Cooking Class FAQs

As an exclusive private chef teaching classes Chef Ann-Marie wants to be sure you get your questions answered.  You can then make an informed decision if a private cooking class is the right choice for you and your group.

All cooking classes are private and on request at this time. In the privacy of your home I can do up to 14 with an assistant.  On location in Kihei up to 6 can be accommodated. You can do a single class or multi-day series of classes to learn more specific and advanced dishes that require more time. Every class is customized for you.

Absolutely. You get to enjoy a full meal of whatever the menu you selected. That’s the best part! I also try to include some local seasonal fresh fruit and a specialty beverage.

Since this is a custom class I have a 30-day cancellation policy. I have to turn away other clients and am booked months in advance.

Cooking classes are hands-on, with some demonstration as well. I try to prep as much as possible in advance to allow the class to flow and for you to learn as much as possible in a few hours.

If this is a cooking class in your home or villa you can have whatever beverages you would like.  A specialty beverage is included and alcohol is provided by you if desired.

At this time all cooking classes are private and customized for each group.

Absolutely. Please free to call or email so we can set up a time to discuss your needs. It’s very important to me that you get your specific needs met. Every cooking class and experience is customized and personalized.

Chef Ann-Marie has lived on Maui for over 19 years. Chef Ann-Marie has been teaching private cooking classes since 2008. She loves sourcing ingredients and sharing her love of food with you. She loves teaching about the unique flavors that island ingredient offer. She is flexible and prides herself in creating an experience uniquely yours while you are on Maui.  

Fees start at $400 plus HI tax for 2. There is $100 extra charge for travel as it takes much more time in bringing the required tools and ingredients to an in-home cooking experience. Each additional person is $100. IF you come to Kihei the $100 fee is not charged. I can host up to 6 people. Please email or call for a quote.  Gratuity is not expected but appreciated.

I can take up to 6 people. It’s $400 plus HI tax. You can follow me to the upcountry farmer's market from an agreed upon meeting place.  Available ONLY on Saturdays.

Most of the classes are set up like a private chef meal. You select an appetizer/starter/soup, main course and dessert. Specialty beverage included.  We look over the menu together to be sure it is a balanced meal and add anything else to enhance your meal. You will learn everything about the dishes you are creating.  You will learn to make sauces from scratch or how to use food molds or how to make raw nut crusts.  It depends on what items you select.

Full experience is 3-4 hours, a little longer so you can savor the food you created!  We select a menu that can be created within that timeframe. Plan on eating a late lunch or dinner @6:30.  Start time usually is at 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. And you get to try samples during the class. You will not leave hungry!  NOTE: Farmer's market tour add-ons must start earlier. 

Included: Initial consultation; personalized menu creation; shopping; some prep; printed recipes; 3-4 hour class; and meal you create. Extras: over 6 people add the cost of an assistant; travel to your location for the class and farmer’s market experience,  You will receive an invoice with the full break down.  Gratuity is not expected but appreciated.  20% service fee is automatically added to groups over 6.  Farmer's market tour also includes breakfast and local treats.

  • Fresh Locally Sourced Ingredients
  • Decide what you want to learn
  • You have unique dietary requirements and want to learn to create new dishes
  • Enjoy home cooked food and need some tips.
  • Appreciate a customized service uniquely created for you and your group
  • Want to learn more about preparing Plant-Based cuisine

Yes. 50% deposit is required for all private cooking classes. The final amount is due at the end of the class. MC, Visa, AM EX, Discover, Venmo and PayPal are accepted.

You can add gratuity at your discretion as this private cooking class is a private service. If you are a group over 6 a 20% service gratuity is automatically added.

I shop for food as if I were shopping for myself. I source at the local farmers’ markets and local stores whenever possible. I use local and organic ingredients whenever possible. I include the cost of the food and all ingredients in the pricing.  

Yes. Maui Fresh Chef Gift Certificates are available and perfect for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, surprise birthday or special event.

30-day cancellation policy.