Los Angeles (Central LA)
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Chef Mert

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Chef Mert
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128 Reviews
Chef Mert hails from a family of exceptional cooks who take pride in their Balkan and Mediterranean culinary cultures. He applied his natural talents while working at Michelin-starred Spago Beverly Hills. His experience preparing meals for A-list celebrities and food critics helped expand his enterprise as a private chef. In Chef Mert’s view, cuisine is an artform where passion and soul are as important as flavor and texture.
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Cooking Classes WITH Chef Mert

Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 1 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 2 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 3 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 4 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 5 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Italian Inspiration 6 slide
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Italian Inspiration

$149
Cooking Class
$149
Step into the shoes of an Italian chef, creating rustic crostini and perfect handmade pasta. In this interactive Italian cooking class, Chef Mert shows you how to prepare a love-inspired meal featuring fare from Italy from start to finish using only the freshest ingredients. Begin with three varieties of herbed...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th at 12:00PM & other times
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Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 1 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 2 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 3 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 4 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 5 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: An Italian Date Night 6 slide
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An Italian Date Night

$149
Cooking Class
$149
HIGH DEMAND
Learn how to prepare beautiful, decadent recipes worthy of the most romantic rendezvous. In this interactive Italian cooking class, Chef Mert shows you how to prepare a love-inspired meal featuring fare from Italy from start to finish using only the most fresh ingredients. Begin with three varieties of herbed...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Los Angeles (Central LA)
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th at 12:00PM & other times
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Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 1 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 2 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 3 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 4 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 5 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Kitchen Skills Workshop 6 slide
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Kitchen Skills Workshop

$149
Cooking Class
$149
Sharpen your culinary skills, pick up new techniques and learn the art of cooking. Join Chef Mert in this hands-on cooking class as he demonstrates the basic kitchen techniques that can help you become a stellar home chef, from chopping and mincing to simmering and roasting. Brush up on your culinary skills and...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
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Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 1 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 2 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 3 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 4 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 5 slide Orange County Cooking Class: Homemade Dough Creations 6 slide
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Homemade Dough Creations

$149
Cooking Class
$149
Mix, rise, knead and roll your way to perfect homemade dough that fits any recipe. Join Chef Mert in a hands-on culinary experience as you learn how to make various types of doughs — from savory breads to sweet crusts — all from scratch. First, prepare roasted tomato and rosemary focaccia bread with the...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
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Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 1 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 2 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 3 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 4 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 5 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: Classic Cooking Techniques 101 6 slide
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Classic Cooking Techniques 101

$119
Cooking Class
$119
Get ready to sharpen your cooking skills and culinary techniques like a professional chef. If you're new to the culinary world or are just looking to sharpen your skills, Chef Mert is here to show you the ropes. In this hands-on cooking class, you'll build a strong culinary base that will build a future of outstanding...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Los Angeles (Central LA)
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Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 1 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 2 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 3 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 4 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 5 slide Los Angeles Cooking Class: A Focus on Handmade Dough 6 slide
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A Focus on Handmade Dough

$129
Cooking Class
$129
Learn how to mix, knead and prepare perfect dough to use in any recipe. In this hands-on dough-focused cooking class, Chef Mert teaches you everything you need to know about making a great dough. Whether you're a focaccia fan, a pizza pro or pie lover, this experience will give you the skills to take your next batch...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Los Angeles (Central LA)
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Private Chef Meals WITH Chef Mert

Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Sweet and Savory Brunch
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Sweet and Savory Brunch

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Entertain your guests by curating a delicious brunch menu with your favorite dishes. Gather friends for an unforgettable brunch in this private chef meal with Chef Mert. Select up to three cold appetizers, from a savory charcuterie board to a creamy cauliflower salad. Balance that out with two hot entrées, such...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Orange County Private Chef Experience: Feast Inspired by the Michelin Star
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Feast Inspired by the Michelin Star

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Join Chef Mert on a gastronomic adventure brimming with sophisticated flavors. In this private chef meal, Chef Mert takes you behind the scenes of a Michelin-star restaurant, sharing a unique and creative menu. Begin with a tricolor salad featuring candied pecans, blood oranges and colorful greens. A halibut...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Orange County Private Chef Experience: Refined Flavors of the Middle East
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Refined Flavors of the Middle East

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Join Chef Mert in a delightful menu of traditional Middle Eastern dishes. In this traditional meal, Chef Mert will prepare unforgettable dishes that are packed with flavors of his native geography and neighboring lands. First, enjoy a mezze platter featuring hummus, babaganoush and garlic pita bread, and a Greek salad...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Orange County Private Chef Experience: Elegant Plant-Based Asian Dishes
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Elegant Plant-Based Asian Dishes

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Watch as Chef Mert expertly prepares an Asian-inspired menu that's both vegan and satisfying. You’ll begin this plant-based private chef meal with a creative amuse-bouche of black vegan caviar bites paired with avocado cream and sweet mango. Then, Chef Mert with prepare soba noodles and edamame with tangy...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Orange County area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Homestyle Thanksgiving Fare
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Homestyle Thanksgiving Fare

$99
Private Chef Meal
$99
Prepare for a lavish Thanksgiving meal with classic and modern dishes. Enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving meal with this private chef meal curated by Chef Mert. Begin your feast by selecting a savory appetizer. Then, indulge in seasoned roasted turkey with fresh, homemade cranberry sauce, warm gravy, flaky butter...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Sophisticated Holiday Dinner
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Sophisticated Holiday Dinner

$99
Private Chef Meal
$99
Gather around the table for a gourmet and festive holiday meal. In this private chef meal, dine on an elegant meal for your holiday celebration. Some of the dishes Chef Mert will prepare for you completely from scratch include fig, pistachio and orange baked brie, a cheery charcuterie board, beef tenderloin...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: A Cheery New Year's Feast
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A Cheery New Year's Feast

$99
Private Chef Meal
$99
Prepare for a gourmet, festive meal as you ring in the New Year. In this private chef meal, gather your guests around the table for an elegant New Year’s Eve meal. Chef Mert will begin by serving a refined appetizer followed by your entrée selection: Rack of lamb, garlic-herb tenderloin or mushroom...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Michelin Star-Inspired Menu
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Michelin Star-Inspired Menu

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Experience a meal inspired by top-tier recipes, techniques and unforgettable flavors. In this private chef meal, Chef Mert takes you behind the scenes of a Michelin-star restaurant, sharing a unique and creative menu. Begin with a tricolor salad featuring candied pecans, blood oranges and colorful greens. A...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Middle Eastern Feast
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Middle Eastern Feast

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Enjoy exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine, full of amazing flavor and a flourish of rich culture. In this traditional meal, Chef Mert will prepare unforgettable dishes that are packed with flavors of his native geography and neighboring lands. First, enjoy a mezze platter featuring hummus, babaganoush with garlic pita...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Asian-Inspired Gourmet Vegan Fare
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Asian-Inspired Gourmet Vegan Fare

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Enjoy a unique vegan menu inspired by astoundingly delectable Asian flavors and techniques. In this private chef meal, Chef Mert will take you on a culinary journey to the Far East, where you'll experience a harmony of food and flavor. Avocado cream, fresh mango and black vegan caviar will be served as your...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Four Courses of Elegant French Cuisine
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Four Courses of Elegant French Cuisine

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Experience the legendary dishes of the French countryside. Indulge in the upscale flavors of France in this four-course private chef meal with Chef Mert. For the first course, appreciate the luxurious aroma of caramelized onions and melted gruyère in a French onion soup. Next, enjoy a fresh endive salad of...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Los Angeles Private Chef Experience: Taste of Asia
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Taste of Asia

$119
Private Chef Meal
$119
Sample the signature flavors of Asia with this gourmet tasting menu by Chef Mert In this private chef meal, the chef invites you on a multi-course journey highlighting iconic flavors, textures and techniques from across Asia. To start, a fresh wakame seaweed salad awakens the palate followed by savory fried pork...
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Chef Mert
5.0
128 Reviews
Serving the Los Angeles area
Next Date: Thu, Jul 18th & other times
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Chef Mert's Overall Rating

5.0 / 5

Based on 128 reviews

Reviews guests left for Chef Mert

Jaime S.

Jaime

07/07/24
We had such a great time with Chef Mert! We did the Italian date night experience and the food was incredible. He is so knowledgeable and makes everything easy to understand. He was also happy to answer all our questions and made us feel comfortable in his own home. Highly recommend booking with Chef Mert!
07/07/24
Nancy J.

Nancy

07/01/24
We attended Chef Mert's Italian cooking class this past saturday, 29Jun24. He was absolute wonderful. The food we made was delicious and explained very well on how to make and cook it. I learned several new things to take with me in my future cooking endeavors.
07/01/24
Theresa O.

Theresa

04/13/24
Mert was an excellent teacher and made us feel totally welcome and at home! A great activity for a date or with friends, and the recipes he shared are amazing—will definitely be recreating at home!
04/13/24