We Host Culinary Experiences

Through Teambuilding, classes & Private Events 


At Mise En Place we believe cooking is building a story through food. Whether you're a novice or an expert, we want to help bring that story to life. Located in Richmond's historic Shockoe Slip, Mise En Place will help turn ingredients into a masterpiece through dynamic hands-on cooking classes, corporate team building, private events and kid's birthday parties.
Learn essential cooking skills from how to properly sharpen a knife or sauté a chicken breast, to telling the difference between cumin and thyme. Under the direction of Executive Chef and Owner Christine Wansleben and some of the area's finest food and wine specialists, there's nowhere this culinary adventure can't take you.
As featured in Richmond Family Magazine "What's Cooking", Virginia Business Magazine, The Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Magazine, Style Weekly, and on WTVR, Mise En Place has been creating culinary works of art for over 10 years. In that time we've passed down our knowledge of cooking and learned a lot in return.


Class Schedule

Mise En Place is excited to see what we can accomplish together with your family, friends, co-workers, or even strangers, because like a story, great food is best when it's shared.  Learn more about private events and team building opportunities for groups or our culinary kids parties.



Class Cancellation Policy

  • Classes are 2 1/2 hours long unless otherwise indicated. Instructors reserve the right to alter menus due to seasonal availability.
  • Payment must accompany each reservation. Space is limited.
  • We will refund tuition for your cancellation up to 1 week before the scheduled class. Up to 48 hours before the class, we will issue a class credit for your next class. No refunds or credits can be given for cancellations less than 48 hours before class.
  • No discounts can be applied to class tuition unless otherwise noted.
  • Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Upon cancellation we will contact you by phone. You will have the choice of either transferring your payment to another class or receiving a refund.
  • Class seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Class times may vary and begin promptly.
  • For all wine and spirit classes, students must be 21 to attend. 

Dress Code

  • For all hands on classes, it is recommended that all students wear flat, comfortable shoes. Due to the nature of the class, open toe shoes are not advised.



Gift A CLass

Add To Cart

Trying to find that special gift that's useful, fun and tastes good too? Mise En Place classes hit the spot.  When you purchase a class, we deliver your gift in a personalized card with a special tool from the kitchen.
These gifts can be redeemed for our Culinary Kids classes or used towards anything on our Mise En Place monthly schedule of public classes.  We'll have your gift in the mail by the next business day or can e-mail you a digital certificate.  Shipping and handling for mailed certificates is $1.75.

To gift a class larger than four people, contact us to arrange a private event that fits your budget and needs.