Private Events

Private Events at The Civic Kitchen

The Civic Kitchen would love to host your food-centric private event! Whether you’re planning an in-person gathering at our stylish, fully-equipped space in the Mission or an online event connecting people together from far and wide, we are at your service.


We have everything you need for an engaging and tasty private cooking event, including:

  • A thoughtfully designed, licensed, fully equipped professional kitchen
  • Ample space for 56 seated or 65 standing guests
  • Wine and beer license
  • Knowledgeable, hospitable instructors and staff

A private cooking class makes a wonderful celebratory birthday party, wedding or baby shower, rehearsal dinner, or family reunion! Or perhaps your work team has accomplished an important milestone and needs some time to relax, learn a new trick or two in the kitchen, and share a great meal. We look forward to collaborating with you in designing an event that matches your wishes.

Pricing for our in-person private events is $225/guest plus 20% gratuity with a $3,780 event minimum.

Here are some options for in-person private cooking events:

Appetizer Party

Celebrate with a lively cocktail party where the hearty appetizers are created by your group! Each guest is welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and a nibble. After donning aprons and an introduction from the cooking teacher, your team will divide into smaller groups. Under the guidance of the cooking teacher and assistants, each group will create enticing appetizers. As groups finish cooking and plating, they will walk around proudly offering their creations to the other guests. As the event progresses, guests will continue to eat, drink and chat with each other, finishing with a delicious dessert. You and your guests will spend approximately 3 hours mingling and cooking together at The Civic Kitchen.

Multi-Course Seated Meal

In this 3.5 to 4-hour experience, guests will prepare a multi-course meal to enjoy together around the table after the cooking is complete. You will begin the evening with time to socialize, with snacks served with wine, beer, and bubbles. After donning aprons and an introduction from the cooking instructor, you and your guests will head into the kitchen to make a delicious meal under the guidance of our cooking teacher and assistants. We’ll assist you in choosing a menu that suits your interests—pasta? North Indian cuisine? Japanese? French? Our diverse team of teachers look forward to working with you to design the meal. As the cooking finishes, you and your guests will gather around the table to enjoy the meal you just made, paired with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Catered Dinner Parties

Perhaps you'd like someone else to do the cooking so you can have more time to spend with your guests or colleagues. Whether you bring your own chef or we take care of everything for you, our spacious and flexible venue can accommodate everything from a standing cocktail party to a 56-person seated dinner and everything in between.


Our private online cooking classes are an excellent great way to bring everyone together for an interactive and delicious event. You may wish to choose from one of our preset menus that include ingredient kits, or collaborate with us to develop a bespoke class just for you. Either way, you and your guests will have fun cooking up something tasty during this shared experience.

Pricing for our online private events is $1,250. The costs of ingredient kits and shipping are additional.

Menus with Ingredient Kits

We have developed a number of menus that include ingredient kits filled with hand-selected, high quality non-perishable ingredients. Each student needs to procure only a handful of perishable ingredients on their own. Please note that ingredient kits can only be shipped to domestic addresses. Sample menus with ingredient kits include:

  • “Paella-ish”: Includes paella, a salad, and sangria
  • Risotto: Porcini mushroom risotto, a salad, and prosecco cocktail
  • Tarts: Chocolate or fruit

Chef Pop-Ups, Venue Buy-Outs, and Kitchen Rental

Are you looking for a beautiful, fully licensed and equipped professional kitchen in which to host a pop-up event or investor dinner? Or perhaps you’re scouting for a filming location? If so, please contact us using the form below for more information.

No matter which type of private cooking event interests you, the first step is to contact us using the form below. We will respond promptly and start helping you to plan a memorable celebration, corporate team-building event, or private cooking class.

Please contact us using the form below and we will help you start planning your next corporate team-building event, celebration or private cooking class.

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