Join Chef Ivan for a class in Italian home cooking.
In this hands-on cooking class, you can expect to be schooled in three courses of classic Italian dishes, from appetizer to dessert.
Chef Ivan will begin by demonstrating how to make classic ragu' all bolognese. Then, you'll prepare a rustic chicken saltimbocca together with scrumptious stewed eggplant caponata and truffled cauliflower pureé. Round out your meal with a strawberry Nutella semifreddo for dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
We had the nice fun with Chef Ivan, we learned tricks of the trade and had a lovely meal
04 May 2022
Zivko was an excellent instructor. Highly recommended!
05 Mar 2022
Chef Ivan and Zivko were incredible. Great experience and meal.
25 Jan 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable chef!!!
25 Jan 2022
Amazing time and food!
13 Jul 2021
Fantastic event. Great Chef, Food and Ambiance!!
04 Mar 2021
My wife and I could not possibly have enjoyed this any more than we did. Chef Ivan was welcoming, patient and we genuinely learned a lot. Prepping and cooking was a blast, the food was delicious and the dining room was exquisite. We highly recommend this class and any class hosted by Chef Ivan.
21 Feb 2021
Chef Ivan more than surpassed our expectations. Not only did we learn a lot, we also had a remarkable dining experience in his cozy kitchen. We had the best time and definitely plan on booking another class/experience with him!
19 Nov 2020
The experience was amazing. Chef Stefano was pleasant and a pleasure to cook with. Providing cooking tips along the way; laughter and great fun. This was my first time and I didn’t know what to expect, I was immediately put at ease, both Chefs are super friendly and very informative. I would go experience this again. By the way the food turned out delicious and your take away is knowing how to make whatever you make in the kitchen that day!! Hope this was helpful in you making a decision to go and create awesome food with help from two awesome Chefs.
15 Nov 2020
This was an excellent experience. I loved the food and chef Stefano was very personable and funny. My daughters and I were comfortable from the start and received a lot of good tips. Both chef Ivan and Stefano made sure the area was cleaned after each prep and we all wore masks and gloves. They were changed after each prep too. This was a truly enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it.
28 Nov 2019
I am just in WOW of how amazing this experience was! Ivan not only is a wonderful chef but he thought us SO much! The Menu turned out delicious and everything exceeded my expectations, it made me enjoy cooking even more. I took my friend with me and she had no clue what exactly we were doing, she loved it! and wants to do it all over again. Thank you Chef Ivan for a wonderful experience and for wanted to share your knowledge with all of us : ) I can’t wait to come back!
01 Apr 2019
Ivan was great. Relaxing cooking class that really taught us some interesting things we can bring back home into our kitchens!
27 Mar 2019
Had an amazing time! Great instructions - very hands on class which I loved. Very cozy atmosphere, and of course the food was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone
27 Mar 2019
Such an amazing experience! Great atmosphere, learned a lot, delicious food!
27 Mar 2019
Chef Ivan and the team did a great job hosting our team event! It was so fun, informative and delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend for any fun night out or group activity.
27 Mar 2019
Chef Ivan was awesome - super knowledgeable and made the entire experience both fun and educational!
14 Nov 2018
Chef Ivan was fantastic and we really enjoyed our class. Also, the food (Italian dishes) was phenomenal!
25 Sep 2018
Chef Ivan was an amazing host and teacher. The space was intimate but fully equipped. It was the perfect combination of instruction and enjoyment. It was the perfect team building experience and the food was delicious!
24 Jul 2018
We had a small group of colleagues and everyone loved learning to cook with Chef Ivan and his team. The food was delicious and the chefs were great teachers.
26 Jun 2018
We took our after school program to Chef Ivan's kitchen and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the students enjoyed learning how to make new dishes. The space was gorgeous and the staff was really accommodating to our large group size.
01 Jun 2018
Chef Ivan was great!--very friendly and accommodating! It was a very informative class, learned a lot and the food was delicious!
31 May 2018
Ivan was fun, extremely knowledgable and kind. Would do again.
03 May 2018
Amazing time!! I left my Sunglasses in the closet. Could you please let me know if you found?
03 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan and Chef Brie were welcoming from the start. We had fun preparing all the food, took videos, and ate to our heart’s content. Highly recommend!!
02 Apr 2018
This was one of the best cooking classes I ever experienced. The food was absolutely amazing and probably because the ingredients were fresh. I loved that Ivan gave us an overview of the night and how we all worked together to create the meal. I also loved that he allowed us to mingle and drink at the end of it all and finished up with the meals. This was a great dining experience!
02 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan was incredible to learn from. He was very informative and it really shows how much he loves his art. We went for a birthday cooking class but we all left with some cooking knowledge and a REALLY fun time! The food was also UNREAL. Thank you Chef!
02 Apr 2018
It was great!
31 Mar 2018
So warm, patient, and kind! Thank you for a fun experience!
29 Mar 2018
I've been to many cooking classes, and Chef Ivan's was by far the best I've ever been to. He combines learning, hands-on experience, and down-time to enjoy the company you're with exceptionally well. The food was also amazing. 5 star experience all around! Thanks, Chef Ivan!
09 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan was amazing! He is super knowledgeable and super friendly. He explained everything step we took and why we did things the way we did it. The food was DELISH!!!! I cannot rave enough about the food. Such a quaint location and atmosphere. I'll definitely be coming back with more friends.
09 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan was engaging, knowledgeable and interesting. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
31 Oct 2017
Chef Ivan wsa a great instructor for our class! He took the time to show us tricks of the trade, improved our technical skills, and told some great stories about his career... I'd highly recommend Ivan to anyone looking improve their cooking skills!
24 Jun 2017
Everything was great!
20 May 2017
Great time with Chef Ivan! He is knowledgeable, engaging and a wonderful instructor. The meal was amazing. We'll definitely be back. Thank You!
05 May 2017
For someone who doesn't normally cook, I must say this was a fun and delightful experience! Our chef for the night was knowledgeable and entertaining. Italian was on the menu, and the line up for the night was mouth watering. It was fun and simple, all while I enjoyed a glass of wine while whipping up a cuisine that even my mother would be proud of. We had tons of food left, so I gladly took them to go.
08 Apr 2017
Chef Ivan's cooking class was unbelievable. I recommend this wholeheartedly
08 Apr 2017
It was a really great experience. Chef Ivan showed how to cook really tasty and beautiful dishes. Lots of interesting culinary "hacks" too! I would definitely recommend him.
06 Apr 2017
What a great experience! The food was delicious and Chef Ivan was friendly, warm and very helpful. Can't wait to try the recipes at home. We hope to return soon!
06 Apr 2017
Chef Ivan was awesome. Super knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough. Took time explaining in detail what he was doing, and patiently answered all of our group's questions. The meal turned out great!
05 Apr 2017
My wife and I attended this cooking class in NYC on a date night and we had a blast. Chef Ivan is an excellent chef. The food was delicious, we learnt a lot and the venue was fantastic! I will definitely book this again.
31 Mar 2017
What a fun, interactive experience! The small group allowed us to move freely and ask a ton of questions, and get hands on with cooking. Ivan was patient and informative as he demoed and educated us. 3 hours flew by and we were stuffed to the brim and happily enjoyed leftovers the next day.
14 Mar 2017
I always say, "Dessert is part of the meal." So I was happy to find out as one of the courses we would be making in Chef Ivan's class, was Tortino al Cioccolato. Better known as Molten Chocolate Cake, and always a crowd pleaser, I have had this dessert many times, at numerous places, as it is a must order when I see it on the menu.
Now I have a guaranteed crowd pleaser of a dessert in my arsenal, that will be sure to please even the most pickiest of guests.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
14 Aug 2022
Loved this class! Chef Ivan is a great instructor.
02 Aug 2022
We had a great experience. Our chef was knowledgeable and friendly – we learned a lot and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.
18 Jul 2022
We had our semi annual company wide event with Chef Iva and his team, and we chose the Chopped Cooking Challenge! Chef Ivan and his team did such a great job in setting this event up, and our team had so much fun.
Chef Ivan took all of our dietary preferences and allergies into account and created a super tasty and easy to use ingredients table. Their feedback when judging our dishes was also accurate and hilarious - one group undercooked their chicken, and the Chefs made it known haha! We'll definitely book another team event.
14 Jul 2022
Wonderful class for our team building.
06 Jul 2022
Excellent expérience and chef. A bit expensive already so I am not giving a tips for that reason only
01 Jun 2022
01 Jun 2022
The team had a fantastic time! Chef Ivan was amazing. It was an awesome team activity with great final results. There was a lot of competition between the teams and a lot of anxiety & adrenaline in the process! We had fun, the place was wonderful and we couldn't be happier with the experience! We will definitely recommend it to our friends.
31 May 2022
We had a great time learning how to make fresh pasta. Chef Ivan and Chef Nora were great teachers. The class had 16 people in it, but it didn't feel like that many as we were split into different rooms. We all got a chance to make everything, from the doughs to the different shaped pastas, even some improved knife skills! Everything was super clean and the food we made was delicious. It was also great that they sent us home with the leftovers. I had a fantastic time, and would highly recommend this class.
29 May 2022
Chef Ivan was awesome!!! Our family enjoyed our experience immensely!!! He showed us many tips about cooking and our kids learned so much about the techniques. Thank you Chef Ivan!!! We can’t wait for our next event!!!
29 May 2022
Fantastic experience, awesome value, warm, communal feeling. Learned a lot about how to make pasta. Highly recommend for date night or family or party event.We will definitely do it again and try different cuisines.
Jennifer Marie Casadonte
05 May 2022
The best time/experience ever!!!
02 May 2022
Amazing time and the food we made was delicious! Fun night and fun way to meet people.
28 Apr 2022
This was an amazing and fun experience. The chefs, Ivan and Nora, were so helpful and made everyone feel comfortable. I really cannot say enough good things about them or the experience - we did the Iron Chef Challenge theme and had the best time, even the team members who were a bit skeptical of the event loved it in the end. You will have to sign up and do a class with Chef Ivan and team to experience to understand all the good things said here and by others.
10 Apr 2022
The class and food were both amazing!!
02 Apr 2022
18 Mar 2022
Such a fantastic experience! Highly recommend it. I arranged this experience for myself and 13 of my colleagues. We all had an amazing time.
16 Mar 2022
Very well presented. They kept us busy and we learned a lot. Very entertaining and the menu and food were delicious!
12 Mar 2022
The kitchen setup was perfect for groups, and both chefs were incredible
10 Mar 2022
Chef Nora was great! Unlike other cooking classes I've done, this one wasn't stressful & overly fast paced. Instead, everyone cooked together, doing a part of the preparation. The Bento box class was awesome, I learned skills that I'll be able to transfer over.
28 Feb 2022
Chef Ivan was great, the food was banging and the people we welcoming. 10/10 would reccomend.
27 Feb 2022
I highly recommend it was a super fun experience!!!! Chef Nora was wonderful!
26 Feb 2022
Chef Ivan is amazing! He taught us so much: starting from preparation & how to properly hold a knife to all the cooking tricks. I will definitely take another class with him. Highly recommend!!
19 Feb 2022
Had an amazing time! Would definitely recommend to all my friends and family.
11 Feb 2022
This was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. It made me have a newfound respect for that art of sushi. It’s very meticulous yet so rewarding. Our chef was absolutely incredible & patient. I would definitely book again.
06 Feb 2022
My boyfriend and i did a date night here and had an amazing time! Chef Ivan was a great instructor—he described the steps in a super clear and easy to follow manner and worked in a bit of humor as well. This class would be suitable to all levels. As average cooks, we learned a lot, had a blast, and really enjoyed the food! Looking forward to trying another class in the future.
27 Jan 2022
Great experience making sushi!
26 Jan 2022
We had a lovely time !!! Chef Nora was great and we enjoyed every minute! Would love to come back and do another class!!!
22 Jan 2022
Chef Ivan taught me how to use the 8” knife. How to Julianne scallions. Organization of meal with preparing and thinking of timing, prior to cooking.
Thank you so much for your culinary education.
22 Jan 2022
My sister and I had a great time. We learned great tips such as how to best use a knife and to make basic rice. The settings to learn and eat our meal were clean and beautiful. Chef Ivan was patient and pleasant. He managed our time well. We all got a chance to try all of the skills and preps. At the end, he even packed up our leftovers for us. We left very full and happy.
21 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
Great class! It's a good balance of time spent doing each part of the meal prep and actually practicing some knife skills. Don't expect a bootcamp on knife cutting, but you get 15-25 or so minutes to practice, can ask for assistance, and get some quality advice/tips/tricks to take home and hone in your knife skills. If you have a good group, it's a great time. The instructor was super friendly/helpful and I'd definitely recommend the class.
Sean & Stanley
14 Jan 2022
Super fun time and learned a lot. Great gift for anyone.
30 Dec 2021
28 Dec 2021
Chief Nora was fantastic. Answered all our questions and made it a very fun experience!!
16 Dec 2021
Already left tip.
14 Dec 2021
I am tourist here and was a wonderful experience
Nohra is an excellent teacher
I had a great group
Thank you so much
11 Dec 2021
Great experience with close friends and significant others. Intimate setting and very hands on and fun experience.
10 Dec 2021
Chef Ivan was wonderful and the Iron Chef cooking class was SO fun, my team had a blast!
21 Nov 2021
It was so good! Chef Ivan and chef Stefan were great!
Greetings from Amsterdam
21 Nov 2021
Great experience, very detailed super fun.
01 Aug 2021
It was a great experience! I took the sushi class and it was amazing! Had plenty of sushi to take home and I feel quite prepared to do it at alone at home! Love that it is a 3-course meal I learned and ate rather than just rolling sushi as well ^___^
27 Jul 2021
Great experience with Chef Ivan and Chef Nora. Wonderful meal and ambiance.
25 Jul 2021
Chef Ivan and Niko were wonderful! The food was amazing. I totally forgot that someone in our group was a vegetarian but Chef Ivan improvised to perfection.
11 Jul 2021
My wife and I had a terrific time thanks to Chefs Ivan and Stefano. The pastas were delicious and even as a somewhat experienced pasta chef I learned a few new things! A fun social experience.
02 Jul 2021
This was one of the best pasta making classes I have attended. Chef Ivan is a great instructor, his venue is superb and the food we prepared was delicious!! I hope to book another class with Chef Ivan soon.
15 May 2021
Great teaching! Delicious food! Learned so much about combining unconventional flavors!
11 May 2021
It was an excellent cooking lesson, most enjoyable and concluded with an excellent meal appealing to the taste and eyes prepared by all.
Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
19 Apr 2021
Chef Ivan more than surpassed our expectations, he was SO wonderful. My boyfriend and I decided to take this class since we both had never taken a cooking class. Not only did we learn a lot, we also had a remarkable dining experience in his cozy kitchen. We had the best time and definitely plan on booking another class/experience with him! Such a perfect date night idea.
06 Mar 2021
28 Feb 2021
Such a nice experience! The chef was super cool! Very patient lol and obviously an amazing chef. Whole experience was great! Will definitely go back and try a different menu!
20 Feb 2021
Enjoyed the experience
04 Feb 2021
Intimate and elevated home style experience. 13-10 would recommend for couples and small groups of 6 or less. We’ve been twice and Ivan has been thoughtfully attentive with each experience.
25 Jan 2021
It was a lovely atmosphere and plenty of sushi to go home with! Lovely time.
05 Jan 2021
AMAZING CLASS!!! This is how you have fun during a pandemic! My boyfriend and I were the only ones in this pasta class, and it was extremely clean. Chef Ivan taught us how to prep, cut and cook like a pro! He was also very welcoming and funny. I can't wait to take his other classes in the future!
04 Jan 2021
Great food! Well organized, quickly clean up.
10 Dec 2020
Such a wonderful experience! Chef Ivan was a great teacher and host
16 Nov 2020
Wonderful experience! Extremely clean and felt very safe. A lot of good tips for cooking in general, especially pasta. The three pastas were delicious...had enough to take home and eat for the next couple days. Definitely recommend to others!
03 Nov 2020
Great teacher and delicious meal!
09 Mar 2020
I booked this experience for 15 girls on a bachelorette party and it was better than we expected! It was fun, educational and delicious
01 Mar 2020
Had a great time! Learned a lot, the food was delicious, and the setting was nice and cozy. Would definitely recommend taking this class!
13 Feb 2020
Chef Ivan was a great host and teacher. The space was really comfortable to cook in and the techniques shown were helpful for our group as we produced a great meal!
10 Feb 2020
Really enjoyed this class. Chef Ivan was informative, the class was well structured, and the food was delicious. He emailed us the recipes after class, and I'm excited to try these again at home.
10 Feb 2020
Great experience! Ivan and his team were great. The people who participated in the class were all also great and we had a fun time. We learned a lot and ate everything we prepared. I would definitely recommend Ivan and I will be taking another class soon!
13 Jan 2020
Wonderful time with Chef Ivan. His setup is perfect and intimate enough for 10-14 people. We split into two groups which really helped to make sure that you get enough attention. Hope to take another class soon
15 Dec 2019
It was a overall great experience for myself and my clients.
13 Dec 2019
Excellent class. The food was great. He is a great teacher. ?
13 Dec 2019
Another wildly successful evening with Chef Ivan and his crew! This was my second time throwing an event with Ivan and he managed to exceed my expectations. We had a crew of 15 people and everyone and I mean everyone LOVED the experience. The updates to the room made it easier to cook in and more aesthetically pleasing. The table was set beautifully. The pasta making was so fun and informative and the food was out of this world. What a wonderful night! Thank you Thank you!
11 Dec 2019
Great experience! Very knowledgeable chef
08 Dec 2019
Disappointing end to a great class. Chef Ivan was very informative and an excellent teacher during the class. We enjoyed the class and meal very much. Our disappointment came a week after when we realized we had not been emailed the recipes we were promised.
10 Nov 2019
Chef Ivan went out of his way to make us all feel included and everything was delicious. Highly recommend!
03 Nov 2019
Chef Ivan was a great experience. Our group made 3 different pastas and sauces that were all equally delicious. He imparts enough knowledge to make the student confident but not overwhelmed, while also sharing recipes that are are full of flavor and easily modified. It was a fun and educational afternoon. Making my own fresh pasta and incredible sauces is now much less intimidating. Great NYC experience by a knowledgeable, creative, experienced chef! Will definitely be back for another class in the future!
03 Nov 2019
Chef Ivan’s class was amazing! There were 5 of us on a girls trip from Oregon and it was the perfect class. It was a so fun that is was just the five of us and we learned so much. Loved learning to make fresh pasta and three sauces. They were all
Delicious! And so enjoyable to get to sit and enjoy our meal together after cooking. Would love to come back for another class.
24 Oct 2019
Great time! Very hands on and interactive, lots of fun. I would be interested in taking another class with Chef Ivan soon.
20 Oct 2019
Excellent class. Chef Ivan was terrific. Very knowledgable and a good teacher. Would recommend!
14 Oct 2019
We had an amazing experience.
Chef Ivan was so professional and engaged with us!
His organization and simple instructions couldn’t have been better. The end result was absolutely delicious!
We’ll be back‼️
13 Oct 2019
I had so much fun. Loved the pasta dishes. I will definitely make them again. Highly recommended
11 Oct 2019
02 Oct 2019
Chef Ivan was wonderful and was flexible to accommodate my party. We all had an amazing time as this was our first cooking class experience. The dishes had simple ingredients that you could replicate at home and the flavors were amazing. I look forward to attending again in the future!
30 Sep 2019
Chef Ivan was extremely professional, inviting, and knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend to a friend and would love to come back for another class.
17 Sep 2019
So much fun! Chef Ivan and team were amazing.
15 Sep 2019
Chef Ivan lead a fun experience for us in a great space. It was an awesome way to kick off a girlfriends weekend. We all had a great time and learned new cooking techniques, new knife skills and new recipes . He worked with us on a completely vegetarian meal and was flexible about the start time. He was careful about allergies. The recipes were all doable at home. The salad with avacado dressing was especially phenomenal. The only reason I am giving four stars instead of five is that despite a couple follow-ups, I am STILL waiting for one of the recipes (the portobello mushrooms - which were my favorite!) over a week later. I’ve done several cooking classes and this is the first one I’ve done where hard copies were not handed to me there, and where I did not get electronic copies right away. Otherwise I would have given five stars.
11 Sep 2019
Chef Ivan is very knowledgable and was able to relay all the steps very clearly. We enjoyed our time, and would love to take another class with Chef Ivan.
08 Sep 2019
We had a large party and had a fabulous time and learned some great cooking tips! Thank you!
07 Sep 2019
We had a wonderful time! Would recommend definitely!
02 Sep 2019
Our family had the best time. Ivan was fun, informative and engaging. We'd love to take another class with him sometime and his--our--food was delicious. Definitely an awesome experience.
27 Aug 2019
It was such an amazing experience and I really liked every single menu! Thank you for your kind explanation and tips!
23 Aug 2019
Chef Ivan was fantastic. Our team had a great team building event and the food was delicious!
22 Aug 2019
04 Jun 2019
Chef Ivan was great! He was super knowledgeable and took the time to give us recommendations on how we could improve the recipes at home. Ended the evening with a TON of great delicious food. Would recommend!
22 May 2019
Our team had such a fun time at Chef Ivan's. He is conveniently located in Greenwich Village, right off the West 4th street station. Our team did the Fresh Pasta 101 class, and we were impressed from start to finish. Delicious pastas, delicious dessert, and we all walked away having learned something. It was a fun event to do with my team, as we got to bond while making food, and bond while enjoying our dinner at the very end. I also like how Chef Ivan was very courteous the entire time, and even though we stayed past the 3 hour mark, he showed no signs of trying to kick us out (we were taking our time enjoying the BYOB with the food). Thank you, Chef Ivan, for a very fun team experience!
21 May 2019
So much fun and food was delicious!
16 May 2019
Our experience with Chef Ivan was excellent. He was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. We accidentally double booked ourselves and he was flexible with our schedule. Our cooking experience with him was our favorite experience of the entire trip!! We learned so much and the food was amazing! We highly recommend Chef Ivan for a fun and unique experience in NYC!
07 May 2019
Chef Ivan and team were fantastic. Our group had a wonderful time, and the food was excellent. Definitely will book again!
20 Apr 2019
Chef Ivan is professional and kind. It was a wonderful experience.
18 Apr 2019
Everything was carefully planned and explained. We had a great time doing the preparation.
08 Mar 2019
He was warm, friendly and very good at providing useful cooking how-tos. A great takeaway for me (an amateur chef, seasoned baker & one-time caterer)
07 Mar 2019
26 Feb 2019
My fiancé and I went to Chef Ivan’s Pasta 101 class on NYC and we had Ana amazing time. He was very helpful. Neither of us have much experience with cooking and Chef Ivan made our experience very enjoyable. The food was so delicious. I would highly recommend this experience for all!
18 Feb 2019
Very Informative & Detailed With His Instruction. We Learned A lot About Cooking & Preperation. Had A Great Time And The Food Was Delicious.
18 Feb 2019
Chef Ivan was magnificent! In addition to learning how to cook delicious homemade pasta, he also taught the class many kitchen skills that we'll take with us for the rest of our lives/cooking! From the welcoming atmosphere and engaging chef to the friendly strangers (who felt more like family by the end of the class)...everything was better than we could have ever imagined. Thank you for a great night. This was the best gift for my husband and I to treat his mom and sister!! Thank you!!!
10 Feb 2019
Very fun experience!
03 Feb 2019
Such a fun experience and the food was delicious. Highly recommend! Chef Ivan was very knowledgeable
20 Jan 2019
06 Jan 2019
Had the best Pasta 101 Class. The atmosphere, chefs and food were fantastic.
30 Dec 2018
First of all, the atmosphere is charming and welcoming. Chef Ivan is a consummate professional but without any arrogance. He was very approachable, friendly and detailed while teaching great techniques. He made sure that every participant performed each task, all the while keeping the class moving smoothly through preparing each course.
Chef Jeremy the pastry instructor was also a good teacher and patient when answering questions. He too encouraged participants to help perform the various tasks required for making a savory pastry appetizer and the very important soufflé for desert.
The menu definitely took my home cooking to a new level! I throughly enjoyed the class and would recommend it for individuals or groups.
28 Dec 2018
Ivan and his co-chef Dennis were great. We had a blast, and spent some really good family time together (5 of us). Great setting in Greenwich Village, and the food was delicious. The two chefs really deserved kudos for their skills, presentation and personalities. Highly recommend.
22 Dec 2018
Wonderful time, delicious food!
19 Dec 2018
The instruction was excellent. Chef Ivan gave very clear and concise instructions that made it easy to prepare the dishes. He also provided insights into why certain ingredients are used to make the different pastas and how that affects the taste and/or texture.
It was a totally enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend to colleagues, friends and family.
13 Dec 2018
Chef Ivan was wonderful!! He was warm, welcoming and gave perfect instructions for prepping. this event exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
13 Dec 2018
Chef Ivan was absolutely wonderful! We had the best time and the food was AMAZING! I highly recommend Chef Ivan!
11 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018
Chef ivan takes your ordinary cooking class and gives you the knowledge behind the techniques. You dont only walk away knowing how to make extremely tasty dishes, but you leave knowing the secrets of making these dishes become the masterpieces they are. Chef ivan hosts the best classes available which is why we will always keep returning.
07 Nov 2018
Chef Ivan was fantastic. I never made homemade pasta before so it was really interesting to learn how it's done. Also, the recipes were great and could definitely be replicated at home with the right equipment. I would definitely recommend this class.
19 Oct 2018
Everything was excellent . Would recommend other people .
13 Oct 2018
Wonderful experience. Our first cooking class and it was a great experience. Can't wait todo it again / try the same or similar meals in our kitchen! Really gave me the confidence to be more adventuresome!
11 Oct 2018
We just held our team building event with Chef Ivan last night and it was one of our best dinner events. All our corporate leaders and executives had a great time. I would advise to remember to bring your bottle of wines.
05 Oct 2018
Great experience - everyone had a blast making the pasta and sauces and they were delicious. Thanks to Chef Ivan for
keeping us entertained and educated.
15 Aug 2018
Fantastic food, and a fantastic teacher. Cannot reccommend enough!
03 Aug 2018
The meal was wonderful! They were able to accommodate both vegan and gluten-free dietary restrictions with delicious alternatives. The only recommendation I can offer is to have something for guests to eat or snack as they arrive. Our class started at noon and the meal was ready at 2 pm, which made a few guests quite hungry by lunchtime. But we left having had plenty to eat!
02 Aug 2018
The class was great! It was the perfect amount of instruction and participation, and the meal was delicious. Chef Ivan was really wonderful!
02 Aug 2018
It was a great experience that made learning to cook fun and not stressful. It was a good way to learn to make something new. Thank you!
23 Jul 2018
Amazing experience! We learned a TON about prepping food and were able to make a delicious dish. I highly recommend booking this with friends or co-worker - truly worth it!
23 Jul 2018
This class is amazing! The food was great and so was Chef Ivan. All the food was delicious and chef Ivan explained step by step how everything should be done. All the pastas were very very tasty.
21 Jul 2018
Loved how he walked us through the process...really good director and food turned out great!
10 Jul 2018
The ched was very knowledgeable and the facility was top knotch. My problem was that the menu was all adapted by a non vegan. The appetizer was great but the other courses fell flat. Pasta was mediocre, “meat” balls were dry and I have had much better vegan cheesecake.
I will not be booking through Cosymeal again. If I ate meat, I am sure I would appreciate everything the chef has to offer but there are much better vegan cooking classes in nyc
08 Jul 2018
It was a great experience ! Chef Ivan taught us every detail during the process right from kneading the dough and knife skills to using the pasta machine and presenting the plates.
02 Jul 2018
Chef Ivan was fantastic. A clear expert in all thing Italian food, he taught us valuable skills from how to Julianne an onion to the proper way to knead gnocchi dough. In addition, he took an educational approach to the whole process, carefully explaining each step throughout cooking.
I'd highly recommend Chef Ivan for any cooking class (although we took clients as a thank you for their business). His energy and enthusiasm made for a lively, fun class that we won't soon forget. And maybe most importantly, the clients we brought were still raving about the class and the food we cooked the next day!
29 Jun 2018
Great class - learned a lot, great food!
27 Jun 2018
Chef Ivan was amazing! From start to finish, he kept the entire class interactive, engaging, and super fun! We would recommended to anyone that loves or wants to learn more about cooking. He’s your guy! Keep up the awesome work, Chef!
23 Jun 2018
It was a very informative class and learned a lot! Highly recommended. Thanks for a great time, Ivan!
10 Jun 2018
A wonderful class. Truly hands. Chef Ivan is wonderful and I highly recommend all of his classes.
04 Jun 2018
Ivan was incredibly knowledgeable and a lot of fun to learn from. Would certainly take one of his classes again!
04 Jun 2018
Ivan was very informative and the meal was delicious! Would definitely go again and recommend
22 May 2018
Our team had an amazing time at Chef Ivan's home. Will definitely recommend to anyone for a team building experience! Thank you so much for a lovely night!
21 May 2018
We loved chef Ivan and would definitely come back! We also left a cash tip because we loved the experience so much.
21 May 2018
Great times! Everyone learned and laughed throughout!
21 May 2018
Chef Ivan was great. He not only walked us through the step by step of a lovely meal, he also explained why steps were in the order they were and why certain things cooked the way they did. He was also very cognizant of the needs of the group. He would speak passionately about the cooking when the group was attentive but when the group started showing signs of tire, he seemed to also be happy to take over. It was all around a homey and wonderful cooking class.
20 May 2018
We had a great experience with Chef Ivan. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took us step by step throughout our multi course meal. Thanks for a great time!
19 May 2018
My fiance and I had a wonderful evening. Chef Ivan is very knowledgeable and does a great job explaining everything. He answered all of our questions and taught the dishes in a way that we could easily see ourselves doing at home. We got to make three different types of pasta and sauces. Everything was delicious and the other guests were lovely company!
17 May 2018
I thought the experience was wonderful. THANK YOU very much.
14 May 2018
Fabulous evening and food! Thank you so much. :)
12 May 2018
Really good team experience, everyone was amazed at the cooking course and venue!
12 May 2018
Great evening and food with some excellent cooking tips
10 May 2018
Chef Ivan was awesome, truly a pleasure to learn from and it is obvious he is passionate about what he does!
30 Apr 2018
Such a great experience!
25 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan was a terrific instructor! Our team is responsible for staff trainings at our company and found him an entertaining, clear, and informative facilitator. We learned not only how to prepare the specific meal on the menu, but fundamentals about knife safety, useful tips about sequencing the preparation of multiple dishes, and how to make a delicious souffle.
24 Apr 2018
We had a wonderful time! Great activity for a group. Good balance between honing your culinary skills and enjoying a delicious meal at the end!
24 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan provided us with an excellent experience. From teaching us proper technique for using a chef's knife, to how to best set the oven, to basic cooking tips like which oil to use. Chef Ivan was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and he helped us have a fantastic evening.
22 Apr 2018
This was our first time taking a cooking class, and the experience and food were both excellent from start to finish. Chef Ivan has the talent and personality to make the the 3-hour class useful and relatable from novice to experienced cooks. We really couldn't think of any way in which Ivan could have made this experience more enjoyable and delicious. We are planning on signing up for another class with him soon. Trust us, this is well worth your time and money!
21 Apr 2018
It was a very intimate yet professionally executed experience with 23 guests! Chef Ivan really made the evening fun, relaxed and informative all at the same time!
18 Apr 2018
I've done several cooking courses in various places around the world. I particularly enjoyed Chef Ivan's style, and the amount of useful information he imparted during the class. The setting was small group intimate, and Ivan was well prepared. An excellent experience.
18 Apr 2018
Ivan was fantastic! He was very patient and thoughtful, even stopping to pause for photos throughout the lesson. You learn through his stories and with a hands on approach, so you get the best of both worlds. Highly recommended!
18 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan was incredibly knowledgeable. The food was delicious.
15 Apr 2018
Ivan was great and was very patient, funny, and informative in his instructions. The meal was DELICIOUS! Highly recommend Chef Ivan for your bookings.
15 Apr 2018
Chef Ivan was awesome. The class was hands-on, we learned a lot, and it was a ton of fun. Plus the food came out absolutely delicious.
14 Apr 2018
Ivan is the BEST!! I had such a good time :D The food was amazing, and I hope to see him again.
26 Mar 2018
Ivan’s class was great—he is enthusiastic and easygoing and everyone had a wonderful and relaxing night with excellent food.
26 Mar 2018
Chef Ivan was great to work with. He explained things well and was fun to be around. We would absolutely take another of his classes!!
25 Mar 2018
We all enjoyed a wonderful Brunch with Chef Ivan.
The menu was amazing & we all participated in the preparation, learning some new knife skills, food info., and all with fresh ingredients. Chef Ivan’s instructions were very helpful for us to utilize in our everyday meals. Would highly recommend a class with Chef Ivan *****
25 Mar 2018
Chef Ivan’s class was great, he’s knowledgeable, patient, and passionate about cooking! He makes learning pasta making easy and fun. Highly recommended!
23 Mar 2018
Chef Ivan and team were very accommodating and helpful. The client really enjoyed their visit and meal.
Thank you again.
16 Mar 2018
Ivan was patient, informative, and very fun to learn from. We had a great time and walked away like we really learned a lot about knife handling, pasta making and more. Definitely would recommend! Everything was delicious, too!
16 Mar 2018
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Ivan. His class is not only a lot of fun but also very informative. He explained to us why we need to do something in a particular way, and also gave us detailed instructions. We'd definitely recommend him to other people!
15 Mar 2018
Great experience, incredibly good dinner. Ivan is a master chef and also very warm person. We had great time
15 Mar 2018
Ivan was knowledgeable, personable and a great teacher. We really enjoyed the dishes he chose for us, the way he kept us included in decision making and his style of instruction. We would definitely recommend the class!
14 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018
It was a fantastic experience. It was fun and informative. Chef Ivan is very professional and knowledgable about the subject. You learn so much about things we take for granted in the kitchen. For example, what oils to use and how they change the flavor of food. We all felt a great sense of accomplishment after making the different pastas and then sat down to a delicious meal. Molto buono!
06 Mar 2018
My employees liked the class and said the chef was great! The main feedback I got was that because of the menu, only a few people had things to do at a time, so the rest of the group was just sitting around. They enjoyed it though.
26 Feb 2018
We had the most amazing time in Chef Ivan’s pasta 101 class. Chef Ivan was engaging, informative, and very fun. My sister and I learned so much and had a really fantastic night. The food was excellent and I will definitely be making those recipes again. Such an incredible experience, we will be back!
22 Feb 2018
Educational and fun, exactly what I expected. Food was good too!
19 Feb 2018
Absolutely the best evening !! Not only did chef Ivan teach us how to prepare the best pasta he gave us such a memorable evening enjoying food & family ! Can’t say enough about this chef ! Absolutely fantastic experience - come experience a truly terrific time !
18 Feb 2018
Amazing! Ivan was very friendly and a great instructor. Food was soooo good and we will definitely book again with him. :)
17 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan was very knowledgeable and hosted a perfect evening! The food was amazing and the instruction was suitable for all levels. We would definitely do another class!
17 Feb 2018
5 star experience!!
16 Feb 2018
did not get to make it to my reservation. My review is on cozy meal and not Ivan but I don’t want to mess up his ratings, so I didn’t want to give him a 1. But I would give the company a 1 and would not reccomend cozy meal to anyone. Find another cooking class!
16 Feb 2018
We had SO much fun at Chef Ivan's Fresh Pasta 101 class. It was a great mix of learning basic cooking skills like cutting techniques and learning specific tips to the dishes we were making.
There was so much hands-on fun! We had a great time eating and chatting with the other couples there for Valentine's day as well!
15 Feb 2018
Pasta 101 with Chef Ivan was amazing! I went with my wife, for a Valentine’s Day date. The work space was clean. Chef Ivan was so patient with all us beginners. He really enjoys what he does and it reflects in how much he cares about the students experience. The intimate class size allowed maximum hands on experience and allowed us to make friends with the other couples. We are DEFINITELY going back for his other classes. I HIGHLY recommend Chef Ivan!
15 Feb 2018
AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Loved the whole class. The set up, the atmosphere, the quaint private setting, etc etc. Everything was perfect. The food was DELICIOUS as well. Thank you for an amazing night. I would definitely recommend this to friends. :)
13 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan is one of a kind! He is super personable and explains everything in such a creative eye-opening way. My husband and I have been cooking for years and we still learned something new! Not only was Chef Ivan a wonderful instructor, he is such a great host! He laughed, joked and just was in the moment with us. Before I knew it, the night was over! I will definitely be back! We did the seafood evening and didn't regret it at all. Chef Ivan is the best!
12 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan was awesome, the experience was fun and educational. Great balance and highly enjoyable.
11 Feb 2018
Ivan was engaging, sweet, and an excellent teacher. We loved our class and would take another class with Ivan in a heartbeat.
09 Feb 2018
Ivan was unbelievable! The food was great, he explained every single step and was extremely patient. I highly recommend his classes.
08 Feb 2018
07 Feb 2018
Fun experience - delicious meal! Chef Ivan was great.
07 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan turned cooking into a fun group activity! He’s extremely patient, and breaks down directions into simple easy steps which is fantastic because I needed that. He made cooking easy and fun! My wife who is an expert chef was not bored and myself who is a novice was still able to learn. Thanks to Ivan’s hell, I’m looking forward to repeating one of his recipe’s for my wife for Valentine’s Day.
I would highly recommend this for a friend, family or stranger. 100% worth it! It’s like a dinner, a workshop and a movie all in the same location. You have to check it out!
06 Feb 2018
Chef Ivan was an absolute pleasure- super friendly, knowledgeable and funny!! He made us laugh the whole class and made myself and my 5 other family members very comfortable and excited. The pasta came out delicious. Ivan helps to guide you but let’s you take ownership of tasks. Highly recommend to anyone!!
05 Feb 2018
Thank you! My parents had a great time!
03 Feb 2018
We had a great time. Ivan is very knowledgeable and engaging and very helpful. Thank you Ivan.
28 Jan 2018
Everything was great! Chef Ivan was pleasant and welcoming as well were his teaching skills. He has a great sense of humor to lighten up the mood and the nervousness of cooking as a beginner. I had a great time even though I was struggling to do anything right considering I never cook! However, this experience definitely makes me see cooking in a different light and makes me want to learn to cook.
27 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan is very knowledgeable and welcoming. His instructions were thorough and promoted understanding of WHY rather than just WHAT we were doing. We left with new skills that are applicable to not only the meal we made there, but a host of other recipes -- from basics we thought we knew to advanced techniques. The atmosphere was exciting, and the experience was incredibly enjoyable.
27 Jan 2018
This was a great experience and it was due to Chef Ivan. The food was great and his staff was superb. Will definitely recommend to friends and family as well as return for more fun classes.
23 Jan 2018
We had a 9-person private cooking class with Chef Ivan and it was fantastic! We split up into two groups and learned different techniques to create a delicious 3-course meal. We had a couple of folks who had dietary restrictions, which were seamlessly accommodated. Chef Ivan was knowledgable and handled our questions with ease. I'd recommend this class to groups and anyone who wants to learn authentic cooking techniques from an experienced chef.
21 Jan 2018
Great class! I learned so much and the food was amazing. Definitely will take another class from Ivan in the future.
19 Jan 2018
chef ivan and this class are a MUST for anyone who aspires to master the kitchen or at least a few dishes. chef ivan was incredibly patient with everyone in our class. he first gave an overview of each dish and then we all dove in, hands-on, and made an incredible three course meal. i can't wait to take another one of his classes. oh, and after he sent us the recipes from the class, i had a dozen questions for him, which i sent via email. in less than 24 hours he responded and answered every one of them. enjoy!
16 Jan 2018
I purchased this experience as a gift for my husband after returning from a honeymoon in Italy and could not have been more satisfied! Chef Ivan is an absolutely wonderful teacher and an even nicer person! My husband and I feel prepared to try any of the three pasta dishes (and 5 sauces) we learned to prepare during class and were ecstatic with the delicious RESULTS! This is perfect for an intimate date with your special someone amongst new friends. The environment is warm, friendly, and fun! I would do this class (or any other offered by Chef Ivan) again!
16 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan was a really great teacher. Wonderful energy and a lot of fun. I would definitely take another class with him!
16 Jan 2018
This experience was very much worth it. It was truly hands on and engaging. Everyone got their aprons on and hands in the mix, literally! I went with my partner, and we had a class with 2 other couples, and 2 solo individuals, making the class size 8, which is perfect--I wouldn't recommend any more than that. Chef Ivan was very patient with each of us, he gave an excellent overview of what we'd be doing for the session, and explained cooking terms and tips expertly. The dining experience was also nice and cozy. We ran a bit out of time at the end, only because our group was so chatty! The only thing I wished for was to see how the salmon was prepared at the end, although he had walked us through the process already. Great experience, and I highly recommend to anyone, whether for a couple's bonding, friend's gathering, or team building. Excellent experience, and excellent food. The best part is, we could sit down eating at the table and proudly say that we created that!
16 Jan 2018
Quaint, well-explained, hands-on class (Italian Cuisine). While I expected the cooking class to be very “commercial and or school-like” because of what I watch on tv, this was the opposite. The class of 6, at his studio, made it feel like you were cooking at home amongst friends. Everything was well explained and variations were discussed so that we could personalize the entrees if we wanted to. Chef Ivan was great and would recommend to others most definitely.
15 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan's class was perfect! It was more then we could've hoped for! Every thing that we did was explained before, during, and after exceptionally! He was fun and energetic and you could tell how much he loved food which made it so exciting for us to learn! Such an amazing hands on experience! Food was delicious! And the company was great!! I would definitely recommend this for ANYBODY!! Great couples night out for sure! Already spoke to my fiancé about going back SOON!! Chef Ivan is a must do!!
15 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan was great! The class was engaging and exciting for both of us despite having very different skill levels. Chef Ivan is very articulate and patient and a natural teacher. We will be signing up for more classes with him. All the food was delicious and we can't wait to make the recipes ourselves at home.
14 Jan 2018
We went as a family for my moms Christmas gift and She couldn’t have loved It more. It was hands on, so fun and everything tasted amazing I couldn’t believe we had made It! We’ve recommended chef Ivan’s class to many people It was an unreal experience
13 Jan 2018
I was very pleased
nothing to complain about
13 Jan 2018
Incredible experience today with Chef Ivan. He is such a knowledgeable chef, who answered every question we asked and is also an amazing instructor. He explained every step in a clear and precise manner and made cooking such a fun time!! We enjoyed every minute and the food was outstanding!! Highly recommend!!
12 Jan 2018
Loved our Italian dinner experience with Chef Ivan. Highky recommend. Absolutely exceeded my expectations. Chef Ivan was so knowledgeable and it was a lot of fun. Definitely would do this again!!
12 Jan 2018
It was great!
11 Jan 2018
Really great experience!
11 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan taught me and my team how to make pasta, and it was AWESOME! We learned a lot about the process, got some hands-on experience, got to enjoy some great food. Chef Ivan was very accommodating s and took extra care to include everyone at the pace they were each comfortable with. Would absolutely recommend!
10 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan was fantastic, the perfect host, chef and teacher. So knowledgeable and professional on the cuisine and techniques, can't wait to do another class with him sometime soon. We all had a great time and learned alot. Thank you!
10 Jan 2018
Was so much fun! Chef Ivan was great and the food was absolutely delicious! Just wish we were able to take home leftovers!
09 Jan 2018
Excellent class! My GF and I had a blast, food was delicious, and Chef Ivan was knowledgeable and kept things fun.
08 Jan 2018
Fun experience, trying a lot of different dishes. Learned a number of techniques throughout the course, although it would have been fun to be a little more hands on, including plating instructions.
02 Jan 2018
Us a great time . Ivan was really awesome . He was professional and nice and just hit the right spot for us !
02 Jan 2018
Excellent and authentic. Really enjoyed the pasta 101 class, highly recommend.
02 Jan 2018
Chef Ivan was wonderful! We had a great time making three sorts of pasta with him and he was a great instructor. I 100% recommend this class to anyone!! The pasta a the end was also delicious to eat :) thank you so much for everything.
02 Jan 2018
Some great tips
01 Jan 2018
Great chef! He was great at explaining the dishes and technique. I would definitely do another class with chef Ivan.
28 Dec 2017
Chef Ivan was awesome. The class was very hands on, educational and fun. The food was delicious with a creative use of ingredients. The octopus with gnocchi and arugula pesto was delicious. Will definitely look to do another class with Ivan soon!
20 Dec 2017
Everything was amazing! Chef Ivan is fantastic and the food is unbelievable! Highly recommend
20 Dec 2017
Chef Ivan was extremely nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating. My only complaint is that the venue was small and did not accommodate for our group size. The cooking quarters were tight.
15 Dec 2017
fabulous charming prepared and excellent with his teaching skill Mywude is a graduate kid Julia and Josques program at Boston
University she cooked with both of the and she gave Chef a AAA
rating. ...wanted to take him home!
12 Dec 2017
We had an outstanding time with Chef Ivan and Chef Dave. Thank you for a great team building experience!
10 Dec 2017
Chef Ivan was so much fun, very accommodating with our requests. We made a brilliant meal and really enjoyed the experience - perfect for a team building event (we were 9 people with various skill levels with cooking). Thank you Chef Ivan!!
08 Dec 2017
There was a lot of pressure on me to pick a team building, fun event while my team was in town this week. I kept it a surprise and on the way there the suspense drove them nuts. They used the time to tell me about every bad team building experience they had done in the past, and then my manager said "I just hope its not another escape room." The team was really surprised when we arrived. The event was engaging, unique, we learned a ton and most of all, we had fun. Chef Ivan was a tremendous host, teacher and chef. We prepared a delicious modern Italian feast and stuffed ourselves. We brought bottles of wine and had an amazing time. My team was unanimous in declaring the night with Chef Ivan as the best team building event they had ever attended.
02 Dec 2017
My girlfriend and I enjoyed the pasta 101 class with chef Ivan. He was very informative throughout the whole class. We both really enjoyed making the pasta. It was definitely a very hands on class. I w0uld love to try another class at some point. The gnohcii was absolutely amazing!
25 Nov 2017
I really enjoyed the class and I’m ready to learn more
21 Nov 2017
Loved the entire session. I was thrown back didn't expect such learning being that I cook a lot but he showed me how to really take time and have grace in the kitchen. We tend to rush everything these days but not this meal prep. It was great and the meal was authentic and flawless! I tagged cozymeal n the chef all day @empresstonome
19 Nov 2017
Best experience. I thoroughly enjoy his teaching
19 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for an amazing experience!!!!
16 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017
Chef Ivan explains the whole process and really makes the experience comfortable and inviting.
11 Nov 2017
Very personable and an enjoyable session. Chef Ivan takes the time to explain and it is 'hands on'
30 Oct 2017
We had a wonderful time at our cooking class! The food was amazing and Chef Ivan was the best! Will definitely be coming back.
15 Oct 2017
Chef Ivan was an engaging instructor and made us feel right at home in his kitchen. Not only was his modern Italian cuisine class a perfect date night activity, but we learned lots of culinary lessons that we plan on applying to our daily lives.
05 Oct 2017
It was great! Would definitely go back again for another event. Thanks!
03 Oct 2017
We decided to do this as a team building event for a group of 7. Chef Ivan was an absolute pleasure to work with. A few of us have allergies and he was able to create a custom menu that worked for us all. We found the class to be very fun and informative. We appreciated the hands on experience and the little scientific tidbits regarding food preparation and storage. We enjoyed sitting and relaxing together over our finished meal and wine (BYOB)! Also, the location in Manhattan was very clean and cozy. We plan to do this again and have already recommended this to some of our fellow colleagues. Thank you!
22 Sep 2017
Our group enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend Chef Ivan's class!
08 Aug 2017
Chef Ivan was amazing! He was friendly, diligent and passionate about cooking and teaching. Truly enjoyed the experience and the delicious pasta! Will strongly recommend
30 Jun 2017
We had a great time, nice place and food.
We would have liked to participate more to prepare and to have some wine while eating the meals.
But overall, very nice experience!
14 Jun 2017
My husband and I enjoyed the cooking class!
05 Jun 2017
Great food, great chef. Relaxing, inviting, and Chef Ivan is extremely personable. I was afraid that my wife and I might be intimidated, but Chef explained everything so well without any pretension whatsoever! If you're unsure that it might be too much, no worries! Book this and go enjoy! You also can take a wonderful walk around Little Italy when you're done as a bonus (to work off the, ahem, caloric intake.) 10/10 would book again.
25 May 2017
I purchased the 4 course Mexican meal for my girlfriend and I who both enjoy cooking and love to learn how we can get better, especially when it comes to Mexican cuisine. Chef Ivan was fantastic explaining each step and letting us be hands on in the process. My girlfriend and I will absolutely will be booking another class in the future it was such an amazing experience.
03 May 2017
So much fun! What a great way to end my NYC trip! I hope to revisit cozy meal on my next trip to NYC. I gave Chef a tip after our meal.
19 Apr 2017
For someone who doesn't normally cook, I must say this was a fun and delightful experience!
Our chef for the night was knowledgeable and entertaining. Italian was on the menu, and the line up for the night was mouth watering. We rolled up our sleeves to prep the food, and I learned a few things I could take back to my own kitchen. It was fun and simple, all while I enjoyed a glass of wine while whipping up a cuisine that even my mother would be proud of. We had tons of food left, so I gladly took them to go.
In addition, the set up was fantastic. The kitchen was quite large (bigger than my manhattan apartment for sure), and equipped to cook everything you ever dreamed of. The other attendees there were extremely friendly, and made the night even more fun.
Looking forward to the next session!
Chef Ivan’s zeal for cooking began at a very young age, leading him to attend culinary school at the ripe age of just 14. The Italian chef, who has cooked all over Europe, now lives in New York where he runs a catering company and volunteers teaching children kitchen skills. Chef Ivan focuses on Italian, French and sushi courses, and is excited to educate guests on new techniques.