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Private Chef - Journey to Venezuela
Private Chef - Journey to Venezuela
Get ready to embark on an exciting, flavor-packed culinary journey through Venezuela with Chef Sharon.
During this private chef experience, Chef Sharon will prepare an authentic four-course Venezuelan menu that showcases fare from the country's street food scene. Some of the dishes you can look forward to enjoying include two different empanadas served with a homemade avocado sauce, patacones, hanger steak with chimichurri sauce, a Venezuelan chocolate mousse cake for dessert, and so much more!
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.
Cornmeal Empanadas With Avocado Sauce
With chicken, cheese and sweet plantain
With plantain tostones and chicken salad
Hanger Steak With Chimichurri
With crushed potatoes, herbs and garlic
With vanilla cookies and chocolate mousse
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 12
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 3.5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 1 hour prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
11 Mar 2023
Amazing dinner with a gracious chef who comes from Venezuela and provide a unbelievable meal for my wife's birthday. Highly recommend and will definitely have this chef over again.
20 Feb 2023
30 Jan 2023
Chef Sharon was a complete delight! She came all the way out to our ranch and prepared an absolutely unforgettable meal for us, and she was very personable and a joy to spend evening with. Her cooking is divine, we will definitely work with her again!
03 Jan 2023
Fantastic experience! Chef Sharon was a joy and her food was outstanding!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Sharon
27 Mar 2023
Chef Sharon was so nice and friendly. Her food was fantastic. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
13 Feb 2023
She was absolutely amazing. Great chef. Great host.
29 Jan 2023
Sharon did an amazing job with making us feel very welcomed and throughly explaining and answering every question we had. Am definitely going to book again soon.
23 Jan 2023
Loved the meals we made and we had a great time!
30 Dec 2022
Great experience with Chef Sharon.
22 Nov 2022
We had a lovely evening with Chef Sharon! She was extremely courteous, attentive, responsive and the list goes on! She had planned the menu for the three course meal and prepared the ingredients meticulously to make the experience a breeze for us! Her place was extremely clean, comfortable and cozy for our experience. She had well cleaned vessels for cooking and well laid out cutlery to use for dining. It was easy to find her place and park our car as well. The food we cooked tasted amazing and she was courteous enough to send us home with leftovers of our cooking in containers. We would definitely try this experience with chef Sharon for another menu and recommend others to try this cooking class as well!
21 Aug 2022
Chef Sharon is really personable. What a great way to spend a fun, relaxed evening in the kitchen learning from a confident chef!
21 Aug 2022
Chef Sharon is amazing and we were so happy to have her teach us the recipes, she was so nice and awesome!
24 Jul 2022
Amazing experience!! Sharon made a delicious meal and was so skilled.
23 Jul 2022
Chef Sharon was awesome! Loved her entrepreneurial spirit, how she brings her family traditions to the class, and her pleasant personality. Highly recommend!
23 Jul 2022
Great experience with Chef Sharon! Makes for a fun date night. Learned something new and enjoyed delicious ceviche
Cathy & Chris
17 Jul 2022
Chef Sharon was well prepared and involved all of us in the meal prep. Food was fresh and seasonal. However, the skirt steak for the entree was fatty and grizzly. No recipes to follow during the class. She could have sent them to us ahead of time so we could follow along. Overall it was a good experience, but the entree could have been a higher quality.
16 Jul 2022
Chef Sharon was very professional, friendly and made me and my wife's evening exceptional. I highly recommend her services, the food was delicious and she provided great cooking tips/tricks.
30 Jun 2022
Chef Sharon was amazing! She was also very accommodating to our two children. We all had a great time. Highly recommend.
24 Jun 2022
Sharon is a fantastic chef. The Venezuelan flair she adds to her dishes give them distinct flavors, and her explanation of each was informative. Great meal!
26 May 2022
Best experience ever! Having Chef Sharon to our home to host some of our friends for a special night/dinner party was a great decision. Chef Sharon was on time, her food was incredible (5 course meal) and timed out perfectly, she explained each dish and the inspiration behind it in detail (a nice touch that everyone loved to hear!), and went above and beyond in plating/serving/cleanup. Cannot express properly how much fun our group had/how incredible the meal was. Will certainly have back in the future and recommend to others. Thank you again, Chef!
20 May 2022
Everything was delicious, and there was a friendly, chill vibe. Also, the ingredients were affordable, and the recipes were easy to follow and something we feel confident repeating on my own. The only thing is that we wish it was a bit more private or had the spacer to ourselves.
17 May 2022
Thank you Chef Sharon!
13 Feb 2022
Chef Sharon was fantastic. She arrived on time fully equipped and was so calm and ready to go. She handled everything. Our guests loved her as well. She made our Valentine's dinner a success. Will definitely use her again.
16 Jan 2022
Chef Sharon was terrific! Great meal. Great experience. If you are in the Dallas area, Chef Sharon created a wonderful evening.
22 Dec 2021
Chef Sharon was a big hit with my family. Knowlegable and very friendly
22 Dec 2021
Chef Sharon was amazing! She walked us through each step so easily and was so nice and friendly. The food was amazing!! Truly a wonderful experience!!
07 Dec 2021
So much missed potential and sadly did not hit the mark for our group. We arranged for a team building experience for 15 people. It started out well with a user friendly and informative website. We booked online, received confirmation, and invited our people (we chose to do this on our own and not use the website because wanted the activity to be a surprise). Then we did not have any communication until the day of our event when we received a message from our chef informing us that we would need to bring drinks for the evening. We had already planned to bring alcohol per the FAQ from the website but had assumed that at least water would be provided with dinner. We popped in for gallons of water and tea (and cups because now we were not sure)…minor obstacle. Again, the morning of our event we were notified that the location had changed. This was not so minor. We had already scouted out parking in the downtown area and train schedules so that our team could be prepared for the evening. Now we had to reach out to everyone to update them and we struggled to find parking information. Eventually we found a nearby parking lot. 30 minutes before our arrival time and while driving ourselves, we began to receive calls that the parking lot was not open. An early arrival was able to locate the venue and speak to someone about parking that they begin to pass on to others. 15 minutes before start time, we received notification from the chef that there was onsite parking. The parking was located in an alleyway and very limited. We had to maneuver a few vehicles to get everyone in. A little over half our group walked in together. There was no feeling of welcome- a missed opportunity. For a hosted event, it felt like there should have been a sense of you have arrived to something special. We met the chef and were then informed that we would be divided into two groups. This was not what we had envisioned for a “team building”. Since we were still dealing with location and parking issues we sent the first group in and helped to get everyone else gathered. Once the rest of our team arrived we felt awkward. Half of the people were in the kitchen and half of us were just waiting. If we had known this ahead of time we could have arranged for some type of activity. We also would have considered something to munch on while we waited. Perhaps a cheese plate or nuts, something to have with drinks while we visited. Then when it was time for the second group, we joined. It was then that we recognized that this too was not what we had imagined. Again, for a team building event we thought there would be more interaction from the chef and encouragement to interact with each other. We had read reviews that said people had been educated while they prepared their food. That chefs had talked about their culinary experiences. All we received was instructions. We felt the need to engage our people by asking them questions about their cooking preferences and habits all while realizing that the first group had been left without someone engaging them. The plating, serving, and eating of the meal was all done by grabbing whomever was around. It did not seem very organized for a group our size and another opportunity missed for everyone to work together. The meal itself was fine and here was some sense of pride in that we had made it. Outside of the plating of the courses, we had no other interaction with the chef. She did not come out to talk to anyone or engage with us in any way. When we were done with the main course we waited around thinking that she would let us know when to help plate/serve dessert and after a long wait, we had to go find her and our dessert plated and waiting in the refrigerator. If we had been a small group of friends this could have been an manageable adventure, however, we were looking for a hosted team building experience and this was not that. If this is going to be advertised as a group experience, there needs to be more communication about how the evening will go. In hindsight, contact from someone at least a week in advance with location information, logistics, and what we needed to be prepared for would have been appreciated. Then we would have been ready in making sure we were prepared to fill in as needed with food, drinks, and engagement. 24hrs-15min before start time is not enough. Overall, our group enjoyed spending time together and it was something new for everyone. Sadly, it was not what we had hoped for in creating a special experience for our team and there was a lot of awkwardness.
07 Sep 2021
Chef Sharon was an absolute delight! I purchased a class as a gift for my husband’s birthday, he loved it. Chef Sharon was very patient with us and we enjoyed a wonderful meal. We would absolutely do this again!
09 Jul 2021
Chef Sharon was amazing! We came as a staff team building activity and with 10 women in the kitchen, she gave us each tasks and made us feel like we were part of the cooking experience. Her story is amazing and we loved listening and learned…and eating! I was worried it wouldn’t be enough food (coming from NY these experiences are expensive and minute) BUT we were filled to the brim. Chef Sharon is also a cold brew expert, so looking forward to coming back and trying her coffee!
08 Apr 2021
Sharon's Fresh Market Flavors cooking class was great and she was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the class! The carrot chorizo soup and arepas were both fantastic!! Overall, it was an incredibly positive experience for my group of three.
12 Dec 2020
Chef Sharon was the best!!!!
12 Dec 2020
Chef Sharon was AMAZING. She was so cool and easy to work with. She made sure we were all having fun and the food was fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone.
01 Dec 2020
Wonderful, safe experience with great service and an even better atmosphere. The food was delicious!
29 Sep 2020
Chef Sharon did a great job hosting our Food + Funds fundraiser for our elementary school. She was engaging with the kiddos and families, patient with questions, and the food was absolutely delicious. I look forward to out next event with Cozymeal!
28 Sep 2020
Fun experience but it felt really rushed and a bit hard to keep up...especially for a kids cooking class. We finished more than 10 minutes early, so there would have been time to slow down the pace, which would have made it more enjoyable.
13 Sep 2020
We had a fantastic time and experience with Chef Sharon. The meal was fun to cook, easy for beginners with room for a challenge. The food was delicious and Sharon was so nice and helpful. She was conscientious of Covid safety measures and we felt comfortable throughout the experience. I highly recommend booking with her and I will likely do so again for our next special occasion.
09 Sep 2020
It was a fun experience
08 Sep 2020
Chef Sharon was a great teacher. She was friendly and answered all our questions. Working with a 4 and 7 year old was a challenge but Chef Sharon went as a pace that worked for us. The kids and I both had lots of fun.
04 Sep 2020
Sharon is so patient and good with the kids. I highly recommend her for any birthday partys or events!
16 Aug 2020
Amazing evening! Thanks Sharon!!!
29 Jul 2020
Chef Sharon was very pleasant and patient with the 12 kids she taught ranging in ages 5 - 17. Everyone had a lot fun and I would highly recommend her classes if you are looking for a fun diversion from your kids being cooped up at home.
17 Jul 2020
Chef Sharon was amazing! We had a great time and had a 5 star meal our daughter could cook. Looking forward to another one of her classes.
14 Jun 2020
Chef Sharon was fun. My daughter and I love French onion soup and have always wanted to make it. We appreciated that Chef Sharon was open to and offered up various substitutions. She went a little fast so it was helpful to have two of us cooking as, if we didn’t, we would have fallen behind. Because we cooked the soup down longer than we probably should have based on the recipe, the broth really concentrated but had a great flavor. We will definitely make the recipe again. Thanks, Chef Sharon!
11 Jun 2020
Thank you Sharon! Great fun!
07 Jun 2020
Chef Sharon was great .. very helpful and friendly. We loved doing it as a family and the kids ate it all? thank you !
18 May 2020
Chef Sharon held a great class. My kids really enjoyed getting hands-on and I learned a few new things to add to our dinners.
08 May 2020
Chef Sharon was amazing! My twin 13 year old daughters took the class with me. She was patient with us and very encouraging. Our meal was so delicious and we will definitely take another class from her! Thank you Chef Sharon!
02 Mar 2020
Chef Sharon is awesome & the menu she chose for the class was easy to make and delicious! I would definitely take another class with her again!
15 Jan 2020
Had a great time chef was very knowledgeable we'll definitely be back again.
12 Jan 2020
Excellent vegan meal. Chef Sharon was very professional and engaging. She shared with my wife and I her story of training as a chef and immigrating to this country. Her meal choices were excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Regarding the question of tipping we have already taken care of the gratuity. I would highly recommend her.
23 Nov 2019
Chef Sharon is so fantastic! She’s laid back and makes it easy to cook the meals! And the meal and ambiance is just amazing! Highly recommend! And we will definitely be doing it again!
11 Nov 2019
Chef Sharon was awesome! Really enjoyed the team building experience this afforded our management group. Well put together, and well executed.
07 Nov 2019
14 Oct 2019
What an awesome class. We learned a few tricks in the kitchen that we will continue to use. Chef Sharon is truly gifted and her class was exceptional.
12 Oct 2019
If I could give Chef Sharon more stars I would...what an amazing person and Chef!!! We are looking forward to do this again and bringing more friends to enjoy the atmosphere and the amazing food Chef Sharon teaches us!!!
27 Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class with chef Sharon. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned some fascinating cooking techniques and the food was very tasty. Well done!
21 Sep 2019
We highly recommend Chef Sharon. It was a great experience and we would do it again. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!
15 Aug 2019
Sharon was well prepared & professional, and took good care of us.
04 Aug 2019
My wife and I loved chef Sharon! We had a great time and learned all new dishes! We did the Caribbean vibes class at her location. She was professional and a great host! The meal was wonderful and well designed. We recommend her highly!
18 Jul 2019
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE CHEF! The chef is awesome, the food was amazing and the kitchen was beautiful! My husband and I had the best time! She teaches you how to cook the dish and is open to any questions! Very personable! We can't wait to do this again!!!
07 Apr 2019
Chef Sharon is so talented. The food she made for us was some of the best I’ve ever had.
20 Mar 2019
I gave my fiance this cooking class as a Valentine's gift and I am glad I did. We had a fantastic time! Chef Sharon was incredibly nice and informative, and the kitchen had great views of the city's skyline. The meal was very good and we did not leave hungry. I would highly recommend cooking with Chef Sharon.
05 Mar 2019
I loved the idea of having a cooking class with my partner, however this was not what I was expecting. Unfortunately, the area we were cooking in was not private and there were random people in the area that was either watching TV, blasting music and teenagers making out. It was not what I nor my husband were expecting. My husband thought we could recreate our trip to Italy with a cooking class but it was far from it. In addition, the actual food was okay but it wasn't amazing. The Risotto (which was the star of the show) was way too sour, it tasted like the alcohol wasn't able to cook out. Additionally, the mushrooms in the risotto were not cooked all the way, most likely because the pan was too small for them. Also, we weren't really cooking...it felt like we were sort of prepping for the chef to cook. The chef was kind and very sweet but the overall experience was just not good.
11 Feb 2019
I felt very welcome and comfortable the entire time. All of the dishes were delicious and new, and it was fun to work together on each. What made the experience worth six stars (which is what I want to give) was having been provided with written instructions for each dish to take home and review for after the class when we want to try to book it again. This was my first Cozy Meal experience, and it was superb.
21 Jan 2019
We love cooking so we decided to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary with this class. The experience with Sharon was perfect, we learned some secrets that she shared with us and we tasted exquisite new flavors. The class was very fun, we highly recommend her.
05 Jan 2019
So a great experience! Chef Sharon so prefect! So nice a professional the menu was awesome!! We are trying to plan to see her again.
23 Dec 2018
Sharon was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Getting to know her was great and the space was beautiful with an amazing view of downtown. Sourcing the ingredients locally and seasonally was a bonus and the food turned out fantastic. All in all a very warm and memorable experience. Looking forward to booking with her again!
01 Dec 2018
Chef Sharon was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Her real life approach to cooking gave me the confidence to try any meal at home. The infusion of Caribbean flavors for our 3-course meal was nothing short of amazing.
27 Sep 2018
It was such a pleasure to work with Chef Sharon. She was very knowledgeable about her craft. She answered each of my questions with patience and the food was incredible!
Guest reviews for Chef Sharon
10 Oct 2018
I had the pleasure of having Sharon cooked for my husband and I in multiple occasions and I would say the meal and the hospitality was above and beyond, the entree, main meal and the dessert it was all delicious!! Definitely recommend.
10 Oct 2018
Perfect all around! Sharon really exceeded all of our expectations. She curated a perfect 4 course meal for our anniversary. We look forward to doing this again very soon!
10 Oct 2018
Working with Chef Sharon was such a delight! She was incredibly professional and her food was delightful. We hired her for a private dinner party and she was so knowledgeable about the food and was glad to share her knowledge with our guests! Would love to work with Sharon again and would highly recommend!
10 Oct 2018
I had the privilege of learning to make Shrimp Agua Chile and tasting it from Chef Sharon. I was left in awe at it’s exquisite taste! Not only is she a great chef, but also a great teacher as she was so helpful in also teaching me to make this delicious recipe! I highly recommend her classes!
10 Oct 2018
10 Oct 2018
Outstanding class, we had so much fun, as a couple, and with Chef Sharon, she was so knowledge and passion about cooking.. I totally do it again, perfectly for date night.
10 Oct 2018
I was visiting Dallas, and we came across with this classes to have fun and learn how to impress in our own party’s at home. Delicious Food.
10 Oct 2018
It’s was a blast cooking with Chef Sharon! She made the cooking class fun and informative, I will definitely be signing up for another class!
$ 119 Per person
All inclusive: 4-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.
Meet your chef
After working her way up the food chain from chef de partie to executive chef, Chef Sharon is now using her culinary talents, wisdom, and hospitality to host an array of incredible cooking classes. Chef Sharon loves bringing people together in a setting that is beautifully rare, never medium, and always done well. And when it comes to food, Chef Sharon believes that fresh and from scratch is the only way to go.
The Cozymeal Protection®
Chef Sharon will travel to guests within Dallas for this experience.