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.


< August 2018 >
      1Private Party
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private PartyTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2Mexican Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB, shrimp tostadas with pineapple salsa, chicken tamale pie, mexican slaw with jalapenos, cabbage, & red bell peppers, and a frozen margarita tart for dessert
3Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Chicken banh mi sandwiches with spicy mayo, pickled vegetables & herbs, corn fritters with a cucumber-peanut sauce , green mango salad, and a Thai spring roll with pork and a spicy dipping sauce
4Bachelorette PartyBachelorette Party
5 6Tuscan Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuscan DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: bruschetts with caponata & goat cheese, heirloom tomato, peach, and burrata salad with balsamic drizzle, chicken Milanese with a sage butter sauce and cacio e pepe (homemade fettuccine with cheese & black pepper and lemon zabaglione with fresh berries for dessert
7Homemade Pasta Class
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta ClassTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: tomato & mascarpone bruschetta with a balsamic drizzle, peach and tomato panzanella salad, fettuccine carbonara, ricotta & spinach ravioli in a butter pistachio sauce, potato gnocchi with tomato butter sauce
8Indian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Indian pork tacos with mango chutney, homemade naan, tomato-date chutney, cucumber & mint riata, butter chicken with golden basmati rice mixed with apricots, almonds, & granny smith apples, and kheer (rice pudding) for dessert
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
STOVETOP CLAMBAKETime: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$80.00 Per person/ BYOB: clam chowder, watermelon, garlic bread, peach shortcake with ice cream and a stovetop clambake with lobster, shrimp, chorizo, potatoes, clams and corn.
12Asian Favorites
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asian FavoritesTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Chinese peanut noodles, pork pot stickers...Thai fried calamari on puffed rice noodles & and. Vietnamese beef banh mi sandwiches with spicy mayo, herbs and pickled vegetables
13Private Party
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private PartyTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14Private PartyPrivate Party 15CLOSEDCLOSED 16French Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: nectarine & peach salad with lavender syrup, pecans, & blue cheese, asparagus a la Polonaise, chicken in brandy with apples, bacon, onions & baguette slices and a lemon almond souffle for dessert
17The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar for specifics 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: shrimp cocktail with a spicy orange balsamic sauce, herb crusted grilled sirloin steak with a fresh tomato and herb salsa, cheesy pull apart bread, asparagus and blueberry pie with ice cream
19Polish Favorites
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Polish FavoritesTime: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Variety of perogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage rolls and chrustiki (fried dough) for dessert
20 21Tapas of Madrid
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tapas of MadridTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: marinated olives, steamed mussels with chorizo & baguette slices, Spanish omelet wrapped in serrano ham with a piquillo pepper relish, grilled zucchin with salsa verde grilled shrimp in a garlic-wine sauce, deep fried peppers tossed in sea salt plus Spanish rice pudding
22CLOSEDCLOSED 23Thai Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Bang, bang shrimp,, salmon with a pesto topping and a raspberry sauce, fried rice with pineapple, cashews and grapes, cold peanut noodle salad with napa cabbage, sweet bell peppers, carrots & cilantro
24Private PartyPrivate Party 25Pizza, Pastries & Limoncello
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizza, Pastries & LimoncelloTime: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: (doughs & sauces made from scratch) mini cheese & ham calzones, Italian salad with balsamic dressing, hot sausage & mushroom pizza, gourmet white pizza with sun dried tomato pesto, chicken & feta, Hazelnut tart and tiramisu.
Please bring 2 1/2 cups of 'cheap' vodka in a glass jar. We will start your limoncello and you can finish it at home the next day.
26Amalfi Coast Dinner--SOLD OUD!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amalfi Coast Dinner--SOLD OUD!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: bruschetta with caponata, fish with a lemon caper beurre blanc sauce, green peas & pancetta risotto, Heirloom tomato, strawberry, mozzarella & pink peppercorn salad with a Balsamic drizzle and a hazelnut tart for dessert topped with chocolate hazelnutt limoncello!
27Greek Dinner:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greek Dinner:Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Greek lemon soup, Greek panzanalla veggie salad , spanikopetia, baked chicken with orzo and kataifi almond & walnut pastries in shredded phyllo dough
28Southern Cookin'!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Cookin'!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: mac and cheese soup, ambrosia salad shrimp & grits plus a bourbon pecan pie for dessert