Skip the tourist menu and savor a true taste of Rome with Italian-trained Chef Chris.
Relish the real flavors of Rome in this hands-on class with Chef Chris as you learn to master some of the dishes you'd find in a local Roman haunt.
Dining out is one of Rome's great pleasures. While tourists are herded to five-star fine dining restaurants, do as the Romans do and turn your kitchen into your own ristorante. As you prepare Chef Chris' menu, you can indulge your passion for rustic and authentic Roman bruschetta, fresh housemade spaghettini alla carbonara from scratch, and a delectable homemade tiramisù for dessert.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
If you’ve never taken a cooking class before, I highly recommend Chef Chris! His class was simple but made a delicious meal. Making our own pasta at home is much less daunting after a lesson from Chef Chris. The class was a anniversary gift to my boyfriend and he loved it.
16 Oct 2019
Class was great! Chef Chris was really interesting to talk to! His knowledge of the food is clear! I liked his approach to work from texture / visuals and less from a recipe! It was a little expensive, but otherwise great!
12 Jul 2019
This was a great experience for me and my co-workers. I don't really like tomatoes, pasta, or coffee, YET I ate everything single thing we made because it was absolutely delicious. I never knew how good home made bruschetta, spaghetti, and tiramisu could taste. He broke the recipes down so well that I feel confident I could go home and do all of it myself. I learned so much from him and can't wait for our next class with Chris.
04 Jun 2019
01 May 2019
Cooking with Chris was a great experience... From the cooking, the conversation, the atmosphere and overall experience... Everything was phenomenal. He gave us a great experience and an amazing memory. He definitely knows what he is talking about and we plan to cook with him again.
15 Mar 2019
Chris was a revelation. We went into this experience not knowing what to expect and were so happily surprised. Had no idea a cooking class could be so much fun! He was part of the experience, he was incredibly knowledgeable, and great company. Along with this the food was incredible. Suggest a million times. Will go again and bringing friends.
15 Feb 2019
Great class. Chris is very engaging. Fun way to meet some new people. Food was excellent!
05 Jan 2019
This was a great experience! Would not hesitate to book again. Delicious food and Chris was so helpful and personable. I've taken a few cooking classes in the past but this is the first one that has inspired me to go out and buy new kitchen equipment in order to replicate the delicious food we had.
04 Jan 2019
Amazing evening - we learned some great dishes and the food was unbelievable. Perfect date night - Chris is amazing and we will definitely be doing this again!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Chris
02 Jul 2020
This was a fun participatory cooking class with co-workers. Delicious 3 course meal, easy enough for everyone to prepare. Chris was super nice, informative and efficient! :)
01 Jul 2020
Chef Chris was great! It was easy to follow his instructions and he provided very good information. He was happy to answer any questions. The recipes were easy to execute and the results were delicious. It was an enjoyable experience overall.
29 Jun 2020
I had a great time making pasta with my Dad for his birthday! Thank you Chef Chris. I hope to do more classes with you.
28 Jun 2020
Chef Chris was awesome!! He gave us a history and geography lesson while we learned to make pasta. Thank you
27 Jun 2020
Such a fun time! A super unique and interactive experience, a great way to celebrate or just spice up your dinner routine.
27 Jun 2020
I bought this for my husband for Father's Day and he really enjoyed the session! Chef Chris' interactive practices were great! I peeked in to help clean as he went along and enjoyed as a spectator.... I may participate in other classes for couple, kids, and individual now that I see how productive and easy it was. Than you Chef Chris!!! Can't wait to taste my husband's creation!
25 Jun 2020
Chris was so patient and great at helping us solve our problems! He was very knowledgeable and dropped fun facts about pasta throughout the lesson :)
25 Jun 2020
We had a great time learning how to cook with wine from Chef Chris. He's very clear and easy to follow and a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend!
23 Jun 2020
17 Jun 2020
The class was well formatted and structured. All of the questions asked were answered with extra tips and background info. We were able to modify the recipes to be vegan.
17 Jun 2020
Had a great time, food tasted amazing!! Opera song was a bonus!
10 Jun 2020
Very knowledgeable! Fun and easy recipes!
08 Jun 2020
He was AMAZING! so technically savvy and so patient. Thanks so much, Chef!
08 Jun 2020
It was a fun class. Yummy recipes. Perhaps too much too many recipes for the time window. Thanks!
07 Jun 2020
My girlfriend Michele and I did the class yesterday. Chef Chris was great in his directions and in showing what he was doing. He answered all questions with patience. I am fairly new to cooking and usually stress unduly. This was relatively stress free despite some mishaps on our end and very productive. The meal was great and I look forward to other classes. Thanks Chris
06 Jun 2020
We had a great time. My partner is just starting to cook and we assumed we would divide the work, but I sprained my hand and he had to do everything. And he thoroughly enjoyed it, too, said he can see us making fresh pasta again. Great instructor. great menu and a geographically diverse group--another plus. Thanks!
06 Jun 2020
This class was challenging and fun. You learn new things including how to make delicious pasta for the first time. The opera singer was brilliant. Pace was great if you prepare well in advance. We would definitely take another class with Chef Chris. Many thanks!
04 Jun 2020
Chef Chris is such an excellent instructor we signed up for a second class from him. He explains and demonstrates each step very well. I'd highly recommend him!
04 Jun 2020
Chef Chris did and excellent job teaching us how to make tortellini online. He is extremely patient and teaches each step in an extremely understandable manner. I would highly recommend his classes.
03 Jun 2020
Awesome experience, and thanks for showing us how to make our own double broiler ???
02 Jun 2020
Excellent experience with a Great Chef! Thank you ?
30 May 2020
I had a really good time - got to do some cooking with my family (even if it was from a distance) and made some really excellent food. In fact, I've already made this dinner a second time, it was sooo good.
29 May 2020
Amazing. Chris is an afternoon excellent teacher, warm, funny, and a great chef. We loved this experience. The Italian opera was such a treat!!
23 May 2020
I enjoyed the class, learned some cooking tips and will make all 3 recipes again soon! thanks Chris-Beth
20 May 2020
It was fun and the pasta we made was delicious !
28 Apr 2020
Chris was great. Very knowledgeable and took the time to make sure all of the participants were keeping pace. Would definitely take a class with Chef Chris again!
21 Apr 2020
This was so fun! We took a pasta making class virtually and it was so much easier to follow online than I expected and still felt engaged in the class. Highly recommend!
14 Apr 2020
We took an online ravioli class with Chef Chris and had the best time. He was patient, knowledgeable and detail oriented. There were 12 couples in the class and he made sure to give each of us individual attention and answered all of our questions.
The online class was a great way to bring friends and family from all over together and we plan on doing another one very soon. It was also a lot better than just streaming a video as the interactive aspect makes all the difference. Thanks Chef Chris!
09 Apr 2020
Chef Chris is great! We did a (virtual) French cooking class via Zoom for my husband's birthday with a group of friends. It was delicious and Chef Chris gave clear instructions throughout. He made it a fun night for all of us. Highly recommend!
08 Feb 2020
Great experience with a great chef! We loved the cuisines and felt comfortable learning and asking questions. The foods were unique and delicious.
25 Jan 2020
Our family was gifted a Cozymeal class from family for Christmas. Our teens wanted to learn to make authentic Neopolitan pizza. Chef Chris was kind, welcoming, organized, prepared and patient. We had our vegetarian requests accommodated and everything was delicious! We had a great time bonding as a family and we loved trying something new and different.
20 Jan 2020
Great experience. Chef Chris was an excellent host and teacher. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time.
30 Dec 2019
Great time and great food!
09 Dec 2019
Very enjoyable to work with! Great atmosphere and excellent stories behind the food. Thank you for a fun evening!
10 Nov 2019
Chef Chris was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide to the techniques and flavors of Tuscany. We had a wonderful time creating and eating this beautiful meal and getting to know Chef Chris. We both recommend this experience with Chef Chris and look forward to cooking another meal with him!!
23 Sep 2019
Will do again
26 Aug 2019
We really enjoyed our experience with Chef Chris. It was an intimate setting for 6 people, so even when one person handled one part of the meal execution, everyone could learn from it. Chris was extremely knowledgeable and could answer all our questions thoroughly, so we learned a lot. I also like the style of teaching where we're not taught to just follow a recipe, but instead taught to cook by scent and taste. The one recommendation I have is that because we started with making the dessert first and didn't get to the appetizer until later, we didn't have anything to eat until about 1.5-2 hours into the class. I understand from a meal prep perspective it made sense, but we were pretty ravenous by the time we could munch on the appetizer. Maybe some cheese and crackers/bread at the beginning would help, or start with the appetizer dish? Still we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and plan to return again. Thanks!
24 Aug 2019
Such a wonderful experience! The food was great and Chef Chris was so friendly and knowledgeable. 10/10 recommend!
19 Aug 2019
Chef Chris was very fun and informative. Food came out really well. We were allowed to do a lot of the prep and cooking. Looking forward to the next class already!
29 Jul 2019
Had a great time!
30 Jun 2019
We did this for a Girl's Day Out and had a BLAST. Such a fun experience. We learned a lot, the food was delicious and enjoyed an afternoon of fun conversation. I would absolutely cook with Chef Chris again.
18 Jun 2019
Myself, my wife and another couple decided to do this for a fun date night. While we did have fun, we did not cook. In fact we did not "Cook" a single thing. We cut all of the vegetables up for Chris to cook. It started with him making a couple types of salsa. Unfortunately, he only had about 20 tortilla chips for 6 people. We couldn't eat the salsa. There was a little awkwardness with an AIRBNB guest ordering Uber Eats as well coming through the area we were in. Finally, to making the Flan, it was already made. We were told we didn't have time to make it. In my opinion when you sign up for a "Cooking Class" you "COOK". The 6 of us did not touch a cooking device and dessert was premade or purchased. The appetizer was useless as we had not way to eat it. BTW we were told that the recipes would be emailed to us the day after. We have not received anything since.
17 Jun 2019
Chef Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fun night cooking/eating in his home kitchen. The food was very good.
23 May 2019
Had an excellent time! He’s very knowledgeable and very detailed about the dishes. Definitely will be back!
22 Apr 2019
My wife and I had a great time cooking with Chris. We learned some history about where the dish originated and the nonna’s who made it. Great fun! We will do it again.
19 Apr 2019
We had a great time! Thank you!
14 Apr 2019
Chris did a fantastic job in accommodating our group for a special birthday celebration. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and welcomed our merry band into his home for a truly memorable evening.
The dishes he selected were thoughtfully curated - not too quotidien, but also not too complicated that we couldn't replicate - and each dish had a story behind them. I would definitely recommend the orecchiate menu option to anyone interested in a simple yet flavorful dish!
28 Mar 2019
Chef Chris was VERY knowledgeable about his craft and educating us on the food, preparation and even the rich history of the food’s origin! He was very courteous and patient with those who do not cook, a lot; and guided us through several hands on tasks, ensuring that we enjoyed the event. He even took care to ensure our dietary needs and the BEST part was that the outcome was a delicious meal our team enjoyed eating :-)
We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend for professional and personal events.
07 Mar 2019
Chef Chris was both friendly and knowledgeable. He made learning the techniques a fun experience that will stay with us. Thanks for a great time!
05 Mar 2019
Chef Chris was awesome. This was a surprise date for my wife. The food was great, the experience was hands on and Chef Chris was very engaging. Will definitely do this again.
16 Feb 2019
Chef Chris is professional, knowledgeable, and so friendly! You can tell he is passionate about what he does and it shows in his skills, how he teaches, and the food! We had the best date night in taking his cooking class - I would recommend him to anyone!
09 Feb 2019
This was an unbelievably fun date night. Chef Chris was just absolutely fun to be arond.
03 Feb 2019
I husband I had s wonderful time. So much so that when it was over I was surprised the time had passed. The food was fun to make and my husband stirred something on the stove. Miracles really do happen. This was a Christmas gift from my husband and he got a lot of man points. It was a great gift. I look forward to doing it again.
04 Jan 2019
Chris made learning so easy and fun!
20 Dec 2018
We really enjoyed our meal with Chris. He was very knowledgeable on both Tuscan cuisine and culture.
31 Oct 2018
This is an introductory course into Italian cooking both in fundamentals and by region! Chef Chris is so delightful and the narrates the cooking experience with tradition and ease. You won't be disappointed!
Guest reviews for Chef Chris
02 Dec 2018
The whole experience was like being at your friend’s kitchen and being taught to cook.
Chris was warm from the moment we walked in and made us feel at home.
He lets you do the work which was very important to actually learn the process.
09 Nov 2018
I can't think of a better date night than getting covered in pasta dough -- learning how to make ravioli and tortellini from scratch. The food was delicious and Chef Chris was awesome. I can't wait to eat more of this fresh pasta.
09 Nov 2018
This has been the third class with Chris that I've attended and -- unsurprisingly -- another winner! The history of the region where the food originated in addition to the dishes themselves were incredible! It's so much fun to meet and cook with people who are as enthusiastic about food as Chris. Do yourself favor and take this class :)
09 Nov 2018
Chris is the BEST! I left the class feeling like all the recipes were something I could recreate at home (I also left incredibly full!). I can't wait to make the broccoli rabe pesto and homemade pasta ASAP. And the focaccia. And the dessert. Basically--everything. I encourage EVERYONE in Atlanta to take Chris' class and not only did I learn a lot but I also had a great time. I attended the class not knowing anyone, but Chris made sure we were comfortable with the new people. We all had a great time. Can't wait to do it again!
09 Nov 2018
I just took a tortellini-making class with Chris. I absolutely loved it! Everyone was so friendly and supportive and the food was absolutely divine. Chris really breaks down each step into manageable parts so it doesn't feel overwhelming or too complicated to replicate at home. Taking this class with Chris was one of my favorite things I've done in Atlanta. First of all, the food was AMAZING. Chris is an exquisite Chef. Further, the instruction he provides is very straightforward and clear. I was even able to recreate it at home without feeling overwhelmed and anxious! That's huge for me, since I often feel very afraid of my kitchen. Everyone who attended the class was friendly and supportive. I highly recommend going to his classes if you want to feel more comfortable in the kitchen and if you want to eat a lot of extremely delicious food.
After discovering his passion for cooking as an Italian language instructor at UC Berkeley, Chef Chris went on to be the co-founder of a culinary event business, specializing in regional Italian cooking, and then worked as a chef teaching cooking classes for corporate groups, cultivating a 5-star rating. Chef Chris now works with a company providing walking food tours of Little Italy as well as teaching his lauded cooking classes.