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Welcome to Back 2 Basics Cooking!
A Culinary Journey with Chef Ashley

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Embark on a culinary adventure with Back 2 Basics Cooking, where our very own Chef Ashley is passionate about imparting practical cooking skills to enthusiasts of all ages. Nestled in the heart of Columbia, Missouri, we've been crafting unforgettable kitchen experiences since 2014.

From the age of 3 and up, you're never too young or too old to join us! Our classes are designed to make cooking a fun, relaxed, and enriching experience. We're all about getting back to the basics, but also venturing into new culinary territories.

Check out our class highlights on Facebook for a sneak peek into our kitchen!

Join Us & Unleash Your Inner Chef

We encourage you to explore our interactive class calendar with a diverse range of classes and secure your spot today. Under Chef Ashley's expert guidance, you'll be whipping up delicious meals in no time. Let's get cooking!

What Our Happy Chefs Say

Our classes are more than just about learning to cook. They are about building relationships, creating memories, and having fun. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our happy chefs have to say:

"Ashley does an amazing job with fun and yummy recipes! I have so much fun when I do a cooking date with my daughter! She is always helping when there are questions and great with advice! Fun date night and fun for kid and parent date!" -Kelly Harmon

"Carmelina felt back at home this afternoon at her cooking class with Back 2 Basics Cooking. She hasn't been since pre-Covid and has been begging to go back. According to her, it just isn't the same cooking at home with mom. Ashley has a knack for teaching kiddos how to cook in a fun and stress-free way and she does the dishes! Carmelina made a delicious Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with roasted broccoli and a strawberry shortcake parfait. Her favorite part was making the homemade whipped cream." -Leslie Parisio

"We took a couples class with Ashley and were able to enjoy some good food!" -Gabriel Salinas

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In the News

Our cooking classes have caught the attention of local media. Read more about our journey and what we offer in these articles:

Meet Chef Ashley

Chef Ashley loves adding a dash of fun to the community that she and her husband have chosen to stay and raise their family in. Along with fun, she also focuses on teaching novel cooking methods and sharing her favorite recipes and tips. Her passion for teaching and commitment to customer satisfaction has made Back 2 Basics Cooking a beloved part of the community.

"Let's create delicious memories together while expanding our culinary knowledge. My cooking classes are not just about the food, they're about learning new skills, understanding ingredients, and gaining confidence in the kitchen while you also get to have lots of fun. So join us at Back 2 Basics Cooking, where every class is a tasty adventure in learning!" 

-Chef Ashley

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