You too can be a Gourmet Diva (or Don)! We can create a cooking class topic just for you, or you can choose from our popular themed packages.
All of our cooking classes are approximately 2-3 hours of hands-on instruction. We arrive at your home with everything but the oven and provide a customized, hands-on, educational cooking experience as well as an all around great time. After class, we do all the clean up so you and your guests can sit back and enjoy the "fruits" of your labor. Plus you now know how to cook it yourself and we´ll provide shopping lists and recipes so you can recreate the dish any time. All of the below classes are available for 1 - 12 people, or more if you have the room. If you don't have the room, we may be able to arrange for a rental kitchen to hold your event for an extra charge.
Class Packages Examples: Planning the Perfect Cocktail Party Become your own favorite caterer! Take entertaining and style to a new level for your next cocktail party with friends or family! One of our expert private chefs will teach you how to make a beautiful selection of creative but easy h’ors d’oeuvres that will wow your guests. Your menu will include:
Brie en Croute with Fig Spread
Artichoke, and Parmesan Dip with Herbed Sourdough Crostini
Garlic Roasted Hummus with Pita Chips
Mascarpone-Filled Hazelnut-Vanilla Tuilles
Menu substitutions available upon request
Ultimate Chocolate Workshop This fabulous evening of decadent chocolate entertainment is the ultimate indulgence for anyone with a love for sinful sweets. Learn different techniques for working with chocolate, which you can use again and again in new ways. One of our expert private chefs will help you create a decadent all-chocolate menu that will include: Mocha Hazelnut Mousse Parif Creamy Dark Chocolate Truffles Decadent Milk Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Tropical Fruit Menu substitutions available upon request
Private Cooking Lessons
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an accomplished cook looking to pick up a few specific skills, a private cooking lesson with the Gourmet Diva will make a real difference in the way you cook and the way you feel about cooking.
It’s all about you – one on one instruction in the areas that interest you most, in the privacy of your own home. Get all of your culinary questions answered.
You select the topic that you want to learn, such as “Knife Skills” or “Cooking with Spices”, and we go from there. You get a copy of the “Tips for that Topic” and a copy of any recipes that we prepare. Contact meto schedule your private lesson today!
Private Cooking lessons can also be taken via Skype®! Ask me how!
Shopping with the Gourmet Diva Roam your favorite food store or farmers' market with a Gourmet Diva. We will use our expertise to teach you how to choose peak produce, the freshest seafood, and the perfect cut of meat. Then, you'll take what you've purchased home and create recipes that make those main ingredients shine.