Bay Area (Marina)
4.7
(29 reviews)

Chef Shelby

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Chef Shelby
Verified chef
29 Reviews
Chef Shelby Starks is an Oakland native, culinary entrepreneur, and Executive Chef. Classically trained in the culinary arts, Chef Starks' approach to food is a simple mix of comfort classics with seasonal ingredients and local offerings and an added pinch of international flair. Together this creates her version of New American cuisine. Chef Starks takes a holistic approach to cooking and is best known for creating delicious memories and satisfying your every craving.
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Al Fresco Tuscan Feast

$99
Cooking Class
$99
Experience the beauty of an outdoor-inspired Tuscan feast during this immersive cooking class. Transport yourself to a luxurious Tuscan garden by partaking in this engaging cooking class experience. A skilled chef instructor will teach you the art of al fresco dining, sharing recipes and techniques that will bring...
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Chef Andrea or Resident Chef
4.8
26 Reviews
Palo Alto
Next Date: Wed, May 22nd at 4:00PM
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Team Building Activity

An Italian Experience

$149
Team Building Activity
$149
Explore the culinary delights of Italy and the Mediterranean with your colleagues. In this Italian team building class, you’ll work alongside your colleagues to prepare unique and satisfying dishes from Italy and Spain, from antipasta to handmade pasta and slow-cooked beef to a sweet, decadent dessert. Chef...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, May 23rd at 12:00PM & other times
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Traditional Pork Dumpling Essentials

$129
Cooking Class
$129
Join Chef Edmund for a cooking class and dinner party celebrating the art of dumpling making. Immerse yourself in the art of crafting dumplings from scratch in this cooking class with Chef Edmund. He will guide you as you prepare wrappers with a succulent pork filling from scratch and practice a variety of folding...
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Chef Edmund
5.0
23 Reviews
San Francisco (Hayes Valley)
Next Date: Thu, May 23rd at 5:00PM & other times
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South Bay & Peninsula Private Chef Experience: Signature Classic Creole Cuisine
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Signature Classic Creole Cuisine

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Enjoy a comforting meal with classic Creole flavors from the South. Discover authentic Creole cooking in this decadent private chef meal as Chef Karen takes you on a tour of traditional favorites. Begin with shrimp boil skewers with sausage and onions, and crispy buttermilk fried chicken glazed with local honey....
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Chef Karen
4.9
50 Reviews
Serving the South Bay & Peninsula area
Next Date: Fri, May 24th & other times
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Bay Area Private Chef Experience: Modern European Fusion
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Modern European Fusion

$109
Private Chef Meal
$109
The best of French and Italian cuisines combine to create this elevated, modern menu. Chef Lorenzo blends classic Italian and French cooking into a robust fusion menu in this private chef meal. To start, the chef prepares tender beef tartare on a savory Parmesan shell. Next, enjoy homemade square spaghetti in a r...
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Chef Lorenzo
4.7
21 Reviews
Serving the Bay Area
Next Date: Fri, May 24th & other times
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Bay Area Private Chef Experience: Savoring Little Italy's Classics at Home
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Savoring Little Italy's Classics at Home

$109
Private Chef Meal
$109
This Italian feast includes a curated menu of classics prepared and served by Chef Mordechai. Enjoy a private chef meal that takes you on an Italian culinary journey. Chef Mordechai will prepare a curated menu of divine dishes using the freshest ingredients and aromatic herbs. Start with arancini with Toma ch...
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Chef Mordechai
5.0
2 Reviews
Serving the Bay Area
Next Date: Fri, May 24th & other times
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Experience Chinatown Like a Local

$79
Food Tour
$79
Visit the little-known parts of Chinatown that locals frequent on this walking food tour. The Chinatown you can discover on foot in back alleys, food markets and tiny restaurants will surprise you with new adventures around every corner. On this walking food tour, you'll experience the Chinatown locals know and love...
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Guide Isabella or Local Guide
5.0
21 Reviews
San Francisco (Chinatown)
Next Date: Fri, May 24th at 10:30AM & other times
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Artisan Pasta Creation

$145
Market Tour + Cooking Class
$145
Tour an artisan grocer then create brilliant dishes inspired by the season's best produce. Chef James will utilize his impressive culinary expertise to provide a fun and enlightening tour of an artisan grocer followed by an incredible cooking experience that is sure to wow your senses. After selecting the best...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Fri, May 24th at 12:00PM & other times
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Exploring the Mission District

$79
Food Tour
$79
Discover the culinary secrets that lie at the heart of a cherished San Francisco neighborhood. On this Secret Food Tour: San Francisco, the Mission District, you'll see how immigrants shaped the neighborhood by creating brilliant artwork, beautiful architecture and sharing their fantastic food! Originally home to...
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5.0
14 Reviews
San Francisco (Mission District)
Next Date: Fri, May 24th at 3:00PM & other times
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Team Building Activity

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$149
Team Building Activity
$149
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, May 23rd at 12:00PM & other times
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Team Building Activity

Creative Cooking Challenge

$149
Team Building Activity
$149
Assemble your team and get ready to bring the heat for a thrilling cooking challenge. Challenge your crew to an exciting team building cooking class with an expert chef where everyone will break into smaller teams to put their culinary skills to the ultimate test in an Iron Chef-inspired cooking competition. Begin...
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Chef Roddy or Resident Chef
4.5
35 Reviews
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Next Date: Thu, May 23rd at 6:00PM & other times
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Team Building Activity

Tour de France

$139
Team Building Activity
$139
Travel from Marseille to Paris with Chef Dirk in this fun culinary team building experience. In this hands-on team building experience with Chef Dirk, you and your team will learn how to prepare a three-course French menu that draws on ingredients, recipes, and techniques from various regions of France. You and...
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Chef Dirk
4.8
178 Reviews
San Francisco
Next Date: Fri, May 24th at 6:00PM & other times
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Culinary Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

$29/Person
Online Cooking Class
$29/Person
Commemorate the flavors of a diverse culture by preparing a traditional meal using authentic ingredients. Hispanic Heritage Month comes alive in the form of a delicious feast in this interactive online cooking class with Chef Vivian and Michi. Using a variety of fresh meats, vegetables and seasonings, you'll create a...
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Chef Vivian and Michi
4.9
416 Reviews
Hosted Online
Next Date: Wed, May 22nd, 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET & other times
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DIY Ramen Workshop

$49/Person
Online Cooking Class
$49/Person
Learn all about handmade ramen soup in this immersive online culinary experience. A number of umami-laden ingredients come together to create classic Japanese ramen. And in this virtual cooking class, you'll learn how to combine them to make ramen at home. This rich, seasoned noodle soup has a miso broth base and is...
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Chef Jennifer or Resident Chef
4.6
11 Reviews
Hosted Online
Next Date: Thu, May 23rd, 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET
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Essential Seasonal Butter Boards

$39/Person
Online Cooking Class
$39/Person
Master the fun internet sensation — the butter board — to impress at your next gathering. In this interactive online cooking class taught live from Madrid, Spain, Chef Carlos will show you how to create tantalizing flavor combinations using seasonal ingredients to prepare three innovative butter boards. Why not...
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Chef Carlos
4.9
284 Reviews
Hosted Online
Next Date: Thu, May 23rd, 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET & other times
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Chef Shelby's Overall Rating

4.7 / 5

Based on 29 reviews

Reviews guests left for Chef Shelby

Gerald W.

Gerald

08/16/18
We arranged for Chef Shelby with Cozymeal to come to our house for Spanish tapas with 10 adults. We had expectations regarding the tapas because half our family is Spanish; we have traveled extensively in Spain, and we wanted to learn how to make them. The menu consisted of : • Serrano Ham with Melon • Traditional Spanish Frittata • Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Smoked Chili Oil • Albondigas in Saffron Almond Sauce • Prawns with Garlic and Chili • Grilled Lamb Brochette • Spanish Flan We were a little hesitant with some of the items, especially those with chili oil and chilis, but figured the chef wanted to do some fusion. We were open to that as we thought we would learn something new. Our review: Positives: • Shelby and her assistant were friendly • Fresh ingredients from reputable stores • The comfort of our own home. No need to rush to get out of a cooking facility Negatives: • No Interactive Class - we had specifically requested the cooking class be interactive as we wanted to learn by doing things ourselves. However, Shelby would tell us what we were going to do but we never really had a chance to do it. For example, she would say to us that we were going to cut the lamb as she showed us how; but by the time she finished talking, the lamb was already cut, and therefore, we were just standing and watching. We counted that half of our group didn’t even participate once. This occurred several times with cutting melons, tomatoes, and other food. We thought she would bring the class together and make sure everyone participates. But at the end, It felt like a one-woman show. • Dialog – A problem many of us is that we didn’t understand her. She spoke too fast, and we had to ask her to repeat. • Utensils – We had called before the class and asked what we needed to provide so that everything was ready when she got here. But, during the event, we were continually getting more bowls, more serving platters, and baking sheets. There were about four of us rushing around getting all of these things. More precise instructions would have been helpful and would have made better use of our time. We did not enjoy this. • Food Preparation/Stations – Shelby said to create a few stations, so we set several areas with cutting boards. However, as previously stated, she and her assistant were doing all the work, and most of us were just standing around, some at one station and others at another. The session was highly unorganized and rushed. And because Shelby was doing several things at once, the meatballs and lamb were overcooked. Also, there were a lot of food items “thrown” on a plate – an antipasto platter that was just purchased from the store. More thought and detail could have been placed on the delivery of the presentation. Lastly, we weren’t even sous chefs - more like kitchen porters, e.g., drying off prawns from the store, getting additional ingredients, and cookware. • Tapas in General – Shelby told us that she worked off the menu but also wanted to get quality and fresh ingredients that were in season. We had no problem with this - but if you have traveled to Spain, you would know what tapas are. From our experience, the only thing that was tapas on the menu was the albondigas. In northern Spain, we had fantastic tapas that are put on bread and secured with toothpicks. We figured the menu would show us something cool and exciting that would involve typical Spanish tapas. Shelby told us about some of the spices she was using and how she incorporated into her dishes. While they were not Spanish; we were happy to learn about it. We also learned about a new melon, but we all knew how to put prosciutto around melon pieces. We recommend the chef ask the “students” about their cooking experience and adjust their teaching as needed. • Dessert –Tres Leches is not from Spain. Not even close. We did think it was interesting she took a sheet cake and put holes in it and added more cream and orange juice, but it was purchased and then altered. Conclusion: While the polite opinions of some of our guests varied, the overwhelming sentiment was that the service provided by Cozymeal was pretty disappointing, considering the overpriced cost of $110 per person. We did not receive a cooking class, but a very expensive catered dinner that we watched Chef Shelby and her assistant prepare as we scurried to get items and then later cleaned after the party. Shelby and her assistant were friendly, and I believe, meant well, they took the time to get fresh ingredients and shared with us a few spices and ingredient substitutions. This was at best an amateur cooking show – we learned something, but many of us cook exciting things. In fact, during this cooking session, we decided to add some true Spanish tapa cuisine and cooked our own pulpo a la gallega and padron peppers. We recommend to Cozymeal that their chefs set clear expectations. Know your audience, know your cuisine, slow down, show us and then hand the work to the party. We are sorry to say, but we will not be using the Cozymeal service again and would also not recommend it to others.
08/16/18
Susan O.

Susan

08/13/18
Shelby was a wonderful teacher, she was funny, informative, and showed us how to make delicious food. My daughter has a shellfish allergy and Shelby was very accommodating and easily changed the meal plan to suit her dietary needs.
08/13/18
Dylan R.

Dylan

07/30/18
Shelby was so great! She was so upbeat and engaging. Her food was amazing and so was she! Could not recommend her more.
07/30/18