Learn how to make authentic, hearty dishes from Ukraine.
In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Monica has drawn on the heritage passed down through her grandmother and gathered her family recipes to create an authentic Ukrainian menu.
Begin with a warming dish of borscht, packed with red turnips and carrots and seasoned with herbs. Then, learn how to make varenyky, a dumpling filled with potatoes, cheese and herbs. For the main dish, you'll prepare gulasch, a beef stew with root vegetables. End on a sweet note with naleznyky, also called Ukrainian crepes.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Great chef, educator and host. I learned a lot about traditional Ukrainian dishes and how to make my own crepes! 5/5 stars!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Monica
27 May 2023
Yes, we loved Chef Monica! She is a very nice, informative and honest chef! We had a great time cooking healthy vegan food!
15 May 2023
Chef Monica was amazing. I am so glad we chose her and the authentic Northern Italian menu. I highly recommend her!
14 May 2023
Chef Monica was awesome! She made the whole experience enjoyable and not only discussed how to make the food but explained the science behind the ingredients. Not only did we have a wonderful meal but we had a very entertaining time learning! Thanks for making this a wonderful experience for us!
23 Apr 2023
Chef Monica was fantastic. Prepared everything, answered all our questions, made fantastic food, explained the dishes, and left the area as clean (or better) than she found it! Definitely recommend Chef Monica!
08 Apr 2023
The cooking class with Chef Monica was wonderful. She is a very educated and professional chef. She taught us so much about the science of food and ways to cook vegan food. The food was also so delicious. Thank you so much for a personalized, one of a kind experience. I will definitely book another class with her!
20 Feb 2023
I was given this experience by my Husband for Date night as a surprise. Did not know what I was expecting. To start Monica was very welcoming and a bit surprised by my husband not letting her in it was a surprise for me. So we both were surprised in a good way. As we walked in the home was very well kept. Very clean and the dinner table was prepared for guests. We continued in she directed us where to put our items and to make ourselves comfortable, which we appreciated. She began to confirm all the food items we were going to make this night. Needless to say, I was so super surprised by it all. As we are attempting as Vegan beginners and this was so excellent. Monica was super informative and educational in every aspect and she also explained as she was demonstrating various options which meals we could make adjustments to if need be when we are preparing them. Super pleasant personality and was very well prepared, she has all utensils you ever want to have and need as we expect nothing less from a Super Chef. What I appreciated most was she has no pets and her house is very clean physically and regarding food ingredients. Everything she pulled out was either vegan or organic. She was very patient and helpful. Monica was not just a demonstrator she allowed us to get in there and cook also, the true meaning of a Cooking Class. Another good part is we all sit and eat, talk, and learn a little more like a family, and being that she truly enjoys what she does it was like being in a family kitchen and being taught how to cook all over. Thank you, Monica
I am very grateful my husband chose this as a surprise for me, it was a super choice. I'm not sure why I see a bad review, especially regarding Dog hair as she does not own any pets, so this could be a mistake.
Monica, we appreciate you also sending us all the recipes we made in class and some others. Thanks for your time.
19 Feb 2023
This class was excellent. We learned a lot and had a great time
30 Jan 2023
Cooking was great. Professionalism was great. Kindness was great... the sanitization and cleanliness of all cooking supplies and the dining table was very disappointing and unacceptable. Especially, for the amount of money spent. Most importantly because we are dealing with food. There was lint and dog hair everywhere on the dining table cover. Chef Monica kindly removed it after being asked to. In addition to this I had to wash multiple dishes myself due to old fingerprints and food stains still being present on dishes. I don't know if I will use Cozy meals again because I can't trust going into a chefs home. Everyone that can cook can't clean. This was my first experience with a cooking class and cozy meals.
07 Jan 2023
02 Jan 2023
Monica was excellent! She is very knowledgeable in food science and nutrition. I look forward to coming back!
22 Dec 2022
Chef Monica is awesome. Beyond teaching how to make delicious dishes, she taught us a lot about how food is actually produced and processed; and how to make good choices at the grocery store. She also gave a real science class about what is actually happening when dough rises, and about the composition of different flours.
16 Dec 2022
Wonderful experience! Very educational and fun! We signed up to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. The recipes pushed us out of our comfort zone and we learned a lot of practical tips to use with other meals.
10 Oct 2022
Not only was Chef Monica's meal wonderful, she was a delight to have in our home!
26 Sep 2022
We enjoyed a beautiful 6-course meal with Chef Monica to celebrate my mother's 70th bday, and she was wonderful! All fresh, organic ingredients; a specially created menu to meet my mother's dietary needs (no sugar, lower carb); and Monica was lovely to speak with throughout the evening and left the kitchen clean and tidy. I can't recommend her highly enough!
16 Aug 2022
Chef Monica is amazing. We had a wonderful evening. The food and the instructions were so good. This was the best cooking class I’ve ever had. I’d highly recommend this one and any class she teaches.
14 Aug 2022
Chef Monica has so much knowledge about cooking, and what ingredients can make food healthier. She has a great personality, and welcomes the interaction throughout the class. I really enjoyed it.
06 Jul 2022
We just had the most amazing time learning how to prepare a 4-course vegan meal from Chef Monica. Each item left us drooling and will definitely be included in our frequent dishes at home. W cannot wait to come back again!
Guest reviews for Chef Monica
17 Jun 2022
This is truly the authentic Italian cuisine of the highest level.
17 Jun 2022
Great skill and expertise in proposing innovative dishes that are absolutely unique. To lick your fingers.
17 Jun 2022
A delicious business dinner, truly exceptional. After several attempts, we found our Chef of referment. Monica is super!
17 Jun 2022
I never imagined finding an Italian Chef of this level in Atlanta! An unparalleled level indeed. An unforgettable experience that must absolutely be repeated.
29 Apr 2022
Chef Monica is a wonderful chef who aims to provide unforgettably tasteful experiences. She is super friendly and I totally recommend working with her if you are in the Atlanta area.
Award-winning Georgia-based Chef Monica has held many roles in her culinary career, including chef consultant, culinary health coach and personal chef for entertainment industry figures. Her passion for healthy food has always been her North Star. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian catering and has even created her own plant-based food line. Chef Monica counts many Michelin-starred chefs among her admirers and collaborators.