Embark on a gourmet culinary journey across Italy and unlock a new world of flavors.
In this hands-on class with Chef Andrew, you will learn how to prepare three regional Italian pastas completely from scratch using an array of fresh, high-quality ingredients and time-honored Italian cooking techniques.
Some of the gourmet Italian pasta dishes you can look forward to adding to your culinary repertoire in this class include pillowy potato gnocchi swimming in a garlicky wild mushroom alfredo sauce, angel hair pasta brushed with homemade pesto and a dollop of crème fraiche, and spicy ravioli with sweet Italian sausage, aged blue cheese, and pomodoro sauce.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chef Andrew was extremely welcoming and created the perfect ambiance for my boyfriend and I. We were greeted with champagne and after a quick tour, got to cooking. Chef made sure we were conformable and allowed us the space to create a wonderful meal. This was the best date night ever and we will absolutely recommend this experience to our family and friends! You are in for a treat if you book this event with Chef Andrew!
18 Jun 2020
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16 Sep 2020
Chef Andrew was absolutely wonderful! He is very flexible and able to communicate quickly. If I could give him 10/10 I would but there is only 5 stars. He has so many great tips and tricks and will make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door with a glass of champagne waiting for you! The whole experience is amazing, I highly recommend you giving cooking classes a shot!
06 Jul 2020
Patrice and I arrived early at their lovely cottage and was greeted by Chef Andrew and Barbara with a glass of champagne and a tour of their home. Chef and I had lots in common and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations.
The evening began with knock ‘em dead Hors D’oeuvres and a review of the upcoming menu. Cooking was a kick and we learned many interesting techniques that even enhanced our experienced background. We made several types of flatbreads that would be perfect for entertaining .
We highly recommend this class. Chef Andrew is professional, experienced, and a great teacher. We have taken cooking classes all over the world and this has been the most fun. The experience was a great value and should not be missed if you are visiting San Diego!
18 Feb 2020
Our time with Chef Andrew was an amazing experience. We cooked and had dinner in his home which was extremely hospitable. We had never done anything like this before so this was very unique for us and didn't quite know what to expect. Andrew started us off with a short tour of his home and some Champagne. The magic happened in his kitchen where it was cozy but he had streamlined the process so that we weren't interfering with each other. I felt there was a perfect balance of what the Chef had prepared ahead of time and what we completed in the evening. For amateurs like ourselves, the tasks he had us do were not too easy or difficult. Chef Andrew made a point to explain things along the way as he hoped we would leave there being better cooks, which we are. After dinner, he prepared coffee and tea to our liking and served it to us in front of a fire (which he had managed to keep going all while we were cooking) in his beautiful backyard. Chef Andrew is a wonderful cook, teacher, and personality.
15 Jan 2020
Chef Andrew and his business partner Chef Barbara were outstanding. They made our anniversary so special, and we had a fantastic time learning Chef Andrew's beautiful recipes. Our evening was finished with fireside coffee service. We were unsure of what to expect from this experience, but we were so happy with the intimate and comfortable setting. For anyone that wants to try this, we would both highly recommend it. You won't be sorry.
08 Jan 2020
NI usually dont write reviews but this experience was just phenomenal! Nothing short of amazing!! Well exceeded my expectations. I wanted to surprise my husband for his 30th birthday and wanted to do something memorable. Im so glad I chose cozymeal with Chef Andrew because this was hands down one of the greatest experiences of our lives. Chef Andrew is not only an amazing cook, he's an excellent instructor! Patient and very knowledgeable. Hes a great conversationalist and makes you feel at home! To add to the experience, he has 2 fire pits in his backyard which makes you feel like you're on a private island! We enjoyed our dessert sitting I front of one while listening to the waterfall entering the pool. Icant wait until our next experience! If I could give 10 stars, I would!
08 Jan 2020
I spent the evening with Chef Andrew as a surprise Christmas gift for my boyfriend.
Because of Andrew, I basically won Christmas.
The entire evening was amazing. The entire meal was handcrafted based on my requests.
While we could participate as much or as little as we wanted, I can tell you that you want to roll up your sleeves and get in there with the chef. He’s warm, conversational and knows how to tailor the experience based on experience levels.
I’ve taken cooking classes around the world and consider myself someone who “kinda knows what they are doing”... but Chef Andrew went above and beyond our expectations. From the custom menu, to the surprise amuse bouche and then the amazing backyard (fire pits?!!? Glowing swimming pool??!!) I could not have asked for a more wonderful way to spend the evening.
Please don’t hesitate to try out a meal with Chef Andrew. I promise you will not only fill your tummies but also your soul.
05 Dec 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Andrew! He provided the best quality ingredients and he was a wonderful host! We were even able to enjoy our dessert at his backyard next to a warm fire. He was so meticulous and put so much thought into helping us create our meals. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
01 Dec 2019
Chef Andrew strives to create a memorable and fun time, and he accomplishes that every step of the way. He takes his time to teach, and allows the customer to be hands on. One of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.
13 Sep 2019
Chef Andrew was so inviting, he is a pleasure to be around. He demonstrated how to make his menu in great detail, and showed many amazing tips and tricks along the way. The food he prepared was not only healthy and easy to follow but super delicious as well! His presentation was a craft within itself...I would highly recommend Chef Andrew!
Chef Andrew has a great spot for entertaining, the backyard is beautiful, perfect for a BBQ! There is plenty of parking, it is very clean and he can host many people.
Guest reviews for Chef Andrew
09 Oct 2019
Chef Andrew was part of a business event I hosted at my home in San Juan Capistrano. His warm, generous, fun and friendly participation absolutely made this event a memorable one. His knowledge of food, educational approach to food and nutrition was the all the talk among attendees. I've already received many requests to book Chef Andrew for my next event in January. Chef was well prepared, informative, and entertaining and his dishes were absolutely stunning! Chef Andrew, thank you so much for helping make the event such a memorable experience. I can not wait to have you join us at my next event in 2020. Your a true culinary rock star!
09 Oct 2019
Chef Andrew was able to create a wonderful event. His knowledge of the foods, his creative style and overall enjoyable personality made for a wonderful experience. He was able to take such simple and healthful ingredients and create a wonderful menu. I highly recommend Chef Andrew. You and your guests will have a wonderful meal and experience! His outdoor location is a perfect spot for a small gathering.
09 Oct 2019
Chef Andrew prepared a wonderful barbecue for my family event! There were several meat and poultry entrees along with delicious well-appointed sides. All carefully prepared, timed perfectly, presented beautifully and devoured quickly! I would highly recommend Chef Andrew!
09 Oct 2019
What an amazing class with Chef Andrew. I learned so much, and had tons of fun. I would definitely do it again. Chef Andrew is an amazing culinary instructor. Chef Andrew was patient, and explained everything in easy terms. Chef Andrew gave me the knowledge and confidence to created any dish. It was a memorable experience I hope to repeat soon.
08 Oct 2019
Chef Andrew has prepared for us a delicious meal with an excellent presentation. His culinary skills are only superseded by his warm smile and personable attitude. My husband and I would highly recommend Chef Andrew for an enjoyable, tasteful and comfortable experience.
Chef Andrew is a highly sought-after, award-winning chef with more than 30 years of professional culinary experience. He has mastered the art of encouragement, creativity, and instruction as he has taught at multiple top-notch culinary programs. His experience, expertise, energetic approach to food and cooking, and talent have led Chef Andrew to cook and entertain for luminaries, including royal and presidential families.