Philadelphia (Center City East)
4.9
(17 reviews)

Chef Desmond

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Chef Desmond
Verified chef
Food Safety Certified
17 Reviews
Chef Desmond loves using inventive methods to teach others about food and nutrition. He’s even created educational rap lyrics on the subject! He holds a master's degree in nutritional studies from Cambridge, has co-created several textbooks and is currently working his own cookbook. He’s also been featured in print and television, including "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netflix. Chef Desmond is excited to share his creative energy with aspiring chefs of all skill levels.
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French Croissant Masterclass

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Southern Italy on a Plate

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$85
HIGH DEMAND
Harness the warm glow of Southern Italy's robust and sunny cuisine in this culinary experience. In this hands-on class with Chef Landi, you will learn how to prepare gnocchi from scratch and serve it with an authentic Bolognese sauce hailing from the sun-soaked and weathered south of Italy. You'll start your meal...
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Learn how to make fresh pizza with a wood-burning brick oven in this cooking class. Make three completely different styles of pizza using a variety of ingredients as Chef Michael teaches you the best-kept secrets behind using a beloved culinary tool: The brick oven. Begin by creating homemade pizza dough. Top your...
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Chef Michael
5.0
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Chef Desmond's Overall Rating

4.9 / 5

Based on 17 reviews

Reviews guests left for Chef Desmond

Zite E.

Zite

09/25/22
Overall, the food was good and Chef Desmond was very kind. I would’ve given 3.5 stars if I could. The reason for less stars is 1) because we felt very rushed throughout the meal. We barely had time to finish each course before chef desmond was taking our plates and serving new ones. I don’t know if he had somewhere else to be but it felt like he was just itching to get out of our house and so we couldn’t really take our time to enjoy the meal. 2) the main course wasn’t really seasoned. the tuna was bland, the green beans were bland, and some of the potatoes were uncooked, which doesn’t feel right considering how much we paid. I think maybe the rushing may have contributed to that. 3) he wouldn’t leave our house without a tip, and I was planning to give him one anyway through cozymeal, but it just felt odd the way he went about it. Overall, not a bad experience, but I likely wouldn’t do it again. At least not at this price point.
09/25/22
Connor B.

Connor

05/01/22
Chef Desmond was amazing and we had a wonderful evening! Would highly recommend and look forward to the next chance to spend a meal with Chef!
05/01/22
Gaddiel G.

Gaddiel

02/25/22
Chef Desmond was great. He was on time, very entertaining, a great teacher and the food was great. It was such a fun date night with my husband!
02/25/22