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Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666
Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666

Private Cooking Classes, Company Team Building and Facility Rental in Austin, Texas

Do you have a group that’s interested in a cooking class? Faraday’s is available for Private Classes for groups of 12-16 people (minimum 8 people)! This is great for corporate team building, a get-together for friends, a bridal shower, your dinner club or wine club, or birthday. (Sorry, we don't do kid's birthday parties.)

We will work with you and one of our contracted chef-instructors to devise a menu that fits your needs and budget. Our cooking classes are either Demonstration-style (the Chef prepares all the food as you observe and take notes; you're served each course as it is completed); or Hands-On, where you do the cooking with the Chef's guidance, and enjoy a family-style meal after the cooking is completed.
NOTE: DURING THE SUMMER, OUR ABILITY TO DO CLASSES IS RESTRICTED TO THE WEEKENDS ONLY, DUE TO SUMMER CAMP. 
 
To see a list of our upcoming scheduled Cooking Classes CLICK HERE.
 
Demonstration Classes
Relax while the chef prepares your meal, giving you the recipes and instruction you’ll need to prepare the meal yourself at home. The cost may vary due to the menu selected, but generally will be in the range of $59-$69 per person. We can accommodate a maximum of 16 people for a demonstration cooking class. You are welcome to bring wine to drink while you watch and eat. You’ll enjoy a full meal and have a great time! Demonstration classes last two hours, and we offer a wide variety of cuisines and menus. Let us tailor your class to your specific tastes and dietary needs.

Hands-On Classes
Participants are divided into small groups to cook, with the chef's guidance. Hands-on classes last 2.5-3 hours, and will be priced from $69-up, depending on menu. We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people for a hands-on class.

We offer two styles of private Hands-On Cooking Classes:

Menu-driven: In a menu driven class, teams will have to follow recipes to produce an appetizer, main course and dessert. We have several different menus available, such as ***Terrific Tex-Aus Taco (fresh & healthy Mexican), Pasta Making, Easy Country French, Foods of the Mediterranean or let us design a menu to your specifications.*** At the end of the cooking period, all participants will enjoy a family-style meal. This type of class is appropriate for all skill levels.

Chef's Challenge: In this team challenge, participants will watch the chef create dishes, and then the team will work to reproduce the plates to their exact specification. Each team will be judged on taste, presentation and how close they came to making the chef's plate. The chef will demonstrate each dish, and then each team will produce the plate before going onto the next one. Each teams will be given all ingredients at their work station, so as the chef completes the dish the team can immediately start their preparation of the dish. At the end of the cooking, participants will enjoy a family-style meal. This type of class is more appropriate for groups with some cooking experience.
All of our cooking classes are professional classes, set in a commercial kitchen. We do not have a separate area for mingling, so we are not set up for social events other than classes. However, if learning to cook is your goal, we are the place for you!

To inquire about our availability for your private class, contact Sharon at (512) 266-5666 x 3 with the date you are interested in booking, or email her at faradays@austin.rr.com. Please note: We need at least 3 weeks' notice to schedule a cooking class.
 
Commercial Kitchen Rental
In addition, Faraday’s Kitchen is available for rental on an hourly basis, with a 3 hour minimum. This is perfect if you will be bringing your own chef, and does not include food or instruction. Again, contact Sharon regarding availability and pricing.