FAQ

Where are the classes held?
Classes are held in your own home at a time that is convenient for you.

How long do classes last?
Classes last from two to three hours in most cases including set-up and clean-up.

How do I sign up for a class?
Call or email me, and we can discuss mutual availability and menu preferences.

Is there a meal served at the end of the class?
Yes, most classes include a meal with or without dessert.

Can I invite others to partake in the meal?
You are welcome to invite additional people to join in the meal when the class is over. However, you are responsible for the extra food cost and must apprise me ahead of time so that I can shop appropriately.

Who does the grocery shopping?
I do all the shopping and preparation. This works out better, as I know exactly what products I am dealing with and can do some organization and prep prior to class time (such as washing herbs, greens, peeling garlic, etc.)

Does the class price include food?
The class prices do not include food. I supply receipts, and you reimburse me. The class price is designed to compensate me for time spent shopping and preparing, including recipe handouts and other supplementary materials, as well as the duration of the class itself.

What do food costs typically run?
It depends on the menu and how many people are being served.  I try to shop smart, but I buy high quality items at good stores. If you have a particular budget, please let me know and we can work with that.

What if I don’t like or can’t eat something on one of the menus?
I am happy to customize any menu based on your requirements. That is one of many benefits of private classes.

What if I don’t have a lot of kitchen equipment?
I will bring whatever is needed and make recommendations for purchasing in the future.

What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, personal checks and credit card payments to my account at PayPal.

Can I purchase a gift certificate for a class?
Gift certificates are available for classes as well as catered dinners at home. Just contact me with your request, and I will make up the appropriate form.

Can you supply wine with the meal at the end of class?
I am not licensed to sell wine, but you are welcome to purchase wine to have with your meal, or you can direct me to purchase wine on your behalf and reimburse me.

Can I order Bagrationi wines through you?
I have access to some samples, but I do not deal in wine; however, you can contact the Pacific Wines Marketing Group if you are interested in purchasing these wines.