Class Schedules/Menus

Class Policies:

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

  • 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

Working on a culinary adventure to Italy for the spring of 2019.  If you are interested please call or e-mail your name and number and I will put you on the list to receive the itinerary and pricing when it is complete.  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 October (arrow forward on the calendar) and I am currently working on November through February 2019.


< May 2018 >
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai & Vietnamese--SOLD OUT!Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person?BYOB: Vietnamese fisherman's soup (shrimp, tomatoes & pineapple), lemongrass pork bahn mi sandwich, green mango salad, Thai corn fritters with a peanut-cucumber sauce, and chicken Pad Thai
11Private PartyPrivate Party 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: mini meat lovers calzones, antipasto salad, margarita pizza, gorganzola, fig, & prosciutto pizza topped with arugula, homemade cannoli, and tiramisu
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.
13 14Homemade 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: fettuccine bolognese, cheese ravioli topped with lemon sauce containing peas and asparagus, potato gnocchi with mushrooms and hazelnuts, plus Italian salad with frico chips (Parmesan crisps)
15Southern Italian Dinner--SOLD OUT
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Italian Dinner--SOLD OUTTime: 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
16Cajun-Creole Dinner--SOLD OUT
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cajun-Creole Dinner--SOLD OUTTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese & bacon jam, pork poor boys, cajun nachos, and jambalaya with chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage plus banana Foster for dessert
17Thai 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: shrimp, avocado & mango fresh spring rolls, mussels in a basil coconut sauce, green curry with beef & mushrooms, pork drunken noodles, and larb chicken salad
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: brie baked with a sweet onion jam & accompanied by baguette slices, mixed green salad with Parmesan crisps,porterhouse pork chops with balsamic roasted grapes & topped with pistachios, asparagus souffle and lemon creme brulee for dessert
19The KITCHEN by Vangura ClassThe KITCHEN by Vangura ClassSee link above calendar for info and menu selections.
20Tuscan Dinner--SOLD OUT!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuscan Dinner--SOLD OUT!Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80.00 per person/BYOB: pici apapetizer with arrabbiata sauce (hand rolled semolina pasta in a spicy red sauce), cheese souffle over mixed greens, peas Florence style, pull apart cheesy garlic bread, sirloin steak with a balsamic sauce and chocolate brownies sundaes with hazelnut gelato
21Chinese Dinner--PRIVATE PARTY
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chinese Dinner--PRIVATE PARTYTime: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00 per person/BYOB: sizzling rice shrimp soup, pork pot stickers with a chili sauce
chicken lettuce wraps, sweet & sour pineapple chicken with broccoli and Mandarin beef with red peppers & snow peas over rice
22Greek Dinner: CANCELLED
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greek Dinner: CANCELLEDTime: 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)
27Private PartyPrivate Party 28Private PartyPrivate Party 29Indian Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indian DinnerTime: 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
30Southern Dinner: SOLD OUT!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Dinner: SOLD OUT!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
31Private PartyPrivate Party