17, Jul, 2019
Class Schedules/Menus

Class Schedules/Menus

Join our culinary excursion to Poros Island, Greece! 6 spots available. Call 412-362-0679 for more information. May 30-June 6, 2020…$2495.00 plus airfare.


*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 our 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.
  • We DO NOT offer children’s classes or parties but interested 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.
  • For information on classes at The Kitchen By Vangura click here

Class Calendar:

  • Put your cursor on a particular class to view the menu, time and price.  Then, call 412-362-0679 for registration and payment. 
  • The complete schedule is listed through December, 2019 (arrow forward on the calendar)

Coming soon to the kitchen in YOUR HOME!…..after many years and many requests, Chop, WOK & Talk! is thrilled to announce the in-home Private Chef experience for your future dinner parties and catering needs! We’ll help you design the perfect and flavor-filled menu that will have your guests closing their eyes as they savor each bite! Call 412-362-0679 to inquire about your future dinner party and catering needs!

< January 2019 >
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta Class--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: crostini with a blue cheese & olive topping, pici (hand rolled semolina pasta ) spicy puttanesca sauce, Caesar salad, cheese manicotti made with crepes in a red sauce and fettuccine carbonara
4Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese Favorites--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Tom yum shrimp soup, corn fritters with a spicy cucumber-peanut sauce, lemongrass beef banh mi sandwich with pickled vegetables, spicy mayo and herbs, and Vietnamese sweet & sour pork stir fry
5Date Night (Italian)--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night (Italian)--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$85.00 per person: Italian meat & cheese platter, Caesar salad, chicken Milanese with a sage butter sauce, cheese ravioli with pesto , panna cotta for dessert and limoncello
6 7Asian Appetizers--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asian Appetizers--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Thai pork wontons with a spicy sauce, Korean cocktail meatballs with a sweet and sour gochujang sauce, Chinese egg rolls with apricot sauce and Vietnamese chicken banh mi sandwich with pickled vegetables, spicy mayo and fresh herbs
8French Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Mussels Normande in an apple cider auce, frisse salad with bacon and poached egg, chicken in a red wine sauce, French gnocchi, and a chocolate souffle for dessert
9Chinese Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chinese DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: wonton soup, crab puffs with a ginger sauce, Kung Poa pork with peanuts, bell peppers, baby corn & water chestnuts and shrimp sizzling rice with vegetables
10Moroccan Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moroccan Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: B'stilla appetizers (sweet chicken & nuts in phyllo), orange salad, t'faya chicken with onion, raisins, cinnamon sauce and couscous, Knafeh for dessert, mint tea and Moroccan coffee
11 12Pizza, & Limoncello--SOLD OUT!
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pizza, & Limoncello--SOLD OUT!Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: (doughs & sauces made from scratch) mini cheese & sausage calzones, Caesar salad with homemade croutons, Margherita pizza, ricotta, salami and roasted red pepper pizza, cannolis and limoncello Please bring 2 1/2 cups of 'cheap' vodka per person in a glass jar. We will start your limoncello and you can finish it at home the next day.
13Greek Dinner:--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greek Dinner:--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB:, spanikopetia appetizers with lemon sauce, katifi rolls (similar to Baklava). Greek feta and walnut salad and Moussaka with ground beef
14Southern Italian Dinner--SOLD OUT
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Italian Dinner--SOLD OUTTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: stracciatella (egg drop soup), fennel and orange salad with walnut pesto, Sicilian meatloaf, risotto with peas & asparagus and a chocolate Caprese cake for dessert with hazelnut gelato
15 16CLOSEDCLOSED 17Tuscan 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: Lasagna soup, roasted pork loin with fig sauce, chard with raisins & orange peel, risotto Milanese and upside-down blood orange polenta cake plus limoncello
18Private PartyPrivate Party 19Vangura's Kitchen Class (Irwin)Vangura's Kitchen Class (Irwin)see link above calendar for specifics
20 21Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: tom yum shrimp soup, salmon with a Thai pesto and a spicy cherry sauce, mango green mango salad, and fried rice with grapes & cashews, peas & chilies, pork spring rolls with a spicy cherry sauce
22Appetz. Around the World
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Appetz. Around the WorldTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Mexican queso fundido, Italian arrancini with mainara sauce, Greek spanakopetia, French mussels in a brandy sauce with bacon & apples,, Thai pork spring rolls with a spicy cherry sauce
23Korean Dinner: SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Korean Dinner: SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: scallion pancakes with a chili sauce, shrimp & vegetable skewers basted with a honey-gochujang sauce, mandu (beef dumplings with a vinegar soy sauce and chicken bimimbap
24 25The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura Classsee link above calendar for information 26Private PartyPrivate Party
27Private PartyPrivate Party 28Tex-Mex Favorites
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tex-Mex FavoritesTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: Queso fundido with chips, beef and potato flautas, chicken chimichangas and sopapilla cheesecake for dessert
29Indian Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: Punjabi chicken kebabs, pear chutney, cucumber riata, homemade naan, butter chicken, saffron rice and Kheer for dessert
30 31Mexican Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: grilled shrimp tacos, beef enchilada casserole, corn, tomato & avocado salad and churros & hot chocolate for dessert