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Cooking Class - Vegetarian Japanese Favorites
Cooking Class - Vegetarian Japanese Favorites
Learn how to recreate vegetarian versions of Japanese classics with Chef Parsati.
Get the full izakaya experience with this hands-on vegetarian cooking class. You'll learn techniques like sushi rolling and stir-frying using fresh produce and traditional Japanese ingredients.
Begin with a starter of Japanese spiced edamame beans, then Chef Parsati will teach you how to make tofu, avocado and cucumber sushi rolls with umami-laden unagi sauce and spicy wasabi. Next, heat things up by preparing yakisoba noodles with fresh vegetables and a sauce with smoky, sweet and sour notes. End class by whipping up an earthy green tea custard.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Japanese Spiced Edamame Beans
With tofu, avocado, cucumber, unagi sauce and wasabi
Rainbow Yakisoba Noodles and Smoky Sweet and Sour Sauce
Vegetables may include carrots, bell peppers, snap peas and mushrooms
Green Tea Custard
With milk and sugar
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 10
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2 hours
- Labels Asian, Date Night, Japanese, Sushi Making, Vegetarian
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
14 May 2023
Chef Parsati was amazing! She was extremely personable, fun to be with and really good at helping us learn. We did a private lesson with her and she taught us to cook a wonderful tailored menu. She was very communicative and got along really well with us. She was able to help my older mom also learn how to cook and went out of her way to make sure she was comfortable and understood everything. We will surely be taking more classes with Chef Parsati again! She is an excellent Chef, a warm heart and just a joy to be around.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Parsati
04 Jun 2023
Chef Parsati was great to have and is an amazing teacher!
28 May 2023
This was an amazing cooking experience in a very clean and organized cooking space. Our Chef was very welcoming knowledgable and provided us easy to follow recipes. The food was well seasoned, delicious and presented perfectly for an intimate dining experience. I highly recommend booking this for your next cooking class.
22 May 2023
Chef Parsati was so sweet and helpful! We loved our cozymeal experience, would recommend to everyone
21 May 2023
Chef Parsati is amazing. The salmon we made is some of the best I’ve tasted. In the kitchen her methods are very approachable for the everyday cook, and include insight into traditional methods. I recommend this to cooks of all skills and people who love to learn !
18 May 2023
Great experience with the Chef Parsati, we were amazed to be part of a cooking process that turned out so good! We cook altogether and the chef make sure everyone gets to participate. I learned great techniques that I will use in my kitchen! Definitely recommend
15 May 2023
We booked "Classic Fare from Asia" with Chef Parsati for a company team building event and it was fun! Chef Parsati welcomed us in to her home and had everything we needed provided for us. We learned how to cook quick and easy dishes that we'll be trying at home.
13 May 2023
We had a great time with Chef Parsati! She taught us a lot about how to fit these techniques into our everyday cooking. I would recommend her classes to anyone!
07 May 2023
Great experience with Chef Parsati, that is very knowledgeable and offer variety of alternatives for all regimes. The cooking was excellent, the smells were exactly what you would imagine from an indian cuisine, and most importantly, we feel like we could almost replicate it at home now! + you get to taste what you prepared with Chef Parsati. Would highly recommend chef Parsati! Logistics are very easy, coordination with her was a no-brainer.
01 May 2023
This cooking class was super fun. The chef was very experienced and the food was delicious. All the dishes seem really difficult but with the chef's guidance, it was very easy to follow and learn. I would highly recommend this class.
29 Apr 2023
Would recommend Chef Parsati to all! She gave lots of tips about vegan cooking and made us all feel very welcomed. She constantly checked up on everyone's food allergies, and the recipes were delicious.
16 Apr 2023
I booked a class with Chef Parsati for my boyfriend's birthday - just a date night for the 2 of us. The class exceeded both of our expectations! I was so thrilled with how much we both enjoyed the class! Chef Parsati was so thorough and informative throughout the process, explaining how flavors mix, which oils to use when and why, and the best types of pots/pans to use - especially which ones not to use for certain outcomes. She made a point to understand how we like to cook, what foods we like to cook, what methods we prefer, and how often we cook (like daily after work versus meal-prepping). Throughout the evening, she made substitution suggestions that matched our own preferences - from food substitutions to InstaPot/Air Fryer over stove-top cooking. We learned so much from Chef Parsati, and we absolutely loved out personalized our experience was! Finally, the food: I booked the Tropical Hawaiian Fare class, and by golly was it fabulous! I loved how healthy all of the ingredients were, and it was all so simple to make! Every item just knocked our socks off. I would highly recommend Chef Parsati, and I would high recommend the Tropical Hawaiian Fare!
10 Apr 2023
Great Chef and Host!
24 Mar 2023
The recipe and food were good. I would book with her again.
23 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati offered an amazing joyful experience to our team for a work team build. She was insightful and fun!
22 Mar 2023
What a delightful experience! I treated my husband to a couple's cooking class with Chef Parsati, and we both had a wonderful time. Chef Parsati makes cooking so accessible - she not only teaches you how to cook exceptional dishes (we chose Indian food), but she breaks down why flavors work together so you truly understand a little of the science behind the flavors. She has a wealth of knowledge, with a very global perspective influenced by cuisine from all over the world. Simply put...a wonderful way to spend an evening!!! Thank you Chef Parsati!!!!
12 Mar 2023
We had an amazing time with Chef Parsati! We enjoyed everything so much, learned a lot, and really liked the Yummy food!!
09 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati was a gracious, enthusiastic host and made us all feel very welcome! She curated a thoughtful menu and involved everyone in our group. Her kitchen was clean, organized, and a lovely environment for our lesson. We look forward to more classes with Chef Parsati in the future!
08 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati hosted a great cooking and learning experience! She was very attentive to my and other attendees' dietary restrictions as well as taste preferences. The environment was welcoming and clean, and her global experience shows in her fusion recipes!
07 Mar 2023
My husband and I had a wonderful time at Chef Parsati’s studio. She is knowledgeable, fun, and well-organized. The food was delicious and healthy. Her place is very clean. All the recipes I will be able to cook at home for my family. We learned great tips to enhance our cooking skills. Thank you!!
07 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati was very enthusiastic and a lot of fun!
05 Mar 2023
Great evening, great company and great food. This was a really fun and different date night. Chef Parsati was wonderful and welcoming. We’ll definitely do it again.
05 Mar 2023
Chef Parsati's class was fun and informative, and of course, the food was delicious. Chef took the time to explain to us the nuances of Indian cuisine's flavors and techniques while creating a welcoming environment for the group to cook in. We highly recommend this class!
02 Mar 2023
Had a lovely evening! Chef was so welcoming and created a fun and educational environment. The food was delicious!
19 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati was so knowledgeable about food in general and was able to teach me a lot about cooking. Not just the recipes themselves, but about how I can use different techniques to make each dish my own. Great experience with yummy good and amazing company!
18 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati created a fun experience for my girl friend and I. Over the hour we cooked 3 dishes with the indochinese theme and spent 30min eating and chatting with the chef. The dishes were yummy and the home kitchen setting felt comfortable and intimate. We did wish the class was more hands-on and it did feel a little short.
13 Feb 2023
I went to the class with my wife. The class with chef Parsati was fun and entertaining. She explains the different flavors you are adding and is with you throughout the process to make sure everything is running good. You can even put on your own music which definitely helps when you are preparing food. When we tried the meals we prepared it was so yummy. I would recommend her and would come back for another class.
13 Feb 2023
It was a fun experience and I felt like I learned some new things from class! We definitely walked away adding some staple items on our next grocery list. I thought it would be a little more hands on and the work would be distributed more evenly with the class but I did feel like I was able to learn from watching most of the time.
11 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati's skill in cooking and teaching is only matched by her enthusiasm. The entire experience was wonderful from learning new cooking techniques, to the conversation, and of course the food was incredible. She has a wealth of knowledge both in how to make excellent food, but also how to cook in an accessible, healthy way. I'd recommend her classes to anyone looking for a great cooking class and overall experience!
10 Feb 2023
We loved the Healthy Seasonal Cooking class - Chef Parsati is very knowledgable, professional, and an excellent teachers. We cook a lot, including some indian food, yet we learned quite a few new tips and tricks. The menu was very well designed, and the flavors were even better than we expected. Specifically the fish dish was a killer. We would highly reccommend both Chef Parsati and this class to anyone!
08 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati was extremely knowledgeable and the food was excellent! Her hospitality and fun personality made for a great evening.
07 Feb 2023
Really enjoyed our time with Chef Parsati. We not only made very yummy food but we learned a lot along the way. We also love how she takes a healthy approach to cooking.
06 Feb 2023
Chef Parsati's Indian Cooking Techniques class is the second class I have taken from her. As with my first experience, the class was a delight, with easy-to-follow, hands-on instruction provided with informative technical and historic background. Chef Parsati goes out of here way to ensure a warm, comfortable, and accommodating atmosphere, with the class culminating with a lunch of the truly delicious food we prepared. After the first class, I was easily able to prepare every dish presented and have done so repeatedly. I look forward to cooking the the dishes from my second class. Furthermore, as I did with the first class, I also look forward to applying the lessons learned, both in cooking techniques and Indian spices, to other dishes. Chef Parsati's classes were well worth the money, and I recommend them. In fact, Chef Parsati offers yet another class that includes Indian royal chicken/vegetable biriyani. I plan to take that class next.
05 Feb 2023
Had a lovely time and learned some great skills. Chef Parsati was very thoughtful and tailored the class to suit everyone’s needs. She focused on techniques that can be easily applied at home, and not so specific to the dishes we cook. She was very nice and welcoming. Excited to have more dishes to spice up weeknight dinners!
31 Jan 2023
Parsati was very accommodating and willing to work with us to make sure we got what we wanted out of the experience. Her style of cooking is practical with a lot of flavors. I enjoyed the class.
31 Jan 2023
Chef Parsati was amazing! She was very kind and her knowledge about the ingredients we were using was very helpful. Her home was really cozy and felt super comfortable. My GF and I had a blast and I would recommend her to anyone looking to have a cooking class and have a great experience. We are definitely going to book her in the future. Thanks again to Chef Parsati for the amazing experience!
28 Jan 2023
Chef Parsati maintains great cleanliness and safety while managing to give great detail into basic Indian cooking techniques. The class was very informative.
28 Jan 2023
I had a great time at Chef Parsati’s Indian cooking class! She was very warm and welcoming and taught us lots of great tips that I’ll use going forward. Not to mention the food was delicious!! Highly recommend!
25 Jan 2023
My husband and I took the Tropical Hawaiian Fare class with Chef Parsati as a belated birthday present for him and it was absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent and she did a great job of explaining the steps and how we could use the recipes as a base to modify from when cooking at home. I'll definitely be making all of the recipes again. I was really pleased with the vegetarian options available because some of the people I enjoy cooking for are vegetarian and I'm looking forward to sharing these dishes with them too! My only regret is that I didn't sign up for one of her classes earlier because we're moving out of state and I don't know if I can make the time to squeeze any more classes in before we leave. Don't make my mistake!
24 Jan 2023
My small but global team of 6, which came from across the country and Europe, gathered in the kitchen of Chef Parsati for a cooking class as our team building event. We choose the class with foods that are great for the mind and mood. Chef Parsati was personable, energizing, curious about our culinary backgrounds and accommodating our dietary restrictions and preferences. Spending evening in a cozy home atmosphere while cooking, talking, tasting, learning and eating was a great way to relax after a full day of meetings. The menu was simple, nutritious and delicious. Chef Parsati explained every recipe and shared tips on spices, ingredients and preparation. Everyone had an apron and chopping board. It was like a cooking academy! We went our homes/hotels satiated, relaxed and in a very good mood. Strongly recommend it!
22 Jan 2023
Thanks Chef Parsati for giving us a wonderful experience for my birthday! Excited to try cooking more curries in the future.
16 Jan 2023
Chef Parsati was a wonderful instructor and the class exceeded our expectations! I purchased the class as a gift for my wife for Christmas and needed to move the date from our original booking; Chef Parsati was able to accommodate and a a help arrange a fabulous environment that was a great first experience for anyone who is just learning to cook. The menu was provided ahead of time so we knew what the ingredients were and also got to bring along a bottle of wine to enjoy for the meal as well(I recommend Ubering or rideshare if you choose to bring wine or beer for your trip). Chef Parasari provided us with aprons and was a great instructor throughout the course of the cooking class; she helped walk us through how to prep and prepare the ingredients and answered all of my wife's questions about how to best cook each dish. All of the dishes that we prepared tasted amazing (if I had to pick a favorite, mine was the pizza we prepared that had a naan base that was the very delicious). The experience was definitely worth the price and I highly recommended this cooking class as a great date night or work outing . Chef Parasati also brought an awesome energy and creativity to the experience and helped introduce some new ingredients that expanded our tasting palettes and ideas for cooking in the future. I highly recommend booking Chef Parasati's class if you are a vegan; the dishes are carefully crafted to fill you up and provide great tasting delicacies at the same time. The class is also a great chance to have a new experience to meet chef's who share their knowledge and passion for cooking great food and are there to make sure you have a time as well!
16 Jan 2023
Highly recommend Chef Parsati! She was easy to communicate with. We needed a vegetarian option for the menu and she was able to provide options ahead of time for us to consider and decide upon. Her home was spacious, warm and inviting. We were able to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy while learning various techniques. It was an interactive social cooking experience and can't forget the fact that the food was AMAZING! We left satisfied and happy and full. Chef Parsati knows what she is doing!
15 Jan 2023
I did the Ayurveda course from Chef Parsati as a Christmas gift for my mom and she loved it!!! The experience was amazing, all the meals we cooked were so delicious, and we learned so much about the ayurveda cooking from Chef Parsati. I am a full on beginner but I felt comfortable in Chef Parsati's kitchen. The vibes were great and the food. 10/10 experience!
12 Jan 2023
Such a fun and interactive experience with a very knowledgeable instructor! The food was AWESOME!
11 Jan 2023
We had a fantastic time learning how to cook authentic Indian dishes from Parsati. She is very knowledgeable about every aspect of each ingredient's role in giving the dish its flavor, and spares no expense to educate us on them, giving clear and simple steps in the entire cooking process. She even went the extra mile to teach us best practices for handling knives, and how to source the same ingredients within our local vicinity. She answered all the questions we had, from technical to simple, and then some more. It was an all around awesome time learning to cook from Parsati. I'd like to try her other cooking courses in future!
10 Jan 2023
I booked this experience for my in-laws and they enjoyed every minute! The recipes were so thoughtful and it was such a personal experience. Chef Parsati was so helpful in coordinating along the way, and I hope to take a class from her again soon! Would highly recommend this class.
05 Jan 2023
Chef Parsati was an absolute delight. She welcomed us into her home and indulged us in the techniques related to Indian cooking. She shared her wealth of knowledge in the culinary field and made sure we understood the process of the foods we were cooking. The dishes we made were incredibly delicious, and we definitely want to make them again. We highly recommend chef Parsati!
03 Jan 2023
What a fantastic fun evening we had with Chef Parsati learning Indian cooking techniques. She was so welcoming and made us feel so at ease in her home. She was so knowledgeable showing us how to prep everything and full of fun tips and facts. Would highly recommend an evening of cooking with her. Thanks Again.
03 Jan 2023
Chef Parsati was amazing. Her home was lovely and my mom and I felt very comfortable. We had such a great time and can’t wait to take another one of her classes. The food was absolutely amazing!
30 Dec 2022
It was such a lovely, educational evening! Prior to arriving, Chef Parsati was very responsive in our communications. Our party of six was quickly greeted by Chef Parsati in her beautiful home. The house was inviting and she made us feel at ease. Our group of friends have never done anything like this and didn’t know what to expect, but the Chef was able to communicate clearly what we would be doing and laid out the game plan for the entire evening. She provided a small dish of eggrolls to start, but that was the only thing we would eat that night that we didn’t cook. She walked us through what to make, what seasonings to add, and provided all the necessary equipments (knives, bowls, utensils) to make this an enjoyable experience. Chef Parsati taught us small tips and tricks to cooking which was invaluable. She took an abundance of photos and she shared with us via google photos link. Overall, it was a fun time with lots of laughs in a cozy, intimate setting.
29 Dec 2022
Chef Parsati's class was great. Very organized and well set-up. I learned some good tricks/techniques for the dishes and they turned out delicious. I really like her healthy versions of Indian cuisine. Looking forward to taking another class soon!
28 Dec 2022
Our group of 8 had a really fun experience in Chef Parsati's Vegetarian Indian Comfort Food class. She prepped a few of the ingredients before our class but we all participated in cooking everything for our meal. The meal was delicious and festive. Chef Parsati was very knowledgeable, professional, and organized. She was super enthusiastic and energetic and kept our group on schedule. I learned some things from her that I never would have learned by just following a recipe. We highly recommend Chef Parsati.
Jeroen Van Velzen
22 Dec 2022
21 Dec 2022
Chef Parsarti's class was super informative and fun! We learned all about ways to make Indian food vegan and proper techniques when cooking with Indian spices! We loved it so much we bought her tin of spices to take hoke and try to recreate her dishes ourselves! Thanks again!
19 Dec 2022
It was my first experience taking this cooking class and both, I and my boyfriend enjoyed it very much! Chef Parsati is an amazing chef and made our experience unforgettable! Cannot wait to practice my knowledge at home!
18 Dec 2022
confident, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable chef..
18 Dec 2022
100% RECOMMENDED! BEST CLASS EVER! Chef Parsati gave the single best class my sister and I have EVER experienced. She was extremely welcoming. intelligent, clean, polite, and funny. We had a terrific time- she explained the dishes very well, the techniques to use as well as tips and advice, and more. She was clearly very knowledgeable due to her varied background in culinary expertise as well as her ability to accommodate dietary needs on the fly. I will 100% be back for her other classes and will be recommending to all my friends as well. Thank you Chef!
18 Dec 2022
Class with Chef Parsati was so much fun! She immediately washed away any intimidation I felt with Indian cooking. She is funny, personable, accomplished & lovely. I am already booking my next class with her. Thank you Chef!!
16 Dec 2022
We went to Chef Parsati's studio for a team building event and it was a fun experience. She ensured that we had a good time and taught us a lot about Indian cooking! I would highly recommend her class!
16 Dec 2022
Energetic, entertaining and knowledgeable chef.
04 Dec 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Parsati. She took the time to get to know us, explain her approach to healthy, authentic cooking, and made us feel at home. It was a real pleasure to work with her, and we look forward to finding and taking more classes from her. 5 stars.
01 Dec 2022
I booked Chef Parsati's class as a team event for my team. We all had a lot of fun, learned some indian cooking tips and overall thoroughly enjoyed the experience and food! Thank you!
30 Nov 2022
Chef Parsati is amazing! She's travelled and lived all over the world and brings that experience along with a strong culinary knowledge into her cooking. She's a great teacher and welcomed us into our home where we took her heathy Indian cooking class. We learned a lot, the food was delicious, and Parsati's timing to be able to fit four dishes (two entrees, a dessert, and an appetizer) in a short time frame was definitely impressive. We had an amazing time, so thank you Chef Parsati!
16 Nov 2022
We felt you were fantastic both in your skills in cooking and flavoring, as well as being a gracious host always ensuring we were having fun and enjoying the meal. Well done!
15 Nov 2022
Chef Parsati was professional, informative, and a joy to cook with. Would recommend!
06 Nov 2022
Chef Parsati welcomed us into her kitchen and was a wonderful host. The first half of the time we spent cooking and quickly learned many tips and Indian cooking techniques, making a curry, rice dish, dessert, and small salad all at once. The second half of the time we got to enjoy the delicious food we made and talk about culture, food, our lives, and of course the best places to eat! Parsati is very flexible and can help cater the class to dietary restrictions or if you want to focus on something specific! It was a joy to take the class and learn what she has to offer.
04 Nov 2022
We love to cook, but have never mastered Indian cuisine. Parsati's class was a perfect introduction to the techniques and spices used. She was very personable and great at explaining the necessary steps to create an incredibly delicious meal. We would highly recommend her. Debbie & Jeff
29 Oct 2022
Really enjoyed and loved Chef Parsati’s cooking class for vegetarian comfort food! Chef Parsati demonstrates cutting vegetables, adding spices and cooking entrees with a lot of clear instruction! I had a wonderful time learning & the food was delicious. I highly recommend this class!
29 Oct 2022
I had an amazing time learning how to cook vegan food. Chef Parsati did an amazing job guiding me throughout the whole process! I definitely recommend her for learning various forms of Indian food!! Very detailed and delicious!!
26 Oct 2022
We had a great time in the class! Chef Paro is super friendly and knowledgeable, and we were engaged from start to finish. We left with some practical tips to add to our cooking routine. Plus the food was delicious!
24 Oct 2022
I only wish we had triple the time. So much she has to teach and so many stories!
14 Oct 2022
Chef Parsati delivers once again! Her Hawaiian class was so delicious and full of wonderful recipes. Chef Parsati is well organized, pleasant, and cognizant of healthy cooking habits as well as a clean kitchen. She makes sure that everyone gets hands on experience and welcomes questions. And at the end, she provides a very pleasant dining experience where you can enjoy the tasty dishes you just prepared. This is my second class with Chef Parsati, and I look forward to taking more in the future.
09 Oct 2022
09 Oct 2022
Wonderful class! Fantastic teacher, superb food. Chef Parsati is knowledgeable, warm, welcoming, and professional. Her kitchen is clean and sanitary. I have only the best things to say about my experience with her!
08 Oct 2022
11/10 experience. I was really looking forward to cooking with Chef Parsati, and to learn from her years of culinary experience. Not only is she incredibly experienced, but she also has a cool story as well! We made delicious salmon with vegetables, kale salad and almond fudge. I was shocked at how good it was (no kidding) and most importantly, it was all healthy. I cook my food quite bland so I learned how to properly use spices along with some other cooking tips like heating up the sauce pan first before putting olive oil on. Really great experience, and I recommend cooking with Chef Parsati if you want to expand out of the typical meals you cook, gain some culinary knowledge and have a fun time. 100% booking another session. Thank you Chef Parsati! :)
26 Sep 2022
As my first time booking Chef Parsati, I didn’t know what to expect but I was completely blown away by the warm welcome and incredible experience she was able to provide me and my girlfriend. It was fun, educational, immersive, and best of yet—the food turned out amazing! I highly recommend Chef Parsati if you want a 5-star experience!
22 Sep 2022
Funny teacher and easy recipes, hope to come back for more one day!
19 Sep 2022
I had a great class with Chef Parsati. She was extremely welcoming and the dishes we cooked were easy and delicious. I have tried cooking curries at home before, but have never achieved such layered favor as we made in this class.
11 Sep 2022
Booked this class for my boyfriend’s birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and so fresh and we learned some helpful tips along the way. Chef Parsati was a joy and so welcoming. We will definitely seek out more classes from her and bring our friends next time. She even gifted us a lovely candle for the birthday celebration.
09 Sep 2022
I brought my friend for the Hawaiian cooking class with Chef Parsati to celebrate her 50th birthday and we had a wonderful time! Chef Parsati was very friendly and knowledgeable and the food was amazing. Chef Parsati's home was a very clean and cozy environment that made for a very personal experience. We would highly recommend this class!
08 Sep 2022
We had a great time! Chef was amazing, loved celebrating a birthday!
28 Aug 2022
We had a great time - the menu was healthy & nourishing, and we appreciated the technical tips and tricks that Chef Parsati shared. She was a great and knowledgeable host!
25 Jul 2022
Our experience with Chef Parsati was great! Chef Parsati was incredibly thoughtful, preparing a snack for us so we wouldn’t get hungry while cooking the meal, adding a sweet to the menu to celebrate my fiancée’s birthday, and gifting a small candle to my fiancée for her birthday. It was all incredibly thoughtful. The experience could have been slightly improved if we were able to take the leftovers we cooked home. Otherwise the experience was wonderful!
25 Jul 2022
My parents and I had a great time at Chef Parsati's class! The helpful tips she gave for everything from where to find good ingredients and utensils to how to get the most flavor out of herbs, her patience and good humor, and of course the brilliance of the food itself - all of this was flawless. The shahi aloo palak was particularly great; I've tried multiple dishes with paneer at restaurants and thought it was an inherently bland ingredient, but Chef Parsati taught us how to bring out its flavor, blend it with the flavors of the spices and spinach, and make an amazing dish! I'd recommend this class to anyone, regardless of experience in the kitchen.
17 Jul 2022
Chef Parsati was excellent at answering questions and giving versatile ingredient options so we knew how to adapt recipes at home. It was a bit fast paced, but learned a lot in a short amount of time! Appreciate her insight during this class and now feel much more confident cooking Indian dishes at home!
15 Jul 2022
We had a great time with Chef Parsati. Chef took the time to explain everything. We love her charm, passion and energy while teaching us how to cook. She made things simple and the food was delicious. Our plates were cleaned at the end of dinner. I also, have to give a shout out to her homemade spices. They are amazing.
11 Jul 2022
Chef Parsati was awesome. She explained minutest of details while letting us prepare the food. Those tips and tricks are the ones that will make your food shine. Also, she will ask you what are you looking for from this class and she will make sure you learn it from this class. She even told us how to pair certain dishes to enhance the taste of overall meal. I loved her class and recommend it to everyone.
11 Jul 2022
We had a very nice moment with Chef Parsati.
10 Jul 2022
Gave different ideas to customize for smaller meals and equipment. Learned from some tips on when to add spices. Fun, friendly environment to get more into cooking
06 Jul 2022
Chef Parsati was very sweet, informative and organized. She was very welcoming and gave us tips to use in the future. I highly recommend her. The food was very delicious. She made us feel like we were at home. Will be working with her again in the future.
30 Jun 2022
We had such a wonderful day today with Chef Parsati. Not only was the food delicious, and the recipes clearly explained, but she was also very personable, well organized and we got to do most of the cooking. We were treated like her guests, with a beautifully presented table. Her entire kitchen was extremely clean and emphasis was made on healthy and sanitary cooking habits. I have been cooking for years, and yet I learned a lot today from Chef Parsati, which I greatly appreciated. I look forward to taking more classes from her in the future.
28 Jun 2022
AMAZING CLASS! Chef Par is super knowledgeable and she truly loves teaching her techniques! The food was amazing and you will not regret it!
24 Jun 2022
My fiancé and I had a spectacular culinary experience with chef Parsati. It was a surprise date for which I wanted to do something special and we just had it. Her kitchen studio was very clean and neat and it was a constant stream of knowledge educating us about cooking techniques and flavors. All in all 10 out of 10, highly recommend for any occasion it may be.
20 Jun 2022
Chef Parsati was wonderful. She is very sweet and knowledgeable, and made us feel at home and confident in the kitchen. Such a great experience!
19 Jun 2022
Highly recommend! Chef Parsati was so knowledgeable, kind, and welcoming in her home. The food was absolutely delicious. She was incredibly accommodating to allergies and dietary restrictions!
06 Jun 2022
I highly recommend Chef Parsati's class for both an educational and fun experience! She overdelivers and has a lot of knowledge, tips, warmth, and a positive atmosphere to offer. I left feeling well fed, happy and confident that I learned what was taught and more!
06 Jun 2022
Enjoyed our time with Chef Parsati! She was very kind and knowledgeable. Something to note, the class is held at the Chef's home. But that didn't take away from the great lessons we learned. Would recommend to everyone!
28 May 2022
Parsati was very helpful making my first experience with cooking class super easy. She made sure everyone was hands on. That ponzu sauce was amazing I’m glad I learned how to make it probably my favorite part of the class. I would definitely recommend going to her again but this time I’ll bring my friends since I came alone. Also love that she substitutes some ingredients for people who are health conscious ! Big plus. Thank you for letting us in your wonderful place
22 May 2022
Chef Parsati was extraordinary! Her multicultural cooking background really came through in our class, and she paced the class well such that everyone was able to be hands on without feeling rushed. She even taught us how to make Naanzza, a naan + pizza fusion dish of her own creation, in addition to the main 4-course meal because it was a celebratory bachelor's party. So generous! Would highly recommend!
17 May 2022
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Parsati. She is very knowledgeable about Indian cuisine. Her kitchen and dining room were very clean and comfortable. We felt very relaxed. Don't hesitate to book with her. AM
15 May 2022
Chef Parsati gave us a warm welcome upon arrival, it felt like reuniting with an old friend. She was very hospitable and friendly. She was very concerned if she had missed any dietary restrictions and we felt very much at home. There were only 4 people which made the experience great because it made it more of an intimate setting. We had such a great experience with learning different techniques and getting some cultural education and the fact that you could even make the dish vegetarian was a plus. I would totally recommend this outing as a date or with friends, it was totally worth the price and to experience the process of cooking with a professional. I must add the food was just spectacular.
15 May 2022
We had a wonderful time with Chef Parsati. Her emphasis on simple ingredients made cooking Indian food feel approachable. She gave us lots of useful tips on substituting ingredients and timing of adding spices. And the food we made was amazing, extremely flavorful and worked so well together.
08 May 2022
I had a great experience in this class because the food is very tasty, the instructor is very patient, and this recipe is practical, so you can easily replicate this in your own. She also gave me great tips in terms of what cooking utensils I should have in order to make my life easier. Totally recommend!!
06 May 2022
Chef Parsati was wonderful! She was so knowledgeable and helpful, covid safe, and the food was excellent. She was also a great communicator and made all the logistics a breeze. I highly recommend taking any of her classes!
18 Apr 2022
Chef Parsati was great! During the lesson, she explained everything to me and my friend while demonstrating the cooking. She taught us the differences in spices and all the variations of cooking the chicken pasanda. She made the lesson valuable by going over these variations including the rice and what to do when you don't have a spice and the ratio of spices and herbs/ingredients and what substitutes. I would very much like to visit her again and take more lessons in the future.
18 Apr 2022
The Explore Northern India class was great! Chef Parsati was very energetic and friendly and full of extra information and encouragement. She taught us not only how to make the dishes, but how they work and how and why you might adapt them. And the food was delicious! Would definitely go again.
28 Mar 2022
It was very fun and we learned a lot about Indian food culture.
27 Mar 2022
Chef Parsati gave us a good lesson in Chinese cooking. She knows what she's doing and guided us thru all the steps carefully. We enjoyed our time there.
21 Mar 2022
Chef Parsati was wonderful! We had such a great time and the food was delicious. She is knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and a great host! We learned so much about the spices used in Indian cooking and her secret ingredients and tips to make things work together. I would highly recommend this class!
20 Mar 2022
My partner and I had the most lovely afternoon cooking with Chef Parsati. I never cook and felt very welcome, learned a tons, and she made me want to start cooking! Highly recommending her class!
20 Mar 2022
Chef Parsati was great! We went through a lot of information very quickly - and we produced some truly fantastic Indian food! I feel better equipped to cook Indian food now.
13 Mar 2022
We very much-so enjoyed the cooking experience with Chef Parsati. She made Indian seem approachable and we learned a lot of insider information about the cuisine and cooking techniques - as well as how to adapt for both dietary preferences and easy weeknight meals.
12 Mar 2022
We had such a great time with Chef Parsati making lovely Indian dishes that were both delicious and inspiring. Our chef gave us the tools to modify the dishes we made in class to come up with creative new dish ideas and we’re so excited to bring these techniques into our own kitchen. An inspiring class and would highly recommend!
06 Mar 2022
Chef Parsati was wonderful. She was very mindful of cleanliness and gave very thorough explanations of the whole process. She used fresh natural ingredients and the food was so flavorful. Would highly recommend.
06 Mar 2022
It was our first time to take a cooking class and we really enjoyed it. Chef Parsati was warm and welcoming, and gave practical tips that are helpful for home cooking. The class was fun and the food was delicious!
05 Mar 2022
Chef Parsati did a great job of explaining the principles while we cooked. We participated in making 5 different dishes and they were all delicious. We're looking forward to trying ourselves at home!
27 Feb 2022
Chef Parsati was very welcoming and made sure we had a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgable and I learned a lot of new techniques. The food turned out amazing! Very happy we did this with her and hope to do another one soon!
25 Feb 2022
Thank you Chef Parsati! My son and I had so much fun cooking with you and the 4 servings he ate were a testament to your recipes! We can’t wait to do more classes with you.
20 Feb 2022
This experience was absolutely splendid! Chef Parsati is warm, authentic, fun, funny, knowledgeable, inviting. Really could not say enough about how wonderful she is. The food was stellar and she walked us through substitutions, modifications, and techniques that we could employ. We will most definitely be cooking a number of these recipes again and likely soon haha. I would highly recommend taking a class with Chef Parsati. My cheeks hurt from smiling!
20 Feb 2022
Chef Parsati was an amazing host and chef. She had such great and engaging energy it made the entire cooking class extremely enjoyable. I particularly like that she used fresh, healthy, organic ingredients and that she was flexible with food allergies and substitutions. She gave so many great tips and tricks, my gf and I learned a lot from this class and will be using our recipes a lot! The meal was amazing and I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a cooking class!
19 Feb 2022
We loved our experience with Chef Parsati! The food was delicious and the experience was super hands-on. So much fun and we learnt so much. Didn’t realize how fast the time flew by. Also her place is super clean and the logistics are well planned out, made the experience seamless.
17 Feb 2022
We truly enjoyed our experience. The food was incredible! I can't wait to try the recipes at home. Chef Parsati was a gracious host. We will definitely sign up for another class.
16 Feb 2022
What an incredible and enjoyable experience I had with Chef Parsati. From the minute I booked her class she was very accommodating, flexible and on top with communication. When I stepped into her kitchen she shared her amazing skills and knowledge. I really appreciated how she shared the health benefits of the foods and spices we were using and she taught me how to be versatile with the recipes. I learnt how to make prepping food easier and have zero waste. I could not stop myself from eating the DELICIOUS food we prepared. The class was hands on and easygoing. I will definitely be taking more classes with Chef Parsati. Thank you. Edith.
13 Feb 2022
This was a fun, engaging and educational experience. Chef Parsati made sure everyone in the class was involved and she was super knowledgeable and we were grateful to her answering all our questions. We would most definitely recommend Chef Parsati to all without a doubt!
13 Feb 2022
Chef Parsati is intelligent and friendly. She made us feel like honored guests in her home and customized the experience for our group, which was my partner and me plus one other couple. We learned valuable tips and tricks that we can use at home in our own kitchen. She is highly knowledgeable and has experience teaching many types of cuisines to various levels of student; we would definitely choose to learn more from her in the future. Her informative lessons offered options to tailor recipes to individual dietary and taste preferences. We had a great time, the food was delicious, and I strongly recommend this charming interactive experience!
07 Feb 2022
Chef Parsati was an amazing teacher! In addition to learning how to make the dishes (which were all delicious!) for the class, she also took the time to teach us how to make substitutions and how to use tools that make the process faster/easier. She shared the recipes with us after the class, and we’re looking forward to recreating the delicious dishes at home!
04 Feb 2022
We had a wonderful time learning from and cooking with Chef Parsati! She is so kind, welcoming and truly a wealth of knowledge. We learned so much about different spices and proper food preparation. The food we made was absolutely delicious and the class was so much fun! Chef Parsati brings so much energy to her class and all her years of experience really shine through. I would definitely recommend her classes to others and plan to take another class from her soon!
04 Feb 2022
Chef Parsati created such a nice experience for my family in her clean and welcoming home. She was willing to teach to our various skill levels (including our 12 year old son) and adjusted the dishes to taste. I loved the many small tips she gave us throughout, including how to come back from making some small mistakes. She is really knowledgeable and efficient in the kitchen, yet also warm and friendly. I would recommend her class to any skill level!
30 Jan 2022
We did this class as a "family event" with our 13 year-old son and 17 year old daughter and it was their first time trying Indian food. (My husband and I LOVE Indian food). Chef Parsati was incredibly organized and made the whole experience very fun and informative for both the adults and the "young adults". She tailored the experience to our cooking experience (my husband is a great chef, me and the kids much less so :) and also gave a ton of tips and tricks for alternative ingredients and ways to make the prep easier/quicker. I definitely recommend Chef Parsati's class!
24 Jan 2022
Chef Parsati is wonderful! I booked her class as a gift for my boyfriend. The class was just us and another couple, which was the perfect size to do a lot ourselves while also having time to watch, listen, and absorb everything she was teaching us. She clearly knows a lot about Indian cooking, and cooking in general, and was an excellent host. Definitely recommend anything she is teaching!
22 Jan 2022
The class with Chef Parsarti was great! We learned not only about the dishes but many tips and tricks along the way! Highly recommend taking this or another class from Chef Parsarti.
22 Jan 2022
Cooking with Chef Parsati was a blast for a date night experience. We felt at ease in her impeccably clean kitchen and appreciated her attention to COVID protocols. Chef Parsati is super knowledgeable of the ingredients and techniques, attentive to detail, and points out endless variations for how you might tweak dishes according to your own tastes or the ingredients you have on hand. All of the ingredients we used were fresh/ & homemade; she even makes her own small batch spices. The end product was a 10/10, out of this world delicious. I can’t wait to try to replicate what we learned from Chef Parsati and expect to be back in her kitchen for another class. Thank you, Chef Parsati!
20 Jan 2022
Chef Parsati made this experience special, fun, and a great learning experience! I am coming away with a smile and so many great tips. I highly recommend a class with Chef Parsati. Absolutely delicious!!!
15 Jan 2022
My teen son and I really enjoyed our cooking class with Chef Parsati. It was a nice mix of hands-on experience with the instruction and explanation for the techniques. chef Parsati was very patient, kind, and encouraging in her teaching. The meal was delicious when we were finished.
28 Dec 2021
Our family had such a wonderful experience with Chef Parvati! She was professional, knowledgeable and very personable. She made us all feel very comfortable in her home and kitchen. The class was hands-on and although she showed us how she does things, she encouraged us and our teenaged children to change/adjust recipes and techniques to our liking, and gave us other ideas on how to give the recipes variety. Her home and kitchen are kept very clean. And, very importantly, the food was delicious!! We learned a lot, had fun and spent great quality time together! Hoping to do more classes with Chef Parvati in the near future!
27 Dec 2021
We loved our cooking class with Chef Parsati! She is very personable and takes the time to explain things thoroughly. I enjoyed our time with her and highly recommend her class. We learned so much, had a lot of fun and especially appreciated the extra precautions she took to make us feel safe due to COVID. Most importantly, the food was DELICIOUS! Don’t hesitate and book with Chef Parsati for an unforgettable experience!
23 Dec 2021
We had a great time with Chef Parsati! All the dishes had similar ingredients making it easier for us (beginners) to remember & were budget friendly! We learned some new cooking tips & were exposed to different cultural ingredients! The best part of was being able to see the entire meal be put together. It was incredible that we helped with making it all. We look forward to our next experience with Chef Parsati.
22 Dec 2021
My husband and I, as well as my parents-in-law, had a great time! The food was delicious. Chef Parsati was friendly, helpful, and accommodating and answered all our questions. I appreciate how she was accommodating to our dietary restrictions. It was great! Duy-David and Laurie, Dean.
21 Dec 2021
My son and I signed up for the Vegan Indian Spread with Chef Parsati and it was a wonderful experience. As it turned out, we had Chef Parsati all to ourselves which made the experience even better. She warmly welcomed us into her lovely home and explained her vast experience to us which was very impressive. With both of us being fairly new to vegan cooking, she patiently took us through each step of the preparations explaining the variety of Indian spices used in most Indian dishes and how each flavor impacted the final flavor of the dish. We finished our class enjoying a delicious vegan meal and we were delighted with the entire experience and recommend it highly. Thank you Chef Parsati!
18 Dec 2021
If you are a first time Chef or an experienced one, look no further than Chef Parsati. Not only did me and my date learn all about Indian cuisine, but we had a wonderful time with her as well. She talks super fast, but is incredibly knowledgeable and understanding to new cooks. She is also incredibly patient and I never felt that she was rushing us. Quite the opposite, I actually felt that she was more happy to share her craft with us, and I really couldn't be happier with the experience. The cauliflower dish we made was the best vegetarian dish I ever tasted and the lentils we made were to die for. Chef, thank you so much for making this night possible and I hope to come again soon!
14 Dec 2021
My daughter and I had a really nice time with Chef Parsati and her cooking expertise. The kitchen and dining area were spotless and comfortable. She was extremely communicative about all of the Indian ingredients and techniques, and all of the cooking was totally hands-on so we really learned how to make these dishes. It turned out that it was just the two of us so we got the full experience and her undivided attention, which was a bonus. The food was all delicious and having our home cooked Indian meal at the end was the reward!
13 Dec 2021
We took the Healthy Seasonal Indian Cuisine class with Chef Parsati. She showed us how to cook 3 dishes and a dessert. We learned the techniques for the dishes, but also how we could adapt them to our own dietary needs, which was very helpful. We also learned more about the different Indian spices. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our time.
10 Dec 2021
My girlfriend and I had a great time at Chef Parsati's vegan Indian class. All of the food we made was made from scratch with high quality fresh ingredients and real spices. Everything we made was delicious, although I was particularly happy with the tofu dish. That was probably the most flavorful way I have ever cooked tofu. The chef was very welcoming to us and taught an informative class. We look forward to making these recipes at home in the future, and would recommend others to take the class. Thanks again!
25 Nov 2021
I had an amazing time and learned a lot about cooking techniques! Thank you Chef Parsati.
23 Nov 2021
Efficient cooking experience and delicious food
22 Nov 2021
Outstanding evening. Parsati is the real deal! Professional, well organized, got everyone engaged and kept the whole evening very entertaining. And the meal we prepared was delish to boot! Have already told friends to check it out. We made the one of the recipes for dinner again tonight!!
19 Nov 2021
Overall, the end-to-end experience was delightful. It was a very hands-on class and Chef Parsati is passionate about her flavors and it shows in her dishes. She was informative, friendly and accommodating. Her energy was inviting and allowed us to learn and contribute. The venue was very clean and beautifully decorated. Thank you!
13 Nov 2021
This class was amazing and the food we made was delicious! The class was in a beautiful kitchen, and Chef Parsati was very careful about cleanliness and safety. We used organic whole fresh ingredients and Chef Parsati explained each step and ingredient to make sure we were learning as we went. She even offered tips about adapting these recipes for different kitchens and using them for meal prepping. She provided us the recipes after, and I’m excited to try these out again at home. Overall a wonderful experience!
12 Nov 2021
Chef Parsati was the consummate professional. My husband has zero cooking ability but she was able to get him to cook 4 legit Indian dishes in 90 minutes, including a salad, rice, chicken dish, and tapioca dessert. She gave us tips and tricks for cooking in general, including how to use a mandolin and how to not cry when cutting onions. 90 minutes is quite fast to really absorb all the information, but she was kind enough to email us the PDF recipes so we can try again later. Thanks to Chef Parsati for giving us the confidence and skills to cook Indian food!
07 Nov 2021
Chef Parsati’s Indian cooking class was amazing. She was very friendly, hospitable, fun, positive, very informative and a great cook. I highly recommend taking a cooking class with her, our experience was unforgettable!
30 Oct 2021
Had a great time with Chef Parsati! I learned many general purpose and Indian specific cooking techniques that I will definitely use in the future. The food was delicious as well - I especially liked the gobi! The location was clean and Chef Parasati was very accommodating and fun!
28 Oct 2021
We had so much fun during our Vegan Indian class!! Chef Parsati made the experience exciting and welcoming. Also, the food was delicious! She explained everything thoroughly. Overall, it was a great time. Many learning moments and laughs. Her class is great for any occasion!
23 Oct 2021
Great class! Learned a lot and Chef Parsati did a great job customizing the class to our dietary restrictions, skill level, and interests. The menu was creative and I would look forward to trying other classes with Chef Parsati in the future.
21 Oct 2021
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Parsati. Her place was cozy and definitely COVID-safe. I never felt nervous about being there. Chef Parsati was very thorough in her instructions and even made sure to summarize steps through various check points. There was 4 of us in the class and we all had different cooking skills levels and Chef Parsati adapted to all of us. Highly recommend.
11 Oct 2021
We made a delicious meal, and I learned some tips about Indian cuisine. Thank you!
04 Oct 2021
Chef Parsati's class was amazing! We took the "Healthy Seasonal Indian Cuisine" class and not only learned a ton but also enjoyed some of the best Indian food we've ever tasted. Chef Parsati made us feel right at home, and her kitchen was very clean. Overall, it was a fun experience that I would gladly do again. I highly recommend booking a class with her!
04 Oct 2021
I had the fun privilege of cooking under Chef Parsati's instruction last Saturday. Chef Parsati was very clear in her instruction, and provided recipes as well as many tips and tricks to be successful. I am vegan, but my friend who attend is not and we both very much enjoyed the food. It was very comfortable to be in her home, and to learn from a professional. If you like to cook and would like to broaden your comfort with new recipes I recommend a class from Chef Parsati.
03 Oct 2021
Wonderful experience. My daughter and I learned how to make the best Indian food that we've ever had. Chef Parsati was very enthusiastic and provided a wealth of tips for cooking the meal at home.
02 Oct 2021
Chef Parsati was wonderful - a gracious host and wonderful instructor. We took her Hawaiian cooking class as a three generation family event with ages from 14-82. Chef was able to connect with all of us and especially our 14-year old chef in training. A great experience and we will be back. As to the food - all terrific including things I would never have thought of like veggie poke. And the huli huli chicken was amazing.
27 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati was very sweet. She made the environment very friendly. She is very accommodating and kind. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
26 Sep 2021
My husband and enjoyed ourself on a date night with Chef Parsati. She was very knowledgeable and a great host! The food was AMAZING! She also provided simple steps that we can incorporate into our day to day cooking. We will definitely attend another one of her classes in the near future.
06 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati is fun and very knowledgeable chef. She customized the menu for our requests. The dishes we learned were very colorful, tasty, and easy to make. She introduced me new flavors! Her spice container which she sells is wonderful - pretty and ready use. It’ll be a big help for my Indian food adventure! I love the spice container? Thanks Chef Parsati for the wonderful class! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
05 Sep 2021
Chef Parsati was great! The food was delicious and she gave us all a chance to learn the traditional dishes. She was very personable as well and made us feel comfortable in the kitchen. Plenty of good food. I now have a favorite Indian dish; I used to think it was butter chicken but Chicken Pasanda is sooo much better!
04 Sep 2021
I booked a private lesson with Chef Parsati, and she is AMAZING. The class was perfectly tailored to meet my needs. She really takes the time to listen and customize your learning experience to ensure you get the most out of it. I have learned so much from Chef Parsati. I highly, highly, highly recommend booking with her. She is a wealth of knowledge, and an incredible instructor! You will love her teachings.
28 Aug 2021
We attended Chef Parsati’s class to celebrate my wife’s birthday and loved it! We did a vegetarian Indian class and made delicious aloo gobi, pilau, dahl, and raita all from scratch. Parsati led a very hands-on class and gave us helpful tips for the dishes we were cooking as well as Indian cooking in general. Her pointers on spices and sauces were especially helpful. Her kitchen and dining area was comfortable and clean and she made us feel welcome and covid-safe. Would definitely recommend for people looking for a lovely evening and new recipes!
21 Aug 2021
Chef Parsati is so welcoming and nice. Love the warm, spacious, and clean place and environment. She is very hands-on, and very knowledgeable. She is friendly and make us feel at home. Definitely a great gift for any occasion.
15 Aug 2021
Chef Parasti brings a warm reception, a cute, clean kitchen and a full life of locally trained international expertise to her cooking classes. Her experience living all over Asia, Europe and the US brought a really interesting perspective and flexibility to her cooking class - I loved the way she made fusion cooking accessible for us. Most impressively, Chef Parasti did an excellent job accommodating my allergies. Considering I’m a Celiac with shellfish and dairy allergies, this is a serious accomplishment because I cannot handle cross contamination in my food. Definitely recommend her class. I know I’ll be bringing my friends back for more.
28 Jul 2021
I highly recommend a cooking class with Chef Parsati! We did a class with her to celebrate a birthday and it was wonderful. Chef Parsati is a wealth of knowledge and taught us delicious recipes, cooking techniques, and answered our many questions. She was also extremely careful and thoughtful on hygiene and safety. Food was delicious and it was a very memorable experience!
28 Jul 2021
My son gave me a cooking class with Chef Parsati for my 66th birthday, and had kept the event/destination a surprise to me -- the two of us comprised her whole class. The experience was relaxed, informative, fun, and culminated with our enjoying the products of our labor. (Chef Parsati graciously called herself our "sous chef", letting us do all the key steps beyond her orderly preparation setting out the ingredients, ready for slicing, chopping, etc.) She made us feel at home immediately, and was warm and friendly throughout. Her kitchen and dining area were scrupulously clean, and she observed COVID protocols out of an abundance of caution, e.g. remaining masked throughout though all of us were fully vaccinated. Her expertise with North Indian cuisine was obvious. She had useful tips, e.g. preferred cooking oils, how to sequence the ingredients, and how to time the cooking. She showed how to share several ingredients across dishes in the menu, yielding distinct tastes by virtue of different proportions and seasonings. Her explanations were clear and she patiently answered all our questions. She also was flexible in adapting all the recipes to avoid ingredients my son is allergic to, e.g. replacing lentils with tofu in the Dal. All the dishes were delicious, even the tofu, which I normally find unexciting. My favorite was the Kebabs (pictured), which appeared flame-grilled, though we actually fried them. We had ample time at the end to eat our fill and pack leftovers. I was delighted by the experience and enthusiastically recommend this class!
26 Jul 2021
Chef Parsati is warm and welcoming, knowledgeable, and eager to teach in a fun and relaxed environment. She's a lovely host and I hope I get to eat her food again soon. We had a great time, thanks Chef Parsati!
25 Jul 2021
This class was so much fun! It was our first date night in a long time and was perfect. We felt completely safe with all of the covid precautions in place, learned to make amazing food, and enjoyed an excellent dinner with excellent company. Chef Parsati explained everything, gave us confidence, taught superb technique, and was very patient and funny. We couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. We will definitely be taking more classes with Chef Parsati to learn even more styles of cooking from around the globe.
23 Jul 2021
Chef Parsati's "Explore Northern India" class was incredible! My three girlfriends and I enjoyed the class thoroughly while celebrating two of my girlfriends' birthdays. Chef shared her knowledge of the cuisine and cooking techniques - from the unique flavors & spices of Northern India to the order of ingredients and timing of the heat. The aromas of each dish were divine and eating all of the meals we cooked together was very satisfying and so delicious. We would definitely recommend a class with Chef Parsati and would book another class with her in the future.
17 Jul 2021
Absolutely WONDERFUL! I highly recommend taking one of Chef Parsati's classes! From the moment I arrived she was very quick to make me feel comfortable and right at home. We worked together to create one of the most delicious Indian meals I have ever had. Her knowledge and expertise were very evident from the get-go. She took the time to explain in detail all of the spices and ingredients to be used in our dishes, and also put a lot of care into teaching me the steps, in addition to sharing tons of tips and tricks for making the perfect dish every time. I must say, I have taken many cooking classes during my travels all around the world and Chef Parsati is top-notched! I will definitely be a repeat client! Thanks, Chef!
13 Jul 2021
It was tasty and fun experience. Great Birthday present and romantic dinner. Chef Parsati is very knowledgeable and easy going. Very relaxed, friendly atmosphere, cleaned modern kitchen. Will definitely come back with more friends and family members. Thank you again. Looking forward to learn more.
11 Jul 2021
This cooking class was such a treat! I learned new ingredients, techniques, and equipment so that I’m able to cook for my friends and family. Chef Parsati really gave great insight in cooking vegan Indian food. And the food was top notch at the very end. Thank you so much. I will see you next time for another cooking class!
25 Jun 2021
We felt very welcomed by and at home with chef Parsati. Very educational experience! We learned so much about this style of cooking and other little tips and tricks we never knew before in the kitchen. This would be a great class for both beginner and expert home cooks. The food was absolutely delicious and we can’t wait to try and it at home - super simple, healthy ingredients.
21 Jun 2021
Very welcoming to her home and very knowledgeable. She always encourages hands on cooking. Highly recommended!
21 Jun 2021
My wife and I took a couples cooking class, and we chose Chef Parsati’s because we enjoy Indian food and love the idea of using and eating everything. Chef Parsati was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. She helped explain cooking techniques and broke down the recipe so we, as amateurs, could understand. The finished product was delicious as it was healthy! I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to try something new and learn some techniques that they will be able to use every time they cook.
14 Jun 2021
This was a such a fun experience! The food turned out amazing. Chef Parsati was warm, friendly, and accommodating and answered all our questions. She was very flexible in adapting the recipes to our dietary preferences. We'd do it again!
31 May 2021
Chef Parsati was friendly and welcoming and her kitchen was clean. I got to see the recipe being prepared close up and Chef was open to any and all questions. I chose this class as my wife likes salmon even though I don't eat fish. So how come I ate my whole serving? Because it was absolutely delicious. Tender, flaky and the unique spice seasoning was something i will use in other recipes. Their was also a kale salad that was really good. I don't typically use kale in salads but having see it slightly wilted using this method and with the sweet and tangy dressing, I will be rethinking. I feel confident that I now have the skills to cook this meal. Definitely recommend this type of class for beginners who want to gain some confidence in cooking certain dishes. Some hands on prep was involved but not a full station set up. A very enjoyable evening overall.
25 May 2021
Chef Paro was very warm and professional. she took time to explain and answer questions. Most importantly the food turned out yummy! really a wonderful experience for me and my partner. we plan on taking more classes with her in the future.
09 May 2021
What a fantastic class! The food was delicious and Chef Parsati was an excellent teacher. We will definitely be booking with her again.
02 May 2021
Amazing experience of an authentic multi-course meal. Convenient spotless cooking space, comfortable kitchen utensils, mise en place of everything needed when we arrived. All the necessary covid-related precautions. The instructions were very thoughtful and informative, with lots of tips on how to handle authentic ingredients, spices, and how to adjust the recipe to someone's taste. Chef Parsati was super attentive and delightful to learn from. And, of course, the meal was fantastically delicious. Amazing experience for a date night! Thank you, chef Parsati!
09 Mar 2021
Chef Parsati is a great master of Indian cuisine. You will not only walk out of her clean and socially-distant kitchen with the delicious aftertaste of an excellent Indian dinner but also with the know-how of some essential secrets to prepare this type of delicacy food on your own. Give it a try, it is worth every dollar.
08 Nov 2020
This class was amazing! I learned a lot, and the food was delicious. It was accommodating to COVID, every thing felt clean and sanitized. All together a really nice experience
12 Oct 2020
Delightful evening! Instructional and tasty! Chef Parsati is amazing.
14 Sep 2020
Chef Parsad was very sweet and knowledgeable. She had many different variations of spices she could recommend and her space was more than covid-19 clean, we felt very safe and had a great time!
15 Feb 2020
Loved the food it was sooo good and she explained everything so well she’s a great teacher and she made us feel like home!!
10 Feb 2020
Chef Parsati's professionalism and her organizational and teaching skills making learning from her a pleasure. Our session was a master class in meal preparation tools and logistics, as well as cooking. My public-health-department father would applaud her insistence on cleanliness, as well.
25 Jan 2020
Chef Parsati is a wonderful teacher. What a great experience! We hope to book another class sometime in the future.
Guest reviews for Chef Parsati
23 Oct 2019
Chef Parsati provided excellent communication prior to the class! She ensured if I had any dietary restrictions or allergies and was very conscientious to include me in the decision making during the process of preparing the grilled Salmon steaks and vegetables. The class was personalized and the chef is very knowledgeable; prepared; and efficient. She encouraged me to keep it simple and delicious! I learned new things and enjoyed a delicious meal (with leftovers to take home)! I would recommend this!
23 Oct 2019
Unlike any other cooking course. Comforts of her own kitchen.. and you even get to have a nice 4 course lunch.
23 Oct 2019
I loved the experience. Chef’s knowledge about the dishes and clear guide for using equipment was so very helpful. I was amazed at how fast a great, healthy meal could be made using fresh, ingredients. I’m sure to take another class. Great experience. I cannot wait to make my own chicken kabob. Butter chicken. Pulao and peas. So exciting and great easy instructions and I loved the thoughtful choices for my first class with Chef Parsati.
23 Oct 2019
I learned a lot. Hands on. Look forward to it.
23 Oct 2019
Chef Parsati was wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to work with her before the classes to discuss the menu and other creative ideas to make the classes more interactive and special for the attendees. Chef Parsati led the class through cooking a number of dishes that were all very flavorful, healthy, colorful, and allowed for the children to be involved. Everything tasted very yummy, and it's amazing she was able to make so many delicious dishes during the two-hour window of the class. We enjoyed trying a curry, a rice dish, a chicken dish, and some wonderful sides/accompaniments. It is clear how much Parsati loves cooking and has a gift for creating delicious and healthy recipes. She is passionate about sharing that gift with adults and children alike and helping them learn to cook flavorful food in their own home kitchens.
23 Oct 2019
I loved that the session was hands-on and engaging. Young kids had the opportunity to be involved in prepping the meal, as well as learning about how it was made. Chef Parsati was thoughtful in the way she explained the technique and encouraged active participation.
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A true culinary virtuosa, Chef Parsati has worked as an instructor teaching private cooking lessons and after-school programs for an international educational platform that teaches kids math, science, and geography through cooking, and also previously worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity. Chef Parsati loves researching new recipes, experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting small, private, interactive cooking classes for clients.
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