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.


< June 2018 >
          1 2Private PartyPrivate Party
3Pizza & Limoncello
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pizza & LimoncelloTime: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: mini meat lovers calzones, antipasto salad, margarita pizza, gorganzola, fig, & prosciutto pizza topped with arugula, homemade cannoli, and lemon Caprese cake.
Please bring 2 1/2 cups vodka in a glass jar and we will start the limoncello and you will finish it at home the next day.
4Private PartyPrivate Party 5Amalfi Coast Dinner-CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amalfi Coast Dinner-CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Caprese salad, fettuccine with fresh tomato sauce, grilled corn & shrimp, grilled chicken with artichoke caponata, foccacia and chocolate Caprese cake for dessert with hazelnut gelato
6Greek Dinner:--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greek Dinner:--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: lemon chicken soup, Mediterranean triangles (appetizers in phyllo), moussaka, Greek salad and Kataifi nut rolls in shredded phyllo dough (baklava filling in a different type of dough)
7Homemade Pasta Class--SOLD OUT
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homemade Pasta Class--SOLD OUTTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: sausage & bean dip with crostini, cannelloni ( homemade crepes) baked in a red and white sauce, fettuccine carbonara (eggs & bacon), and pici (hand-rolled spaghetti) with peas, mushrooms and pancetta, and peach panzanella & tomato salad with mozzarella & prosciutto
8Private PartyPrivate Party 9Private PartyPrivate Party
10Asian Appetizers--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asian Appetizers--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Chinese Kung Poa calamari, Chinese crab rangoons with a ginger sauce, , Korean pork & kimchi dumplings, Vietnamese pork banh mi sandwich, and Thai fresh spring rolls with chicken and a lime cilantro sauce
11French Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
French Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: chilled strawberry soup, chicken with a lemon-honey-lavendar sauce, potatoes baked in cream, mixed greens with baked brie, apples, pistachios & baguette slices and lemon souffle for dessert
12Thai DinnerThai Dinner$80.00 per person?BYOB: Chicken and mushroom coconut soup, corn fritters with a cucumber-peanut sauce, red curry chicken with squash and pork pad see ew with broccoli and rice noodles and lemongrass tea CLOSEDCLOSED 13Indian Dinner--CANCELED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian Dinner--CANCELEDTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: beef samosas with mint sauce, naan, mango chutney, cucumber riata, chermoula rubbed chicken over couscous salad and kheer for dessert
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date Night Dining--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$160.00 per couple/ BYOB: Mozzarella, tomato & strawberry salad, bourbon brown sugar sirloin steak, oven fried asparagus with aioli, lemon-Parmesan roasted potatoes and peach pie with ice cream for dessert
17 18 19Tapas & Paella--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tapas & Paella--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: meatballs of Madrid, flatbread with caramelized onions, piquillo peppers, and Manchego cheese, croquettes with a quince sauce, paella with mussels, shrimp, chicken & chorizo in saffron rice and crema catalan (similar to creme brulee) for dessert
20Moroccan Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moroccan DinnerTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: beef shisk kebabs, B'stilla (sweet chicken & nut pie in phyllo dough, orange & date salad, T'faya couscous with chicken in a raisin-apricot sauce, coconut cookies, and Morrocan coffee & mint tea
21Thai 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: Chili spiced wonton soup, pork pad see ew with broccoli, sweet & sour chicken stir fry with tomatoes & pineapple over coconut rice, and peanutty chicken cashew cups. and coconut flan with a pineapple basil sauce
24Tapas of Madrid--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tapas of Madrid--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/ BYOB: cold tomato soup phyllo dough stuffed with pork and topped with piquillo peppers and a balsamic drizzle, croquettes, marinated olives, stuffed dates with chorizo, pork tenderloin skewers with blue cheese sauce, melon & serrano ham and Spanish cheesecake
25Mexican Dinner--SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mexican Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: Chorizo meatball soup, coffee rubbed flank steak with chimichurri sauce, roasted potatoes with chipotle butter, jimaca, mango & strawberry salad plus churro ice cream sandwiches
26Private PartyPrivate Party 27Southern Dinner:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Dinner:Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: hush puppies & tomato jam, Nashville "HOT" chicken, mac n' cheese, buttermilk biscuits, braised greens and key lime pie for dessert