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

Tyler S.


13 Jan 2023

Chef Burcu presented a wonderful evening. She had the ingredients prepped before we got there, and demonstrated the main courses for us: soup, beef stew and eggplant in a creamy sauce. We were hands-on for the salad prep, and the tahini walnut dessert. The salad and dessert were simple and delicious. The pomegranate dressing was amazing - I'll definitely add those to our regular repertoire! It was very interesting to see the eggplant prep, and we were hands-on for some of this part. I'm keen to try it out at home - it was really delicious, and seeing it up close it I'm confident we'll be able to repeat the process. Chef Burcu was well organized and professional. The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant, and the meal was fantastic!

David P.


31 Oct 2022

We had a wonderful time with Chef Burcu. The meal was delicious and we learned some neat tricks to bring home to our own cooking. My wife and I were made to feel very comfortable and enjoyed a lovely evening.

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.

CAD $ 129 Per person

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

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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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