Join Chef David and get ready to master a menu of iconic Southern comfort food.
In this hands-on cooking class, Chef David will share with you personal family recipes and culinary traditions that have been handed down to him by his 86-year-old grandmother.
Some of the iconic Southern comfort dishes you can look forward to preparing include a golden sheet of tender and slightly sweet cornbread served with honey butter, peppered shrimp and corn grits mashed silky-smooth and loaded with melted cheese, collard greens braised low and slow with bacon, and bread pudding studded with dried fruit for dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chef David came a long way, to the southwest suburbs, and was an absolute blast to have and an incredible instructor. He was high energy and kept us entertained with his own chef stories. The meal prep and cooking was a breeze with his expert instruction and the meal itself was delicious. Chef David's personality and culinary expertise were really a joy to experience.
21 Feb 2022
This experience was so much fun! My partner and I both love to cook, but have never taken a formal class and had never made Southern food at home. It was great to have David walk us through everything step by step and even teach us some skills we'll be using everyday from here on out! David is so friendly and getting to know him during our lesson was the icing on the already great cake. We're super excited to make these recipes again for all of our friends and family.
25 Jan 2022
Chef David was an awesome chef to work with! He brought a lot of energy, taught us a bunch of cooking skills/tips, and overall made the night an unforgettable experience. I couldn't recommend him enough!
30 Jun 2021
Working with Chef David was awesome. He has a strong background in cooking classes and it was clear that he knows how to teach! He was super professional and very fun to work with. He taught some very useful techniques that I am definitely going to be incorporating into my cooking and I also learned really interesting facts about ingredients that we were using (I have a whole new perspective on cutting peppers now!). I highly recommend Chef David for anyone in the Chicago area.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef David
15 Apr 2022
Chef David was amazing! We celebrated my wife's birthday and we were so pleased with his at home cooking lesson. Not only is Chef David a great teacher, he is patient, kind and funny! It was a blast and we will be scheduling another lesson soon!
02 Apr 2022
We had the best time with Chef David! He was so helpful and patient with us when teaching knife skills. We will definitely be using these skills when we cook in the future. Such a fun, delicious evening!
14 Mar 2022
Chef David was a great teacher and great company. We loved our experience.
22 Feb 2022
Chef David was wonderful! My partner and I had a great time. He gave us great tips, taught us knife skills and was all around a great instructor and person. I would definitely recommend Chef David!
16 Feb 2022
Great chef, great time.
16 Feb 2022
David was amazing. We had so much fun and he’s a great teacher. I appreciated how kind and funny he was. Obviously the food was fantastic. Perfect evening.
11 Feb 2022
Chef David treated my friends to a fantastic evening! They absolutely loved their time with him and LOVED the food!!! This was such a fun wedding gift :)
09 Feb 2022
Chef David was phenomenal! My friends and I learned a lot from him and he was so fun!!
09 Feb 2022
Chef David was amazing, he allowed us to
Comfortably be ourselves and gave great instructions on how to prepare the meal. He was early, super friendly and just overall a good time. I learned a few techniques for meal prep and cutting styles that I use in the kitchen… 10/10 would recommend. As soon as some other meals by him are listed we will be booking him again. Thank you.
07 Feb 2022
Chef David was great, the food was very good and we learned something about cooking, cutting and meal prep. Mission accomplished with much fun. We'll be gifting Cozymeal for my son's B-day. Hopefully, David can do that one also.
31 Jan 2022
We love Chef David! They brought such a positive energy to the experience, and were had a very supportive teaching style. The recipes they brought us were delicious and fun to make.
07 Jan 2022
Chef David was wonderful. He was such a great teacher and we really enjoyed the experience.
We will definitely recommend him to our friends and family.
06 Jan 2022
Chef David was incredible. Despite a brief snafu of locking myself out of my apartment, David was super patient, understanding and reassuring while we waited on the locksmith. I'm a pretty inexperienced cooker, and David was the perfect chef and teacher for me (and us). He taught us some really useful techniques the I look forward to using in the future and explained every step of the process throughout.
Can't recommend Chef David enough for a class for anyone in the Chicago area!
19 Dec 2021
Our evening with Chef David was amazing! He was so professional, friendly and helpful. I would recommend this experience a million times over. Don't wait, book your evening with Chef David.
13 Nov 2021
Instead of going out to dinner at a restaurant, we thought it would be a great date idea to have Chef David come into our home and cook a meal. We were blown away by how nice and comforting Chef David made us feel. We were both novices in the kitchen and Chef David turned us into the best cooks on this side of the Mississippi. He was very hands on with his teaching and was able to talk us through the whole process clearly and accurately. His personality makes it very easy and fun to have him in your kitchen for 2.5 hours. I would recommend this experience to anyone. 10/10
12 Nov 2021
David was great. Friendly, patient. Taught us a lot. Felt like we had a house guest we had invited over who was teaching us lots! Would recommend
Chef David has spent the past five years working as a culinary instructor at one of Chicago’s premier cooking schools where he teaches hands-on cooking classes covering topics from the building blocks of cooking to intensive boot camp-style classes. Chef David also has experience as a private chef and has spent time working in the kitchen of one of Chicago’s most famous restaurants under a James Beard award-winning chef.