Private Cooking Classes

Looking for your next birthday party, corporate event, or fun family activity? You can book Zest for a PRIVATE cooking class just for your group! Choose from our list of pre-set menus or work with our in-house Chef to develop a custom program.

Most private classes include a meal, and all classes include a recipe booklet, hands-on instruction, and 10% off purchases made in store the day of the class.

All pre-set private classes are $600 for 6 people, plus $75 for each additional person up to 10 (unless otherwise stated). For custom menus, pricing will be based on ingredient costs, prep time, and the number of people. We welcome kids 10 and up in our private classes, but there is no discount for youth seats.

For full menus and to book, please contact us at or call 406-534-8427 and ask for Marguerite.

Available Classes

  • 3 Easy Pasta from Italy - Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch. Mix, knead and roll out your own dough. Served with Alfredo, basil pesto, and Marcella Hazan's famous tomato sauce.
  • Taco Tuesday - Homemade corn and flour tortillas, plus two fillings and two salsas. Black bean brownies for dessert!
  • Spanish Paella (seafood or chicken) - 6 people maximum. Pair up to make your own Paella from start to finish. Learn how to achieve a perfect socarrat.
  • French Mother Sauces - A great class for beginners - mostly demonstration style. Learn the five sauces that form the basis of French cuisine: bechamel, voulet, espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato.
  • Classic Restaurant Desserts - Some desserts never go out of fashion. In this demonstration style class we'll show you how to make chocolate cake, creme brulee, cheesecake, and bread pudding from scratch.
  • Chinese Dumplings - Learn to make steamed, fried and boiled dumplings all in one class! Three different fillings and three different wrapping techniques make each dumpling unique.
  • Charcuterie Boards - up to 12 people. A make-and-take style class. Make your own charcuterie board to share with friends and family. Great class for family get togethers when you want lots of time to catch up!
  • Sushi 101 - From how to prepare sushi rice to selecting sushi grade fish, this class will teach you the basics to make sushi at home. Roll your own sushi and enjoy miso soup and seaweed salad side dishes.
  • Ooni Ovens Pizza Party - up to 12 people. Neopolitan style pizza made from scratch. Every participant gets to toss, top, and cook their own pizza in an Ooni Backyard Pizza Oven. (This class costs $900 for 6 people + $75 for each additional person, due to the additional set-up time required)

Kids Parties

At this time, we offer Cookie or Cupcake Decorating Classes for kids. Kids 10 and up are welcome to attend. We can accommodate groups of up to 12 kids and require 1 adult chaperone for every 4 kids to be present for the duration of the class. Prices are $40/child (chaperones do not pay). If you have a custom menu in mind for your kids party, please give us a call! We look forward to offering more kids classes in the future.