Book an In-home / Virtual Workshop

Thanks for choosing Cooking Beautifulleewhere memories are made. We are so excited to cook with you. Have you ever taken large group cooking lessons and got frustrated because you didn’t get enough attention from the instructor? No worries! You will never be screaming “attention please” on the inside when you take our in-home/virtual cooking lessons. For our service, the instructor to student ratio typically ranges from 1 to 2 to 1 to 4. Just scroll down this page and fill some simple forms, and then we will be there to cook with you! 

  1. Oh, Happy Day!  Please list three potential dates for the cooking workshops.
  2. Menu Planning  Once the tuition fee is received, please pick one or two dishes you would like to cook from our list. After the menu is finalized, you will receive recipes and a pre-class prep list, which includes equipment, ingredients, and prep instructions, such as turning on an oven.
  3. Let the fun begin  Melissa will join you directly in your home or via Zoom! For those who take the virtual workshops, you can live chat with her and with other students. You can also post questions on the chat board. This is your time to venture out of your comfort zone and create delicious memories at home!

Our Promise

  • Flexible schedule
  • Attentive learning experience
  • Dive into the culinary tasks you could never overcome on your own
  • Accommodation for special diet restrictions and allergies
  • Recipes created for home-cooks at different ages
  • Sweet, savory, and spectacular memories

Workshop FAQs

Virtual Workshop Pricing

*price does NOT cover food and wine

Attendees Per Person Total Cost
One $199 $199
Two $99 $198
Three $89 $267
Four $89 $356
Five $89 $445
Six $89 $534

How is your service different from a typical personal chef service?

We offer premium in-home/virtual cooking workshops. We work with our clients to develop a menu. We don’t work as personal chefs to prepare meals for our clients. Our mission is to empower them to create delicious memories on their own.

Where do you teach the workshop?

We teach our clients at their homes because we believe home is where delicious memories are made!

Do you do delivering or catering?

We don’t. Even if the President of the United States signs up for my class, he or she will have to roll up his or her sleeves and punch the bread dough with me.

Do you do parties/events?

Yes! Please let us know how many participants and what the special occasion is. We would love to create delicious memories with you!

How do I know if I have all the tools and equipment needed to take the workshop?

After you pay the tuition fee, we will send you the recipes, and you will find the list of tools and equipment needed for that dish at the end of each recipe.

Do you offer parent/child workshops?

Yes! We have a lot of experience working with two or three generations of family members. Please list your children/grandchildren’s age. We will make realistic recommendations based on the menu you create. Any additional information, such as your children’s cooking levels, and their favorite dishes to make at home will be helpful too!

How much notice do you need to book a class?

At least one week in advance is ideal.

What if I need to cancel my order?

We ask for at least two days notice for all order cancellations. If a class is canceled within 48 hours of the event start time, we will reserve the remaining credit for a future workshop. In order to provide the best service, we never overbook our instructors, and their time is valuable. We spend time consulting and planning the class. We understand last-minute changes may happen in life, but we also want to be respectful to our instructors’ time, and the efforts they put into planning each workshop. We hope you understand.

Can I request to cook a dish that’s not on your menu list?

Any minor changes to the menu should be fine. There will be an additional charge of $80 per hour if it requires extensive menu planning. We listed dishes that can be done in a reasonable time frame. If you have an ambitious entrée or show-stopping cake to make, there will be not only an additional charge of $80 per hour for planning but also an additional charge of $80 per hour for our chef instructors’ extra time teaching. We encourage you to keep the menu simple for a small group. It is more relaxing when you do not have to slave away for hours over one meal. After all, our service is about learning the techniques, building your confidence in the kitchen, and having fun!

Can the menu be changed?

Always let us know if you have any food allergies or preferences. We will try our best to accommodate your needs!

Do you offer a wine pairing class for your cooking and baking workshops?

Yes! We would love to enhance your dining experience with delicious wines. Melissa, aka our CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer), is the chef instructor who is both WSET level 3 certified and WSET sake certified. Any wine pairing workshop will have to be scheduled when she is available to teach. An additional fee will apply for planning and ordering the wine. The fee on our price chart doesn’t include the cost of wine/sake.

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