Cooking Class - Middle Eastern Essentials

Enjoy the opportunity to experience the creation of some of the Middle East’s essential dishes.

In this hands-on class, Chef Mario will teach you the essential skills and techniques to bring some of the most essential and delicious Middle Eastern dishes to life. Chef Mario will also share some history details behind each menu item while adding new recipes to your culinary repertoire.

This class will focus on honing the traditional Middle Eastern classics, including refreshing salads, divine dips, full-flavored grilled meats, and simply decadent desserts. You can also look forward to making authentic pita bread from scratch in a traditional wood fired oven!

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Fusion, Group

Reviews guests left for this experience



27 Sep 2018

Mario was a fantastic host. Very informative, talkative, and helpful. Made everyone feel comfortable, and the food turned out fantastic. Will definitely be taking another class with him again in the future, and would highly recommend!



24 Sep 2018

We had the best time cooking Middle Eastern Essentials with Chef Mario! We loved learning about different cooking techniques and socializing with both Chef Mario and the other guests and the food was delicious! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to take another class!



22 Sep 2018

Great Chef and great company. Thank you so much! Everything was delicious! - Inessa and Pavel

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After graduating from the Restaurant School of Philadelphia, Chef Mario began cultivating what has now accumulated to over 20 years of culinary experience. He has a reputation for being wonderfully outgoing, creative, and sociable, which has helped him become a successful founder of a catering business, and as a managing partner of an upscale café. Chef Mario, who has Italian and Middle Eastern roots, specializes in both cuisines.

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