Cooking Class - A Guide to Seasonal Grilling

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Boost your grilling know-how in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Paco.

Join Chef Paco in this seasonal grilling class where you'll learn smart cooking techniques such as how to hold proper temperatures and how not to overcook your seafood.

Start off with a grilled salad featuring Granny Smith apples and fennel dressed with extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar and Parmesan cheese. For your entrée, you'll choose between grilled octopus and vegetables or grilled hanger steak with Yukon gold potatoes and grilled peppers. End class at the grill with charred peaches and strawberries with ricotta and balsamic glaze.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels BBQ, Beginner, Date Night, Gourmet, New American

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Krystle B.

Krystle

23 Nov 2021

I surprised my fiancé with the Seasonal Grilling Cooking Class and I must say, the experience far exceeded my expectations! Chef Paco was very welcoming and accommodating to us. From the moment we walked in, it felt like a Luxury/5 Star experience. The space is beautiful and the kitchen was absolutely breathtaking. The ambiance was perfect for date night! There was a nicely set dining table for us to eat at once we finished preparing our meal. Once each course was finished, Chef Paco served us at the dining room table and occasionally checked in with us to see how we were doing. So we still got the fine dining experience while also engaging with each other and learning how to prepare the meal. Chef Paco is not only VERY skilled at what he does, but he is also an awesome instructor! Because our meal was Grilled Octopus, there was a lot of prep time involved. So, Chef Paco did some prep work for us to minimize the actual prep time. Furthermore, he had additional ingredients for us to "Poach, Chop, and Season" so that we would still get the full experience of what it is like to prepare the Grilled Octopus and other courses from the very start to finish. Chef Paco did an awesome job explaining and demonstrating how everything should be done. He answered all of the questions we had for him and explained everything down to how to properly hold a knife. We learned so much during our time with him! The food was FANTASTIC!!! Every. single. course. I mean, to the point that I was eating off of my fiancé's plate to have more lol. Not to mention, he shared the recipe with us so we can prepare it again. My fiancé had the time of his life participating in this class, so it is safe to say we will be making reservations for other cooking classes in the near future! Thank you SOOO very much Chef Paco!!!

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Paco

Alejandra O.

Alejandra

23 Nov 2021

Chef Paco did an amazing job helping us learn how to cook a delicious meal!! Totally recommend

Samantha C.

Samantha

21 Nov 2021

This was a great gift for my mom; Chef Paco's gnocchi class was so fun! The gnocchi recipe was one that we can definitely recreate on our own, but I would have been too intimidated to try it without this class. Would 100% recommend!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.


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Chef Paco
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Chef Paco has been honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants as well as using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies. Chef Paco’s upscale restaurant and catering experiences paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania are all woven together in his incredible cooking classes that you won’t want to miss!

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