Cooking is fun with us!

Enjoy cooking at an amazing Art Nouveau building in the heart of Helsinki, or in the manor atmosphere of Restaurant Villa Hakkari in Lempäälä.

The cooking party will be held in an amazing Art Nouveau building in the heart of Helsinki, or at our restaurant Villa Hakkari in Lempäälä, approx. an 1.5-hour drive from Helsinki.

In addition to the theoretical overview, the price of a four-course cooking evening includes a feast with wines, a recipe booklet, and a Helsinki Culinary Institute apron to take home. There will also be a dishwasher-waiter present, to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

The classes can be customised according to the client’s requests. When booked in advance, this course can be taught in English or Swedish. You can book our amazing meeting room before the cooking class, as well as catering for your event.

Interested in cooking classes for your own groups?


  • Finnish cuisine in an international way
  • Italy
  • Flambéing
  • Sushi
  • Tapas
  • Thai
  • Fish menu
  • Molecular menu
  • Chocolate course


  • Welcome drink
  • Theoretical and practical instruction from a chef
  • Assistance from the dishwasher and waiter
  • Helsinki Culinary Institute apron to use on site
  • A meal based on the menu, and wine (2 glasses)
  • Recipe booklet

Submit a quote request, and we will design a cooking class according to your needs.

You can also purchase Helsinki Culinary Institute aprons to take home with you, à 18 €/ each

VAT will be added to our prices.

Side programme


Experience a moment of chocolate indulgence.

Chocolate tastings are run by chef Juha Rissanen, specialised in the wonderful world of chocolate.

Chocolate tasting à 60 €, duration: 1 – 1.5 h

Chocolate tasting, and you’ll be able to make 2 pcs chocolate products on your own à 66 €; duration: 2 – 2.5 h

Wine tasting is a great start or finish to a cooking course.

There are many subject areas: grape varieties, sparkling wines, organic wines, champagnes, combining food with wine, and other great topics.

Wine tastings are held by very professional wine specialists.

Mika Vanne

Mika is an entrepreneur and instructor in the wine industry, having more than ten years of experience in running wine courses and wine training events. Mika has previous experience in the world of flavour and senses, in studying and teaching sensory evaluation and professional tasting. Mika teaches professionals and amateurs about wines at Viinikoulu Haaga, and organises wine evenings for companies and communities.

Jukka Kumlin

A wine merchant, lecturer, a professional in the restaurant industry, and a full-bodied gastronomist, with numerous wine lectures received and given in the past and in the future; a man who’s enjoyed a large part of his life about wine, in wine.

The colour is already slightly developed, but youthful; the aroma is nuanced, including plenty of deep, wide and natural aromas, whose long roots extend deep into the wine-country; the flavour is full-bodied and robust; the end flavour is vivacious, youthfully surprising, inspiring; the grape probably Pinot Noir.

Wine tasting duration approx 1 – 1.5 h

Cocktail moment – After a short learning session, the course participants will make a fresh cocktail for themselves or others.

Price: 11 € / pp

The highlight of the evening is a coffee drink – After a short learning session, the course participants will make a warm coffee drink for themselves or others.

Price: 12 € / pp

”Guess what this kitchen gadget is used for” – individual competition

Price: 50 €

Learn various napkin folding techniques

Price: 50 €



Floating on the river

Fun activities can be arranged in the courtyard

A summer theatre for organising your own show, or for enjoying a theatre performance

Kuokkala’s museum route that starts from the garden will quench your thirst for culture.

Grilling demo even for larger groups, max. 100 people.

You can also continue your evening at Mansikinkammari, with a live band/music.


Stand up comedy

Clown show

Gentle harp music


At Villa Hakkari, you can add extra time for the official programme at the start of the class, free of charge. We can arrange all-day meetings in rooms of various sizes. Ask for more information about our meeting packages.