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Cooking Class - Cooking With Ancient Grains
Cooking Class - Cooking With Ancient Grains
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Explore ancient grains — versatile protein powerhouses that can add complex texture and flavor to your meals.
In this hands-on class, Chef Mark draws inspiration from the history books as he teaches you how to create dishes using ancient grains to add texture and variety — not to mention extra nutrition — to your meals.
Chef Mark focuses on teaching you how to prepare ancient grains as a meat substitute. You will also learn techniques and time-saving tips for cooking ancient grains as well as knife skills, proper browning techniques, homemade salad dressing, and a velvety chocolate ganache and homemade whipped cream for your dessert.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Lemon Split Pea Bruschetta
Served on bread toast and sweet potato toast
Vegetarian Bolognese Quinoa Bowls
With wild mushroom, lentils and shaved Parmesan-Reggiano
Meat option available upon request
Mixed Greens With Raspberry Vinaigrette
With dark chocolate ganache and homemade vanilla whipped cream
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 8
- Meal Courses 3
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Couples, Group, Healthy, Vegetarian
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
16 Feb 2020
Amazing night! I learned so much and had fun!
11 Jan 2020
We had a wonderful night with Ched Mark! My husband and I, recently exploring the world without meat and dairy, thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make this meat-free Bolognese sauce. Chef Mark was super accommodating with our annoying vegan restrictions and offered great information on how to incorporate flavor into our cooking. His house is beautiful and very inviting. Truly an unforgettable experience!
16 Sep 2019
Chef Mark was amazing and made it an unforgettable experience. He was very knowledgeable and helped us make an amaizing meal. I would definitely recommend he class to anyone.
07 Sep 2019
Mark was very knowledgeable when sharing cooking tips and answering questions. The hands-on cooking experience was catered to however involved we wanted to be. Overall the food and experience was great.
26 May 2019
Mark was very stimulating and informative on the subject. The facilities were very nice and we were able to learn some new things that we will use in our cooking.
10 Mar 2019
We had a great time Cooking with Chef Mark! We felt welcome and comfortable as soon as we walked in the door and as we began to talk and get to know him, in short time we just felt like we were visiting a friend for dinner. The food was delicious and his presentation about what he prepared, how he prepared it and the tips and tricks he offered about cooking, including hands on instruction, made for an enjoyable AND informative evening. We'll definitely plan to keep an eye out for other opportunities for cooking with Chef Mark.
04 Jan 2019
Chef Mark was so nice and welcomed us into his beautiful home. He had beverages waiting and was so excited when greeting myself and the group of people I was with. He explained the recipe with ease and the dishes prepared were delicious!!! This was my first experience with Cozymeal and I’m so happy I chose Chef Mark. Ready to plan my next cooking class.
22 Dec 2018
Mark was both a great cook and guest and I would definitely recommend the “ancient grains” class which we attended at his place.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Mark
Kevin & Charlene
14 May 2021
Chef Mark was humorous, engaging, knowledgeable and patient! Great experience!
Jane & Jeff
14 May 2021
That was fantastic. A fun way to learn to cook!
14 May 2021
Chef Mark was very nice and personable. He did a great job.
03 May 2021
The food was excellent! There were four of us, and it took all four of us to keep up with the directions! Once we got the hang of it - we were golden. I think it would have helped if we had a better idea of the plan; we could have been more ready to make the dips and know that the rest of the ingredients were for our boards. We also thought that we were having a private party. Would definitely do again!
21 Mar 2021
i had a great time and learnt a lot!
20 Mar 2021
Super fun activity, totally recommended :) I really liked the tips Mark gave us and his flexibility. Thanks Mark!
20 Mar 2021
09 Mar 2021
Mark was Fantastic!! He gave us thorough instructions and went at a nice pace. He was very knowledgeable and made this so much fun. I had a great time and cannot believe what I accomplished still. Mark is a great teacher!!
27 Feb 2021
Great. Nice to have something new to do on a weekend. The recipes were simple and delicious. Thank you.
21 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021
Thank you! We enjoyed the evening so much.
11 Feb 2021
Chef Mark was incredible! My friends and I had a fabulous time cooking and learning. His explanation of the history of the charcuterie board was great! Not only did I learn how to prepare the food, I learned about the culture behind the food. I highly recommend Chef Mark and cannot wait for the next class!
31 Jan 2021
Had a great time! Chef Mark was thorough and fun! Thank you!
29 Jan 2021
Chef chef Mark is a wonderful teacher! I really enjoyed the class.
28 Jan 2021
It was great! I really enjoyed it and the recipes were delicious! Chef did a great job of presenting everything and answering questions! The only thing I would recommend is that you tell how to roast the egg plant and red pepper ahead of time. I had never used eggplant before and wasn’t sure how to do it. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed it!
09 Jan 2021
Chef Mark was super knowledgeable, patient, and fun as he told us all about charcuterie and its origins, different meats and cheeses to use on our board, and the wine pairings as well. We absolutely loved our class with him and highly recommend him!
29 Dec 2020
We all enjoyed Chef Mark....he was knowledgeable and pleasant! The recipes were delicious!
07 Dec 2020
Mark was extremely personable, knowledgeable, and a fun chef to experience. Would definitely recommenc Chef Mark!
16 Nov 2020
Mark was awesome.
12 Nov 2020
Mark was great, however we did not have the right list of foods for the menu, that was a bit frustrating. But Mark helped us by giving us options for substitutions. I feel like we needed to have an email with the chef confirming the menu before the class, we took up a lot of time trying to find the substitutions and we were all over the country.
11 Nov 2020
Mark was so patient with us, fun and very professional!
30 Oct 2020
Chef Mark was fantastic! However it seemed that the ingredient list we received was not the same as what he had provided which made it difficult to make the recipe to exact specifications.
07 Mar 2020
Fantastic meal by chef mark! We felt comfortable in his home from the moment we walked in and left with great skills learned. We look forward to another class with chef mark.
09 Feb 2020
Great Class and (oh my) was the meal good! Chef Mark has a wealth of knowledge that he is eager to share. He showed us a number of techniques and concepts that we can easily reproduce in our own kitchen. There is something for everyone in this class, from a beginner to a seasoned home cook.
15 Nov 2019
Mark was truly awesome. If you book a class with him, no matter the meal, you’re guaranteed a wonderful experience!
29 Jun 2019
We told Mark we would be late because of unanticipated public transportation delays. Mark was very accommodating and made adjustments because of our delay. Once there, he greeted us at the door and we proceeded with the menu. We made wrapped asparagus appetizers, a wedge salad with a great dressing, risotto and strawberry shortcake. Everything was delicious. I had many questions during our lesson and Mark answered all and gave me tips when food shopping. I would definitely take another lesson with Mark.
16 Jun 2019
Overall a wonderful and tasty experience! Chef Mark is extremely professional, talented, welcoming, and made us feel comfortable from start to finish. Beautiful home, we learned, cooked and dined right in the heart of his kitchen. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be back for another menu! Thanks again Chef Mark. Great experience!
02 Jun 2019
We had time at our first Cozymeal! Mark gave us lots of tips to make easy sauces at home. We plan to take more classes.
16 Mar 2019
Chef Mark was a gracious and excellent host and instructor. The meal was tasty and I learned a few helpful tricks to make cooking more exciting.
24 Feb 2019
Chef Mark was personable and well informed. He took the time to answer all our questions and followed up with the recipes the next day. The food was delicious, and was gluten free for my celiac wife!
02 Feb 2019
Very hospitable, extremely knowledgeable and willing to give advice, tips and answers to any questions. Fantastic experience.
24 Jan 2019
We had a great time at the class with Chef Mark! Highly recommend!
20 Jan 2019
Chef Mark is a fabulous teacher and host. He gave my son some excellent basic skills and fed his thirst to learn the art of cooking. I also learned some fabulous tips! I would recommend Chef Mark very highly. He made us feel very welcome in his home.
08 Jan 2019
Chef Mark was outstanding! Had so much fun, learned a lot and had a fantastic meal! Can’t wait to do it again!
13 Dec 2018
Very knowledgable and very personable. Chef Mark was able to answer all of our questions. Myself and my girlfriend had a wonderful time; the food was unbelievable. I'd highly recommend Chef Mark to anyone.
06 Dec 2018
Chef mark was great! I was thinking of something more hands on, but my wife didn’t want our night out to feel like work, Mark found the perfect balance.
02 Dec 2018
Chef Mark made the experience joyful and welcoming! He taught us many tips and tricks to use in the kitchen and explained to us the process of each dish. He was very knowledgeable and made the experience so fun! We highly recommend Chef Mark for your next hands on dining experience!
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Meet your chef
Chef Mark has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry in a variety of different roles. He worked his way up the food chain and earned titles including executive sous chef, executive chef, and senior chef manager in various high-profile kitchens. Now, Chef Mark is the owner of a successful personal chef and catering service that hosts functions ranging from birthday gatherings to formal soirées.
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Chef Mark will travel to guests within Boston for this experience.