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Private Chef - Gourmet French Cooking
Private Chef - Gourmet French Cooking
Enjoy creative gourmet dishes full of satisfying flavors in this French dining experience.
For this private chef experience, Chef Burcu has fashioned a creative and elegant meal inspired by classic French dishes. You'll dine on three courses of flavorful French fare prepared just for you by the chef. Begin the meal with a starter of beet ravioli with a goat cheese cloud and peppery arugula. For the entrée, you will be served a salmon steak encrusted with fresh herbs and crispy breadcrumbs, paired with your choice of puréed or roasted potatoes. To end your gourmet dining experience, enjoy a decadent dark chocolate soufflé.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.
Beet Ravioli With Goat Cheese Cloud
With orange and arugula
Herb-Crusted Salmon Steak
With bread crumbs
Potato purée with capers, lemon juice and olive oil
Roasted potatoes with garlic and thyme
Dark Chocolate Soufflé
With cream, butter and flour
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 12
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 3.5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
07 Apr 2023
Chef Burcu provided an excellent experience for my sisters 50 th birthday. She was well prepared and very interactive when creating her meal. The food was amazing and the experience will always be remembered. We will definitely recommend and use this service again
28 Dec 2022
We had an excellent experience. Chef Burcu was well organized and brought high quality ingredients. We appreciated her calm demeanor and her willingness to answer questions we had about our meal. We certainly will repeat the experience for special occasions in the future. P.S. We took care of the tip in person.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Burcu
05 Jun 2023
Chef Burcu was very knowledgeable and made this experience very enjoyable.
03 Jun 2023
We recently took a couples cooking class with chef Burcu and had a wonderful time. The class was well-organized and the chef was knowledgeable and engaging. We learned a lot about cooking and had a lot of fun in the process. Thank you!
31 May 2023
I came to the class with almost no prior experience in cooking but chef Burcu was amazing at navigating me through the process, and with some great results!
28 May 2023
I booked cozymeal and Chef Burcu as a gift for my mothers 80th birthday. The food was Michelin star class and the presentation was superb. A wonderful evening. Thanks again.
03 Apr 2023
What a great experience! So fun and so delicious. We learned so much
02 Apr 2023
Nice experience, it was very delicious!
13 Mar 2023
It was a great evening. Incredible food and easy conversation. I would defiantly enjoy another experience with Cozymeals and Chef Burcu.
13 Mar 2023
Lovely experience. Delicious meal. Chef Bercu was very kind and patient walking us through the recipes.
11 Mar 2023
Chef Burcu is highly skilled, knowledgeable and *patient* as she led us through the steps of making this delicious three course meal. The bulk of the time is spent making the ravioli pasta, which I’ve never done before and am now inspired to try on my own. The final meal was so delicious, we are stuffed to the gills. Thank you for inviting us into your home for a lovely evening. I would definitely recommend this class for a “date night” or small group of friends.
10 Mar 2023
This experience was the perfect way to celebrate our friend's birthday. The food was absolutely outstanding and the baklava was the best we'd ever tasted! Thank you for helping create a memorable evening!
19 Feb 2023
We spent a wonderful evening learning how to make pasta. Not only did we get to indulge in great food but we also dove into meaningful conversation. We would do it again
16 Feb 2023
Chef Burcu was a talented chef and we enjoyed our meal however this experience was less hands on than we expected and the space felt a little tight. We appreciate the tips and tricks that we learned but were only really involved in the ravioli making. It was tasty and we appreciated the hard work that went into the meal by the chef.
13 Feb 2023
Megan and Sarah Evans absolutely loved Chef Burcu and her pasta making class. The food was delicious and Chef Burcu was a very instructive and calming presence.
10 Feb 2023
Chef Burcu is a wonderful host. She is kind and patient at explaining the process of making pasta. Highly recommend.
06 Feb 2023
Very nice evening with my bros. and Chef Burcu!
28 Jan 2023
Amazing experience! Highly recommend the class with Chef Burcu. She was so friendly, hospitable and helpful. The meal was delicious:)
28 Jan 2023
Chef Burcu is not only very technically skilled in the kitchen, but she is also an excellent teacher who goes above and beyond to answer questions and demonstrate difficult cooking techniques. I had such a lovely time at her class, and the food was some of the best food I've had ever. She even accommodated my dietary restrictions, even though I forgot to mention them beforehand. Thank you Chef Burcu for such an unforgettable night!
27 Jan 2023
We were so lucky to have found Chef Burcu to celebrate my partner’s birthday. The menu was incredible and her setup was perfect to make certain aspects of the meal and then observe what she was doing for other parts. I would highly recommend this experience!
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!
05 Dec 2022
She was wonderful! We enjoyed our experience tremendously and will be booking again!
05 Dec 2022
We highly recommend this event with Chef Burcu. She was very knowledgeable and welcoming. We enjoyed a fabulous meal with her assistance! We provided a tip onsite.
04 Dec 2022
Friendly, accommodating chef. Great tips. Delicious food!
10 Nov 2022
Surprised my husband for his bday! What an experience! Chef burcu was super accommodating and was great teaching us and walking us through the recipes. Big thank you to chef burcu.... it's definitely an experience to share and to be done again!
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.
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.
02 Sep 2022
This was a lovely experience. Learned a lot, had a lovely meal, and the Chef was so pleasant and interesting to talk too.
02 Sep 2022
Chef Burku is a delightful person and provided an excellent culinary experience. Chef Burcu explained and demonstrated the techniques very clearly and so I think I can finally try making home made pasta at home. The meal was delicious. I would definitely take another class.
25 Aug 2022
It was an awesome experience chief Burcu was a wonderful teacher she answered all my sister and my questions she was very friendly we really enjoyed being in her home learning how to make an awesome meal. I would recommend her to all my family and friends. Thank you so much for the great time.
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.
10 Mar 2022
My husband and I had an amazing experience with Chef Burcu! She was a great teacher and an excellent host. We were blown away by how delicious and impressive the meal was in the end. Chef Burcu was very patient and attentive and gave us great tips on each of the three courses, so we were able to re-create the meal on our own weeks later. At the end of the night, we loved the unexpected and special touch of being served the three-course meal that we'd prepared with Chef Burcu in a private dining area. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish, and we'll definitely be signing up for another Cozymeal with Chef Burcu in the future.
26 Feb 2022
Wonderful experience. Loads of instruction and quality ingredients. Chef Burcu is very talented and so helpful, so if like me, you are not the best in the kitchen, don’t worry. The meal will turn out great!
18 Jan 2022
This class was really fun! Chef Burcu was very professional, polite, and a good teacher. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend!
17 Jan 2022
Chef Burcu was an absolute professional! She made sure we had notes, snacks, explained every step and gave us general cooking tips along the way. A wonderful experience and I would recommend it!
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!
Guest reviews for Chef Burcu
20 Oct 2021
Burcu is an amazing chef! I have tasted her desserts and main course dishes and they are always flavourful, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. She whos attention to detail and you can tell she loves to cook. :)
CAD $ 129.00 Per person
All inclusive: 4-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.
Meet your chef
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.
The Cozymeal Protection®
Chef Burcu will travel to guests within Ottawa for this experience.