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Cooking Class - A Taste of New Orleans
Cooking Class - A Taste of New Orleans
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Capture the fusion flavors inspired by the Big Easy.
Discover Louisiana Creole cooking and all that makes it unique. A sumptuous blend of French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, German, Italian and Irish influences comprise the foundation of American Southern cooking.
In this hands-on class, you'll focus on the specialties from New Orleans and break them down by mastering a roux and a flambé. Some of the recipes you can look forward to preparing include crispy hush puppies, classic jambalaya peppered with chicken and andouille sausage and decadent bananas Foster for dessert.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 8
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Labels Adult, Beginner, Couples, Fun, Group
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
02 Feb 2023
An outstanding chef and person! Very knowledgeable in the field of culinary arts. Our event was a tremendous success. Book Chef Chericia and you will not be disappointed.
18 Jan 2023
We had so much fun. Cher was very nice and well prepared and patient and caring. The food tasted delicious. we would highly recommend this cooking adventure and would definitely book Cher again!
14 Jan 2023
Chef Chericia was AMAZING! Hands down, one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. She is so patient and kind when explaining things. My partner and I felt very relaxed and truly had the best time. The food is top notch! So delicious! Everything we’ve eaten has been incredible! We will definitely be having Chef Cher back to learn more of her techniques and eat more incredible food! Highly recommend!
20 Dec 2022
Ghosted by chef. Had a trillion dollar CIO over for dinner and received notification from no show chef after 90 minutes delay that chef couldn't make it the night of. horrendous experience.
03 Dec 2022
Chef Chericia was so great! We had such a fun night and really enjoyed cooking with her. Would highly recommend her class!
23 Sep 2022
Chef Chericia was amazing, very personable, knowledgeable, and patient. We had so much fun cooking with her and the food was spectacular (we did the New Orleans cuisine). I definitely plan on being a repeat customer. I highly recommend this experience and Chef Chericia!
07 Jun 2022
Chef Chericia is personable and made our cooking lesson fun while teaching us about building flavor! I will definitely participate in another one Chef Chericia's classes!
04 Jun 2022
We loved the food, experience, knowledge and professionalism of the Chef. What a delightful personality. We’re looking forward to the recipes and another class with Chef Chericia
15 May 2022
Chef Chericia was AMAZING!!! She was extremely professional, polite, and very open to answering culinary questions. Not to mention the food was F'n DELICIOUS!!! She ensured my son had the most memorable experience he could have ever imagined!
12 Mar 2022
We had so much fun! The food was amazing and Chef explained each step as we went. Highly recommend.
07 Mar 2022
Such a pleasure spending the evening with Chef Chericia! She is knowledgeable, patient, and adaptable and the food was just yumsauce!!
03 Mar 2022
Excellent experience! Chef Cher was well prepared, patient and friendly. The meal was scrumptious! We will definitely do this again.
09 Feb 2022
A taste of New Orleans right here in DC without traveling. Can't ask for much more. Thank you Chef Chericia! Looking forward to bring you back!
05 Feb 2022
Cherica was amazing. She is the perfect mix of personal and instructor. We learned so much but also just felt like we were cooking with a dear friend.
24 Jan 2022
Chef Cher is amazing!!! Highly recommend her for events, date nights, classes, etc. she has a wonderful personally, funny as all get out, and is super down to earth. Will def use her services again! I strongly urge you to do the same.
11 Feb 2018
Chef Cherica was amazing!!! We did the Taste of New Orleans and it was amazing. My husband has 0 cooking experience and Chef Cherica was very patient with him and taught him skills he could carry forward. She also was very encouraging and built up him confidence in the kitchen. We had so much fun. She has a bubbly and fun personality. This was a gift so we thought it would be a one and done but after such a great experience we are signing up for more.
30 Jan 2018
My mom and aunt really enjoyed this. Great food and there was plenty to go around. Would definitely recommend to others. Great job. Very impressed.
02 Jan 2018
Wonderful teacher - we so loved our experience. Would highly recommend Chef Cher!
11 Dec 2017
We could not have had a better experience with Cozymeal! My parents were visiting from out of town, and this was a much more exciting evening than going out to dinner. The food was delicious, but it was Chef Cici who really made the experience memorable! Will definitely be recommending this for friends, family, and anyone who enjoys good food and good company. Thank, Chef Cici!
31 Oct 2017
Chef Cici was so understanding of me running late for our scheduled time and I thank her dearly for that. The 3 course meal including leftovers, was wonderful and delightful to the taste buds. She made my experience of eating vegetables easy with flavor combinations. Definitely a great experience all around.
03 Sep 2017
Chef CC was amazing. My sister and I had a wonderful evening learning new cooking tips and how to cook the New Orleans recipes.
16 Jun 2017
The meal was amazing! Flavors were bursting with every bite. Chef CC provided a fun and educational cooking experience. Our 20th anniversary was spectacular, one we will never forget. Thank you Chef CC!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Chericia
11 May 2023
Chef Chericia and her assistant were a pleasure to have as instructors for our class. They were helpful, attentive to individual skills and needs, and did a great job matching the room's energy, which is not an easy feat for a class of 18 people!
08 May 2023
Chef Cher was incredible! We had such a great time working with her and getting to know her. She was very knowledgable and helpful, and in the end we were shocked by what we had made together. The food was absolutely delicious and we couldn't have had a greater time. We had barely started before I was already thinking of occasions in the future that we could work with Chef again. 10/10 would recommend!
21 Apr 2023
We hosted a dinner party of 9 women for our friend’s birthday. Chef Chericia accommodated us in every way and everything she made for us was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend her!
14 Apr 2023
Chef Chericia was an amazing cook and we had a great time watching her prepare our meal and it was absolutely delicious with portion sizes enough for plenty of leftovers for the next day.
14 Apr 2023
Cherica exceeded expectations in every way!
11 Apr 2023
08 Apr 2023
Chef Cher was an amazing teacher and has some real skills! Our Spanish tapas all came out great and included some items we made from scratch that I never would have thought could be done at home as well as it can out! Definitely recommend!
07 Apr 2023
Cher was such a fabulous host / chef!!! Can't recommend her enough!! everything was delicious, especially that salad dressing!
07 Apr 2023
One of the best events for clients I ever hosted thanks to Chericia! She is a star! Fyi we included a generous tip prepaid so please ensure she gets that.
03 Apr 2023
We enjoyed the food and the conversation with Chef Chericia. Everything was cooked to perfection. The risotto was great, and I absolutely love the cake!
17 Mar 2023
Thank you Chef Cher for such a wonderful experience! Our team has NOT stopped talking about how much fun we had (and how DELICIOUS the food was). They are eager to make the recipes for their families. We will definitely be referring you to our Washington/Rockville Otsuka colleagues. :)
13 Mar 2023
Chericia was amazing. The food came out great and her instructions were very clear and she was made cooking fun.
04 Mar 2023
Chef Cher was fantastic! It was like cooking and hanging out with an old friend! She was very knowledgeable, and thoughtfully answered all the silly cooking questions that I could throw at her. She is an excellent chef and her recipes were delicious (I am still eating the best leftovers I have ever had)! We plan to do another class with her soon!
04 Mar 2023
Great experience and tasty! Come hungry
27 Feb 2023
Chef Chericia was truly amazing. She came fully prepared with the ingredients and the equipment that we may not have had. Seriously, she had it all! The food was out of this world. Chericia is a fantastic conversationalist and made our anniversary even more special. I seriously can not recommend her enough, I am anxiously awaiting an excuse to book our next meal!
26 Feb 2023
We had a lovely meal with Chef Chericia!
23 Feb 2023
Had an absolute blast and memorable experience with Chef Chericia! Food was incredible and we learned a few new techniques along the way. Can’t wait to have her back.
22 Feb 2023
This was my first Cozymeal and I was so impressed! The amount of food, level of instruction, and chef's friendliness and expertise were all above and beyond. Every ingredient was super high-quality (shoutout Wegmans) and we have plenty of leftovers. Each dish was delish and Chef Chericia made sure to tailor flavors to our tastes - asking how much garlic we like, what our spice tolerance is, etc. Not gonna lie, I was a little skeptical on the whole Cozymeal thing, but this absolutely exceeded my expectations. Well worth the price. This is a PERFECT date night, team building, girlfriends hangout, whatever. We had a blast.
18 Feb 2023
We loved it!!! Chericia and her food were amazing!! So flavorful and delicious! We can’t wait to book her again!! Robert and Joette
14 Feb 2023
Let me start off by saying that Chef Chericia is an amazing "person." She walked into my home smiling and ready to give me and my guest a personal experience that we could not wait to have! As "Chef Chericia," we received professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge (because we asked a lot of questions about her journey of becoming a chef), and a very personable demeanor. My guest and I Fell.In.Love with her style of cooking. We selected the Surf and Turf meal and it was to die for! The steak was juicy with a light crust from her rub. The ingredients used were VERY flavorful. Her Risotto was authentically made as not everyone has the patience or know-how to make this and she nailed it! Our dessert was an orange/spice cake (like a pound cake), and I melted inside. THE.best.cake.ever! SUPER happy with Chef Chericia and would highly recommend her. If you skip over her, you are skipping over excellence! THANK YOU for such a wonderful experience!
15 Jan 2023
Great class - we loved it! Thank you :)
12 Jan 2023
Chef Chericia was AMAZING! She was responsive to questions in advance and accommodating to diet considerations. She came prepared and the cooking lesson was fun and relaxed! The food was incredible, and our group had nothing but positive feedback and we would 100% hire Chericia again!
17 Dec 2022
Great event with an outstanding instructor
21 Nov 2022
Chef Cher made for a wonderful evening and teambuilding event! She was personable, fun and shared several cool cooking tips. We highly recommend Chef Cher for your next cooking event.
09 Nov 2022
We had a wonderful time cooking with Chef Chericia! She was very knowledgeable and patient with us, and guided us through all the steps we didn’t feel comfortable with. The food was phenomenal! Can’t wait to do it again!
07 Nov 2022
We really enjoyed our lesson with Chef Cherica. The food was good and she was personable yet professional. My husband now wants to do this on a monthly basis. I would definitely recommend her.
05 Nov 2022
Chef Chericia was amazing! The class was smooth, and all the dishes we made were really good. Highly recommend it :)
29 Oct 2022
She was amazing! We will definitely book again. Thanks for making the birthday moment special!
26 Oct 2022
Chef Chericia was great! We had a wonderful time and made lots of tasty sushi. Thank you so much, Chef!
17 Oct 2022
Chef Chericia and her team were great! The class was organized, but laid-back enough for our team to relax and enjoy themselves. The food itself was also fantastic!
02 Oct 2022
We loved having Chef Chericia. She was excellent and very fun to have in our kitchen for the duration of our prep! 5 star review!
14 Sep 2022
Our corporate team had a wonderful experience with Chef Chericia and making delicious sushi rolls. We will definitely be back!
17 Aug 2022
We absolutely LOVED our pizza-making class with Chef Cher! She arrived at our home with so many delicious ingredients. She patiently walked us through the whole process of making the dough from scratch. The toppings she brought were so delicious and unique - things I never would have thought to put on pizza, but definitely will from now on! Chef Cher's knowledge, experience, and excellent teaching skills are all unmatched. It's clear she loves what she does. This was such a special evening for our family. I highly recommend taking a class with Chef Cher!
03 Aug 2022
My family had Chef Cher come to our Airbnb to teach us to cook a Southern feast - fried chicken, red beans and rice, collard greens, sweet potato biscuits and banana pudding layered with bananas and Nilla wafers. We had the best time, and the food was all so well-seasoned and delish! We were nervous because the Airbnb was sparsely equipped, but Chef Cher brought all food, spices and tools we needed. By monitoring the unfamiliar stove, she was able to adjust the cooking techniques so that all the dishes came out perfectly. She gave everyone the help they needed, from my novice 14 year-old daughter to my very experienced cook mom. We laughed a lot. We also ate every last morsel over the next two days! Thank you Chef Cher for a wonderful multi-generational family experience!
18 Jul 2022
Chef Chericia was a great teacher and led a fun class! She was patient and explained every step in a way that the rest of us could easily follow.
09 Jul 2022
We absolutely loved our cooking class with Chef Chericia. She was personable, very knowledgeable, fun and patient with all of us. The class ran seamlessly and Chef had everything timed perfectly. It didn’t even feel like a typical cooking class because Chef made the environment so fun and effortless. We were so impressed with how all our food turned out. Way better than eating out at a restaurant! We would love to take all of Chef Chericia’s classes. She’s a star!
04 Jul 2022
Chef Chericia was awesome and very welcoming! We had a blast and would definitely recommend booking her class. Plus, the food was amazing!!
27 Jun 2022
Chef Chericia was absolutely perfect. She ran the show without appearing to run it. Made the event so relaxed and it seemed almost effortless, and the meal was absolutely delicious. We all enjoyed participating in different ways and it was so much fun. I certainly learned a few tricks of the trade and can't wait to try the recipes at home. Top notch!!!
27 Jun 2022
She is a gem! She’s very well organized, had great recipes for an outstanding meal, her demeanor and vibe made for a fun, engaging and delicious afternoon!
27 Jun 2022
Our chef was outstanding & far exceeded my expectations. She was very personable & a perfect leader in the kitchen, with a calm, controlled demeanor that exuded confidence. I couldn’t have been more impressed … Bravo, Cher!
26 Jun 2022
Chef Chericia was very personable and managed to get all 4 of us helping in the kitchen. I a huge plus considering two aren’t cooks. The food was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to get the recipes to try it on my own. She even let us have the new paella pan she bought. I highly recommend the tapas class.
05 Jun 2022
I highly recommend Chef Chericia. She is an a knowledgeable instructor and curates a fun experience for date night. For Spanish Tapas, we made Seafood Paella, Churros, Garlic Shrimp, Empanadas, and chimichurri sauce. All delicious!! We were stuffed after consuming the fruit of our labor. I highly recommend Chief Chericia and can't wait to try her other meals!
23 May 2022
Chef Chericia was AWESOME!!! Highly recommend her. She was pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. She had no problem with answering questions or giving pointers. I would definitely book her again!
25 Apr 2022
Chef Chericia was amazing!!! We had a great time and learned a lot about making pizza; highly recommended!
15 Apr 2022
Amazing private chef experience with Chef Chericia! She came to our home, tweaked the recipes to match our dietary restrictions, and was such a pleasure to work with and learn from. I feel that she struck the perfect balance of letting you do it vs. giving you tips vs. stepping in and doing some parts herself! And of course, the food was delicious :) Thanks Chef Chericia!
04 Apr 2022
We had an amazing time. The cooking lesson was well done and definitely exceeded our expectations. The food was great!
03 Apr 2022
The class was great and Chericia was very nice and helpful in explaining the steps for each dish. The food was very good. Would schedule another class in the future!
04 Mar 2022
What a wonderful cooking class! Chericia is a fabulous instructor and walked us through all of the steps of each meal, white sharing some of her favorite ingredients and how to source them. A major plus was also how personable she was as well - so easy to chat to and she had great stories. We would 100% book another class with her!
05 Feb 2022
The cooking class with Chef Chericia was an awesome experience! She was very friendly, offered great pointers, and the food was delicious. We’ll definitely call her again for future classes or catering services.
29 Jan 2022
What an amazing experience with a great chef! The food was bomb (really really good) and the experience was even better! Both my sister and I love to cook, so it was nice to hear the our empanadas were the best the chef has had turn out with students. Plus, I learned a new chopping technique! Thank You Chef Chericia!
12 Oct 2020
Our kids gave us this sushi-making class as a gift, because it's one of our favorite foods. The class was so much fun and very educational. Chef Chericia was amazing and an absolute delight. We will definitely book her again the next time the opportunity arises. She cooks all kinds of food, not just sushi. This also introduced us to Cozymeal and we're using the service to hire a chef in another city for a birthday dinner party. I highly recommend both Cozymeal and Chef Chericia.
14 Mar 2020
Wonderful,meal chericia was great, explaining every step really enjoy this ! Thank you !
14 Mar 2020
CC was great. She quickly learned everyone's name, got everyone involved by giving them different tasking and best of all the food came out amazing. It was a fun bonding experience.
12 Mar 2020
Chericia was amazing! She was able to keep the kids interest the whole time and did a fantastic job!
25 Feb 2020
She is the best!
25 Feb 2020
Chef Chericia is amazing! We had the best time and she made sure we learned the technique while also keeping things fun. Thank you!
20 Feb 2020
Chericia was amazing! I would do this again in a heartbeat. Her food was amazing - as I told her, if my mom cooked like her, I would still be living at home. She was friendly, very informative about the food and how to prepare it, and struck the perfect balance of letting us do things, helping us, and taking the lead when necessary. Do not hesitate to do this and make sure you have Chericia!
20 Feb 2020
Chericia was wonderful. She made my wife's birthday very special with her gracious attitude, thorough explanations, and amazing food. I can not recommend this as a special event in general or Chericia specifically enough.
22 Nov 2019
Chef Chericia was awesome . Our team had a great time learning how to make sushi with her and would definitely recommend it .
13 Nov 2019
This dinner and cooking event was the highlight of our workshop. Chef was very knowledgeable and prepared an amazing menu. We had so much fun cooking together and would highly recommend this event to anyone who wants to eat the most delicious paella in the US. I've been to Valencia Spain and would honestly say this meal rivaled the food I had there.
08 Nov 2019
Such a wonderful evening with a knowledgeable sushi chef! We had so much fun and were amazed at our results!
20 Oct 2019
This class was a great learning experience, and also a lot of fun! Chef Chericia was a delight to have in our home, and I would recommend this class and her to anyone!
16 Oct 2019
Great experience and highly recommend Chef Cherica for a team building event!
07 Oct 2019
I'd give zero stars if I could. I booked a sushi making class with Chef Chericia over a month ago. She moved the day and time twice (which I accommodated), but then less than two hours before she was supposed to be here, she cancelled. The class was supposed to be a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday. She basically ruined the evening by cancelling so close to the scheduled time, leaving me no time to make other arrangements. I would not recommend booking with this chef if you actually want your event to happen.
01 Oct 2019
It was a great night and Chef Chericia was excellent.
28 Sep 2019
Chef Cherica and her assistant Joy were absolutely amazing!! From the pleasant greeting, to the instructions on preparation, to assisting the team with preparation, to serving, just STELLAR! The food was so delicious!!!! Never in a million years would I have thought that I'd make pasta from scratch! She was also kind enough to provide the team with the recipes of the meals we prepared. I would recommend her services to groups for ladies night, bachelorette parties, corporate events, family events, and the list goes on and on! My team was there on Wednesday evening; and, they are still talking about how fun it was. Thank you Chef Cherica and Joy! Amazing, just simply amazing!!!
28 Sep 2019
Wonderful experience in a relaxed and informative style.
26 Sep 2019
The entire experience was absolutely amazing!
11 Sep 2019
What a great experience for sushi lovers. Learned a lot and Chericia made it easy and fun. Can’t beat having it right in your own home.
08 Sep 2019
Chef Chericia and her assistant chef, Joy, were absolutely wonderful! Our large group had a fantastic time, learned a lot, and enjoyed an absolutely delicious meal! She made it so much fun and ensured everyone was involved. Very highly recommend taking one of her classes!
14 Aug 2019
Chef Chericia is awesome! She is a very kind person. My husband and I were enjoying the class so much!! We got all the ingredients, she thought us traditional methods and useful tricks. She was very helpful and told us where to get things we need so we can try to make sushi on our own!
12 Aug 2019
We had the best time with Chef Chericia! She explained everything and was very patient with us as we went through the cooking process. We highly recommend her and this experience! Food was absolutely delicious!
31 Jul 2019
Chef Cher was absolutely amazing and brought us a wonderful sushi-making experience. She was a very easygoing teacher and made the experience very enjoyable, fun, and easy. Would 100% recommend for any occasion! Thank you again!
21 Jul 2019
Chef Cherica was amazing! She was patient, kind, and we had a great time making sushi!! Cant wait till the next time
13 Jun 2019
Chef Chericia was amazing! Highly recommended.
31 May 2019
Chef Cher was AMAZING! Beyond the food, which was delicious, Cher was an amazing chef/host. We were a very large group and she was very attentive and personable! My group really enjoyed working alongside her and I would highly recommend that everyone take a class with her. Thanks again Chef Cher - I have a feeling that we will be back!
11 May 2019
Chef Chericia was terrific. She put together a great sushi-making class for my family ages 18-60. Everyone had a great time, learned a lot, and ate lots of great sushi.
09 May 2019
Chericia was super! She brought fresh ingredients, patiently taught us lots of new skills, and was just pleasant to be around. We would definitely use her again and appreciated her leaving us with so many delicious leftovers! Thanks so much!
07 May 2019
We were delighted with Chef Cher's sushi class which she conducted for our 11 year old daughter's birthday party with five friends. Chef Cher was punctual, well-prepared, and arrived with all of the necessary equipment and food for a really fun session. She is not only an excellent and experienced chef and instructor, but she has a great, relaxed, manner and interacts easily with the kids. She kept their interest up throughout the lesson, engaged them with all of their questions, and taught them some great skills. The result was a pile of different kinds of sushi which the kids loved and which Chef Cher generously shared with us parents as well. She took care of clean-up and left us with a bunch of extra goodies. Our daughter and we are now inspired to try it on our own. We recommend her very highly -- you and the children won't be disappointed.
05 May 2019
Thank you for an amazing evening, chef!! We had an awesome time learning how to make pizza. Kudos to Chef Chericia, you did an amazing job at a challenging time because one person was fasting (no meat) and another had tons of allergies!! You rose to the challenge and had us all eating and licking our fingers. Great pizzas!! I cant thank you enough. Andrea
01 May 2019
Chericia was wonderful and very sweet to be around. She got my boyfriend - who can barely crack an egg - to not only majorly assist with cooking but to actually enjoy it! The food was phenomenal, and extremely generous - we had delicious leftovers for days afterwards. Thanks again!
25 Apr 2019
Chef Chericia was incredible! Do yourself a favor and immediately book with her. We wish she could cook with us every day. She taught us so many great techniques and her Spanish cuisine was even better than what we’ve had in Spain. Thank you Cher!
15 Apr 2019
Excellent! So competent, calm and engaging! Can’t wait to hire her again!
17 Mar 2019
Chericia was amazing. We had a great time, and just as importantly came away having learned new knife skills!
16 Mar 2019
Chef Cher was awesome. She led my kids through an awesome sushi lesson. We can't wait to do it again.
27 Feb 2019
Cher was great! She was super knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around. She was also patient with us as we learned, and the food turned out delicious!
25 Feb 2019
Chef Cher was excellent - clear deep knowledge of the best way to prepare the meal, great ability to multitask and answer 3 questions at once, and all around pleasant person. Highly recommend!
24 Feb 2019
Chef Chericia was awesome! We had a blast cooking the Spanish Tapas with her and would highly recommend her for future classes.
24 Feb 2019
Chef Chericia was very knowledgeable and well prepared. We had a great experience with her!
24 Feb 2019
Cher was absolutely amazing! She made the experience so enjoyable, fun, and easy. She taught us but also allowed us to enjoy the experience and even was so kind to stay close to an hour over the allotted time to make sure we were all set! So, so great -- thank you Cher!!
17 Feb 2019
Chericia was great!! I booked a Cozy Meal as a Valentine’s Day gift for me and my boyfriend and we had a great experience. We both learned so much and I think this experience has helped my boyfriend feel more comfortable in the kitchen. Chericia was not only a great teacher but also very patient and reaffirming during the process. My favorite part is that she came to our location so that we could cook and eat in our own space. I highly recommend CozyMeal and Chef Chericia :)
08 Feb 2019
Chef Cher was great! We had lots of fun making the meal--which was delicious, of course--and she helped patiently guide us through all the steps. We'll definitely consider this again for future gifts or date nights!
20 Dec 2018
Chef Chericia gave us a relaxing and super fun work team experience.
18 Dec 2018
Can't say enough positive things about Chef Chericia. She was informative and patient. Food was delicious and designed by someone who enjoys their craft. Highly recommend!
17 Dec 2018
Chef Cher was OUTSTANDING! Our team from Wisconsin had a wonderful time cooking, learning and laughing alongside Chef C. Everything was organized and efficient. Highly recommend Chef Cher and her team for any class! #cozymeal Rocks!
14 Dec 2018
Cher - the NFP Retirement Team had AMAZING time. Not only are you professional, but super patient and explained everything to the tee. The food was a huge hit. We are still talking about the whole experience. Thank you for a great evening. Happy Holidays!!
29 Nov 2018
Cher is great! The meal was perfectly choreographed, we learned so much, and Cher was so gracious and talented. She navigated cooking in our apartment with ease and nothing felt awkward. We had a great time and will definitely book with her again. Also the Italian night food was so much better than I expected and I expected a lot!! :)
29 Nov 2018
Great experience, food was very good and the cooking was well-planned and fun. Highly recommended.
08 Nov 2018
Chef Chericia could not have been better. My wife had wanted to take a knife skills course for some time, so I bought it for her birthday. Chef Chericia has a calm and easy manner, helps learners feel relaxed, and explains clearly. She has a great deal of knowledge and general cooking tips from years of working at some of DC’s best restaurants. We could not have asked for a better teacher.
04 Nov 2018
I had the chance to take one of my customers for a team building cooking experience with Chef Chericia. We were a big group (13) and she did an amazing job !! We had a lot of fun and the food was delicious, all made from scratch !! We were very proud of ourselves at the end of the evening ! Therefore I strongly recommend her services !
01 Nov 2018
We had so much fun making sushi with Chericia! She is a natural at teaching and we made TONS of delicious sushi! We feel like we really learned something we can replicate in the future. We hope to have Chericia over again to teach us something new!
10 Oct 2018
Great team event!
09 Oct 2018
Chef Chericia was an incredible teacher, and she made our date night better than we could've anticipated! She was communicative and flexible and had lots of tips and tricks that we'll definitely remember. One lesson made us feel equipped to try sushi making on our own next time, plus it was a lovely evening!
08 Oct 2018
We had a wonderful, fun fulfilled event with Chericia. She's a great instruction and very knowledgeable, personable and a great cook! I personally will be back for a cooking class with my husband in the near future!
23 Sep 2018
We loved it! All the group thought this was the best team building activity we ever did. Chef Cher is wonderful. From the get go, she got us at ease and made sure everyone was engaged, having fun and enjoying themselves. The food turned out great and was very tasty. What a great Big Italian Meal! we could not finish it all. Will certainly look to do it again next year. Thanks again Chef Cher!
06 Sep 2018
Wonderful, fun, flexible, and educational! Highly recommend!
02 Sep 2018
We had a wonderful night learning to make sushi with Chef Chericia!! She’s friendly, fun, and a fantastic teacher!
24 Aug 2018
Chericia was AMAZING! She was super pleasant, incredibly professional and helped us make delicious sushi. She's an excellent teacher. This was our first experience with Cozymeal and we didn't know what to expect when it came to having stranger come cook in our small apartment. Chericia made a the whole experience an absolute delight. We highly recommend her.
22 Aug 2018
Absolutely wonderful, thank you!
12 Aug 2018
Chef Cher was amazing! We learned a lot, and she was patient and clear. We also basically had a mini knife skills class in our session, because of how thorough she was. We had an awesome time and highly recommend her!
06 Aug 2018
Chef Cericia was knowledgable, friendly and very fun. She taught us how to make seemingly complicated sushi rolls from scratch, despite our lack of culinary experience. The private class made for an excellent date night and it comes highly recommended!
02 Aug 2018
Chef Cher was fantastic! Our team had a great time, enjoyed delicious food, and learned a lot! Many thanks!
29 Jul 2018
What a fantastic experience! Chef Chericia was absolutely terrific. We organized this as a team-building event for one of our clients ... and they LOVED it! The two-day retreat featured this 3-hour Southern cooking class in the middle of day one and really helped build connections between new and old members of the team. Eating together what we prepared together was very special. Chef Chericia was super easy to work with and went out of her way to meet all of our group's needs—dietary and otherwise. I can't wait to offer more Cozymeal experiences as a part of our meeting facilitation services.
28 Jul 2018
My daughter had a great time....says it was her best birthday gift ever....well, tied to the one her boyfriend gave her....she'd get in trouble if she didnt say that!
20 Jul 2018
Cher was absolutely amazing!!! Would hands down book again. Plenty of food, great conversation, and a wonderful experience!
18 Jul 2018
This was my first time using CozyMeal and was a little skeptical but Cheri was great! We booked her for the hibachi and she was so patient, kind, and brought everything we needed! The food was fantastic. My husband and I had such a wonderful experience! Can’t recommend her enough!!
14 Jul 2018
Chef Chericia was fantastic! We had a great time, learned a lot, and had tons of sushi to enjoy for dinner.
12 Jul 2018
Chericia did a wonderful job. She is smart, amiable, and a great teacher. We had a terrific time.
03 Jul 2018
Fantastic! Very tasty and we all feel like we can replicate it ourselves
02 Jul 2018
Such a great experience! Looking forward to next time :)
30 Jun 2018
Great evening, learned a lot and delicious food!
28 Jun 2018
Chef Chericia was amazing! The food was really extremely flavorful even though it was prepared for the masses. Everyone was able to take away some good cooking techniques along with some cool new Spanish recipes!
28 Jun 2018
Chef Chericia was wonderful! The dinner was delicious ! We highly recommend her!
22 Jun 2018
Thanks for spending your Fri afternoon with us!
04 Jun 2018
Chef Chericia was so much fun and the food was delicious- would definitely use her again !!!
26 May 2018
Everything was great. Would recommend to a friend
20 May 2018
Chef Chericia was excellent, knowable, professional, yet warm and friendly, her recipes were so delicious and we had so much food! the quality of the ingredients were excellent, and she made the experience fun and memorable.
18 May 2018
Chef Cher was great! We had a fun time learning to roll sushi and making hibachi! We received his as a gift and it was a very fun way to hangs up date night or activities with a friend! There was also plenty of food so we were excited for leftovers!
14 May 2018
We had a great time doing this class -- we made a ton of sushi (enough for 3 more meals!) - and gained the confidence to try it on our own. The chef was personable and a good instructor!
07 May 2018
We had a wonderful experience learning from Chef Chericia! She was super knowledgeable and was fun to work with. The sushi we made was delicious and by the end of the class, we had around 12 different rolls to enjoy! I would recommend her to anyone!
20 Apr 2018
Wonderful food and experience! Would highly recommend!
18 Apr 2018
We had a great time, learned a lot, and had WAY too much food!
10 Apr 2018
We had an amazing experiance. I suprised my husband with the sushi making experience for a different date night. We both learned a lot, had fun and of course a delicious meal after. I hope to take another one her classes q
30 Mar 2018
We loved our experience with Chericia! She had us both involved the whole time and made the night so much fun, plus the food was delicious!
27 Mar 2018
I cannot even begin to express how great Chef Chericia was! She answered all of our questions, explained everything... and did so in a very friendly manner. I’ll be booking another class with her in the future. Thank you for an awesome night!
26 Mar 2018
Confusing how it takes you to the wrong place in google but otherwise a great experience
24 Mar 2018
She was great and we really learned a lot!
23 Mar 2018
Cher was fantastic
20 Mar 2018
Fantastic meal with Chef Chericia! She was accommodating for our group’s dietary needs and made the event arrangements easy. Everyone had a fantastic time and took home a few pro cooking tips to try at home. Thanks again!
18 Mar 2018
Chericia was delightful. I purchased the cookie instruction for my husband and nine year old daughter but Cher kindly let me participate. We will defiantly hire her for a dinner party soon.
15 Mar 2018
Chericia was great! Came fully prepared, had tasty recipes, and was a gracious teacher. Would totally recommend.
08 Mar 2018
Cher was great! We loved the sushi class and she did a great job explaining everything and taking us through each step. It was a fantastic evening and I heavily recommend it to anyone.
06 Mar 2018
Chef Chericia was so much fun! We were given the experience as a Christmas gift and invited two friends to join us... what a great night! Learned some things about kitchen/food prep as well as enjoyed the results of some delicious recipes. Chef Cher is great and we'll definitely be looking to do another adventure with her soon.
03 Mar 2018
We had an AMAZING evening with Chef Cher. We were nervous to have an experienced chef in our kitchen, but it ended up being perfect — we feel confident we can replicate this meal in the future. She’s a fantastic teacher, who made both of us feel comfortable. (Plus, we learned some new tips and tricks in the kitchen!) we had a fun, relaxing evening. And we have a fridge full of yummy leftovers!! I highly recommend Chef Cher!
02 Mar 2018
We had a wonderful time with Chef Chericia! Look forward to trying some of her other classes!
02 Mar 2018
We had a amazing time with Chef Chericia!! She was very patient with us taking her time to make sure we knew how to build our sushi rolls from beginning to end. We made tons of sushi! Thank you so much!!!
26 Feb 2018
Chef CeCe is always fantastic!
25 Feb 2018
Terrific, some of the best shrimp tacos I've ever had!
15 Feb 2018
Chef Chericia, was a phenomenal pleasure! She was incredibly personable and fun throughout the entire night. And most importantly the food was so delicious. I cannot wait to use Chef Chericia again!
14 Feb 2018
WOW!! What a great experience learning how to make sushi with Chef Chericia!!! She was very nice, professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her and Cozymeal if you’re looking for a fun evening with a couple or a group. She brought all the ingredients and we made some killer sushi! Thank you Chef!! 5 STARS!!!
09 Feb 2018
Cher was awesome. Relaxed, patient and a fantastic teacher. AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. Would definitely take another class with her.
30 Jan 2018
A wonderful evening with delicious food right at home. It was the perfect holiday present. Chef Chericia was great and I highly recommend her!
28 Jan 2018
Chef Chericia was great! She was patient with us and had a great energy that helped us enjoy an amazing night. Not to mention, our sushi was delicious!
26 Jan 2018
Chef Cher is AMAZING! My fiance and I did an at-home French cooking class. We had a blast with Cher and learned so much that we hope to use in future cooking experiences. Cher is very patient and tolerated my kindergarten knife skills and was very good about explaining what we were doing and how that affected the flavor and final product. The final meal was DELICIOUS- something you might order at a high-end restaurant. I had no idea mussels were so easy to make and the sauce we created was superb. All of the accompanying dishes were great too-- I seriously have no complaints. Cher is also just wonderful company and super fun to talk to. Can't recommend her enough! Take this class- you won't regret it!
24 Jan 2018
Awesome experience. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the class!
21 Jan 2018
This was such an amazing experience. Thank you Chef Chericia for a great night and a great meal!
19 Jan 2018
Chef Chericia was great! She walked us through every step of our Italian night and was well prepared. You could tell she wasn’t afraid to switch things up a bit, and was very knowledgeable with all questions we asked. She was very friendly and courteous and we all talked and mingled while cooking. I have a gluten allergy and she was very accommodating, even thinking of how to switch up the desert so that I could partake! It was a great experience, our first with having a chef coming to the home and it is definitely something we would do again. Thank you to chef chericia for showing us how to prepare a meal we will definitely do again and again!
17 Jan 2018
Chef Chericia was a blast! Not only did she provide instruction on making sushi rolls, but also added a good dose of humor and fun to the occasion. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun cooking class!
13 Jan 2018
Chef Chericia was great, very knowledgeable, would definitely recommend
12 Jan 2018
My boyfriend got this for me as a Christmas gift - and it was an absolute blast! Chef Chericia not only knew what she was doing but explained everything so that we understood it as well, and made it fun! The food was delicious and the Chef was delightful and easy to learn from. We will definitely be doing this again and recommending it to our friends.
31 Dec 2017
Chef Cheri is was awesome! Fun, delicious, and learned so much about sushi. We will definitely be back for more.
30 Dec 2017
Terrific experience- we did the knife course/Mexican dinner w/Cherica for a family holiday gift (parents and 4 adult kids) - she was knowledgable, supportive, fun and the food was great! We all learned a lot and had fun doing it. A memorable gift and experience all around!
21 Dec 2017
17 Dec 2017
Thanks! We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious!
10 Dec 2017
CC was great. She's lovely...and fun to cook with. Not to mention the food was AMAZING! Thank you so much!
07 Dec 2017
Absolutely phenomenal! Food and chef was amazing. Super easy to work with. Highly recommend!
20 Nov 2017
We enjoyed our knife skills class with Chef Chericia. She was so patient, informed & pleasant to work with. The food was simple, yet delicious. Loved all the tips she provided us. Would definitely consider another class with her.
03 Nov 2017
Chef Chercia was such a fun instructor! She had an expertise of everything related to the experience such as the ingredient sourcing and knife cutting methods. She went above and beyond out expectations! We highly recommend!
01 Oct 2017
Chef Cherica was awesome! She accommodated really well for our party's food allergies, and she even stayed later than her allotted time so we could finish everything. Great experience overall!
29 Sep 2017
This was a lot of fun, and a great team-building night. Chef CeeCee shows us a lot of tips that even our experienced home-cooks learned from. Tasks were broken down and I was amazed at how much we accomplished, and then were able to sit and enjoy an amazing meal.
25 Sep 2017
Chef Cici was fantastic during our sushi class. She made the class fun and engaging and made us an awesome "chef's special" roll. I'd highly recommend taking any class with Chef Cici!
23 Sep 2017
Amazing! Chef Chericia was great and the food was incredible! Great, great experience.
23 Sep 2017
Such a fun night with Chef Chericia, your charisma and passion for food is contagious! Very outgoing and extremely personable, food came out delicious. Will plan on booking again with Chef Chericia, did I mention I'd book again in a heartbeat??? ? Thank you again for a lovely meal and a memorable anniversary
21 Sep 2017
This class was fantastic! Chef Chericia was extremely knowledgeable and walked us through each step of the sushi making process! The final product was delicious, and we had a TON! Worth every penny! Can't wait to take her other classes!
09 Sep 2017
We really enjoyed this. Chef Chericia is great, particularly patient with kids! We'd certainly recommend her to others.
08 Sep 2017
Amazing time! She was great coming to our home and even friendly with our two dogs! Very appreciative of CC!
05 Sep 2017
Chericia was great!
02 Sep 2017
We had an incredible experience with Chef Chericia! She was a great teacher and brought amazing ingredients. The meal was tailored to our needs and still inventive and creative. Chef was a pleasure to spend the evening with!
22 Aug 2017
Fantastic class full of fun and very tasty food. Chericia gave great instruction, perhaps a paper copy of the menu/recipe would be handy. Lovely evening all round.
22 Aug 2017
Chef Chericia was great! She was super nice, patient and had some great tips for my boyfriend and me. We hadn't ever had a lesson in basic knife skills and her lesson super helpful and we've been using those skills ever since. She was also easy to get along with and made us feel comfortable off the bat. Best of all the sushi turned out beautiful and delicious. We had so much sushi in the end and the food and entire experience made it well worth the price. I'm sure my boyfriend will remember and appreciate this wonderful birthday experience for years!!
18 Aug 2017
Chef Cece was such a pleasure to work with! This was our first time using Cozymeal, and our experience exceeded our expectations. Cece was patient, easy to work with, and very personable. We laughed a lot throughout our time together. I would highly recommend booking a dinner with Cece.
01 Aug 2017
Just amazing - our team had the best time. You made the evening fun, informative, and entertaining!
31 Jul 2017
Chef CC was amazing. My girlfriend and I had a great time.
27 Jul 2017
My co-workers and I had a great time making sushi with Chef Chericia! She did a great job explaining each step throughout the process. We would definitely recommend taking a class with her!
26 Jul 2017
Chef Chericia was amazing! Sushi was great, and it was the perfect date night surprise!
24 Jul 2017
Had a great time learning to make Spanish Tapas with Chef Chericia! A very cool experience to have a fun and informative chef come to your house for a night of cooking lessons. I highly recommend for anyone from couples to large groups to corporate events!
21 Jul 2017
Chef CC was amazing! She is a gifted chef and provided the best guidance in the kitchen. The food was outstanding especially the Peach Cobbler and Polenta Grits. I consider myself a decent cook but Chef CC helped to make sure my technique becomes better as well as helpful hints. She reminded us to feel your way through the kitchen while cooking. I love it!!! In addition, she adjusted the menu to remove some of the spice and other things to make sure it was enjoyable. I definitely recommend this experience and Chef CC again!
19 Jul 2017
We had a wonderful meal with Chef Chericia. Her menu was absolutely delicious -- we enjoyed it very much. She packed so much flavor into the shrimp and fried green tomatoes and the biscuits and cobbler were heavenly! And she was a pleasure to cook with. She was very patient and kind with our kids, and was so helpful in providing us with tips about specific cooking methods. Plus, she had a fun personality so it made for an enjoyable evening. We can understand why she has been in high demand. We hope to be able to cook with her again!
18 Jul 2017
The cooking class was great, my group was really happy with everything and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The lobster risotto was amazing and Chef Chericia was a great instructor.
18 Jul 2017
Thank you, Chef Chericia! We had SUCH a good time!
15 Jul 2017
We had a great time preparing sushi with Chericia. She was very knowledgeable about the process, ingredients, techniques and history of sushi. She was very nice and engaging, and made sure we had a fun, comfortable experience. Highly recommend.
13 Jul 2017
We had a blast with Chef CeCe. This was a great idea and can't wait to do it again. Perfect date night.
10 Jul 2017
This was a great experience! Chef Cece was helpful and fun. The food was excellent and we had leftovers for a few days. I would absolutely recommend this and will probably give a Cozymeal gift card to family members for Christmas.
06 Jul 2017
We had a fantastic time with Chef CeCe! She was personable, kind, knowledgeable with helpful tips, and a great presence! We learned so much during our time with her and she had the right balance of guiding us through the preparation of the food while also giving us the flexibility to chat and have fun. We all left brainstorming ideas for when we will book a class with her again. We would love Chef CeCe to provide a recipe card at the end so we can replicate what we did at home.
01 Jul 2017
Chef CC was outstanding! She arrived ready to teach and her passion is apparent. We felt like we knew what we were doing as she patiently modeled and then helped us through each roll. The process was efficient and left my husband and I feeling confident! We can't wait to have her come again!
29 Jun 2017
She's authentic and a great chef - we learned a lot and ate delicious sushi rolls. Hope to do it again!
25 Jun 2017
She was so great! Amazing food, and very easygoing. Would absolutely do it again!
21 Jun 2017
This was an amazing experience! Cece was so helpful and personable. And the food...the food was to die for!! We already have plans to book another experience with her later in the year.
20 Jun 2017
Chef Chericia (CC) was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and patient with those of us who didn't have natural sushi rolling talent. She explained everything step by step with helpful tips here and there. I also really liked the knives that she brought. I am the event coordinator for my company and 100% plan on hiring CC again for another team building event.
14 Jun 2017
Chef C was Amazing! She made cooking very interactive and a great experience for me and my friend.
11 Jun 2017
This was a gift for my boyfriend for his birthday. Chef Chericia was awesome! We had a wonderful time and the sushi was delicious. I have already recommended Cozymeal and Chef Chericia to all of my friends!
11 Jun 2017
Chef CC was great. The menu was lovely. We had a lot of fun. Would definitely do this again.
10 Jun 2017
My girlfriend and I were apprehensive about spending our date night with a stranger but it was WAY better than we ever expected. Chef Chericia was so fun to cook with and helped teach us how to make grilled pizzas in a very friendly way. The pizzas were also AMAZING. I would DEFINITELY recommend choosing Chef CC for your next cooking class.
08 Jun 2017
Chef CC was fantastic! We really enjoyed the tips and techniques she taught us, and she was very personable. The meal was incredible! Can't wait to retry it!
05 Jun 2017
Chericia gives a fantastic class! We had so much fun learning to make various Spanish Tapas. Chericia made the recipes easy and approachable. We were joined by another couple, who were absolutely lovely people. I would recommend a class with Chericia any day!
03 Jun 2017
AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to do another class with her!!
30 May 2017
Chef Chericia was awesome! She was very attentive and made sure everyone was able to participate in preparing the meal. I definitely learned something new!!!
30 May 2017
We had an amazing time with Chef Chericia making the Southern Menu (peach cobbler, biscuits, shrimp and gits, fried green tomatos). She's very knowledgable and great at explaining all the steps. This was a fun date night idea! Would highly recommend to any couple.
29 May 2017
Chericia was awesome! I had discussed price with the Cozymeal sales person and made it clear that $1000 was our max budget. It was understood that would include the 20% gratuity as well! Please let me know if you have any questions!
20 May 2017
Chef CC was amazing! Super professional and very friendly. We had a blast making sushi and learning the art of cooking in general. I will definitely be back!
16 May 2017
She was fantastic! Thank you.
15 May 2017
Chef Cecelia was fantastic! She is so sweet and laid back. She took the time to walk us through each process, showed us tips and shared ways we could adapt recipes. I bought this as a Mother's Fay gift for me, my mom and dad. It was perfect! Everyone loved the experience and it made it even more special that it happened at home.
11 May 2017
I had an absolute fantastic experience with chef Garcia. We were a half hour behind schedule and she waited and accommodated us. She was very patient and kind and explained every step thoroughly. 10/10 would recommend! (PS leaving a 0% tip bc Matt is tipping you via venmo)
03 May 2017
Great Sushi experience !!!!
30 Apr 2017
Absolutely an amazing experience. She taught us cooking methods that we have never known before. She even taught us the proper way to hold a knife and cutting techniques. This was the perfect unique date experience. It was fun, hands on and exciting. The southern soul food cuisine was delicious. We made butter milk biscuits, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits and mango cobbler. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun date experience or just want to learn new cooking skills. Chef CC was awesome and very easy to work with!
28 Apr 2017
We had such a wonderful evening with Chef C.C. learning new cooking and baking techniques and eating delicious food!
24 Apr 2017
Chef CC was friendly, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We made several kinds of rolls and they were all delicious.
15 Apr 2017
Chef Cherica is a fantastic chef/instructor. She knows her stuff and she was flexible enough to accomodate us at our skill levels. She was fun to be with in the kitchen and we highly reccomend her to anyone who really wamts to take their cooking to the next level. We wil defintelyl schedule more sessions with her.
14 Apr 2017
It was a great experience. I now think I can do pizza on my own. Chef Chericia was Friendly and very informative .
13 Apr 2017
Chericia was absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of letting us make the meal without too much interference, just guidance. Would recommend to a friend in a heartbeat.
11 Apr 2017
Chef Chericia helped us make the most delicious Spanish tapas! She kept us engaged throughout the 3 hour class with chopping, techniques, and informing us about the ingredients we were using, etc. We really enjoyed the experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
01 Apr 2017
Chef Chericia is a warm and enthusiastic professional. She gently instructed us in new sushi techniques while cheering on our novice attempts at sushi greatness. Cozymeal is a total package and makes a great celebration experience. Thank you for helping us make memories that will last a life time.
28 Mar 2017
We loved this class! Chef Cece was fun and engaging - and the food was delicious!
27 Mar 2017
CeCe is fantastic! We did a class focused on French Cooking skills, and not only was the food outstanding, we learned a lot! Hope to take another class with her in the future, wonderful experience.
23 Mar 2017
Chef Chericia was the best!!! My boyfriend and I had too much fun learning how to make sushi! We are already planning on when we want to take another class with Chef Chericia. It is amazing to know we now have the ability to have a fun date night making sushi together any time we want!
23 Mar 2017
Chef Cece is a great teacher! She's knowledgeable, skilled, and down to earth. My partner and I had a great time learning from her--and eating the delicious tapas Chef Cece taught us to make!
19 Mar 2017
Had a lot of fun! She walks you through the dishes step by step and gives you technical instructions I would have never known from just following a recipe. We ended up so much food at the end haha, it'll be nice not cooking for a while.
04 Mar 2017
Wonderful sushi making class!!!!
28 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia was awesome! She was friendly, interactive, and encouraging. We did the tapas night experience and we got a generous amount of delicious food out of it. My boyfriend and I learned a lot from the experience.
27 Feb 2017
She was so much fun to work with!
23 Feb 2017
The overall cooking experience was amazing. I highly recommend Chef CC if you are considering purchasing a Cozymeal cooking class. I purchased the cooking class as a Christmas present for my girlfriend and she loved it. Chef CC is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. She is easy going and patient even if you have very little cooking experience. The food came out delicious and there was enough for leftovers the next day. Will definitely purchase another cooking class with Chef CC in the future.
22 Feb 2017
Chef CC was amazing. She was patient and thorough and an absolute pleasure to be around! We had a lot of fun and truly enjoyed the experience. I'd recommend her to anyone who's interested in the Cozymeal traveling chef experience.
21 Feb 2017
I hired Chef CC as an anniversary gift to my parents & they loved it! She took them through all the steps of preparing delicious sushi rolls, from how to make the perfect rice through chopping, assembling, rolling and elegantly presenting. CC was knowledgable and friendly.
21 Feb 2017
Great experience! The food was really tasty. Chef Chericia was very patient with our group and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot. It's a great time that is really what you make of it ; get engaged and ask questions and you will make the most of it!
19 Feb 2017
Chef CC was amazing! Very informative and did a great job of teaching us how to make sushi while making food for us as well. Thank you for making our anniversary so memorable!
17 Feb 2017
This was the most amazing experience. Steve was so surprised. The food was outstanding and Chef Chericia was phenomenal. If i could rate higher than. 5 star i would. We will definitely plan another class.
15 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia was a delight! We had so much fun with her. My friend and I took her sushi-making class. The highlight was leaning how much preparation goes into sushi rice to make it perfect and learning to roll sushi, of course! The spicy tuna was a particular highlight. She was knowledgeable, personable, and a great teacher. Would recommend to anyone!
13 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia is an outstanding chef. She had some much energy and really down to earth I was so proud to she a young black female chef doing her thing. Now the food was WOW!!! I would recommend Chef Chericia to anyone looking to have a great experience.
12 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017
Chef C.C was a lot of fun! We made fried chicken and collard greens. So delicious!
07 Feb 2017
We took CeCe's sushi class for two and had great experience. CeCe is knowledgeable, talented, and professional. She also has a very sweet personality. We would highly recommend her class to anyone -- it makes for a great gift!
06 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia was great! She was professional, encouraging, and most importantly, fun! Cooking with her was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!
05 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia is amazing! She helped us prepare a delicious meal while teaching us some trick of the trade. Not only is she knowledgeable but funny and patient.
04 Feb 2017
Our experience was fantastic! Chef Cici was knowledgable and generous, both with her time and her food. We made some delicious sushi rolls, and we got to choose which ingredients we put in. And she was willing to work with me and my sister, even though we are both under 18 and other establishments would have refused. I definitely would recommend this class and trying Cozymeal in general.
03 Feb 2017
Chef Chericia was extremely nice and a pleasure to have in our home. She was knowledgeable, prepared, and the pizza we made was delicious! I would definitely recommend Chef Chericia's class to anyone interested.
31 Jan 2017
Everything about this experience was phenomenal.
30 Jan 2017
Cee Cee was fantastic! I purchased "Making Pizza from Scratch" for my fiancee as a Christmas Gift. A little background, I rarely cook (I can make eggs, that is about it), however this class was both informative and fun! Cee Cee has amazing patience, to put up with my questions regarding the entire process. It was a lot of fun, the pizzas came out great, and we cannot wait to book her again for another meal. I could not have been happier with our experience, and I hope she felt the same way!
28 Jan 2017
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my friend's and was not sure what to expect. This was my first cooking class, and now the bar is set super high if I decide to do another one! Chef Chericia was AMAZING! She was easy to talk to, her explanations were easy to understand (especially since I practically never cook!) and the food came out DELICIOUS! My friends and I are already thinking about taking one of her other classes!
24 Jan 2017
Chericia was great! She was very patient and very encouraging! We will definitely work with her again.
17 Jan 2017
What a great night! Chef CeCe was so sweet, patient, and a great teacher. She took her time with us and gave us great feedback throughout the whole process. Plus, the sushi was delicious (and we had so much leftover)! Overall we had a fantastic night, and this was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.
17 Jan 2017
Chef Chericia was tons of fun and very easy to work with. She is also extremely knowledgable and a great teacher. I would definitely recommend her to a friend.
16 Jan 2017
I bought the Pizza making session for my parents. They loved the experience and couldn't have been more happy with Chef Chericia and the pizza!
12 Jan 2017
This was wonderful! We loved every aspect of the class. Chef Chericia was very personable, clear and well organized. She made the process feel very easy. Loved the class !!
12 Jan 2017
Chef Cece was phenomenal. She was very knowledgeable and patient. The sushi class was a birthday gift for my wife and it was perfect from arrival to the end. I can't wait for our next class.
10 Jan 2017
Chericia was so friendly and knowledgeable. She knew her stuff (in our case, delicious pizzas) and we loved learning from her! Highly recommended.
08 Jan 2017
Chef Chericia was wonderful and the sushi was delicious!
06 Jan 2017
We had a great class with Chef Cece! Her class was fun and interactive. Chef Chericia explained everything that we were doing, and we walked away with delicious sushi and some new skills! Overall, wonderful experience!
05 Jan 2017
Chef Chericia came to my boyfriend's apartment in Crystal City and taught us how to make sushi. She was wonderful the whole time -- her explanations and directions were clear and helpful. I mentioned my knife skills needed work and she paid particular attention to that. And of course, there was a ton of delicious sushi for us to enjoy. Chef Chericia was the perfect balance of fun and professional. We hope to have her back!
03 Jan 2017
Chef Cici's knowledge and charm provided my girlfriend & I with one of the most incredible and authentic dining experiences of our lives. We requested a customized sushi menu and Cici was willing to purchase the additional ingredients and prepare an individualized lesson. This experience makes a great Christmas, birthday, or special day celebration. Could not recommend further!!
02 Jan 2017
Chef Chericia was fantastic with my two girls! She was very patient with my 11-year old, who was very anxious to eat as soon as soon as the rolls were made. Can't wait to do it again!
31 Dec 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the Southern Cooking class! Chef Chericia was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. The food was excellent and we'll be sure to use her recipes in the near future! Highly recommend!
31 Dec 2016
So fun! Chef Cecelia is a good teacher and great with kids. We had a fun evening learning how to make sushi. Thanks!
17 Dec 2016
My friends and I had a great experience at our first Cozymeal class! We were a group of eight and we prepared an amazing meal with Chef Chericia. She brought over fresh and beautiful food and taught us some new skills in cutting and preparing each meal while we were guided through each recipe. The atmosphere was intimate and fun, and the resulting meal was very satisfying! I love to cook with my friends and it was great to have a professional chef to relieve the stress and uncertainty of the preparation process. All in all, it was a very enlightening culinary experience and I would very much recommend Cozymeal. We all plan to book a class again soon!
17 Dec 2016
My friends and I had a great experience at our first Cozymeal class! We were a group of eight and we prepared an amazing meal with Chef Chericia. She brought over fresh and beautiful food and taught us some new skills in cutting and preparing each meal while we were guided through each recipe. The atmosphere was intimate and fun, and the resulting meal was very satisfying! I love to cook with my friends and it was great to have a professional chef to relieve the stress and uncertainty of the preparation process. All in all, it was a very enlightening culinary experience and I would very much recommend Cozymeal. We all plan to book a class again soon! The cooking class that I participated in in DC was fantastic! It felt more like a dinner party with a professional chef preparing dinner for us. The class had a very relaxed and friendly environment and we were able to get involved in the preparation process as much as we liked. The class I attended was led by Chef Chericia, who cooked up a delicious seafood BBQ. I'd recommend these cooking classes, especially for a smallish dinner party or a date night :-)
13 Dec 2016
Chef Chericia came prepared and is extremely knowledgeable! She taught us how to make 3 pizzas from scratch, and the end product was delicious! She is also very kind and a great teacher. I would definitely choose her again for another Cozymeal experience and recommend her to everyone!
11 Dec 2016
My boyfriend and I had a great time with Chef Chericia during our sushi class. She was knowledgeable and easily adjusted to our needs. We would definitely recommend her to anyone!!
08 Dec 2016
Thank you Chef Chericia for making our event a success! Our company had such a great time and the food was great!
05 Dec 2016
Chef Chericia was very personable and made the experience enjoyable for our whole team. Chericia also was very flexible with us in adjusting to changes in our group size. Chericia also did a great job letting us turn the event into a competitive team event. Overall, a great experience. Thanks!
21 Nov 2016
Chef Chericia is awesome! My spouse and I took her knife skills class and learned a ton of great new skills and tricks. She came to our house for the lesson and she was very friendly, prompt, and an excellent teacher. I highly recommend taking this class from her.
20 Nov 2016
This was the best gift I've ever given. My girlfriend couldn't stop telling all of her friends about how thoughtful the experience was.
09 Nov 2016
Chef Chericia was excellent! Loved working with her and would highly recommend to anyone!
08 Nov 2016
Chef Chericia is amazing! She made everything so fun and easy. Will definitely be coming back for more!
06 Nov 2016
We booked Chef Cici's special grilling cooking class in DC and loved it! Thank you for the great experience Cozymeal and Chef Cici!
06 Nov 2016
We were looking for cooking classes in the DC area and came across Cozymeal. We booked a private sushi class with Chef Chericia and had a blast. She is professional, super nice and really knows what she is doing. Great experience and amazing food! Thank you Chef Chericia!
05 Oct 2016
Chef Chericia was such a delight! For two people who love to cook but don’t exactly have the most advanced skills she made the whole experience both educational and fun. She paid attention to all the details and showed us in a very step by step manner how to make everything we needed for the perfect (well in our case almost perfect) sushi rolls! For something that seemed very intimidating to prepare she made the whole evening very relaxed and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend the sushi experience with Chef Chericia! It was something fun and different than just going out for sushi, and now we even know how to make it ourselves!
20 Sep 2016
Chef Chericia is a force to be reckoned with: sweet, kind, strong, and extremely talented her class was not only fun and educational but it was so enjoyable. Learning the tricks and tips she has are so valuable and I left with a better understanding of what I was doing and why.
12 Sep 2016
I just discovered Cozymeal and it totally exceeded my expectations! The webpage is easy to go around, to book and to pay. I booked a private sushi class with Chef Chericia as a birthday gift for my husband. I didn´t know what to expect. But I was surprised in a good way! Chef Chericia was really kind with us, answered all our questions, she adapted very well to our little kitchen, and she even left it all cleaned up! It was like having a friend teaching you. My husband was thrilled by the so original gift, he had an amazing time and a delicious dinner! We both did!
06 Sep 2016
Chef Chericia was absolutely amazing. Even though it rained, she stuck it out with us and was extremely courteous and professional. Highly recommended!
26 Aug 2016
Wonderful cooking class! If you are looking for a good hands-on cooking class in Washington, DC, Chef Chericia is your chef!
15 Aug 2016
Chef Cici was absolutely amazing. She was kind and patient with my 10 year old niece and taught both of us so much about sushi! I would definitely request her again both for kids and adults.
24 Jul 2016
I had the pleasure of attending Chef Chericia's cooking class during our trip to Washington, DC. Chericia is a very knowledgable, kind, and super fun teacher. Her knowledge, technique, and general approach to showing you how to prepare a delicious seafood meal is just great and she makes everything fun at the same time. We prepared the balsamic-glazed salmon and the grilled oysters and simply loved it. If you are looking for a good chef in Washington DC who can show you how to prepare good seafood (especially grilled seafood), then Chef Chericia is your chef.
02 Jul 2016
Chef Chericia studied sushi for two and a half years and it shows in even the way she holds her knife. All steps are clearly communicated from how to straighten the edge of the knife to the 10 degree angle of slicing the fish. Chef Chericia has a relaxed manner that makes things seem simple and yet she is a skilled master who slices sushi rolls with precision. The fish was all super fresh and the resulting rolls were delicious. Highly recommended.
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Meet your chef
Born and raised in Washington D.C., Chef Chericia's love for food comes from cooking Southern classics with her mother. She went on to cook in gourmet food markets, such as Dean and Deluca, and hotel kitchens at The Park Hyatt and The W. Chef Chericia is well versed in many cuisines, from Southern fare to Indian to sushi. One thing is for certain: Top-quality ingredients mean top-notch food.
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Chef Chericia will travel to guests within Washington, D.C. for this experience.