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Harvard Cookin' Girl

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Address: 7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
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Harvard Cookin' Girl: La Jolla's First and Best Cooking School. We not only...

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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US$67.00*
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US$270.00*
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Never knew Salmon could be so easy and delicious

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Everett R
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 and we cook Salmon this way at home today. Bibi and her staff were very... More 

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

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. More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and businessmen. The process was not only interesting, but beautiful as the picture below demonstrates.

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

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 More 

Del Mar, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 space was clean and open; and the atmosphere was extremely hospitable. We went for a... More 

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

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. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Thai food with Bibi. No better way than a home made diner cooked together with such enthusiasm! It was delicious and SO pleasant. Bon appétit

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

Merci chere Emilie- It was truly a joy to have served your husband's company team building event first and then date night for the two of you. Thank you for the compliments coming from someone who has a great chef of a dad:) More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I recently gave my foodie hubby a Harvard Cookin' Girl gift certificate for a private couple's cooking lesson. After Bibi taught us to prepare our favorite Thai foods, my husband declared my Harvard Cookin' Girl gift certificate the "Best Gift Ever". What made it the "Best Gift Ever"? First of all, for us nothing beats a great meal in an... More 

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

Dear Steph- Thank you so much for your review. Am so happy you bought that gift that brought you to my life. It was truly my good luck and karma. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I am not a cook, so when our large group of family-and-friends decided to take a cooking lesson at Harvard Cookin' Girl, I was skeptical. However, it turned out to be an amazing experience--and I learned a thing or two that I can use at home! We made and dined on salad, risotto, and strawberries with a fantastic mint and... More 

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

Hello Indigo:) I am so happy that this was a good experience for you. Watching you try the shrimps was the best part for me:) Come back soon. Bibi More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our law firm had our holiday party here and the experience was wonderful! There was something very special and memorable about cooking dinner together as coworkers and enjoying it with each other afterwards! Everyone had so much fun and the environment was perfect for the occasion. We would recommend this event for anyone wanting to enjoy an engaging evening with... More 

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

Dear Elise- Thank you so much for taking the time to review HCG. It was a pleasure to host your fun group. Come back soon. More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been few times and each time I not only leave with the taste of the most delicious food in my mouth, but leave with warm heart feeling good about the world. This is great place to learn about food, the art of cooking and more importantly the pleasure of spending time with people you may have just met... More 

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

Dear Zahra- Thank you for your generous review and am humbled that it comes from you because in my opinion, you and your husband are two of those people who make the world a better place for everyone. Every time you come you bring also your radiant and positive energy so come back soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife and I wanted to do something special for our eight year old granddaughter on her birthday, and thought a cooking class would be great fun for her. After doing a little research, we thought we might take her to Culinary Institute of America in Napa. However, while we were on a cycling tour along the Columbia River, another... More 

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

Wow! Jeff and Linda- I don't know how to respond. I knew you were happy when you left but didn't know you are this happy:) What a delight you guys were and especially little Paige who actually knows a lot about cooking. Trust me more than many adults. Glad you guys enjoyed the experience as well. You were the highlight... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I came to the cooking event as part of a business group. I came hesitantly because I thought a traditional restaurant would have been just fine. I was thoroughly pleasantly surprised by the experience. The food was excellent but more importantly the extremely friendly hostess Bibi and Daniella maker the whole experience relaxing and unique. Something that don't get at... More 

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

Will- Thank you very much for organizing "reluctantly" and participating "wholeheartedly" at the event. It was so much fun hosting your fully engaged group. I hope to be able to do your many more events to come. Thanks again. More 

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