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.

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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.

Kalle Naatula

Kalle has worked with wine and food for more than 10 years. He has gotten experience in restaurants, wineries, event management as well in the media sector. Currently Kalle produces wine classes, workshops as well complete packages and tailored solutions. Also sommelier and waiter projects are part of his portfolio. Kalle offers his expertise on wine, food and combination of them for new comers and more advanced hobbyists. Kalle serves with professionalism, relaxed and unique style with aim to entertain.

Wine tasting duration approx. 1-1,5 h

Cocktail school with MIKA RÄISÄNEN!

Duration approx. 1 h

Price: 360 € + vat + 15 € / person for ingredients

Price includes; Training with Mika Räisänen, recipies and two different coctails.

Mika Räisänen

I have worked with customers and cocktails over 30 years. I have also won the flairtending and cocktail making Finnish champion as well I have presented and competed around the world.

Cocktail -moment – After short teaching session the class will make themselves or others fresh cocktail.

Price: 11 € / person

”Guess where this item is used” – personal competition

Price: 50 €

Learn different napkin foldings

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.