Enjoy a beautiful selection of small plates with Chef Daniel.
Mezze is an experience that involves several small plates that each offer a variety of flavor and inspiration. Learn more now with Chef Daniel!
Mezze is a great way to share a culinary experience with a group of friends. There is always something for everyone! Mezze is often based on seasonal ingredients, ensuring bursts of fresh flavor that are out of this world. You will be creating your very own mezze experience as you prepare a slew of dishes that includes savory hummus, grilled swordfish and ice cream with a unique spin.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Daniel is truly amazing! First, he made the impossible possible as I was planning a surprise for my friend who has so many food restrictions. 2nd, everything was so delicious and we had so much fun learning and cooking with him. Also, his home is supper clean which I think is important for a chef. Overall I think 5 stars is not enough here I wish I could add a superstar. Highly recommended!
05 Jun 2021
Daniel was excellent!
18 Jan 2020
Chef Daniel was inviting and welcoming. There’s something intimate about making and sitting down to a meal together that was special and has left my husband and I talking about the great experience and how much we loved the other couples. This night made a great gift!
17 Dec 2019
Chef Dan was amazing! Welcoming, accommodating, we instantly felt comfortable in his beautiful home. The food was amazing, healthy and fresh. We can’t wait to do it again, it was a truly perfect night. (Though it would have been even more than perfect if he had a fancy blender)
24 Nov 2019
Cooking with Chef Daniel entertained all of our senses. With music playing in the background, we chopped fragrant herbs while Chef Daniel roasted vegetables. As we prepared other lunch dishes we learned about using knives and other kitchen tools properly. The best part of the experience proved to be eating the delicious lunch with so many flavors, colors and textures. 5 stars for Chef Daniel!
26 Oct 2019
What a great day with Chef Daniel! The food and company were excellent and I learned techniques to bring back home. Thank you!
26 Oct 2019
Outstanding, knowledgable and very personal
23 Sep 2019
Our class was absolutely fantastic! Chef Daniel was incredibly nice, easy to talk to, incredibly educational, and kept the whole evening very casual. The food was immaculate and the instructions he sent us home with to recreate the meal are easy to follow. I highly suggest anyone looking for a Cozymeal experience to give Chef Daniel a chance if you are in the Philadelphia area.
27 May 2019
24 May 2019
We loved the experience - the food was delicious and Daniel’s home is beautiful. I walked away with better knife skills and I took notes on how Daniel kept his kitchen :)
24 Apr 2019
It was an outstanding experience.
Very helpful cooking tips and training.
The food was delicious.
We had the Mediterranean menu.
Would go back again for sure!!
24 Apr 2019
Chef Daniel was amazing! Couldn’t have been a better experience! Food outstanding and we learned so much. Perfect evening!!
08 Apr 2019
An informative and fun evening. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested in cooking and eating well. Mary Petrie
08 Apr 2019
Great fun even for someone like me who hates cooking! Great chef , very entertaining and met some nice people.
Highly recommend .
06 Apr 2019
Excellent evening. Daniel made us feel very welcome in his home. We learned some great cooking tips and met some lovely people with whom we enjoyed a delicious meal that we all helped to make. Highly recommend.
05 Apr 2019
We had an amazing time with Chef Damiel. There were four in our party and we met two other couples who we really fun, and we all had a great time! The food was excellent and we learned a lot. Would definitely recommend this evening! It was a wonderful experience.
31 Mar 2019
Just had the Mezze Experience at Chef Dan's house with my good friend. I recommend this experience 1,000%!!!! Chef Dan is friendly, easy to talk to, a great teacher with lots of good cooking tips, has a beautiful home, and was just a wonderful host. I hope I can take more family and friends to cook and eat with Chef Dan, that's how much fun we had. Thanks for a wonderful experience and delicious recipes!
16 Mar 2019
Dan was awesome.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Daniel
28 Sep 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Daniel! Everyone enjoyed the food and the cooking tips we each individually learned. Looking forward to another cooking event with Daniel. Highly recommend him.
26 Sep 2022
Chef Daniel was great! Very welcoming and the food was delicious! can't wait to go back!
17 Sep 2022
We had a great time with Chef Daniel! He had a great menu prepared for us to cook, was very helpful in his direction, and was a great host. Would absolutely take another class or have him cook a private dinner.
13 Sep 2022
We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the other attendees at the party. Chef Daniels shared his expertise and knowledge while we all coordinated efforts in the kitchen! The finished meal was a fabulous reward for us all!
09 Aug 2022
Chef Dan is an incredible chef and teacher. You will be very pleased with your experience and the new cooking tips you learn. The kitchen is the perfect setting for a wonderful experience. We would definitely recommend Chef Dan to anyone. We hope to learn new dishes from Chef Dan in the future.
29 Jul 2022
Chef Daniel was an amazing host! Before we got started he inquired about food allergies amd/or sensitivities, took time to cover the dishes we would be making, the idividual ingredients, and proper techniques. He asked and answered questions, shared stories about his experiences as a chef, and ensured that each of his guests were able to (safely) rotate through various kitchen stations. It was an oitstanding experience, and I am looking forward to siging up for more of Chef Daniel's classes in the near future.
21 Jun 2022
Chef Daniel put on an amazing cooking class. The theme was Golden Girls and the food was delicious! Highly recommend.
16 Jun 2022
Chef Daniel was patient and so willing to teach. He was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The class was great and definitely something different to do. Thank you for a wonderful class. Highly recommend!
13 Jun 2022
Chef Daniel was awesome!
10 Jun 2022
We decided to have an intimate baby sprinkle for our friend. There was 6 of us and we had an amazing time! Chef Daniel taught cooking tips and his recipes were amazing. From cooking to eating at the end, it felt like a relaxing Sunday night dinner with friends. We will definitely do another class again!
10 Jun 2022
Such a fun night ! Thank you Chef !
29 May 2022
Great experience! Daniel was gracious and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
24 May 2022
Very relaxed and informative experience. Chef was well organized and prepared which allowed for a perfect flow to our session.
01 May 2022
This class with Dan was delightful and delicious! He is a sweetheart, his kitchen is lovely and warm, and the food was delicious, and so much less daunting in light of his chill demeanor. It's a lot of ingredients, but he was great about letting us know where to buy in the area, which was helpful too. One thing I was struck with was the diversity of the group we were cooking with. We had two couples and a single person (that was me!), and there was a range of age and race and identity. It just felt very Philly, and I'm into that. Great course, and I would certainly do another with Dan!
25 Apr 2022
Such a warm, inviting experience for my date and I!!
12 Apr 2022
Daniel is a great chef! He is very knowledgeable and easy to follow. We had a private date night in his home which was very welcoming. We walked away with tips and tricks and fun facts about the dishes and Italian cuisine in general. I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for a different spin on date night and I would recommend him as a private chef experience as well. 5 stars! We couldn’t be more pleased and eager to try these dishes on our own at home.
03 Apr 2022
Chef Daniel exceeded all expectations and created a fun environment to cook and learn!
17 Mar 2022
Had a great time!
16 Mar 2022
Chef Daniel was amazing and showed us how to make our four-course meal with passion and great stories. He provided alternate options for some of the meals to adjust to people's dietary restrictions. I would definitely attend another class with him.
11 Mar 2022
Chef Daniel is thoroughly engaging, a good story teller, and a gracious host. Some of the prep work was already done to provide ample time for cooking, yet there was plenty to do and to learn. Chef covered many useful topics, weaving culinary wisdom with anecdotes about his travels and family. We had a lovely group of folks with lively dinner conversation, all in the comfort of the Chef's charming home. A memorable experience.
11 Mar 2022
Daniel provided an incredible experience in his home. Each of the four courses came out very well and the timing took a little over an hour for cooking it all. He explained everything clearly and provided techniques for different facets of the meal. We will likely use him again and I would highly recommend him to others!
03 Mar 2022
Chef Daniel was Awesome! The Team had a great time! Thanks for Everything!
02 Mar 2022
Daniel was great, thorough in his lessons and answering questions. Meal was delicious - highly recommended!
14 Feb 2022
Dan was knowledgeable, polite, and friendly.
10 Feb 2022
Tons of fun. I took my wife and two kids. The meal was excellent and we all really enjoyed the experience. We all want to take another class sometime soon.
07 Feb 2022
What a great experience! The food was great and fresh. He gave us little tips on cooking that we’re easy to pick up. His home is a very welcoming place and was very comfortable. We will be booking with him again in the future!
02 Feb 2022
Amazing cooking class!! Thank you Chef Daniel! My husband and I loved the dinner!
26 Jan 2022
What a great experience! For those who have never cooked or for those who have many cooking talents, Chef Daniel will create such a great experience for you. He makes sure everyone in the group is learning something and is very hands on the whole time. The Vietnamese Street food was absolutely delicious! Better than going to a restaurant, because you get to meet great people and learn along the way.
18 Jan 2022
Chef Daniel was so great! Super friendly and informative. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was cozy.
01 Jan 2022
Excellent experience…Chef Daniel didn’t miss a beat and knocked it out of the park. We will definitely do this again in the Spring.
29 Dec 2021
Very enjoyable and delicious evening! We learned a lot of new tips and tricks during the class as well. Highly recommend.
22 Dec 2021
Chef Daniel's class was great with lots of good cooking tips and tasty food. Highly recommend!
01 Dec 2021
Dan was gracious welcoming plus an awesome chef and teacher. I would definitely do this again.
13 Apr 2021
We had the best time with Chef Dan at our beach house in Stone Harbor, NJ for a surprise 30th birthday dinner. The chef was punctual and professional. We were a group of 9 people. Being such a large group, we know it is hard to please everyone, but each item on the menu was delicious and left us wanting Dan to come back again! All dishes were flavorful and described perfectly. We hope we can have Dan cook for us again soon! An added bonus is that he traveled over an hour to come to our house, which was so nice and generous. I'd recommend Chef Dan to anyone!
13 Mar 2021
Thanks so much to Chef Daniel for such an AWESOME experience. His food was incredible! He is not only is an outstanding chef but very personable as well. The conversation flowed about food, my favorite subject, all night. He also teaches online classes and classes in his home as well. I'm looking forward to booking with Chef Daniel again and again. It was such a treat and you made my birthday very memorable, I have some pictures I wish I could post for you to see
06 Mar 2021
What a night! Chef showed up on time and made the most amazing 6 course meal we have ever had. Every single dish was so flavorful and complex! Really elevated dishes. He is also funny and down to earth. We had such a fun, relaxing time. Thanks so much!
04 Mar 2021
Fantastic! Lots of fun and the food came out great.
25 Feb 2021
Instruction was clear, pace was just right, and the food was delicious. A great evening.
26 Jan 2021
Recipes were very tasty. I do a lot of cooking and Was satisfied with the food and that I learned some new dishes.
17 Jan 2021
We had a great time! Chef Daniel was very nice and showed us how to make a delicious Vietnamese street food dish. We learned about the various ingredients and how to cut and cook them. We are planning on bringing friends in the future for round 2!
10 Jan 2021
Wonderful class! Chef Daniel made the experience comfortable, welcoming to all levels, and low key. We even learned a few techniques to carry into our future meals at home. Thank you!
10 Jan 2021
Daniel’s brunch was amazing! The food was delicious, everything was served in a timely manner and he left the kitchen spotless. This far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend Daniel for anyone looking for an intimate dinner with a few friends :)
16 Dec 2020
Every course of the meal was amazing and bursting with flavor! Chef Daniel was incredible as he described each dish, the ingredients, and his process. It made for an evening that my wife and I will always remember (and tell our friends about). If you want a truly special evening, book Chef Daniel!
08 Mar 2020
Simply enjoyed the entire experience ..the Chef was very welcoming and knowledgeable , kept our group engaged in the prepping of the food and explaining the cooking of all the ingredients. The meal was incredible and definitely would recommend Chef Daniel .. Thank you
22 Feb 2020
Great! Not sure what i expected but everything was great
16 Feb 2020
This experience was so much fun! We had another couple with us and chef Daniel was great. He was very welcoming, took his time to not only teach us but also talk to us about his life and the menu. The food was yummy and we’re planning on making these dishes again soon. Thank you Chef Daniel!
10 Feb 2020
Amazing food, host, house, atmosphere.
09 Feb 2020
The meal was delicious, we learned a lot and Daniel was awesome!
09 Feb 2020
Chef Daniel was great! He was knowledgeable and provided great tips about the meal we were cooking. The food was excellent and I would definitely recommend him!
05 Feb 2020
Daniel was an awesome host and amazing cook! We had a great time. Highly recommended.
04 Feb 2020
Amazing Cooking class with Chef Daniel. We did the Vietnamese street food. The FLAVOR of each dish was amazing! There is some hands on cooking - you will learn a lot. We will be back for more of his cooking classes. Highly recommend!
27 Jan 2020
Chef Daniel was welcoming and a good teacher. Each course was delicious!
22 Jan 2020
It was a great experience! Daniel was super knowledgeable and the food was amazing! Looking forward to coming again!
18 Jan 2020
Delicious meal and very courteous. Our group enjoyed the experience.
18 Jan 2020
Polite, great food, super flexible and nice. Did all the cleaning and put the extra food in tins for us. He did a great job, can't recommend enough
11 Jan 2020
I gave tip in cash! It was wonderful. I loved the experience! Thank you so much!
02 Jan 2020
Chef Dan is amazing! His home is so lovely and he’s very kind when teaching. Definitely byo friendly! The guests were so nice too. We were like friends for a couple hours. We made so much that he even let us take home the extras. Such a fun time!
24 Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time cooking a delicious Italian meal with Chef Daniel. He was knowledgeable and fun. He shared great insight from his time in culinary school and as a restaurant chef.
24 Dec 2019
Chef Daniel was great and the food was amazing! We learned a lot about not only the specific recipes we made, but how to use knives properly for different chopping methods, the best type of each ingredient to use, etc. A great evening!
16 Dec 2019
Dan’s cooking class was great. A very enjoyable, fun evening. Besides learning some great recipes and the food being absolutely delicious! Would definitely recommend
16 Dec 2019
Chef Dan was terrific! The whole experience was great. First time doing something like this but i wiuld definitely recommend and do it again. Thank you Dan for welcoming us into your home and giving hands on experience to a fantastic dinner.
08 Dec 2019
Nice atmosphere, food was delicious, Dan was friendly and we learned some good cooking tips. Great overall experience.
23 Nov 2019
Chef Daniel was a great host. Our group had the option of being hands on or just observe. I learned a new knife technique. His recipes were original and delicious. We will be making these brunch recipes for our upcoming holidays. Thanks again Chef Daniel for a great birthday event!
23 Nov 2019
Thank you so much to Chef Daniel for making my boyfriends birthday surprise such a great success! We had such a good time learning to cook a true Italian meal. Chef Daniel was very friendly and answered any questions we had and provided for a great experience! We would definitely consider booking with Chef Daniel for future cooking classes! It was also great to take home leftovers to enjoy!
16 Nov 2019
Chef Daniel was engaging, professional, funny and the food was delicious. Everyone had a great experience and are discussing setting up another lesson with Chef Daniel
11 Nov 2019
The whole experience was really enjoyable and we learned a lot about Vietnamese cuisine. He was warm and he was able to make us feel at home. I would definitely do this again.
03 Nov 2019
Chef Daniel was awesome. Invited us into his home and involved us in the preparation of an outstanding italan dinner. The food was excellent, and Chef Danial was very amicable and fun to cook with. We had a great time!
02 Nov 2019
The whole experience was wonderful!
25 Oct 2019
This experience was awesome! The chef was knowledgeable and personable, the food was amazing, and the class was so much fun! We will definitely be doing more classes!
15 Oct 2019
The best team building experience. Daniel is so knowledgeable and master of his craft! We all learned so much and laughed at all of his fabulous, hysterical stories. You really feel like you are in your own home with friends! He knows how to expertly set up, cook, clean up and the times flies! Best experience that I would highly recommend!!!
14 Oct 2019
Me and my friends had a great time. Very organized and friendly!
10 Oct 2019
Chef Dan The Man was great! Very down to earth and very knowledgeable! And the food was so good! I will definitely be booking with him again in the future.
30 Sep 2019
Delicious food and an overall great experience.
12 Sep 2019
Chef Daniel was great! He created a very memorable experience. He was knowledgeable, pleasant in conversation and gave us a bunch of cooking tips. This is something my wife and I will do again for sure!
31 Aug 2019
Chef Daniel is AWESOME!!! We had a great time cooking with him! We learned some great tricks and enjoyed a fantastic meal that we will definitely make again at home?? And we enjoyed his company too??
Thank you, Chef Daniel.
30 Aug 2019
We had a great time (it was just the two of us with Chef Daniel) at the Hygge inspired feast. Great atmosphere, conversation and food. Thank you Chef Daniel.
28 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
We had Chef Daniel for a birthday celebration and it was amazing! There were 6 of us and we totally enjoyed a traditional authentic Italian dinner. We all had tons of questions for the chef and all along he just kept cooking and easily talking with us. He was totally fun and easy going and the night was completely enjoyable. We absolutely recommend having Chef Dan for an event or cooking class because every minute was fun and interesting!
04 Jul 2019
Chef Daniel was amazing. Super hands on. The food was amazing. It was so cool to talk to a chef who went to CIA and knew so much
18 May 2019
20 Apr 2019
Excellent time! Meal was delicious!
10 Apr 2019
I can not recommend Chef Daniel enough. He taught my wife & I so much, cooked an awesome meal, and was really pleasant to hangout with throughout the afternoon. Will likely schedule something again, maybe with a bigger group. What a great experience!
10 Apr 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen...Chef Daniel is an absolute national treasure. He was single handedly the greatest chef both my girlfriend and I ever witnessed with our own eyes and on top of that, he's one of South Philly's own. The meal we had, at Chef Daniel's expert direction, quite arguably may have been the greatest culinary undertaking in the known universe. Quite frankly, if you don't choose a Chef-Daniel-cozymeal-experience, your doing yourself and society a disservice. I'd give 6 stars if I could. Chef Daniel, bravo!
08 Apr 2019
Chef Daniel was AMAZING! Not only was the food incredible, but he had us entertained the entire night. He told us stories about his journey to becoming a chef, which included many funny times that he’s had with friends and family over the years. He has a beautiful home and his kitchen was a good size for us to be able to move around. He had everything prepared for us to enjoy our experience cooking the menu. All of the ingredients were fresh and all of his equipment was first class. We really felt comfortable cooking with him, because we could tell he knew exactly what he was doing. This was more fun and gratifying than going out to a restaurant, because we go to eat so much delicious food that we were able to cook ourselves. We didn’t know what to expect going into it, but we’re sure glad that we gave it a shot. We highly recommend Chef Daniel as he far exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back to cook with him again in the future.
06 Apr 2019
What an incredible experience! Chef Daniel brought all the necessary ingredients and supplies right to our house. He helped us understand how to use what we already have to realistically cook an amazing meal. It was the perfect combination of letting us do some of the work without feeling overwhelmed or slowing down the process. Chef Daniel is very knowledgeable and it was fun to talk one-on-one with him. He clearly loves cooking, and we were really glad to share that with him!
25 Feb 2019
Chef Daniel is warm and engaging. His inviting personality shows in his fresh, delicious food. He has a lot of previous culinary teaching experience and it shows in the ease with which he demonstrates cooking techniques. His insider knowledge and stories, having worked in several well known downtown Philly restaurants, is fascinating. This is not to mention his food in incredibly delicious and flavorful! An experience with Chef Daniel is highly recommended!
Guest reviews for Chef Daniel
11 Apr 2019
Daniel is a talented and creative chef with a plethora of knowledge! Great at teaching even with people that don’t have any cooking experience! He provides a fun and fresh environment! Totally would recommend taking his class!!!
27 Feb 2019
I have had Chef Daniel’s cooking multiple times and am always impressed. His food is always creative, well seasoned and beautifully plated. He holds himself to a high standard and you can definitely tell (and taste it.) Highly recommend!
After graduating culinary school and completing an immersive internship in Italian culture and cuisine in Umbria, Chef Daniel landed a job as a sous chef where he was able to learn from and partner with Iron Chef Jose Garces. For the past five years, Chef Daniel has been the go-to chef for six eateries that are part of a restaurant group that has helped transform a once desolate neighborhood into a modern and trendy village.