"I greatly appreciate all of the hardwork that you and your team put into the event. It was a lot of fun and the food was great!"
"Thrilled to have learned how to make delicious pasta from scratch with my colleagues and expert instructions from Fēst!"
"We had so much fun this weekend during the cooking class. Super fun for a group, very well run, the chefs were outstanding – and the food was yummy. Thanks so much for making this available for our team. We had a wonderful time."
"It was fantastic! We got great feedback from our group and the food was delicious!!"
Rethinking Home Cooking
By connecting you with a professional chef while you're cooking, you're able to learn how to properly cook in your home kitchen, receive professional-level tips, tricks and feedback, ask questions, and easily learn how to adapt the menu to the ingredients of your preference and equipment you have on hand.
Meal Subscription Boxes
You are limited to choose from 10-20 different recipes to cook at home, usually you cannot select specific recipes to be included, but rather provided the menus the company has pre-selected.
There is a significant amount of waste and environmental pollution from subscriptions boxes - from the air shipment, to the excessive cooling and insulated packaging to ensure the ingredients arrive fresh, to the plastic bags separating every ingredient, to the ingredients that may arrive spoiled. Not to mention any ingredient the customer does not like and therefore does not use.
The recipes developed for these subscription programs are elementary to ensure an easy and quick cook time for the customer. Simple cooking methods and pre-cut ingredients offer an experience with little to no skill acquired.
In-Person Cooking Classes
Can be expensive.
Available only at cooking stores, restaurants, etc.
Only specific class topics available, no customization available.
Limited one-on-one time with instructor, due to class time constraint and amount of students.
Always have a class capacity limit.
Often will reach capacity limit, creating a crowded classroom.
Will be held in a professional-grade kitchen with an endless amount of tools and equipment, not allowing the cooks to understand how they can make the same menu using the tools and equipment they already have at home.
Cookbooks & Video Tutorials
Instructions are written or recorded, and always edited, offering no interaction with a home cook to answer questions or provide help.
Can offer a platform for customers to submit a question, but the answer is what you get - there is no conversation between chef and customer, the question may have been misunderstood by the chef or sparked additional questions from the viewer as follow-up. Additionally, there may be too many questions submitted that not all of them will be answered.
Challenging recipes are available in books and videos, but may not inspire a home cook to accept the challenge because he/she will need to figure it out alone.
She isn't always available.
She may disagree, but she doesn't always have the right answer.
Likely has not spent decades working in professional kitchens or attended culinary school.
We are your virtual resource to help you become a great home cook.
Let's get started...
First, choose the class you'd like to take.
All of our classes are live video, guided, interactive, private, one-on-one, & adaptable to all cooking levels. If you'd like to take a class with your friends & family in separate locations, book a group class.
In your class confirmation email, you will receive a Zoom link for your video class & a link to download your class menu.
Get your ingredients ready for class. For a more relaxed class, you can prep and measure your ingredients before your class starts (this is not required). Use your Zoom link to meet your Chef or Sommelier and enjoy your class!
Founded in 2019, Fēst exists to bridge the gap between professional chefs and home cooks. We have a true passion for helping our customers cook with confidence and empower culinary experts to share their knowledge and express their creativity. Creativity, curiosity, passion, and empowerment are at the heart of Fēst.