general information

PRICE

The cost per person for the event varies according to the menu option chosen. It includes: shopping service for necessary ingredients (provided) - cookware, tools, and serving dishes - cooking services and cooking demonstration for participants - cleanup of areas of kitchen used by our personnel.

The minimum charge per cooking party is equal to 6 participants paying adult price (special conditions apply to kids attending the event).

For groups of 15 participants and up special menu options and pricing will apply. Unless differently agreed on, the quantity food prepared will provide "generous tastings" instead of "full portions". The cost per person will reflect this with a discount on published prices. Details will be discussed and agreed on with the client, before event confirmation.

All published prices are inclusive of tax.

Individual plates, silverware, and drinks are not provided.

A $50.00 nonrefundable deposit ($100.00 for groups of 15 participants and up), payable upon booking, is necessary to secure reservation. Deposit will be refunded only in the event of a booking that cannot be confirmed due to reasons not imputable to the client.

Deposit can be paid by Paypal on the reservation page, or by check or cash (send to CUCINAMORE, LLC – 608 Newington PL NE – Leesburg VA, 20176). 

The host is kindly requested to collect the balance from all participants, and then provide total payment on or before the day of the party.

Rescheduling a party might be necessary in case of extreme weather, health issues or any other unfavorable conditions. We will decide this together, according to local general alerts, weather forecast, and common sense, in order to keep it safe for all involved.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Rescheduling (subject to availability) and cancellations are allowed at no fee, when requested at least 7 days before the originally booked date. 

A forfeit amount of $100.00 cancellation fee applies to parties up to 14 participants, if the event is canceled or rescheduled within 7 days of the party date. 

Cancellation fee for parties for 15 participants and up will be 20% of the total.

If any of the participants cancels within 72 hours of the event, a 50% cancellation fee of their quote will be charged. (Minimum event fee always applies)

FAQ'S

“How far do you travel for your Cooking Parties?”

I am located in Leesburg, Virginia and travel to a radius of approximately 1 hour drive away.

“How long does a Cooking Party last?”

Parties last on average approximately 3 hours. I arrive to the location 30 minutes before the reserved starting time for set up. 

“What if the number of my guests changes after I placed my reservation?”
An email requesting confirmation of the party will be sent 7 days prior to the event. You can change the number of participants up to 72 hours before the reserved date/time, as long as the minimum party size is maintained.

“Does the price include gratuity?”

No: gratuity is left to your discretion. While always appreciated, it's never implicitly expected.