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I would click all 5 of the items above if it was allowed. Shanti was wonderful! She welcomed us into her beautiful home and taught us more than I could imagine was possible in 3 hours. By observing her skills and listening to her clear explanations, we learned a lot more about cooking than just how to execute the 4 recipes of the day. We then left her house with lots of yummy food, clearly written recipes, and a demystified idea of Thai cooking. We are vegetarians and she accommodated all our wishes. the best thing is we now have new recipes for next Thanksgiving! I highly recommend Shanti's classes!Feb 3, 2020VerifiedVegeSoulFood's reply
Thank you Eliza! It was totally my pleasure to have you and Uri here. Your questions and comments made the class so much more interesting and insightful for me and the other participant. I had a lovely time teaching you both; I consider my mission accomplished if I was able to demystify the dishes and teach you that the Thai dishes we learnt were really quite simple. I also loved how open you both are to trying different foods and experimenting with a variety of ingredients, spices and herbs! Keep cooking and discover your inner chefs!
Culture, fragrance, taste, texture experience in extraordinary company! I have learned not only how to cook North Indian dishes but also how to bring out the frabrance from every spice used! Strongly recommend Shanthi and her cooking classes! Already waiting for the following one!Aug 26, 2019VegeSoulFood's reply
Thank you Kathy! It was a pleasure having you in the class. Your observations, comments and participation made the class so much more interesting! I'm happy you learnt what you hoped to and enjoyed the class. I look forward to our next class!
I really enjoyed your Thai cooking class! The recipes were easy to follow and, coupled with your step-by-step guidance, I learned a lot. And, the food was fantastic! I even tried some of the recipes at home and they turned out great. Your enthusiasm for healthy cooking really came across, and I will certainly be recommending your class to others!Feb 22, 2019
My experience with VegeSoulFood has been fantastic! I've tried many of the dishes on the menu and I devour each spoonful till the very end. Delicious authentic food (my favorites are Thai curry and Panang curry) with a focus on freshness and heart health is hard to come by at an affordable price. I also appreciate the professionalism of the owner who has never delayed an order! Her years of expertise and passion for pure, fresh cooking is evident in the menu selection and her dishes. I would recommend VegeSoulFood to anyone who enjoys great quality food!Jan 31, 2019VegeSoulFood's reply
Thank you Geetha! It is truly a pleasure to cater food for you, and I'm absolutely thrilled as to how much you enjoy the food :)
I needed some good home cooked food that would last a week.Not only did the food remind me of what I'd eaten growing up,the food was packaged very well and I think that contributed to it lasting longer than any takeout I had ordered.It's fresh,you taste the subtle flavor without it being in your face,which to me is the mark of a good chef.The site is very easy to navigate and accurate reflection of what to expect.Would absolutely recommend it to everyone.Jan 28, 2019VegeSoulFood's reply
It was a pleasure to work with you, Subhashini. I'm thrilled that the food brought back memories of home-cooked food for you.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Private Cooking Lessons: To learn 3-4 dishes in a group setting, the average price is about $70-90, depending on the complexity of the dishes, length of the class, number of dishes and number of participants. If private one-on-one lessons are preferred, please contact me and we can work out an appropriate price, depending on the number of lessons, types of dishes, range of cuisines, length of each lesson, etc. Discounts are available for a series of lessons. Personal Chef: Most dishes catered to families and individuals are priced at $12 for 28oz or $16 for 38oz. Pricing for private events and parties depend on the quantity ordered, complexity of dishes, and the ingredients used. Discounts are available for large orders.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Private Cooking Lessons: I would want to understand the customer's needs, their level of expertise in cooking and what they hope to accomplish from attending my lessons. I'm happy to customize the lesson to my customers' needs and preferences, and strive to make every experience a great one for my customers! Personal Chef: I usually share the catering menu with my clients to give them an idea of the range of dishes I cater. I would want to know if the client has any food allergies, how they like their food (i.e., level of spiciness, low salt, low oil, etc), whether they are celebrating an event so we can customize it appropriately, etc. I work with my clients to understand their needs and aspire to provide tasty, nutritious, home-cooked food that they can relish.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have more than 30 years of experience cooking for my family and friends.