Commonly Asked Questions

1. How to sign up for a cooking class?
2. What should I wear to class?
3. What should I do if I have a food allergy?
4. What if I have to cancel my class attendance?
5. What happens when Viva Cucina has to cancel a class?
6. Will Viva Cucina conduct a Group cooking class in my kitchen?
7. Can I bring my own wine to a Private Group cooking class?
8. Do you offer gift certificates for cooking classes?

1. How do I sign up for a Viva Cucina 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 complete, to reserve your date.

2. What should I wear to class?

You should wear clothes that are comfortable to wear while cooking. Closed-toe shoes are preferred for your safety. We have aprons for our students to wear during the hands-on cooking classes.

3. What should I do if I have a food allergy?

If you have a food allergy, please be sure to put this information on the registration form and share it with the instructor when you arrive to class.

4. 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 before the class date.

Should you miss the cancellation due date, no refunds or exchanges will be given. Should you contact us before the cancellation time, we wil gladly return you class deposit or reschedule you to another class date and time. Please call us with any questions at 925-364-7621.

5. What happens when Viva Cucina has to cancel a class?

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

6. 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 to ensure a class can be conducted in it. You will need to have enough room in your kitchen to prepare the recipes at the same time. Call us with any questions you might have to schedule a class in your kitchen.

7. Can I bring my own wine to a cooking class?

Viva Cucina allows you to bring your own wine to a class. This needs to be arranged at the time you sign up for the class. Please call us concerning any questions you might have.

8. Do you offer gift certificates for cooking classes?

Yes, Viva Cucina does offer gift certificates. Please call or email us to obtain one! After your purchase we will email the certificate to you.