Join Chef Michelle on a culinary trip to the bayou and create handmade Southern classics.
Enjoy the comforts of the South in this hands-on cooking class featuring Creole cuisine, where Chef Michelle will teach you how to handcraft a meal so authentic you'll believe you're in bayou country after every bite.
First, you'll prepare fried green tomatoes with homemade remoulade, and a spinach and strawberry salad with glazed pecans and homemade Champagne vinaigrette. Then, learn how to make the epitome of Southern comfort food — crawfish étouffée in a creamy sauce over rice — and a whiskey-caramel sauce-soaked bread pudding for dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
My boyfriend and I had such a great experience with Chef Michelle. She welcomed us into her home and made us feel so comfortable. She taught us a lot and we plan to book with her again!
22 Apr 2023
We had a nice relaxing afternoon learning how to Cook some delicious food! Everything was explained perfectly! Can’t wait to learn a new dish:) thanks chef Michelle!!
24 Mar 2023
We had a great time. Chef Michelle made us feel very comfortable, made cooking the meal fun and enjoyable. Presentation of the meal and meal service comparable to a very nice restaurant. We are thinking of scheduling another event with her.
05 Feb 2023
Chef Michelle was awesome and the food was delicious!! Already planning our next cooking class.
22 Jan 2023
Thank you for a wonderful experience Chef Michelle. You were great teaching us how to make our meal, all while having many laughs and smiles. The food turned out DELICIOUS.
02 Nov 2022
I booked this experience for my husband's birthday. It was a suprise for him. We both really enjoyed the whole experience and chef Michelle made us feel very comfortable. The food was amazing, it was everything we expected. Thank you.
27 Oct 2022
What a wonderful host. The food was amazing and a joy to make with Chef Michelle guiding the way. We had a wonderful time.
25 Oct 2022
Chef Michelle was amazing. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday by cooking one of his favorite meals. The moment we arrived we felt welcome. Everything we fresh and the recipes were amazing. We will definitely be coming back for another experience. Thank you so much
21 Oct 2022
Freaking AMAZING!!!!!! This was a surprise for my partner’s birthday. Chef Michelle was very personable and full of personality… We felt comfortable as soon as we got started, because she made us feel right at home. Her directions and patience was top tier! She even explained how using certain ingredients over others brings out different flavor profiles in a dish, which has changed the way I prepare certain dishes.
The romantic table setting that Chef Michelle set up for us added to the special night for my partner and I and we loved it!
The atmosphere, food, and experience was extremely comfortable, intimate and the dishes were DELICIOUS!
Strawberry Salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
07 Sep 2022
It was an awesome treat for my Wife’s birthday. Chefs Michelle and Curtlynn were amazing and we had fun cooking delicious food. Will be doing it again
30 Aug 2022
Chef Was amazing, great meal, very pleasant. BOOK NOW !!! It’s worth every dollar , thank you so much Chef. They even make you a video to take home
23 Jul 2022
A lovely experience with good food and excellent guidance. Chef was well prepared and organized.
13 Jul 2022
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! They teach you how to make a beautiful meal, take videos and pictures of you as you go, lay everything out for you on a romantic table and let you eat your meal in the living room. We even had some New Orleans jazz to listen to in the background. Best cooking experience ever. We were in love!!
19 Jun 2022
Class was amazing and so was the food! Would definitely recommend this!
04 Jun 2022
Chef Michelle and Chef Christmas were amazing. We enjoyed making every dish. We highly recommend!
18 Apr 2022
Amazing experience!! Will definitely book more classes with Chef Michelle
14 Feb 2022
Chef Michelle was amazing fun professional and informative. Food was so fresh and delicious. We definitely had a good time and learned a lot of great cooking techniques. Will recommend to everyone
13 Feb 2022
Very well prepared, and everything was delicious! My girlfriend and I throughly enjoyed the experience!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Michelle
07 May 2023
Chef Michelle and Chef Christmas created a wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner. Dinner was served ahead of schedule and the presentation was over the top. We enjoyed the hospitality. My husband is from South Louisiana so he grew up on Creole cuisine. He loved every course. They even went the extra mile to show us what to do with our older fruit. I also loved the clean-up. They were very respectful of us and our home. Every dish was washed and the stove and cabinets were wiped clean.
15 Apr 2023
Thank you for the experience! I enjoyed the lesson and the food came out amazing of course!
It was a great time and we would love to book again.
31 Jan 2023
Michelle and Christmas made this class so enjoyable and the food was amazing!! I would highly recommend this class.
08 Jan 2023
The entire experience was terrific. We learned a few things and had a great time!
Sheryl and Chuck
05 Sep 2022
Chef Michelle did an excellent job in helping my wife and me cook our 1st Indian meal together. I also picked up some cooking tips as well which is always a nice benefit. I highly recommend taking cooking classes with Chef Michelle. We plan on taking some other classes with her in the future.
20 Aug 2022
Excellent meal and experience - well prepared class, with a wonderful menu and support along the way. My wife and I had a great time.
29 May 2022
Michelle and Christmas are wonderful chefs and gracious, attentive hosts! We did the Spanish menu, learned a lot, and were able to help prepare and enjoy an excellent meal. The entire experience was stellar, from pre-event communication until the conclusion. Highly recommended!
16 Apr 2022
Had a great experience with Chef Michelle and Chef Christmas. We celebrated our first anniversary with them and they did not disappoint. They were very patient with our lack of culinary skills, set up an amazing dinner table with excellent service. Highly recommended!
12 Mar 2022
we enjoyed our cooking class.
08 Feb 2022
We had a blast with Chefs Michelle and Christmas. We are still talking about the wonderful skills we learned and the delicious food!
06 Dec 2021
Food was great, experience was fun and we learned a lot in the kitchen!!
14 Oct 2021
Both ladies were very friendly and enjoyable but this class was not as advertised. We chose the Spanish Meal which advertises a paella on the page. We did not make paella.. we made penne pasta with chorizo which was listed as an option, but we were never asked for our choice. The cake shown was replaced with a custard that needed to sit for 4 hours after we were done, so it was not ready until the next day, on the next day the "custard" was still soup in a tin in my fridge. The "spanish salad" was lettuce with carrots and tomatoes. I hosted the class at my house and they came with no pots, pans, bowls, or plates and used about every dish in my house. Once we were done cooking (1hr not 3 as advertised) they quickly left and the kitchen was a mess, sink full of dishes, counter covered in food, and floor a complete mess. I would have been better off taking the $170 and buying premium ingredients to cook a better meal myself. Basically, I paid the money to have them grocery shop and prep some of the ingredients and make a mess of my kitchen that I had to clean. I was embarrassed in front of my date for the experience, and it is not worth the money.
Guest reviews for Chef Michelle
11 Aug 2021
I love the kitchen but am not so good at executing a menu. I can never seem to time my menu so that everything is completed in a timely fashion. Taking Chef Michelle's class, taught me how to determine at what times menu items should be "fired" to achieve a well-timed meal. I've gotten much better at being able to serve my courses without having to reheat anything before serving.
11 Aug 2021
Professional, Detailed and Customer Oriented. She offered a variety of suggestions to make the breakfast more inviting. She was on time and made sure that everything was set up beautifully. prior to her leaving. She also followed up to make sure that I was satisfied with the catering..
The food was seasoned extremely well, portion size was appropriate and flavors paired well...I also had the opportunity to take her class. The patience and detail given throughout the learning experience was exceptional! I will definitely use her services again.
11 Aug 2021
Your food is absolutely delicious and we still can’t forget how good some of the meals were. I can’t wait for our next event so you can cater it again! Thank you for a truly unforgettable and yummy experience.
Chef Michelle has collected years of experience to her varied career as a chef, including time spent as a line cook, a banquet server and lead cook before becoming a restaurant manager in Houston. Her time as a private chef for a high school prepared her for teaching others the craft of cuisine. Chef Michelle brings enthusiasm, passion and a knack for creating memorable dishes to her versatile cooking classes.