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Private Chef - A Taste of Southeast Asia
Private Chef - A Taste of Southeast Asia
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Prepare to be whisked away to far-off lands with Chef Harold's authentic Southeast Asian fare.
Experience elevated Southeast Asian comfort food in this private chef experience. To start, Chef Harold will prepare and serve classic egg drop soup and much-loved rangoon: Crispy golden wontons taken to the next level with luxurious lobster. Savory pork and chicken served atop a nest of crunchy rice noodles will follow, along with Thai boba tea, a delightful drink made with tapioca balls and served cold.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.
Egg Drop Soup
With minced garlic, scallions, salt and black pepper
With wonton wrappers and cream cheese
Crispy Rice Nest Noodles With Pork and Chicken
With lomein noodles, rice noodles, onions, garlic and bean sprouts
Thai Boba Tea
With tapioca balls, sugar and condensed milk
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 25
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 30 minutes prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Harold
30 Mar 2023
Chef Harold was great and his sushi class was a wonderful way for our corporate team to learn the basics of making sushi! He offered great tips, was charismatic, and made the whole process easy. We've had Chef Harold to our office on 3 occasions and all have been wonderful!
26 Mar 2023
Chef Harold was very insightful, punctual and entertaining. Overall, Chef Harold provided a great experience. Would recommend!
26 Mar 2023
This was my first experience with both sushi making, and Chef Harold - without question it won't be the last! Harold is a charismatic, knowledgeable, and talented chef that brings with him decades of experience which is immediately prevalent as soon as you meet him. Our two- and half-hour class went by in a flash, and it was the perfect combination of eating, learning, and laughing. No matter the occasion, Chef Harold will no doubt come prepared and leave you planning your next event him before he leaves. Well done, Chef - we already look forward to seeing you again.
23 Mar 2023
We had Chef Harold teach us to make sushi for a team event. Team had a blast. Harold is entertaining, creative and his sushi is the best!
21 Mar 2023
Amazing dinner with chef Harold! Would highly suggest and refer him to my family and friends.
19 Mar 2023
Had lots of fun with Chef Harold!
18 Mar 2023
Just finished up our class with Harold, and we had a blast! The food was amazing and learning from Harold was super fun. Such a great teacher and entertainer as well! Highly recommend this for groups of all sizes. Thank you Harold!
16 Mar 2023
Chef Harold is the absolute best!! We had such a fun time with him and his cooking is FANTASTIC! He is very fun and the whole experience was a blast. Thank you Chef Harold!!!
12 Mar 2023
Chef Harold was great!
09 Mar 2023
Amazing class! Our group of four had such a great time learning from Chef Harold. Lots of jokes, laughter, and fun! The chicken wings were the best!
08 Mar 2023
Amazing class! Chef Harold is a great chef/instructor, and the food was delicious!
03 Mar 2023
Chef Harold was great! On time, professional and fun. We had a great time.
01 Mar 2023
Chef Harold was amazing! He provided great cooking instruction, made the experience lots of fun, and put together a truly delicious menu! I can't recommend him highly enough!
01 Mar 2023
Harold was absolutely amazing- we’ve been talking about this class non stop and recommending to all of our friends. Chef Harold’s class was informative and fun and truly made our birthday celebration special!
27 Feb 2023
Chef Harold was amazing! I gave the sushi making class to my boyfriend as a Christmas gift and it was such a great experience. Chef was very informative and answered every question we asked. Looking forward to doing his other classes with more friends. Would definitely recommend this for a date night or group activity with friends!
25 Feb 2023
Chef Harold was very professional yet candid which was perfect for us first timers. There was an enormous amount of food for the 5 of us and the Gluten allergy was handled perfectly. Chef had done prep work to ensure the Celiac in the group was able to enjoy tempura for the first time in a long time.
22 Feb 2023
Harold provided an incredible experience! Food was delicious. Shared great knowledge about the food, and the recipes! 10/10 would recommend!!
15 Feb 2023
Chef Harold was awesome! Super knowledgeable and made cooking super easy and fun:)
12 Feb 2023
Chef Harold just left and we already want him back. Not only was the food equally as beautiful as it was delicious, but his warm personality was our favorite. He shared his history as well as the history of the food we ate. He even made snacks for our dog. Char Harold is a master at his craft. We can’t wait to sign up again with more friends!
08 Feb 2023
Chef Harold was great and the food was delicious.
08 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful sushi experience. We had so much fun with Chef Harold. Looking forward to next time.
06 Feb 2023
Chef Harold was great
05 Feb 2023
Wonderful class with lots of delicious food!
25 Jan 2023
Chef Harold was fantastic!! A fun experience and delicious food! 11/10 would recommend.
22 Jan 2023
We had Chef Harold over tonight for the Asian Street Food class. It was our first time with Cozymeal and Chef Harold and it was fun and engaging! Having it in our home meant we didn't have to get a babysitter and we loved the intimate setting and getting to chat with Chef Harold. We felt very special. The chicken was our favorite - so crispy and I can't believe we made it ourselves. Chef Harold also made a custom super spicy noodle option for my husband who loves spicy food. But he can make it non spicy too for those with a milder palette. Overall great experience and glad we did it!
David & Barbara
21 Jan 2023
We had so much fun and learned a lot with Chef Harold!! The "Wagyu Backyard Cookout Party" was awesome, especially the shrimp hand roll, noodles and rice cake with chocolate ganache. So glad we were given this as a gift!
19 Jan 2023
Such a great time with an awesome and intelligent chef. Thank you!! 10/10 would recommend and will definitely hire again!
18 Jan 2023
Great night! Delicous food! What a fun chef.... highly recommend!!!!
14 Jan 2023
Chef Harold was great! Got the modern sushi cooking class as a gift for my girlfriend and it exceeded expectations. Not only was the food phenomenal, but he provided a fun and informative interactive experience. Would love to have Chef Harold back in the future.
14 Jan 2023
100/10 amazing!! Chef Harold far surpassed our expectations of both the sushi and his stories. He was also extremely accommodating with dietary restrictions. Looking forward to our next experience with him.
13 Jan 2023
It is amazing that an individual with all of the experience and expertise that chef Harold has is doing this kind of work. He is clearly an expert, is extremely knowledgeable, and makes sharing his knowledge so much fun and wonderfully tasty! We had an awesome time. I must recommend chef Harold.
09 Jan 2023
Harold is awesome! This is the second time we've had him come to do a cooking class at my house, and he delivered once again! Such a good time. Highly recommend!
07 Jan 2023
We had a blast cooking with Chef Harold! Great stories, delicious sushi (particularly the lobster maki), and 10 out of 10 for preparation and taste! We look forward to doing it again.
06 Jan 2023
My sister gifted us this experience as a Christmas gift & chef Harold did not disappoint! He arrived on time and even accommodated our 30 min delay when my husband was running late from an event. He was super friendly, told us all about his family and work - life experiences. The food was so delicious and seemed to whip it right up in an instant. He was engaging and made jokes with our two young kids to keep them entertained and happy! We took fun photos and videos the whole time laughing and eating - what a fun family experience! Highly reccommend Chef Harold!
04 Jan 2023
So much fun and absolutely loved what we learned how to cook. Extra special thanks to Harold, who accommodated us with a vegetarian menu, it was delicious and exactly what I wanted to learn how to cook. Highly recommend and will absolutely take another class with him.
Danielle and Nate Bohnke
03 Jan 2023
Chef Harold was engaging and a joy!! The food was fantastic, especially the chicken wings.
02 Jan 2023
Chef Harold was absolutely incredible! The food and the service was just amazing! It was the best New Year’s Eve!!! Exceeded all expectations! I highly recommend Chef Harold!!!
01 Jan 2023
Amazing experience. Chef Harold was very friendly, funny and the food was of the highest restaurant quality. He was very thorough in his explanations on how to prepare everything and gave great feedback when he taught us how to make our own sushi! I would not think twice about doing this experience again. Great idea for a date or something to do with a group of friends. 100/10 recommend
31 Dec 2022
Chef Harold was absolutely amazing! The sushi was excellent and we had a great experience! Would totally use him again for a small or big event. Thank you chef for a fantastic time!
31 Dec 2022
My experience with Chef Harold was amazing!! Very great food that was very fun to make, and Harold was a great instructor. It was definitely a great choice for me and my girlfriend's anniversary ?
24 Dec 2022
We had an amazing time with Chef Harold! His food was delicious and his talks were educational! I look forward to booking him again next year :)
21 Dec 2022
Chef Harold was absolutely amazing! My husband, mother in law, and 6 year old son all had a wonderful time as Chef Harold taught them how to roll their own sushi. He even made some menu tweaks to cater to my son's taste (hold the spicy mayo, please!). A unique experience for all generations involved. We will certainly book Chef Harold again!
19 Dec 2022
Chef Harold was amazing! Not only was the food AMAZING, but he was so fun and interactive, He made the night memorable for all of us. Also, there was so much delicious food. We had extra broth left from the ramen and we made risotto the next day - DELICIOUS!
12 Dec 2022
Thank you Chef
11 Dec 2022
Had chef Harold come over as a birthday treat for my boyfriend. The whole experience was so easy, fun and we learned some good skills! We are already planning our next little Asian food night where we can re create some of the items. Chef Harold does lots of different types of events too we learned and I would happily book him again for a future event with friends or with coworkers
10 Dec 2022
We had a blast in the Asian Street Food cooking class. Chef Harold showed up with everything we needed for the class and cleaned up after, so it was super hands-off for us. He was flexible with the menu and made adjustments according to our preferences. Everything we made was incredible! The class was a great balance of prepping ingredients, learning the cooking process, and just enjoying the food and conversations with Chef Harold. Highly recommend! We're excited to try these recipes on our own at home and try one of his sushi classes in the future.
08 Dec 2022
100/10 !!! Chef Harold was amazing. He's very thorough and gives you a full background on his experience. The food was incredible and we had such a fun time. Highly recommend!!
07 Dec 2022
Chef Harold was friendly and fun and made our team building event (sushi) a big success. Lots of laughs and delicious food. Thanks!
04 Dec 2022
Our second time booking Chef Harold and certainly more to come! If only we could rate 6 stars. Thank you Chef!
29 Nov 2022
Amazing experience. Harold brought everything you need and a very high degree of knowledge and professionalism. The food was excellent and he even helped us with our kid! We will book with him again!
23 Nov 2022
Great experience with chef Harold!
21 Nov 2022
Chef Harold and his partner were amazing to work with! They were patient with us, their food was amazing, their customer experience was unreal AND they ended up taking a TON of photos of our group without even being asked. I would recommend their class to anyone. Next time we're going to try the Sushi class with them per his recommendation.
14 Nov 2022
Chef Harold was a wonderful cook and a wonderful guy!! His menu was incredible and he was a fantastic entertainer. He was full of smiles and the food was absolutely delicious. He made my friend’s birthday so special. Couldn’t recommend him enough!!
12 Nov 2022
Harold was super knowledgable and taught us to make delicious gluten free asian cuisine! Highly recommend
11 Nov 2022
Chef Harold was the best! Thanks for making our last night in Boston so fun and for celebrating our friends birthday with us. Such a great experience and such an awesome chef!
07 Nov 2022
Chef Harold was great. He was really friendly and informative. He answers all of our questions and taught us so much about sushi! Our meal was delicious and so fun to make! We would highly recommend Chef Harold!
24 Oct 2022
Harold was amazing - personable, talented, and so kind and funny. He customized the meal for our food allergies and food intolerances. Thank you so much, Chef Harold!
20 Oct 2022
We were a group of 18 and had a fantastic time! We invited chef Harold for a team building event. Chef Harold was accommodating and quick to respond to all of our inquiries. Sushi rolls were very tasty and plentiful!
18 Oct 2022
Chef Harold was amazing! Lovely menu, accommodated dietary restrictions without any dilution to taste. He was so informative for my kids, too! Excellent taste, presentation and learning experience for all. Will definitely do it again and highly recommend!
17 Oct 2022
The food was amazing and so was Chef Harold. It was the best sushi I have ever had and we will definitely book him again!
17 Oct 2022
Our class with Chef Harold was so much fun - he kept us on task while keeping it fun. He shared lots of info about his own experience and about sushi making - and the food was delicious! Unfortunately he didn't provide dessert, red bean paste with mochi, as indicated on the menu.
09 Oct 2022
Thank you so much chef Harold. We had such a wonderful time and absolutely loved our meal.
08 Oct 2022
We had a fantastic evening with Chef Harold! The food was unmatched in quality, beyond restaurant good. Chef was really personable and told great stories about his adventures. We look forward to having Chef Harold back again!
06 Oct 2022
Chef Harold was excellent !!!!! Such a great class. He is very entertaining!!!
30 Sep 2022
We did the Sushi Spectacular with Chef Harold. The sushi was delicious and we learned some techniques. Harold has had a long sushi career and he answered all our questions, so now we can feel more confident making our own sushi in the future. Plus, he was very entertaining and kept us laughing for the whole 2 hours.
28 Sep 2022
Chef Harold's private dining experience was amazing! He was so professional, fun, and the food was the best I've ever had. Loved hearing Chef Harold's life stories - he is such an interesting person. 10/10 would recommend.
23 Sep 2022
Wonderful experience! Chef Harold was knowledgeable, funny, and had some great stories to share. It was such a fun night and something we will definitely do again!
20 Sep 2022
chef Harold was a pleasure and the food was delicious!
19 Sep 2022
Very nice person that has a lot of knowledge and knows how to entertain!
19 Sep 2022
Chef Harold is an expert in sushi making who makes the process enjoyable and easy! He is super pleasant to have as a teacher and the food was delicious!
17 Sep 2022
Chef Harold provided us with an incredible evening! The food was delicious, the class was fun and he was funny and personable! We can’t wait to book him again for another night with friends! Can’t recommend enough - prepare to be full!
13 Sep 2022
Chef Harold’s sushi-making class was awesome! He was so friendly and he made the experience very fun and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend him for any celebration or gathering :)
07 Sep 2022
Chef Harold was delightful to have cook for us. We chose the four course Asian street food menu and we had fun cooking alongside him and learning some new recipes to make ourselves in the future. He gave tips about how to make cooking easy. I’d highly recommend him.
06 Sep 2022
A great anniversary gift for my partner! Chef Harold has a lot of experience and many great stories to share while cooking.
01 Sep 2022
Chef Harold and this class were great. The sushi tasted fantastic and Chef Harold led our group in how to make a California roll and spacy tuna roll. Good times had by all, would take another class for sure!
31 Aug 2022
Chef Harold was amazing, we had such a fun time during his Asian Street Food cooking class. He's a great teacher and makes it easy. The food was delicious and we will definitely book him again for other events! We highly recommend Chef Harold; thank you for a great experience!
30 Aug 2022
We hired Chef Harold to a 7 person birthday party at our house - and he was fabulous! We selected the Journey through Asia Menu and every course was phenomenal! This was my second time hiring Chef Harold and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect at home dinning experience. His food is delicious, he does the full setup/cleaning, very fun and interactive. Looking forward to using him again in the future.
28 Aug 2022
We were celebrating my sister’s going away and big move to the west coast. It was such a good time, laughs and tons of food. Chef Harold brought everything and was so attentive to our needs. The sushi was delicious and sooo much of it. He balanced learning, jokes, his background and sharing his own inventions on the menu (sushi taco was awesome)! An awesome night and highly recommend him!
23 Aug 2022
We had such a good time with Chef Harold! He's an excellent teacher and a lot of fun. The whole menu was delicious, and the sushi was amazing. Highly recommend Chef Harold to anyone and everyone!
22 Aug 2022
Chef Harold's cooking experience was such a unique and intimate cooking experience. We learned so much from him - both from his storytelling and his experience as a chef. He was so fun to cook with and you can just see his dedication to creating a fun ambiance and making delicious food! This is an experience that we STRONGLY recommend!
16 Aug 2022
Chef Harold did a great job teaching and entertaining us for a small family gathering. We very much enjoyed the event and the sushi! Thank you again!
13 Aug 2022
Chef Harold is awesome! We enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. He just made it so fun (and delicious), we would definitely book again!
04 Aug 2022
We had a great evening learning and cooking with Chef Harold!
03 Aug 2022
Chef Harold was awesome! We had a blast learning how to properly prepare sushi. Chef is very knowledgeable, patient and humorous. The food was amazing and we can’t wait to have him again. Would recommend to family and friends without reservation.
24 Jul 2022
Chef Harold was great! He was very prompt, brought everything with him so there was no prep work needed for us, and was engaging and entertaining. A great date night! Would highly recommend.
22 Jul 2022
Excellent chef, very knowledgeable, personable and funny and the food was DELICIOUS! I gave a tip to Harold already.
20 Jul 2022
Chef Harold was amazing! Great food and he taught us a lot! We look forward to having him again with our friends and family!
17 Jul 2022
We had such a blast with Chef Harold! He shared a wealth of knowledge about the fundamentals of making a restaurant-quality meal starting with miso soup and ending in a variety of maki rolls. His sense of humor and dedication to making great food made for an engaging evening - and the sushi was SO good! Please take his classes!
03 Jul 2022
Chef Harold was AMAZING! He made my wife’s and I’s anniversary an absolute treat. He was a lot of fun and answered so many of my questions. We can’t wait to book him again!
26 Jun 2022
From the moment Chef Harold arrived, he was committed to providing us the full cooking experience. He was respectful, engaging, and never once let a dull moment pass by as he progressed through each dish. The food was excellent, and he even made sure to capture the experience with multiple photo opportunities. 10/10, would highly recommend to anyone considering this class - I fully intend to use him again to learn and experience a new dish (chicken wings, probably!)
25 Jun 2022
Chef Harold taught us a lot about sushi, including fundamental information and insider knowledge, tips, and tricks. We really enjoyed it and had a good time. The food was delicious! Recommended.
22 Jun 2022
Chef Harold was amazing! We did the Taste of Asia experience to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. He was very accommodating with allergies and even threw in an extra menu item. The food was delicious and the experience was very fun overall.
13 Jun 2022
Chef Harold is the man! We needed a unique corporate team building event for up to 22 people, and Chef Harold did not disappoint! Held in the private demo kitchen at the Time Out Boston location in the Fenway area, the venue was fantastic. Chef was welcoming and knowledgeable and was able to interact with our large team with energy and enthusiasm. We learned a lot while having fun preparing a 5-course Asian Fusion meal. Everyone was having so much fun, we went an hour longer than the event was scheduled for! We left with full stomachs, and a new appreciation for this chef's broad culinary talents. Can't wait to schedule a future event with Chef, I hear the sushi course is amazing too. If you are looking for a unique team building event in the Boston area, Chef Harold is it!
13 Jun 2022
Harold was a lot of fun and an excellent teacher, and the sushi was great!
12 Jun 2022
Chef Harold was amazing! He was very personable and made the night fun! Everything he made was absolutely delicious. We willl definitely recommend Chef Harold and look forward to using him again ourselves.
06 Jun 2022
I took Harold's Sushi Spectacular class this past Saturday with some friends and it was the highlight of our weekend! Harold is so wonderful and his sushi is incredible! This is the second time I have taken a sushi class with Harold and I couldn't recommend it more!! Book Harold!
31 May 2022
Chef Harold was great! He customized the class for our timeframe and food needs, and he made it work in our office kitchen area. And, the food was delicious!
28 May 2022
Chef Harold was a delight and the whole experience a wonderful one. While teaching us, he shared stories about his journey as a chef as well as information about the art of sushi making. Under his guidance, we each made several delicious rolls and the feast also included miso soup and edamame salad made by Chef Harold. Thanks Chef Harold!
28 May 2022
We loved chef Harold and thoroughly enjoyed our sushi experience.
28 May 2022
It was fabulous!!! We loved Chef Harold. We learned so much about sushi. I will hire him again. I’m very happy with the sushi experience. ?
22 May 2022
We had the best time doing the Asian Street Food class with Chef Harold! All of the food was absolutely delicious and we had so much fun participating in the cooking class and hearing all of Chef Harold’s stories. We are already talking about booking another class!
18 May 2022
Chef Harold was absolutely wonderful. I booked him for a birthday and it was simply the best sushi we had ever had. Not only are the ingredients fresh and delicious, his teaching skills are equally great and he was also so kind, patient, and funny! I definitely recommend Chef Harold and his amazing sushi if you’re in the market for a private sushi class.
17 May 2022
We had so much fun having chef Harold over teaching us how to make sushi! Not only was it delicious, we learned so much!
10 May 2022
Chef Harold was so wonderful! The class was very enjoyable and he taught us a ton. The food was incredible and he even shared some recipes with us after class! He made sure to clean up everything after class too which was awesome. I definitely recommend this class! We plan on taking more classes from Chef Harold in the future.
08 May 2022
Chef Harold is great! He delivers an entertaining and educating class that makes cooking fun! I would definitely recommend Chef Harold and his class.
05 May 2022
Te chef was nice and professional, the food was amazing. The chef not only brought cooking utensils but also cleaned the space and left it as it was. Thank you chef Harold for an amazing experience
02 May 2022
Our first Cozymeal experience was a success. Chef Harold was phenomenal. He is funny and personable as he teaches the mastery of his class. The food is great and if anyone is wondering their is definitely enough food to fill you up! I would highly recommend this class and would love to work with Chef Harold again in the future.
26 Apr 2022
Chef Harold was fun, funny, and very experienced. It was awesome to learn so many great recipes from him! Everything was delicious, can't wait to try out what we learned for some friends!
25 Apr 2022
Chef Harold made sushi making so fun and approachable. He had tons of stories and we learned so much. The food was all extremely fresh and so delicious - and we ended up with tons of sushi to enjoy! Definitely recommend booking Chef Harold for any of his classes.
20 Apr 2022
Chef Harold was an excellent teacher and gave us a wonderful class in our home! 10/10 would recommend to everyone!
19 Apr 2022
Chef Harold was an excellent chef and teacher making it such a FUN experience for our teenage sons, my husband and I learning how to roll our own sushi! The miso soup, edamame salad, and temaki (hand roll) were all amazing, and then the delicious ingredients that Chef Harold provides to roll our own sushi and present it with sauces, ginger, etc. We loved every minute of it and highly recommend Chef Harold to anyone looking for a unique interactive way to enjoy sushi! Thank you again Chef Harold!!
19 Apr 2022
Chef Harold’s class was amazing. I booked the class as a birthday present for my girlfriend, who has Celiac and can rarely have teriyaki sauce and had never had tempura before. Chef Harold makes everything at home so it’s all gluten free, and he’s very knowledgeable about food safety in general. The sushi we made was the best sushi we’ve ever had. Chef Harold is a great teacher and has a very fun personality, which made the class even better. We especially appreciated hearing about his long experience making sushi and his explanation of the different types of sushi. I’d recommend this experience to anyone, and can’t wait to try making it on my own.
16 Apr 2022
Even after reading all the great reviews, Chef Harold exceeded our expectations. He made us laugh, made us a delicious meal, taught us about sushi and how to make it. We enjoyed every moment with Chef Harold and had one of our best date nights with this experience. 10/10 recommend!
15 Apr 2022
Chef Harold was warm and engaging and ensured we had a fabulous time. He perfectly paced all courses, kept instruction to “digestible” buts, and made sure each of us could follow along. He came perfectly prepared, with ingredients already pre measured and cut. He really made my husband’s birthday memorable and went beyond the menu to make my husband a “sushi cake” to make the event extra special.
10 Apr 2022
Chef Herlad was amazing. My boyfriend and I had him come to our home for a sushi lesson and he brought everything to cook and cook with. The miso soup, edamame salad, and sushi rolls were all amazing. We both learned to make everything while having fun with Chef Herlad. Highly recommend reaching out to him for a private class like we did in our home, having him host an event or cater as well as attending his classes one of which is in Everett (by nightshift) on classpop (plan to do this in the future with him on classpop or if I ever host an event or need something catered).
09 Apr 2022
Chef Harold exceeded our hopes and expectations! We did the sushi making class with him a while back and enjoyed his food and recipes so much that we wanted more! The tour of Asia was absolutely delicious in every way possible. All of the courses were so scrumptious it was hard to choose a favorite. Chef Harold’s chicken wings were so crispy and the “special sauce” was seriously something special. The sushi nigiri was fresh and the drunken noodles were So flavorful and chock full of chicken, shrimp and lobster. Better than a restaurant and the experience of having the chef in your kitchen is such a fun bonus. We highly recommend Chef Harold!
30 Mar 2022
Chef Harold is a very talented chef, and this event was a lot of fun! He did most of the work and cooked 4 delicious courses. He taught us a lot and was very passionate and energetic.
28 Mar 2022
Chef Harold was amazing and so informative. I gifted it to my husband and later grew into a group class with a few of our friends. We had so much fun and learned SO much! We love Japanese food, particularly sushi and so we wanted the option of making sushi at home instead of always having to go to to restaurant to eat it. Can't wait to do our first batch at home from start to finish. THANKS SO MUCH, CHEF! We'll be seeing you again soon. Maybe for your Ramen class! =)
22 Mar 2022
Chef Harold was absolutely amazing! He is so engaging and enjoys sharing his culture and passion for delicious food with a crowd. I couldn’t recommend him enough, I miss his food already!
19 Mar 2022
We had so much fun! Chef brought everything we needed including dishes, more than enough food, and even took pictures of us to post on Instagram.
19 Mar 2022
Chef Harold gave us an absolutely wonderful experience. His cooking was out of this world delicious. He was very kind and we highly recommend him as your chef of choice!
12 Mar 2022
Chef Harold was amazing ! He made our sushi lunch so fun! He had great stories and made the actual hands-on experience easy to follow and fun. Already planning Memorial Day weekend with Chef Harold! Highly recommend !
11 Mar 2022
Chef Harold was amazing - taught us so much, we had a fabulous time and the food was amazing
07 Mar 2022
Chef Harold made our sushi lunch so fun! He had great stories and made the actual hands-on experience easy to follow and comfortable. We will certainly be keeping Harold in mind for future classes and parties.
04 Mar 2022
Chef Harold was great, he accomodated my request for a date/time to celebrate a special event. What a fun experience to learn how to make delicious sushi.
28 Feb 2022
Absolutely fantastic! We’ll be having Chef Harold back at our house again. Thanks for a wonderful lunch/instructional!
25 Feb 2022
Great experience! Highly recommend.
22 Feb 2022
Chef Harold was a true professional and a great instructor! We loved learning and making our own sushi, and we especially enjoyed the special rolls that Chef Harold made for us. There’s so much delicious sushi to go around, so bring your hungriest friends!
21 Feb 2022
Harold's class was amazing! His was perfectly on time and brings everything with him. His stories and experience were incredible to listen to and his class was very easy to follow. Needless to say, we can't wait to book Harold again for his other classes too.
20 Feb 2022
Chef Harold was great! He is very knowledgeable and we had a great time. You definitely make a lot of sushi so come hungry! You will not regret booking!
19 Feb 2022
Harold was extremely personable and attentive to our less than experienced skill sets with making sushi. He brought everything and more to make the dishes and was patient and clear with how to make the dishes the correct way. Harold went above and beyond in all categories!
18 Feb 2022
Chef Harold whipped up a delicious dinner and a fun experience for us. Sushi was delicious and creative (sushi tacos!) and the ramen was fantastic comfort food on a stormy night. Harold was charming and entertaining. Highly recommend!
10 Feb 2022
Chef Harold was amazing!!! Such a great gift to my family for Christmas and so much fun. Chef's food was delicious and everything was so fresh! He was so entertaining and we loved spending time with him. Thank you, Chef Harold!!!
31 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was incredible! Such a fun experience, we would definitely do it again !!
31 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was an amazing teacher! We had a vegetarian in our group and he was very accommodating and careful with the cross contamination. He is very fun and really knows his stuff! We learned so much. Would highly recommend
29 Jan 2022
We loved our sushi class with Harold! Everything we made was absolutely delicious--really best sushi we have ever had. We had lots of fun making it, and learned so much as well. Would definitely book a class like this again!
16 Jan 2022
Chef Harold is a fantastic chef and master of his craft. We had so much fun learning how to make sushi and it all was delicious! Will definitely book again for a larger party!
16 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was amazing. Our class was top notch and delicious. Thank you so much!
13 Jan 2022
I had no idea what to get my fiancé for Christmas and someone recommended “gifting an experience.” I stumbled across Cozy Meal through Google and booked Chef Harold’s Sushi Spectacular. Communication was great and he asked if we had any food allergies in preparation. My fiancé and I had such a fun and educational experience all in the comfort of our home!! The food was delicious and Chef Harold left our kitchen SPOTLESS. My friends who have never heard of Cozy Meal saw my Instagram story and now they’re all curious to book! I will be back to book more experiences!! #winningfiance
11 Jan 2022
I booked this experience as gifts for family members for Christmas and Chef Harold did not disappoint! He is personable, informative, and funny! He gave us fantastically simple instruction, wonderfully tasty recipes and the confidence to recreate his delicious food at home. Can’t wait to cook for my family and friends:)))))))
10 Jan 2022
Harold was a joy to spend the evening with. The food was amazing! He came prepared, with everything you need, cooked and cleaned. He gave some history about the dishes, all in all it was an Awsome time! I would do it again!
10 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was an amazing teacher! He was very patient and flexible in our kitchen. It made for a pleasant Sunday, and we had plenty to eat during the class and also leftover for later on. It was just 2 of us plus Chef Harold, but I would recommend him for any group large or small. Great tasting food and great company!
08 Jan 2022
Chef Harold worked with me to create a dumpling class for my boyfriend and I and he made it so fun! It was hands on but we also got to watch Chef and relax and drink some wine, too. He also had us covered when it came to photos which he sent us after and was a nice memo. Next time, we'll have to book him for sushi - his speciality! Chef is very talented and it was a pleasure to work with him.
05 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was wonderful, a warm storyteller and a kind teacher. He was so generous to include our younger daughter, too. Delicious sushi, and a new favorite: a sushi taco!
02 Jan 2022
Chef Harold was great!! I booked him as a Christmas gift for my dad & he created a great experience for my family. He is super personable and knowledgeable. It was interesting to learn about his experiences and learn from his expertise. He also has a great sense of humor creating a wonderful learning environment & so much fun. I highly recommend chef Harold and we will for sure be booking him again in the future!
01 Jan 2022
Chef was the best! The sushi was amazing and we had the best time!
01 Jan 2022
Chief Harold was super nice. He was pleasant, very knowledgeable about sushi and his instructions were very easy to follow.
31 Dec 2021
I booked Chef Harold's class for a surprise gift for my family for Christmas. From the moment Chef Harold arrived at our home, everybody was so engaged. Chef Harold introduced himself and spoke about his journey, interspersed with lots of humour. It was a great way to start the evening and establish a wonderful rapport. Chef Harold is clearly an expert in making sushi and has an unique ability to teach his skills in a very patient and effective way. The family was able to make their own sushi creations which gave everybody a sense of pride. One of our family members is vegetarian and Chef Harold made her feel very much included and helped her create delicious vegetarian sushi with sweet potato which we all loved! Chef Harold is very organised and came with everything he needed for the class. You only have to provide the space and sit down and be entertained. Chef Harold's energy is contagious and we all agreed, it was the best gift we received EVER! We would book Chef Harold again with no hesitation, he truly is a brilliant sushi chef and human being.
30 Dec 2021
Chef Harold was great! My family really enjoyed learning about sushi and the chance to roll our own. There was plenty of food and Chef Harold was very knowledgeable and fun. Would do this again for a fun dinner party or family gathering. I would highly recommend Chef Harold!
30 Dec 2021
Chef Harold was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better night. He was funny, informative, and clearly a master of his craft. The food was incredibly fresh and his recipes were delicious. We would book him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend this class to anyone!
27 Dec 2021
Chef Harold was very friendly and answered all our questions! The food was also excellent.
16 Dec 2021
Chef Harold was amazing! He was extremely personable and made this experience fun and exciting. He is so educated and knowledgeable about his cuisine and the Japanese culture. He took photos and videos as he taught my boyfriend and I how to make sushi rolls. I would highly recommend Chef Harold for a date night, holiday gift or a family get-together, not to mention his food was extremely fresh and delicious! 10/10 review i will definitely be booking again and recommending to my friends and family!
15 Dec 2021
I booked Chef Harold specifically because of how many positive reviews he has. The sushi was the best I’ve ever had but that wasn’t my favorite part to be honest. His personality is why I want to express how happy I am that I booked with Chef Harold. When I requested the class I wrote in the comments that I had gastric bypass surgery 7 months ago (so I can only have brown rice and nothing fried) and that I love sushi because the protein it provides really gives my body what it needs. When he arrived he told me he made a couple exceptions for me because of my comment (1. He has never gone to NH, that’s where I live. 2. He has a two person minimum, I booked for just myself). He truly wants to help/educate people that want to learn about healthier ways to eat and prepare food. He even left me a sushi roll mat as a Christmas gift! His kindness inspired me to tell my story of surgery to others because some of those people just may help you. He helped me tremendously!!
15 Dec 2021
I booked Chef Harold's services for my husband's birthday dinner! The food was phenomenal! Sushi Taco was so innovative and delicious. He kept us engaged with stories, taking pictures and even boomerangs! If you are thinking about using Chef Harold's services, don't give it a second thought, just book it!!
11 Dec 2021
I surprised my boyfriend with Chef Harold’s Sushi Spectacular and it was amazing!! We learned how to make 2 rolls and 1 hand roll. It was cool to hear about his sushi experience. We ate so much sushi, it was well worth it! Highly recommend picking chef Harold!!
08 Dec 2021
Chef Harold gave us a wonderful experience in our home! He was a pleasure to spend time with. Highly recommended.
04 Dec 2021
Chef Harold was amazing! We had such a fun time hearing about his life, learning how to make sushi, and eating his delicious food! I would absolutely recommend anyone wanting to take a fun, at home cooking class to book with Chef Harold! He was prompt and respectful in our home. Thank you for such a fun birthday and anniversary lunch, Chef!
28 Nov 2021
Fantastic service. It was fun to learn about sushi and how to make it, and Chef Harold was very entertaining. The sushi itself was delicious!
26 Nov 2021
Amazing experience! So much fun we had a group of 9 with ages ranging from 9 to 80 and everyone had a blast!!
14 Nov 2021
Had a great time! Chef Harold was very knowledgeable and kind!
14 Nov 2021
This was my first experience using Cozymeal and it was excellent! The ease with which I was able to make the booking, combined with the interesting and fun experience of learning about and preparing Asian Street food made the entire experience really enjoyable and one which I will repeat with other friends in the future. I would highly recommend Chef Harold!
11 Nov 2021
Chef Harold is amazing! Not only did he individually serve us the best sushi we have ever had, he also provided us with an incredibly fun and easy to understand sushi making experience. The thing that really made our course special was Chef Harold himself. He is an incredibly kind, fun, and interesting person. He has numerous fascinating experiences as a chef that takes an evening with him to another level. I would elaborate more, but wouldn’t want to spoil the surprises he has in store. I couldn’t give him a better rating. Perfect for a gift, friends/family evening, or a curious person willing to learn something new.
06 Nov 2021
Chef Harold was incredible, we had so much fun with him! He was super punctual and respectful. His plates were amazing and he coaches you along the way. He takes pictures along the dinner and explains the different types of sushi. He shares his recipes after so you dont need to write in the middle of the dinner. His ingredients were top and the food was really good. Thank you Chef Harold for making our anniversary celebration an amazing dinner. I strongly recommend anyone to try out a class with Chef Harold!
04 Nov 2021
My girlfriend and I had a great time taking the Asian street food class. Chef Harold was a great teacher and very pleasant to be around. The food was amazing!
01 Nov 2021
Chef Harold knows his stuff! We had delicious food, tons of laughs and learned so much about the sushi making process. ABSOLUTELY recommend!!!
24 Oct 2021
We had a fantastic, fun, and informative evening with Chef Harold! Chef Harold is a knowledgeable sushi master, great entertainer, and wonderful person. We learned lots while having a total blast. Will definitely be booking another class with Chef Harold soon!
21 Oct 2021
Chef Harold was an absolute pleasure. He was informative, funny, and made us some excellent sushi (while being tolerant of our sad sushi rolls). I look forward to recommending his class to our friends, and possibly taking another class of his in the future.
15 Oct 2021
I hired Chef Harold to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and the experience was great. Not only was the food delicious, Chef Harold also had many entertaining stories about his cooking adventures over the years. I would highly recommend.
11 Oct 2021
Chef Harold was wonderful.
11 Oct 2021
We had Chef Harold come to our apartment for the "Asian Street Food Culture," and it was amazing! He is so talented, funny, and knowledgeable about food! Every course was absolutely delicious and my fiancé has not stopped talking about the chicken wings. Best he has ever had!
10 Oct 2021
Chef Harold was a blast! Beyond the wonderful food and presentation, we gained an understanding of the fundamentals of making modern sushi. And his stories kept us laughing all night! Thanks so much!
27 Sep 2021
Chef Harold was amazing! I gave this as a present for my boyfriend for his birthday. We both had a blast, the food was great, and we learned a lot. Chef Harold was also, prepared, kind, and fun to spend time with. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone interested in this sort of event. As an added bonus, he took lots of pictures of us with the sushi and sent them to us along with the recipes after. I can’t say enough good things about this experience! Thank you Chef Harold!
21 Sep 2021
Chef Harold is absolutely amazing we had a fantastic time and would hire him again in a heartbeat! Such a great experience!!
11 Sep 2021
I had Chef Harold for my husband’s birthday celebration and we loved it. The 4 course menu was great and the sushi was delicious. Can’t wait to having again on my next future celebrations
07 Sep 2021
Chef Harold is very experienced, he completely captured the attention of my 10 year old and 8 year old for two hours. He was also very prepared and punctual for the event, I would surely hire him for future events and highly recommend him.
18 Aug 2021
Chef Harold came to my house for a private party of 14 people. He did an amazing job and was extremely professional and respectful. The 5 course meal was incredible and would 100% hire him again for a private dinner at my home. He brought all the necessary equipment and materials, and packaged up the leftover for us to keep. Highly recommend if you are consider a private dinner!
16 Aug 2021
Chef Harold made my fiancé's birthday so special! From taking the time to explain his background, to teaching us the art of making his dishes, to making sure we had photos of the entire night. He gave us an unforgettable experience with incredible food and great portion sizes. I would highly recommend this experience with him to anyone!
04 Aug 2021
We had a blast taking Chef Harold's Modern Sushi class. He came with all the ingredients, tools, etc. we needed for the class, and we made so many courses in a small Somerville condo with ease. It was so fun and educational, and there is no shortage of delicious food to eat. I can't wait to practice these skills and continue making sushi. I'm recommending this class to all of my friends - it's the perfect date night, a unique way to celebrate, or just something new and exciting to do with friends.
30 Jul 2021
We had such a fabulous time with Chef Harold! It was so fun and the food was delicious. Could not recommend doing this class with Chef Harold enough. Thank you!
27 Jul 2021
Chef Harold was incredible! After seeing all of the other rave reviews, I wholeheartedly agree that learning how to make sushi while hearing about Chef Harold's life was a memorable experience. My partner and I also had a lot of leftovers that I'll be enjoying today! Overall, He was punctual, the sushi was delicious, and after he left, my partner and I felt inspired to learn and cook more.
25 Jul 2021
This was an amazing experience with Chef Harold. He is experienced, knowledgable, friendly and funny. This is a great experience for anyone who wants to eat delicious food and learn how to make sushi yourself, and Chef Harold is the best person to do it with.
19 Jul 2021
We had the BEST time with Harold! He shared about his experience, showed us how to a make a few different sushi rolls and even made us some himself. We were worried it wouldn't be enough food since my boyfriend and I can really toss sushi rolls back, but it was PLENTY - we had leftovers the next day and Harold left some ingredients for us to keep practicing our sushi making. Would recommend this to anyone, and look forward to doing it again with a group of couples!
21 Jun 2021
Harold was professional and a great chef. We enjoyed learning how to make sushi as well as seeing Harold's expertise. Harold was wonderful in accommodating our special requests (vegetarian for one guest) and very responsive during the booking process.
21 Jun 2021
Chef Harold was so amazing! He introduced himself, gave us a little background on his life thus far (Wow is all i can say!). He was so sweet, made us laugh so much! He made this class so fun for us and relaxing! We would definitely do this again with Chef Harold!
16 Jun 2021
Chef Harold was amazing! So much fun to have in our home and the food was absolutely ridiculous. We will definitely be doing this again!!
11 May 2021
what a fun night we had with Chef Harold! He came with everything we needed including the chop sticks and shared his knowledge and love of cooking with us. He showed us how to make the most delicious meal, and by the end of the night, I knew we could master these Asian favorites as well. Felt more like we'd invited an old friend to dinner. Would highly recommend chef Harold for date night or a special occasion--you wont be disappointed!
01 May 2021
Chef Harold is a fantastic and talented host and food ‘artist.’ Having him celebrate a birthday dinner with his "Journey through Asia" menu was the best experience we could ask for. He is very accommodating and works with you to make everyone happy. Hearing his culinary and life experience only added to the culinary journey. Would recommend Chef Harold to everyone!
28 Apr 2021
Chef Harold was amazing!! We will be booking him again for a larger group! Harold was very knowledgable and fun to be with!
19 Apr 2021
Sushi making class with Chef Harold was such a treat! Everything he prepared was delicious and we had a lot of fun learning how to roll our own sushi. We definitely plan to have Chef Harold back to our home in the future. Such a fun and tasty experience. We highly recommend booking!
18 Apr 2021
Chef Harold was great! Food is amazing, he is charismatic and interesting and he makes a great teacher! I had planned the class as a surprise to my boyfriend and we both loved it. Ended up with so many tasty rolls that we invited our friends to come eat them with us afterwards. Highly recommend.
18 Apr 2021
Couldn’t have ask for a better experience. Harold was professional, charming, engaging. He made us feel so comfortable. Most importantly, the food was amazing. Each course was delicious and well presented. It was the best date night activity I have ever been a part of. Thank you Harold.
10 Apr 2021
We had an amazing time with Chef Harold! The food was delicious and easy to make, we can’t wait to use the recipes and make it again! Chef Harold was also great to hangout out with and talk to. 5/5 would recommend!
09 Nov 2020
We had an amazing birthday dinner for my husband with Chef Harold cooking up all of our favorites. Everything was delicious. I should have watched him prepare the hot and sour soup, I have been thinking about it all week! He also did a great job ensuring my children had some not so spicy selections. All-in-all a wonderful surprise for my husband on his birthday. I have shared already details with several of my friends! Thank you Chef Harold for making this COVID birthday experience extra special.
12 Oct 2020
Chef Harolds Sushi spectacular class was amazing. Harold arrived on time with everything he needed to show us some sushi rolling basics. He then took it a step further and rolled us some specialty rolls that were absolutely delicious. We really enjoyed hearing all about Harold’s experiences and tips for rolling sushi. Would absolutely take a class with him again.
27 Sep 2020
Chef Harold delivered an amazing meal and experience. We learned the art of modern sushi and were able to put our skills into practice on hand-rolls and maki. Harold shared many anecdotes all while creating one delicious dish after the other. Highly recommend!
31 Jul 2020
Harold was great! We had lots of fun. Thank you.
01 Apr 2020
Chef Harold was a trip! Great stories, great experience, and even better food. Exactly what you need for a fun in home cooking class. Have fun!
07 Mar 2020
Chef Harold was amazing! The sushi was delicious, everything he made was perfect. Such a patient teacher to help us make sushi for the first time! I would highly recommend! We ate like kings!
07 Mar 2020
We enjoyed our evening with Chef Harold. He was prompt, personable and professional. The sushi was fresh, tasty and well prepared. We got to try our hand at rolling which was fun. Lots of leftovers for lunch the next day. Highly recommend booking this experience with Chef Harold.
21 Feb 2020
Thank you, Chef Harold! We had a lovely evening learning egg drop soup, yakitori, Singaporean noodles, and purple yam rice cakes! With Chef Harold, you can expect to laugh, learn, and have the ultimate cooking experience. Highly recommend for any event, large or small!
08 Feb 2020
Our family had an amazing experience with Harold.
28 Jan 2020
Amazing - super fun and very nice Chef!
19 Jan 2020
Our afternoon with Chef Harold was so much fun! He showed up on time and was very friendly. He talked about his background and we learn alot about sushi and how it is prepared. After he expertly prepared us our meal and chatted while we ate, Chef showed us how to roll and present our own sushi. There was so much food I was stuffed and had plenty left over. Chef's visit lasted about two hours and was an experience we'll never forget.
14 Jan 2020
Chef Harold was great! Food was amazing and learned so much about sushi. By the end of class we got to make three different types of sushi rolls. Very entertaining and great experience. We can’t wait to book another class with him in the future! Would highly recommend
13 Jan 2020
Chef Harold was fantastic! After many failed attempts at making sushi ourselves, my S/O and I were able to nail it first try with his class. We learned some basic staples like miso soup, but he also introduced us to some sushi combinations that we had never had before, such as his lobster rangoon maki (salty, sweet, perfect). Overall, we had a wonderful time and would recommend Chef Harold to other sushi beginners as well.
04 Jan 2020
Super happy with the experience! He was a great teacher and would definitely love to have him again to teach the whole family!
03 Jan 2020
Booked as a surprise christmas present for my fiance. She loved it! We both had some much fun. Chef Harold great and the sushi was delicious!
01 Jan 2020
Chef Harold was very nice and professional. He arrived punctually and made us some delicious sushi. With practice I know that someday I’ll be able to create something just as beautiful as what he created today. Would highly recommend.
21 Nov 2019
This review is well overdue and I am sorry it took me so long to post as our event was over a month ago, but of course, I have not forgotten what an amazing experience this was- how could you? Chef Harold was amazing. He showed up right on time with all of his cooking necessities and food for a cooking class night to our Air BNB in Boston for my sister Bach party. He not only offered to accommodate all the people that could not eat spicy food, He offered to teach us and serve us two different meals for each course- two different soups, two types of fried chicken and two noodle dishes- he let us all taste and share. He also made a unique dessert that was not included. Upon arrival, He introduced himself with the details of his life and family- making us feel very at home with him. He was very funny and make cooking very fun, told stories of where the dishes came from, took a lot of fun pictures and taught us his techniques- simplifying something I thought was very complicated and made it extremely doable for everyday life. The whole event lasted for almost 4 hours. By the time the last dish was served, we were all so full that we could barely put a bite of it in our mouths. We waited about 2 hours and then gobbled that down and froze the leftovers to save as much as possible and savor over the next few days. About the food- Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Nothing has compared since then! I strongly recommend Chef Harold and definitely would use him again if back in the Boston area! Thanks Chef!
20 Nov 2019
Highly recommend Chef Harold! We were impressed by how much experience he has (including starting the Legal Seafoods sushi program) and also that he chose approachable recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious! But what made it even better was how much fun he made the evening! Thanks for the great memories and embellished Instastories :-)
06 Nov 2019
Chef Harold and his wife were a treat! Great personality and delicious food. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the provided space as well. Cozymeal concierge were incredibly communicative and helpful as well.
10 Oct 2019
We had such a great time cooking and preparing delicious meals with Chef Harold Tan. Chef was very friendly, funny and is a great chef. I highly recommend booking with Cozymeal and having Chef Harold teach you to cook some great authentic asian fusion meals.
10 Oct 2019
09 Oct 2019
He was punctual and nice, he knew very well what he was doing, very experienced, but we barely got a chance to cook anything and do anything, he cooked and talked that's it
05 Oct 2019
Chef Harold was great! He entertained us and taught us and most importantly, fed us. He was very prepared and professional.
30 Sep 2019
Chef Harold was fabulous! He prepared delicious sushi and at the end of the evening we were able to make our own maki rolls and hand rolls. Plenty of leftovers as well that we were able to keep to make sushi the following day. I would highly recommend Chef Harold!
25 Sep 2019
Harold was awesome! He made great sushi rolls, taught us how to make our own, and we had a great time doing it. The food was 'oishii'. We will be repeat customers for sure!
24 Sep 2019
Chef Harold is awesome! He is an outstanding chef and teacher, and he went above and beyond to make our night fun. He patiently answered our many questions about sushi, and he even let us keep all of the extra ingredients! Lastly, he gave us a nice gift! A total pro and very kind person. We 100% recommend his class! The quality of the sushi and food presentation are excellent.
07 Sep 2019
Excellent evening with Chef Harold! He made us all feel very comfortable while being both entertaining and knowledgeable.
05 Sep 2019
Chef Harold was amazing. The girls had a blast with him and could not recommend a better chef! Thank you very much!
04 Sep 2019
Chef Harold was very flexible. He let us start a little later than scheduled and worked with a smaller kitchen just fine. For the most part, he makes the meal but there’s a lot of education along the way. At the end, however, you’re able to make your own maki and hand roll!!!
29 Aug 2019
We had an amazing night. Harold was very knowledgeable and fun. We ate amazing food and can’t wait to try on our own!
20 Aug 2019
Chef Harold was very knowledgeable, approachable, and fun! Left us full, happy, and a bit more experienced. Would definitely recommend Chef Harold to anyone looking to learn more about making Sushi.
13 Aug 2019
CHEF HAROLD!!! Cannot say enough good things about Chef Harold (and his wife!). I hosted a bachelorette party of 9 women at my apartment and the whole group had an amazing time. Chef Harold was extremely accommodating to dietary restrictions as there was someone who was pregnant and a gluten intolerance. The food was better than going out to a restaurant and it was truly a chefs table experience as Chef Harold was very informative about what was being served for every course. At the end of the meal we all then got to watch him make a hand roll and maki roll, and try for ourselves! I 100% recommend this meal with Chef Harold and I know I will be booking again. Thank you, Chef!! - Sam
12 Aug 2019
Fun and informative sushi class! Chef Harold is incredibly experienced. The vegan sushi we made (along with the miso soup and edamame salad) were delicious! His instruction makes it seem approachable, especially for somebody who has attempted sushi before. He had everything we needed for making sushi. I was a little disappointed he forgot about my brown rice request, but the class was still informative. I would recommend it to others.
05 Aug 2019
This was such a fun experience for me and my family! Chef Harold was super personable, very knowledgeable about cooking Asian cuisine, and an excellent teacher. The food was exceptional, and we learned a lot. I am so thankful that Chef Harold took video and pictures throughout. We made some wonderful memories!
02 Aug 2019
Chef Harold was very friendly and fun! He showed us how to make really delicious and beautiful sushi. He made things look simple and easy to do and by the end of the night my fiancee and I were able to make sushi on our own! He is very serious about photography and makes sure that the whole night is documented for all your facebook and instagram needs. We made more than enough food for the two of us and he left us with enough leftovers for us to make four whole rolls on our own the next day! Overall, a great experience! Would definitely book him again!
16 Jul 2019
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Harold. The Sushi creations were unique and absolutely delicious. We also learned how to improve our own Sushi techniques.
16 Jul 2019
My mom and I took Harold's "Asian Street Food" class as a Mother's Day present and I could not recommend it more highly. Harold was friendly, easy-going, and the food was delicious. Plus, as a bonus, he even left us some delicious sauce for our next meal. Would 100% book with Harold again!
14 Jul 2019
After browsing several class options, we settled on Chef Harold’s Sushi Spectacular because of the unique menu. The cooking session definitely didn’t disappoint! The sushi rolls were unlike any we could get outside and we loved hearing Chef Harold’s stories. By the end of the night, our stomachs were full and satisfied and Chef Harold even left us with some ingredients to make more sushi the next day. It was the perfect date night event —highly recommend!
08 Jul 2019
Chef Harold was very professional and very easy going. He showed us a great night and we will be using him at a future opportunity! I highly recommend his class!
30 Jun 2019
Chef Harold was excellent! He was helpful, accommodating, and friendly throughout the entire process. He had great stories to tell and former experiences to share with us, and his special rolls were very unique and delicious (especially the BLT roll). I highly recommend Chef Harold!
15 Jun 2019
Chef Harold is just as friendly as his food is delicious. Excellent experience and amazing taste/presentation. If I could give six stars I would!
11 Jun 2019
Chef Harold came to my house to teach me and 6 others how to make a delicious Asian street food meal. Not only was the food great, but Chef Harold himself was too- he was so accommodating, funny, and knowledgeable! We had a great time!
21 May 2019
Harold was excellent, amazing experience, kind person, we loved him!
20 May 2019
Chef Harold was so great and so much fun! Could not recommend more. And the food was delicious.
20 May 2019
Chef Harold was wonderful! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The experience overall was very entertaining and interesting. It is certainly worth the cost and there is plenty of food included (come hungry!), and Chef Harold has some unique recipes and added ingredients to sushi which we enjoyed. We had a lot of leftovers, and it was still delicious the following morning. Highly recommend and would definitely hire again!
14 May 2019
We had an amazing with chef Harold! Starting with his personality he is charming, friendly and a great teacher. As a sushi chef he is top notch. The rolls he made were unique and delicious not your run of the mill sushi. Chef Harold takes the time to explain the process, ingredients, and his personal craftsmanship. Overall this was an awesome experience that could be had by as few as 2 for a stay in date night or a larger gathering. Enjoy!
12 May 2019
This was an amazing class and we had so much fun! Chef Harold was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had more food that we could possibly eat and feel it was a great deal. The variety was great and he accommodated our dietary preferences. We will definitely be booking with Chef Harold again and recommend him highly!
12 May 2019
Chef Harold's class was amazing. His warm personality and teaching skills added a magic touch to the event. The selection of sushi, intricate preparation and the tips & tricks he shared made it a memorable experience. We got the class as a mothers day special. In addition to the sushi the moms loved his miso soup and edamame salad too. I highly recommend Chef Harold for a fantastic time and mouthwatering sushi!
05 May 2019
Great experience with Chef Harold! very professional and dedicated. I would definitely recommend him to anybody! We had a great time with him!
30 Apr 2019
Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
29 Apr 2019
We had so much fun with Harold celebrating my sister's 40th! The sushi rolls, salad and soup Harold made us were incredible (the lobster one - amazing!!) and then it was so fun to really learn how to make your own sushi. We had a teeny tiny kitchen but Harold made it work without any issues! He was super accommodating with my gluten allergy, as well. So much fun, we'd love to do it again!
26 Apr 2019
Chef Harold was fantastic! So knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! Put us at ease right away. And the sushi was AMAZING! We highly recommend! We will be calling in Chef Harold for future events!
13 Apr 2019
Chef Harold was amazing! From the coordination to the presentation was incredible. He was so friendly and enthusiastic and patient while teaching us. The sushi was top notch, no other cooking class will compare. I can’t recommend him enough!
18 Mar 2019
This was such an amazing experience. Chef Harold was on time, professional, funny, charming, and overall very likable! The food was absolutely delicious, and Chef Harold gave us some extra ingredients to help practice our new stills for the next day. We can't wait to book our next Cozymeal with Chef Harold. Thanks again for an unforgettable date night!
16 Mar 2019
Chef Harold rocks! We had a fantastic time learning how to make sushi. Harold is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable. The food was phenomenal! We definitely will be telling all our friends and family to book Harold!
11 Mar 2019
Great stories, incredible food, and so many good tips! Loved every minute, and will dream of his chicken wings.
10 Mar 2019
Chef Harold is amazing. We had such a great time with him. He is personable a d funny, and makes delicious food. Would highly recommend this experience. We will be trying to book his sushi course in the future.
04 Mar 2019
Chef Harold’s class was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. It was so much fun trying all of the rolls & even attempting to make our own. We’ve already shared our pictures with our family & friends and they’re looking to schedule a class in the future. We’d recommend 10 out of 10 times. Thanks again, Chef Harold!
27 Feb 2019
Chef Harold is the best! His knowledge of sushi and beyond is incredible and very interesting. The miso soup and edamame salad were some of the best we've had and the sushi was excellent. Our favorite was the BLT roll. He did a fantastic job of teaching and explaining tastes and ingredients. As an added bonus, his stories really brought the food to life. We will certainly be using Chef Harold in the future and recommending him to friends for fun dinners as well as group catering!
26 Feb 2019
We had a sushi night at my house with chef Harold that was given as a Christmas gift for six of us. Chef Harold was beyond amazing. He shared his knowledge and brought everything needed for the night. His sushi was delicious and presentation was amazing. Chef Harold gave us hands on experience, he was witty and entertaining. And he got my husband to like sushi! We highly recommend him and will be repeat customers!
26 Feb 2019
My wife and I had a great experience with Chef Harold. He arrived at hour house promptly and was ready to make sushi and teach us along the way. He took careful notes to accommodate our fish preferences and brought exactly what we wanted. It was a lot of fun and sushi was very tasty. We had so much food that we could not finish it all. We ended up having more next day. Let me also mention that Chef Harold is a very nice and friendly person. We would definitely recommend this fun sushi experience!
17 Feb 2019
We had a great time and a fantastic lunch with Chef Harold! On top of being a wonderful teacher, and a very attaching character, his recipes are very creative and amongst the best sushi we ever had. We highly recommend the experience!
12 Feb 2019
Great experience with Chef Harold. Great valentines gift for my gf and I. Came to our house, made great sushi, explained some history of sushi, and we had so much leftovers we can eat for days lol
11 Feb 2019
Chef Harold was great! He brought basically everything we needed, excluding some basic pots and pans. The food was excellent and it was also a great learning experience on how to make wonderful sushi. On top of all that, Chef Harold is a great guy and pretty funny as well. The mood was great the whole evening. I would highly recommend!
11 Feb 2019
Chef Harold was awesome! The food was amazing (far too much for us to finish!) and Chef was very informative and entertaining.
08 Feb 2019
Chef Harold was amazing! He was super fun and knowledgeable (about everything) and made making sushi very entertaining. We made a lot of sushi but also a good amount of appetizers. He even gave us a lot of extra goodies too! We definitely recommend this amazing experience!!!
29 Jan 2019
He is awesome!! Loved the whole experience and the food is amazing!
28 Jan 2019
Chef Harold was great. Very personable and experienced. Food was excellent and you will not go hungry. The best part was we had leftovers and got to use what chef taught us the next day. Would highly recommend for any size group. Very unique experience, great for a gift and will definitely book again in the future.
20 Jan 2019
We had a great experience with Chef Harold. He was happy to accommodate our salmon-loving palette and we ended up with 9 courses by the end of the night! We learned a lot about sushi techniques, ingredients, and vocabulary. Wouldn't hesitate to book Chef Harold again. He left us with plenty of delicious leftovers and gave us a bamboo mat as a gift!
20 Jan 2019
Chef Harold was awesome! He and his lovely wife were so friendly and full of information and humor! They more than exceeded my very high expectations, based on terrific reviews! They came to our house amid a snowstorm to create a wonderful, DELICIOUS, memory for our family. Chef Harold was unfazed by three dogs and a newborn! He had so many wonderful dishes and catered to a couple of fussy vegetarians. We will be enjoying his company again, and so will our friends!!!!!
11 Jan 2019
We had such a wonderful evening with Chef Harold! The experience was fun and delicious! Chef Harold was incredibly informative and provided us with all of the information we could need to replicate some of his recipes. He took tons of photos for us and even gave us the leftover ingredients so that we can try again tomorrow! I would highly recommend Chef Harold. He is an absolute delight :)
06 Jan 2019
We had a wonderful time doing the Asian Street Food class with Chef Harold! He went above and beyond to accommodate our dietary restrictions, coming up with some delicious vegetarian substitutes for the normal dishes on the menu. He was professional, knowledgeable, and fun in the kitchen, and all the food exceeded our expectations. Chef Harold was even kind enough to leave us with his homemade recipes and some leftovers so that we will be able to try cooking these dishes on our own next time!
03 Jan 2019
Chef Harold is amazing! We had so much fun making a wide variety of sushi roles, and learned so much from him. He's really funny and quite generous - he even left us some ingredients to practice with on our own. We would 100% recommend him, and will certainly be having him over again. :)
01 Jan 2019
We had an amazing experience with Chef Harold. His sushi course was not only absolutely delicious, but also an excellent learnings experience. Highly recommend booking Chef Harold!!
24 Dec 2018
Excellent evening and delicious sushi spectacular with Chef Harold. Definitely 5⭐️ experience!
20 Dec 2018
Had a fantastic time with Chef Harold! We tried Asian street food for my boyfriends birthday and Chef Harold made it the perfect evening!
16 Dec 2018
Chef Harold was so great! He was very personable and professional. We requested an entirely vegan menu, and we could tell that Chef Harold put a lot of thought into making this experience great for us. His specialty rolls were so much more unique and tasty than the typical vegan options at most sushi restaurants. He also took the time to teach us how to make everything which was really fun for us. It was a great experience with great food and a really great chef! Would definitely recommend, especially if you are vegan (or vegetarian) and looking to eat and learn how to make something more interesting than a cucumber-avocado roll.
09 Dec 2018
Loved this class! All you need is basic kitchen pots and plates, and Chef Harold takes care of the rest. Not only was the sushi great, but Harold was very funny and fun to learn from. Great gift idea!
09 Dec 2018
Chef Harold helped my daughter and I create a memory that we will have forever. He is dedicated to his craft and is a true artisan and a joyful educator. I can not recommend him enough.
02 Dec 2018
Harold was fantastic! His Asian Street Food Cooking Class was great - the food was delicious and he was a pleasure to spend to the evening with. I would highly recommend his class for anyone celebrating a birthday, special occasion, etc.
26 Nov 2018
Chef Harold was fantastic! Not only was the food delicious, but he kept the atmosphere fun and friendly the entire time. He even left us with a generous portion of leftovers to practice making more rolls! He was very professional and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a great CozyMeal experience.
14 Nov 2018
Harold was BEYOND what we expected. He was so friendly, funny and professional! Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. He even made us sushi pizza as a BONUS (which I will forever be dreaming about it was that good). My roomates and I will be booking him again very soon.
11 Nov 2018
This class was great! First, the food was phenomenal. Definitely some of the best sushi I've had in Boston. Second, Harold was great as well. He was accommodating for dietary restrictions and was not only a great chef but also a great guest as well! Between the food and the accompanying conversations we had a great experience with Chef Harold.
11 Nov 2018
My sister in law loved sushi so I found out about a cozy meal through just googling. I came across “Sushi Spectacular” class on the website and everything seemed so interested so I booked it. I read good things about Chef Harold but I was still sooo nervous because I never used this website before and I was going in blindly. Chef Harold arrived on time with everything prepared and ready to start. He educated, taught us, showed us everything from appetizers to entree. He made us laugh sooo much!! I honestly couldn’t be happier about this ENTIRE experience. Seeing the joy on my sister in laws face calmed me down and I am SO happy to have used Chef Harold in this sushi making experience! We look forward to using Chef Harold on many more occasions.
11 Nov 2018
Chef Harold was amazing! Great guy and a great teacher!
23 Oct 2018
Chef Harold 100% exceeded my expectations. I was celebrating my boyfriend's birthday, and Chef Harold went above and beyond to make the night exceptional. He is very knowledgeable and teaches you all about the history of sushi as well as how to make it properly and safely. The food was phenomenal and picture perfect! It was such a fun experience, and I would recommend him to anybody looking for a night with a personal chef. He gave us the leftover ingredients, which we used to make sushi again the following night which wasn't half bad (if I don't say so myself).
20 Oct 2018
Everything about this was amazing! Chef Harold was fun, taught us a lot, and the food was absolutely delicious. We are already talking about booking another class with him! Would recommend to anyone!
07 Oct 2018
Chef Harold made our afternoon! He is so professional and his knowledge amazed us. He brought very fresh and high quality food that was delicious! We got to experience on making our own sushi rolls and we are lucky that we were able to eat his sushi!
07 Oct 2018
Chef Harold in Da House!!! Absolutely best time you’ll ever have learning to cook! Chef Harold is the sweetest, goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and learning, shares his secret recipes and ingredients and leaves us wanting more! MUST!
28 Sep 2018
Chef Harold was awesome. The experience was very interactive and the food was great. Couldn’t recommend him more
22 Sep 2018
Warm, engaging, fun, talented, generous. These are just a few words I would use to described Chef Harold Tan after my experience with him. The "Sushi Spectacular" dinner that I booked was precisely that: spectacular. He prepared a delicious miso soup, edamame salad, and 10 delicious and beautifully plated sushi rolls for me and my girlfriend. He also gave us our own sushi rolling mat as a gift! After the night was done (he spent an extra 30 minutes with us past what he was scheduled to do), he gave us the rest of his homemade salad dressing (sweet and spicy) as well as extra homemade mango-sriracha and teriyaki sauce. Chef Harold told my girlfriend and I that we were his first class ever, which is perhaps why we didn't get to try rolling sushi ourselves, but he was certainly thorough in showing us how to do it in the future. I cannot recommend this man highly enough, he was more than worth it.
16 Sep 2018
Chef Harold was very friendly and very professional. I had a great time learning how to create sushi and eating delicious food! I would highly recommend Chef Harold’s Sushi Spectacular class. His sushi knowledge and cooking ability made for an amazing evening.
22 Aug 2018
Very experienced and knowledgeable, Chef Harold turns sushi making into exquisite and fun experience! He is charismatic and welcoming, his sushi rolls are amazingly beautiful and delicious! Overall, a great experience for someone who loves sushi.
Guest reviews for Chef Harold
01 Sep 2022
Great cooking class!
27 Sep 2018
I worked with Harold at Legal Seafoods, where he was a head sushi chef for 3 years. While I wasn't too familiar with the many different types of sushi, Harold did a great job of combining American flavors with sushi to create dishes that appealed to our customers. He is an innovative thinker that keeps his audience in mind when making sushi.
27 Aug 2018
As a franchise owner as well as sushi chef myself in UMass Boston dining room, Chef Harold is a great helper, supervisor, and above all mentor. While I worked in catering, Chef Harold would help and with organizing and making sushi. With his experience in catering, Chef Harold knows how to "wow" the clients with extravagant sets of sushi that are almost too pretty to eat.
19 Aug 2018
As a sushi chef myself and own sushi bar in dining at Bentley University. I've had the pleasure of working with Chef Harold. His knowledge and suggestions regarding sushi helped me identify areas that needed to be improved for my business. He is thorough, thoughtful, and an overall pleasant chef to be around.
19 Aug 2018
I met chef Harold when I owned a sushi bar franchise in Dining at Babson college. He mentored me and my group helped me learn new skills and techniques that has given me success in other restaurants and franchises. The most important thing that Harold does well is incorporating new trends into his sushi by experimenting with traditional Asian flavors that suit more modern Western tastes. His innovation leads to many fun and nice presentation new sushi dishes more and more. With many fresh ideas and the patience to help others learn, Harold is a great sushi expert to learn from.
18 Aug 2018
I've known and worked with Chef Harold for more than 15 years. He taught me how to make sushi, and more importantly, he encouraged me think creatively about new ways to make and display sushi. Chef Harold is passionate about making sushi and he enjoys sharing his passion with others. His guidance has helped me rise through the ranks and ultimately become the head sushi chef at the most busiest restaurant Legal Harborside which I work for.
Meet your chef
While building 16 years of experience in sushi restaurants, Chef Harold developed a diverse style of cooking. He is inspired by the world around us — from traditional Japanese sushi techniques to local farmers market finds — and brings it all to the table. He loves hospitality and brings soul, magic and logic into your cooking as he drives you toward personal mastery and becoming your best self in the kitchen.
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Chef Harold will travel to guests within Boston for this experience.