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Cooking Class - Authentic Lebanese Mezze Feast
Cooking Class - Authentic Lebanese Mezze Feast
Create a colorful Lebanese mezze spread completely from scratch with Chef Vinutha.
Explore a selection of Lebanese appetizers in this introduction cooking class to a vibrant cuisine. Brimming with texture, color and flavor, the dishes form a spectacular feast featuring bold ingredients from the region.
A classic monk salad combines eggplant with fruit and herbs for a dazzling starter, then learn how to form perfectly crisp Lebanese cheese rolls called rakakat. Next, you'll pan sear halloumi cheese accompanied by a mixture of herbs and vegetables. Finish with a sticky, sweet baklava layered with nuts and scented with rose and orange blossom water.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
With eggplant, peppers, pomegranate, pomegranate molasses and lemons
With spring roll sheets, cheese, parsley, sesame seeds, honey and grapes
Pan Seared Halloumi
With tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, herbs and pomegranate molasses
With phyllo pastry, nuts, sugar, rose water and orange blossom water
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 4
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Labels Beginner, Couples, Date Night, Gourmet, Vegetarian
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
11 Feb 2023
Chef Vinutha has provided my girlfriend and I an amazing cooking experience! The way she explained the cooking process and the purpose of the different ingredients has really impacted our view on cooking. The food tasted amazing and we most definitely will recommend her to our family and friends! We will definitely explore her other classes as well.
28 Nov 2022
Vinutha provided an amazing experience at her house. The food preparation was well planned and delicious. You make a gourmet meal and learn so much! Got this for my girlfriends birthday present and now would strongly recommend Vinutha to anyone. If you are looking for a cooking class to book, you found it!
01 May 2022
We LOVED the Lebanese mezze class with chef Vinutha! Her explanation was clear and efficient and instructions were easy to follow. She is a knowledgeable and experienced chef and we loved chatting with her. The food was delicious, great tools and welcoming space. We hope to do another menu with her!
21 Feb 2022
Chef Vinutha was knowledgeable and explained every step in detail as we went along. Gorgeous + delicious food!
27 Nov 2021
Chef Vinutha was awesome! Her knowledge on the meal was very informative, we learned a lot. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the meal was organized and it made it simple to follow instructions, which only made our experience more pleasant. I will be cooking this recipe for myself!
06 Nov 2021
It was our first experience with cozymeal and Vinutha was such an amazing host. The menu was really well put together using ingredients that are accessible to anyone. The dishes are simple, yet impressive and the flavours were bold. Vinutha facilitated the evening flawlessly and everything was planned and organised well. The entire experience was very enjoyable, Vinutha has a really good knowledge of food and it was really cool to be able to take advantage of that and ask a lot of questions. We had a lot of fun putting the dishes together and they tasted amazing. I’m sure we’ll try making them again at home to impress friends. Would highly recommend this experience.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Vinutha
01 Apr 2023
Chef Vinutha is a wonderful teacher, and the class was a great experience. She is both patient, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable, and made sure the class was both a way to learn about the recipes and spices themselves, and an opportunity to try our own hand at every step of the process. The food came out amazingly, and everything was carefully timed and prepared so there was no downtime throughout the whole process, with everything being ready more or less at the same time! Overall I would recommend the class to anyone
27 Mar 2023
The cooking class with Vinutha was really great and the recipes were really tasty! Great experience overall!
20 Mar 2023
Our Journey through the flavors of India definitely exceeded our expectations! The food was absolutely delicious (and even yielded some leftovers!) and the venue was very nicely curated, so the vibe was great! Chef Vinu also walked us through everything we hoped for and more: an overview of the dishes' history/cultural significance, tips for recipe alterations, and detailed feedback and advice on cooking techniques and how to balance flavors in Indian cusine and beyond. And on top of that, she was very patient, eloquent, and overall really lovely to chat with! I highly recommend booking a cozymeal with Chef Vinu & I think I'll book another one myself! :)
13 Mar 2023
Chef Vinutha made us feel incredibly welcome and we made the best Thai food I have ever had. Great experience with a great teacher!
11 Mar 2023
Had an amazing time, learned so much and the food turned out delicious! I would definitely recommend Chef Vinutha
09 Mar 2023
10/10 cozy and lots of fun :) Chef Vinutha was very informative in an engaging way and it made for a lovely birthday evening.
06 Mar 2023
Surprised my girlfriend with this experience for her birthday. It was an absolute win, we both had a really lovely time. Vinutha was great, very knowledgeable and hosts in a lovely space. The meal was honestly spectacular, both in quality and quantity. Highly recommend!
26 Feb 2023
Chef Vinutha was an amazing teacher. She was very knowledgeable and patient. We had an amazing time at her class and learned a lot! I highly reccomend taking her classes!
24 Feb 2023
What an amazing evening. Chef Vinutha was so accommodating and took time to explain everything and answer all of our random questions. The food worked out so well and was delicious to eat. Great way to celebrate a birthday.
20 Feb 2023
Chef Vinutha is both a fantastic instructor and host. She was very concise yet informative and I really felt like I was learning during the class. The entire experience was positive and I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
19 Feb 2023
Vinutha was very fun and Informative. The food was delicious and the space is nicely decorated and welcoming. Would definitely recommend!
16 Feb 2023
We had such a great time with Chef Vinutha! She was very welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and we really feel like we learned a lot as well! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone and we are definitely looking forward to another class with Chef Vinutha one day! Thank you so much!!
10 Feb 2023
Thanks Chef Vinutha! It was a lovely experience. The food was delicious and we had a great time. Thanks for the explanations on the food origins and explaining the process so well.
06 Feb 2023
Vinutha was an excellent host, and the meal we cooked was delicious. Highly recommended!
02 Feb 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed Chef Vinutha's cooking class. She is very patient and explained all the process with passion. It was a fun experience and I loved her cozy kitchen. I never thought I would enjoy as much as I did and thanks to her for sharing the recipe notes after the class!!
31 Jan 2023
Thank you so much Vinutha! We had a great pleasure cooking. The Sicilian dishes were tasty and delicious. The atmosphere itself was very friendly and cozy. We had a delightful time thanks to you ! And absolutely something we are looking to repeat ! Lina C. from Montreal
27 Jan 2023
Great and cozy experience. The cookies were amazing!
22 Jan 2023
Would highly reccomend! Chef Vinutha crafted a really memorable experience for us, even down to the music that was playing in the background. She was very kind, organized and the food was delicious. We had a lovely time!
22 Jan 2023
We had a great experience with Vinutha! It was a great atmosphere, the food was delicious and we learned lots. Vinutha was an excellent host and we would definitely recommend to others. It was perfect.
21 Jan 2023
A great evening. Would definitely have anothet class with Chef Vinutha.
Anna and Kris
18 Jan 2023
Fun and cozy experience! And the food was so delicious. Great way to spend an evening.
Antonio and Emily
16 Jan 2023
Chef Vinu did a great job of teaching us, the recipes were straightforward and easy to follow and super delicious! Would highly recommend to others
14 Jan 2023
Great evening and we learned a new taste mix that was wonderful
12 Jan 2023
My girlfriends and I had such a great time with Chef Vinutha ! We all bought straight after all we need to make homemade pasta and this was my post-Christmas dinner, making them with my family. Dessert is so good and easy to make. Such a fun time; you come out with delicious recipes to enjoy with family or to really impress guests.
09 Jan 2023
Chef Vinutha was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher. Her place was impeccably curated for the experience with a great atmosphere too. Our food and recipes turned out delicious and we will definitely be attempting them again! Especially the Samosas. Thank you! Would definitely recommend, and we will likely be back for some other recipes.
05 Jan 2023
Chef Vinutha was amazing! She had everything pre-prepared so that we can jump straight into the lesson. Was very patient and had vast knowledge about different recipes
01 Jan 2023
Chef Vinutha was very skillful, informative, and kind. We went to celebrate my brother's birthday and had a fabulous time. Chef Vinutha was very accommodating of our dietary preferences, questions, and interests. The recipes were incredible and her patience in guiding us through them was notable. Thank you Chef Vinutha for a wonderful experience.
18 Dec 2022
Chef Vinutha was great. Warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned a lot too.
12 Dec 2022
Great time! I would definitely recommend!
12 Dec 2022
I had an absolutely amazing experience with chef Vinutha. I chose this event as a special surprise for my boyfriend, and Chef Vinutha made our experience unforgettable. The way she explained every step and ingredient as well as her friendly and welcoming attitude made this event go smoothly! We will definitely be booking again in the future. Thank you Vinu for such a lovely time!
10 Dec 2022
Chef Vinutha made our anniversary very special! She is very talented, is a great teacher, and the food was delicious. We felt comfortable and welcomed in her home, and learned a lot of great things. Highly recommend for a great experience!
04 Dec 2022
Chef Vinu was simply amazing. The recipes were easy to follow, the ambience was perfect for my wife and I. We laughed, cooked and shared stories making it truly memorable for my wife's birthday. We would for sure try cooking the fare at home. And will remember the tips and tricks Chef Vinu mentioned.
03 Dec 2022
My wife and I went for a date night and had such a fun experienced/ learned a lot! Chef Vinutha had a very welcoming set up with a nicely set up table and prepping area for cooking. We really enjoyed the food and a fun time! Would definitely recommend :)
02 Dec 2022
Amazing time, delicious food. Highly recommend!!
18 Nov 2022
Had a great time with Vinutha
07 Nov 2022
Chef Vinu made this overall experience an absolute delight. From the warm tones of the apartment to the deliciousness of the dishes, we really lost ourselves in a part of Sicily. I definitely would (and already have!) recommend to friends.
28 Oct 2022
Vinu is a spectacular chef that taught us so much more than we expected to learn! The food was delightful, her teaching style is relaxed yet informative, and she was so welcoming. Highly highly recommend!
22 Oct 2022
We had such a cozy experience! Chef Vinu’s home is beautiful and the meal was delicious. She is so knowledgeable!
19 Oct 2022
Vinu was a great host and teacher! She did a great job explaining everything and she would even suggest ways to substitute items in her recipe or when to add additional items if wanted. Overall, it was a great experience and we highly recommend her! Thanks so much :)
09 Oct 2022
Vinutha was incredibly knowledgeable and taught very well, with a lot of depth - so much so that a novice cook such as myself felt like I needed to take notes. This experience thrilled my date - and I’m glad this was an option.
03 Oct 2022
Chef Vinutha was very helpful and led anl very fun and engaging class! Would highly recommend
02 Oct 2022
We had such an awesome experience with Vinutha!! She was so kind, professional and had SO much knowledge to share with us. The food was delicious also. Highly recommend!!
26 Sep 2022
I got this experience as a birthday gift for my fiancée. Chef Vinu was incredible! Her home is aptly decorated for such a wonderful experience. She plays music appropriate to the style of cooking she's teaching. Aside from her unquestionably authentic techniques and incredible teaching style, Vinu is such a kind person and makes you feel very welcome in her home. We will be back again soon!
25 Sep 2022
Chef Vinutha provided an amazing experience. It was organized, informative, and delicious. I would definitely do it again.
24 Sep 2022
Wonderful experience! Vinutha was a pleasant and welcoming host, and we learned so much with her. It was a fantastic way to spend a Friday and will definitely recommend it to friends. Thanks for having us!
19 Sep 2022
Chef Vinutha was very knowledgeable and passionate! We really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Will definitely recommend Chef Vinutha to anyone and looking forward for having another cooking class with her soon!
09 Sep 2022
29 Aug 2022
Chef Vinutha was a great host! I found this site while searching for a birthday gift for my fiancé, and thought this would be a great idea. It was a great experience. Chef Vinutha welcomed us into her beautiful home and we were pleasantly surprised with her patience and knowledge. It was lovely to learn how to make these amazing dishes with my love and be in such a cozy environment. Highly recommended for any one looking to brush up their skills or have an experience.
28 Aug 2022
We had a lot of fun. Chef Vinutha is very kind and professional. We got a lot of great tips from her, she is a great hostess and had a lot of patience to our questions (; The food was delicious Thank you very much, Aviv & Aylam.
28 Aug 2022
Chef Vinutha was amazing!!!! The meal itself was really yummy and well thought out. Vinutha also shared a lot of tips and knowledge with us. She answered any of our questions really well. It was really a great experience and I’m hoping to try another class! Thanks Vinutha!!
16 Aug 2022
My fiance and I had an amazing time from start to finish. Chef Vinutha was incredible; she walked us through each recipe step by step and gave us tips and tricks to improve our cooking. She is extremely patient and experienced. The food tasted absolutely delicious! She was even kind enough to give us packing containers to take the rest of the food home with us. Definitely recommend.
08 Aug 2022
Chef Vinutha made our anniversary a most memorable one! Every aspect of the experience was well organized. She was detail oriented, and was super informative on the cuisine. Would highly recommend the experience to anyone who enjoys learning, especially those new to pasta making!
06 Aug 2022
Chef Vinutha was amazing. Very patient and provided many detailed explanations to all of our questions. Vinutha’s place was very cozy and warm, made for a great couples activity. Would definitely book Vinutha again!
23 Jul 2022
Was just ok both the experience and the food.
11 Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable and prepared. Everyone was encouraged and able to participate and ask questions.
10 Jul 2022
This was an awesome experience! I got this for my fiancé's birthday since he loves to cook Italian food. We both had such a great time. Chef Vinutha's home is beautifully set up. It felt like you stepped into a small Italian restaurant. You can tell she puts a lot of care into the experience. We learnt a lot through the whole class. Chef Vinutha shared a lot of helpful tips and guided us the whole way. We're planning on making our own pasta every time we make Italian now. The meals were delicious! We were especially surprised by the sauce we made using orange juice. We couldn't stop eating it! To give you an idea....we cooked enough for 6 people and 2 of us ate it all? We'll definitely be signing up for more classes! Thanks, Chef :)
28 Jun 2022
Vinu was such an incredible host with the most amazing apartment! We love to cook and it was so fun learning a cuisine we had never tried before. She was a great teacher and it was so nice getting to know her. Thank you Vinu for an awesome experience!
19 Jun 2022
This was an amazing first experience of a Cozy meal. Chef Vinutha was kind, an incredible teacher, very knowledgeable and her space was cozy and comfortable. The food we made, ate and took home was so good. 10/10 would recommend!
19 Jun 2022
We had a lovely experience with Chef Vinutha! We participated in the Authentic Neapolitan Cuisine class - Chef Vinutha was patient and extremely knowledgable. Not only did she walk us through the specific recipe steps, she also provided alternative recipe ideas and lots of information on the entire cooking process. The food itself was delicious and we enjoyed our meal in her lovely home (also had some food for takeaway!). She is very accommodating of allergies as well (I have an anaphylactic peanut allergy). We would love to do another class with Chef Vinutha, and highly recommend that you do the same!
19 Jun 2022
Vinu was very nice, super helpful and took the time to break out every step of the preparation while. I don’t usually cook and this was a very interesting experience for all levels. Would definitely recommend any food classes with Vinu!
16 Jun 2022
We had such a great time with the experience. The Flavours of India meal was delicious and Vinutha had all of the ingredients prepared for us as soon as we walked in. She was so knowledgeable and patient in how she taught us each recipe and walked us through every step. We're looking forward to booking another meal with her.
03 Jun 2022
My wife and I had a great experience! She was so knowledgeable, we learned so much about food, and of course the meal tasted delicious!
31 May 2022
When we arrived we we’re immediately greeted by welcoming faces. A variety of prepared ingredients were arranged for our intimate cooking experience. The kitchen space was beautiful, complete with vibrant plants and fresh herbs. Vinu was a gracious host and instructor, providing us with step by step instructions to complete a delicious 4 course meal. Authentic and enjoyable!
20 May 2022
We really enjoyed our cooking experience with Chef Vinutha. She patiently explained all the steps and thoughts behind each dish we made. She was courteous knowledgeable and friendly. The Sicilian fare we created was scrumptious and we enjoyed the cooking experience and the dinner. Highly recommend!
16 May 2022
Chef Vinutha came to our house and we had a private cooking class for 4 of us. She was amazing! Very patient & communicative, and the dinner was delicious. Highly recommended! Thanks again.
15 May 2022
It was a great meal and lesson.
10 Apr 2022
Amazing experience! Learnt so much!
10 Apr 2022
Chef Vinutha was amazing! What a fun afternoon.
19 Mar 2022
The experience was amazing. Great atmosphere and food was delicious. Chef Vinutha was very friendly and we had a great time. Would totally do it again.
18 Mar 2022
My brother in law is a horrible cook and the opposite of a foodie, until we met Vinu. This was hands down the Top 10 greatest experiences of his entire life. He’s now a converted foodie with a whole new appreciation for life, let alone food. Her warmth and welcoming attitude made the experience 10x better. Then the food…. *drool* … an absolute masterpiece. We’d HIGHLY recommend this over any other Cook on the site ??
05 Mar 2022
She makes the whole event a great experience from the time we get there to the time we left.
01 Mar 2022
This was my group's first experience with a cooking class and Chef Vinutha made it the most memorable. Chef Vinutha was a wonderful host who explained everything very clearly and answered all of our questions. The food was amazing and I would love to take another one of her classes again.
13 Feb 2022
Amazing experience! Fun, informative and delicious. Chef Vinutha is very professional, knowledgeable and kind! Would highly recommend her cooking class.
13 Feb 2022
Two big thumbs up to Chef Vinu for being such a gracious and patient host. She had shown us how possible it was to prepare a delicious Italian dinner from scratch! We are so excited to incorporate the teachings of such a wonderful and passionate individual into our daily cooking. Highly recommend and thank you again Chef!
13 Feb 2022
Chef Vinutha is so passionate about what she does. I'm not a huge pasta fan but what we made was so good! Easy and definitely will be making it again by myself. Met some lovely people as well
11 Feb 2022
Great experience! Totally recommend Vinutha for both beginners and advanced cooks. So fun!
29 Jan 2022
Chef Vinutha was excellent. She takes her time to go over all the fine details of the recipe, preparation and other details of preparing a delicious meal. We learned how to make pasta from scratch, and will be incorporating the lessons we learned in our home!
17 Jan 2022
Chef Vinutha was great - such a good teacher and made the cooking class fun but also filled with learning. She answered all of our questions and was a really great teacher. I took my mom as a Christmas present and we both had an excellent time and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend and thank you very much Chef Vinutha!
19 Dec 2021
Very informative and creative menu. Extremely interactive , welcoming environment , SUPER tasty.
09 Dec 2021
She was amazing!!!
09 Dec 2021
VInutha was very welcoming and instructive. We had a great time with a great meal to follow!
04 Dec 2021
I had a wonderful experience with Chef Vinutha! Her home set a perfect mood and the lesson was fun, educational, and produced a delicious final product. Highly recommended!
28 Nov 2021
My girlfriend and I aren’t necessarily the best cooks in the world and we were hesitant to try this experience; however, Vinutha made us feel like world class chefs! Her instructions and demonstrations were very clear and easy to follow, but also fun and engaging. She was also very encouraging and supportive which is unlike any of the chefs I’ve seen on TV (perhaps you may know of a British chef from a popular tv show about a kitchen in hell?) As well as her ability to cook, Vinutha has extensive knowledge on technique, food pairings, and history of dishes that made the event even more thrilling. You can tell her passion for cooking as well as hosting and teaching made it extremely interactive. Not only does this type of experience make it fun in the present, but also the tips will carry on in the future when cooking for yourself or others. And let’s not forget the food was amazing! The kitchen and dining area were very clean and the aesthetics were amazing. We felt right at home right as we walked in. My girlfriend and I were hesitant at first about cooking with another couple; however, Vinutha made the experience more old friends gathering for a meal with no awkwardness or discomfort. I understand this is a long review but when good service meets good people and ends up with great food, I feel good work should be recognized. My girlfriend and I loved the experience and would definitely attend another cooking class with Vinutha. Definitely recommend, your tummy will thank you! JH
27 Nov 2021
Amazing Italian meal!
14 Nov 2021
Chef Vinutha exemplifies superb culinary expertise and we had a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend her class!
Guest reviews for Chef Vinutha
29 Sep 2021
Chef Vinutha hosted a wonderful series of classes for us! She gave concise directions, was always encouraging, and was great company. She has a deep knowledge of South Indian cooking and shared these new flavours with all of us. My favourite recipe is the Upma, which I make for breakfast even to this day. Highly, highly recommend spending time with Vinutha and her cooking!
29 Sep 2021
Vinu is an amazing teacher! She is very patient and clear. She taught me a whole bunch of Indian dishes and cooking techniques that I had never heard of or tried before! The food was delicious and Vinu made it easy even when it was something brand new. Highly recommend her classes for anyone who loves food!
29 Sep 2021
Vinutha's work is phenomenal, her food delicious, and she makes cooking fun.
29 Sep 2021
Great organizational skills, warm personality, and incredibly delicious recipes characterize learning to cook from Chef Vinu. South Indian cuisine is a hidden gem that is only recently starting to get the attention it deserves in the world of culinary arts - and Chef Vinu adapts her Grandmother's traditional recipes for a North American audience while still holding onto it's authenticity. Truly I never believed that food this healthy (and nearly entirely gluten free / vegan) could be this delicious!
29 Sep 2021
Vinutha’s recipes are unreal. I like to cook and I have definitely learned lots of new techniques and flavour combinations that I would have never thought of. Thank you!!
29 Sep 2021
Vinutha's instructions make me feel like everything in the kitchen is possible! I'm still finding my confidence in the kitchen and she makes me believe I am totally capable. Her instructions are clear, questions are easily answered with kindness and encouragement, not to mention her recipes are amazing!
29 Sep 2021
I was lucky enough to get to take a course of classes with Vinutha and I cannot say enough good things! As a summary - delicious food, well organized, clear and easy instructions, attentive teacher, and lovely person to learn from. To start classes were clearly well thought out, with meticulously detailed class agendas and recipes to make prep and following along as easy as possible. And make for great references later when you want to make meals again and again (as I have). The class itself was run smoothly - we ran on schedule while making multiple meals at once (though it never felt hard - everything was so well planned we got to make multiple items just like a "real chef" without ever feeling stressed). Vinutha was also incredibly attentive - she showed us every step as she did it and made sure to check in with each of us as we went along, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions or have her look at your food to see what you might be missing (add a touch more water etc). She was excellent at explaining everything she was doing and making sure we were all on track. And of course - the FOOD. Wow is all I can say. My mouth is watering as I type this. Delicious full meals you want to make again and again and again. There's also a large variety of food - starters, mains, snacks and desserts so you gain a wide variety of skills and things to satisfy your taste buds. SO GOOD!!! I got to try new foods and learn new skills, all in very fun and enriching environment, with an incredible chef. I cannot recommend Vinutha enough!!!!
29 Sep 2021
I was intimidated at first when I joined Vinu's southern Indian cooking classes because the cuisine was mostly new to me and many of the dishes she taught were far more sophisticated than anything I'd ever attempted in the kitchen. But Vinu knew exactly how to make her classes accessible and highly enjoyable. She sent participants recipes well in advance, offered tips on where to find certain ingredients, and occasionally shared videos ahead of some classes in which she demonstrated the more complicated techniques we would be employing. This was especially helpful considering she conducted the classes over video. Her instructions during class were clear and precise, and she patiently repeated them for anyone (mostly me) who needed extra help. The food itself was always delicious, and I always the sense of accomplishment at the end of each class. I highly recommend Vinu's cooking classes!
CAD $ 115 Per person
all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 4-course meal.
Meet your chef
Chef Vinutha has built a varied career in the food industry with positions as line chef, event sales specialist and service associate. She also operates a YouTube channel detailing South Indian cuisine and has a catering company in the works. Chef Vinutha’s specialties include food and wine pairings and preparing authentic Indian, Lebanese, Italian and Thai cuisines, skills she’s eager to share with others.
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