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Private Events


The Happy Cook is the perfect location to host your next special event!  Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for your next corporate event, a fun pre-wedding get together or a unique birthday party for a budding chef The Happy Cook has you covered.

Our private cooking school space allows you to enjoy yourself without distractions and can facilitate up to 10 people. 

If you have a larger group we can offer multiple classes in one day with start times separated by 3 hours.

Please email or call 434-977-2665 if you are interested in more information or availability.   



Hands on Private Class

2 hour Class includes up to 10 students for $1,195

Includes 2 glasses of wine per participant  

Examples of options below:

  • Homemade Pasta 

Participants work together to make pasta from scratch, a truffle cream sauce and white chocolate mousse.

  • Spanish Tapas

The participants will prepare shrimp skewers with a honey sauce, potatoes bravas with aioli, bread bites with serrano ham and Spanish sangria.  

  • Whole Fish & Pavlova 

Participants will work together to prep a whole season fish which will be served with seasonal vegetables and pavlova with fruit for dessert.

  • Empanadas & Dulce de Leche Crepes

Participants will each make their own Empanadas and then work in pairs to make a chimichurri sauce and crepes.


The above are some popular options but always work to clients to create menus based on your desires and interests. 

*Please note our cooking school has a maximum capacity of 10 hands on students.