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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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... probably VERY pricey. We used this place for a fun work-team activity. It was a fun experience... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
stric75
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Amazing Kid's Birthday Party with the best pizza

I booked Harvard Cookin' Girl for my twin boys boys only 8th birthday party. All the kids had a... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Abigail S
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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%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (42 reviews)
“cooking school” (18 reviews)
“cooking tips” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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7441 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 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

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2017

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

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

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
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

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.

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Reviewed May 24, 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

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

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.

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Reviewed April 26, 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
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 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.

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Reviewed April 13, 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
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 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

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Reviewed April 11, 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

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 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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Reviewed April 8, 2017 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

Thank Emilie D
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

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:)

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Reviewed March 13, 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...More

Thank 127sac52
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

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.

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Reviewed December 29, 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...More

Thank Indigo M
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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

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

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Reviewed December 22, 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...More

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LJHCG, Owner at Harvard Cookin' Girl, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

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.

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Caroline L
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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.
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