Cooking Class - Flavor Forward Fare

Discover the art of creating memorable flavor profiles, and classic French and Italian recipes.

In this hands-on class with Chef Melissa, you will learn how to prepare an authentic three-course menu featuring French and Italian favorites using high-quality ingredients to build unforgettable flavor profiles.

Some of the recipes and dishes you can look forward to adding to your culinary repertoire in this class include an endive salad studded with crunchy hazelnuts, juicy pomegranate seeds, and pleasantly odorous roquefort cheese, perfectly cooked risotto strewn with fresh asparagus and asiago cheese, and a velvety smooth chocolate mousse with candied oranges for an elegant, flavorful dessert.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Date Night, French, Italian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Kayako Mae S.

Kayako Mae

13 Feb 2020

I really enjoyed Chef Melissa's class especially because she taught me how to modify meals based on the dietary restrictions without compromising flavor and/or no need to make completely different meal because of it. I am slowly shifting focus to a vegetarian diet because I have been hearing many health benefits. Chef Melissa made it so easy to jump into these dishes so that I can start cooking at home. I highly recommend taking Chef Melissa's classes!

Guest reviews for Chef Melissa



04 Mar 2020

Chef Melissa’s culinary expertise and nutritional background have blown me away! Her heart goes into every single, scrumptious meal she prepares while understanding my personal food preferences and dietary needs. Her dishes burst with flavor, zesty creativity and freshness! She packs an abundance of fresh, high quality ingredients into every scrumptious morsel while artfully creating delectable flavor profiles that nourish the body and soul. The variety and flexibility that she offers when it comes to meal planning is something I truly appreciate. As an efficient communicator and highly organized professional, Chef Melissa makes meal-planning, grocery shopping and cooking look effortless. Her contagious energy and love for healthy meals makes her a pleasure to work with. Healthy never tasted this good! Thank you Chef!



26 Feb 2020

I recently enjoyed a lunch cooked by Chef Melissa and it was yummy, flavorful and healthy. After my well prepared meal of vegetable stew highlighting seasonal zucchini, farro arugula salad and fresh fruit chia pudding, I was happy and satisfied without feeling heavy. As a person she is engaging in a calm and friendly way and creative with food in ways that you will appreciate. My stomach and I look forward to another meal!

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With extensive culinary experience both in the restaurant industry and as a personal chef, Chef Melissa has a true passion for crafting recipes from scratch. After graduating from culinary school, Chef Melissa held various roles in the kitchen, including as a sous and pastry chef, and having a hand in opening three restaurants in New York City. Chef Melissa finds it incredibly rewarding to work with individuals, families, and groups, crafting incredible culinary experiences for all.

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