Cooking Class - Classic Turkish Cuisine

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Learn to make flavorful Mediterranean-style Turkish recipes in this hands-on cooking class.

Join Chef Burcu for an interactive cooking class centered around professional cooking techniques and traditional Turkish cuisine.

Begin by making a silky-smooth red lentil soup to enjoy as your starter, then move to preparing a rich beef stew with aubergine purée as your entrée. Chef Burcu will follow by teaching you a few knife skills you can use to chop up a tomato salad before topping it in a scintillating pomegranate sauce. To wrap up your Mediterranean meal, make crispy tahini and walnut rolls with sweet, buttery phyllo pastry.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Gourmet, Mediterranean, Persian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Ameer B.


03 Jun 2022

I came into this experience with no expectations and Chef Burcu left me amazed. She takes the time to explain everything before you begin and allows you to be as involved as you want. I recommend taking a hands on approach to the class so you can really take it in. Ive seen other cooking classes and they seem to be in larger groups this one was much better because its just your guest and the chef in a private kitchen. The meal was by far one of the best i've had in years, each course was full of flavors tasted so fresh with the authentic turkish ingredients she provides. I got to try at least 5 new ingredients that added so much flavor to the meal. Chef Burcu is extremely easy going which makes the experience so much more enjoyable, she really did her best to make us feel comfortable in her kitchen. I highly recommend booking a class with her, the food on its own is better than any meal you'll get in Ottawa. The experience is an amazing memory you wont regret.

Isabella B.


06 Nov 2021

My partner and I had an excellent time learning from Chef Burcu! The menu was extraordinarily put together and all of the dishes were extremely tasty. I was particularly fond of the red lentil soup and my partner loved the beef stew with aubergine. We will definitely be making those recipes again with the handy recipes she provided. Chef Burcu made us feel very welcomed into her exceptionally clean and inviting home and even offered us aprons to wear during our cooking lesson. We learned proper chopping techniques and assisted with the food preparation. Chef Burcu served us dinner and offered us Turkish coffee which was delightful. She even surprised us with a cake that said “happy 5th anniversary” which made my partner and I feel extra special on our special day. Overall, cooking with Chef Burcu was a wonderful experience that my partner and I will fondly remember and will recommend to friends and family and any other lovers of food/cooking!

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Stewart N.


03 Sep 2022

Chef Burcu was amazing and very patient while my girlfriend and I tried to make the pasta by hand. She was helpful and provided great explanations as to why she was doing something or adding in an ingredient.

CAD $ 129 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 4-course meal.

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Chef Burcu
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Chef Burcu has spent the better part of the last 10 years building a career in the food industry. Educated in the arts of French cuisine, chocolate confection and cake design, she has held positions as a food server, chef and executive chef in restaurants and hotels across Turkey and Canada — she has even owned a pasta-making company. Chef Burcu specializes in French and Mediterranean cuisine and is excited to share her knowledge and skills as a culinary instructor.

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