What better way could there be to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a fun-filled night of hands-on cooking and eating under the direction of a master chef? These events at Kitchen on Fire can make great Valentine’s Day fun for anyone: lovers, vegetarians, friends and family, and even singles, and everyone is sure to leave more in love with good times in the kitchen. Classes begin with a lecture on the theme and recipes, then the group breaks up into smaller groups assigned to complete one recipe, but everyone gets to check in and learn key points of the other recipes along the way. There’s food to eat throughout the evening. Info: 510.548.2665, info(at)kitchenonfire.com, kitchenonfire

Saturday February 8, 6:30–9:30pm
Drunken Desserts: Chef Dee teaches the secrets of creating her favorite boozy baked goods. Cost: $125 per person. At Kitchen on Fire: 6506 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 

Sunday Feb 9, 5–8pm
Friends and Family Valentine’s Dinner: Chef Oliver Said (aka Chef Olive) leads this class at the Berkeley location with a menu that draws on his family heritage, which includes at least five generations of French restaurateurs. He adds some romantic Italian flair and offers choices that also work for vegetarians. Cost: $165 per person. At Kitchen on Fire: 1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Friday Feb 14, 6:30–9:30pm
Couples Valentine’s Dinners at both locations (Oakland and Berkeley) with the same menu. Cost: $165 per person

Saturday February 15, 6:30–9:30pm
Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner: Learn to create a delectable Valentine’s Dinner menu with the finest vegetarian ingredients. From starters to desserts, Chef Olive will show you the art of cooking plant-based dishes for your sweetie. Vegan options available. Cost: $155 per person. At Kitchen on Fire: 1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Saturday, February 15, 6:30–9:30pm
Couples Valentine’s Day Dinner. Same menu and teacher as on February 9
Cost: $165 per person. At Kitchen on Fire: 6506 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 

Locations:
Kitchen on Fire: 6506 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland
Kitchen on Fire: 1509 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley