Discover why butter is the key ingredient in French cooking as you prepare favorite recipes.
Perfect the art of traditional French cooking with hands-on guidance from Chef Washington as you learn kitchen techniques to prepare an array of mouthwatering classic dishes.
Begin with a simple yet decadent starter as you mix chicken liver with fresh herbs, brandy and shallots for a pâté to spread on toast. Next, you'll expertly roast chicken as you prepare fricassee with a creamy white wine sauce and roasted vegetables to pair with lyonnaise potatoes. For dessert, carefully arrange sliced apples for a tart and a side of Calvados cream.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
We had a fantastic evening with Chef Washington - with just the two of us there was plenty to do and he was extremely easy to get along with! We also appreciated that he made a packet with the instructions and ingredients so we could cook the dishes ourselves at home (we did and it was delicious!)
All-in-all would recommend!
16 Sep 2023
We had a super fun evening with in our home with two couples and Chef Washington. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous (enough for left-overs!) Chef was skilled with delegation and shared a lot of good cooking tips. Great evening!
06 Sep 2023
We had a fantastic experience at Chef Washington's cooking class. Throughout the session, we gained a lot of new culinary knowledge. It was pleasantly surprising that we had the opportunity to prepare even more dishes than what was initially planned on the menu. The entire cooking process was incredibly enjoyable, and the gesture of presenting flowers to the ladies at the end added a delightful touch. We highly recommend this experience!
26 Aug 2023
It was great. Food was above and beyond. Tasted great. Environment was clean and well stocked. Chef was courteous. He had great knowledge. Can’t wait to do it again.
15 Aug 2023
First Cozymeal experience, and my bf and I really enjoyed our time with Chef Washington! He provided with aprons and name tags, took time to do introductions and share fun facts, then he walked through the menu. I was really excited for this class as I haven't dabbled in cooking French cuisine, and his kindness and approachability made it much easier to jump in.
It was just the three of us in the kitchen, and Chef Washington was very good at checking in, gauging our interests, delegating, and supporting. With a small group, we were all staying busy and it was really engaging to cook. He gave us tips and tricks along the way for cooking and we chatted throughout the night about life, interests, and food.
The meal was so good and it was rewarding that we helped cook it. The chicken fricassee and mushroom gravy were absolutely delicious. The chicken fell right off the bone. We also made an extra dish, as he made the pate ahead of time due to the time constraints. I loved the pate; while basic ingredients, the labor of love and technique to build flavor was evident here. YUM. This exceeded any expectation I had. Thanks for hosting us, Chef Washington!
- bring a water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the experience. Chef offered us bottled water he had in the fridge, but even with 3 of us, we were losing track of which bottle was whose.
- bring your own to-go containers, in case you have any leftovers you'd like to take. Chef generously gave one of his big containers and some ziplocs.
10 Jul 2023
While the food tasted great, especially the confit chicken from Chef Larson and the apple tarts that we made, I felt like this experience in comparison to some of the others that I've had on CozyMeal fell short in a few ways:
- Kitchen floor felt dirty/grimy (Slippers should have been provided)
- No aprons (Should probably have been provided for all the splatter on our clothes from the oil)
- Experience felt haphazard and a bit disorganized
- Our names were confused basically the entire experience (name tags were definitely needed)
- Because we were switching between so many stations, it might have made more sense to provide us with disposable kitchen gloves so we didn't have to wash our hands so many times when switching from say touching chicken to touching veggies. Or just...more tongs.
I think out of the whole experience, the only thing I got out of it was making a roux as that was the only station I was at long enough to finish what I was doing. We were shifted around so many times that it was hard to stay focused on what we're doing and learning.
To make the experience better, I believe the Chef should either provide the slippers/gloves/aprons or possibly let the customers know beforehand to bring those on their own.
08 Jun 2023
We had a wonderful time with Chef Washington! The food was delicious!
08 Jun 2023
We chose a meal by Chef Washington for a team building event, and it was an amazing time! He was patient and knowledgeable, and helped us both learn about cooking/baking and make delicious food. The results were incredible! Highly recommend!
08 Jun 2023
Chef Washington was friendly and a wonderful host. We signed up for the French cooking class, and the chef welcomed us into his lovely home. He had prepared some snacks and wine from the appetizer portion of the menu, so we could chat and get comfortable as we prepared to cook.
Chef Washington was great about making sure everybody had something to do and felt included, and had us pause a few times to taste what we were preparing. In addition to the recipe, he taught us a few basic techniques that I think we'll all find useful going forward. When we finished, he had us sit down at the table with some wine and served us the fabulous meals we helped to cook.
I can definitely recommend the experience! We had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and the food was amazing. Thank you again!
03 Jun 2023
This was the most amazing experience I've ever had in the kitchen! The chef was not only an highly talented instructor (you need patience with me LOL) but he was so efficient in everything that the kitchen was spotless again once the meal was done! PLUS the food tasted AMAZING! Absolutely an experience I'd love to do again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
05 May 2023
Chef was friendly, and company was great!
30 Apr 2023
Very nice guy. This was his first class and he has some kinks to work out, The concept is great and we had a really fun group of people. Having the ingredients cleaned, trimmed and prepped ahead of time would have made the cooking more efficient. Explaining each course and how it is prepared to everyone would have been better than assigning each person to a task. Have guests being their own aprons.
Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Washington
16 Sep 2023
Chef Washington was amazing! We both learned so much and had absolutely delicious food. He was so generous and gracious to us as well. We both learned so much about thai cuisine and basic cooking techniques. We will definitely be doing this again!
13 Sep 2023
Chef Washington was friendly, fun and informative! A middle school Culinary Arts teacher by day, and works at a restaurant on the weekends, his knowledge was clear and his passion and patience for teaching made him a valuable leader in the kitchen. I gained new Thai cooking skills, ate great food, and enjoyed all the good company at hand! Chef generously sent us home with ample leftovers at the end, would highly suggest!
28 Aug 2023
I bought this class for my second anniversary knowing nothing about Cozymeal or Chef Washington. The class turned out to be amazing. Chef was welcoming, friendly, and brought a comforting atmosphere. He teaches cooking in middle school so it was second nature being a leader in the kitchen for him. Chef always had something for everyone to do, and made it essential that everybody got a try at cooking. He also had a dog named Charlie who I found adorable.
At the end, (as awesome as I think he is) I liked that we ate without Chef. It gave the class a chance to connect a little bit. Maybe I only liked it because the other couple was a pleasure as well.
All in all, Chef Washington is a great teacher, cook, and host. And I would recommend him to any person.
19 Aug 2023
It was an excellent experience.
18 Aug 2023
Chef Washington, has an easy going and patient personality. The experience was fun and relaxed. Was a great bonding session for me and my wife and chef Washington kept everyone involved and learning!
07 Aug 2023
Chef Washington not only met expectations he exceeded them 1,000 fold. Thank you chef for creating such a memorable birthday experience for my daughter.
01 Aug 2023
Great class! Easy to follow recipes that were super tasty and not so complicated that we won’t use them in the future! Chef Washington was great!
29 Jul 2023
Chef Washington is a great teacher and chef! My boyfriend and I learned so much and got exposed to cooking foods we normally wouldn’t feel comfortable making. Highly recommend him for any cooking class he offers!
29 Jul 2023
Chef Washington was great! We had an amazing time making delicious Thai food! Highly recommend!
22 Jul 2023
The chef managed process well and the kitchen are well organized. We enjoy the time cooking together and eating together in a home environment.
21 Jul 2023
10/10 experience! Felt so welcome in his home- the food was incredible! Chef Washington’s whole vibe was so chill we felt right at home! The food was so good and so much we could barely finish it even though we wanted to keep eating! He really let us do our own thing throughout the recipe! Extra bonus: the dog Charlie was super cute!
21 Jul 2023
Such a fun experience! Chef Washington was relaxed, knowledgeable, and a wonderful host. Everything on the menu was delicious and everyone in my group felt proud of the meal we made together.
21 May 2023
This was such a fun cooking class to learn the basics of thai cuisine. Chef Washington was patient and thorough and an excellent host in his home. Highly recommend!
21 May 2023
Chef Washington was great! Very organized and personable. My daughter and I enjoyed our cooking experience, and the Thai food was delicious.
18 May 2023
Fun evening prepping for our delicious Thai meal. Chef Washington is very knowledgeable and fun to work with in the kitchen. We had a great time and highly recommend this meal
11 May 2023
Chef Washington’s culinary vision for the surf and turf served a well-rounded and thoughtful experience. He makes an excellent host - Our group has a range of cooking skills but all participated and felt welcomed. Thank you chef!
07 May 2023
Chef was hospitable. Home was clean. Experience felt disorganized, lacking preparation. It was as if we were the first customers to attend this experience for this chef.
27 Mar 2023
His positive energy and great teaching style makes his classes really fun and enjoyable. Whether it's learning how to cook a luscious gourmet meal or having him create a special private dinner, the combination of practical culinary skills and background in eduction make him the perfect chef to book with!!
Chef Washington shares his talents as a trained chef with aspiring cooks of all ages and skill levels. His experience in the culinary industry ranges from roles in hotels and restaurants, as well as years spent in middle school education. Being able to combine his passions for food and teaching brings him immense joy. With Chef Washington in the kitchen, everyone is in for a real gourmet treat!