About Our Classes

A Relish cooking class is the perfect complement to your wine country experience. Step into our Healdsburg kitchen and meet the chefs, food purveyors, and winemakers that make Sonoma County a food and wine destination.

Relish creates a relaxed, festive environment for everyone, from beginners to seasoned chefs. The majority of our events include a complete meal (unlike many cooking schools who provide small tastes), so you'll savor every bite of each recipe. And our professional and engaging chef-instructors—local chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, artisans, winemakers and more—will ensure that you leave every class with new techniques, recipes, and ideas.

Most of our events are held at the new Relish Culinary Center in downtown Healdsburg near the town plaza. Other events are held at a variety of Sonoma County locations, including vineyards, farms, wineries and private homes, as specified with each class description. Directions to these "roving" events are provided with the confirmation that we send once you register.

Other important information about our events:

  • Guests receive copies of all recipes and full meal portions of all menu items unless otherwise noted on the class description.
  • Hands-on classes allow students to cook the meal themselves under the guidance of a chef. Typically, a hands-on class consists of three segments: a brief lecture and demonstration, cooking time, and, of course, sitting down and enjoying the prepared recipes. Usually, guests work in small groups on one or more recipes in parallel with the other groups. When possible, we structure a hands-on class to enable all participants to cook all the recipes. For a hands-on class, please dress in casual clothing and comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Most hands-on classes are limited to 20 students and last 3 hours unless otherwise noted.
  • Demonstration classes are observation-style with students comfortably seated at tables facing the chef. Classes are demonstration unless otherwise noted. The Relish Culinary Center features high-definition cameras and TV monitors for clear viewing by all guests. Demonstration classes at the Relish Culinary Center can accommodate up to 36 guests and last 3 hours unless otherwise noted. For roving classes, chef-instructors use Relish's portable demo table with an overhead mirror. Roving demonstration classes accommodate are limited to 26 guests and also last approximately 3 hours.
  • Unless otherwise noted in the class description, guests over 21 years of age will be offered 8 ounces of wine (in the form of two four-ounce glasses, four two-ounce glasses or three approximately three-ounce glasses, etc.) or, at some classes, an equivalent amount of aperitif or beer, served with the food. Additional wine or beer is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Class participants may be asked to present identification to prove that they are of legal California drinking age.
  • Participation in a Relish hands-on class places you in a typical cooking environment with inherent risk. By registering for a Relish event, you agree to release Relish and its staff, employees and contractors, from all liability arising from direct or indirect damages or injury.
  • Staff for each class includes the chef-instructor, a Relish event manager, and a number of class assistants based on the type and size of the class. Often other special guests such as a cheesemaker, farmer or winemaker also participate in the class.
  • We reserve the right to substitute menu items and ingredients due to availability.
  • By attending a Relish event, you agree to be photographed or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional materials.

Payment and Cancellation Policies

  • Relish accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and personal checks for payment. We use an online booking system called Xola that allows you to register quickly, easily and securely. You can also call us to register, especially if you want to pay with a check or a gift certificate issued earlier than 2014.
  • We offer a 10% discount to groups of 6 or more if you book online.
  • We also offer a 10% discount to individuals who register for 3 or more classes at one time. Please contact us by phone to register for multiple classes.
  • Class fees must be paid at the time of registration as classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • One week’s cancellation notice is required for a refund (minus a $15 transaction fee.) Refunds can only be made in the same method as originally paid. There are no refunds or credits when less than one week's notice is received; we encourage you to find a substitute should you discover that you are unable to attend a class. Please understand that we cannot make exceptions.
  • We must receive a group cancellation at least 30 days in advance to be able to provide a refund (minus a $15 transaction fee.)
  • We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to insufficient enrollment or instructor illness. In case of cancellation, students will be notified and full refunds will be provided.
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