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts offers Recreational classes on a class-by-class basis for those who have a specific area of interest or who just want to learn a little more about natural foods cooking.
The Pan Handle
Granbury 817-579-1518
The cooking class series features nationally acclaimed guest chefs demonstrating their signature dishes, specialty recipes, and advanced techniques.
The Single Gourmet
Dallas 972-732-8000
Single Gourmet DFW offers fine dining and special events for single professional men and women in an upscale social setting. Members enjoy dinner parties at fine restaurants, cooking classes, special events and international travel.
Urban Chef
Houston 713-504-1700
Urban Chef offers hands-on cooking classes designed to hone your culinary skills and give you an in-depth understanding of ingredients and cooking methods so that you can cook confidently with and for others.
Viking Cooking School
Dallas
Our Culinary Program offers a variety of subjects for everyone and at times that are convenient for you. Whether you like to get your hands dirty or sit back and let us do the work; and whether you want to learn about pizzas or pasta, ethnic cuisines or backyard grilling, we have the class that's right for you.

Taste What's Happening!

The Dallas Farmer's Market

Dallas
4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Daily - closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, Christmas Days.

Electra Goat Barbecue and Craft Show

Electra
4/18/2014 - 4/19/2014
Contestants compete in four major categories, Goat, Brisket, Ribs and Chicken, and may also enter the jackpot steak and jackpot beans competition.

Annual BBQ Cook Off

Timpson
4/22/2014
Entertainment, food, Arts & Crafts and Pie Auction, country music, BBQ Cook-Off.

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Sugar Land
4/23/2014 - 4/27/2014
An unbelieveable series of wine tastings, delectable cuisine, live music, entertainment and more.

San Angelo Uncorked Wine & Food Pairing

San Angelo
4/24/2014
Top local chefs paired with fine wines & the work of local visual artists!

Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival

Galveston
4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
A food and wine lover’s paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties, and live musical entertainment,

Chicken Fried Steak Festival

Lamesa
4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Chicken-fried steak cookoff, classic car show, kids games, and pony rides. Take a tour of our very own Delaney Vineyard Winery.

San Angelo Fork & Cork Tasting Finale

San Angelo
4/25/2014
Featuring local restaurants, over 50 wines, a beer garden, a student art display and a special concert

Annual Real. Texas. Festival

Mesquite
4/25/2014 - 4/26/2014
Taste of Mesquite Barbecue Cook-off, Carnival, Rodeo, Entertainment, etc.

Annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival and Cook-Off

Vidor
4/25/2014
Features a barbecue cook-off, vendors, carnival, live entertainment and dancing, classic car show, games and more.

Austin Food & Wine Festival

Austin
4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars.

Tatum Pecan Pie Festival

Tatum
4/26/2014
We want to be known as the place to come for the best pecan pies in East Texas and where you can get your annual breast cancer screening.

The Dallas Farmer's Market

Dallas
5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Daily - closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, Christmas Days.

Wein & Saengerfest

New Braunfels
5/3/2014
Wine Sampling Texas, German, California, Argentinian & Chilean, Wine Market /Demos, Bier Garten, Live music, Chef Showdown.

Texas Crab Festival

Crystal Beach
5/9/2014 - 5/11/2014
Live entertainment, food and craft booths, a crab legs contest, crab races, Wiener Dog Nationals, carnival and a kids' stage.

North Texas Beer Festival

Plano
5/10/2014
Dozens of brewers, merchandise of all kinds, live music, speakers, classes, competitions and more.

Annual Taste Addison

Addison
5/16/2014 - 5/18/2014
Over 60 Addison restaurants serving samplings, nat'l musical entertainment, celebrity chef demos & wine tasting seminars, and more.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Pasadena
5/16/2014 - 5/18/2014
Strawberries, famous for their size and sweetness, earned Pasadena the coveted title "Strawberry Capital of the South."

Texas Steak Cookoff and Wine Festival

Hico
5/17/2014
As the largest steak cookoff in the Southwest, it draws people from all over the US into the little town of Hico, Texas.

Piney Woods Wine Festival

Mount Vernon
5/17/2014
From the sweet to the bold and everything in between, it can all be found here.
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