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About Denver Cooking Classes
Denver Cooking Classes was created to bring seasonal menus & local ingredients to the comfort of your own home. From basic knife skills to advanced pasta making, we bring it to the table. Your table!

Whether you’re hosting a party, a team building experience or you just want to learn something new, Denver Cooking Classes has you covered!
*Consultation on wine, beer, or cocktail pairings is available and subject to different package pricing

Ranging from $85.00-$120.00 per student
** 5 student minimum**

Sarah Daulton creating a salad for Denver Cooking Classes

About Our Chefstructors
Because we respect our clients and their safety, Denver Cooking Classes requires that all in-home chefs have passed a background check and have earned their Food Saftey Training & Certification.

Sarah Daulton filling dough with meat mixture

Sarah Daulton
Owner | Foodie | Chefstructor

Sarah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked in the food industry in and around Denver and Colorado for over 18 years. She’s worked as a line cook and a caterer, including her own small catering company, FoodieFood. Teaching is her second passion, as is utilizing local ingredients for the table.

Annie Schwegmann posing in front of a brick wall in a kitchen wearing a chef outfit

Anne Schwegmann

Anne is originally from St. Louis and has been working in the culinary field for over 17 years.She has a strong background in pastry and baking and loves teaching the home cook. Things like bread basics, pastry 101, and cooking on a budget are her specialties.


Annie Dowding

Annie has a vast variety of experience in the hospitality industry that spans over 20 years. She spent her last 6 years as an Executive Chef at a local Colorado catering company, where she helped carry out countless weddings and parties. Previously to that she spent 8 rewarding years at the Denver Housing Authority creating and managing The Osage Cafe, Denver's first training platform for At-Risk Youth. The youth gained hands on experience with entry level job skills in the food industry as employees of a fully operating café.


You and up to 8 of your friends will enjoy a 3 hour hands-on, private class including seasonal & local ingredients. We will begin with a delicious cheese to munch on as we get set up, and we always finish with a sit-down dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labor!

*Classes of 8 guests or more are welcomed & will require the use of our private kitchen. Please inquire within!

Our classes are energetic, collaborative, and informative! Expect to have fun, use your hands, and develop your instincts around cooking and the kitchen!

Please Wear Close Toed Shoes and Refrain from Loose Clothing & Jewelry

We offer classes 6 days a week.
***Prices vary 


Each Menu Includes a vast selection of dishes from each country. We want each guest to experience many different dishes-which offers expansion, Variety, & Technique.


** Each menu is subject to change according to Colorado's growing season. We strive to use as many local ingredients available to us, to elevate the guest's experience.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOMED. All food allergies & preferences are taken seriously. Please let us know in advance.

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Spanish Tapas


In this class, we will make a variety of traditional Spanish tapas. This is a hands on course that highlights menu items from Gambas Al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas, and a few more in between.

Japanese Food


In this class, we will hand make a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, from Yakitori, Shumai, Miso eggplant, and a few more items in between.

Italian Food


In this class, we will hand make a variety of classic regional Italian dishes, from N'duja, flatbread, Bagna Cauda, and a few more items in between.

Thai Food


In this class, we will hand make several classic Thai dishes ranging from satay, mango sticky rice, coconut shrimp, and several more items in between.

Couple Cooking Together


In this class, you & your loved one will spend a romantic & intimate evening preparing a special menu perfect for two.


Are you looking to book your team building, corporate, or private event in our commercial kitchen? Please fill out this form and we will reach out to plan your event.

We’re proud to bring you beverages and ingredients from these local businesses

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Do you have a commercial kitchen?
Denver Cooking Classes does use a commercial kitchen which is subject to different pricing. Our classes are designed to be small and intimate, and to help clients navigate and get comfortable cooking in their own space

How many students can you teach at once?
We will teach a minimum of 5 and up to 8 of your guests in your kitchen space. Anything over ten is considered a private class and is subject to different prices and the use of our kitchen
Sue Barlow
Sue Barlow
04:49 20 Feb 20
Wonderful evening with Denver Cooking Classes. Highly recommend for a fun night out. Great food, drinks and learned some cooking tricks that I now use all the time. We went for a girls night out this time, but plan to bring my husband for a couples night next time - will do it again soon!read more
William ramella
William ramella
03:54 15 Feb 20
This exceeded all expectations I could have ever had. Sarah is so much fun to work with and I could not be happier with this! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a special night and learn some amazing recipe and techniques!read more
Claire Grimwood
Claire Grimwood
03:53 15 Feb 20
The shrimp was amazing! She killed it. Thank you so much 🙂
Meredith Malak
Meredith Malak
22:30 14 Feb 20
Loved the class. Food was amazing and Sarah was so much fun. Easy recipes. Cocktails were out of this world!
Diane Fenci
Diane Fenci
21:14 14 Feb 20
Had the BEST time! We will definitely make this a regular GNO activity! Everything we cooked and prepared was super yummy!!!read more
Kristi Amann
Kristi Amann
16:04 17 Dec 19
This class was a blast!! Sarah was just as knowledgeable as she was personable and you leave feeling like you’ve known her forever. We learned a lot but most importantly had fun. The recipes were delicious and even though they were out of my cooking comfort zone...with Sarah’s guidance during the class, I’m sure we can (and will) make them again. I also loved that she threw in tips for how to host! Throughout the class she pointed out ways you’d want to serve and arrange your food for guests. Loved that! Overall, she took a task I usually find overwhelming and made it a fun experience. Loved the class and look forward to doing one again.read more
Leslie MacRossie
Leslie MacRossie
05:47 09 Dec 19
I recently experienced a Spanish tapas and wine pairing class with Denver Cooking Class and had a wonderful time! We made delicious gambas, learned how to blister shishito peppers, and something I didn't know was possible, grating a tomato to make PanConTomate - this was an incredibly delightful dish. Sarah was knowledgeable, prepared and fun, I would definitely attend another cooking class with her!read more
Candace Flynn
Candace Flynn
18:25 25 Aug 19
Sarah did a team builder cooking class for me and it was a lot of fun. The final result - yellowtail and seaweed salad was amazing! Thank you for creating a delicious menu and teaching us some wonderful tips. Would highly recommend this as a group activity!read more
Michele J
Michele J
20:01 13 Jul 19
What a wonderful experience! We learned, we laughed, we wined and we dined. Sarah taught us some really useful and inspiring techniques. So much fun and quite delicious! I’m already planning on doing this again soon. Thank you Sarah and Sam!read more
Denise Dambrackas
Denise Dambrackas
16:02 11 Jul 19
We asked to learn something complex and had all kinds of preferences between the 6 of us. Denver Cooking Classes delivered! Not only did we learn how to break down a full fish, make noodles out of cucumbers (by hand!) and make the tastiest sauce in a blender with just a couple of ingredients, we had genuinely good time doing it! Sarah makes gourmet cooking accessible to even the most distracted bunch (lol). She kept us on task, so that we could sit down to a gigantic and out-of-this-world delicious meal, of our own doing, on time! So. Much . Fun. We'll definitely do this again.read more
Summer Flack
Summer Flack
15:25 28 Jun 19
Sarah was awesome! She ventured into the mountains for a bachelorette party dinner! We loved learning how to cook the yummy anti inflammatory turmeric chicken curry dish! We had so much fun! Thanks for helping us learn how to cook a delicious meal and create some amazing memories!read more
Molly Burnham
Molly Burnham
16:11 18 Jun 19
We five ladies had such a blast learning from Sarah. We made a wonderful, yet easy to accomplish, 3 course meal. It was great fun learning cooking techniques, special seasonings and meal presentation. We drank wine, laughed and learned! It is much more fun and affordable experience than going out to dinner at a restaurant. I would highly recommend Denver Cooking Classes! Jen Bread more
christina lammermann
christina lammermann
17:54 15 Jun 19
I love cooking. Sarah taught me great new techniques, excellent recipes, in a very cool way. She's a wonderful teacher, and conveys her passion and knowledge in a friendly happy way.read more
Leigh Montgomery
Leigh Montgomery
04:19 10 Jun 19
Sarah was amazing and brought her love of food and people together perfectly! Whether you are a foodie, home cook, or chef you will take something home that will delight you! Great fun and delicious food that we all got to create! Hands on! Fun!read more
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