private cooking classes

Corporate Cooking Demo's and Events

Corporate cooking demonstrations and events are a great way spark creativity, celebrate accomplishment, and enhance camaraderie. I currently offer interactive cooking demonstrations for both small and large groups to be held at your place of business or other preferred location.

Customized menus and recipes for cooking demonstrations can focus on employee health and wellness, easy weeknight meals (including slow cooker and crock-pot favorites), holiday entertaining ideas (perfect for your next office party), international cuisines, specific cooking techniques (such as knife skills or grilling) or other culinary theme of your choice.

Cooking demonstrations include the cost of food along with full menu consulting and individualized recipe creation. Class participants will receive a generous tasting of each recipe along with a recipe handout to take home. Fees are per person and are priced individually based on the number of participants along with number of recipes and overall cost of food. Beverages (including alcoholic) are not provided. Contact me at for more information.

Note: I am also available for hands-on, team building cooking events and classes.

Clients include: The Virginia Farm Bureau, Southern Women's Shows, Southern Season, Omni Homestead, Virginia Housing Development Authority, Kroger Co., Allen & Allen, Chesterfield County Library, South Boston Library, Sur La Table.

Corporate Cooking Classes

Private Cooking Lessons

Want to explore a particular cuisine, brush up on those knife skills, learn a new technique, gather some creative entertaining ideas or just find some new recipe inspiration? I make house calls!

I've taught well over 350 cooking classes on a variety of subjects, and I'm now pleased to offer personally tailored private in-home, hands-on cooking classes, group cooking parties, and cooking demonstrations for you and your guests.

Classes range from in-depth, one-on-one culinary instruction to hands-on cooking parties and cooking demonstrations for larger groups (a creative, fun addition for any party, from wedding showers and afternoon brunches to holiday gatherings, birthday parties, graduation parties or monthly book club meetings). Hands-on classes feature 3-4 recipes and last approximately 3-4 hours total while cooking demonstrations for groups last 1-2 hours and feature 2-3 recipes. Full hands-on classes conclude with dinner served family style (alcohol or other beverages not included) while cooking demonstrations conclude with all participants receiving a generous tasting of the foods prepared.

Popular classes include:

  • Romantic Date Night: An Evening in Tuscany
  • Easy Weeknight Slow Cooker Recipes
  • Southern Comfort Foods to Warm Your Soul
  • Ladies Night: Healthy Small Bites and Apps
  • Seasonal Recipes from the Farmer's Market
  • Easy, Breezy Holiday Entertaining
  • Go Fish: Mastering the Art of Fresh Seafood
  • World Tour: The Cuisine of Thailand
  • How to Cook the Perfect Steak Dinner


Prices for hands-on classes, cooking demonstrations and private culinary instruction include personalized menu and recipe development, cost of fresh ingredients (specialty or seasonal ingredients may incur a supplemental cost), travel to your home or business, recipes and hand-outs for each guest, and basic service, set-up and clean-up of the cooking area. Note: you will use your own cooking tools: knives, cutting boards, peelers, kitchen towels, aprons, etc.... I will bring any specialty cooking tools or small appliances if required. Beverages (including alcoholic) will be the responsibility of the host. Classes conducted outside of the Richmond, Virginia area may incur a supplemental travel fee.

Class cost is either charged as a flat rate (example: private instruction for 2-4 people starts at a flat fee of $375.00 for up to four hours individualized instruction including food costs) or is priced per person. Larger groups, group cooking demonstrations and cooking parties are priced per person and depend on the number of participants, length of cooking demo and the number of recipes. All costs and fees are due at the conclusion of the event and a deposit to reserve your space may be required. Please contact for more details.