Private Events

Helen’s Kitchen is a perfect venue for your celebration, family gathering, corporate team building event, or a night out with friends.

People raising their glasses together at a private event at Helen’s Kitchen.

LOCATION: All private classes are held at 3 Ingleside Rd. in Natick. We do not hold classes at other locations.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE: up to 12 for a social class, up to 8 for an intensive class (see below).

COST: $500 for the first 6 people. Each additional person is $85.

DAYS OF THE WEEK (subject to availability):

  • Saturday night 6-9pm (the exact time is flexible)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday both during the day and at night
  • Friday during the day


Social Class Option

Students share food at a social cooking class at Helen's Kitchen.

Recommended for most private classes

  • split 3 hours 50/50 between cooking and eating
  • we make a 3-course meal
  • you’ll get plenty of time to talk and enjoy a relaxing meal
  • up to 12 people

MENU: Take a look at our menu and let us know what dishes interest you. Also, please let us know everyone’s allergies and dietary restrictions so that we can advise you on which menu items are safe for everyone in your party.

ALCOHOL: You are welcome to bring wine. We provide wine glasses.

Intensive Class Option

Helen Rennie instructing students in an intensive cooking class.

Only recommended if every participant is here to learn, not chat and socialize; not recommended for celebrations. The goal is to develop proficiency in some culinary technique (knife skills, fish, meat, vegetables, sauces, etc). For topic ideas, see my public class page.

Intensive classes can expect:

  • at least 2.5 hours are spent cooking. we eat in the kitchen while working, and only sit down toward the end of class.
  • can’t open wine until we are done cooking (around the last half hour of class)
  • up to 8 people

Our Kitchen and Dining Room

The kitchen and dining room at Helen's Kitchen Cooking School.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

TO HOLD THE DATE: Reserve your date with a $100 deposit. It is refundable up to 1 month prior to the class date, and 50% refundable up to 2 weeks prior to the class date.

FINAL PAYMENT: The full tuition balance is due 2 weeks prior to the class date. All tuition funds (including deposit) at this point are nonrefundable. We require the organizer to coordinate payment directly with us, and don't allow guests to pay separately. If the tuition balance is not paid by the two-week deadline, we reserve the right to cancel the class, although we will make every effort to contact you to avoid this possibility.

USING A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A PRIVATE CLASS: If you are using a gift certificate for a private class, we'll charge a $100 deposit against it at the time of reservation and charge the remaining balance 2 weeks before class. The same cancellation policy applies as described above.

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To check availability for private classes e-mail or call 617-500-0817


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a cooking class for a special event?
Yes! We do
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Team Building
  • Corporate Events
Do we just watch or do we get to cook too?
All classes are hands-on, so everyone gets to participate.
Should we come hungry?
Yes! A meal is included in each class.
I don’t have a group. Can I still take a class?
Yes! Check out our public classes.