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Cooking Class - Seasonal French Small Bites
Cooking Class - Seasonal French Small Bites
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Join Chef Marlène for a hands-on course in making French appetizers.
Born and raised in France, Chef Marlène combines her French heritage cooking and years of culinary professionalism for an authentic and educational cooking class experience. Learn how to make five different seasonal small bites just as French families would prepare them at home.
Learning how to create French appetizers, called "apero," will teach guests a variety of important culinary techniques. The chef caters a special menu for each class according to the season, which may include such delicacies as parmesan and prosciutto fritters, and smoked salmon bites with lemon crème fraiche. Join Chef Marlène for an upscale appetizer class that will teach you how to easily make elegant small bites for parties and celebrations.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Five Seasonal French Appetizers
Selection may include
Parmesan and prosciutto fritters
Bouchées with smoked salmon and lemon crème fraiche
Quail eggs with homemade mayonnaise and fish roe
French bean and chili pepper dip
Goat cheese cakes with onion confit
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 6
- Maximum Guests 10
- Meal Courses 5
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Adult, French, Fun, Group
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Marlène
21 Oct 2017
Chef Marlene was really amazing! We had a great experience learning French cuisine from her. Not only that all the courses were delicious, she also told us insight story behind one of the dish. This was a bridal shower event and the bride really loved the experience and time spent together cooking with her girlfriends. Will recommend to anyone who is looking for a bonding/ teamwork event.
05 Oct 2017
18 Sep 2017
We had an excellent meal and fabulous cooking experience. Chef Marlene was a good instructor and we so enjoyed her company. We would highly recommend this experience. Great quality for the price. Our thanks to chef Marlene.
11 Sep 2017
Great experience with Chef Marlene. She was able to accommodate rather a large group of us and did it with ease. She was very pleasant and gave clear instructions during the class. The food turned out to be delicious. Working on booking at cozymeal.com was also easy. I worked with Ms. Rosario Jimenez on my booking and she made the booking experience very simple. She was very responsive and accommodating.
08 Sep 2017
Chef Marlene was a wonderful host. She was prompt in her communication, found a lovely site to have the event in, and had an appetizer already prepared for us to munch on as we cooked. We look forward to receiving the recipes and photos from our day! Note: This is a very hands-on experience where the chef will tell you the next few steps, demonstrate if you'd like, and then leave you to it.
31 Aug 2017
Marlene was a treat! The food was yummy and Marlene was very attentive. Would recommend her to anyone else with a large party.
23 Jul 2017
Did an EXECELLENT job. Was very patient, saved us from a few goofs and really made sure that we had a good time.
19 Jul 2017
This class was amazing!! It was perfect for a birthday celebration - thanks Marlene!
21 Jun 2017
Our group had a great time. They enjoyed a couple nice bottles of wine…and cooked some delicious food. Chef Marlene was very cool. Not only did they have a good time working with her in the kitchen, but shared some good conversation when they all sat down to eat together. All in all a very good event.
24 May 2017
Chef Marlene was amazing! This class was an off site for my work team and everything went above and beyond expectations! Chef Marlene was an amazing teacher, the format gave everyone a chance to work together (making for an exceptional team building exercise), and the meal was fantastic! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get their team out of the office to do something fun and educational.
06 May 2017
We had a great time with Chef Marlene and the other members in our group. Recipes were delicious and just the right skill level.
29 Apr 2017
It was great and fun experience.
26 Apr 2017
Fun. Relaxed atmosphere. Well organized. Good instructions and supervision. Great ingredients. Delicious result.
06 Apr 2017
What a fantastic team building, bonding, educational afternoon for our team! Working with Chef Marlene was easy and informative and she made the time fly by! The work was engaging and the end result was an incredible French meal fit for royalty. Thanks for making this a wonderful learning experience!
03 Apr 2017
Marlene was very helpful and accommodated our team building event. The venue was a little small, but there were a lot of tools available and it was very cozy and intimate. Everyone enjoyed themselves and she did a great job explaining what the dishes were and how the ingredients enhanced the flavors.
14 Mar 2017
Chef Marlène took great care of my team during our team event. We cooked a delicious and very hearty meal, traditional French style, talking with Marlène about her experience with different foods. It was a very intimate session, with all 5 of us cooking at the same time (no boring moments!) and learning. Don't worry that there's no location - Marlène will find a great place, included in the cost. In our case, we cooked in a real restaurant's kitchen, and we had the whole place to ourselves! This was very cool. Marlène was very accommodating of food preferences, although you might need to tell her if you are particularly inexperienced with cooking: I think if your group isn't able to do basic things like chopping vegetables or knowing how to sautee, etc, she'd need to know. Overall, a great experience, I have only good things to say about Chef Marlène!
02 Mar 2017
Fun experience! Chef Marlene was very nice and welcoming. I enjoyed learning how to cook new things using her recipes.
25 Feb 2017
Great class and had a lot of fun working with Chef Marlene!
16 Jan 2017
Marlene was approachable and so much fun to work with. The meal turned out excellent!
12 Jan 2017
Awesome experience! Would definitely book again. Chef Marlene was a wonderful teacher and so patient with us.
10 Jan 2017
Great experience! Lots of hands-on cooking and direction. Wonderful meal.
05 Jan 2017
We had a great time! Chef Marlene was friendly and the cooking instructions were easy to follow.
03 Jan 2017
I had a great time learning to cook French cuisine with Chef Marlène! It was different than what I had expected since the class was around 9 people. We split up doing various cooking tasks so I didn't get to learn about each portion of the meal however conversations with the other guests was very enjoyable and the food turned out fantastic.
30 Dec 2016
We had a fantastic time, cannot wait to try cooking this wonderful food at home - thank you Marlene!
19 Dec 2016
This was a great team building and bonding experience. The entirety of the three course meal was made from scratch by us, with direction from Marlene, and in the end it was a delicious feast with great company.
22 Nov 2016
We had such a great time cooking together to celebrate my husband's birthday! Chef Marlene gave us great direction and was very easy to work with...mushroom soufflé was our favorite!
21 Nov 2016
Fantastic experience, she was so delightful, helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend her
20 Nov 2016
Marlene did a nice job of managing the 10 people who were in attendance at her cooking class. It was lots of fun. I would add a caveat that it's a modified cooking class in that each couple only had limited cooking responsibilities. We did not learn a great deal about French cooking in general. That was not made clear on the Cozymeal website.
07 Nov 2016
Chef Marlene was amazing -- Personable, witty, and extremely knowledgable. She was also very confident in us and had us execute on 100% of the recipes. The menu was fancy, yet approachable and we were impressed with the results! Would highly recommend her class and her skill. Wonderful Saturday treat!
07 Nov 2016
Very fun and personal! Loved learning about the Chef and loved cooking with her!
27 Aug 2016
Chef Marlene was charming and very knowledgeable. We had a very pleasant evening and a great meal.
24 Aug 2016
Marlène was a great host for our cooking class and I really enjoyed the experience
21 Aug 2016
Great time with Marlene learned a bunch and had a great meal. We arranged for a Dad and Daughter night and it was great. Marlene was fun and a perfect hostess. Definitely going to do it again.
04 Aug 2016
Marlene was great! It was a perfect evening. We spoke about the menu ahead of time to make sure there weren't any allergy issues, she arrived right on time, she did an excellent job teaching us about all of the food we were making, and we had an all around great time with her! I'd highly recommend to anyone!
17 Jul 2016
Marlene was great and so professional. My friend, daughter-in-law and visiting sister had such a good time cooking with Marlene at my home. I will definitely take another class from Marlene.
08 Jun 2016
I enjoyed the evening . . . Marlene is a lovely person, easy to be around. She had a full house w/our group and dealt well w/late arrivals. The 4 course meal had good flavors, was quite ambitious for the evening, and the taste was good. Meat could of been more tender.
08 Jun 2016
I have been to cooking programs before and I must say that this was really lacking. Marlene was a delight but the space and equipment was not fitting the meal we were preparing. Also, we needed something to nosh on while cooking and drinking wine.
08 Jun 2016
Marlene was absolutely fantastic and highly recommend her. The restaurant we were in was just so-so and was fine but there were no wine glasses. We all brought very expensive wine to drink and we were cooking beautiful French cuisine and drank our wine out of plastic Solo cups. Did not enhance the experience to say the least. Overall good but venue could have been a bit more upscale given the nature of the meal and the chefs should provide wine glasses if they know the restaurant does not serve alcohol.
23 May 2016
Chef Marlène was amazing!! She was very friendly, fun and knowledgeable. We had a great night out with friends while learning how to make some delicious meal. I would certainly recommend a class with Chef Marlène.
21 May 2016
Marlene was great! She took us through all the dishes and explained all the subtleties along the way, we learnt a lot! Would definitely recommend her
30 Mar 2016
Cooking foie gras was an eye-opening experience
27 Mar 2016
It was a really enjoyable experience with Chef Marlène. The cooking was fun, and the food (i think) was delicious.
27 Mar 2016
Really enjoyed the night with Chef Marlene. I'll actually try some of the things I learnt at home.
18 Feb 2016
Chef Marléne was great!! Really nice, full of knowledge and was so willing to share.
02 Feb 2016
I had such a blast in Chef Marlene's class! Step by step, she taught us how to create daube a la provencal and gratin dauphinois! One thing I loved about her cooking class (besides the delicious food), was how knowledgable she was of the French cuisine. I really appreciate her tips on where to buy the best meat and produce in the city. I look forward to her next class!
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Meet your chef
In France, food is a religion. Before becoming a chef, I grew up in France, cooking with my mother and father. I love learning about new ingredients, traveling and sharing my passion with my students. My experience stems from high-end restaurants in London, as well as being a private caterer and cooking instructor. What you will learn with me is not what you find in the books, but what my whole family cooks everyday.
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