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.


< November 2017 >
      1Homemade Pasta Class
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tomato-pancetta-ricotta bruschetta, mascarpone gnocchi with a basil cream sauce, pumpkin ravioli with sage and toasted hazelnuts, mixed greens with roasted red peppers, chickpeas, candied walnuts, olives & a honey-balsamic dressing and fettuccine with vodka sauce and hot sausage
2Thai & Vietnamese Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per class/BYOB: pork chao goi (egg rolls), green mango salad, chicken banh mi sandwich with apple slaw, tom yum shrimp soup, pork pad see ew with broccoli and Thai chicken tacos with a peanut sauce
5THE KITCHEN by Vangura ClassTHE KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar...TBD 6Asian Appetizers
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asian AppetizersTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Chinese shrimp egg rolls with apricot sauce, crab rangoons with blackberry ginger sauce, and honey hoisin ribs. Thai pork tacos with peanut sauce and corn fritters with a cucumber-peanut salsa. bulgogi sliders with a kimchi aioli
7Vietnamese Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vietnamese DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Fisherman shrimp soup with pineapple & tomatoes, meatball lettuce wraps with peanut sauce, spicy orange ribs, Vietnamese fried rice and bananas stuffed with nutella and flambeed with rum
8Korean Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Korean FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
75.00 per person/BYOB: seafood soup, Bulgogi nachos, pork & kim chi dumplings, japchae (noodle stir fry) and pork biminbap
9Tapas & Paella
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tapas & PaellaTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: beef empanadas, stuffed dates with chorizo and Cabrales blue cheese, cauliflower with raisins, capers, garlic & bread crumbs, paella with saffron rice, chorizo, mussels, chicken and shrimp plus hot chocolate and Calabrian cheesecake for dessert
10 11Private PartyPrivate Party
12Chinese Dinner--CANCELED
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinese Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: shrimp sizzling rice soup, pork potstickers with a chili sauce, orange beef with broccoli, pineapple fried rice with tomatoes & cucumbers, and firebird chicken lo mein
13CLOSEDCLOSED 14Thai Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person: Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles with pork), fried beef meatballs in a sweet & sour sauce, lemongrass salad with shrimp, green curry chicken with vegetables and spicy chicken coconut soup
15Amalfi Coast Italian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amalfi Coast Italian DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: (recipes from our culinary trip!) rolled eggplant appetizer, Caprese style cheese ravioli in a pesto sauce, mixed greens & herb salad with artichokes, olives and Parmesan crisps, fresh fish fillets baked in a cherry tomato & caper sauce and panna cotta with mixed berries
16Indian Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tomato date chutney, cucumber and mint riata, chicken tikka masala, Indian beef tacos, naan, chicken Korma and pilau rice with mixed nuts
17Private PartyPrivate Party 18Date Night Dining: SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night Dining: SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$160.00 per couple/BYOB: pumpkin hard cider cheese dip with raisin nut bread
spinach salad with figs & blue cheese, roast pork with chipotle apples, Duchess potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts and a pumpkin creme brulee for dessert
19Pizza, Pastries & Limoncello
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pizza, Pastries & LimoncelloTime: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: SOLD OUT! These recipes are from the culinary trip to the Amalfi Coast! Hand-made cannoli, Neapolitan pizza, pizza rolls, salad, Caprese chocolate almond cake, 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.
20Tex-Mex Favorites--CANCELLED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tex-Mex Favorites--CANCELLEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tortilla soup. breakfast burritos with egg & chorizo, chimichurri shrimp skewers, red snapper tacos with a mango salsa and pumpkin churros with a chocolate-coffee sauce
26 27Private PartyPrivate Party 28French Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: roasted red pepper soup with Sambuca, Gruyere cheese souffle with a mixed green salad, coq au vin (chicken in wine) over homemade egg noodles, and a Normandy pear tart for dessert
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