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Cooking Class - Vegetarian Favorites of Asia
Cooking Class - Vegetarian Favorites of Asia
Learn how to create an extraordinary vegetarian meal with Asian flair under Chef Greg's guidance.
The culinary traditions of Asia are built on a foundation of fresh ingredients, and lend themselves very well to a vegetarian diet. Join Chef Greg to learn how to make four Asian plant-focused dishes from scratch.
Start with a refreshing cold Thai-scented avocado soup with a tangy cucumber-apple relish. Next, learn how to make crispy egg rolls bursting with flavor and seared mushroom teriyaki with carrot and ginger purée, baby milk tips and spinach. To finish, whip up a classic mango sticky rice.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
This menu can be prepared with vegan ingredients upon request
Thai-Scented Cucumber Avocado Soup
With cucumber-apple relish, lime, sesame, furikake and crispy onions
Crispy Egg Rolls
With shredded carrots, cabbage, cilantro, scallions and chili vinegar
Seared Mushroom Teriyaki
With carrot and ginger purée, baby milk tips, king oyster mushrooms and teriyaki
Mango Sticky Rice
With coconut caramel, sesame-lime crumble and mango confit
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 20
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Asian, Couples, Date Night, Group, Valentine's, Vegetarian
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
25 Feb 2023
Chef Greg was great! We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the food. We will be booking again.
13 Feb 2023
Great experience, good food, didn’t know that I can make spring rolls that easy
30 Jan 2023
Thank you again for walking us through making a delicious meal. The experience was perfect.
22 Jan 2023
Delicious meals, great teaching, and lots of fun conversation. Chef Greg is patient, kind, and most importantly a lot of fun while giving out instructions and tips on how to cook the meals. The time flew by and we had mouthwatering dishes that we will definitely make again. Would do this again!
13 Jul 2022
Friendly, professional, and fun. Also the food was incredible. Thanks Chef Greg!
21 Jun 2022
What an incredible experience! This was an anniversary celebration for my wife and I. We learned so much from Chef Greg, from prepping to plating and the reason behind each ingredient, and made it into a very interactive experience. Plus he was fun and a joy to talk to. It was like having a 5-star restaurant meal at home. We look forward to working with him in the future.
23 Apr 2022
Chef Greg was fantastic! I highly recommend his class. Great food + great conversation = a great time.
15 Mar 2022
Chef Greg was excellent. Don’t have enough good things to say about him or the meal. It can be daunting to invite someone into your home but Chef Greg was funny, had great stories, and prepared an amazing meal.
20 Feb 2022
Chef Greg is fantastic. We enjoyed a wonderful evening with great food and conversation and picked up a few cooking/prep tips along the way! When Chef Greg hit heavy traffic coming out to our place near Dulles from DC on a Friday evening, he made sure to keep us posted that he would be a few minutes late (I think he may have made it right on schedule anyway) and then hit the ground running upon arrival. He was gracious with involving my wife and son, who were excited to take part in the cooking process (I was much more excited to watch and eat!), and did a great job of explaining each of the steps and techniques. Fun conversation throughout the evening and, of course, the food was wonderful. It was impressive how a lot of the same basic ingredients could be used in different ways to create very different tastes across the courses. I highly recommend Chef Greg and look forward to trying other courses by him in the future.
11 Feb 2022
Chef Greg was awesome! He was so fun to chat with and so knowledgable, and accommodated our dietary preferences. The food was delicious and we learned some great cooking techniques. Highly recommend!!!
04 Feb 2022
Thank you for cooking a delicious meal and entertaining us. Much fun!
07 Jan 2022
Chef Greg was great! He was fun, easy going, and really good at adapting to my small apartment kitchen. He brought all his own supplies and ingredients. I would recommend this experience to friends!
06 Jan 2022
My husband and I had a great experience with Chef Greg! He was fun and interesting and we learned several new cooking tips.
19 Aug 2021
We had an excellent cooking experience with Chef Greg. We signed up for the "Vegetarian Favorites of Asia" course for a date night, and we absolutely loved it. Chef Greg encouraged us to participate, and we gladly took him up on it. This was one of the best experiences that I've been a part of, and I recommend it 100%.
26 Jul 2021
We absolutely loved it! Chef Greg was amazing, professional, and the food was entirely delicious - in particular, something unique that would be extremely hard to find in restaurants (if at all). So, it was perfect and will look for his events again.
02 May 2021
Couldn’t recommend Chef Greg enough. He was so kind, knowledgeable, and at the end when he plated our dishes, we couldn’t believe it was a home cooked dinner. Would definitely book again.
04 Oct 2020
Such a fabulous experience - HIGHLY recommend Greg and his delicious 4 course Asian meal. Great conversation, learned a good amount and the food was solid. He made turned our tiny DC kitchen into a decadent dining experience :)
13 Feb 2020
Amazing experience, Greg came super prepared and helped us understand each part of the menu we cooked (along with some nice restaurant tricks). He was also a super cool person. Needless to say, we had an amazing time!
20 Jan 2020
Chef Greg is the coolest! Had a great time hanging with him in the kitchen and learning from him. He’s such an interesting storyteller which made for a great atmosphere while he demonstrated each dish. Also loved the cultural diversity of his dishes which were super tasty. I would definitely recommend an experience with him!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Greg
29 Mar 2023
This was one of the most fun and delicious meals we have had in a long time. Chef Greg is not only an amazing chef but also a great teacher and all around great person. Cannot recommend him enough.
22 Mar 2023
Chef Greg was amazing, he was very patient with us a taught us some great new techniques. I most enjoyed the Paella. I really enjoyed his style of cooking and had some great conversations with him. Would highly recommend.
18 Mar 2023
We had a terrific meal and a fun evening with Chef Greg. Definitely recommend him!
16 Mar 2023
Fantastic meal and great conversation!
17 Feb 2023
The food was excellent! Definitely recommend Chef Greg and will be a repeat customer!
11 Feb 2023
We had a fantastic experience with Greg’s “Culinary Delights of Spain” class. The food was delicious, and Greg was a great presence with lots of interesting experiences. We were stuffed by the end of the night and still had more than enough food to have a delightful meal of leftovers the next day. Would highly recommend!
09 Feb 2023
Chef Greg was so great! I got this as a Christmas present for my parents and he was wonderful. He brought everything they needed and was very charming and personable. And the food was incredible. Definitely would recommend to friends and do again!
28 Jan 2023
Had a great evening, and a terrific meal, with Chef Greg!
20 Jan 2023
This was such a fun class! The food was delicious and it was such a fun experience to make a restaurant worthy meal in our kitchen! Chef Greg has so many cool stories to tell about his cooking experiences all over the world. Would definitely take a class with Chef Greg again.
10 Jan 2023
It was a wonderful evening. Chef Greg is a great teacher and he is very easy to talk with. The food was fabulous. And now we are hoping to try some of the recipes ourselves.
08 Jan 2023
Amazing experience, the food was really good and we had a great evening together. Paella was out of this world! Chef Greg answered all our questions, was encouraging us during the cooking and we all greatly enjoyed it. Definitely recommend
22 Dec 2022
Chef Greg is the best. Wonderful food and really knows how to make everyone feel a part of such a fun evening
14 Dec 2022
Great experience. Would definitely repeat
09 Dec 2022
Chef Greg was so much fun and the food was amazing! He was very respectful and left everything very clean. In case people are wondering, he came with all tools and ingredients but it helps to have a few pots, pans and utensils too. The food was top quality and so delicious!
16 Nov 2022
We had an absolutely amazing time with Chef Greg. The paella, and Spanish tortilla were to die for! We have visited Spain before and knew the paella was an undertaking. Chef Greg made it a fun and easy to follow along. We cannot wait to try these on our own and add it to our dinner rotation. Greg was a pleasure to converse with, ask him questions (he’s sure to impress)! We definitely recommend to take a class (or multiple), I know we can’t wait to try the rest out! Thank you!
24 Oct 2022
Chef Greg was fantastic! He was professional, a good conversationalist, and very knowledgeable - he even gave us tips on how to upgrade our own dinners. We’re very satisfied and will be booking a cooking class with him for his famous Korean BBQ menu!
22 Oct 2022
This was a phenomenal experience. Not only was the food delicious, Chef Greg made us feel a part of the experience and it was great chatting with him. 10/10 would do this again!
16 Oct 2022
An awesome experience! We are 6 adults with international and foodie destination experience so our standards are fairly high. Chef Greg exceeded our standards and made it all happen. Spanish menu was outstanding and Chef Greg was an excellent addition to our evening -- definitely skilled at his trade and very personable. Will look for opportunities in the future to repeat this experience.
09 Oct 2022
Chef Greg hit a home run at our house for everything that’s important in a social evening with close friends. The meal was incredibly good. Chef Greg made sure we all felt comfortable participating as much as we wished while simultaneously chatting with our friends and him. He gave easy to follow guidance on meal preparation without it being overwhelming. He let us focus on connecting with friends while he straightened up. What more can you ask for?!!
10 Sep 2022
We scheduled a cooking class to celebrate my daughter 23 yrs birthday. Cheff Greg cooks with fresh produce and his dishes were delicious!
02 Sep 2022
Great food. Great presentation. Great personality!
29 Aug 2022
Chef Greg made a delicious dinner for my family. He is charming and experienced and flexible. He even entertained my toddler grandson, who was fascinated by the prep. Definitely someone to contact for another meal.
29 Aug 2022
Delicious and wonderful evening!! Chef Greg was right on time, entertained our questions about the recipes as we gawked at his kitchen skills, and had everything cleaned up before we were even finished with dessert! Would do again in a heartbeat, highly recommend.
12 Aug 2022
Chef greg was awesome! Very knowledgeable, friendly and a great chef! 5 stars and would book him again!
11 Aug 2022
Chef Greg was fantastic! The food was absolutely delicious and he was great at encouraging us to help. Strongly recommend!
07 Aug 2022
Chef Greg served us an amazing meal. Such a cool experience. Thanks!
01 Aug 2022
Chef Greg prepared a wonderful Spanish 4 course meal for our group. It was a lovely experience and perfect way to end our bachelorette weekend.
23 Jul 2022
What an amazing experience! Chef Greg was a true professional. His meals were delicious and he helped us host a dinner party my friends and I won't forget. Highly recommend him for your next event and party.
16 May 2022
Really enjoyed having Chef Greg cook for our anniversary dinner. Great food, and great conversation! We highly recommend Chef Greg and his Spanish dishes. The star of the menu was the dessert for us :)
14 May 2022
I had a great experience with Greg! He was very knowledgeable, charismatic, fun and the food was phenomenal! I will be using him in the future!
13 May 2022
Chief Greg was amazing. Food was extremely flavorful, conversation was great with the chief, and he was a great teacher. 10 out of 10 experience.
19 Apr 2022
This was our second experience with Chef Greg and both have been terrific. Great food, enjoyable conversation and a memorable evening. Highly recommend!
20 Mar 2022
Wonderful experience with Chef Greg for my husband’s 40th birthday party. Within minutes of arrival, the whole house smelled amazing. He was willing to share tips, techniques, and allowed us to help with preparation. The food was delicious. He was personable and knowledgeable, and he fit in well with our large group. He cleaned up at the end while we ate the fantastic meal. Highly recommend Chef Greg.
19 Mar 2022
Chef Greg was really nice and the dishes came out great. Definitely would cook with him again.
14 Mar 2022
Chef Greg was responsive, on time, kind, and his food was delicious!
25 Feb 2022
Chef Greg was excellent. Food was great and we loved chatting with him, learning about food and his experience. We’ll be looking to book another event with him soon.
18 Feb 2022
Had a great time, the food was delicious! Greg has a great kitchen presence and is fun to talk to. We learned a lot about cutting/prepping techniques as well as four delicious recipes. And we had enough for leftovers.
28 Jan 2022
We really enjoyed our Asian experience cooking class with Greg — the food was delicious, the process informative, and evening enjoyable!
24 Jan 2022
This was a GREAT Christmas gift, and was such a good experience.
21 Dec 2021
Chef Greg was incredible! Made reservations for my boyfriend’s birthday and it did not disappoint! Wasn’t fully sure how it would go in these pandemic times but he was the utmost professional and extremely personable while directing us to tasks, walking thru the process, plating and serving the food which was delicious. Would definitely recommend!
07 Dec 2021
Absolutely phenomenal evening with a most talented chef!
21 Nov 2021
Excellent dining experience with Chef Greg! All of the spanish dishes were outstanding. We will definitely do again!
15 Nov 2021
We had a great night with Chef Greg! He was very friendly and personable and let us jump right in with the cooking. The experience was a birthday gift for my significant other and he really enjoyed the evening. Food was delicious and we had loads of fun! Will definitely do this again for special occasions!
03 Oct 2021
The Cozymeal experience with Chef Greg was fantastic! He is very friendly and knowledgeable. We picked up some very helpful cooking tips with him. It was a great night, and the food was absolutely delicious! Chef Greg made it an experience we won't forget. Highly recommend!!!
29 Aug 2021
Chef Greg delivered an outstanding meal experience for my wife’s birthday. This is the second time that we’ve had him, and he did not disappoint!
23 Aug 2021
Wow….From start to finish my wife could only describe our night as “the best birthday gift you’ve ever given me.” Chef Greg was awesome, personable and most importantly a fantastic cook. We enjoyed everything and loved that at the end our kitchen was cleaner than when he arrived and we didn’t have to worry about an Uber home as we were already there. Really a fantastic night. Thanks Chef for making everything so fun and memorable. Will definitely be doing this again soon.
17 Aug 2021
Chef Greg was fantastic! We didn't know what to expect with someone coming into our kitchen and teaching us. However, he blew us all away! he is extremely knowledgeable and thinks fats on his feet. The food was AMAZING! I have cooked Paella before but never in my life would I taste food so good! Chef Greg brought all the ingredients and all his own tools. He served my girlfriend and I, and while we were chowing down chef Greg did all out dishes to boot! Highly recommend this experience to all!
14 Aug 2021
I signed up for the "Southeast Asian Inspiration" as a birthday present for a friend. Such a great experience! quote "one of best presents she's ever gotten". Chef Greg let us be as involved as we wanted, brought all of the ingredients, and did such a great job leaving the kitchen cleaner than when we started! All of the food was delicious, especially the pho and the panna cotta!
19 Mar 2021
Wow! What a great experience with Chef Greg! Not only did we get to enjoy an unforgettable meal, we got to participate in preparing some of the dishes as well which was fun and interactive. Everything was so delicious, the pan tomate will be a new go to for us! The tortilla was light and fluffy! The paella was incredible and the pear dessert OMG! The flavors in there were spectacular. Hire Chef Greg for your next dinner party or private dinner, you will not be disappointed! Loved it, thanks Greg!
16 Mar 2021
Chef Greg was the best! He arrived on time and gotcto work immediately. He was very professional and a joy to have in our kitchen. We will be hiring him again in the future and am referring to all our family and friends! Best 24th Wedding Anniversary Dinner ever!
28 Feb 2021
Greg was an excellent chef and he made the private dinner a very interesting and pleasant experience.
31 Jan 2021
The food and service was incredible, and we really appreciated his willingness to be flexible for us. Would definitely get him again and try another flavor or cuisine
04 Jan 2021
We had Chef Greg to our home to prepare his Spanish menu for my husband's birthday. It was such a delightful evening! Highly recommended.
03 Jan 2021
Thanks Chef Greg. It was a joy to chat while on the receiving end of a really fantastic Spanish meal. Looking forward to the leftovers!
24 Nov 2020
Thanks Greg for a delicious and relaxing experience. It was a reminder of how lovely Spanish cuisine is.
28 Sep 2020
Wonderful and delicious experience! Highly recommend for an entertaining evening with plenty of cooking advice and excellent food.
27 Jul 2020
This was a superlative meal!! Every course was incredible and Chef Greg was very personable. We are thinking of repeating the experience with our friends.
21 Jul 2020
Chef Greg was AMAZING. I booked this as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday. This was such an awesome experience. His energy is amazing, he’s funny, and the way he moves in the kitchen is phenomenal. All while talking you through what he’s doing. He includes you through the process as much as you like. The whole experience was fun, the menu was DELICIOUS. I never had a pear taste so good. I am so glad that we booked Chef Greg. Thank you Chef!
18 May 2020
Chef Greg provided a sensational experience! I surprised my boyfriend with the Cooking Class - Culinary Delights of Spain for his birthday and we couldn't have asked for a better birthday evening! The meal was out of this world and Chef Greg was so experienced and knowledgable without being pretentious! I wasn't sure how the rioja-poached pears would be but they were scrumptious and so light that I woke up dreaming about them! Cant wait to hire Chef Greg again and I have already recommended him to two friends since last night!
21 Mar 2020
Greg is a wonderful chef filled with great stories and even better recipes. Thank you for an excellent evening!
14 Mar 2020
Greg was great! Learned a lot from him and was super easy to talk to. Highly recommend!
07 Mar 2020
Chef Greg cooked a four course Spanish feast that was amazing!! It was a pleasure to get to know Greg and chat with him about his experiences while he cooked and taught us some great techniques. The three hours flew by and we had so much fun.
20 Feb 2020
Greg was a fantastic chef! Very professional but also fun to have in the kitchen. The Spanish was delicious and authentic. Highlight recommend!
$ 109 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.
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Chef Travels to You
An accomplished chef and world traveler, Chef Greg has much to offer in the culinary landscape. With over 20 years of experience, Chef Greg prides himself on his ability to craft creative and inventive fare that exceeds expectations, while providing a service that goes above and beyond. Chef Greg has opened restaurants in London, studied under top chefs, and prepared meals for royalty.
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