Culinary Classes

Creating community in the kitchen & around the table.

Open Kitchen is excited to design and offer an engaging, interesting mix of specialty cooking classes that will take you on a culinary journey of flavors and techniques to master in your home kitchen.  Our food and drink events will inspire your taste buds, connect your mind and body, and entice you to explore the relationship between food and culture.

Public Cooking Class Schedule

*At Open Kitchen, we follow strictly to the related rules and regulations regarding COVID-safety. The cooking classes are limited in the number of guests so we can provide the recommended space and safe environment for everyone. Register your tickets fast! Read more to our COVID POLICY here.

Private Cooking

Open Kitchen is excited to offer customized and curated private cooking events at our location for you and your closest family, friends, colleagues – your “COVID POD”. We have three dining rooms with separate entrances that provide an intimate, inviting, and safe environment that meets all current NM Health Orders.


We currently offer private cooking events from Wednesday to Sunday with three time slots (8 am to 11 am, 12 pm to 3 pm, and 5 pm to 8pm). Modifications to these offerings may be available upon request. 


Below are some sample menus of previously held cooking classes and parties that Open Kitchen has designed for our guests.  These can be customized as hands-on, chef’s demonstration, or a hybrid.  You can also suggest a theme or specific menu you’d like for your private event!


Each private cooking event:

  • Includes all food ingredients, written recipes, private chef instruction, cooking equipment and accessories, and dining service ware.  Full buy-out of Open Kitchen’s space of 3 private dining rooms may be available.  Please let us know if this is an option you’d like to discuss.
  • Approximately 3 hours in length
  • Minimum of 6 guests and a maximum of guests per the NM Health Order restriction on “mass gathering.”
  • Minimum fee of $650 for most cooking menus (for up to 6 guests) plus 20% facility/service fee and applicable taxes.
  • Add-ons such as nibbles, decorations, music, floral, alcohol service, wine pairing/tasting/education, etc. are available.
  • Please review our COVID Policy 
  • Please review our Cooking Class Policy.
  • Private cooking event hosts wishing to provide alcohol please review our Alcohol Policy.

Our Cooking and Dining Spaces

Our beautiful and unique Open Kitchen space has occupancy level of up to 99 guests, depending on your desired private event experience … from a cocktail reception, curated dining, cooking party, or a blend of these format. We have three dining rooms with separate entrances that provide an intimate, inviting, and safe environment. Please click below to learn more and please call our Chef-Owner Hue-Chan Karels at 202-285-9840 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private culinary experience. 

Open Kitchen Daha Room
Chat with our Chef and Owner Hue Chan Karels to learn more about designing your own private party!
Phone number: 202-285-9840