$85 for a Five-Course In-Home Cooking Class for Two from HEATculinary ($185 Value)

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The cooking instructor provides the ingredients, equipment, and know-how to craft gourmet five-course meals in your home

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 or older or have adult supervision. Valid only within Santa Barbara area; call (805) 242-1151 to see if you qualify. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

$85 for Five-Course In-Home Cooking Class for Two ($185 Value)

Customers can choose from four classes, which cover the entire spectrum of cooking:

  • The Honed Knife Skills class teaches basic fruit and veggie cuts, including how to mince, dice, and brunoise, and also offers tips for selecting and caring for knives.
  • The Santa Barbara Steak House class takes pupils through the steps of preparing and pan searing a steak with a pan sauce, as well as side dishes such as roasted-garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed garden vegetables.
  • Central Coast Favorites: Date Night introduces students to healthy ingredients and easy techniques for everyday as they assemble caesar salad with croutons, sautéed crab cakes with tartar sauce, crème brûlée, and other dishes.
  • Springtime Petit Treats teaches how to craft key-lime tartlets, mocha-mousse shooters, black-raspberry brie bites, and other small sweet treats.


When Chef Nikki Dailey graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York, she spent some time perfecting her craft at five-star restaurants. But those kitchens couldn’t contain her love of seasonal, local, and organic cuisine, so she founded HEATculinary. The business brings her signature style of cooking right to students with in-home cooking classes that focus on fresh ingredients grown nearby and proper cooking techniques. HEATculinary also offers a variety of cooking-themed programs, including personal culinary classes, culinary boot-camp, group events, and catering.

Customer Reviews

Nikki and Jan were incredible. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience with them. We had a blast while learning how to cook a delicious 5 course meal!
Jorge F. · April 23, 2014
We have enjoyed every moment with Chef Nikki. She is delightful and the perfect teacher, coach and chef. We have booked reservations with Nikki over three occasions. The experience has been great fun and culminates in a wonderful multiple course meal. Our grandsons, ages 8 and 6, just had a wonderful time cooking with Chef Nikki as well. The three of them completed the Holiday Bakery menu; delicious treats for the boys! Nikki supplies everything you need to cook with her; from the fresh and meticulously organized food preparations to cookware, electrical appliances, aprons...everything to cook the perfect meal. Our recommendation: HEATculinary is a must do (for any age) this New Year!
Pamela S. · December 31, 2013
This experience was WAY better than I could have even imagined. Chef Nikki was super nice and I enjoyed having her in our home. My boyfriend and I learned a little about cooking and then got to enjoy a delicious steak dinner while Chef put the kitchen back together for us. Will definitely be trying this again!
Kimberly D. · September 24, 2013

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