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.
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.