Cooking Class - The Best of New American Cuisine

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Put a savory gourmet spin on some classic domestic dishes with an elevated all-American menu.

American favorites take on a whole new character in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Darnell. He'll demonstrate his techniques for reinventing familiar tastes by adding intriguing new elements.

You'll begin by assembling an arugula salad topped with dried cranberries and toasted almonds, dressed with fresh blue cheese. Then, prepare a roasted chicken flavored with thyme and Dijon mustard, with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed broccolini on the side. And for a tempting twist on a beloved dessert, whip up a brownie and berry Napoléon with fresh strawberries.

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 Beginner, Couples, Date Night, New American

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Darnell

Jannike J.


23 Apr 2023

Chef Darnell created an unforgettable experience for my husband’s birthday celebration. The interactive elements of the cooking class was fun and educational, and he explained very well each step l, including any prep he had done beforehand. The meal was excellent as well - very tasty, with beautiful presentation. This was a fun and different way to do a small dinner party, and we will definitely recommend this experience to anyone interested in learning a little while also enjoying an excellent meal.

Andie R.


29 Jan 2023

Fantastic experience!!! Will book Chef Darnell again!!!

Soulyka A.


17 Jan 2023

Chef Darnell was absolutely AMAZING! The food and his personality created such a great vibe. He was professional, on time and a great chef overall. The menu was so yummy. He exceeded our expectations. Will definitely hire him again.

$ 85.00 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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Having cooked since the age of 15, Chef Darnell has built a rewarding career in the culinary arts. Through his years of service, he's received awards and prepared meals for celebrities and royalty around the world. He has a genuine passion for helping aspiring chefs gain confidence in the kitchen. A true culinary creative, Chef Darnell adds a generous helping of heart to everything he dishes up!

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Chef Darnell will travel to guests within Washington, D.C. for this experience.

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