Class Schedules/Menus


To view the class calendar scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Class Policies:

  • Please call 412-362-0679 to register for class.
  • You can pay by debit card over the phone (note: we do NOT accept American Express nor Discover).
  • Alternatively, you can pay by check, mail to 5404 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  We need to receive your check within 5 days of your phone registration.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as class will start promptly on time!  We  have a large parking lot adjacent to out building at the intersection of Penn and Aiken.
  • Just like cultural/sporting events there is NO REFUND once you have registered for a class.  You may, however, send someone in your place.   If you give us 72 hours advance notice you may switch to another class. ABSOLUTELY NO CONSIDERATION FOR ‘NO SHOWS.
  • Gift Certificates are not refundable.  You may give them to another person if you do not want to come to class.
  • In case a class is canceled due to insufficient registration or inclement weather you may switch to another available class or receive a full refund.  Classes with less than 6 people will be canceled.
  • We reserve the right to make menu changes .
  • Please inform us of dietary restrictions/allergies when you register.  We will try and make some adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • We would be happy to plan a class for people with special dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian, lactose free, vegan, paleo etc). However, you would need to guarantee a minimum of 6 people for your class.
  • Children ages 8-12 can also attend class with a parent.  Half price for the child. Young adults 13 and up can attend an adult class on their own at full price.
  • PRIVATE PARTY means that particular date is already booked.
  • For information on classes at The Kitchen By Vangura click here

CULINARY EXCURSION TO TUSCANY (April 27-May 5, 2019…SOLD OUT!  But, I can put you on a cancellation list)

If you like a quiet and relaxing vacation where you will learn to cook authentic Italian foods in a luxurious villa on a 30 acre estate in the “Heart of Tuscany” than this is the trip for you!

Join us at the villa Torre del Tartufo built in the 1700’s in the heart of Tuscany (Arezzo-Cortona-Florence-Siena region)

  • hands on cooking classes with no more that 14 people (NO experience necessary…just the love of food!)
  • four late afternoon hands-on classes taught by an English speaking Italian chef in the kitchen of the villa
  • additional cooking classes can be added if requested
  • dietary restrictions and vegans will be accommodated
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are prepared and served at the villa (meals on your own when sightseeing)
  • organic foods used in classes….some of which are grown in their organic garden on the estate
  • meals serve outside, weather permitting
  • dinner meals served with wine and a wonderful selection of after dinner drinks
  • mornings are free for sightseeing on your own (car rental available at Florence airport)
  • a full day guided culinary excursion to include a winery, olive oil tasting, cheese tasting and of course time for shopping!
  • participants receive a cookbook of authentic recipes
  • Torre del Tartufo villa is complete with ensuite bedrooms, pool, hot tub, sauna, massage area, mountain bikes, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a communal lounge with computer, kitchenette and TV.
  • flight, insurance, meals out of the villa, and car rental are additional

please call Dorothy to be placed on a waiting list…412-362-0679


  • When you put your cursor on a particular class the menu, time and price will appear.  Then, call 412-362-0679 for registration and payment. 
  • The complete schedule is listed through December (arrow forward on the calendar) and I am currently working on January through February 2019.


< March 2018 >
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tex-Mex Favorites--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: chili con queso with tortilla chips, shrimp & avocado tostadas, breakfast burritos (huevos ranchero), chicken chimichangas and mini sopapilla cheesecakes
9Private PartyPrivate Party 10Date Night Dining--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night Dining--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: mixed olives & cheese with baguette slices, shrimp fritters with a piquillo pepper & marcona almond sauce, sauteed mushrooms & herbs, baked Spanish onions topped with Cabrales blue cheese, almonds & a balsamic drizzle, mussels & chorizo, lamb skewers with a red wine glaze and orange flan for dessert
11Private PartyPrivate Party 12Thai & Vietnamese--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Vietnamese chicken pho, beef banh mi sandwich, and Vietnamese fajitas (fresh spring rolls with nuoc cham). Thai bang bang shrimp, chicken sates with peanut sauce and steamed chicken dumplings with a sweet chili sauce
13Homemade Pasta--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm
Homemade Pasta--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm
$75.00/BYOB: lasagna soup, panzanella salad, cannelloni with crepes and a red and white sauce, potato gnocchi in a mushroom & hazelnut sauce and fettuccine bolognese (meat sauce)
14Tuscan Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuscan Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Tuscan bean soup, pici (hand-rolled spaghetti) with broccoli, pancetta peppadews & EVOO, spinach and bocconcini salad, braised short ribs with homemade focaccia and cannoli (from scratch) with a chocolate hazelnut ricotta filling
15CMU TEAM BUILDINGCMU TEAM BUILDING 16The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar 17Private PartyPrivate Party Date Night (Italian)--SOLD OUT
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Date Night (Italian)--SOLD OUTTime: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$160.00 per couple/BYOB: Antipasto platter with cheese, Italian meats, olives, crostini and a pear mostarda, Italian beef Wellington, green beans with Parmesan and garlic crumbs, Caesar salad with homemade croutons and limoncello panna cotta with a blueberry wine sauce
18Chinese Dinner--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinese Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: wonton soup, egg rolls with an apricot sauce, orange chicken over lettuce, pineapple fried rice and Mandarin beef with red peppers & snow peas
19Mexican Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/ BYOB: tortilla soup, beef flautas with avocado cream, chicken chimichangas, black bean, corn & tomato salad, plus churros & hot chocolate for dessert
20 21 22 23Private PartyPrivate Party 24Private PartyPrivate Party
25Pizza, Limoncello--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pizza, Limoncello--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: These recipes are from the culinary trip to the Amalfi Coast! hand-made cannoli, Neapolitan pizza, pizza rolls, white garlic vegetarian pizza, salad, and tiramisu.
For the limoncello please bring
2 1/2 cups of vodka in glass jar. It is a two day process and you will finish it at home.
26CLOSEDCLOSED 27French Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: Mussels in wine with baguette slices, scaloppini chicken with grapefruit & pink peppercorns, Duchess potatoes, asparagus, blue cheese souffle over greens and crepe suzettes for dessert
28Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Thai pork tacos with peanut sauce, Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles) with chicken & boy choy, pesto salmon appetizers with a spicy cherry sauce and pork with red curry, vegetables and pineapple in a coconut broth over Jasmine rice
29 30The KITCHEN by Vangura Class
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amalfi Coast 'meat-free' dinner. See link above calendar for menu selections