Cooking Class - Fresh and Local Seafood Feast

Celebrate the abundance of New Jersey’s freshest, best ocean fares with a local seafood feast.

In this hands-on class, you will discover the best seafood from the local New Jersey waters with the incredibly talented Chef Mario. You will learn about what species are available, and when and how best to purchase the freshest fish from local sources.

After an introduction to basic cooking techniques to bring out the best flavors, such as sautéing, pan searing, and steaming, you will prepare a menu filled with fresh scallops from Cape May and clams from Sea Isle City, as well as flounder and striped bass.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Group, New American

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Denise M.


15 Jul 2018

Chef Mario was wonderful and very easygoing. My group learned quite a few good cooking techniques and we had a blast!

Christina T.


14 Jul 2018

Wonderful night with well thought out menu and experience. Chef Mario made the night special and showed us beautiful fresh local ingredients with fantastic table-side and in-kitchen teaching as well as personality. We would do again in a heartbeat. See you soon Chef!

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Michael D.


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!

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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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