Mix, rise, knead and roll your way to perfect homemade dough that fits any recipe.
Join Chef Mert in a hands-on culinary experience as you learn how to make various types of doughs — from savory breads to sweet crusts — all from scratch.
First, prepare roasted tomato and rosemary focaccia bread with a perfect crust, smothered in truffle olive oil. After that, you'll roll and toss your own pizza dough, creating three varieties of gourmet pizza. For dessert, Chef Mert shows you how to craft a soft, flaky pie crust that serves as the foundation for a sumptuously sweet crumbled apple pie.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Great experience and fun. His first time doing a gluten free recipe and he knocked it out of the park.
21 Nov 2022
We booked Chef Mert for a 7-person pizza dough making party. One guest was on a gluten-free diet. Chef Mert went above and beyond my expectations by preparing a gluten free focaccia bread and pizza dough for my one guest.
Joe and Diane
21 Nov 2022
Chef was excellent and made the evening enjoyable and informative. The ages of guest ranged from 19 to 57 and he engaged everyone to participate and offer input while answering all our questions. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for something different for an evening of cooking, food and fun.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Mert
25 Nov 2022
Incredible time. I will continue to use Chef Mert for private events. He was warm, considerate and a pleasure to spend Thanksgiving with.
24 Nov 2022
I am recommending Chef Mert to all of my friends who are interested in cooking. He shares his professional expertise and his teaching experience shines through as well. The food was all delicious and you get to keep the recipes for future use. Definitely will be reaching out for another class soon.
16 Nov 2022
Chef Mert is WONDERFUL!!!
He was on time, very organized, passionate, great sense of humor, and most of all excellent at what he does. He went above and beyond. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. Everything we made was delicious and made with joy and love. We had an amazing time. I recommend Chef Mert for any occasion and for different occasions. We will be contacting him again for different classes and for events. Thanks, Chef Mert, we loved our class :)
31 Oct 2022
The meal that we prepared was excellent. I would definitely be able to re-create this again and again. We learned valuable kitchen skills. The rustic apple crumble will become a family favourite for our home.
27 Oct 2022
Chef Mert was amazing! He was very prepared and professional. Great personality, great food and great experience!!
25 Oct 2022
Great experience creating many different types of dough. He offered good tips and a lot of food! I wish it was maybe a little more hands on but with the amount of food we were making I don't think there would have been enough time for all that. Overall a worthwhile experience.
19 Oct 2022
We had a really nice time during our class with Chef Mert. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and communicated the skills for the lesson effectively. Everything was relaxed and stress-free and we enjoyed really enjoyed the meal at the end.
11 Oct 2022
Chef Mert was absolutely wonderful! I booked him to cook an in home dinner for my husband and me, to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Every coarse he prepared was phenomenal. The sea bass was my absolute favorite. We really enjoyed talking with him too. He was so kind and brought such a calm energy to our home. Next time we want to do a pasta making night with him! Highly recommend chef Mert!
10 Oct 2022
Chef Mert provided my friend and I not only a plethora of food, but also many memories to remember the experience by. All the food was delicious and fun to make! There were definitely leftovers and plenty of opportunities Chef Mert gave us to be hands-on with the experience and truly take part in the cooking experience. Definitely recommend and would book again!
04 Oct 2022
Amazing experience, and LOTS of food. Really fun and interactive. Chef Mert was great!
04 Oct 2022
We were very happy with Chef Mert. He is a true professional, very personable, and clearly has a passion for teaching and feeding others delicious meals. He answered our many questions and gave us bonus cooking tips, all while making high-quality Foccacia, pizza, and his unique apple crumble dessert. We give him the highest recommendation possible!
03 Oct 2022
Most amazing experience EVER. Chef Mert not only is so talented but he is so kind. The best hands on cooking experience with someone who truly knows their craft. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
02 Oct 2022
We had a lot of fun with Chef Mert last night. He was polite, friendly, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond. He accommodated our dietary restrictions and even showed me how to sharpen my knives.
The dough making instructions was quick but not hard to follow and we even have some dough proofing in the fridge to bake later.
The food tasted great. We had a great variety of dishes and a delicious dessert. It was clear he used top quality ingredients and very professional methodology when cooking.
Highly recommend him!
10 Sep 2022
We had a wonderful experience in our pizza, focaccia, and apple crumble class with Chef Mert. He was well prepared, friendly, helpful, creative, talented and an excellent teacher. Everything we made with him was beautiful and delicious.
01 Sep 2022
Chef Mert provided us with a fantastic dining experience for my girlfriend's birthday. Every course was amazing. Thank you Chef for providing us with this truly unique experience.
21 Jul 2022
My husband and I had an incredible time learning how to make three different types of dough. Chef Mert is an amazing teacher and even knew how to quickly handle an oil spill left in the oven from a prior meal. Can’t wait to schedule another lesson but next time with friends to join us!
18 Jul 2022
Great chef! Very nice, professional, & informative!
It was a great time and the 4 of us would definitely use Chef Mert again!
12 Jul 2022
Chef Mert was great! Super professional and communicative and the food was amazing. Thank you chef!
04 Jul 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Mert! He came well-prepared and was a great teacher. Everything was delicious, especially the apple pie, and best of all, we have lots of leftovers and extra dough. We would definitely highly recommend this class and Chef Mert.
02 Jul 2022
Chef Mert was fantastic. We had such an incredible evening start to finish. He was very punctual and communicative. The food was delicious and it made a great date night. I’m still full the next morning. Definitely give this class a try— you won’t regret it!!!! :)
29 Jun 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Mert, and all of the food was delicious. He was very personable and made the evening a lot of fun for my family. His Apple Pie is also the best I've ever tasted. 10/10!
23 Jun 2022
I planned this as a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend and Chef Mert made this class so fun & special! He brought everything we needed along with a bottle of wine. We had a great time getting to know him and eating his delicious food! Highly recommend this class for a fun & memorable date night.
Guest reviews for Chef Mert
27 Jun 2022
Chef Mert, thank you so sooo much for the beautiful buffet you created for my birthday. Everybody thought it was delicious and it made the whole event so much more special. I will highly recommend Chef Mert for any culinary experience, he is calm and professional and have everything under control which truly helped me on a stressful day of planning and hosting a big event!
27 Jun 2022
If you are a fan of vegan cuisine, it was a menu you should try without hesitation for a second. Every single item in the menu was literally nutritious and tasty, especially the taste of amuse-bouche with vegan caviar is still on my palate. It was a pure pleasure to have a passionate and incredible chef like him. Thank you Mert!
20 Jun 2022
This guy, man! It's been a long time since i've eaten such a delicious meal. He is really dominant on duty and so professional. In addition to a magnificent menu, all the evenings were very successful in taking care of us. It won't take me long to hire him again. Yes chef!
20 Jun 2022
I hired Chef Mert for my dinner. Not sure how he made it happen to cook for so many people in my little Venice beach kitchen, his fine dining menu was incredible. Everything was super fresh and hot even we celebrated outside. Mert, thank you so much for EVERYTHING! I can't wait to have another dinner party with you.
20 Jun 2022
Thank you so much, Chef Mert for an incredible experience for my birthday party this year! The food was unreal, he used the best, most fresh ingredients and has such a unique way of putting dishes together, So yummy and such a smooth experience. Everyone was complimenting the food all night. He's also so easy going and such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for your next event or occasion and i can't wait to book him again. Thank you for making my birthday so special. Chef!!!!
28 May 2022
Chef Mert is fantastic! He provided us with a wonderful culinary experience that exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend his classes and booking him as your next private chef!
Chef Mert hails from a family of exceptional cooks who take pride in their Balkan and Mediterranean culinary cultures. He applied his natural talents while working at Michelin-starred Spago Beverly Hills. His experience preparing meals for A-list celebrities and food critics helped expand his enterprise as a private chef. In Chef Mert’s view, cuisine is an artform where passion and soul are as important as flavor and texture.