Cookology Recreational Culinary School

Cookology Recreational Culinary School We believe that everyone, with a little practice, can make healthy, delicious meals. More information: 703.433.1909 or [email protected] We have two locations: Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter-4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
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We believe that everyone, with a little practice, can make healthy, delicious meals at home.

Mission: To teach people how to cook and to bring people together as a community.

12/02/2019
CYBER MONDAY DEAL!

We're offering a Cyber Monday special!! For every $100 gift card you purchase for someone else, you will receive a $20 credit on your next class. Please note that your account will be credited within 3 hours of the purchase. Take advantage of this TWO day deal at and purchase your gift cards online at: https://classes.cookologyonline.com/giftCards/new OFFER EXPIRES TOMORROW, TUESDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!

#cybermonday #getcooking #dullestowncenter #ballstonquarter

11/29/2019
Cookology Recreational Culinary School

Powering through the shopping but the kids getting tired? Afternoon and evening classes available at our Ballston Quarter and Dulles Town Center locations, including a 5-7 p.m. Family Class to learn how to make doughnuts and a 6-8 p.m. Teen Night Sushi Class (Ballston Quarter only)!

You and your kids will enjoy Black Friday at Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter - you can shop while the kids learn to cook and bake in a variety of classes. Check our slideshow for the schedule of classes, then go to classes.cookologyonline.com to register!

This is so heart warming!
11/29/2019

This is so heart warming!

Blessed this Thanksgiving!!! Still gathering our stats, over 200 volunteers, 9 shelter runs, 1500 meals and counting (maybe more like 1600-1700 total) on a crazy busy Thanksgiving morning! We thank our amazing and generous volunteers enough!

Stay tuned for more pictures and updates!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to support @the25project at @dullestowncenterto make Thanksgiving dinner fo...
11/27/2019

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to support @the25project at @dullestowncenter
to make Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless!!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to support @the25project at @ballstonquarter to make Thanksgiving dinner fo...
11/27/2019

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to support @the25project at @ballstonquarter to make Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless.

Attention Shoppers: Don't buy Romaine lettuce! It's been recalled since last week and they're not putting it back on she...
11/27/2019

Attention Shoppers: Don't buy Romaine lettuce! It's been recalled since last week and they're not putting it back on shelves. "When in doubt, throw it out!" - Kermit

11/26/2019
Kids Cooking Classes on Black Friday

You and your kids will enjoy Black Friday at Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter - you can shop while the kids learn to cook and bake in a variety of classes. Check our slideshow for the schedule of classes, then go to classes.cookologyonline.com to register!

A little TURKEY PREP PSA from Chef Nicole Matthews, our chef instructor, who worked as a chef at the Michelin three star...
11/25/2019

A little TURKEY PREP PSA from Chef Nicole Matthews, our chef instructor, who worked as a chef at the Michelin three star, Inn at Little Washington, for 7 years is here to help you!

1) If your turkey is frozen, today, Monday, is the day to move it to the fridge!

2) Tuesday: Remove the bag of parts from the inside cavity of the bird. Brine your bird for 8-24 hours. Do not brine for more than this.

2A) Tuesday ALSO, check your thermometers: change batteries, calibrate if needed, THROW OUT THE OLD ONE BUY a new one. The oven thermometer can tell you whether your oven is really what you've set it to. If it's not getting to 400 degrees, you will have a problem--and you'll wonder why your turkey isn't cooked even though you followed the directions. WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE! Blame the oven.

3) Wednesday: Dry your bird! Pull from the brine, rinse in cold water. Pat outside and inside until dry, put in fridge uncovered to help dry out more; and safely store away from foods that are raw or unprepared. Should allow 8-12 hours to dry to get nice crispy skin when you roast.

4) THANKSGIVING DAY! Get up early to butter, oil, season, herb. Follow the package directions for ounces to oven temp.
Enjoy!! (You got this!)

11/25/2019
Monday and Tuesday Classes

We've got classes tonight and tomorrow that focus on veggie Thanksgiving dishes, the art of the souffle, and comfort winter food - for details and to register, go to classes.cookologyonline.com

Hot weekend at Dulles Town Center! Seats open in the Tarts class at 4:30pm today!
11/24/2019

Hot weekend at Dulles Town Center! Seats open in the Tarts class at 4:30pm today!

Ah l'amour! Cookology has a really fun date night for those who want to improve their partners cooking skills and call i...
11/23/2019

Ah l'amour! Cookology has a really fun date night for those who want to improve their partners cooking skills and call it a date! 🤣😉 Last night we paired a short mixology tutorial with each date night class. #cookingclasses #datenight #getcookingarlington #getcookingbq #getcookingdulles
@ Ballston Quarter

Our Dulles Town Center location is Hiring! We need kitchen techs, dishwashers, prep cooks! Immediate hire. Starting at $...
11/23/2019

Our Dulles Town Center location is Hiring! We need kitchen techs, dishwashers, prep cooks! Immediate hire. Starting at $13/hour. Weekends and evenings only. Apply to [email protected]!

Get Up DC interviews Jay Herriott of The 25th Project! Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up to help us out...
11/23/2019
Get Up DC gives $1000 to The25thProject

Get Up DC interviews Jay Herriott of The 25th Project! Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up to help us out next Wednesday in both @DullesTownCenter and @BallstonQuarter.

We look forward to meeting you!

#GetUpDC #T25P #TitleTown

We're always looking for ways to give back. So, we've partnered with Easterns Automotive Group to recognize people doing things right in our community.

11/22/2019
Weekend Cooking Classes

It's a Baker's Delight this weekend, with a bunch of fun baking classes that will teach you to make doughnuts, macarons, tarts and more!

Did you know Cookology also caters?? We can provide the same professional, delicious meals that you learn how to make an...
11/21/2019

Did you know Cookology also caters?? We can provide the same professional, delicious meals that you learn how to make and present a mouthwatering display at your home or office! Let us take care of the food while you mix and mingle with your guests or co-workers at your upcoming holiday party. To book our catering services, please email [email protected] or call (703) 433-1909!

11/19/2019
Upcoming Thanksgiving Classes

Whether you need inspiration for a pie or a veggie dish to cover your vegetarian family member, or just want to kindle the kids' excitement for the holiday, we've got Thanksgiving classes for you!

11/18/2019
This weekend at our location at Dulles Town Center our students had a blast with our Family class, birthday and baking b...
11/18/2019

This weekend at our location at Dulles Town Center our students had a blast with our Family class, birthday and baking bootcamp! 😀

11/18/2019

We're starting the week off with Week 3 of our Holiday Bootcamps on Monday,then a Weeknight Dinner Series and How To Tuesday classes, followed a baking techniques class for adults on Wednesday - see below for details!

Update: You do not have to bring food! All food will be supplied. Hey Everyone! This is the official link to sign up to ...
11/15/2019
The 25th Project

Update: You do not have to bring food! All food will be supplied.

Hey Everyone! This is the official link to sign up to volunteer to create meals for our local homeless. Please note the date changed from November 25 to November 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We need 20+ more people to help us prep. We're looking for a small group to work in Dulles and a larger group in Ballston.

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ca8ae2ba7f58-t25p5

From our kitchens, the food will be driven around to shelters and homeless outlier groups and individuals.

We will also need volunteers to do the same thing for Christmas/Hannukah, and throughout the year.

We've got some exciting news to share! We're teaming up with our friends at Cookology Recreational Culinary School to offer a special T25P Thanksgiving Prep! Sign up now for this humbling event where you'll get an opportunity to help prep a delicious warm meal to be served to our homeless friends on Thanksgiving day.

Donations for specific food items and/or tax deductible donation to apply towards the supplies needed to help make this event successful is needed. We can’t do it without you!

https://www.the25thproject.org/thanksgiving-cookology

11/14/2019

Our culinary bootcamps at our Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter locations cover not just the basics - you’ll also learn the broader concepts of cooking from our awesome professional chefs!

Join us at  MetroCookingDC 2019 Show this weekend! There are still seats left in our Seasonal Sauces class on Sunday 11/...
11/13/2019

Join us at MetroCookingDC 2019 Show this weekend! There are still seats left in our Seasonal Sauces class on Sunday 11/17/19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm. We have a special giveaway for all participants of the MetroCooking DC Seasonal Sauces class. All participants will receive a Pyrex 4cup glass storage dish.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is the perfect class to help you fine tune your sauce making skills! Come and learn in this hands on class how to create and perfect holiday sauces, the base for a delicious meal. While deceptively easy to prepare, the right sauce makes the meal memorable. Taught by a professional Cookology chef, take home new skills in creating classic holiday sauces sure to please a crowd.

Sauces taught in this class: Cranberry Orange Sauce - Turkey Gravy (from Drippings) - Whipped Cinnamon Sugar Butter for Dinner Rolls.

Note: Class taught by professional Cookology instructors. Ticket also includes an exclusive MetroCooking DC apron. General Admission is included in each ticket. Classes are located at the end of aisle 1100 in Hall B.

To register for the class, go to http://bit.ly/SeasonalSauces

Join us at MetroCookingDC 2019 Show this weekend! There are still seats left in our Seasonal Sauces class on Sunday 11/17/19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm. We have a special giveaway for all participants of the MetroCooking DC Seasonal Sauces class. All participants will receive a Pyrex 4cup glass storage dish.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is the perfect class to help you fine tune your sauce making skills! Come and learn in this hands on class how to create and perfect holiday sauces, the base for a delicious meal. While deceptively easy to prepare, the right sauce makes the meal memorable. Taught by a professional Cookology chef, take home new skills in creating classic holiday sauces sure to please a crowd.

Sauces taught in this class: Cranberry Orange Sauce - Turkey Gravy (from Drippings) - Whipped Cinnamon Sugar Butter for Dinner Rolls.

Note: Class taught by professional Cookology instructors. Ticket also includes an exclusive MetroCooking DC apron. General Admission is included in each ticket. Classes are located at the end of aisle 1100 in Hall B.

To register for the class, go to http://bit.ly/SeasonalSauces

Washington Women's Leadership Initiative, @wwli_org, asked Cookology's owner, and woman who can't speak without interpre...
11/12/2019

Washington Women's Leadership Initiative, @wwli_org, asked Cookology's owner, and woman who can't speak without interpretive arm dancing, Maria Kopsidas, to speak at their monthly event! The group made apps: stuffed dates with prosciutto, goat cheese croquettes, shrimp with relish, and Spanish potato tortilla taught by
Chef @ed_hardy and Chef Javier Loayza, and Maria paired a wine with each dish. @ Ballston Quarter

It's Team Tuesday! We wanted to thank this amazing team for coming to our Ballston Quarter location for a team building ...
11/12/2019

It's Team Tuesday! We wanted to thank this amazing team for coming to our Ballston Quarter location for a team building outing ... here's what they had to say:
"The team that works together, cooks (and eats) together. The Member Engagement team celebrating a great year at #cookology #awesometeam"

We offer team building events at our Ballston Quarter and Dulles Town Center locations, OR we can come to you and set up at your office or other venue! For more information, go to https://cookologyonline.com/team-building/

Remembering all veterans with gratitude and appreciation ... we are also thankful for the sacrifices made by all militar...
11/11/2019

Remembering all veterans with gratitude and appreciation ... we are also thankful for the sacrifices made by all military members, whom we provide with a 10% discount on all classes. 🇺🇸

11/08/2019

Cookology and all of Ballston Quarter have escaped the Water Main break disaster by some amazing stroke of luck.

All the restaurants and one very awesome cooking school (us) are OPEN! The Arlington health department cleared us this morning!

Ted's Bulletin, Punch Bowl Social Arlington @TrueFood Copa Kitchen & Bar @thelocaloyster @TurusPizza Alvolo, Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, @Ricecrook

Thanks to @MemoriesByRobyn Photography for sharing these awesome photos of the WWLI event tonight where founder Maria Ko...
11/08/2019

Thanks to @MemoriesByRobyn Photography for sharing these awesome photos of the WWLI event tonight where founder Maria Kopsidas shared her professional journey from marketing to the culinary world!

WWLI had a wonderful evening learning, creating, and eating at Cookology Recreational Culinary School in Ballston Quarter last night

11/07/2019
Thanksgiving Cooking Classes

Cookology will get you ready for that big holiday meal with Thanksgiving-themed cooking classes at our Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter locations!

Our fearless leader Maria Kopsidas will be the featured presenter at WWLI's event tomorrow, where she'll share her profe...
11/06/2019

Our fearless leader Maria Kopsidas will be the featured presenter at WWLI's event tomorrow, where she'll share her professional journey from marketing to the culinary world!

We are excited to share that Cookology Owner Maria Kopsidas will be joining our class! Maria will share how she pivoted from a career in marketing to follow her passions of food, health, and people to open Cookology. Registration closes Nov 1st! http://ow.ly/TnTA50wXIeE

We were thrilled to host the classes, thanks very much for sharing these photos!
11/05/2019

We were thrilled to host the classes, thanks very much for sharing these photos!

Last weekend, our Embassy hosted a two-day series of #Polish cooking classes at Cookology Recreational Culinary School for the annual #KidsEUFest, where children from the DMV area tried their hands at making apple pancakes and vegan #pierogi! Thank you to Kate and Tom of Apteka in #Pittsburgh, PA for sharing their amazing #cooking skills with our little chefs, and to the families who brought their children to learn a bit about the culinary side of our country! 🇵🇱

11/05/2019
Date Nights, Saturday Night Socials & More!

Adults only classes at Cookology Ballston Quarter and Dulles Town Center are fun for couples, friends, and anyone who wants to improve their culinary skills while having a great time!

Hey Everyone! Save the dates: November 26 and December 23 to volunteer time to make delicious meals for the area's homel...
11/01/2019
Thanksgiving | the25thproject

Hey Everyone! Save the dates: November 26 and December 23 to volunteer time to make delicious meals for the area's homeless. We are working with The 25th Project again this year, and we need volunteers to help prep and cook at both Ballston Quarter in Arlington and Dulles Town Center in Sterling for Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hannukah (Dec 24)!

If you can't help over the holidays, we always need volunteers throughout the year to prep/cook on the 24th of each month, for delivery on the 25th.

We will post an event link with details next week! DM your email address if you want to be signed up immediately. We will be sending out reminders.

If you live around Burke, Va please consider working directly with them. See attached info for details.

Thank you!

Whether you're a wiz in the kitchen or just looking to provide a helping hand, we need your help to make sure we're helping the homeless close to home. 

Did you check out our Halloween Story? The change in weather brought in a ton more kids Ballston Quarter and we ran out ...
11/01/2019

Did you check out our Halloween Story? The change in weather brought in a ton more kids Ballston Quarter and we ran out of candy - but our awesome chefs saved the day by whipping up 200 cookies to give out instead! Thanks to all the gals and ghouls who stopped by! 🧙🏼‍♀️🦹🏼‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Thank you Kristine Bucci for the shoutout to Chef Ed Hardy, we appreciate you taking the time to post this! #chefed #kni...
11/01/2019

Thank you Kristine Bucci for the shoutout to Chef Ed Hardy, we appreciate you taking the time to post this!

#chefed #knishking #teamcookology

“Wait—some of the witches who are coming are vegan.”Happy Halloween! Stay safe y'all! Tornado watch in effect.Cred...
10/31/2019

“Wait—some of the witches who are coming are vegan.”

Happy Halloween! Stay safe y'all! Tornado watch in effect.
Credit: NewYorker

10/31/2019
10/29/2019

Arlington Parents: We’ve got Nov. 4-5 classes!

We've got a Spooktacularly Good Time planned on Oct. 31, with family cookie classes and adult Halloween parties at both ...
10/29/2019

We've got a Spooktacularly Good Time planned on Oct. 31, with family cookie classes and adult Halloween parties at both our Dulles Town Center and Ballston Quarter locations! Treat yo'self and sign up for a fearfully fun time at https://classes.cookologyonline.com

#halloween #cookingclasses #costumeparty #dullestowncenter #ballstonquarter

Address

21100 Dulles Town Cir
Sterling, VA
20166

General information

Our goal is to inspire people to connect with friends and family over a great meal. We teach folks to do this everyday by offering professionally taught, hands-on cooking classes in our safe commercial kitchens. Our professionally trained chefs teach unique culinary classes from culinary boot camp to sushi to cheese making. We offer wine education courses, wine and food pairing dinners, theme based classes such as date night and BFF night, and a series of baking and pastry classes to engage every culinary curiosity.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:30
Thursday 10:00 - 21:30
Friday 10:00 - 21:30
Saturday 10:00 - 21:30
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(703) 433-1909

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