|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Meenu's Cooking Classes and Personal Chef Services
About this pro
My two sons took cooking classes with Chef Meenu over two years and had a wonderful time with her. She is very patient and kind and gets the kids very excited about lots of different foods. My sons came home trying all sorts of dishes that I have never thought to try at home. They even started to give me tips and help in the kitchen. It was a great experience, she gave them good knowledge and started a love of cooking for them! I highly recommend her classes!Sep 5, 2018
We had Meenu host my daughter’s 9th birthday cooking party. We wanted something more than cupcakes. Meenu and my daughter came up with a 3 course menu consisting of lettuce wraps, chicken Parmesan and chocolate lava cake. Meenu was so patient and encouraging to all the party attendees and did a great job making my daughter, the birthday girl feel special. She brought all the ingredients including decorations for the cake. All the girls had a blast and Meenu was truly pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her! Stephanie, San Carlos CAMay 24, 2018Verified
I worked with Chef Meenu to plan a staff community-building event for my department. I will be moving to a different department before the event takes place, so I have not had the opportunity to experience her cooking class. However, she was a pleasure to communicate with, very responsive and helpful with any questions I had. I am confident that the cooking class will go well!Jan 21, 2017Verified
Meenu was extremely professional and really knew what she was talking about in the informative intro talk on spices with which she begins her classes (as context, I am Indian and had her over to teach Indian cooking to a group of non-Indian MBA students who will be heading to India for a study trip). She also tailored the cooking and the conversation to the group so that the class felt very comfortable (a few of the students actually wanted to be chopping vegetables, a few ended up observing, a few just wanted to have wine and mingle), and the food was very authentic (plus mild rather than spicy) and delicious. Extremely easy to coordinate with as well, and I would definitely work with her again for any such needNov 18, 2016Verified
Ann & Rachel T.
Meenu came to our home to teach my daughter and I how to cook some Indian dishes. She can completely prepared and had never seen our kitchen. We had recipes and information on where to buy ingredients and took time to explain in detail many aspects of Indian spices and methods to enhance flavors, etc. Meenu was very cheerful, professional, organized and we learned how to make 3 great dishes. End result was a lovely dinner for 6 that our family devoured! We would love to do this again to learn more!Jul 7, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates vary for private, semi-private or group cooking classes. My classes are two hours in length, and I teach 3 dishes from start to finish. The client can decide the menu, if they so wish. I supply all the necessary equipment, ingredients and recipes. At the end of the class you enjoy sampling the dishes taught. The client has the option of taking any of the dishes home for their family at the end of the class for an extra charge, so then I simply cook extra food during the class.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I am an attorney by profession. Cooking for family and friends over many years allowed me to realize my passion and expertise for cooking, and for cooking a variety of different cuisines. My family (and I) are all foodies, so I experimented all sorts of different dishes on them. Then just over 8 years ago I decided to start my own food based business, and began offering cooking classes. Over time my business has grown and now I also offer personal chef services for that special one time event/celebration, or on going chef services. I am lucky to be able to work with my passion which is cooking.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Recently I have had many requests where clients hire a chef for their special event, which have been dinner parties for entertaining family, friends, or a business crowd. Cooking for special celebrations such as birthday/graduation parties, and girls nights out are also popular. My menus that have tastes, foods and flavors from all around the world have been increasingly popular, as I've noticed clients love to enjoy dining on a variety of cuisines! This is my "Tastes From Around The World" menu: Appetizer- Chinese Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup with Water Chestnuts and Scallions Main Entree- Indian Yellow Butternut Squash Curry with Green English Peas, cooked in an exotic blend of Coconut Milk and whole/ground Indian Spices Side Entree- Spanish Vegetable and Saffron Rice Side Entree- Thai Ginger Sesame Orange Tofu with Basil Leaves Dessert- English Layered Custard and Fresh Fruit Trifle, garnished with grated American Dark Ghiradelli Chocolate bits and fresh Maraschino Cherries And, this is my "Foods And Flavors From 5 Cuisines" menu: Appetizer- Indian Cocktail Spiced Potato Samosas, Served with Cilantro, Mint and Coconut Chutney Main Entree- Brazilian Feijoada-Black Bean and Vegetable Stew Side Entree- Chinese Sesame Soy Noodles in a Mushroom Sauce with Scallions Side Entree- Italian Focaccia Bread with Olives, Garlic Oil and Herbs Dessert- Thai Sticky Sweet Rice cooked in Coconut Milk, Served with Mango