Cooking Class - Classic Southern Staples

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Enjoy staple flavors and dishes of the south with expert Chef Lawrencia as your guide.

Join Chef Lawrencia in this Southern-style cooking class where you’ll learn how to cook, bake and fry homestyle dishes infused with authentic flavors and ingredients.

Your culinary journey through the South begins by making classic fried green tomatoes from scratch batter. Then, you’ll prepare delicate salmon croquettes over a bed of fluffy rice and handmade garlic bread rolls. Chef Lawrencia will also teach you how to make rich and delectable turtle cheesecake with the perfect combination of chocolate, pecans and caramel.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Baking, Beginner, Couples, Fun, Group

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Heather M.


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.

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Alicia R.


29 Mar 2023

We very much enjoyed our experience cooking with Chef Lawrencia! I was surprised at how many delicious dishes we were able to create together in such a short amount of time. Chef did an excellent job of either delegating tasks to us or walking us through them. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and even had leftovers for the next day!

April J.


05 Feb 2023

I previously booked an in-home chef experience through Cozymeal with outstanding results. This experience fell well short of expectations. 1) The chef arrived 1hr 45mins past the agreed to arrival time and did not call to advise she would be late; 2) she served the courses but did not come back to clear any dishes before serving the next course; 3) the entrée did not include the potatoes or a substitute starch; 4) the entrée dishes were still on the table when she announced her clean-up was complete and she was ready to depart – she did remove her coat and offer to plate the desert when I asked; 5) the amount of stuff spilled on the floor was alarming, but not nearly as bad as the spill over in the oven. I asked my guests for their opinions on the meal quality, comments were: the vegetables in the soup were probably fresh but undercooked and the soup base seemed to be from a can; the bread bowl was tasty but not in line with the dinner style and completely over-sized; the sauce on the entrée was too watery and the meal was bland; serving garlic bread after a huge bread bowl just didn’t make sense; the desert was good but not delicious. I would not recommend this chef for an in-home experience.

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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.

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