Join Chef Lawrencia in creating a flavorful and satisfying Southern-inspired feast!
Say “hello” to Creole cuisine and deep, rich flavors in this New Orleans-style cooking class as Chef Lawrencia teaches you how to make a menu of Southern soul food staples with shrimp and grits in the spotlight.
Begin by baking up a batch of spicy cornbread, then mixing creamy cheesy Cajun grits accented by green onions and parsley. You’ll learn how to expertly prepare shrimp seasoned just right with garlic, butter and Cajun spices, then punctuate your meal with classic, homemade butter cookies — the perfect ending to a spice-filled feast.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
The menu was fantastic and Chef Lawrencia showed up on time and was very professional.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Lawrencia
25 Jan 2023
Lawrencia did a great job for our group of 6 in Chicago. The food was delicious and her teaching was top notch.
I would definitely book her for future experiences!
12 Jan 2023
Great menu, accommodating with scheduling, and friendly!
08 Jan 2023
Chef Lawrencia is a great chef and was very helpful when we needed it. We learned a lot from her.
30 Dec 2022
The food was amazing and learned a lot while making the food! Would highly recommend!
Joseph & Eiko
30 Dec 2022
We booked Chef Lawrencia for the Authentic Mexican lesson and had a wonderful time learning from her. We would strongly recommend her lessons to anyone - absolute beginners, people who know their way around the kitchen but not necessarily around the spice drawer, or experienced cooks who just want to learn a new dish.
Mexican cuisine is way outside our area of specialty so we really appreciated that the lesson was accessible enough for us to set a foundation but focused enough for us to thoroughly understand the dishes she selected. Her teaching style is excellent - we had a ton of random questions, but she somehow managed to make generous time for these while also keeping us on pace. She clearly takes pride in expanding people's horizons and we will absolutely book her again in the future, for either the Classic Southern Staples or Classic Creole Supper lesson.
Thank you, Chef Lawrencia!
28 Dec 2022
This class was beyond frustrating, as the instructor was not prepared to teach a class of the size that attended.
27 Dec 2022
Purchased the class for my son and his girlfriend for Christmas and they attended class tonight. Both said it was a giant waste of money and felt like a scam. They cut 4 stalks of celery and made dough. There were around 16 people in class with parts of the meal given to different people to complete. Cutting some celery is not worth over $200. Ingredients were great value (Walmart), chef read instructions from a notebook. Very disappointed and would not recommend.
17 Dec 2022
Very accessible recipes and delicious food. My husband already said he will be able to make the salmon croquettes again on his own!! Chef Lawrencia was really good at giving my husband and I different tasks and bouncing between our stations to keep us engaged and supervise the meal progression. We had a very nice evening.
14 Dec 2022
Very positive experience, I found the chef's explanations very simple to put into practice!
19 Nov 2022
We had a great date and time with chef Lawrencia. In the meantime we were learning we having fun and also enjoying an amazing meal.
29 Oct 2022
Our kids had SUCH a blast learning from Chef Lawrencia! She was super patient and they had a blast learning how to make her recipes! This was s birthday present for one of my kids, and he LOVED it!
17 Sep 2022
My date night experience with Lawrencia was amazing. We had a great time and the food was delicious!
20 Jul 2022
Chef Lawrencia has been involved in the culinary world most of her life; her creative and delicious interpretation of classic dishes will satisfy even the pickiest eaters!
There’s no aspect of baking and confection that Chef Lawrencia hasn't mastered. From sculpting with chocolate to baking artisan breads and desserts, she covers it all. Her talents have led her on an eclectic path, including a stint catering for the Chicago Bears. Whether she’s preparing enchanting dishes to serve or teaching aspiring chefs her secrets, Chef Lawrencia always knows how to create magic in the kitchen.