Frequently Asked Questions
Can I book out the space for a group of my own?
Yes. All classes are a minimum of 6, maximum of 40. 20-26 comfortably may be seated for a sit down dinner, and 40 for a buffet style or heavy appetizers. However because we have blocked a particular day for your group, should you cancel, your deposit will be forfeited.
What do I wear?
Clothes! You may make your experience as casual or as dressy as you'd like! Other than that, we just ask that you dress comfortably. You will be provided with an apron to use, but be aware that just like in your home kitchen, you may not want to wear your 'best' clothes.
Where can I find what classes are available?
You may find all available classes with a full description here: https://www.blackdiamondculinary.com/classes and
Am I expected to cook?
Well, we love for you to partake, but if you decide that you'd prefer for someone that you're with to cook the meal, or to have one of our chefs to complete you meal for you, just let us know! We just want you to enjoy your experience and do whatever makes you comfortable.
Do we cook at peoples homes?
No. We encourage you to come to our kitchen, and play with us!
What kind of cuisine do you teach?
A little bit of everything. Pasta nights could consist of stuffed ravioli, various fettuccine, or gnocchi with a special sauce. The 4 course dinner could consist of beef, poultry, seafood, or pork. We will let you know in advance of the menu(s).
Can I just show up to a class?
No. We'd prefer that you not. We will have all meats and vegetables fresh daily and we will only order enough for those who have booked a class for the evening. First you must check to see which class you're interested in, what day & time is available, and book that class online directly through our website, or through Facebook.
Is this a demonstration class?
No. Here we encourage you to find your spot around our teaching island, and to be completely involved.
What time should I arrive for my class?
We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class. This way you can put your belongings up, find your spot, and get ready to cook!
Should I have dinner before attending my class, or will I be eating there?
You will be eating here! Our goal is to have the first menu item prepared and served within 30 minutes of the class start time. If this is later than you normally eat, we recommend having a light bite before class to tide you over.
Will I get a copy of the recipes made during class?
We will post receipes on our website under our Blog. You may find them there to print off at your convenience!
Are pictures allowed?
Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away! Be sure to share and/or on our Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter pages.
Do I need any previous cooking experience to enjoy the class?
No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand. There are no bad questions and our chefs are here to help so that you can recreate a recipe on your own at home.
Can I bring my child or teen to class with me?
Generally, our evening classes are designed for adults. We offer many classes especially for kids and teens as well as some parent and child classes. In our regular adult classes, every student must be at least 18 years old to attend and 21 to consume alcohol. We will make exceptions if this is a private party.
What happens if my class is canceled?
What if I have a food allergy?
How much do the classes cost?
The majority of our classes are between $45 – $200. This can change based on the type of class, private parties, and other variables.
Do I have to register in advance?
YES! All classes require advance registration and payment via our website via credit card (Stripe, Paypal, Venmo, Square).
What is your cancellation policy for classes?
What will we be cooking?
If you look under CALENDAR on our bar at the top of our website, you will see the day/date, and what you will be cooking that day or evening. This way you can plan accordingly!