Are your classes for beginners or experienced cooks?

I am passionate about home cooking. I help my clients start from the beginning or advance their skills in the home kitchen.

How big, long, and expensive are group classes?

My group classes are for 4-8 people, 3-5 hours long, $65 per person on average. Morning classes start at 10:30 am and finish by lunch. Evening classes start at 3-4 pm and finish in time for dinner. Five-hour classes begin with a field trip to a grocery store for additional focus on choosing your ingredients.

What style are your group classes?

There are two categories:

  • Demonstration and tasting classes are for groups of 4 to 12 to explore a variety of recipes. Observe how food is prepared, taste it on different stages and sample the final result. Get answers to all hows and whys related to the class topic. You are welcome to take pictures and videos for future reference during the class.
  • Hands-on classes are for groups of 3 to 8 to master specific skills. We concentrate on one recipe or one cooking method. Hands-on classes end with lunch or dinner to eat the food that was prepared during the class and discuss class details. You are welcome to take pictures of your food at the end of the class.

Do you offer private classes for couples?

Classes for two are designed to create an experience that allows you to connect with a friend or a loved one through a shared culinary adventure. Choose your menu and participate in cooking and presenting a meal together. These classes are 3 hours long and $130 per person, and can take place in my kitchen or yours. An additional travel fee of 15% will apply.

Do you teach one-on-one classes?

I offer a set of weekly or monthly one-on-one classes which purpose is to deliver the most efficient results for those looking to improve their cooking skills noticeably. Based on your needs and budget, you can select a program with weekly menus, as well as personalized recipes adjusted to your taste, and the convenience of training in your own kitchen. The initial consultation is $45 per hour.

How do I sign up for a class?

I plan my weekend events 2-3 months in advance. Some of them are initiated by me, and some of them are requested by my clients. I process open to public events tickets through Eventbrite and list each upcoming class with the Eventbrite link on my calendar of events. When you’re ready to purchase on the Eventbrite page, click “order now” to book your tickets. Events are announced on Eventbrite, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

What happens if I can’t come to class?

Two days before the class, I shop for fresh ingredients depending on the number of guests that purchase tickets, and I am unable to offer refunds or transfers to different dates. If you can’t make it to class you are welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member.

For classes that have a RSVP option, you can change your RSVP if your plans change, but no later than 2 days before the event. The event will be canceled if there are no RSVPs 5 days before the event. If the number of RSVPs is less than required for the class to occur, I will contact all participants, and we can discuss other options. I trust your commitment to participate. While I understand life happens, please be respectful of my time and the time of the other participants.

What if the class I want to take is sold out?

Each class listed in my portfolio has a waiting list. Don’t wait for it to appear in a calendar — request it. Click the orange button REQUEST CLASS to fill out and submit a form. If you have date and time preferences, mention them. Use the same form to request any recipe or cooking skill you would like to master if you don’t see it listed in the portfolio. I am always adding new classes, and your input is important to me.

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Can I give a class as a gift?

Yes! Either purchase tickets to the upcoming class (please note: no refunds or transfers) or REQUEST CLASS.

What if I have an allergy or food preferences?

Most of classes are either intended for specific diets (e.g., vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb lean-proteins, etc.) or I can easily accomodate your needs. Please let me know, and together we’ll find the best solution.

How can I ask a cooking class question you didn’t answer here?

Feel free to leave a voice mail with your question and contact information at (512) 535-6921 or email me at admin@lyukum.net.

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