Private Classes for Adults — For Corporate and Organizations, see below

Classes can be single classes or a series. Right now classes through March are all virtual. In person classes may be booked starting in April.  Together we choose a menu and a convenient time. This can be for adults or children. Message for information on pricing. Classes can be food or desserts, seasonal, be related to a holiday, a theme or something you would like to learn.

  • Bat mitzvahs
  • birthday parties
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Book clubs
  • Kid and teen birthday parties
  • Couples or family cooking classes
  • Introduction to cooking for new brides
  • Office parties

Jewish Organizations and Corporate Classes

Paula Shoyer has been doing zoom events since Spring 2020, attracting as many as 600 people to her virtual events. She teaches recipes, both demonstrations and cook- or bake-alongs, talks about strategies for meal planning, ingredient substitutions and extending the shelf life of food. She explains how the meals we plan can connect us with memories of people and places and how to use food to comfort each other even when we cannot be in the same place.

For details on availability and pricing, contact Aliya Cheskis-Cotel

Looking for virtual classes where your teen cooks you dinner??

Available for  ages 12-17. A series of 5 classes is $500 per household and classes are limited to 12 households. Eight participants are needed for a class to go forward. Recipes provided in advance once payment received. Organize your own group of friends.

Menu options:

  1. Broccoli and leek quiche, chopped string beans
  2. Caramelized onion and sweet potato soup, roasted salmon smashed potatoes
  3. Korean rice bowls with tofu
  4. Pita, tahini, chicken shwarma, chopped salad
  5. Fish tacos, mango coleslaw, tostones
  6. roasted salmon, ceasar salad, roasted whole carrots
  7. meatballs and spaghetti,  roasted mixed vegetables
  8. vegan instant pot meal – lentil stew and rice
  9. Peruvian Chicken (on the bone), salsa verde, rice, string beans with garlic
  10. Seared Tuna with peanut sauce or avocado cream if nut allergy, potato gratin, ratatouille
  11. Homemade pizza, pesto and tomato sauces, roasted vegetables
  12. Indian vegetable curry and rice, naan

To organize a series, Message Paula. Payment is via Venmo.

Teens Basic or Advanced Baking

Cost is $550 per household for a series of 6 classes, 6 students needed. Can be after school or Sundays.


1.  madeleines, chocolate mousse  
2.     crepes with chocolate sauce, palmiers
3.     opera layer cake (has nuts)
4.     lemon tart 
5.     eclairs 
6.     napoleons

Suggested Private Classe Themes

Healthy Weeknight Meals

Shabbat Dinner in an Hour

The Science of Soup

Instant Pot recipes

Healthy Side Dishes

The Art of  Tarts & Pies

Just Chocolate

Quick Desserts for Busy People

Passover Baking

Jewish Holiday Baking

Layer Cakes and Cake Decorating

Holiday Cookies