Inspiring people to connect through food

Since 2009, Cookology has touched the lives of thousands of people at our location at Dulles Town Center. The goal is simply 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.

At Cookology, we believe that with practice and patience you can begin to change your life and the lives of your children by learning how to cook and changing what you eat. We hope to encourage every adult and child we meet to make cooking a lifelong passion.

We’re located in Dulles Town Center mall next door to Macy’s on the lower level. Sign up for one of our classes or stop by and pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy around your table at home. If you’re craving more Cookology you can also read about the latest happenings on our blogFacebook and Twitter.

Tell us how you feel

Your feedback is needed to help us improve our classes, the way we teach, customer service and how we run operations.

If you enjoyed your experience at Cookology and think the community should know more about us, please feel free to share your experience online at one of these sites YelpUrban Spoon or Trip Advisor. If you’d prefer to share your experience with us personally, please feel free to email the owner, Maria.

We’d be happy to exchange a discount coupon of 25% off your next cooking classes for your word-of-mouth review. Email us to receive the coupon code.

Our Terms

• Class cancellations must be received via phone or e-mail at least 48 hours in advance in order to be issued a class credit. No credit or refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of class for any reason.
• All class credits must be used within 30 days of issuance.
• Closed toed shoes required for all classes!

Please Read Our Privacy and Security Policies from our Merchant Services Company, Heartland

Privacy Policy: 
“We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.”

Security Policy:
“Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.”

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Meet Our Founder

Maria Kopsidas

Maria Kopsidas is the creator and owner of Cookology. Prior to opening the gate to Cookology, Maria spent fifteen years leading marketing and communications campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, restaurants, and charities including Discovery Channel International as publicist for India and Australia; Grocery Manufacturers Association, the largest and oldest food manufacturer association in the country, as manager of online communications; director of communications for an Electronic Data Discovery firm, and prior to opening Cookology, she was a sought-after marketing consultant with McKinley Marketing Partners.

Growing up in a Mediterranean family with philanthropists, cooks, cookbook authors, health experts and professional chefs on both sides, including a pastry chef in the White House, the idea of a super accessible, affordable cooking school was her dream. Starting in 2003, Maria took her marketing experience and love of cooking, food, health, and people and created Cookology. Finally, after six years of chasing her dream, working on her marketing career while raising a child, she secured an SBA loan, negotiated a lease, oversaw construction buildout, hired her staff, and opened the doors in February 2009.

Feel free to email Maria!

Our Team

What our students have to say

Cookology in the Community


Cookology is a proud participant of the Northern Virginia community at large. We provide donations, meals, and event support to a multitude of causes. Below is a list of just a handful of the schools and organizations Cookology has supported in the previous months.

  • Loudoun Free Clinic
  • Rolling Ridge Elementary
  • Tauxemont Cooperative Preschool
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School
  • The Primary Day School
  • March of Dimes
  • Dominion Trail Elementary
  • Algonkian Elementary School
  • Sunset Hills Montessori
  • St. Theresa School
  • Sully Elementary
  • United Way (on behalf for Unysis)
  • Frances Hazel Reid Elementary Schoo
  • Claude Moore Preschool
  • Gravely Elementary
  • Union Mill Elementary
  • Laurel Hill Elementary
  • Reston Children’s Center
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • St. David’s Episcopal Preschool
  • Greenbriar West Elementary
  • Forest Edge Elementary
  • Mautner Project (National Lesbian Health)
  • Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County
  • YMCA of Loudoun County