Cooking Class - Caribbean Soul Food

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Visit a variety of Caribbean lands — culinary style — with Chef Natalie.

Chef Natalie draws upon her vast culinary experience and background to provide you with a journey through incredible Caribbean fare.

Prepare to take a flavorful trip through Caribbean lands, including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, as you create a five-course menu Chef Natalie refers to as "comida for the soul", meaning food for the soul. Choose from empanadas or tostones rellenos as an amuse-bouche, soup Joumou or Spanish fish stew, red snapper or jerk chicken for your entrée, and flourless Mexican chocolate cake or tres leches cake for dessert.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Meal Courses 5
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels African, Couples, Fusion, Group, Latin

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Tony G.


09 Jan 2022

Natalie was very nice, but the experience just didn't live up to expectations and didn't line up with what we paid for. The class was scheduled for 12p but the class had already started with two other students (not part of our group) when we arrived at 11:55a. We had to "catch up" with food prep, to include handling raw chicken, but the location had *no where* to wash our hands or clean our preparation surfaces. Thankfully we didn't get sick. The class was meant to be 5 courses over 3 hours, but was really only 3 courses in a rushed 55 minutes or so. We did not make dessert--it was handed to us after we asked pointed out that the course included it in the menu--and it felt like we were rushing to free the event space for something else. The online description mentioned starting with meats, cheeses, and crostinis, but there were none. And there were no choices within each course, as was indicated online. Unfortunately, this was not the experience we were looking for and was not worth the $125 per person.

Jonathan Gray .

Jonathan Gray

07 Jan 2022

Chef Natalie was Outstanding... She was very professional, attentive, and cordial. The attention to detail that she and her staff provided was exceptional, and I would highly recommend booking her for your special event as you will not be disappointed!

Kim J.


28 Dec 2021

The chef today did great! Everything was ready when we arrived so we could jump right into cooking! The ingredients were fresh and the chef guided us to successfully cook a delicious meal!

Meet your chef

Chef Natalie
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Chef Natalie’s successful culinary career spans over 20 years as a personal chef, event and catering manager, restaurant owner, and beyond. Shortly after beginning her career in the restaurant industry, she found herself in demand by the likes of some of the world’s top executives, celebrities, and high-profile moguls. Her skills are now highly recognized and respected, and her lengthy list of press accolades include coverage by the Huffington Post, LA Times, Food and Beverage Magazine, and more.

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