COOKING CLASSES

COOKING CLASSES

Gather some friends, your favorite beverages and socialize while learning and eating delicious food! I will  come to your home to guide you, or a group of friends, through a fun day or evening of cooking right in your very own kitchen. I believe that the best learning experience comes from using home counter-tops and equipment, so you will be able to execute these new recipes again and again. Classes are tailored to your own desire and can be designed around a specific diet, food allergies, food preferences or types of cuisine.

WHAT YOU’RE GETTING

Classes are between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the menu, during which time we will prepare 2 to 4 dishes start to finish. The class includes pre-planning the individual lesson with you and printed recipes for all participants.  All menus are custom designed to suit your tastes, skills, and kitchen equipment.

 

LOCATION

Classes can be held in any kitchen in the Worcester area (for locations more than 20 miles outside of Worcester there may be a travel fee). When you sign up for a class, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to help me learn more about your kitchen layout and equipment. No kitchen is too small to teach in, but also be prepared to use tabletops in living or dining areas as extra class space, depending on how many people are in your group.

SAMPLE CLASS IDEAS (or design your own)

Healthy Make Ahead Meals

Grilling 101 – Veggies and/or Proteins

Vegetarian/ Vegan  Cooking & Baking

Paleo Cooking & Baking

Bread Baking

Pasta Making

Healthy Baking

Cake Baking & Decorating

Gluten Free Cooking & Baking

Gluten Free Pasta Making

Cookies & Cocktails

SCHEDULING

Weekend availability is extremely limited and may need to be booked a few months in advance. Please be prepared to enjoy your class on a weekday or evening and offer three date options when getting in touch, as dates fill up fast. Classes are typically scheduled anytime between 4-8pm but other times are available by request. To inquire about classes please fill out this form on the contact page or email info@chefalina.com

PRICING:

Class costs include all fresh ingredients, which I procure, but not basic pantry items. If your menu choices require specialty ingredients beyond the scope of the sample recipes, supplemental fees may apply.
One participant: $250.00
Two participants: $125 per person
Four – Six participants: $85 per person
Six+ participants $65 per person

Birthday, Bachelorette parties etc… are custom priced depending on group size, party plan, location, menu etc…

Once the class has been planned I will provide you with a list of necessary kitchen tools to compare to what you have and in most cases I will bring anything that you may be missing.

MEAL PREP COOKING CLASS PACKAGES

Cooking healthy, delicious, family friendly meals can be daunting as we all eat so differently these days. Allergies, dietary restrictions and tastes can confound even a seasoned home cook. These classes will give you confidence in the kitchen so that you can cook nutritious, delicious meals for yourself and/or the whole family.
We will cover food safety, basic prep skills and basic cooking techniques that you can use every day in cooking a weeks’ worth of healthy meals in a short amount of time.

3 class package is $800 and includes:
– Three – 3-4 hour class, with flexible scheduling
– Recipes, notebook and binder
– Menu/class planning flexibility

Grab your friends and split the cost! This class is the same price for 1-6 people you will just need to each purchase your own ingredients and will all leave with the printed menus and a weeks’ worth of meals after each class.
Cost does not include food expenses. Once the class has been planned I will provide you with a shopping/pantry list for all the ingredients and kitchen tools.

COMING SOON:

Open Group Cooking Classes

GIFT CERTIFICATES

At-home cooking classes make a great birthday, graduation, or wedding gift. When you purchase a gift certificate, the recipient will receive an e-card including a message from you (see sample gift certificate e-card here). Menu design and scheduling will work like any other class. The recipient has one year to use the class, though if scheduling difficulties are a factor, I’m flexible in honoring the gift.

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