We welcome all levels of experience in our kitchen! Our recipes are designed to teach new kitchen techniques, but the main goal is that everyone has fun and ends the class with a delicious dish or two. Our chef instructors will be with you 100% of the way. We also have a moderator making sure questions are answered for our virtual experiences.
While you may request a Chef you’ve had in the past, we cannot guarantee they will be available for your event. All of our Chefs are wonderful, professional, and trained in all menus we offer.
We design our recipes to be inclusive for everyone! We want you to walk away learning a new technique, tip or trick in the kitchen, but our chefs also make sure that everyone involved can execute the dish and leave happy.
As long as we have an adequate amount of time, we can customize unique recipes for your event with additional fees. We do, however, have a wide range of rotating seasonal recipes to choose from that have been designed specifically for cooking classes.
We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies with advance notice. We can also help guide you to the best menu for your group.
Guests will be greeted with spa water and a welcome appetizer at our beautiful, waterfront studio in Ghirardelli Square. After providing an overview of the kitchen, our professional Chefs will guide you through creating a delicious meal from start to finish. Grab a seat at our communal table and enjoy your meal (ask us about our wine pairings!). Then, spend the last few moments mingling and saying farewell.
You may also inquire about add-ons, live music, or extending your time in the venue.
By default, we host virtual classes on our Zoom account. Have another platform that you prefer? No problem! We can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft teams, and Webex.
We aim to ship kits out 2 weeks in advance to avoid shipping issues. However, in the unlikely event that a kit doesn’t make it, we can ship a new kit with expedited fees. Alternatively, we can send a grocery list of ingredients for the guest to gather on their own.
We ship anywhere within the US and Canada. We currently do not ship internationally, but we can send a grocery list of ingredients for the guest to gather on their own. Alternatively, we’d be happy to ship the kits to your office if you have a way of shipping internationally.
While having cameras on during class is not a requirement, it’s highly recommended! Seeing guests' beautiful faces enhances the interactivity and connectivity of the class. It also helps the chef assist you if you need help.
There is not a lot of downtime in our cooking experiences, but there are plenty of moments to ask questions and connect with your group! Otherwise, it’s a steady paced class designed to keep everyone engaged.
You can! We offer classes that are designed to have easy-to-find ingredients around the world so guests can collect ingredients on their own. Ask our events team about those menu options!
We recommend starting the planning process 4-6 weeks before your desired event date for virtual events and 2-3 weeks before for in-person events. For virtual events with Ingredient Kits shipped, addresses are due 3 weeks prior to the event (or 4 weeks during the holiday season). Virtual classes with no kits can be planned with 1 week's notice.
Yes! We have a few templates and forms available such as an invitation email template, calendar invite template, and address/allergy collection sheet.
Yes! We offer wine bottles and wine tastings led by our Master Sommelier for virtual, hybrid and in-person events. They can be shipped to each guest or will be prepared and waiting for you on-site.
Yes, you may BYOB for any in-person events taking place in our Ghirardelli Square studio. We also offer wine bottles for purchase, hand-paired by our Master Sommelier.
Yes! Every one of our virtual experiences includes a live musical performance to close out the class. However, if you want to add-on a full show to your event, we partner with some very talented local musicians that can perform virtually or in-person for up to 2 hours.
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