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Unlock Your Culinary Potential with Back 2 Basics Cooking

Transform from a kitchen novice to a confident home chef in just 6 weeks with our hands-on cooking classes in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Hands-On Learning: Gain practical experience with each class, ensuring you leave with skills you can use immediately.

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Chef Ashley, a seasoned professional who will guide you through each step with patience and expertise.

  • Diverse Recipes: Expand your culinary repertoire with a variety of dishes, from savory stir-fries to delightful baked goods.

What You Can Expect From This Series:

Hands-On Learning
Gain practical experience with each class, ensuring you leave with skills you can use immediately.

​​Expert Guidance

Benefit from Chef Ashley's decade of culinary teaching experience. She will patiently guide you through each step, sharing her passion and expertise to help you succeed.

Interactive Classes
Our classes are designed to be engaging and interactive. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, receive feedback, and participate in hands-on activities. This allows for a more personalized learning experience that caters to your individual needs.
Small Class Sizes
We believe in quality over quantity, which is why our class sizes are limited to ensure each student receives individual attention from Chef Ashley. Enjoy a supportive and fun environment with fellow cooking enthusiasts, making learning enjoyable and engaging.


Diverse Recipes
Expand your culinary repertoire with a variety of dishes, from savory stir-fries to delightful baked goods.


Confidence in the Kitchen
Overcome your kitchen apprehensions and build confidence to cook meals from scratch.

Convenient Schedule
Classes are held every Tuesday from 6 - 8 PM, fitting perfectly into your weekly routine.

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"Chef Ashley helped me to beat my anxiety in the kitchen and taught me the basic skills in a fun way. Her courses feel more like a fun night out than a class. And, I left full each evening!
My husband watched me do my first round of classes and asked if he could join for the second. We’re looking forward to six more weeks of classes now." 

-Shay Ochoa

Series Details:

When: Tuesdays from 6-8 pm, starting August 27, 2024, for 6 weeks. October 8th is reserved for any rescheduling needs due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Where: Como Cooks Kitchen  
14 Business Loop 70 E  
Columbia, Missouri 65203

Who: Designed for adult beginners. Ages 16 and up are welcome.

Cost: $400 per person, all-inclusive with no extra fees.

Class 1: Culinary Foundations  

Begin your culinary journey by learning proper knife handling and kitchen safety. Learn the basics of using a chef's knife while preparing a colorful veggie stir-fry. Build a strong foundation to practice and perfect these essential skills.

Class 2: Side Dish Success

Explore fundamental cooking techniques and veggie preparation. Create delicious side dishes like potato salad, kale chips, and a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad. Everyday cooking made easy and enjoyable.

Class 3: Saucey Secrets

Discover the art of making perfect sauces while using heat effectively. Together, we'll create rich Alfredo, tangy marinara, and savory caramelized onion gravy, adding 3 delicious sauces to your arsenal.

Class 4: Sweet and Savory Baking 

Uncover the joy of baking with a focus on precise measuring and crafting delightful treats. We'll make pizza calzones and the classic chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

Class 5: Breakfast Bonanza

Elevate your breakfast game with this exciting session. Master one-handed egg cracking and create a delicious bacon, white cheddar, and scallion quiche, paired with a fresh fruit salad topped with homemade whipped cream. Bring morning magic to your kitchen.

Class 6: One Pan Meal Ideas

Explore the convenience of sheet pan and one-pan meals in this dynamic class. Design your own Paleo sheet pan creation with various ingredients and seasonings.  This versatile approach provides a simple yet delightful way to prepare a meal effortlessly, combining a choice of meat, vegetables, and a harmonious mix of spices.

Ready to Secure Your Seat?

Click the "Book Now" button below to reserve your seat. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis!

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