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The cooking class we asked Mitchell Goran to conduct was a birthday gift to our 10-year old granddaughter, Katherine. "Mitch"is clearly an experienced and competent chef. He knows what he is doing and does it well, answering any questions asked along the way. Ahead of time he asked the right questions about the planned cooking class, checked to verify the supplies that we already had and carefully purchased the others he needed. As the class progressed it became evident that Mitch is not only a fine chef; he is a very good teacher. He was patient and careful teaching Katherine basic skills: how to handle a knife and how to separate the white from the yolk of an egg. He used words to describe the cooking process that she could easily understand. He helped Katherine write down each step in the preparation so that she had a record in her own words. He gave Katherine ample time to practice her newly found skills, even to the point of extending his time with her beyond the contracted time. The smiles, the occasional laughter, and the good meal at the end were clear testimony of a class well conceived and well executed.
I hired Chef Scott Murray for a private dinner at home for my husbands birthday. My husband was so excited when I told him the morning of and Chef met all of our expectations. It was so much fun to eat a 5 star dinner in the comfort of our own home. Chef was extremely personable and unbelievably talented. We did a 6 course menu starting with an arugula salad, followed by shrimp risotto (our favorite), hoisin glazed pork belly, roasted duck breast, braised beef short ribs and lastly bourbon raisin bread pudding! It was amazing. My husband asked if Chef could come every Saturday!! He loved every minute of it. We will definitely be hiring Chef again. Whether it's for a group party or for another special occasion. He was amazing to work with and the food was outstanding. We can't wait to do it again!
Debbie is WONDERFUL and I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. I signed up for a series of 6 cooking classes with her with the goal of forcing myself to try new foods and learning new recipes - I definitely accomplished both! Everything she taught us was health conscious and tasted delicious! I am looking forward to the next set of 6 classes with Debbie!
I have had the great pleasure of enjoying the delights of Mrs. Love's cakes and amazing cooking. She catered our company Thanksgiving Dinners for several years. Her cooking never fails to blow everyone away & I cannot say enough about her level of professionalism. Her cooking made those Thanksgiving dinners an event we all would look forward to all year long.
My family was lucky to work with Denise this winter/spring. She came to our house several times for private instruction and was so warm and encouraging and knowledgable as she explained everything she was doing for us. It was amazing to see her involve my preteen/teen boys whenever they had time and in whatever they decided to take interest. She encouraged them to taste new foods, to discuss what they liked, to think about what was healthy and to enjoy working in the kitchen (or at the grill!) She gave me great tips and examples for meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning and organizing my kitchen, all with a great focus on healthy habits. She has put us on a path to better eating and more enjoyable family meal time together - what a gift. Thank you Denise!
Chef Jenn demonstrated a level of versatility and professionalism that can't be matched when she held a Thai cooking class for my bachelorette. With last minute notice and requests we were sure we would have had to compromise on she came through with exactly what we wanted. To top it off she did so quickly, and more flexibly than we could have ever asked for! She was knowledgeable, fun, and she fit right in with my crazy group of girlfriends making for an amazing night! I have used her tips and tricks frequently in my own kitchen and have used her recipes multiple times in my home and they are always a hit! Highly recommended!
We've hired Emily on several occasions as a private chef in our home or for private parties with family and friends. The food is always out of this world! Emily is super nice, creative, flexible with dietary needs and always serves up delicious food! We love Emily!
It's very rare to find a cooking teacher as patient, as smart, and as fun as Rosa Ross. We held a Peking Duck class at our home and enjoyed the experience immensely. Rosa took the time to explain both what to do and the underlying principles of why we were doing it -- something rare among teachers today. Our class had people of varied levels and we all were able to learn and participate. From basic knife skills to crafting the perfect dumpling to cleaning and curing the duck to some amazing cooking techniques and shortcuts, Rosa was there to help us along the way. And much laughter and delicious food ensued.
She is a professional and prepared. She held a class in my home where we made summer rolls and sushi. Easy to be with....have definitely recommended her to others and will ask her again!!!!
Have used John for various Parties.. He is very professional and totally knows everything to do for food, etc . For a Party!! He never disappoints!! His cooking is equivalent to a five star restaurant!! He is very easy to work with and also he is very helpful with choosing the right wines!!! He is definitely our GO TOO Caterer!!
Kiyo had prepared several healthy meals for me after I had just had my twins. It was a huge help to just enjoy prepared meals instead of trying to find the time to cook for myself. Many months later she helped my family again by preparing puréed baby foods for my twins which they loved. She really listened to my needs and even filled special requests.
It is important to feel confident that the Chef you hire will do an outstanding job. After all, it isn't everyday you hire a Chef and for that special occasion - you want it to be just perfect. Knowing that, I hired Chef Peterson to cook for my sister's engagement dinner, and he did an incredible job. His knowledge of food and wine, ease in working in our kitchen and with the other staff, and overall talent in cooking was just outstanding! I cannot say enough good things. So, I can recommend Chef Peterson highly and assure you that he is the guy you are looking for to make your event the best it can possibly be.
Outstanding food. Vitalizing service.
I enjoy going to customer's homes and teach basic cooking skills, giving them simple yet innovative recipes that translate from a restaurant item to a home-cooked meal.
I'm a private chef for intimate dinners, parties and small events as well as teaching solo and group cooking classes. I work with several local farms, food producers and wineries, and write and photograph about food & wine throughout Southern New England. Food is my passion, and I love to educate about cooking and eating well.
I am certified by the Kushi Institute in Macrobiotic Cooking. I have been practicing a macrobiotic lifestyle for 30 years and lived and worked at the Kushi Institute for three years in the registration department. I raised two grown children with the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle, and they are happy and off living their lives now. I am dedicated, compassionate, patient and kind. I have also been a yoga instructor since 1997. I have taught macrobiotic and ayurvedic cooking classes at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, in the tristate area as well as San Francisco. I have helped many people change their lives and health for the better by just showing them the way. What we put into our bodies creates the sea of life or our bloodstream. If this pulsating stream is acidic, clogged and unclean, then viruses and germs can harbor and grow and create life-threatening illnesses. With a macrobiotic diet, you will clean your body in a safe and gentle way without medications if you so chose or with moderated medicine from your doctor. The food can become delicious to you as you start to appreciate it and most importantly, feel better! This is a splendid opportunity to learn from a teacher who lives it every day. I am very supportive and have a wealth of resources of the best macrobiotic teachers in the world. I would be happy to talk to you about any health concerns and give you my idea of a plan for you of healthy eating and healing. Please call or text anytime. Thank you!
We specialize in American and Italian cuisine made from scratch with delicious fresh ingredients! We offer catering for small events and dinner parties as well as cooking lessons for you or you and a group friends. Oh, and we ALWAYS supply the wine!
I can do private bartending and teach cooking, as well as small catering gigs. Give me a try. I won't disappoint you.
Cooking With Class (CWC) was launched in July 2016, with a sizzling intent to assist and empower individuals to create exquisite cuisines. CWC is seasoned with style and etiquette, not just with food, as these are the main ingredients for the Gourmet Master and the Gourmet Mastress as well. CWC is aimed to nourish you with excellence to help stir up a batter of satisfaction with your cuisines. This is a hands on opportunity for people infused with passion and purpose for cooking. CWC encourages you and is prepared to embrace you to our class, Cooking with Class.
I have been in the food industry for more than 35 year ..cooking in few fields including the US army ,restaurants,group homes ,and nursing homes..specializing in Southern foods, BBQ ,seafood s bake, and fried foods salads of all forms
Simple to elegant. Cooking whatever you want to learn.