Why is it an Experience and not a cooking lesson?
Freda's Kitchen is all about the experience! The smells, the tastes, the culture, the history of the cuisine, the connections you make with your fellow participants. Our chefs will not only show you how to prepare the menu, they will share with you their stories. You participate as much or as little as you wish; we won't force everyone to learn how to cut an onion, but you will be asked to be a part of the preparation.
Will I learn anything?
Definitely! Our chefs love to teach! We can show you the basics, from how to boil water, to advanced tips known by experienced chefs.
What's a typical experience like?
Experiences are intimate, and your group will enjoy being close to the action. The chef will explain the ingredients, methods, and stories behind the menus. Everyone will participate in some way, whether it's kneading dough, chopping veggies, or helping saute the vegetables. Ask as many questions as you like, or sit back a relax. It's up to you.
What should I wear?
Be comfortable. Because you will be working with food, consider saving your best outfit for another day. If you have long hair, please bring something to tie it back, and make sure you have comfortable, closed toe shoes.
Will I get to eat why I make?
Yes! That's the best part of the experience! Once the meal is complete, your group will get a chance to enjoy what they made!
What if I don't know how to cook?
You only do what you are comfortable preparing. However, you will be introduced to skills during the preparation. You choose what you wish to learn.
What if I have food allergies?
Please be sure to let us know any food allergies before we plan the menu so that we can take your needs into account. We have cooked vegan and gluten free menus, and can accommodate most allergies if we know in advance.
What does a typical event cost?
Each event is unique because you choose from menu options. Please see our menu page to see typical pricing.
Who does the cleanup?
We clean up all of the kitchen materials used to prepare the meal, so you won't have to worry about washing pots and pans!
Do you serve alcohol?
We do not serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage.
What is your cancellation policy?
We will ask for a credit card to hold the reservation. If you must cancel, please do so in writing more than 7 days before the event. Cancellations within 7 days of the event are non-refundable.
I don't have a big kitchen, can I still host an Event?
We may be able to locate a nearby community kitchen, so don't let that stop you.
I LOVE to cook and want to work for you, what do I need to do?
We are always looking for experienced, dynamic, dependable chefs and home cooks. Visit our "Cook with us" page to learn more and send us your information.