Collage of Ashley Covelli cooking and prepping ingredients for cooking classes.

Big Flavors Private Cooking Classes

Hands-on virtual cooking classes designed to meet your needs

Private classes are such a great way to get individualized attention in the kitchen. Explore new recipes, techniques, and cuisines from the comfort of your own home.

My classes are laid back and interactive, as I encourage people to really enjoy cooking at home for themselves and their loved ones.

Popular types of private classes include:

  • 1:1 classes for individual support
  • Small group classes
  • Special occasions and parties
  • Date nights
  • Customer appreciation events
  • Team building experiences

With a wide array of recipes and cooking techniques to offer, I just know that we’ll find the perfect class to fit your needs.

Feel free to reach out via my contact form so we can discuss class options.

If you’re looking for public classes, you can check out my full events schedule here.

Collage of Ashley Covelli cooking and prepping ingredients for cooking classes.

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Testimonial text reads, "I love the convenience of the Zoom format. Ashley's instructions were easy to follow, and her demonstration of each step of the recipe was visible and clear. I am trying to eat less meat, and what stands in my way is not knowing how to make vegan/vegetarian meals taste great. This was perfect. -Terry M."

How virtual cooking classes work

Once you’ve chosen your class date and menu, I put together printable recipe cards as well as a list of any kitchen equipment/tools that are needed to participate.

I send that as a PDF along with Zoom information via email no later than 1 week before the event date.

I have a professional lighting, video, and audio setup with 2 cameras to make sure everything is easy to see so that participants are able to follow along.

Classes usually run for an hour, and I welcome questions and audience participation/feedback throughout the entire process. We have a lot of fun together!

Collage of kids with French toast from a virtual cooking class.

Examples of class themes and recipes

I have taught many, many different classes to kids, teens, adults, and families over the years. I have experience teaching everything from breakfast and brunch recipes to picnic and lunchbox-friendly spreads, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres for entertaining, family-friendly dinners, and delicious desserts.

There are many options to choose from, and I’m also happy to work with any themes or requests that you have. Many of my recipes are flexible enough to be made with meat-free alternatives if that’s something that you think is of interest to you.

Testimonial text reads, "Rave reviews coming in from the 10 year olds and some of my childless cousins are upset I didn't invite them. lol We'll definitely have to do another one soon. -Carolyn F."

Here are a few examples of classes that I offer:

  • Option 1: Classic American Meal
    • Our Favorite Sloppy Joe Sandwiches (can be made with ground meat or vegan ground meat substitute)
    • Creamy Coleslaw
    • Lemony Roasted Green Beans

  • Option 2: Breakfast for Dinner
    • Challah French Toast
    • Macerated Strawberries

  • Option 3: Middle Eastern Sheet Pan Dinner
    • Broiler Kebab (can be made with ground meat or vegan ground meat substitute)
    • Mast-o-Khiar (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
    • Basmati Rice

  • Option 4: Plant-based Flatbread Night
    • Falafel Spiced Chickpea Flatbreads
    • Homemade Tzatziki

  • Option 5: Plant-Based Taco Night
    • Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri
    • Homemade Restaurant-stye Guacamole

  • Option 6: Single Skillet Comfort Food
    • Skillet Lasagna (can be made with ground meat or vegan ground meat substitute)
    • Garlic Bread
    • Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Option 7: Middle Eastern Salad
    • Middle Eastern Fattoush Salad
    • Homemade Pita Chips
    • Sumac Vinaigrette

  • Option 8: Cozy Comfort Food
    • (Optionally Spicy) Three Bean Chili
    • Sweet Corn Muffins

  • Option 9: Pancake Pajama Party
    • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Pancakes
    • Peppermint Whipped Cream

  • Option 10: Entertaining Favorites
    • Garlicky Goat Cheese + Herb Stuffed Peppadews
    • Homemade Hummus with Seasoned Pita Chips

  • Option 11: Make-Ahead Party Appetizers
    • Gorgonzola Fruit Torta
    • Layered Taco Dip with Refried Beans

Pasta and garlic bread with text that says Family Dinner Live Class Skillet Pasta Night.

What clients are saying about working with me

“I enjoy your positive personality and the breadth of knowledge that you share… In addition, I really appreciate how well-prepared you are and how thought-out the program is. We love the programs and the recipes, but honestly, I think that we mostly love your personality and tune in to get a dose of positivity.”

-Catherine R.

“There’s never a dull moment — Ashley is always doing something or talking about something that her audience can learn from! We really enjoy cooking with you and would love to come back for more.”

-Gina E.

“I appreciate your positive attitude! Great recipes with clear and easy to follow, good directions. Ashley is fun and personable and easy to work with! She is very flexible.”

-Diana L.

“I enjoy your upbeat personality and the fact that you are really good with kids! They love the food. It’s a fun program, it gets the whole family together and teaches life skills.”

-Terre T.

“This was, by far, my best webinar experience – it felt like we were almost really hanging out cooking together!”

-Cathy R.

“You are easy to be around. You’re relaxed in the kitchen and you make others feel the same. You are always willing to change things and work with the client.”

-Maggie B.

“You are professional and fun and bring great energy to the table. My clients loved your techniques. You have a great business and all of its components are very polished and professional. You are amazing!”

-Sami V.

“Truly loved it. Fun, easy to follow and now I have a great staple for an easy and delicious weeknight dish.”

-Donna B.

“We have been stuck in a rut lately with meals so it was great to try something new.”

-Lisa K.

“Great photos and recipe instructions. Good, clear, friendly instructions.”

-Alexa B.

Contact me to discuss how a Big Flavors private cooking class can work for you!