Cooking Class - Comfort Foods of the Mediterranean

Explore the classic and comforting flavors of the Mediterranean in this hands-on cooking class.

In this hands-on class with Chef Jess, you will discover how easy it can be to work a few more family-style Mediterranean meals into your weekly menu plan that miraculously use bright, refreshing flavors to create hearty and satisfying meals.

In addition to practicing your knife skills and flavor balancing, you'll learn two staple recipes: aioli, an easy sauce that adds a zing of flavor and creaminess to countless dishes, and dukkah, a toasted nut and seed blend that is the perfect crunchy topping to both sweet and savory foods.

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

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Group, Mediterranean, Pescatarian

Reviews guests left for this experience



25 Oct 2018

"Healthy" food gets a bad reputation for being flavorless and boring but Chef Jess turns the table on that notion and teaches you how to make flavorful, tasty food that's also good for you! Her Reimagined Pad Thai is complex, fresh and tasty. I loves me my meats and noodles but you won't miss those at all in this dish! The Kale, Chickpea and Sun-dried Tomato Salad is both hearty and flavorful; and I could eat the Cowboy Caviar Dip with a side of chips all day! Finally, the Spiced Chocolate Almond Butter cake was super chocolaty, moist and dense; with hints of sweet potato and cayenne pepper. Delish! The best part is that they're all super simple to make! Chef Jess' apartment is a beautifully decorated space that's welcoming, warm and comfortable-- much like Chef Jess herself! Very personable, super friendly and a joy to be around. It's hard to come up with a better way to spend an afternoon!

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Christina T.

Christina T.

09 Nov 2018

I had such an amazing time joining Jess' cooking class with my colleagues! The apartment where the class took place was so cozy and well-decorated that created a warm and welcome atmosphere. The recipes were simple, easy to make and so yummy (+ vegetarian & healthy :)). Jess was great in managing all the people while preparing the food, providing instructions and cooking tips but also being discreet and letting us catch up, talk with each other and have fun. Of course, in the end, we enjoyed the delicious food with some lovely wine. I totally recommend this experience for private events with friends and colleagues!

Allison B.

Allison B.

09 Nov 2018

Jess did a cooking class for my friend and I over the summer and it was amazing! I literally make the meal we made together every two weeks or so - I am so happy I went! Jess is also super engaging and great at accommodating all ability levels. She is thoughtful in the menus she puts together. Highly highly recommend!!

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While working as a high profile event planner in Washington D.C., Chef Jess realized her true passion was food. She left her job and moved across the country to take a job teaching nutrition classes to kids with a company that makes healthy school lunches. Chef Jess has since built her own business and can be found teaching cooking classes of all sizes as well as hosting corporate team building events.

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