Private Cooking Class for Two or Four, or Five Chef-Prepared Meals for Up to Four from Chef Julianna (Up to 65% Off)

San Francisco

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In a Nutshell

A chef demonstrates recipes in customers' kitchens or prepares five meals for a household using local and often organic ingredients

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Cooking classes must be used in 1 visit. Valid only for homes within 15 miles from Pleasant Hill. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cooking is a skill everyone should learn, like riding a bike or catching a baby. Start becoming a Renaissance man or woman with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $59 for an in-home cooking class for two (a $140 value)
  • $99 for an in-home cooking class for four (a $280 value)
  • $159 for five meals prepared by a personal chef for a household of up to four (a $375 value)

During each class, a chef-instructor coaches participants in cooking techniques, basic kitchen skills, and recipes in their chosen culinary style. Chefs blend demonstration and hands-on training, allowing patrons to test out techniques while surrounded by spotters in case they can’t wrestle their lobster into submission.

The personal-chef service includes meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, packaging, cleanup, and heat-and-serve guidelines. For both classes and meal preparation, chefs provide all ingredients, utensils, and cookware, and they make a kitchen visit before the session to determine what they will need to bring. If preferred, the cooking classes may be held at the chef's home rather than the customer's.

Chef Julianna

Julianna Freed developed a love of putting dinner on the table early on, helping her dad fish along the West Coast. Back at home in the kitchen, she watched her mother turn the catch into new dishes and fresh takes on familiar recipes. And when she visited her grandfather’s house, she got to wander among his garden’s vegetable plants and fruit trees. Though she spent years working as a middle-school teacher, this food-focused upbringing and the enthusiasm of independent producers at her local farmers’ market eventually spurred her to create Chef Julianna, which provides catering, cooking classes, and personal-chef services.

Julianna and her chefs adhere to strict standards of farm-to-table dining; in catering and cooking, they use local and sometimes organic meat, produce, and cheese harvested from local farmers’ markets. Before each private cooking class, Julianna’s chef-instructors meet with customers in their kitchen for a consultation, during which they survey the existing amenities and check for poltergeists hiding in the cabinets. At class time, they arrive with their own ingredients and cookware to coach students in common cooking methods and recipes for the customer’s chosen culinary style. Personal and private chefs carry the personal attention even further, planning meals, shopping for groceries, and cooking in customers’ preferred styles.

Customer Reviews

The whole experience was great. She was very organized and great at being in contact with me. Scheduling was a breeze. The event itself was wonderful. She was such a great hostess and teacher. We all had a really great time and would absolutely utilize her services again in the future.
Amanda M. · January 14, 2013
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Great present for my friend's birthday.
Marie H. · November 14, 2012

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