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Cookology Recreational Culinary School

21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 433-1909
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Ranked #15 of 18 Attractions in Sterling
Type: Educational Sites
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Let me first premise this by saying I have been to this school a few times before (a few years ago) for more appetizer type classes (not in the main kitchen) with an instructor (no longer there) who was fantastic! We had a great time, so when some friends asked us to do a couples thing for Cookology's Date Night... More

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Reston, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I took the pad tai class over Valentine’s Day weekend. The staff was very nice but a few things bothered me: 1. Our chef (Jeff) was extremely disorganized and spent much of the class hunting around the kitchen for utensils and cookware (this may not have been his fault). Half of the burners in the class did... More

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Sterling, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Recently I did a date night class and I wish I could get my money back. The instructor was disorganized and rushed. We didn't get to make some of the food that we were supposed to make. We were supposed to grill steak and all we got to do was season it. The instructor cooked all of the steaks himself... More

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Sterling VA
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They offer classes for kids and adults. My daughter went here with a group of friends for a Saturday outing. They made pizza and had ice cream. It is a great way to get kids interested in cooking and/or help them expand their knowledge in the kitchen. I have not participated in the adult classes but they have some for... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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53 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was our first experience with Cookology, it was part of my Mother's Day gift from my husband. We prepared a 3 course Indian Cuisine which was very tasty and experimented with alot of spices that we don't normally cook with. The instructor was really nice and personable. She made it a point to remember all of the couples by... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

not for experienced chefs. Our chef instructor was nice and had adequate instructions but when asked where he studied his response was basically on youtube and by working in a restaurant. He also added that he loved the food network shows. We enjoyed the class and our date but if you are looking for more intense class this might not... More

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Haymarket, Virginia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Going to a cooking class and expecting a fine experience will leave you short here. The Manager sits at a computer and plays on line. The Teacher reads from the menu and hardly knows more than the students. There was not enough food for 6 students, there was not enough pots, pans, measuring cups, spoons. Nothing to keep your area... More

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Sterling, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Took my then 3 year old son here for a birthday party. The chef was great with the kids and kids had a great time making bread and very delicious mac & cheese.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

First of all the owner (Maria Kopsidas) of this company doesn't know how to run a business, she was rude and insulting on the phone. My wife and I received a $150 gift card for our wedding, when we went to use it the other day it said it was for $65. My wife called the company to find out... More

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Middleburg, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I've done the gnocchi class and the steakhouse date night with my boyfriend. It was a nice way to spend time together, but I don't feel like I learned anything new.

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