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Holiday event dates are filling up quickly. Reserve your event date and time soon!

TEXT 949-478-3066 or email
to check availability for your date of interest. 



Here Is How Our Cooking Classes Are  Designed

Length of event is 2.5 hours

We provide prepared small bites upon arrival, sparkling & still water bottles.

The team makes their own entree


Pricing starts at $200 per person

$2400 minimum for all in person events

*applicable taxes apply & gratuities appreciated*

 Auto gratuity for parties of 16+ guests

Send email inquiry for menu options. Instagram has a lot of pictures and videos of previous events all under “saved stories”. This is a great way of being able to see what to look forward to. Yelp is also a handy place to peruse to see what our guests have to say!


Additional fees may apply such as: 

  1. Wine & or wine tasting | we do not sell you any wine or spirits, we charge you a service fee for the event & you pay direct to the retail store or event space for adult beverages. We assist in arranging your purchases & delivery at no charge to make this simple for you.  Guests cannot bring in any outside wine or beer.  Liqueur consumption is not permitted onsite at The Hood Kitchen.  

  2. Disposables are used for team building events, not breakable plate ware or wine glasses. You may add on plate ware rentals for $40 per person 

  3. We can arrange personalized large wood acacia cutting boards $55 as is, $95 with logo 

  4. Aprons & chef hats

  5. Prime ingredients such as filet mignon, truffles, surf & turf, charcuterie etc 

  6. Decor or branding arrangements  


Tel: 949-478-3066  


350 Clinton St, Costa Mesa, California 92626

  • The first 15-20 minutes is for arrival, signing a waiver, using the restroom, washing hands, grabbing a NA beverage, a snack & settling in. 

  • The next 30 minutes Chef Chinchilla demonstrates and teaches the base of how to make the dish.

  • If you order wine & beer, we bring it out after the demonstration & instruction is over. 

  • The next 60 minutes each team will be given all of the tools necessary and a secret tray of ingredients. They are expected to work together to complete the dish alone as a team based on Chef's demonstration. We ask them to use their creativity to modify the dish all while depending on each other to make it their own.

  • Teams of 3-6 guests work together for 60 minutes to complete their tasks. 

  • Once the time is up, they are to present their dish to Chef & her team for judgement. 

  • Each team will be judged based on the following criteria: how well they listened and followed Chef's instruction, how well they work together & kept their working space clean throughout and when finished, their creativity, the taste and the plating/presentation of their dish. 

  • Chef selects a single team as the winner. 

  • The last 30 minutes the team enjoys the entree they made. 


  • Book as early as possible as the event venue fills sometimes 3+ months ahead. 

  • We hold a non refundable $500 deposit to secure your event date, up to a year in advance. The final balance is due 30 days prior to the event. 

  • As this is a ticketed event and the reservation is held exclusively for you, we do not offer cancelations, credits, refunds or date/time modifications for any reason. 

  • We do not serve wine or beer until after the instruction is over. 

  • Guests cannot cook if they have been drinking prior to arrival for safety purposes.  

  • It's important to remind all guests that this is not a drinking event. While wine can be responsibly enjoyed while cooking, we cannot allow guests to continue cooking if anyone is noticeably intoxicated. 

  • Our events are held at The Hood Kitchen In Costa Mesa, a large shared commercial kitchen.

  • In our venue, we can only hold up to 24 guests (which is a tight squeeze, but it can be done). 16-20 or less is most comfortable.   

  • We can hold an event at your workplace or home. Additional fees apply for offsite events due to staffing, rental equipment, setup & tear down. 

  • The menu is designed after booking and only once all dietary restrictions and allergies have been given. 

  • You can add on additional guests up to a week before the event.

  • We do not offer refunds if guests cancel less than 30 days before an event or if anyone does not show

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