Themes in cooking classes

Themes are very important when offering or taking cooking classes. Themes express what the classes are about. They keep people glued to specific ideas. This sets the pace for the classes. In fact, instructing without a theme may end up being disastrous. Before starting cooking classes, identify the topic you’ll be dealing with. Cooking classes may focus on the following themes: 

Traditional foods 

A community or country has plenty of traditional foods. You could design classes that focus in traditional foods. These are foods eaten by ancestors a long time ago and transferred from one generation to the next. Some are common but others unfamiliar. Most people in this generation don’t know how to prepare traditional meals. In these classes, the focus will be teaching the different traditional foods. The history behind the foods is also something to look into during classes.  

Let it be a fun interactive class. If there are people in the class, whose community food is what you’re discussing, listen to their insights. Traditional foods not only remind people of their roots but are also very nutritious and healthy. This is a great way to help people connect. The stories told in these classes will imbed in people’s minds for a long time. 

Organic foods 

You can hold teaching classes to teach people about organic food and how they are prepared. Organic foods are very healthy because they have no added chemicals. They are planted without any chemicals. However, in today’s world it is very difficult to find organic foods. 

Classes that focus on organics can even teach how to plant them. Partner with people who have extensive knowledge on these foods. In fact, if you have a piece of land, why not plant them as a class? Describe the whole procedure of planting. This will make for such an interesting lesson. You can also find companies or farms that deal in organics. Advice each other on the best places to get organic foods and how to differentiate counterfeit. After all, not everyone claiming to be organic is credible.  

Teach the class how to properly prepare organic food. The reason people go for organic is because of healthy benefits. If this healthy alternative is prepared in a wrong manner, it defeats the purpose. 


There are hundred of desserts people haven’t tapped into. Everyone loves a proper dessert but are unaware of the hundreds if not thousands of desserts out there. Learn how to prepare the different types of desserts. Make sure to learn as many desserts as possible since the classes theme is desserts. 

Vegan diet 

A lot of people are shying away from meat for medical and healthy reasons. Vegan diets are gaining more popularity. The classes can learn the best ways to prepare tasty vegan diets. Look at things like yoghurt and ice cream alternatives for vegetarians. Teach them how to make them so delicious that those taking it won’t regret cutting off meat from their diet. 

Fried foods 

There are so many fried foods, such as, cabbage Manchurian, chips, kebab, sausages, fish, chicken and samosa. There are many ways of frying them. You can add spices or not, deep fry or wet fry. Most people are familiar with only one or two ways of frying. Analyze all the ways as you fry these meals together. 

Foreign meals 

These are foods that do not originate in your country. With thousands of tourists visiting places daily or foreigners taking up residence, it might be a good idea to learn to prepare their foods and teach other people. Research on major countries visiting the location and find out about their food culture. Focus on these foods in your class and learn to expertly prepare them. Foreigners may not be the only ones to benefit. Locals may try these recipes and fall in love with them. 


There are so many themes to center your cooking classes around. You can choose one or several. When choosing several, ensure you finish one before proceeding to the next. Don’t jumble up all of them. Enjoy using these themes to make your cooking class fun and successful! Cooking School by Palate Sensations