Recipe For Fun! Best Cooking Classes In Ahmedabad

Kids are getting fascinated with the culinary field like never before, primarily due to the popularisation of reality cooking shows on television, acceptance of niche career options and the growing number of nuclear families. If you too have a budding Sanjeev Kapoor or Nigella Lawson at home, encourage them to enhance their skills further. Professional cooking classes can facilitate them considerably. We have identified some great cooking classes in Ahmedabad which conduct courses for kids.

Gourmet Cooking Classes

Location: 9/199, Satyagrah Chavani, Opp. Rajpath Club, Satellite, Ahmedabad

Minimum age: 8 years

Course duration: 1 day, 3 hours

Fees: INR 700–800

Chetna Patel, the owner of Gourmet Cooking Institute is a renowned home baker and chef in Ahmedabad. She is an expert in various cuisines and teaches them at her institute. A regular faculty at AMA for various courses related to bakery and confectionary, she also conducts workshops in Ahmedabad and Surat frequently. She has judged numerous competitions and frequently appears on television cookery shows.

Her courses for children are primarily no-fire classes which use microwave and induction as cooking media. Some of her very popular courses for children include exotic chocolate, desserts, quick starters, bruschetta, fondue, healthy & quick meal and baking. In a course, apart from culinary skills, table manners and eating etiquettes are also given adequate focus. She takes not more than 7–8 children in a batch to ensure individual attention. Other than regular batches, she offers week long course in vacations.

Gourmet also hosts cooking theme birthday parties at their premises where a group of 15–18 kids are taught a pre-decided menu, which they prepare themselves, eat and enjoy. Cupcakes, on which they do the icing, double as the return gift.

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Renu Gupta’s Cooking and Hobby Institute

Location: 408, Shailly Complex, Opp Country-Inn hotel, Nr SAL Hospital, Drive-in Road, Ahmedabad

Minimum age: 8 years

Course duration: 1–2 days, 2 hours per day

Fees: INR 1200–2200

Renu Gupta is a very well-known name in Ahmedabad and Gujarat when it comes to cooking experts. Since 1993 her institute has been training housewives, bachelors, students, people relocating to foreign countries and those aspiring to make a career in cooking. She has regularly appeared in cookery shows on national and regional television and has been judging numerous prestigious culinary competitions.

The institute caters to children as well and they can choose from over 30 well-designed courses. While children select courses based on individual interests and preferences, their most preferred courses are bakery, snack & starters, delhi-chat, desserts, sandwich, bread making and dry snacks. Many students from the institute have appeared on kids’ competitions in India and abroad and have fared very well.

Apart from cooking, the institute also undertakes skill enhancement classes for kids such as handwriting, calligraphy and memory enhancement.

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Sweet N Spicy Cooking Classes

Location: 4, Maitri Avenue 1, Near Havmor Restaurant, Gandhinagar Highway Road, Motera, Ahmedabad

Minimum Age: 8 years

Course duration: 1 day — 5 days, 2 hours per day

Fees: INR 500–5000

Sweet N Spicy cooking classes is owned by Manisha Gupta, a veteran with over 25 years of professional culinary experience. She holds a degree in hotel management and is a celebrated chef in Ahmedabad. She has made many appearances on cooking shows; both on regional and national television and many of her students have gone ahead to make a mark for themselves.

While conducting a cooking club for a leading school in Ahmedabad, she realised that kids are very enthusiastic in learning new and healthy cooking recipes and since then kids constitute an important clientele for her. She largely uses microwave and induction cooking during classes for children and healthy recipes, snacks, mocktails, cakes and confectionary form a major part of her offerings to children. If asked she also teaches mainstream cooking to children in her 5 day course.

She primarily conducts classes from her residence but can also conduct at an outside venue provided there are a minimum of 50 participants.

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Bhagwati Cooking Classes


1. 122 — Platinum Plaza, Opposite IOC Petrol Pump, Judges Bunglow Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad

2. A-5, Jayprem Society, Near Rajasthan Hospital, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad

Minimum age: 8 years

Course duration: 1 day — 1 week, 2 hours per day

Fees: INR 600–3000

Bhagwati Cooking Classes owned and run by Shalini Goplani since 1993 is among the finest cooking classes in Ahmedabad. With a modest start from a small kitchen, she now runs two branches in Ahmedabad. She has been part of jury in many prestigious regional level culinary competitions and has appeared in numerous television shows. She teaches the entire gamut of dishes such as traditional Indian dishes, international cuisine, starters, salads, bakery products and desserts.

For children, she conducts special courses which primarily does not involve gas and is easy to understand and grasp. It includes mocktails, chocolates, starters, sandwiches, muffins, cakes, pizzas and healthy shakes. Adequate emphasis is also given to table etiquettes and manners. During school vacations, she also conducts special batches for children.

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Variant Cooking Classes

Location: A-102, Yash Tower, Opp Sachin Tower, 100 ft. road, Satellite, Ahmedabad

Minimum age: 6 years

Course duration: 3 days — 12 days, 1.5 hours per day

Fees: INR 1500–5000

Variant cooking classes is run by a mother-daughter duo, Varsha Patel and Zalak Maheshwari. Thought relatively new, it has carved a name for itself in cooking classes in Ahmedabad. It offers training in vegetarian cookery items to people of different age group interested in this field. It also offers certificate course in cookery for people who wish to make it a career.

For children Zalak teaches simple, easy-to-make yet tasty items like chats, snacks, sandwiches, cupcakes, mocktails, juices, recipees made from Maggi, salads and other nutritional food items. The kids get to take the prepared recipes home so that their parents can also taste and evaluate.

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Originally published at on June 23, 2016.

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