- Cooking Classes
Cooking Class - Soul Food 101
Cooking Class - Soul Food 101
Embark on a culinary journey to New Orleans in this hands-on cooking class.
Let Chef Kira guide you through essential techniques and traditions of New Orleans cuisine. You'll learn about the differences between Cajun and Creole cooking and discover how to prepare a selection of signature dishes.
First, Chef Kira will show you how to store and handle seafood so it is at its peak when ready to eat. Then, learn how to craft popular specialties such as charbroiled oysters, shrimp and grits and New Orleans-style crawfish boil. Round things out nicely by making your very own beignets for a sweet and indulgent finish.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Shrimp and Grits
New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil
With corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage
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 3 hours
- Labels Date Night, Group, Holiday, New American
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
22 Nov 2022
Chef Kira provides a very unique, tasty , and informative outing. She is very personable and charismatic which adds to the experience. Would recommend for date night and celebrating special occasions! A+
21 Nov 2022
Chef Kira was awesome and made us feel welcomed! We learned great recipes and the food was amazing. I would definitely book with her again
13 Mar 2022
It was great date night, awesome experience, & incredible food. We learned alot, made new friends, and will cook with Chef Kira again.
10 Jun 2020
23 Mar 2018
Chef Kira was totally prepared, informed and super personable. My partner and I were immediately comfortable trying cooking techniques and new dishes with her help. The meal was absolute delicious. We’ll definitely be back!
20 Jul 2017
Does the thought of vegan food make your face wince? Think again. Chef Kira makes some of the most delicious food out there that anyone will love! As friendly as she is talented--her lovely home and large kitchen are a welcome area for anyone to learn cooking as well as enjoying the fruits of their labor. Her deep dish pizza tastes like it was delivered from a local Chicago pizzeria. Her vegan banana pudding is not to be missed. She'll let you in on how to make an authentic crawfish boil straight from the Bayou. Her fried chicken tofu with smoked collard greens is not only deliciously vegan-friendly, but a familiar old standard with a healthier twist.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Kira
20 Dec 2022
Our experience with Chef Kira was nothing short of amazing!! Such a pleasure to have such a talented, personable and delightful person come into our home, bring everything she needs and make us a delicious gourmet meal!!! Highly recommend Chef Kira for a unique dining experience!!
19 Dec 2022
Kira was absolutely phenomenal. I cannot recommend her highly enough for her professionalism, her skill, and her beautifully warm spirit. We can't wait to work with her again.
17 Dec 2022
An experience of a lifetime with an amazing meal and talented chef. It was sublime and she was the perfect accompaniment to our evening. We enjoyed the conversation and moments of privacy. She balanced the evening with grace as we encroached upon her meal prep with conversation and curiosity. Her experience comes to life through the salacious offerings from appetizer to dessert. She was the ultimate professional and the cuisine as delicious as one of our favorite restaurants. We’re already planning our next experience.
05 Dec 2022
Kira was amazing! She was professional from the start and really personable. Every single dish we made was delicious. We’re already planning on doing another one of her classes with friends! Highly recommend!
06 Nov 2022
We enjoyed the experience very much. Exceeded expectations.
01 Oct 2022
Great host. Great location. Great food. Great experience.
15 Aug 2022
Chef Kira hosted a great class! The atmosphere was relaxing, the food was delicious. The overall experience was fantastic!
14 Aug 2022
Loved the vibe and chef Kira was amazing!
20 Nov 2021
Chef Kira was great! She and her assistant were very friendly and cleaned up completely after themselves. She even showed up some food prepping tips! While the food was beautiful and very tasty (the first courses which was a salad, was really fantastic), I do wish we could have had the option to choose the menu or edit the brunch offerings. The food was on the heavier side and a great deal of it went uneaten.
20 Nov 2021
Kira was Absolutely amazing, so personable and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite, highly recommend Cuban night with Chef Kira!
18 Nov 2021
Chef Kira did an excellent job preparing the Cuban meal experience for my team. She was very welcoming, had an inviting space, and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend her for a teambuilding activity or a personal event.
04 Aug 2020
Incredible night! Chef Kira is the best!
28 Jul 2020
Chef Kira was a delight. Let's start with the food. It was exceptional, and she took great care in quickly learning our skill level and providing instruction. It was a lot of food - we had leftovers that I can't wait to eat today. Besides that, Chef Kira has an amazing spirit. She was easy to talk to and created a very intimate setting. She had homemade lemonade and sparkling water available to drink as well as a cheese and fruit plate waiting for us while we cooked. I would definitely recommend cooking with Chef Kira. You won't be disappointed.
04 Jul 2020
Chef Kira was amazing. She had great conversation, she was professional and the food was amazing. We will definitely be booking with her again. Thanks young lady?
08 Jun 2020
Everything from start to finish was amazing. My date and I had a great time conversing with Chef Kira and the food was absolutely fantastic. Trying to make her class our monthly date night ;)
29 May 2020
The food and instruction was amazing! Very professional and clean!! All around 5 stars.
30 Jan 2020
Chef Kira hosted such a wonderful experience! My girlfriend and I learned so much and ate so much wonderful food! Thank you so much!!! :)
25 Jan 2020
What a wonderful experience, beautiful ambiance and yummy food ! Thank You Chef Kira for making it such a memorable night !!
21 Jan 2020
Chef Kira was awesome! Super patient, friendly, and passionate about cooking. I'd recommend her classes to anyone.
20 Jan 2020
We had a REALLY good time!! We found the Cozymeal experience to be top shelf....Chef Kira was super....the evening was super....my wife and I would absolutely recommend Cozymeal. We want everyone to know how fun the Cozymeal experience is!
18 Jan 2020
Words can’t describe how amazing this experience was. The food was amazing and Chef Kira broke down every single step and gave us some great tips to incorporate i our own kitchen. If you are looking for a unique date night experience, you HAVE to give this a try. You will leave full, happy, and educated. Thank you Chef Kira!
17 Jan 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Chef Kira. She came fully prepared and had no trouble adjusting to our kitchen. She was fun, personable and kept the atmosphere light and entertaining. She gave us some great tips and really let us do the work with some direction but it felt very natural and smooth. The menu was scrumptious . Highly recommend and hope to do it again sometime!
24 Dec 2019
Chef Kira was an awesome...sorry chef for my tardiness...the conversation during the lesson and the patience and rapport of a true teacher...amazingly versed in the essence of food, life and particularly senses in general...we definitely had a great time and looking forward to steal some time out of her busy schedule for other vegan cooking tricks :)
22 Jul 2019
Our experience with Chef Kira was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable and patient. The food was incredible and we learned a ton of great cooking tips during the preparation. Thanks Kira!! <3
30 Jun 2019
Chef Kira is the best! My boyfriend and I took her pizza class and had a blast. Chef Kira manages to make the class both fun and informative. I felt like I learned a lot while enjoying the company. Chef Kira is a great instructor and I feel like I can use the skills she showed me in my future cooking adventures. Thank you Chef Kira!
09 Jun 2019
I cannot brag enough about Chef Kira. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She accommodated our dietary needs during the booking process, was timely and professional, explained all of the steps during the cooking process, created an amazing experience in my tiny NYC kitchenette, provided five star service by plating, serving and even cleaning up, has a wonderful and kind personality and helped us make a delicious meal! Exceeded my expectations and I look forward to booking another class!
04 Jun 2019
Chef Kira was the best! Highly recommend and the food was AMAZING
02 Jun 2019
We did a Cozymeal class with Chef Kira and it far exceeded our already high expectations. We learned a ton and made a delicious Italian meal. Kira took care of everything (brought all ingredients and cooking utensils and cleaned up during cooking and afterwards) so that we could just enjoy the experience. Kira is also fun and interesting to talk with and learn from, and we loved hanging out with her. Thank you, Chef Kira, for such a memorable experience!
15 May 2019
We had the utmost experience with Chef Kira on a lovely Tuesday evening. We’re the kind of people who think we know it all when it comes to cooking, but we truly gained some valuable tips and tricks on how to cook more efficiently and use leftover ingredients in a way we’ve never thought of. Chef Kira is such a wonderful and positive woman, and we had so much fun cooking with her. Highly recommended!!
04 Mar 2019
Cannot reccomend this class or chef Kira enough! Not only was this the best vegan meal I maybe ever have had, she was extremely professional and fun to be with. She made such a lovely and wonderful evening for us! Highly reccomend this amazing person and chef :) we loved her!!!!
19 Feb 2019
We really enjoyed our night with Chef Kira ! She is amazing, she felt like family. We learned so much from her && the food was delicious !
18 Oct 2018
Chef Kira was amazing... highly recommend her. she is very knowledgeable, well traveled and a delight to be with. The food was amazing and she brought all her kitchenware,food and even cleaned everything up.... My wife and I had a great time!
24 Sep 2018
Kira was great! The food was delicious and she's a very kind person full of great advice and conversation. Would highly recommend!
20 Aug 2018
Chef Kira made this experience so amazing for our party of 6. We learned a lot, we were hands-on and we had the best time. I would totally recommend her to anyone. 5 Stars is not enough. We were all in awe of her talent, skills and personality. Can't wait for next time!
12 Aug 2018
We were a group of 7 women and all can't stop raving about how we had such an amazing experience with Chef Kira. She was engaging, witty and knowledgeable. Throughout the class she shared so many techniques. My Favorite part was eating what we prepared. Chef Kira assisted us with our dietary needs and altered our menu accordingly. Highly recommend Chef Kira and I would bring her back for another cuisine.
20 Jul 2018
Our evening with Chef Kira was absolutely fantastic! She arrived prepared, made adjustments to the menu for allergies, made wonderful conversation and taught us new techniques. She is a well traveled chef with a fresh perspective on cooking that made our anniversary extra special. This is a night we'll never forget and we cannot wait to welcome her back into our kitchen! Thank you again Chef Kira! xoxo
23 Apr 2018
Chef Kira was incredible - so knowledgable, prepared, likable, funny, and easy to learn from! The food was delicious and fresh. She's this super cool entrepreneur that travels around the world learning and teaching about food. I'd recommend this experience to anybody.
19 Apr 2018
Amazing experience. Food was spectacular, and I’m very comfortable making a deep dish now.
01 Apr 2018
Chef Kira is amazing. The food, experience and basically the whole evening couldn't have been better. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
14 Mar 2018
We has the most WONDERFUL evening with Chef Kira. I had set this up for my girlfriend's birthday surprise and we had a blast. Chef Kira was so professional and accommodating and fit right in with all fun that we were having that night :) Thank you Chef Kira!!
26 Feb 2018
Very friendly and knowledgeable chef! And the food tasted awesome!! Who knew vegan food can do that? :)
25 Feb 2018
Chef Kira was truly amazing! She was very attentive and encouraging throughout the entire night. She shared a lot of really useful cooking tips that I’ll carry with me for years. From the initial introduction and setup to the very last course and detail, everything was very carefully thought out and beautifully presented. I felt extremely comfortable asking questions and the general environment was very cozy, and relieved the stress that a lot of people might have when cooking something outside of their comfort zone. I can’t emphasize enough how perfect she made the experience! I hope to cook more with her in the future.
24 Feb 2018
Chef Kira came fully prepared and did a wonderful job of setting up and cleaning up our kitchen after our experience. She was knowledgeable, showed us some great tips throughout the class, and was fun to interact with during the evening. We had some great conversations alongside some excellent food! Chef is well traveled and brings those influences into her food. We loved all of the food and were even left with some extras/leftovers to enjoy later this weekend. It was a pleasure having her in our own and we will certainly use her again to try out one of her other offerings!
03 Feb 2018
Thank you for a great evening. Great food that we will definitely be cooking st home with our girls. Great company. Great experience. Would definitely recommend.
21 Jan 2018
Wonderful experience! The food was great and the class was very hands-on.
Other Cooking Class Experiences you may like
$ 125 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.
This cooking class does not have any dates.
Find similar experiences:
Request your own date:Request date
Meet your chef
Chef Kira was raised by a family of cooks, farmers and nurturers. Memories of making hand pies in her grandmother's kitchen and farming in the yard with her grandfather have inspired her career in food. By cooking in kitchens across Europe and Morocco, she submerged herself in the art of food and learned the true value of flavor. Under her tutelage, you will learn to create meals that taste just as amazing as they are good for you!
The Cozymeal Protection®