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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a cooking class?

Call or email us with your tentative class dates and desired class type. We will check our calendar for availability and send you a registration form to reserve your date.

Can I bring my own beverages?

Viva Cucina allows you to bring your own alcoholic beverages (wine and beer only) for a fee. This needs to be arranged at the time you sign up for the class.

What should I wear to class?

You should wear clothes that are comfortable to wear while cooking. Closed-toe shoes are required for your safety. We provide aprons for our students to wear during the class.

Do you offer gift certificates for cooking classes?

Yes, they are the gift that keeps on giving. Viva Cucina offers gift certificates that can be emailed to you. Please call or email us to obtain one.

What if I have a food allergy?

If you have a food allergy, please be sure to let us know when you book the class and share it with the instructor when you arrive to class.

What happens when Viva Cucina has to cancel a class?

Viva Cucina reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled, all participants will be notified and given a full refund.

What if I have to cancel my attendance to a cooking class?

A full refund is given when the cancellation request is received by email to vivacucina@yahoo.com on or before the cancellation due date, which is five days prior to the class date. Should you miss the cancellation due date, no refunds or exchanges will be given. If cancelled on time, we will gladly return your deposit or reschedule your class.

Will Viva Cucina conduct a group cooking class in my kitchen?

Group cooking classes may be conducted in your home. Viva Cucina will need to see your kitchen ahead of time in order to ensure it is suitable for the class size and has proper equipment. You will need to have enough room in your kitchen to prepare the recipes at the same time. Please call us with questions.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held in the owner's private residence in San Ramon, CA.