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David S. Cargo's Baking and Oven-Building Classes

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Baking classes for 2014 now listed in the schedule.


Private Classes

Q. Why would you want to have a private class instead of a public class?

A. Because you can have the class you want when you want it where you want it.

There is nothing wrong with that.

I don’t get to teach all my classes at any of my current locations; the locations each decide when classes will be held and which classes they want.

That can mean that when people want a specific class, they may have to wait until it’s available somewhere.

If you can’t wait, or if none of the locations where I teach are close enough to you, you can hire me to teach a class.

How Long Will the Class Be?

If you are that interested in a class, chances are good you want a class that’s in a hands-on or limited hands-on format. (See Class Formats for more specific information.)

That is where you can get the most out of the class.

The drawback is that a limited hands-on class takes about 2 1/2 hours; a full hands-on class takes about 4 hours.

When Will the Class Be?

Depending on the length of the class, the class can be on a weeknight (for 2 and 2 1/2 hour classes), or on a weekend (usually Saturday).

We have to negotiate around my schedule and of course your schedule.

If the classes are on a weeknight (or weekend) evening, the shorter classes can start at 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m.

Classes on the weekends would usually start at 1 p.m. for 4-hour classes, and maybe later for the shorter classes.

Shorter classes could even be done on a weekend morning, starting as earlier a 9 a.m.

Where Will The Class Be?

The class can either be at your home (or other location you can make available), or it can be at my church, at 32nd St. and Pleasant Ave. S., in Minneapolis.

How Many People Can Be in a Class?

Most hands-on classes are limited by the oven space and the counter space. In practice that means that the maximum class size is about 6.

How Much Will the Class Cost?

My usual rate is $50 per instructional hour. Certain classes have higher material costs, so there may be some addition over the basic total.