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Harvard Cookin' Girl

7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
+1 858-888-3509
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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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  • Very good4%
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (40 reviews)
“healthy food” (4 reviews)
“risotto” (4 reviews)
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7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
+1 858-888-3509
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughters and I had a wonderful time cooking chicken teriyaki with Bibi last week! The recipe was very delicious and easy for my older daughters to cook while they are away at college. Bibi gave us all some helpful cooking tips and we really...More

Thank 788kyra
Reviewed 5 days ago

I participated in a small group class learning how to make Persian Plum Chicken. Bibi Kasrai, the owner, is masterful at explaining the ingredients, techniques and tricks of great cooking, but also covers the history and cultural aspects as well....a great blend and huge fun...More

Thank gbenj2017
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Gbenj2017- Thank you for your kind praise. While we strive to be the best, we certainly don't think we are as good as you say but it is always nice to hear it. Thank you and see you soon:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bibi and her team are so well versed in education, food, cooking all types of cuisines, and most of all making everyone laugh, and have fun in a very warm environment. I hosted a group of 11 here and we had such a wonderful time...More

Thank Ryen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to do in San Diego, but somehow I always find myself racking my brain trying to come up with something new. But not last night! Bibi is a gem and her cooking class is so interactive and fun. I cannot recommend...More

Thank Darcy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... probably VERY pricey. We used this place for a fun work-team activity. It was a fun experience for a bunch of grown ups who wanted to learn too cook an Italian dish. The owner is an interesting and energetic person who kept the crowd...More

Thank stric75
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Strict- I am thankful for describing me and my food so well. However since you gave us a rare 4 star, I was puzzled as to what the issue is. Your company did a thorough analysis of us versus others and came to the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked Harvard Cookin' Girl for my twin boys boys only 8th birthday party. All the kids had a great time making - and eating - the delicious pizza and cupcakes. In fact, parents are still coming up to me almost a week later saying...More

Thank Abigail S
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Abigail- Thank you for posting the pictures and this beautiful review- I mean look at these beautiful faces!!! how can I not love what I do? Thank you so so much. Everybody loves it but not many post their gratitude. Come back for summer camp.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We booked this as a team building event and were thrilled with the experience, the food, and the atmosphere. Bibi was fun and taught us how to make PERFECT risotto! It was easy to book and I would recommend Harvard Cookin' Girl for a corporate...More

Thank kellyhesse
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kelly- Thanks you so much for writing us this great review. I am so glad, I lost it and put so much saffron in your risotto milanese- it really made you so happy:) Thanks and come back.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

My son and I spent a lovely evening at Harvard Cooking Girl. The main dish was Salmon. Bibi had my son working side by side with her. She showed us how to line the dish with lemon slices,season and cook in oven. Turned out terrific...More

Thank Everett R
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear Everett- It has been a pleasure to be your and your son's instructor. It gives me even more pleasure to hear his continued enthusiasm and follow up in cooking the recipes.Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Learning to cook a paella with friends: what a hoot. The instructor Adriana was fantastic as was the leader, Bibi. The paella cooking process was explained in detail and everyone said they were going to buy paelleras to make it, including USNavy retired uppity ups...More

Thank Gonzalo B
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Gonzalo- Thank you so much for being so appreciative and so fast in writing a great review. Thank you so much on behalf of myself and my crew. Thanks. Bibi

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Chef Bibi Kasrai is gifted! She has the unique ability to blend dozens of different ingredients and create one harmonious flavor. This is what I aspire to be able to do one day. It was a blessing to meet her. The food was delicious; the...More

Thank Kmizumaki
LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear Ken- You have no idea how much i enjoyed my time with you and Masami. Reading this review brings tears of joy because I really bonded with you guys over the last 6 weeks of class. I am looking forward to see you soon.

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Caroline L
How old do you have to be in order to take these classes?
6 April 2015|
Response from LJHCG | Property representative |
Hi Caroline- I have birthdays for 3 yr olds and events for 94 yr old lady. camp starts at age 5....for private events or birthdays age doesn't matter. i hope i have answered your question and if not ping me.