Cooking Classes

Our Cooking Classes at the Fat Tuscan focuses on building students’ confidence in the kitchen while at the same time encouraging each person’s passion and creativity. We start this process with our setting inside The Fat Tuscan Cafe, which is a warm, fully restored, historic 100 year old home located in the heart of downtown Gainesvilles Historic District located at 725 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. The warm ambiance of our surroundings instantly creates a relaxed atmosphere where people can laugh and cook and come together.

Each cooking class we offer has a theme & subject matter that is taught in person by our Chefs. We offer both ‘Hands On” classes and “Observation” type classes here at the Fat Tuscan. All classes will include the use of any equipment needed to produce the subject recipes, all supplies, all ingredients, groceries, take home containers, utensils and personal instruction for the class unless otherwise stated in the Class Description and any other such materials that may be needed to accomplish the recipes as well as printed detailed instructions to take home.

We offer a variety of day, evening, weekday and weekend Classes. – check our Calendar for dates and subjects. We offer from single subject class workshops to Subject Series Classes that center on a theme and each subsequent class in the series builds on the next with different recipes taught at each class. Some classes are repeated throughout the year, and can either be with repeated recipes or different recipes so at times attending the same subject class means you will go over new material and learn something different each time.

Classes are limited to no more than 10 students with individual work stations set up for each student. Some classes may include a meal that is prepared in front of you by the instructor or samples and tastings of prepared recipes from the duration of the class as the lesson is taught. Also at times for the more ‘hands-on’ classes such as pasta making and baking, students may be eating their end projects or returning home with their end products to bake at home; see course descriptions for these classes. Due to the small size of classes, availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

All sales are final.

Cancellation Policy – Students may cancel and exchange classes with a 7 day notice to the instructor. If the student(s) miss a class they were signed up for without prior notification to the instructor for canceling, then the class is considered attended by the student. **Materials, supplies and staffing are bought, secured and hired for each class regardless of attendance.

With proper cancellation and notification to the instructor, the class vouchers can be exchanged for Gift Certificates or other cooking class dates throughout the year.

Gift Certificates are good for one year from purchase date, after which they must be updated yearly before exp. date or they become voided/expired.

Gift Certificates have no Cash Value.

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