Cooking Class - Extraordinary Empanadas

Learn how to prepare a variety of empanadas like you have never had before.

Chef Derrick's extensive culinary background makes him ready and willing to share his culinary knowledge with you.

Empanadas are meals that are meant to be made with love. Join Chef Derrick as he shows you how to create South American empanadas from scratch, including kitchen tips and plating techniques. Begin by making a roasted corn salad with avocado and Puerto Rican tostones then dive into empanada techniques. End the class on a sweet note with sautéed pineapple, Spanish rum sauce and ice cream.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Fun, Fusion, Latin

Reviews Chef Derrick received outside of Cozymeal



30 Oct 2017

Engaging and funny, Chef Derrick makes even the most novice cook feel at home, even when stuffing and pan-frying empanadas or learning a little-known French technique to perfectly plate ice cream. The thing that stands out most about chef Derek is his engaging and warm personality. Rarely without a smile on his face, chef Derrick explains simple and advanced cooking techniques with ease and humor. I asked a mix of questions - easy/starter chef questions to see how he would explain them, and also about more advanced techniques that I personally wanted to know - and he had a simple, wonderful answer for every one.  

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Chef​ Derrick​ ​has​ ​incredible​ culinary​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ experience​ that's sure to impress.​ ​​He​ ​studied​ ​at​ The​ ​Culinary​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​America,​ where​ ​he earned his​​ ​spot​ as​ a​ ​​true​ master​ ​chef.​ ​His ​passion​ ​and​ ​expertise​ landed​ ​him amazing​ roles​ ​​as the​ private​ ​chef ​and​ ​caterer​ ​to​ ​Hillary​ ​Clinton,​ ​the ​White​ ​House,​ Vassar ​University,​ ​and​ ​so​ ​many​ ​more. ​

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Chef Derrick will travel to guests within Houston for this experience.

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