IN-HOME COOKING CLASSES FROM CHEFCALI
“Just wanted you to know what a great time I had
at the Knife class. You were such a good teacher
and so enjoyable. Looking forward to the next two!”
– Donna Dixon
From one-on-one “basics” lessons to cooking class parties for you and your friends. Classes tailored to meet your needs. Offered 7 days a week… ChefCali brings all ingredients, the latest in kitchen tools and technology, recipe packets and signature gourmet goodie bags!
“I love when there’s a fork in the road …
I just pick it up and look for the nearest restaurant.”
– Cali Bergold
Imagine a hip party where you wow your guests with silky vichyssoise, salmon en papillote and dreamy mango mousse. Or perhaps you’re just discovering the joys of cooking and you want to learn simple, yet delicious recipes. ChefCali’s In-Home Cooking Classes are the ideal educational setting for the student who needs to begin with the basics or the most advanced home cook. ChefCali comes to your kitchen stocked with food, recipes and the latest kitchen tools to teach you in the setting you are most comfortable – your own kitchen. Whether you want to take one class to learn knife skills or a series of 6 classes to learn easy weeknight meals, we design each class to meet the needs of the student. Or, invite a few friends over for a group class and learn fun and festive appetizers, how to roll and cut sushi or make homemade guacamole and tamales for a Mexican fiesta. ChefCali classes are fun, educational and one-of-a-kind because they are designed to meet your needs, your schedule and your taste.
Here’s why ChefCali believes in-home instruction has so many advantages …
“I believe the small class environment is the ideal setting … you receive personalized, one-on-one attention, there’s plenty of time to ask questions and we can really focus on your learning and improving your skills. In addition, learning in your own home has so many advantages – you learn in a comfortable, familiar setting – you learn to utilize and maximize your kitchen potential – and let’s face it, you don’t have to drive to the city and find a place to park! We design your class to meet your needs, whether it’s a fun “girl’s night out” or for you to really get down to basics and cook for your family or to entertain, ChefCali classes are the premiere in-home cooking classes in the Midwest.” – ChefCali
Here’s what the students are saying …
“We had a delightful time. We can’t stop talking about it — thanks again. Your personality and teaching skills really made the dinner fantastic. The lamb was outstanding, we can’t get enough of those crab cakes. And dessert?! The best my mom has ever had and the potatoes … yum!” — Kelly Murphy (planned a cooking class dinner party to introduce her new boyfriend to her parents from out of town).
“Dear Cali – Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday surprise. You were an awesome gift to get. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed being with you and learning so many different things about cooking. I thought the egg rolls were complicated but your recipe showed me how easy these are to make. I will make all your desserts when I have company next week. Thank you for the recipes that you sent me. I can hardly wait to try them. Thanks again, LB” (her family presented her with a two hour in-home cooking class gift certificate for her 50th birthday).
Here’s the pros of having a class when and where you want it …
Classes are offered seven days a week, anytime from 8 am to 10 pm … No more having to try and fit a class into your busy schedule … no more waiting lists … it’s your class and you say when! We will bring all ingredients to your home and show you how to use the equipment you have.
Here’s how you can schedule your in-home class …
Classes are $250 per person, or $150 per person for 2 or more people. Food and supplies are included. Travel billed separately if outside the Chicago area. Classes are approximately two hours in length and include advance preparation, shopping lists, recipe sheets, and a mini ChefCali gourmet goodie bag. Classes can be designed to be demonstration (students relax and observe the class) or “hands-on” (you are learning to chop, prep and prepare the dishes yourself). Pre-registration and advance payment is required (personal check and credit cards accepted).
Refund policies are summarized below …
Due to advanced preparation and scheduling, no refunds or class changes are available within 14 days of the scheduled class date. You are encouraged to send someone in your place if you cannot attend a class. There are no exceptions to this policy. We look forward to having you in class! If ChefCali is forced to cancel a cooking class, we will notify you as soon as possible, and refund your registration fee in full. ChefCali reserves the right to cancel or modify classes or change faculty assignments if necessary.
ChefCali Gift Certificates …
ChefCali gift certificates are a “tasteful” way to say Happy Birthday, Congratulations on Your Marriage, Best Wishes for Your New Baby … gift certificates can be given for private cooking classes, custom-designed dinner parties and private chef services. Give someone a private chef for a day or a surprise cooking class party or their very own dinner party!