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Cooking Class - Fun and Fancy Appetizers
Cooking Class - Fun and Fancy Appetizers
Join Chef Shailini and learn the secrets to throwing a fancy, fun, and stress-free soirée!
In this hands-on class with Chef Shailini, you'll learn how to make five fun and fancy hors d'oeuvres that are sure to impress your guests.
Chef Shailini will begin by teaching you how to work with both phyllo dough and puff pastry to create flaky, crispy, buttery layers in French palmiers and Greek spanakopita. You'll also learn how to prepare never-fail crowd-pleasing deviled eggs with a sweet and salty bacon topping. Chef Shailini will end on a festive note as you make a sparkling drink together.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Ham and cheese
Mushrooms, onions and cheese
With phyllo dough, spinach, feta, onions and spices
With eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs and pine nuts
Coconut Chicken With Dipping Sauce
With unsweetened coconut and red bell peppers
Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon
With sour cream, capers, lemon and brown sugar
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 8
- Meal Courses 5
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Adult, Date Night, Group, Holiday, Singles, Valentine's
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
12 Dec 2022
Chef Shailini hosted our appetizers class even though the rest of the class cancelled due to bad weather, so we got a private class! Chef Shailini was awesome, very friendly, and happy to answer all of our questions. The food was delicious and we plan to use some of the recipes for our holiday gathering!
11 Nov 2022
Very fun class. Can't wait to come back for another one.
06 May 2022
Chef Shailini is amazing! Had a night set up that ended up just being myself and my girlfriend and she really made it a fun, interactive, and intimate setting. We arrived to have all the prep stations ready for us to dive right into the class and the result in the end was delicious - far to good for how easy it was to make once we learned. Looking forward to using the recipes many times to come
08 Mar 2022
Really fun experience! Great to do with friends. Thanks Chef Shailini!
25 Feb 2020
What an unbelievable evening! Chef Shailini hosted myself and a group of veterans for a great night of cooking and conversation. We can't say enough great things about the evening.
20 Feb 2020
I bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and it was such a fun way to spend Saturday night. We did the “fancy appetizers” class. We made five different appetizers and a champagne cocktail. Each appetizer was delicious and chef shalini was such a great teacher! I would highly recommend this class to anyone. 5/5 stars!!
09 Feb 2020
Shailini (Miss S!) is such an excellent chef and warm and welcoming presence! Learning to cook with her was a delightful way to spend a winter Saturday evening. She is overwhelmingly talented and brings a great energy to the kitchen -- we prepared (help prepare) no less than 5 things, including deviled eggs, a savory ham and cheese palmier, spanakopita with spinach and feta and onions, a fried coconut chicken with bell pepper dip, and an eggplant tapenade type dip with crusty bread (I forget what it's called). We also prepared a fizzy drink to help it all go down. I really appreciated the diversity of appetizers -- vegetarian vs. non-, heavy vs. light, representing all sorts of cultures. Miss S was also very forthcoming in sharing her own culinary experience, from growing up in Nepal to her first experience with capers in France, etc. Highly recommend her class -- we're looking forward to coming back for her Nepalese cooking class sometime soon!
23 Jan 2020
I bought two tickets to this event for myself and my Mom as a holiday mom/daughter experience. We attended with another mother daughter couple which made it extra fun. The food, fun and conversation was excellent and I can genuinely say I learned a few new things along with enjoying some seriously delicious appetizers!
22 Jan 2020
Chef Shailini hosted a wonderful class, for my friends and me. She taught us cooking secrets along the way, while helping us make five unique appetizers that were better than we would get in a restaurant. Her home was lovely and inviting, allowing our group to catch up and chat throughout the whole class. She was extra attentive to our groups' unique needs for food allergies as well, going above and beyond our expectations. Chef Shailini started class by asking us about ourselves, and really getting to know us. Through the meal, she shared her own story, and asked more about us, making us feel extremely welcome. This was no ordinary cooking class, it was a wonderful evening and we will definitely be coming back!
09 Dec 2019
Chef Shailini did an outstanding job of teaching us how to make several delicious appetizers. She made sure each student got hands on experience. She made the class so warm and inviting. I will definitely be making all of these recipes. My daughters and I had been looking for something fun to do together and this was awesome. We highly recommend Chef Shailini's classes!
08 Dec 2019
Our class with Chef Shailini and it was absolutely fantastic. She was an absolutely lovely person and the five recipes she selected for us to make were delicious. It was completely hands-on and lots and lots of fun.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Shailini
25 May 2023
My girlfriend and I took the Mediterranean cooking class... what a fun date night! Chef Shailini was personable and dynamic — always quick with a joke or a funny anecdote, and very flexible and understanding. The class itself was a good balance between fun, educational, and productive. You could step up as much or as little as you wanted to in the kitchen. The small class size allowed us to get to know Chef Shailini and the other couple who attended. The menu offered a few options for us to pull together a meal for either a dinner party or a night at home. The setup was easy — equipment, aprons, ingredients all provided. And the food was delicious! We would definitely recommend you take a class with Chef Shailini if you're looking for a fun date night or gift for a friend or family member!
25 May 2023
Chef Shailini was a kind and welcoming host, always making sure the evening was top-notch, whether or not we had prior cooking experience. We had a great time learning from her about the delicious meals we prepared as well as conversing about different cultures and cuisines; conviviality was key to the success. Merci!
22 May 2023
Shailini was absolutely incredible! She truly went above and beyond. Providing not only incredible instruction for a beautiful five course meal with plenty of delicious leftovers to take home, but also fantastic homemade snacks. After plating our beautiful dishes we sat in an elegant and intimate dining room. Not only does Shailini have amazing skills in the kitchen, she was a beautiful person to get to know and was very personable and lovely to talk to. I would more than recommend her class, and hope to do it again!
22 May 2023
This class was exceptional. Chef Shailini was was warm and welcoming, making us all at ease. She’s clearly a master at her craft and excellent at explaining things to even the most beginner level classmates. Her passion for the food and culture was on full display, inspiring that same passion in all of us. The class was a great experience and we will definitely be booking more classes with this incredible chef.
17 May 2023
My sister and I attended a Greek cooking class. Chef Shailini is a talented chef and lovely woman. We enjoyed our class. We were lucky to only have 4 people in our class. I learned a lot of basic cookong tips amd preparation tips. Newly retired I am looking to get back into cooking and this class was helpful amd inspiring. Thank you Chef Shailini
08 May 2023
I took Chef Shailini's class with my 18 yr old daughter who has a deep interest in baking. We were lucky that day to have a small class of just 3 of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience from the time we walked into her home to the time we walked out feeling our stomachs full of delicious desserts baked. She was very detailed in her approach explaining each step and providing lots of tips along the way. We felt so confident after making the cheesecake that my daughter and I decided on the spot that we were going to use that recipe to create mini-cheesecakes for the graduation party! That is how easy she made everything look and work. Lots of great conversation kept us busy during the three-hour conversation. Her stories are very inspiring. Highly recommend her class. Thanks Chef Shailini!
08 May 2023
Chef Shailini was an incredible cook and host! She was extremely welcoming, and knowledgeable, and we had some of the best handmade momos we've ever had. We left the experience with full stomachs, more knowledge of Nepalese cuisine, and an overwhelming desire to sign up for whatever class Chef Shailini was offering next!
04 May 2023
Roses are red Violets are blue Nepalese food is good Cooking is fun Hey, it was a cooking class, not a poetry class. Great food and plenty of it, taught in an easy to understand manner. This was my second class with Chef Shailini and both were a blast. Hoping to get to a third one sometime.
03 May 2023
Great chef and great class! Really enjoyed the experience she created. The class was tailored to the level of the participants. The food we made was so delicious.
28 Apr 2023
The Mediterranean dishes were all delicious! Chef Shailini is very knowledgeable, talented, and engaging. We learned a lot and had a fun, wonderful evening with her as well as the other guests!
22 Apr 2023
Enjoyable evening. Chef is friendly, knowledgeable, with lots of interesting stories and insights. It was fun learning about the food, her culture, and chatting with the other students. This was our first cooking class and we would definitely do it again.
22 Apr 2023
Excellent experience! Appreciated chef Shailini teaching us how to make Nepalese cuisine. Chef went above and beyond in making us, a group of eight, feel comfortable in her home and showed patience and shared her wealth of knowledge and humor through anecdotal stories and experiences.
22 Apr 2023
This is an amazing experience and I cannot overstate how welcoming Shailini was. They say you want to learn from someone who doesn’t take themselves seriously but also enjoys what their doing. It is clearly evident that Shailini does this with the up most display of passion and love of the culinary arts. To anyone who wants to try her class with others please do so. I encourage everyone to try this with her - especially first timers like myself. This woman will go above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful set of skills and laughs with the people who you work with. Always take a chance and never hold back on experiences
21 Apr 2023
We had an excellent class with Chef Shailini! She walked us through each recipe and provided a beautiful kitchen to work in. The class was collaborative and informative. The food was delicious and the company couldn't have been more enjoyable. It was a great experience!
19 Apr 2023
Had a great time learning to cook all sorts of delicious food. Already have the next one booked.
17 Apr 2023
Chef Shailini was very nice. She knows all of the ways to take a dish to the next level. Anyone taking her class will walk out with a full belly and heart.
16 Apr 2023
My wife and I had a great time cooking with Chef Shailini last night. The food was out of this world! All the guest's unique life experiences combined with the historical and personal background tidbits Chef Shailini shared with us provided for a very fun and memorable evening.
16 Apr 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening with Chef Shailini. She is personable, energetic, welcoming and fun! Cuisine was delicious and atmosphere with 3 other couples nicely social. We each participated in preparing the ingredients as she described what we were making, and offered fun commentary. While we expected to do more actually cooking its hard to get 8 people deeply involved. Our sit-down meal was wonderful, even followed by a brief Indian dance! Highly recommended.
12 Apr 2023
Chef Shailini was amazing! The food came out stupendous and we learned a lot.
02 Apr 2023
Cannot say enough how amazing this experience is! Chef Shailini did a wonderful job of explaining everything that went into the dishes and could not have been more welcoming! The food was wonderful as well and I would recommend one of her classes to anyone.
30 Mar 2023
Chef Shailini's class was informative, inclusive and fun! She is an energetic and professional individual who brings her love of cooking and wide berth of international experience to the "table". Chef Shailini was very personable and made an effort to learn something about each of the participants. The atmosphere was relaxed and she took the time to answer any questions that arose. Last but not least, the food was delicious and I am happy to have the recipes in my repertoire. I would definitely recommend this class with this chef. A very unique way to spend an evening!
26 Mar 2023
Chef Shailini's class on advanced desserts was an experience unlike any other cooking course. it was filled with fun anecdotes, helpful tips, and plenty of opportunity for everyone to get their hands involved and try new techniques depending on their comfort level. The desserts tasted amazing and we had plenty of leftover to take home.
21 Mar 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed this class (Classic Indian Restaurant Favorites), it was such a fun evening!! Chef Shailini was super warm and welcoming and made us feel like special guests in her home, we learned to make six different delicious dishes, and I really enjoyed that we all ate together family style at the end of the evening. Truly a unique night and I will certainly recommend to family and friends!
20 Mar 2023
Chef Shailini and the food was amazing!! She made us all feel very comfortable and told us some fun facts about the food. We enjoyed it very much, and since this was our first Cozy Meal experience, we believe after Chef Shailini's class, that will definitely not be our last!!!!
14 Mar 2023
This was the best cooking class I've ever taken. Chef Shailini is hilarious, warm, ambitious, and so talented. Having it at her house made it feel so cozy and personal. Her anecdotes about the meals, facts behind the strategies, and attention to detail made me come away with not only SEVEN new recipes, but also some fundamental skills. I will definitely be returning to one of her other classes. HIGHLY recommend!!
10 Mar 2023
Chef Shailini created an experience that overflowed with education, conviviality, and deliciousness! We highly recommend this class. Bring containers for leftovers!
08 Mar 2023
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Chef Shailini! She made the experience very comfortable and accessible for all experience levels. The class was a great mix of cooking, mingling with the other students, learning the history of the dishes/Indian cuisine as a whole and culminated with a delicious dinner with so many different dishes. There was truly something for everyone and I'm looking forward to incorporating these dishes into my home cooking. We would absolutely take another class with Chef Shailini!
07 Mar 2023
Our class with Chef Shailini was a ton of fun! Chef warned us ahead of time that we were going to make some extra dishes and may go over time. It was a complete blast to learn some new cooking techniques and spend some time with a great chef and some new friends! Highly recommend it.
05 Mar 2023
Fantastic and fun experience getting to learn from Chef Shailini. The food was delicious and it made for a very fun evening. Would 100% do another experience!
03 Mar 2023
We had such a fun class! Learned a lot from Chef Shalini and the food was incredible, a definite must attend!!
02 Mar 2023
My girlfriend and I got this class as a Christmas gift and it was delightful from beginning to end. Chef Shailini entertained the group the entire night with amazing stories of her career and traditions from India and Nepal. She taught a 7-course meal while making it look easy! My girlfriend and I can't wait to try to recreate this meal, and hopefully, it will be as good as Chef Shailini's. We would definitely take another class with her, and definitely recommend!
02 Mar 2023
This experience was incredible! Chef Shailini taught dishes that felt accessible to anyone of any level, and used easy to find ingredients. The atmosphere was very enjoyable and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves and had a memorable night.
01 Mar 2023
Chef Shailini was such a gracious host in addition to being an excellent teacher. My wife and I had such a wonderful time taking her class. She made us feel extremely comfortable in her home. I left the event knowing how to make some amazing desserts. And I gained some great insight, culture, and wisdom as well.
24 Feb 2023
We had a fun night and loved all of the dishes! We will be cooking all of them again!
21 Feb 2023
Lots of fun! Chef Shailini was an absolute sweetheart!!
19 Feb 2023
My first class but I didn't really learn anything and the chef seemed disorganized. Socializing with other participants was nice.
12 Feb 2023
Lively, engaging, and loads of fun, chef Shailini’s class was a premier first cozymeal experience! Expect to go above and beyond and share plenty of laughs. Thank you for a delicious and knowledgeable Nepalese cooking class!
09 Feb 2023
Highly recommend! My fiancee and I took our first Cozymeal class (and first cooking class in general) with Chef Shailini and had so much fun! We had plenty of opportunities to cook, eat, get to know the other people in the class, and get to know Chef Shailini. You get a lot of bang for your buck on this one, as Chef Shailini packs a lot of recipes into a single class. The food was absolutely delicious, and the Chef sends detailed recipes afterwards so you can cook it by yourself (or with a partner) any time you want. Beyond learning how to make the meals, Chef Shailini taught us a lot of tips and tricks that you can use for any level of cooking. Whether you're looking to take your first cooking class or just have a fun night and enjoy yummy food, Chef Shailini's class is the perfect fit.
08 Feb 2023
Chef Shailini was very welcoming and so knowledgeable. She has extensive experience in cooking, and shared many stories with us throughout our evening which was really fun to hear. Additionally, the food was amazing! I can't wait to try what I learned at home. I absolutely recommend her classes, and cannot wait to take another.
31 Jan 2023
Chef Shailini was a wonderful host and we were among an awesome group of people. Lots of tips and other tidbits. The meal itself was simple and tasty - very easy to follow as well. Will definitely be making them again soon. Highly recommend this class.
28 Jan 2023
Chef Shailini was so wonderful and such a lovely host. It was so nice to cook and learn in a small group and get to know one another and Chef Shailini through the experience. The food was so delicious and healthy and we left feeling awesome! I would 110% recommend this class to someone else and would love to take another class with Chef Shailini.
22 Jan 2023
My fiance and I both really enjoyed our class with Shailini! Her welcoming personality and obvious expertise made for an overall excellent evening. We had a great time learning about the ingredients as we used them and enjoyed a delicious meal at the end of the night. I highly recommend this class!
22 Jan 2023
Chef Shailini is a wonderful host and chef! The dishes she taught us were wonderful. The structure of the class was great and each course was better than the last. Anybody interested in learning about Indian food or just looking for a fun date night should absolutely take this class. It was worth every penny and more.
21 Jan 2023
Could not say enough good things about this class !! Food? AMAZING. Company? PHENOMENAL. Chef Shailini created an atmosphere of fun and adventure with our group and shared so many wonderful stories from her journey of cooking. if i could give more stars i would. also so accommodating with allergies! Would love to take another class with her !
17 Jan 2023
My husband and I had the BEST time! Chef Shailini was an amazing host, the other people in the class were lovely, and the food was divine! The history of the cuisine, stories that Chef Shailini told, and the tips and nutrition info she shared were incredibly interesting and helpful. We definitely will be booking another class very soon!
10 Jan 2023
We had a great time with Chef Shailini! She was kind, warm, and welcoming. She was very knowledgeable and provided lots of helpful tips to make yummy desserts! Our desserts came out delicious!
10 Jan 2023
We cannot overstate how much we adored the next level desserts class with Chef Shailini! From the moment we walked into her beautiful home, we were absolutely blown away by how welcoming, fun, and interactive the entire experience was. Chef Shailini was more than eager to share her many years of experience and expertise by answering our questions and showing us new techniques that we look forward to using for years to come. We can’t wait to take another of Chef Shailini’s classes in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for the most fun cooking experience!
07 Jan 2023
This class was wonderful, and chef shailini was a joy to learn from! The food was delicious, and she gave us awesome cooking tips. We will definitely take another one of her classes!
06 Jan 2023
She is a wonderful gracious host. We really enjoyed her class and would recommend it!
23 Dec 2022
Chef Shailini and her cooking class were outstanding! Her class exceeded our expectations - she had a jam packed agenda, taught us a number of incredibly useful cooking tips, and walked us through every step of the preparation process. She truly makes you feel like you are family. Highly recommend for any level of cooking - her class truly gives you everything you would want.
04 Dec 2022
My husband and I went to Chef Shailini's Classic Indian Restaurant Favorites class and it was fantastic! It takes a special person to let others into their house and kitchen, and she was an outstanding host. She made everything seem so simple and broke it down in a way that made us confident we could do it on our own. We're so excited to try and make everything! The food was excellent, the company was great, and it was such a unique experience. I highly recommend taking a class with Chef Shailini!
27 Nov 2022
Chef Shailini was fantastic, we learned so much and left full and happy! Highly recommend.
16 Nov 2022
Chef Shailini held such a great class! Highly recommend!
11 Nov 2022
Chef Shailini's class was excellent! We learned so much about South Asian cuisine and some great general cooking techniques that we have already put into practice on a daily basis.
06 Nov 2022
Chef Shailini was wonderful to learn from! This experience was a gift for my wife on her birthday, and it was huge hit. The food was amazing, and Chef Shailini provided fantastic instruction. Now my wife and I have a fantastic recipe for classic dish that we will be able to make for years to come!
04 Nov 2022
Chef Shailini was a wonderful, talented, fun host. We loved our experience with her and the delicious food she made. She sent the recipes and I made them the next day. Wonderful Lady, and she made our evening special. I loved the Orzo salad and the puffed pastry appetizer with caramelized onions and goat cheese. All the groceries were fresh and her style was unique and I would recommend her to everyone. She is a special person , fun and a great Chef. I made a new friend. Thank You Chef Shailini.
23 Sep 2022
Chef Shailini is a wonderful teacher and an even better host. She worked through any dietary restrictions our group had, took the time to walk us through what we were doing and why, and taught us to create the most delicious courses (showing us how to use both store bought shortcuts or homemade ingredients) -- recipes that I definitely plan on making again. She was kind enough to let us all stay for hours to enjoy the meal and each others' company -- thank you for a lovely evening!
16 Sep 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Shailini. She was very knowledgeable and always ready with interesting stories. The food was great and we will definitely be making it again at home.
16 Sep 2022
Chef Shailini was energetic, engaging and the food we made was absolutely delicious! Shailini was so welcoming and created a warm, comfortable environment-it was like cooking at a friend's house. She was also so accommodating and respectful of our different dietary restrictions. I would 10/10 recommend her classes!!
10 Sep 2022
Such a wonderful chef! The food was delicious and the company was fantastic! A comfortable atmosphere and fun conversation 10/10 will absolutely go again
08 Sep 2022
Thank you Shailini for such a wonderful cooking class! It was an absolute joy to learn so much about food and culture that we are not normally exposed to. You gracefully were able to get our group to create so many different dishes in such a short period of time and it was such a privilege to make and experience so many different flavors, scents, and textures. We laughed so much while learning how to make these marvelous dishes and we can't thank you enough for all the stories that you shared along the way. It was great to learn hands on while also learning your personal style and approach to cooking. You made everything approachable for a variety of skill levels while keeping things exciting with stories and sharing your knowledge about the ingredients and dishes. It was a great way to spend a few hours as a team and in the end we got to enjoy delicious food, can't beat that!
22 Aug 2022
Fun experience! Chef Shailini was very organized and personable. She made everyone feel comfortable. It was though we were having a baking party with friends. Enjoyed the desserts, now I want to go back for authentic Indian Cuisine.
22 Aug 2022
My friend and I had a great time in the class. Desserts were all delicious and it was fun talking to others in the class. Chef obviously has a lot of experience and was a fun low pressure teacher. Advice to others is eat dinner before going to class, you don’t eat there until the very end of class.
19 Aug 2022
Chef Shailini was energetic, warm, and engaging - and the food we made was absolutely delicious!
02 Aug 2022
Chef Shailini is spectacular. She personalized the evening as we are vegetarian, kept it relaxing, educational, engaging and accommodating. She walked through each step, had us chopping, prepping, and participating in the experience. She also shared tips with us on what to do and where to get spices for our own kitchen. We will be back for another class with her in the near future!
30 Jul 2022
We had such a great time with Chef Shailini. My gf and I were the only two in the class, so it felt like a private class. The steps were very simple and Chef Shailini was able to explain everything with clarity. The desserts taste so great and we enjoyed all of it! We would love to take another one of her classes.
26 Jul 2022
Great class! The food was delicious and Chef Shailini was a wonderful host with interesting stories to share.
25 Jul 2022
JUST WONDERFUL! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Chef Shailini included us in the preparation so we felt part of the whole experience. And the dishes were exquisite, giving us inspiration to try them ourselves. Chef Shailini was a wonderful host and the group had great conversation and fully enjoyed the meal with the recommended wine pairings. A great experience and we are already thinking about signing up for another class - Thank You chef Shailini!
12 Jul 2022
My 18-year daughter and I enjoyed this cooking class. The Mediterranean food was simple to make and delicious. We enjoyed the conversation too. This was our first cooking class and we will absolutely come for more in the future.
21 Jun 2022
The class was fun and the food was good. Learned some new techniques. Although I did not enjoy getting several messages after class, for weeks after class, asking to write this review
18 Jun 2022
Every year for our birthdays, my husband and I attend a cooking class. Without a doubt, this has been our favorite. Chef Shailini is warm, welcoming, and wise. We learned about not just Indian cuisine, but also Indian and Nepalese culture. She took time to explain the various ingredients, their benefits to the food and our health, and where to find them. The evening culminated in a beautiful plated dinner in her cozy dining room, where Chef Shailini shared additional stories of her life and cooking experiences. Chef Shailini also took time to get to know us during the class, which made it an even more engaging experience. We hope to be back soon!
17 Jun 2022
Our team had a great time learning from Chef Shailini! The desserts were delicious and she was an excellent host, chef and teacher. Highly recommend!
16 Jun 2022
Chef Shailini was warm and welcoming . She created a lovely environment for a fun evening. More explanation about different spices would enhance the experience
15 Jun 2022
The cooking class with Shailini was such a special experience. We had a wonderful time chatting with other guests and Shailini, and felt like we made 7 new friends in the process! Shailini is welcoming and warm, and has a great depth of knowledge. She makes you feel right at home and shares interesting and hilarious stories! We had an amazing time - highly recommend!
12 Jun 2022
Delicious desserts and great company. Fun date night!
24 May 2022
This class was amazing! I learned how to cook an amazing four course, Greek dinner as well as a few of Chef Shailini's helpful cooking tips and tricks. I would definitely recommend this class. Am looking forward to taking another class with Chef Shailini the next time I'm in Boston.
24 May 2022
My boyfriend and I wanted to try something new and have a fun night out. It was hard to choose between all the classes Chef Shailini offers because they all looked so great. We decided on her baking class as we both don’t bake. We arrived and were welcomed with a warm smile, got to know each other for a few minutes, then began to set up. It felt special as we were happily welcomed into her home and enjoyed the cozy setting. We baked 3 things, the French Apple Almond Tart, Maple Pecan Tart, and the Flourless Chocolate Cake. Each dessert was amazing and she was so informative and patient during the process. While the desserts were in the oven or resting on the counter, we took a short break to enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks she prepared for us. When everything was finished Shailini set us up in the dining room to taste all the desserts. We enjoyed it over some candlelight and more wine! Each dessert came out beautifully and tasted so good! The class far exceeded our expectations and Chef Shailini went above and beyond to make it fun and make us feel comfortable. We can’t thank her enough and we plan on signing up for another one of her classes in the future. She is so knowledgeable and skilled. It was a class to remember! We will definitely remake the desserts too!
22 May 2022
We had the best time at Chef Shailini's house making Greek cuisine and would highly recommend this experience! She was an amazing host, and taught us how to make the most delicious 4 course dinner as we went along. She is a very knowledgeable chef and also has the best stories. The food was so amazing and the company of our small group was so fun! We will definitely be back to cook with Chef Shailini- she is fantastic!
14 May 2022
Alfonso and I had such a great time with Chef Shailini. We enjoyed her expertise, and the home cooking, like learning from mom experience. She shared beyond recipes, with tips and insights, and was masterful at bringing our group of fellow learners into the shared experience. The candlelit meal at the end was a highlight, with delicious food that we now know how to make, and lively conversation.
13 May 2022
Very good meal, great conversation and experiences with food combinations that i have never used before.
12 May 2022
We had a great date night learning to cook delicious food with Chef Shailini. She is warm and welcoming and the food was delicious! Highly recommend her classes!
09 May 2022
We had a wonderful experience. Chef Shailini gave us cooking tips and told us stories of Nepal's culture and customs. She treated us all as friends.
08 May 2022
Had a wonderful time at Chef Shailini's cooking class. She was very personable and very welcoming in her home. The food we cooked was so much fun to prepare and absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend this class and will sign up for another one.
08 May 2022
Lovely hostess, warm and inviting, great stories. Good instructions. Excellent food Lots of fun
01 May 2022
Shailini was incredibly kind and friendly, and designed an amazing menu for her Nepalese cooking class. She makes everyone feel so welcome, and shares the background to each dish and provides tips all along the way. We had a really great time in her class and would highly recommend!
01 May 2022
We had a great evening at Shailini‘s house! Wonderful class and tasty food. Great experience all around!
29 Apr 2022
Chef Shailini was amazing! We were on a bachelorette weekend and her class was a highlight for sure. She was so knowledgeable about ingredients, methodology, and the cooking world in general and had an answer to every question we asked. She even taught us a few cultural tips and myths surrounding some of the ingredients - which we found so interesting! Her home is beautiful and we just absolutely had a great time. Highly recommend!
23 Apr 2022
Excellent class! The recipes were fantastic and Chef Shailini was so knowledgeable. She shared tons of cooking tips, ingredient recommendations and cultural tidbits. Lots of fun!!
23 Apr 2022
My partner and I had such an incredible experience at Chef Shailini’s Indian cooking class! She goes above and beyond at every turn to make sure we had such a good experience. She taught us how to best prepare each dish, where to find the ingredients, and the proper cooking techniques. We also had so much fun meeting new people - we had great conversations with a brother and sister who also took the class. We will definitely be taking one of her other classes in the near future! I recommend everyone to take a class with Chef Shailini!
22 Apr 2022
It was a great time, Shailini was lovely and the food was great.
31 Mar 2022
What a delightful experience! In addition to Chef Shalini's warm personality, easy-going charm, and homey hospitality, here is what I liked in particular: 1. The menu was "as advertised" - restaurant favorites. Nothing too complicated, things I could serve my friends and family who have not been to India/Nepal with assurance they would enjoy them. 2. Her kitchen (no "I could never afford that even if I knew where to find it" specialized appliances, cookware, utensils, etc.), preparation ("Gosh, I guess it is OK if I buy my spices in bulk and keep them in Barilla pasta sauce jars, I feel better already"), and technique ("Give this a taste - should it have a little more chili? Hmmm, let's add a few more raisins") encouraged me to believe I could actually duplicate these recipes at home in my own kitchen. 3. Her "aside" instructions ("You can use the stems of cilantro, you don't have to discard them like you do with flat parsley", "It's perfectly OK to use mustard oil in your cooking, we've been doing it for a thousand years") were interesting and informative. 4, The pacing was nice - there was a steady pace, little breaks during which you could sit and enjoy your wine, peer into the pots if you wanted to, give something a stir, etc., no pressure to hurry, no linger around thinking "Really? Isn't it time to eat?" Practically perfect! Thank you, Chef Shalini!
25 Mar 2022
It was super great to learn many new recipes as well as meet some interesting people and learn about the culture of Southern Asia! All the food was delicious, and I can’t wait to try making it on my own!
17 Mar 2022
Shalini was fantastic! We loved learning from her and meeting the others in our group. Thank you!!
15 Mar 2022
Shal was a fantastic host and teacher! My girlfriend and I were the only two in the class, so she made sure to ask beforehand if we had any preferences in terms of personalizing the menu. Shal provided homemade snacks during waiting periods along with great conversation. She even made us an extra dessert beyond the three that were planned! Would definitely recommend.
13 Mar 2022
We enjoyed learning something new and meeting new people. The food was DELICIOUS and we left with some to take home. 10/10 would recommend.
07 Mar 2022
Chef Shailini was very inviting and an excellent teacher. My girlfriend and I loved the class and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and different date night. The food was of course fantastic!
06 Mar 2022
Fun night out. Very charming host . Delicious meal.
05 Mar 2022
Review of Authentic Nepalese Cuisine class taught by Chef Shailini A Poem: Wanting to learn how to cook something new, the Cozymeal web site had options to view. I thought I would try some Cuisine Nepalese. Signing up for the class was really a breeze. From Chef Shailini I received a quick note. Class will be “fun, healthy, and delicious” she wrote. Armed with our appetites and proof of vaccines. We looked forward to momos and sautéed mustard greens. We pealed and we chopped, added spices and learned about saffron and cardamom and how not to burn the Lentil Daal and Chicken Choila, we ate. When they were done they tasted so great. Our teacher Shailini at the end of the night had taught us so much. She is a delight! Her knowledge, her patience, her guidance, her wit, made my first Cozymeal a definite hit.
05 Mar 2022
Chef Shailini was an amazing instructor! The Nepalese quinine was absolutely delicious! We can’t wait to try the recipes again on our own. It was a super enjoyable experience and we would definitely do it again!!
23 Feb 2022
Chef Shailini had a really good selection of dishes to cook and she made the whole thing fun and interesting.
21 Feb 2022
My husband and I and our 2 adult children had lots of fun participating in this cooking class. We all enjoy cooking and trying to make all sorts of cuisines at home, but not all of our cooking experiments are 100% successful. It was a treat to have an expert show us the ropes and Chef Shailini gave us lots of helpful and practical tips. The food was delicious and we also enjoyed the company of our fellow classmates. It was great fun and certainly worth doing again.
21 Feb 2022
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time! We learned so much and can't wait to try out these recipes on our own. Chef Shailini also sent us wine pairings that went so well with our meal. The food was delicious and the company and conversation made it so much better. We will be going back!
20 Feb 2022
Chef Shailini is a pleasure to work with and has a wonderful kitchen to work in. She has great stories and explains he thinking about each of her dishes that she is doing with the class. It made for a lovely valentine's day outing. Thanks again.
20 Feb 2022
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class with Shailini on Feb 12, 2022. We learnt a lot from the explanations that Shailini provided about cooking in general and with the focus on Indian cooking. We also appreciated her explaining the intricacies of various ingredients coupled with guidance on what particular brand/types to get from grocery stores. For example she explained that crushed tomatoes in cardboard style boxes are better than canned ones and are readily available in grocery stores. Various other tips on Indian cooking (e.g. rice preparation, pre-cooking, etc.) are too numerous to list here. The dishes we cooked during the class were absolutely delicious! We also immensely enjoyed the company of the other participants with whom we had very interesting and stimulating conversations, not to mention the humor that accompanied light hearted discussions on various aspects of food cultures.
10 Feb 2022
The food was amazing and Chef Shailini was a wonderful host!
09 Feb 2022
My mom and I had a great time cooking with Shailini. She had nice stories to pepper in amongst the cooking and everything was SO tasty. Would recommend.
07 Feb 2022
Chef Shailini's class was very informative and I learned a lot of baking basics that I will be using in the future.
07 Feb 2022
I had a great time learning new recipes. Chef Shailini is very engaging and keeps a positive tone when explaining techniques. I am excited to to try the recipes out for my family and friends!
04 Feb 2022
Shailini was great. We could not have asked for a better chef to teach us great recipes and cooking tips. She is very personable and answered all of our questions. We highly recommend her!!!
31 Jan 2022
Had a great time cooking and dining with Chef. The food was delicious and I feel I will be able to make a delicious Indian meal on my own sometime soon when I have time. Also wonderful atmosphere.
30 Jan 2022
Chef Shailini was absolutely wonderful. We had a fantastic lesson, with both great recipes and stories. She explained everything very well and we are so grateful she could share her talents with us!
25 Jan 2022
Chef Shailini's class was wonderful! Relaxed atmosphere, very interesting conversation, and I will certainly try these recipes again on my own. I have already made the kheer recipe three times, and I love it. Thank you, Chef Shailini!
24 Jan 2022
Chef Shailini is a fabulous person and a wonderful host! She shares hilarious anecdotes while teaching a very comprehensive baking class. We learned how to make a French apple tart, a maple pecan tart, and the most decadent chocolate cake I have ever had. While prepping the recipes, she would share little tips and tricks she's learned over the years - which chocolate is best or the easiest way to separate the yolk and whites. She created a very comfortable atmosphere for a group of absolute beginners who might've been a little kitchen shy :) I had a wonderful time and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good conversation, good food, and a welcoming atmosphere.
24 Jan 2022
It was a lot of fun learning to cook with Chef Shailini! The food was great, and we learned a lot!
23 Jan 2022
Chef Shailini and the cooking class were both excellent! The food we made was delicious, and Chef Shailini was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn about Nepali food from an expert!
23 Jan 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful time during this cooking class! Ms. S provided us with some wine recommendations, welcomed us into her home, and taught us how to prepare a wonderful meal! She has such a warm, welcoming, and kindhearted demeanor which made the evening even more wonderful! If you're looking for a date night, reason to celebrate, or itching to learn some new cooking techniques- highly recommend Ms. S's courses!
21 Jan 2022
My boyfriend and I had never used Cozymeal before and booked Chef Shailini's Nepalese cooking class with another couple. Chef Shailini exceeded our expectations! We had a blast, the food was amazing, we learned so much, and were able to take the recipes home with us! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new and fun experience!
19 Jan 2022
Thank you, Chef Shailini! We had such a wonderful time learning about Indian cooking in your beautiful home. It was a fun evening with your engaging stories and those of the lovely couples that attended. We really liked how you took the extra time to teach us about the best products to buy and how to save time in the kitchen with some insider chef secrets!
10 Jan 2022
The food was great, and we enjoyed seeing the different stages of the process. It was great to personalize the meal a bit based on preferences as opposed to very rigid instructions. Chef Shailini was very hospitable, entertaining, and knowledgeable.
10 Jan 2022
We had a great experience during the Indian takeout factories class. The food was delicious, we learned a lot of helpful cooking tips, and overall it was really enjoyable for a date night. Also everybody was very respectful of Covid and wore masks the entire time.
08 Jan 2022
Chef Shailini made for a fun experience in her healthy Greek cuisine cooking class. We had technical issues with an oven not working, which led to some delay in finishing our meals. While the food turned out fantastic, I wish that I could have more about why we use certain ingredients or why we prepare the dish in this order or why it needs to bake for this long, stuff like that. Otherwise, Chef Shailini is an entertaining host with plenty of stories to keep the conversation going all night. Thank you for the enjoyable experience!
30 Dec 2021
Chef Shailini was an absolute pleasure. My wife reserved a Cozymeal class for my birthday, and I chose the Classic Indian Restaurant Favotires which took place at Chef's home. She's extremely friendly and thankfully had the participants chip in to help prep the foods (which I think is better than just watching!). Food was delicious and her recipes will be used! Thanks Chef!
29 Dec 2021
I really enjoyed this class! Chef Shailini was really fun to talk to and all of the dishes we made were amazing. In particular, the caramelized shallot and goat cheese tart was so good that I made it again for myself a few days later!
20 Dec 2021
Wonderful night learning not only how to cook food from Napal but also about the culture. Chef Shailini was a perfect host and the food was amazing. I did the course with my husband and three sons aged 14 to 21 all at different levels of skill. She managed to make the course engaging for all of us.
19 Dec 2021
The class was fun and informative. I had a great time talking with Chef Shailini while learning some new recipes!
17 Dec 2021
We had such a wonderful night with Chef Shailini! We learned so much about Nepalese food, culture, and we had a blast cooking. The food was a amazing. Thank you so much for the experience!
16 Nov 2021
Amazing chef! The food was so authentic and the chef was very kind. She’s a great teacher. I’ve had a lot of Nepali food but I must say this was the best I’ve ever had. Definitely recommend this class and i’ll definitely take another with this chef! Can’t wait to use these recipes! Overall 10/10 experience
28 Oct 2021
Wonderful evening, we made a delicious 5 course meal. Mrs S made cooking fun- she was knowledgeable and talented. Bought this as a gift for my husbands birthday.
19 Sep 2021
Chef Shailini is a highly experienced and good cook. We had a wonderful evening cooking delicious Nepali dishes. These momos were the best kind of dumplings I've ever tried in my life – I mean it!. She explained cooking details and taught us very useful tricks. Chef herself is a very polite and interesting person, so we spend time in a good company. Me and my friends highly recommend the chef. It was such a trip.
02 Mar 2020
This cooking class was SO MUCH FUN! Chef Shailini is very warm, welcoming, organized, a wonderful chef, a great teacher and very generous. Four of us celebrated a friend's Birthday by taking this Authentic Nepalese cooking class. It was an interactive, hands-on class that was very informative. We made the momos first and ate them while we cooked the other dishes. At the end we all sat together and ate what we made. It was such a wonderful experience. Chef supplied us with top quality organic ingredients and instruction. She also gave us recipes for all of the dishes that we made. We just made the momos at home this weekend and we were able to follow her recipe and apply what we learned perfectly. We would highly recommend this class. It is great for date night, a group of friends, or even if you want to attend alone and meet new people. There was a total of eight (including us) in our class and it was perfect. All of the other attendees were fun and we all got along great and had a lot of laughs. Chef Shailini made everyone feel welcome and at ease. This class is for anyone, even if you have never cooked a thing in your life, to the most advanced cook. She engaged everyone perfectly! I can't say enough great things about her or this class. It was awesome and we definitely got above and beyond what we paid for!! I see that Chef Shailini offers other classes with different things on the menu. I think that any of her classes would be an equally perfect experience.
01 Mar 2020
Chef Shailini was super fun and engaging. Great food. Highly recommend this class!
29 Feb 2020
This was such a unique experience. Auntie Shailini has a very interesting background and told many interesting stories. The food was a ton of fun to make and delish to enjoy!
22 Feb 2020
The meal at the end of the class was a virtual Thanksgiving feast of Nepalese dishes. All were good, but the momos were by far the best.
18 Feb 2020
Chef Shailini welcomed us into her home and gave a wonderful experience cooking Nepalese cuisine. She helped us pair wine with the food we were eating and sprinkled lots of tips and tidbits about her experiences into the cooking class. Would definitely recommend this class to anybody looking to have fun, learn, engage in delightful conversation and eat DELICIOUS food!
15 Feb 2020
We had a fabulous time with Chef Shailini. The food we made was amazing and the company was even better. Thanks for making the class fun, educational, and delicious.
14 Feb 2020
Had a great time with Chef Shailini and company. Enjoyed our amazing Valentine's Dinner. Learned great things to apply at home. You can feel her passion for food along with great hospitality!
09 Feb 2020
My boyfriend and I had an amazing night with Chef Shailini! We learned so much about the food and culture in Nepal, had a delicious meal, met some new friends, and felt like we were old friends in her beautiful home. Such a warming and inviting experience. We couldn’t recommend this experience any more. Chef Sailini you’re a gifted chef and a wonderful person. Thank you for this perfect night!!
03 Feb 2020
AMAZING AMAZING. What a wonderful birthday gift. I did NYC restaurant week the weekend before this, and this was much much better. I would give 6 STARS if I can. Thank you <3 to you and the wonderful couple from NH for a great night.
28 Jan 2020
Everything was wonderful. The momos are to die for and the experience was a blast. Thank you for making my fiancé’s 30th one for the books!
28 Jan 2020
Chef Sailini provided a genuinely warm, inviting, energy-filled evening. We felt we were being invited into her home: she took a real interest in each of us, while she flew around the kitchen guiding our preparation of no less than six dishes, interspersing her advice with stories of travel, cultural customs, and her inside knowledge of Nepalese cooking. We prepared everything from classic Momos to an exquisitely sweet yoghurt dessert—and the session (which actually ran to over 3 hours) flew by. Highly recommended.
22 Jan 2020
My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon learning the secrets to cooking a delicious Mediterranean meal with Chef Shailini. She welcomed us into her home and entertained the two of us with interesting stories about her life and past experiences as a chef - all while helping us enjoy cooking, which typically is a chore in our household! I would highly recommend Chef Shailini, her classes are perfect for a date night or outing with a group of friends!
13 Jan 2020
Great experience! The menu was varied and plentiful so we were able to learn different techniques and how to build flavor in different recipes. Chef S has a lot of professional culinary teaching experiences and that translated to our event. I had a lot of fun, while also learning more about a culture!
11 Jan 2020
Chef Shailini was great - we had an amazing time! She was extremely knowledgeable and so fun to talk to the entire time. Food was amazing too. Would definitely recommend her session!
06 Jan 2020
Fun and tasty evening! Thanks Chef Shailini!
04 Jan 2020
Chef Shailini was amazing! Very knowledgeable and welcoming. Would repeat the experience again.
19 Dec 2019
Chef Shailini had a very ambitious evening planned, but her organization and expertise guided us through many delicious and beautifully presented dishes! It started with freshly-steamed hand-made momos (Nepali dumplings) and ended with a dessert of creamy yogurt with mango and spices. She was a gracious, energetic host and made the three hours fly by. I would love to cook with her again, and would highly recommend her class to anyone!
07 Dec 2019
Chef Shailini was very personable and patient, she has a lot of passion for cooking and teaching. My wife and I enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary by taking her class.
16 Nov 2019
Chef Shailini, was fantastic! At once welcoming and warm we were put at ease immediately. She was very orgainzed and provided us with handouts to take home and review before attempting to make these varied and exciting foods at home! The momo's were so excellent and chef gave us tips for soourcing some of the more exotic ingredients. She is a treasure my husband and i would like to take more classes from her.
11 Nov 2019
Great recipes - already made 3 of the ones we learned and my family was impressed with the outcome!
10 Nov 2019
My wife and I took a class with Chef Shailini making Nepalese cuisine. She is very welcoming and clearly has a passion for both cooking and teaching. The food we made was fantastic. I would highly recommend taking a class with her if you are looking for something fun and unique to do.
08 Nov 2019
Had an amazing time, and learned so much. Learning both the techniques, and the history and food culture around the dishes we were making was a real treat.
04 Nov 2019
We had a terrific time with Chef Shailini making awesome steamed dumplings (and so much more!) and learning about Nepalese food culture and customs. Chef S also had lots of good tips for getting possibly hard to find items and ingredients like papadum crackers, mustard oil, Sichuan peppercorns, etc. Dessert was a truly simple and delicious yogurt flavored with cardamom, saffron, toasted nuts and fresh mango. Yum!
09 Sep 2019
Me and my husband attended this class and had a great time. We were warmly welcomed, we cooked a lot and generously, had great atmosphere and good food. The momos were to die for!
25 Aug 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with chef Shailini. Chef Shailini is very knowledgeable and passionate about cooking and food and also made us feel so welcome in her home. We would absolutely recommend her for anyone looking for a fun, delicious and informative class.
29 Jul 2019
Highly recommend! We loved our experience! Thanks again!
14 Jul 2019
Had a wonderful evening! Chef Shailini was a great host and teacher. My friend and I had so much fun and the food was delicious!
05 Feb 2019
Chef Shailini was warm and welcoming. I really enjoyed cooking with her and learning new things about different cuisines and traditions. Chef Shailini is knowledgable, engaging and fun to cook with! Her juicy steamed momos were to die for!
Guest reviews for Chef Shailini
03 Jul 2019
Shailini gracefully and expertly gave us insight into Nepalese cuisine at a hands on session I attended. It was SO much fun! She was funny, animated and a real pro! Shailini provided a wonderful experience overall that allowed us to relax, chat and exchange notes while we learned how to cook. I will certainly do this again!!
03 Jul 2019
Thank you, Shailini - I loved the appetizer class! I have made many of the dishes several times, since the class, and everyone has raved about them. I was impressed with your efficiency in teaching and coordinating the cooking of several appetizers, all at once! Somehow, everything got done on time and we all certainly enjoyed everything. I also noticed how well you kept an eye on everyone's contributions in making all these. Job well done! ( and delicious too!)
03 Jul 2019
I took a cooking workshop with Shailini, and cannot say enough good things about her as an instructor! She demonstrated a great passion for cooking and her entertaining personality made this an amazing cooking experience for me. The class was extremely interactive and she took the time to provide some history and fun stories behind the food that we were making. I've taken many cooking classes over the years, and so far, this has been one of my absolute favorites. The food was so delicious too - I highly recommend taking a class with Shailini - I very much look forward to doing so, again!
03 Jul 2019
Wow - what a class!! Shailini is fun, warm and welcoming, besides being a pro in terms of planning and organizing. She involved us all in the cooking process and answered many questions along the way. The dishes turned out great!! I especially appreciated the handouts and detailed recipes and am very confident I will be making these at home. We learned many food prep tips as well - I can't wait to take another class with Shailini!
03 Jul 2019
Cooking with Shailini is fantastic!! She is passionate about food and demonstrating her craft with others. We learned how to make a delicious Indian meal, and alongside, many helpful tips and tricks in the kitchen. Everyone participated and had a blast - would highly recommend a class with Shailini!
03 Jul 2019
Shailini did a fantastic job of presenting an evening of delicious appetizers. She was very organized and engaged each of us in helping, so that by the end, we all felt very comfortable with one another and were having a great time. The food was so delicious and beautifully presented. It is amazing that she was able to manage so much all at once, while making it all seem effortless! I would take another class with her at any time.
20 Mar 2019
Many thanks to Chef Shailini for sharing with us her wonderful talent at orchestrating a traditional Nepali meal with us. The spices she used were amazing and the momos we made were spot on! It was a cultural moment in time that I will always remember and cherish in my heart. Best birthday present for my boyfriend, ever! I highly recommend taking a class with Shailini if you want a truly unique experience.
20 Mar 2019
Shailini was friendly, patient and professional - she was very flexible with the changing schedule of our large family gathering and swooped right in with everything needed to teach us how to make Nepalese and Thai meals. She even left us with an instruction manual on everything we learned that night. It was a delicious, lovely and memorable event for me and my family.
$ 95 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 5-course meal and taxes.
Meet your chef
Chef Shailini was born in Nepal, and with her father being a well-known diplomat, the family lived all over the world. A life long educator, Chef Shailini taught at both Boston University and Northeastern University earlier in her career, and while she enjoyed that a great deal, she is currently living her true passion at several well-known Boston institutions teaching people how to cook food that is both nutritious and delicious. Chef Shailini also does a great deal of volunteer work.
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