$85 for a 90-Minute In-Home Cooking Lesson from Ahh, Dessert by Katherine ($170 Value)

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Learning to cook is a skill that can keep you alive, just like learning to breathe and learning not to breathe if you see a sign marked Warning: Poisoned Air. Smell something delicious with this Groupon.

The Deal

$85 for a 90-minute in-home cooking lesson for up to twelve people (a $170 value), choose one of the following topics:

  • French, including coq au vin and a frisée salad
  • Italian, including pasta or gnocchi and a caprese salad
  • Thai, including soup and an entree
  • Spanish tapas
  • Holiday desserts, such as poached pears in red wine with ice cream, pie, or gingerbread trifle

The chef will send you a grocery list ahead of time so you can grab the necessary ingredients, but she can bring any kitchen equipment you don't have on hand. Kitchen cleanup isn't included.

Ahh, Dessert by Katherine

From an early age, Katherine, who is a personal chef, learned the importance of fresh produce and organic products. A cook and baker for the mission churches, Katherine's dad was known for a wicked sweet tooth, one he passed on to his daughter. And Katherine's mother was known for bringing spaghetti and baked goods to school on her daughters' birthdays. So when Katherine struggled to pay her bills as an undergrad student, opening Ahh, Dessert by Katherine to peddle her sweets seemed like a natural step.

Along with the expertise of chef Ceasar Palanca, who was raised by parents as food-minded as Katherine's and graduated from California Culinary Academy Cordon Bleu in San Francisco before working as a chef for tech companies and privately owned restaurants, nothing was off limits at the business's onset. Katherine brings her talents to private kitchens where she cooks meals for individuals or parties, or teaches her clients how to cook on their own.

In a Nutshell

The chef helps create dishes such as spanish tapas, french coq au vin, or gingerbread trifle topped with cognac custard and pears

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 15th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per household. Appointment required. Valid with-in 15 miles from Milpitas. Groceries and clean-up not included. 48-hour cancellation notice required or invoice of $50 will be administered. Booking class 2 weeks prior to desired date recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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