Welcome to Back 2 Basics Cooking!
Looking to level up your culinary skills or have some fun in the kitchen? You've come to the right place! I'm Chef Ashley, the owner and cooking instructor of Back 2 Basics Cooking located inside the Como Cooks commercial kitchen space in Columbia, Missouri. With a passion for helping both children and adults explore the wonderful world of cooking, I offer a variety of engaging cooking classes for ages 3 and up.
From beginner-friendly basics to more advanced techniques, each class is designed to inspire and educate. Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention, so be sure to secure your spot early as they often sell out quickly!
Below you'll find our interactive calendar of upcoming cooking classes. Whether you're interested in whipping up delicious meals, mastering savory dishes, or decorating beautiful cakes, there's something for everyone.
Here's a quick description of each class type to help you find the perfect class for you! Just click the class type name to go to the page with more details.
A fun introductory class where the youngest chefs get their first taste of culinary creativity. Ages 3-6.
A club that meets once a month for kids to learn and practice various cooking techniques while making delicious recipes. Ages 7-15.
This challenge encourages kids to experiment with different salad ingredients to create their own unique dishes. The winner of the challenge will receive a FREE class plus the chance to be the sous chef for a class! Ages 3-15.
A fun interactive series of cooking classes designed specifically for homeschooled students, offering hands-on culinary experiences that teach way more than just cooking. Ages 7-16.
A collaborative class where children and their guardians can bond over cooking tasks, culinary learning and a tasty meal. Ages 7-15 plus one adult.
A six-part series specially designed for adults who have missed out on learning to cook, aiming to transform kitchen novices into confident home chefs. Ages 16 and Up.
A second six-part series specially designed for adults who have missed out on learning to transform kitchen novices into confident home chefs. Ages 16 and Up. Don't worry if you missed out on part one, the series is thoughtfully designed, allowing you the flexibility to take each part in any order or even on its own.
A fun and interactive class where participants learn to prepare and roll their own sushi. This is an adult class; however, children may attend with stipulations, see the webpage for full details.
A sweet class focusing on baking basics, from cookies to taco braids,the menu changes each class but always stays delicious. This is an adult class; however, children may attend with stipulations, see the webpage for full details.
Participants learn how to beautifully decorate a 2 layer cake using buttercream icing, enhancing presentation skills. This is an adult class; however, children may attend with stipulations, see the webpage for full details.
An intimate class for couples to learn new recipes and enjoy a romantic cooking experience together. Ages 18 and up.
A great opportunity for small corporate teams to bond and build camaraderie while learning new culinary skills and recipes.
Customized cooking-themed birthday parties that offer a unique celebration experience while teaching new culinary skills and recipes.
An annual festive class where participants learn to make holiday-themed treats in small groups. All ages are welcome. Every group must have at least one adult.
We also offer customized classes for groups of 6-10 people.
Please contact Ashley for more information.
But wait, there's more! Our website is packed with additional pages providing in-depth information about each class. So if you want to delve deeper into the world of culinary delights, be sure to explore the rest of our site. If you see a class you are interested in on the calendar below, just click on it for interactive links for more information and sign-up information that is listed in the event details.
Join me in unlocking your culinary potential and let's embark on a tasty adventure together!