Join Chef Rachel in making a decadent meal of Greek-inspired favorites.
In this cooking class, make a menu of Mediterranean favorites, bursting with authentic flavors. Chef Rachel will teach you new kitchen skills and guide you in creating impressive dishes with fresh and flavorful ingredients.
Prepare visually stunning spanakopita pinwheels using spinach, flaky pastry and creamy feta, and a lentil salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sweet pomegranate seeds. Then, coat lamb chops in a blend of herbs and cook them to tender perfection. For dessert, learn how to layer baklava with an innovative infusion of cardamom and rose water.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
With rosemary, parsley, olive oil and red pepper flakes
Cardamon Rose Baklava
With phyllo, pistachios and butter
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if noted prior to the event. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request as adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.
Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Rachel
03 Sep 2023
Chef Rachel brought all the ingredients and showed us each step of the meal preparation. Our family enjoyed the meal and we now have new recipes!
13 Jul 2023
We had so much fun learning with Chef Rachel! We were so excited to try all the recipes she taught us during our class. We can’t wait to have another class with her again!
08 Jul 2023
Chef Rachel was very knowledge and showed us some great cooking tips!! The menu was delicious and enjoyed by all!
19 Jun 2023
Rachel arrived right on time and we started cooking. It was a really enjoyable experience and we will do it again. I learned some new techniques for preparing chicken and got a little comfortable with frying with hot oil. The meal turned out great and it was delicious.
08 Apr 2023
What can I say? Our experience with Chef Rachel was superb! She was friendly, professional and very helpful in guiding us through the class. She was prompt and had everything we needed for our time together. She put us at ease immediately and we had an excellent time. The class was the day after Valentine's day and my girlfriend said it was the best present ever! I would highly recommend Chef Rachel!
28 Feb 2023
Chef Rachel was great! She made sure we had all the tools we needed and let us be hands on when we wanted to. The food came out delicious and we are looking forward to recreating it on our own! We had a great time with Chef Rachel and would love to do it again.
20 Feb 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Rachel! She was prompt, personable, and allowed us to be as hands on as we wanted. We learned some fun new recipes and cooking techniques, and all of the food was delicious. I appreciated all of the guidance from Chef Rachel throughout the experience, and how organized the whole process was. I would definitely book again and highly recommend her to others!
05 Feb 2023
Rachel's a fantastic cook and served up a great meal at our home to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was like eating at a restaurant... but better because we were at home.
28 Jan 2023
We had the elevated plant based feast with Rachel and it was exquisite. The food was amazing and Rachel was really great! Highly recommend.
22 Jan 2023
Great personality, arrived exactly on time, and learned a few new cooking tricks.
30 Sep 2022
Well laid out and portioned! Excellent flavors that were consistent throughout the courses.
28 Aug 2022
Everything Rachel prepared was our first time experiencing and can tell you it was all amazing, freshness of the smoothie, the perfect spice for the tomatoes and the egg was perfectly made. The Texas toast was by far the surprise to us all as we were just expecting a similar taste to French toast however it’s definitely not. I want to add the presentation was beautiful also.
Rachel’s professionalism was top she cared about certain guests restrictions and made them very happy
13 Aug 2022
Rachel was very nice, dinner was good and she rinsed the dishes. She might have done a better job cleaning the stovetop after frying dinner.
08 Aug 2022
Along with some good friends, we had a spectacular vegan meal with Rachel. The food was incredibly fresh, well seasoned, and we all couldn't say enough about how delicious it was. Chef Rachel was so engaging and was gracious in answering all our questions! Super wonderful experience overall.
02 Aug 2022
Rachel was a fantastic teacher. She worked with me and my wife as part of the Fundamental Dessert Techniques course, which included preparation of panna cotta, cheesecake, and crème brûlée. Rachel was a patient and informative instructor, and allowed my wife and me to do all procedures ourselves, stepping in for occasional recommendations. She had a good balance of advising on technical specifics while also giving us room to do each step ourselves, even if we were imperfect at certain stages. All recipes were doable for non-professionals like us, tasted great, and generated reasonable dessert portion sizes for two people without having too much excess. Rachel brought nearly everything we needed, and coordinated with me a week in advance on what we would need and what she could bring, and nothing was missing when it came time to prepare the recipes. Rachel was parked near our complex before the appointment time, and came in right on time and was ready to go. She was patient as well while my wife and I were still getting our daughter settled in for the evening and switching off for the first 20 minutes or so. Everything was done within 2 hours on the dot, and that was with some recipes taking longer than planned in our oven.
I would highly recommend this course if you are looking for an interesting date night, or have an anniversary or birthday/similar coming up for a partner who loves to cook/bake (or at least the idea of it!). Rachel was a pleasure to have in our home, and we look forward to taking one of her other classes sometime!
28 Jun 2022
Fabulous time and delicious food!
04 Jun 2022
Rachel was awesome! The meal was fantastic and presentation was like a 5 star restaurant. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely do it again!
20 May 2022
Chef Rachel did an excellent job preparing and serving a delicious vegan meal for my wife and me. She showed up on time, was very pleasant and engaging, despite some occasional child and puppy chaos in our home. Wonderful experience, we highly recommend her!
10 May 2022
Rachel, I have the upmost gratitude for her soul. Her presence radiantly filled the space and her talent is delightful. I look forward to her again and the warmth her art tastes.
02 May 2022
My brother and sister in law enjoyed their class with chef Rachel. She was friendly and taught some great techniques.
18 Apr 2022
Such great food! Rachel was really knowledgeable and it was a fun experience. I would recommend!
16 Apr 2022
02 Apr 2022
Rachel was a blast to have come into our home and teach us some new skills. Perfect date night with delicious meal.
01 Apr 2022
Chef Rachel was amazing! Professional yet easy going and fun - and the food was fabulous!
31 Jan 2022
Rachel makes the most pleasant pastries that have very distinct flavors. She is also able to turn most of her recipes into flavorful vegan pastries.
Chef Rachel is a pastry-making powerhouse and seasoned culinary professional with a passion for sharing her love of baking with other foodies. For over 10 years, she has elevated her craft in bakeries, top-tier restaurants and private events. From upscale French desserts to undeniably gourmet gluten-free delights, Chef Rachel specializes in creating sumptuously sweet cakes, cookies, breads and other baked goods along with classic cuisines, such as French fare.
Chef Rachel will travel to guests within San Diego for this experience.
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