Private Classes

Private cooking classes Cooking with Julie Napa Valley

If you've dreamed of taking a hands-on cooking class in Napa this is the perfect solution -- have Julie plan your private cooking class. You'll work side-by-side with Julie learning the essential theory and techniques of fine cooking. These intimate classes allow you to make the most out of your precious vacation time in Napa. It is the best way to take your skills to the next level. The menus are seasonal and feature food from local farms. Contact Julie for a private hands-on cooking class designed for you.

Private day or evening sessions can be booked for small groups of up to 8 persons for demonstration dinners or a hands-on class. These are a great way to celebrate life's special birthdays, anniversaries or milestones. A private cooking class is a memorable experience and a great way to celebrate with family and friends.

If you prefer I can come to your location for your private class.

Classes and demonstration dinners run approximately 4 hours, with about 3 hours of that time spent cooking, and conclude with a meal that was prepared during the class paired with California wines.

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. When cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." -Julia Child

Call (707) 227-5036 or email Julie ( to reserve a private class.

"Thanks so much for the fun week at cooking school. I am going to make some of the recipes next week. I think we are coming back next year if you'll have us." Wayne F.

Private Class: 1-4 Students

Private Class: 5 Students

Private Class: 6 Students

Private Class: 7 Students

Private Class 8 Students

Sample Menus-
Winter Menu
Roasted Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Almonds
Steak with Red Wine and Shallot Butter Sauce
Pan Grilled Hen of the Woods
Russian Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
Spring Menu
Tuscan Kale Pesto with Pasta
Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary Cooked under a Brick
Grilled Asparagus with Walnut Aillade
Classic Chocolate Mousse with a Twist and Strawberries
Summer Menu
Padron Peppers with Chorizo
Melon, Peach, Mascarpone, & Prosciutto Salad
with Honey Vinaigrette
Basque Chicken with Peppers
Crustless Almond Fig Tarts with Frangipane
and Crème Fraîche Chantilly
Autumn Menu
Prosciutto with Warm Roasted Figs & Crunchy Hazelnut Picada
White Sea Bass with Spinach, Roasted Polenta, and Romesco
Profiteroles with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce (aka cream puffs)

The fee for a 4-hour Private Hands-on Cooking Class:

Times: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For 4 or fewer students $ 950
For 5 to 8 students $ 225 per person

Sunday closed


The fee for a private Market Tour and Hands-on Cooking Class:
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For 4 or fewer students $ 1,000
For 5 to 8 students $ 250 per person

Sunday closed

Includes private tuition, hands-on cooking class, light antipasti with wine to enjoy during class, three-course meal paired with wine, along with recipe booklet, and a "COOKING with JULIE" logo apron.

For off-site classes a fee of $ 350 for transportation expenses, set-up, and break down.

Substitutions may be necessary depending on availability.

Call (707) 227-5036 or email ( Julie to reserve a private class.

"We had two very fun days with you. Thanks for all of the good cooking tips, knife tricks, great recipes, and inspiration." Pat & Tom


(707) 227-5036