Celeste Borelli Personal Chef Services, LLC

cooking classes

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Develop or hone a culinary skill, or explore a region or theme.   Join me in the boutique, state-of-the-art live studio kitchen at Connecticut Kitchen & Bath in Avon or I can come to your home or place of business.  Group and private classes are available, the studio hosts 10 guests comfortably.   Classes are two hours long.   You may bring your own wine and pairing suggestions can can be made upon request.

February -April 2018 COOKING CLASSES offered through Farmington Valley Continuing Education,  hosted at Connecticut Kitchen & Bath Studio.  You may also book any of these options for your friends or business function on a date of your choosing.

Valentine Dinner Party Seared scallops with champagne vanilla reduction, steak au poivre, diy chocolate truffles.  This is a fun class with fabulous food in the state-of-the-art boutique style kitchen at Connecticut Kitchen & Bath Studio in Avon.  Wed. Feb 14, 6:30-8:30pm, bring your own wine, course fee $55 includes $20 food fee

Culinary Skills Searing, roasting, and braising.  Learn the techniques that will transform your dinners from average to amazing.  Menu includes seared shrimp with herb salsa, roasted seasonal vegetables, and braised short ribs with red wine reduction. Wed. March 14, 6:30-8:30, bring your own wine, CT Kitchen & Bath Studio, Avon. Course fee $39 includes $15 food fee

Spring Forward Healthy-ish Sides and Salads This is a class designed to give you skills and ideas for your spring and summer menus at home and for entertaining.  Wed. April 4, 6:30-8:30pm, bring your own wine, CT Kitchen & Bath Studio, Avon. Course fee $39 includes $15 food fee

GROUP CLASSES are $39-$75 per person, children’s classes $35-$45 per person, based on menu choices.  Their is 8 person minimum and 10 person max.  The host communicates with the group about menu, food allergies, payment, cancellations, and other class related info.  I have a list of seasonal menus and will work with you to accommodate for food allergies and preferences.

 

PRIVATE CLASSES can be an individual or up to 6 people.  I have taught career moms and dads, couples, families, grandparents, and children.  Private classes can be one time or a series.  Clients typically choose culinary skills, menu and/or recipes they want to excel in.  Classes are 1.5-2 hours in length.  I provide a grocery list, clients typically shop or I can for an additional fee.  The fee for private classes is $45 per hour plus the cost of food.  Clean up time must be factored in and depends on if I am doing it or we are working together.  A meal is always prepared for clients to enjoy after class or take with them.  A budget for a class with 2 people, 2 hours with a salad, entrée and side or something comparable would be about $120.00-140.00 total depending on menu (organic groceries, seafood or steak will be closer to 140.00+).

CANCELLATION for a whole group class must be made 5 days in advance for a refund.  If an individual in a group cancels they must do so 48 hours in advance and the class minimum of 8 must be reached in order for a refund.  Private classes can be cancelled at any time and the client is responsible for grocery expenses and shopping time if applicable.