Private Cooking Class

I am available for private cooking classes to be scheduled at your own convenience and in the comfort of your own kitchen. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Risotto making
  • Fermentation basics: sauerkraut and pickled vegetables
  • Advanced fermentation: fermented grains and legumes, probiotic drinks, salt-curing
  • Fresh cheese & dairy: kefir, ghee, ricotta and paneer
  • Meats & seafood: searing and slow cooking techniques
  • Stocks and broths: seafood, bones, vegetables, and specialty broths
  • Homemade condiments: mayonnaise, mustard, & sriracha
  • Zero waste kitchen: minimize kitchen waste and make the most of your kitchen scraps
  • Cooking from the box: cooking seasonally out of your CSA box


Contact me for rates and availability.

What clients have to say:

“Over the past six months, I’ve had the privilege of being nutritionally empowered through Viola in both a private lesson and two sessions at my son’s preschool. Her classes and coaching are uplifting, refreshing, and, most of all, empowering. Not only does she share specific nutritious recipes of what a picky three-, four- or five-year-old might enjoy, but she gives invaluable, no-nonsense wisdom of sharing the wonder of enjoying meals with your child. Tips such as “no bribing with food,” “children eat what adults eat,” and “eating is joyful” are told. After taking two of Viola’s “The Art of Feeding Kids” classes, I’ve watched with delight as my son’s taste buds and love for food has returned. Viola’s classes are not to be missed! Your tummy and your children’s tummies will thank you.”

Camille Patel Lazear

Next Session

Date TBD with client
Any time

San Francisco Bay Area


Class Details


Anyone interested in deepening their cooking skills or learning about new topics and techniques. Individuals or groups are both welcome.


One-on-one cooking class in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Handouts, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice.