Pans on Fire
3059 Hopyard Road, Suite J-K, Pleasanton CA 94588

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General Class Descriptions

Hands-On Classes. From soup to nuts, Pans on Fire offers hands-on classes covering an ever-changing range of cuisines and cooking styles. This means YOU'RE doing the cooking! With the keen guidance of experienced instructors, you'll prepare several recipes as part of a three or four course meal in most classes. THEN, everyone sits down to eat! Menus focus on easy-to-find ingredients and time-saving steps. Minimum class size for most classes is 6. Most evening classes are paired with wine or beer and last about 3 hours.

Demonstrations. From time to time, Pans on Fire hosts executive chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors and others. Learn the tips, tools and techniques of these culinary specialists, most of whom will lead heavy tasting to full-meal demonstration classes. Avg. 2-3 hours.

Flash Classes. Once or more per month, Pans on Fire runs a Flash Class program on a culinary topic--maybe a way to use a prolific zucchini harvest or ideas for seasonal appetizers. These demonstration programs are usually an hour in length and include recipes and tastings.

Kids in the Kitchen. Programs for juniors, tweens and teens, as well as for younger children when accompanied by an adult are offered year-round, including kids camps during the summer months. Class length, topics and tuition vary.


Attire. We suggest you dress casually and comfortably. In our hands-on classes for safety and sanitation reasons, we ask that you wear long pants, a shirt with sleeves, and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. If you have long hair, please be prepared to tie it back. An apron will be provided for your use during class.

Appropriate Ages. Unless otherwise specified, our classes are appropriate for individuals 18 years of age and older. Please check with the store before registering a younger participant to see if an accommodation can be made. Evening classes often include alcohol served with the meal, so participation by persons under the age of 21 is not encouraged. 

Not an Allergen-Free Facility. Pans on Fire will try to accommodate food allergies or aversions where possible. We do not guarantee our facilities are nut-free or gluten-free. If the student has a food allergy or aversion, please notify Pans on Fire no later than two (2) weeks prior to the class to discuss accommodation.  

Class Refund, Exchange & Cancellation Policy. When you purchase a seat in one of our public cooking classes, it is not refundable except if the class is canceled by Pans on Fire. You have up to 72 hours before the class to withdraw and receive credit that must be applied to a new class within sixty (60) days. If you cancel within the 72-hour window or miss the class, no refund or credit will be given but you can have the class handout which includes the recipes. If you are unable to attend class, you may send someone in your place but you must notify us of the substitution prior to the class. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to low enrollment, chef illness or other unforeseen event; if we do so, you may elect a refund or bank your tuition to your account for a future class.

SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SUMMER COOKING CAMP: Payments are non-refundable but camper can transfer to another summer camp in the same season, if a seat is available, if notice is given no later than TWO WEEKS BEFORE the scheduled camp. There is no refund or credit, full or partial, for camper illness or any other reason for non-attendance.

Missed Class(es).  Pans on Fire cannot offer partial refunds for days of camp or classes missed due to illness or other unforeseen changes in plans. Discounts on future programs are not offered in exchange.

Misplaced Belongings. Pans on Fire is not responsible for items that are left behind accidentally. It is recommended that children’s belongings be labeled with their name in advance of the class. Items not claimed within seven days of the end of a class or camp will be donated or discarded.  

Wine and Beer. No one under the age of 21 may consume wine or beer in classes where it is offered. If you look younger than 35, please be prepared to present a photo I.D.

Leftovers. For regulatory and food safety reasons, we do not permit take-home food or beverage.

After-Class Discount. We are pleased to offer students in our classes a discount on in-store merchandise (limitations apply).

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in cooking classes may involve use of cooking equipment and cooking tools, and potential food allergens in a busy kitchen environment with other people. You will be asked to sign a statement including a liability release and photography waiver when you arrive for class. Parent or legal guardian signature is required for all minors under the age of 18. We love to take photos and videos of happy people in cooking classes. Class photos and videos are the exclusive property of Pans on Fire.