Create a traditional Japanese menu filled with flavors you love and a few new favorites.
With a selection of dishes representing the best of Japanese cuisine, Chef Leon presents a cooking class that brings Asian-Pacific goodness to your home kitchen. He'll share his secrets for creating your own ramen and more using ingredients that emphasize freshness and flavor in every dish.
Begin with a refreshing salad made with daikon and other greens. Next up, gyoza filled with shiitake mushrooms and savory ground pork, plus ramen featuring soft-boiled eggs and nori. Close down the evening with an intriguing matcha crêpe cake for dessert.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chef Leon was versatile with the space that we had available in our hotel kitchen. He made it a fun and educational experience for me and my friends. The food was great!
26 Feb 2023
Excellent experience and delicious food! We would highly recommend Chef Leon. Just an absolutely fantastic dinner and such a memorable time!
27 Jan 2023
What a great experience. Fun, exciting, new skills, and dishes! It was like having a friend teach you all the amazing food you only eat in fancy restaurants. Appreciation of quality ingredients, attention and care. Bravo Chef Leon Anthony for making our birthday celebration so memorable. Would recommend this experience to all!
06 Jun 2022
Great experience with Chef Leon! Food was top notch and we learned a lot in the process. We would highly recommend
29 May 2022
Such an amazing experience for the entire family! I booked Chef Anthony to bring us through A Taste of Japan as a Mother's Day gift and everything was top notch. The food was beautiful and out-of-this-world amazing. Chef Anthony is wonderful at his craft, delightfully personable, and deeply cares about how food is sourced and utilized, which I imagine is why everything he makes tastes incredible. My 5-year old daughter even had a great time. She learned to assemble the dumplings...and then proceeded to show off her newfound "expertise" to everyone. Thank you for such an amazing afternoon and evening! I look forward to eventually receiving the recipes for the dumplings and daikon salad :)
14 May 2022
Amazing experience and night!! Chef is entertaining, engaging and made for an incredibly fun night with good laughs and delicious food! The cooking was so good and we ended the night stuffed and satisfied. Would highly highly recommend!!
Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Leon
10 Aug 2023
Such an amazing and delicious experience! The chef was very friendly, the food was delicious, and the instructions were really helpful
01 May 2023
Chef Leon was a delight to cook with. My friend and I had a great time learning to cook jollaf rice from scratch. He was kind and respectful. He took great care in explaining each step and made the whole evening a memorable experience. Highly recommend him for your events!
14 Feb 2023
Best Jerk Chicken I ever had in my life!!! Thank you Chef Leon
13 Feb 2023
Chef Leon was EXCEPTIONAL!!! My Boyfriend and I had an Amazing Time!! This was a surprise for my boyfriend and it exceeded all of my expectations!!! I would def recommend this class to everyone. Definitely book chef Leon… We will definitely be booking again!!!Thanks again for everything we had an amazing time!
Reviews Chef Leon received outside of Cozymeal
09 Mar 2022
Chef Leon is fantastic! He shared a lot of helpful tips and techniques with us and we had a wonderful time. He can do it all - from elegant private chef events to fun interactive classes. I highly recommend him to anyone in NYC looking for an amazing culinary experience!
Guyanese-born Chef Leon moved to New York City at the age of eight and found himself enamored by the diverse cuisines. Inspired by his mother, his love for cooking has led him to work with renowned chefs in some of the city’s top restaurants. Chef Leon brings years of experience and training to his mission to uplift, empower and highlight the Afro culinary community by sharing his culture and cuisine.