Create a sensational Spanish tapas tasting menu that delivers one wave of flavor after another.
In this hands-on class with Chef Iain, you will learn how to construct a beautiful Spanish-style tasting menu featuring five traditional tapas with a few fun added twists.
Some of the recipes you can look forward to learning to make in this fun and engaging class with Chef Iain include a comforting and satisfying shrimp and white bean flatbread that is anything but bland or conventional, a healthier version of a Spanish tortilla that delivers a wallop of flavor, and zucchini patties served with an addictive homemade tomato marmalade.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
After deciding to shift gears and leave the restaurant game, Chef Iain began a successful career as a personal chef in Manhattan Beach for over 15 years while simultaneously catering parties for clients and corporate events. He also became a private celebrity chef, and began providing services and catering on the sets of TV shows and movies. Chef Iain can also be found hosting a variety of fun and exciting culinary experiences!
Iain was a terrific host and teacher…and we came home with leftovers. We’re relatively inexperienced cooks but he stuck with us, showing, explaining and sharing. Highly recommended!
17 Dec 2021
Iain was wonderful to cook with. He taught my Mom and I plenty of tips and tricks that only someone as experienced as he is would know. Incredibly knowledgeable and would recommend him to anyone!
20 Nov 2021
Chef Iain was amazing! So personable, friendly and informative. I’ve already made the bacon wrapped dates for a dinner party and they were a hit. We thoroughly enjoyed our lesson and would 100% recommend.
05 Sep 2021
Chef Iain was great! Made adjustments for my husband who had dietary restrictions. helped us with the cooking and cleaning so we could be quick and actually eat sitting down. Note the course is in his home, which has an older kitchen and rather tight space.
04 Sep 2021
Chef Iain was fun and friendly! He created a warm experience that made us feel comfortable cooking. And the food was filling and delicious. We were allowed to bring our own wine as well!!
16 Aug 2021
Chef Iain is knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious. Made a first date super fun and we will always remember what a good time we had. Food was dank, I feel like I now know how to cook better, and I left with a big smile on my face. I’m grateful for the time we shared. Thanks, Chef Iain!
25 Jul 2021
Chef Iain exceeded all expectations with an exceptional night of cooking, learning, laughing, and dining! I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Great for a date night, a night out with friends or family members, or even a fun experience to go alone and learn from one of the best private chefs in southern California.
27 Jun 2021
Everything was amazing, the food delicious and Chef Ian wonderful, I highly recommend this experience for everyone!
27 Jun 2021
I had the honor to meet and share an evening of laughs, learning, and great food with Chef Iain last Friday night. I enjoy cooking and learning new techniques, so being in the Chef’s own kitchen, watching how he takes the same ingredients I use and turn them into delicious meals, while also being able to get my hands dirty and cook myself, it was the best of both worlds. Chef Iain is welcoming and has a great sense of humor. We were laughing all night between the delicious courses of homemade tapas. If you are looking for a better option than just a night out for dinner, contact Chef Iain for a unique and intimate dining experience.
17 Jun 2021
Chef Iain was wonderful and the food fantastic. We even had leftovers to bring home. Learned some cooking tips too. A great experience for couples or small groups. Come hungry!
07 Jun 2021
We had a great time with Chef Iain! He brought everything we needed to our kitchen and helped us make a stellar tapas dinner! We even had plenty of leftovers for the next day. He did a great job helping us feel more comfortable with eyeballing ingredients and practicing cooking with the ingredients you have to make a delicious meal. Would recommend!
13 Aug 2020
We had a wonderful evening at Chef Iain’s house. We were a group of girlfriends getting together for the first time since... the whole pandemic nightmare started. So, we were probably too chatty and all over the place from the excitement of the meeting, haha!, but surprisingly, days after the event we kept sending each other pictures of the dishes that we cooked with Chef Iain and that we all repeated at home! So, turns out, not only we paid attention, but the dishes were so good that we wanted to replicate them for our loved ones at home!
Chef’s personality is larger than life! He is not only full of pro tips and useful hacks, but also has a great sense of humor and made us laugh all evening.
I am so happy we found this website and their great classes at a time when it seemed like life came to a complete standstill. Thank you, Chef Iain, for giving us such a great experience and making us all feel “normal” again!
Highly recommend for a tight group of 6-8 friends. Make it “private“ and enjoy Chef Iain’s undivided attention!
15 Mar 2020
Chef Iain was a delight. We were 5 woman celebrating a birthday. We had the 5 course tapas meal. Everything was delicious and recipes we can definitely make at home. You can participate as much or as little as you want in the prep and cooking. Iain gave us several cooking tips that we will use again. We all want to do it again. Thanks for a fantastic evening.
15 Mar 2020
Great meal and very entertaining and talented chef ! Thanks Chef Ian for a memorable evening!
15 Mar 2020
Ian was amazing. We learned a lot of helpful cooking tips . And the meal was fabulous. I will be trying the recipes that were introduced.
15 Mar 2020
Chef Iain was great! He was full of great cooking tips and techniques and the meal was delicious. He also was flexible in timing as we needed to start a little early. Highly recommend Chef Iain.Cheers!
20 Aug 2019
Working with Chef Ian was great! He is very patient and good at explaining things for those of us who don’t really use the kitchen. We had a great time and will cook with him again!
14 Aug 2019
Great experience!! Great learning. Great food. And great conversation.
22 Jul 2019
Chef Iain was fantastic! He was so welcoming. The food was delicious, and we loved the class!
12 May 2019
Chef Iain was a fun and extremely knowledgeable guide in the kitchen. Together we made some of the best food I've ever had on a Cozymeal experience. Would definitely do it again!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Iain
05 Jan 2022
Chef Iain created a really wonderful experience for my friend and I. He taught us some really great cooking techniques and made me feel less intimidated about being in a kitchen! I loved the 1:1 attention and hands on experience which is unlike any other cooking class we've done before. The meal was amazing! I'll definitely be trying out what we made on my own.
29 Dec 2021
Fun and delicious cooking experience with Chef Iain! Thank you for a good time. We appreciate all the helpful tips on prepping, interesting tidbits about flavors & cooking Mediterranean comfort food. Really enjoyed the meal we made. Would recommend to anyone and want to take more classes with him!
24 Dec 2021
Chef Iain was delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening making our meal. Chef Iain adjusted the ingredients slightly to enhance the final product according to our palate. We also learned general tips and tricks that we can use in our future cooking endeavors. We did all this while having fun and laughing along the way. I highly recommend Chef Iain. You'll have a great time.
18 Dec 2021
Wonderful experience! Learned some awesome new techniques for prep in the kitchen, and the meal was delicious. Chef Iain made it fun and engaging, 100% recommend!
17 Dec 2021
Chef Lain was fantastic. Good energy and a lot of fun. We walked us through the meal prep, injected some humor, and produced an amazing, yummy meal! I highly, highly recommend him!
09 Sep 2021
Chef Iaian was wonderful at our private in-home cooking lesson! We had so much fun, learned a ton about cooking, and the meal was fabulous. Thank you, Chef Iain!!
05 Sep 2021
Was a great experience! Came here for a date and we both loved it. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family!
04 Jun 2021
Very educational and fun! Chef was interactive and provided great tips. 10/10 would recommend. Thank you Iain!
31 Jan 2021
Chef Iain was AMAZING and the food was absolutely delicious! The entire party had a blast learning some great techniques, laughing with Iain and eating great food! We all left the experience wanting more and can't wait to cook again with Chef Iain!!
21 Feb 2019
Chef Iain's flatbreads were awesome! I Very cool to see it being made in a skillet and really delicious and interesting toppings!