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Harvard Cookin' Girl

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Address: 7441 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92092
Phone Number: 858-888-3509
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12:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: Harvard Cookin' Girl: La Jolla's First and Best Cooking School. We not...
Harvard Cookin' Girl: La Jolla's First and Best Cooking School. We not only teach weekly classes on ethnic cuisine, but we also specialize in kids' birthday parties, corporate team building events, girls' nights out, adults' birthday parties, supper clubs, one on one classes, kids' chef series, and so much more! Come expand your palette and ignite your senses at Harvard Cookin' Girl!
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Not your ordinary date night!

I was looking for a little something different to do for my 18th wedding anniversary and found the Harvard Cookin’ Girl establishment. I called and the owner Bibi answered with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was looking for a little something different to do for my 18th wedding anniversary and found the Harvard Cookin’ Girl establishment. I called and the owner Bibi answered with great enthusiasm ready to work with me to create an unforgettable event. Together we worked out the details to prepare a four course dinner for my wife and I. Bibi’s... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Thank you Bibi for the excellent cooking class, it was the tastiest steak, salad, and apple pie that I have even had. Very inspiring, both the cooking class and hearing about Bibi's life story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a great meal/cooking class with Chef Bibi! She worked & taught our 14 & 11 yr old kids with love & patience. They had a blast & we had a fantastic meal of shrimp & risotto and tarte tatin dessert! We all highly recommend a visit to Bibi and her wonderful kitchen!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Bibi was flexible with our reservation date and great at the birthday party. All the children had a tremendous time. We would definitely recommend Bibi & the team.

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Shea- It was so much fun hosting Maya's birthday party with her spirited friends. Thank you for being such trusting and non helicopter parents. Looking forward to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Bibi is a fabulous instructor and you are sure to learn something new while enjoying a delicious meal at one of her cooking classes. I attended her Gluten free Moroccan class recently--a gift from my husband--and am now inspired to explore this wonderful cuisine further. With Bibi's hands-on demonstration and helpful tips, I'm looking forward to sharing some wonderful new... More 

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Natasha- I was so happy to finally have you at one of those classes....after 5 years:) Thank you for your review and hope to see you more often now that you came in:) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife here for a surprise date because she had wanted to take a cooking class. Here Bibi cooks with you showing useful tips as she goes along. She was very friendly and professional. In fact, she worked with me tremendously so I could attend her class in the place. Since I am in the military and was... More 

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Kevin- You and your wife are sweethearts. Serving people like you makes it all worth it for me. You are such a gentleman and so nice and understanding. It was truly a pleasure. Have a nice deployment and safe trip back home and I will cook again for you guys. More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was given a gift certificate for my birthday for a cooking class. I love cooking and that was a creative and thoughtful gift. I attended Harvard Cookin' Girl sushi class with my husband. Our friend had told us that the instructor and owner Bibi is the daughter of a famous poet whose poem Arash Kamangir is one of my... More 

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Shohreh- This is the first time I get a review so emotional to me and am sure for you the writer of these words. I just read it and cried. This business is truly dedicated to my parents who have encouraged me to be who I want to be and you captured it all. Thank you so much. It... More 

Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My 5 daughters and I, a daughter in law and a niece all enjoyed a girl's retreat in the San Diego area last weekend. We discovered Harvard Cookin' Girl in La Jolla and signed up to take a group private cooking class as one of our special activities together. Bibi and her two assistants were so friendly and fun to... More 

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Debi- You are great and the girls were great and we had a great time serving you. You are truly a wonderful mom and it was a pleasure for me to see you and your girls enjoy the food so much. It would be a pleasure to host you again....come back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Bibi made delicious food, definitely something I would make for my family. It was a little on the pricey side but I would consider doing it again. Great for a girls night out.

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

Dear Mette- The type of class the nine of you chose was called "sip and stir" and is a social format class. However I set up different stations for all of you to prep part of the food. The fact that you and everyone else calls the food delicious and ask for recipes is that I control the outcome. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bibi is warm, welcoming, and not intimidating. She obviously has a wealth of knowledge about spices and several different types of cuisine. It was fun to be able to spend a few hours learning how to cook from her. The class seemed a little overpriced for what we received. I was expecting lots of hands-on instruction and a gourmet lunch.... More 

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this review

The type of class the nine of you chose was called "sip and stir" and is a social format class. However I set up different stations for all of you to prep part of the food. The fact that you and everyone else calls the food delicious and ask for recipes is that I control the outcome. The outcome has... More 

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