Frequently asked questions
Am I watching the chef do a cooking demo or am I cooking?
You're doing the cooking! This way, you can get your hands dirty and learn new recipes and tricks in your own kitchen.
Your chef will guide you through the entire cooking or baking process. Because chef is on video, he/she can see exactly what you're doing and help you to improve your knife skills, adjust the heat, troubleshoot & provide reasoning to you.
Why are the classes different prices?
Our classes range in price due to the class time. The shorter the class, the lower the class price.
Who are the teachers?
Wildly creative & talented bakers, pastry makers, chefs & sommeliers from around the world. On average, our teachers have 20+ years of experience in the culinary and wine industries.
Do I call the chef on video?
Your chef or sommelier will give you a call at the scheduled time. Expect a video call via FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts (whichever you indicate at checkout).
Can I have a couple people join me in my kitchen for the class?
Of course! We suggest to limit all of our cooking classes to 3 active cooks, including yourself. This way, you can get a little support with some cooking tasks but not be overwhelmed or distracted with too many people during class.
For our wine tasting classes, we encourage you to limit your crowd to 5 people or less.
How many people are connected for one class?
Just you and your chef or sommelier. Every class is a one-on-one experience.
If I don't see a recipe I want to learn, can I request it?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to accommodate.
Can I tip my teacher?
Please do! Fēst chefs and sommeliers are highly trained professionals who have worked hard to create Fēst classes. In today's culinary space, chefs and sommeliers receive a typically hard to live off of salary and work a grueling 12+ hours a day. Fēst allows our chef and sommelier partners to work remotely and creatively while supplementing their income by doing something they excel at and have a deep passion for.
How do I pronounce Fēst?
Fēst is the phonetic spelling of the word 'feast'.
Can I buy a class for a gift?
Well, aren't you a good gifter. Of course! Buy a gift certificate here. Gift certificates can be used on any class.