Slovak Cooking Classes

Do you live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? Would you like to learn to cook Slovak food from a hands on lesson in the comfort of your own kitchen? Or are you looking for a new theme for an office retreat or your cooking club? Invite few friends, and make it a party!

I now offer Slovak (and Czech, of course) cooking classes, which can be completely customized to your needs. The typical class runs between 4 and 5 hours, and includes the following:

  1. Intro to Slovak cooking: Feast like at grandma’s!
    • We’ll start by preparing dough for traditional Slovak sweet treats, koláče
    • We will then start cooking the traditional Slovak Christmas sauerkraut soup, kapustnica
    • If we have enough people, we’ll also start cooking goulash with dumplings
    • While the soup is cooking, we’ll prepare the national dish of Slovakia, bryndzové halušky
    • Finally, we’ll use the dough (which will have risen by now) to prepare few sweet treats: farmer’s cheese cake, bobalky, and poppy seed rolls (this is what folks typically call kolache)

Of course, these lessons can be customized to your needs. Classes are offered typically on Saturdays, but can be scheduled for other days as well. Contact me to check availability.

Cost: Cost per class is $250, plus groceries. To sign up, use the PayPal interface below. Feel free to invite as many people as you like, however, having more than 6 people makes it difficult for everyone to participate and fit comfortably in the kitchen. This rate is for locations within two hour drive from Washington, D.C. Classes in more remote areas can be scheduled with advance notice, if you can cover my transportation expenses. This cost includes phone consultation before the lesson where we put together a menu that works for you.

Have any questions? Contact me at or 661-202-9812. Thank you!