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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."

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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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— 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.
Dallas 214-780-1899
No matter your age or cooking experience, Chef Marla offers cooking lessons and group classes for everyone. Whether you'd like a private lesson, or a group class, you'll have lots of fun while learning.
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.
Crafts and Cuisine
Tyler 903-839-7867
Retired chef Diane Mohn prepares both gourmet luncheons, dinners with 5 or 6 courses, and demonstrations on preparations. Generous tasting plates. High end ingredients and herbs grown on property. Sit down service with friends old and new. International dinners from 15 countries. BYOB and come have fun. 10 to 12 guest
Culinary Academy of Austin
Austin 512-451-5743
Our recreational cooking classes are regularly offered to the public. Courses include hands-on demonstration and preparation, and a three to four hour lesson. Following our format, a group meal is served as part of the evaluation and overview process.
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!).
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
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.
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.
Kids Cooking Company
Dallas 214-265-9949
Kids Cooking Company is an innovative concept in children`s cooking classes which we developed to inspire, excite and feed the curiosity of your growing gourmet.
Katy 281-579-7963
We feature cooking classes on a regular basis, which are designed for all levels of culinary experience. In addition, L'Aglio Kid's Classes are designed to be a fun, hands-on experience for children 8 - 12 years old.
Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast
Brenham 979-830-1021 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 Kitchen Chick
Galveston 409-497-2999
A charming boutique offering gourmet kitchen wares, gadgets and accessories located in downtown Galveston. Join us for our famous cooking classes led by a team of talented chef instructors. Or book your own private cooking party!
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.
Fulshear 281-732-6166
TheRawTable is pleased to offer both raw food cooking classes and private instruction opportunities in the Southwest Houston, Katy, Richmond/Rosenberg, Sugarland, and Fort Bend Co. area.
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
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

4/1/2016 - 4/30/2016
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Daily - closed Tue & Wed

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

Old Town Spring
4/29/2016 - 5/1/2016
Showcasing tons of local, regional and national music entertainment and serving some of the tastiest mudbugs in the South

Granbury Wine Walk

4/29/2016 - 4/30/2016
Stroll to outdoor booths for wine tasting and Texas cuisine. Plus: enjoy live music and a wine-themed art show and sale.

Tatum Pecan Pie Festival

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

5/1/2016 - 5/30/2016
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Daily - closed Tue & Wed

Texas Crab Festival

Crystal Beach
5/6/2016 - 5/8/2016
Live entertainment, food and craft booths, a crab legs contest, crab races, Wiener Dog Nationals, carnival and a kids' stage.

Electra Goat Barbecue and Craft Show

5/6/2016 - 5/8/2016
Contestants compete in four major categories, Goat, Brisket, Ribs and Chicken, and may also enter the jackpot steak and jackpot beans competition.

Wein & Saengerfest

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

Twice as Fine, Texarkana Wine Festival

Spend the day enjoying wine from many of Texas's best wineries, as well as enjoy food, art and other specialty vendors

Taste Addison

5/13/2016 - 5/15/2016
Over 60 Addison restaurants serving samplings, nat'l musical entertainment, celebrity chef demos & wine tasting seminars, and more.

Côtes du Coeur Int’l Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner

Fine dining created around a specific wine varietal for each dish, auction of one-of-a-kind experiences & more than 2,000 wines.

Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth

Fort Worth
Fort Worth's finest eateries showcase their gourmet skills and support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Culinaria Festival Week

San Antonio
5/19/2016 - 5/22/2016
We've got tastings, dinners, seminars and more. Taste what some of San Antonio's top chefs can prepare, just for you.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

5/20/2016 - 5/22/2016
Strawberries, famous for their size and sweetness, earned Pasadena the coveted title "Strawberry Capital of the South."

Texas Steak Cookoff and Wine Festival

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

Funtier Days & Texas State Bison Cook Off

Santa Anna
Sample the meat of the Old West at this cook-off sanctioned by the Texas Bison Association and the Lone Star Barbecue Society,

Pittsburg Art and Wine Festival

Local wineries are on hand to discuss and sell their wines by the taste, the glass, or the bottle.

The Dallas Farmer's Market

6/2/2016 - 6/30/2016
For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Daily - closed Tue & Wed.

Chisholm Trail Roundup BBQ & Chili Cook-Offs

6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
Music Festival. BBQ & Chili cook-offs, arts & crafts, etc.

Taste of Dallas

6/3/2016 - 6/5/2016
Prepare your palate for culinary delights from Dallas’ top chefs and most popular restaurants plus fantastic music, and lots to shop, eat and see.
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