Summer is the perfect time to get out of your own kitchen, explore new cuisines and acquire new skills with local cooking classes. Culinary classes will teach you some new techniques you can use at home to “wow” your family and friends, and they're also a great way to meet new food-loving friends. Cooking classes also make an excellent group activity to celebrate a birthday, a friendship, an anniversary or even as a team-building exercise for the office.

Scroll through this list to fill your summer schedule with culinary classes that will make you the master of your own kitchen.