Frequently Asked Questions about The Modern Desi events – cooking classes, private classes or dinners – can be found below.

If you have any more questions, please contact us anytime.

Q: I have dietary requirements - e.g. gluten free, vegan, vegetarian. Do you cater for these requirements?

A: The Modern Desi events can cater for various dietary requirements. Please check the information for each class for information on dietary suitability.

Please also leave a note when booking with your requirements or contact us to check first before booking.

Q: How do I suggest new themes and recipes for private cooking classes?

A: The Modern Desi welcomes feedback on all of our Indian cooking classes. If you have a suggestion for new themes or recipes, please get in touch and we will see how we can incorporate them.

Q: What is the cancellation & refund policy for The Modern Desi Dinners?

A: The following points are relevant for cancellations and refunds for The Modern Desi Dinners. Please check these points before booking:

  • Cancellation on the day and no shows will attract a 100% fee
  • We are happy to reschedule a class/dinner with 2 days notice
  • Classes once rescheduled can be booked within 24 months, given adequate notice period for a group class Or space available in an classes that are already scheduled

Q: What is the payment and cancellation policy for the private cooking classes?

A: We require 100% or full payment for private cooking classes a week in advance.

Q: I would like to book a private cooking class as a birthday gift. Do you do gift vouchers?

A: Yes, a gift voucher can be obtained for The Modern Desi events. Please contact us to create a personalised gift voucher.

Q: I don’t have a high level of cooking skills - will I still be able to attend the private cooking classes?

A: YES! Our cooking classes have been designed and developed to be hands-on and a learning experience for anyone at any level of cooking. We want to encourage people that cooking authentic foods from India is simpler than we think. The Modern Desi herself – Bhavna – will help you in every step of the way and instructions will also be available at your cooking station.

We promise that you will walk away with new skills for the kitchen.

Q: What do I need to bring with me to private cooking classes?

A: Please check the information on each event for cooking and/or private classes to find out what you need to bring. Generally, The Modern Desi will provide all the ingredients, recipes, instructions and equipment (for cooking classes) and all you need to bring are yourselves, an apron, and to wear closed in shoes.

For private classes, we request that the host provides the equipment and utensils.

Q: How do I keep up to date with new private cooking classes and pop up dinners?

A: To keep up to date with all of our events, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter or check our events calendar for new dates and timings each month or follow us on our social channels (links at the bottom of the website).

Q: How do I find out if a date for a private class I would like to book is available?

A: Please get in contact with us with your preferred dates and we will get back to you with availability.