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Private Classes

Your Kitchen, Your Way

Let us come to you with a Private Cooking Class taught in the comfort of your own kitchen! Whether you’re just getting started cooking, are a seasoned cook looking to level up your game, or are looking for a night to remember, we can help!

Simply Select your Menu from the choices below, Select a Date for your class, and Pay the Deposit to Book. Chef John will respond to answer any questions and confirm any last minute details. Then he’ll show up on class day with all equipment and food so you can simply have fun improving your skills cooking and learning with Chef John!


How does it work?

1. Select Your Menu

3. Get Ready to Cook 

2.  Choose Your Date

with Roasted Garlic Bread and Rouille (Red Pepper Almond Sauce)

Shrimp Scampi  *AGF

Homemade Grilled Flatbread, Hummus, Balsamic Olives, RRP Feta Spread, Pickled Red Onions, Marinated Cucumbers

Mezze at Home  *AGF, V

Arugula, Crispy Parmesan Tuiles, Macerated Strawberries, Red Onion, Reduced Port-Thyme Vinaigrette

Composed Salad Class 2  *GF, V

1 Minute Lettuce Cut and Wash, Pickled Red Onions, Spiced Almonds, Mint, Aged Grana Padano, Homemade Roasted Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette

Composed Salad Class 1  *GF, V

Poached Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Napa Cabbage, Julienne Carrots, Scallions, Fresh Herbs, Hoisin-Sesame & Spicy Peanut Sauces

Thai Summer Rolls  *AGF, AV

Chipotle Grit Cake, Charred Onions, Peppers, and Tomatoes , Bacon, Spiced Shrimp, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro, Lime

Southwest Shrimp & Grits  *GF, AV

with Bright Apple Slaw and Old Bay Aioli

Maryland Style Crab Cakes (add $15)  *AGF

with Classic Soy and Peanut Dipping Sauces

(Cannot be combined with Gnocchi or Pasta classes.)

Pork & Napa Cabbage Dumplings  *AV


Learn to make hand cut noodles, ravioli, and tortellini with Truffled Ricotta or Butternut Sage filling. Served with Classic Alfredo and Homemade Marinara Sauces, and Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chile Flake

Homemade Pasta Night  *AV

Pecan Crusted Butternut Gratin, Sautéed Mustard Greens with Caramelized Onions, and a Dijon Pan Sauce

Seared Pork Tenderloin/Chicken Breast/Salmon  *AGF

Homemade Pizza Dough (learn to mix, hand stretch/toss, store, top, and bake) with a variety of toppings, Tomato and White Sauces, Homemade Garlic Knots, and Giardiniera. Toppings determined after booking- pepperoni/cured meat choice, onions, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, etc., etc., etc. We’ll discuss and build your favorite combos or introduce you to new ones! Did you know John used to own a pizza restaurant??

Pizza Night!  *AV

Homemade Potato Gnocchi baked with choice of Homemade Bolognese, Béchamel, or Marinara. Served with Roasted Cauliflower and Pepper Salad with Red Onions, Hazelnuts, Lemon, and Parsley

Baked Gnocchi  *AGF, AV

Homemade Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Mushrooms, Butternut Squash, Peas, Spinach, and Thyme. Served with Pan Seared Salmon or Ribeye Steak (add $10) and a Lemon-Thyme Compound Butter

Sautéed Gnocchi  *AGF, AV

Pan Seared Salmon (or Braised Pork) with Seasonal Vegetable Risotto and Orange-Herb Glaze

Seasonal Risotto Combos- Fall- Butternut, Mushroom, Chard, Thyme. Winter- Parsnip, Mushroom, Mustard Greens, Chive. Spring- Asparagus, Carrot, Pea, Parsley. Summer- Tomato, Corn, Scallion, Basil. 

Seasonal Risotto  *GF

Choice of Protein (Chicken, Shrimp, Pork, Beef, or Tofu), Snap Peas, Carrots, Peppers, and Scallions with choice of Classic Brown or Sweet and Sour Sauces. Garnished with Fresh Basil and Cashews. Served with Spice Infused Jasmine Rice

Stir-fry 101  *AGF, AV

Braised Pork Shoulder, 6 minute Egg, Pickled Daikon, Pickled Carrots, Noodles, Shiitake Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Scallions, Chile Oil

Tonkotsu Ramen 
*AGF or Pork Free


Strawberry Sauce and Chantilly Cream

Flourless Chocolate Torte  *GF


Graham Cracker Crust and Toasted Meringue

Individual Key Lime Pies  *AGF

Lemony Macerated Berries and Spiced Pecans

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée  *GF

Blueberry Compote and Chantilly Cream

Lemony Pound Cakes  *AGF

Blueberry Lavender Sauce and Fresh Blueberries

Dark Chocolate Mousse  *GF

Orange Caramel Apples and Spiced Hazelnuts

Caramel Flan  *GF

Or Let Chef John Prepare Dessert for You! 

$30 - Choice of:

Bourbon Apple-Banana's Foster *GF
Blueberry Lemon Shortcakes 
Crêpes Suzette  *AGF
All classes come with Recipe/Info Packet, in-depth understanding and practice of all techniques, answers to any related cooking questions, plus stories from Chef John’s life in professional kitchens, mantras to live and cook by, and at least a few bad jokes (sorry!)!
Class price covers the first 2 participants. 
Additional participants are $75 each and are limited by the size of the kitchen (max~6ppl).
Proof of Covid Vaccination Required


*GF=Gluten Free, *AGF = Available Gluten Free, *V = Vegetarian, *AV = Available Vegetarian

Not seeing what you are looking for? Let Chef John design a class just for you!

From over 25 years in professional kitchens, Chef John can cook anything and can teach you too! From knife skills to molecular gastronomy and everything in between, he would love to design a class just for you! Email him to start designing your personally curated Private Cooking Class!

Individually designed classes start at $350 and include a 1 hour menu planning phone call and follow up emails/calls until you are ecstatic with your class!

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