Top 10 Cooking Classes In Nashville, Tennessee - Updated 2024

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Nashville, the capital city of the American state of Tennessee and perhaps the capital of country music as well, is best known as the “Music City”. It’s also known as a center for learning because of the presence of several colleges and universities, as well as a convincing replica of the Parthenon, earning Nashville another nickname, “Athens of the South”. A unique city in its own right, Nashville has a lot of history behind it and offers a lot of tourist attractions, not to mention the theme parks near Nashville, waiting to be explored. It’s also got a great food scene, with hot chicken and barbecue as the number one bestsellers in town. Of course, you can’t miss the good bars and food tours, too. You also shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try out some cooking classes that will introduce you to true southern dining. If this piqued your interest, read on to find out the top cooking classes in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Interact with a MasterChef and learn how to make her signature treats (from USD 58.0)

Helmed by Chef Yachecia, one of MasterChef Season 8’s finalists, this interactive online cooking class shows you how to make her signature—the mouthwatering citrus pound cake and pecan peach cobbler. The MasterChef will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how you can make these tasty treats. Because it’s interactive, you can ask her questions along the way. Just make sure that all your ingredients are available before the class so you can easily follow the steps without a hitch.

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Bake a Southern Citrus Pound Cake with a MasterChef

Duration: 2 hours

2. Bake some authentic southern biscuits (from USD 65.0)

One of the signature foods of the south is biscuits, which is usually paired alongside other southern specialties like fried chicken, pork chop, or pot roast. With this Nashville cooking class, you will learn how to make authentic southern biscuits with a local resident and you will be taught the tips and tricks on how to make the perfect biscuit. You will particularly be making classic buttermilk, white cheddar drop, and mini cinnamon sugar biscuits with different kinds of sauces, including gravy. Afterwards, you can enjoy your creation with your companions in the cozy setting of the venue.

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Southern Biscuit Cooking Class

Duration: 2 hours

447 reviews

3. Make some delicious Italian desserts (from USD 70.0)

In this cooking school in Nashville, you will learn how to make two delicious Italian desserts, one savory and one sweet. You’ll be given options to choose from different pastries, including biscotti, lemon ricotta cookies, Italian scones and a lot more. You will also learn a bit of Italian culture on the side, as well. What makes the class all the more fun is being able to sip bellinis on the side while making your pastries. The class is held in the kitchen of the chef at Victor Vittoria, a 100-year-old cozy home in historic Old Hickory Village.

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Create Italian Pastries and Sip Bellinis

Duration: 2 hours

42 reviews

4. Experience an authentic rural farm life (from USD 165.0)

Take a little trip outside Nashville to the Appalachia region, where you will experience farm life. On this tour, you will drive past scenic rolling hills to reach the Camp Wonder Wander Creativity Retreat Center, where the fun takes place. Lunch will be served at the farm followed by a tour of the farm, a pottery lesson, and a cooking demo later in the evening for dinner. Transportation is inclusive of your booking, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your mini getaway.

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Rural Farm Getaway | Pottery + Cooking

Duration: 12 hours

5. Get together over a private cooking class (from USD 714.0)

If you’re looking for a unique experience to do with your friends or family, you can check out this private cooking class. It can accommodate up to 10 people and it’s a great idea for a party or team building activity. You will be having the studio all to your group, thus ensuring privacy. Each guest will be immersed in a hands-on cooking experience of classic southern favorites and will be taught useful culinary tips and tricks. Afterwards, you will get to enjoy the meal that you prepared, along with two bottles of wine that comes with the booking.

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Private Hands-on Cooking Party for up to 10 guests

Duration: 3 hours

2 reviews

Other food-related classes and experiences

6. Get to know the local history through food (from USD 65.0)

You can’t visit a place without learning about its history. There are a lot of ways to do that but if you want to make your tour a little more interesting, you can opt for this historic food tour. The tour mostly covers the historic Germantown, but you will also visit Farmers Market and Bicentennial Park. Along the way, expect to try some of Nashville’s signature and best foods to satisfy your hungry bellies. However, due to the current pandemic, the host is only accepting private tours until further notice, so best to make arrangements ahead of time.

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Historic area food tour

Duration: 3 hours

216 reviews

7. Have a classic Southern meal (from USD 32.0)

Southern food has a unique taste to it and is enjoyed by many even outside of the area. This particular experience will let you have a classic Southern home-cooked meal paired with a fine selection of wine. You will have the option of choosing a heavy meal that consists of smoked barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, rolls and pound cake, or a light meal that includes charcuterie boards, smoked chicken salad and croissants, spring mix and cookies for dessert.

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Southern Wine & Dine

Duration: 1 hour

14 reviews

8. Go on a musical food trip (from USD 65.0)

Since Nashville is known as Music City, you can’t leave without experiencing music alongside your culinary adventure. For this fun tour, you will be exploring Gulch District, where you will visit five different restaurants and you will devour classic Nashville favorites like hot chicken and barbecue. In between your meals, you will also learn about the musical history and its influence on the city. You may also go around admiring the artistic murals across the neighborhood.

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Music City walking food tour

Duration: 3 hours

525 reviews

9. Experience diverse cultures through their cuisine (from USD 65.0)

It’s common for tourists to overlook hidden gems that only locals will probably know about. This tour allows you, with the help of a friendly and experienced local, to discover these hidden gems while exploring the city. Expect to taste a diverse and eccentric line-up of dishes, ranging from Middle Eastern to Latin American cuisines. What’s even better is that this tour and your visit to these immigrant-owned restaurants will support their family-owned businesses.

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Nashville Hidden Gems Food Tour

Duration: 2 hours

137 reviews

10. Indulge in delectable desserts and fine wine (from USD 30.0)

If you’re looking for something light yet something great for a get together with friends, this activity is a lovely option for you. You’ll be having dessert from KeKe’s For Real Dough, like your favorite cakes and cookies. There will also be a corresponding wine pairing that goes well with your selected dessert. The activity also comes with a purpose as each wine supports a great cause from One Hope Wines like helping fight cancer, saving endangered animals, or supporting children with autism.

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Southern Brunch and Mimosas

Duration: 1 hour

37 reviews

Explore the best of Nashville's food scene

While it’s true that Nashville is more known for its music scene, you shouldn’t put its food scene aside either. Book one of these cooking classes and sample the best of classic Southern food as well as different cuisines in Nashville.

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Frequently asked questions about the top cooking classes in Nashville, Tennessee

1. Which are the best cooking classes in Nashville?

For the best cooking classes in Nashville, you can check out any of our listed experiences above. But for authentic Southern cooking, we suggest the authentic Southern biscuit cooking class or the Southern pound cake cooking class.

2. Which cooking classes in Nashville offer desserts?

If you want to learn how to make authentic Italian desserts and, of course, sample them, check out this cooking class on Italian pastries and bellinis.

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