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.

Cheese Course

With Spanish cheeses, meats, olives and homemade crostini

Amuse Bouche

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Empanadas with choice of beef, chicken or seafood
Tostones rellenos with fried plantains, avocado and blackened shrimp


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Soup Joumou with butternut squash, vegetables and pasta
Spanish fish stew with tomatoes, potatoes and vegetables

Tomato Relish Salad

With cucumber, avocado, mango and honey-lime dressing


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Jerk chicken with pineapple relish, rice and beans, and fried plantains
Red snapper with Creole shrimp, tomatoes and onion
Grilled filet with chimichurri, papas bravas and asparagus


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Flourless Mexican chocolate cake
Tres leches cake

Meet your chef

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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Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Mary N.


22 Nov 2021

Chef Natalie was so sweet and the class was really fun. Our food came out so good and it was such a great experience overall!

Josephine J.


17 Apr 2021

I am extremely disappointed in the lack of professionalism of Chef Natalie. She cancelled the cooking class only one hour before it was scheduled to start (2:00p.m. for a 3:00 p.m. class) with no explanation. When I reached out to her she said it was due to an emergency. She did not offer to reschedule, nor did she offer a discount for the inconvenience. When I suggested we reschedule to 4:00 pm.. the next day (Sat), she said she would let me know by the end of the Friday night. She did NOT confirm on Friday night and not until I reached out to her at 1:00 p.m. on Sat did I learn she was cancelling the class. I scheduled the class as part of a retirement celebration for a weekend that my daughter would be in town so the cancellation was especially disappointing. While I understand that emergencies happen I do not understand her total lack of communication. Under no circumstances would I re-book with her nor recommend her as she as shown herself to be unreliable.

Rachelle L.


25 Oct 2020

Wow! What a wonderful time today! We booked Chef Natalie for the Carribean Soul Food Cooking Class and enjoyed every minute of it. We had such a blast, that our 3 hour session turned into 4 hours. We kept laughing, dancing, talking and just having a good time. It’s as if we were cooking with family! Natalie’s instructions were thorough and she was always able to provide a response to our questions. She was always open and available to help us and she encouraged us throughout the entire process. Natalie even tweaked our experience by adding different dishes and recipes that were not on the menu. We truly appreciated her effort to create a tailored and unique experience. Every dish tasted absolutely delicious! We couldn’t believe that we were able to produce such amazing results. Taking this class gave us the confidence to recreate these recipes at home and even make them our own. Whether you are new to cooking or not, Chef Natalie is a great person to guide you on your path to a palate without borders! You won’t regret your decision. It’s unfortunate to see a one start review, because her service and attention to us was impeccable! We will definitely book again in the near future! Happy cooking!

$ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 5-course meal and taxes.

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