Let Mindful Cuisine provide the food and fun for your next office party or team building event, family gathering, club meeting, or reunion! Schedule a private cooking class or a cooking demonstration, both including a full meal. Not only will your group experience a restaurant-quality meal, but you'll have learned to make it again, at home! Recipes will be emailed to you following the class.
Once arrangements are in place, sit back and relax. Mindful Cuisine with take care of all the details. You can enjoy the event along with your guests, all in a comfortable setting with a spectacular view!
How To Book an Event
Note on Minimum Size: We require a minimum of 4 attendees and a minimum charge per attendee of $75 for all private events. The Basement Kitchen can accommodate up to 12 people for a hands-on cooking class and up to 20 for a demonstration.
Note on Pricing: As this is a cooking class, we do not add sales tax to the quoted prices. Also, we do not automatically include a gratuity.
STEP 1: Choose Your Event Date. Select a date at least 10 days from now that is not already booked. Click here to see what's already scheduled. You'll be asked to provide the date you've selected at checkout.
STEP 2: Choose a Private Event Class Menu or One of Our Current Classes.
2a: Construct a Menu. Scroll down to the images below to see the menu items we offer. Click on the picture or the name of the food item to see more information and to purchase. Add it to your event menu by entering the number of people in your group in the "Quantity" field and then click on "Add to Cart" (for items with multiple options, like the Kebobs, instructions are in the details). Use the back key on your browser to return to this page. If you need to correct or delete an item, you will be able to do that on the checkout page, accessed by clicking on the shopping cart in the upper right portion of your screen.
Typically, a menu would have one appetizer, salad, entree, side, and dessert. If you would like an extra side dish in lieu of a salad, or two appetizers and no dessert, we can accommodate that. If you want to construct a menu featuring another combination, please contact Chef Linda prior to ordering, as the class length and/or cost could be affected. Additional flexibility may be available for groups of more than 8 guests.
2b: Choose One of Our Current Classes. Can't decide on a menu? Saw a class in our schedule you really liked? Some of our scheduled classes are available for Private Events. Check here for availability.
STEP 3: Read the General Information. There's some useful information at the bottom of this page. Please review it, and ask your guests to read it, prior to class.
STEP 4: Verify Menu/Class, Checkout, and Provide Additional Information. Once you have completed your menu or selected your class, click on the shopping cart in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Please review the items and quantities selected for accuracy. You can change the quantities and delete items right on this page. If you would like to add an item, return to this page by selecting "What We Do" and "Private Events" from the Main Menu at the top of the page. Once you have finished, click on "Checkout" at the bottom of the shopping cart screen. The checkout process is similar to other online shopping, but we will ask for additional information (date of event, time, etc.) in step 2 of the checkout. If you have any questions, we are here to help!
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Group Beverage Service (Optional)
Infused water is provided at no charge. If you would like coffee and hot tea service, iced tea, or sodas for the group, select the item below. Choose (1) to cover the group. Attendees who are 21 and older may bring their own alcoholic beverages to enjoy during dinner.
Children ages 8 and older are welcome.
After completing your purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email with a link in the footer that gives directions, a special phone number if you need navigation help, and other information about the class.
If you think you, or someone in your group, may be allergic to a menu item you are considering, please contact us, and we can double check the ingredients list.
Dress comfortably for class (low-heeled, close-toed shoes strongly recommended). Bring a beverage of your choice*. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. There is ample on-site parking in the driveway. You and your guests will be asked to read and sign a liability release prior to any hands-on cooking class.
Cancellation Policy: We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice for a change of date or cancellation; in the case of a cancellation of 2 weeks or more, we will refund your payment, minus 10%. Absent 2 weeks notice, the private event fee is forfeit to Mindful Cuisine. If there is a change in the number of attendees and we are notified 48 hours or more prior to the event, we will refund a portion of the fee if warranted based on a recalculated price for the event.
* Class participants who are 21 and older may bring alcohol for their personal consumption during the meal. We cannot sell or distribute alcohol, and we uphold DABC regulations. No minor can drink, and we cannot have intoxicated students attending a class.