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Private Chef - Authentic Puerto Rican Fare
Private Chef - Authentic Puerto Rican Fare
Take a trip to the Caribbean through this mouthwatering, classic four-course meal.
For this private chef experience, Chef Kelly crafts each dish with plenty of Caribbean influence using ingredients typical to Puerto Rican cuisine, such as plantains, pigeon peas, coconut milk and more. Chef Kelly makes her aioli, sofrito and adobo to add spicy and savory authentic flavors to her creations. In this meal, you’ll enjoy multiple Puerto Rican classics from mofongo with shrimp to Puerto Rico’s national dish, pork chops with rice and peas.
Tostones With Garlic Aioli
With plantains and mayonnaise
Mini Mofongo With Shrimp al Ajillo
With plantains, pork rinds, chicken stock and garlic
Arroz con Gandules con Chuletas Fritas
With rice, pigeon peas, sofrito, olives, achiote, pork chops and adobo
With coconut milk, sugar and corn starch
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 30
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 1 hour prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Kelly
10 May 2023
Chef Kelly was amazing! She had all the things ready and set up for us. She was so specific and demonstrated all the skills we needed. We took the pasta making class and the final product was SO delicious ? We had a great time and highly recommend!
09 Apr 2023
We really enjoyed our time with Chef Kelly! It was great being able to learn in an intimate setting & getting that hands on experience. Plus the food was delicious!
06 Apr 2023
It was so much fun! Chef Kelly had all of the ingredients laid out when we got there. She walked us through the whole process step by step. It was amazing.
06 Apr 2023
Great cooking class with Chef Kelly!
02 Apr 2023
Amazing patient kind talented and fun. Chef Kelly is the bestest
13 Mar 2023
Would highly recommend this cooking class! Chef Kelly was highly organized with a well-planned and executed class. She patiently walked everyone in the class through the process of making beef ravioli as well and spinach tortellini. She gave wonderful tips and advice for the preparation, cooking and presentation of the food. We all learned so very much from her expertise and felt like she taught us all we needed to know to prepare the food at home. The food was DELICIOUS and we all had a great deal of fun at the class. Would definitely take another class from Chef Kelly!
28 Feb 2023
Chef Kelly and the pasta making class was delightful and educational. The small group was perfect to allow everyone ample time for practice and questions. Chef Kelly went out of her way to share thoughts on best practices and her own preferences for equipment and techniques. I'm looking forward to finding the time to take another Cozymeal class.
21 Jan 2023
We had an amazing experience. Chef Kelly was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We always have a lot of questions and she was extremely helpful with her answers and explanations. We would definitely recommend her to anyone learning how to make pasta!
17 Jan 2023
I scheduled the class for some fun during my daughter's visit. We had a really good time. Chef Kelly was very informative and patient! The food was delicious. Definitely recommend.
19 Nov 2022
Kelly was outstanding! She was warm and friendly and the class she taught was extremely well done and the food turned out fantastic!!
07 Nov 2022
Chef Kelly certainly knows her stuff. We had a great experience. My class today was terrific. Chef Kelly is organized, prepared and thoughtful in her approach to teaching. She is well informed and can clearly explain the concepts, method, reasons and the goals. Excellent.
23 Oct 2022
Kelly is so knowledgeable and an incredible instructor. This was very hands on and the meal was fabulous. Love the concept. We had a great time and look forward to making our own pasta dinner. Thank you Kelly
16 Oct 2022
Chef Kelly was so friendly and welcoming. We came away from the class with amazing pasta making skills and delicious recipes. We can’t wait to take what we learned and apply it in our own kitchen. Thank you again Chef Kelly!
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06 Oct 2022
Chef Kelly was amazing! We enjoyed the meal tremendously with lots of leftovers. Thank you for the great experience!
11 Sep 2022
22 Aug 2022
Chef Kelly provided a fantastic experience. She was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Her teaching style helped us all learn.
08 Aug 2022
Took a few pasta classes in Italy and was excited to build on those with Chef Kelly. The right amount of instruction, feedback, and fun discussion. She's a pro!
08 Aug 2022
Chef Kelly exceeded expectations! She demonstrated her expertise while still making it a laid back and fun learning experience. We can't wait to take what she taught us back to our own kitchen!
01 Aug 2022
Kelly was incredible with great teaching skills in the pasta class! We had an absolute blast
27 Jul 2022
She showed us so many different ways of making the noodles. And let us just go to town making them! The recipe was very delicious as well.
18 Jul 2022
What a wonderful class this was! It was extremely fun and very informative. Kelly was an amazing host and an awesome teacher. I would recommend this experience to anyone wanting to learn how to make their own pasta. It was delicious too!
11 Jul 2022
20 Jun 2022
This class was great! Chef Kelly explains everything excellently and the entire experience was a blast. The pasta was also excellent and we walked away confident in making our own dishes at home!
16 May 2022
Chef Kelly was wonderful! I ordered this class for my husband's birthday and was super happy with this choice. She is a great teacher and a great person who really loves what she's doing. The food was so good and beautifully presented. 5 stars!
07 Apr 2022
I was not able to make it to the class. My girlfriend was able to though. Here are her words... "My friend and I had an amazing time with Chef Kelly! She was very welcoming, explained things very well and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend a class with her! Thanks again!"
27 Mar 2022
Chef Kelly was amazing! My husband and I really enjoyed our lesson. She was very well prepared for us and we learned how to make mofongo!!! We are going to send our teens for a cooking class with her this summer. I would highly recommend this experience!
21 Mar 2022
We had such a great time with Chef Kelly! Exactly what we were looking for. We all had a great time and came away with a lot of knowledge and good memories. Sign up, you won't regret it!
17 Feb 2022
Amazing experience and highly recommended!! We will be taking Kellys other classes!!!
30 Jan 2022
Chef Kelly so was amazing! Not k my did we cook great food but she was welcoming and passionate! I can’t recommend her class enough!
23 Jan 2022
Amazing experience! My husband and I have never done a cooking class before so we were a little nervous going in, but Kelly was so welcoming and warm we felt right at ease! The food was delicious and easy to make and we met some cool people as well. I would totally recommend this experience 10/10! She even sent us home with some handmade chocolate :)
09 Jan 2022
Kelly was an excellent teacher. My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed her approach, personality and patience as we learned. Great experience, highly recommend!
04 Jan 2022
Surprised my pasta-loving wife with this for her birthday and she loved it. We had a blast amd learned a lot, chef Kelly is down to earth, fun and knowledgeable and the food at the end was amazing. Highly recommend
19 Dec 2021
Kelly was amazing! She made us feel extremely comfortable in her home and the pace of learning everything was perfect. I will definitely be booking another class with her.
09 Nov 2021
Chef Kelly led us on an awesome experience! She provided clear instructions and encouragement and her teaching style ensured we learned how to make, cut, and prepare a variety of different pastas! Thank you!
07 Nov 2021
Chef Kelly was absolutely wonderful!! My husband and I had an amazing time together learning how to cook different home made pastas and sauce. Chef Kelly was so sweet, patient, and knowledgeable. She taught us about proper knife cutting, how to season properly, and techniques to cooking. And the food was incredible!! Thank you Chef Kelly for an unforgettable experience! We had such a great time!
04 Oct 2021
Chef Kelly was super friendly and welcoming to my girlfriend and I! The food and experience was amazing. Learned a lot from her as well! I would definitely recommend the pasta workshop course to anyone and everyone. Thanks Kelly!!
19 Sep 2021
We had such a great time cooking together for my son’s birthday. We learned a lot, the food was delicious and the space was lovely. Would definitely do this again!
06 Sep 2021
Chef Kelly was great! Extremely personable and knowledgeable throughout our whole cooking class. My girlfriend and I learned so much, and Kelly was gracious enough to send us detailed recipes afterwards. Thank you Chef!
25 Aug 2021
Kelly was knowledgeable for sure, but it takes more to instruct students- especially a group of strangers. Kelly, welcomed us into her home, made everyone feel comfortable, was organized and prepared for all the different steps, and was joyful the entire time. I hope to learn more from her in the future.
28 Jul 2021
Kelly was amazing! I cannot recommend this class enough. She was such a pro, the space was so nice, and the food was absolutely delicious. She made the process of learning how to make pasta so easy and I feel like I could go home and make it today based on her instruction. Take this class!!
25 Jul 2021
Kelly was wonderful and engaging. We had so much fun learning to make pasta!
29 Jun 2021
The homemade pasta workshop with Chef Kelly was better than I could have even imagined! She made my fiancé and I feel right at home from the second we arrived. Everything was very well organized and the atmosphere was so fun and relaxed. Chef Kelly explains everything so well and gives enough examples and provides the perfect amount of help to make everything just right. The meal we got to eat in the end was so delicious! It was my fiancé’s birthday and Chef Kelly was so kind to provide a little chocolate cake with a candle. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for a fun, great cooking lesson! I feel like we left with not only full stomachs but also a new friend :)
22 Jun 2021
We had the most amazing time. Chef Kelly was such a gracious and generous host. We can’t wait to recreate the meal at home. We know we can because the instructions were easy to follow! Can’t wait to try her Italian class!
19 Jun 2021
Cooking with Kelly was a fabulous experience! She does a wonderful job of explaining all that you need to feel like a professional chef. She is welcoming, talented, personable, and very encouraging! Her home is beautiful, and she has everything set up to create a cozy atmosphere. Her recipes were spectacular as well! Everything tasted delicious...we will certainly be purchasing a pasta maker to keep practicing all that she taught us. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary with this perfect date night. We 10/10 would recommend, and we can't wait to try out some of her other classes in the future!
08 Jun 2021
Omg! If we could give 10 stars we would! Kelly was so fun, personable and inviting. We weren’t sure what to expect when we walked in but we were pleasantly surprised. Everything was professionally set up and ready to go. Great atmosphere with music playing in the background. Kelly was a great teacher very thorough with her explanations and instructions.Food was to die for too! Just wow! An overall great experience- perfect for a date night/couples outing. If we are ever in the area again we will FOR SURE do this again.
06 Jun 2021
Chef Kelly was a great teacher. Our whole family learned to make fresh pastas and sauce. Food came out great and we all enjoyed the experience.
05 Jun 2021
The whole experience was lovely, delicious and fun! We loved Chef Kelly! Would highly recommend this class and chef!
Guest reviews for Chef Kelly
12 May 2021
Chef Kelly is interactive, approachable, and so much fun! Our Pasta Cooking Class was delicious and Chef Kelly is an extremely talented and artful chef. She made every part of the experience comfortable, and even catered to dietary restrictions. You will not regret booking a class!
28 Apr 2021
Oh, I still dream of that burrata and peaches dish. Yum to the yum!
28 Apr 2021
Chef Kelly really knows flavor and refined technique. She’s capable of taking sometime as humble as a chicken leg and turning into a celebratory dish. Really exceptional, very worth trying.
26 Apr 2021
I had the pleasure of trying Kelly’s Asian inspired Brussels sprouts. The taste was amazing. Perfect to pair with any meat or even to just eat alone. I would definitely recommend this dish to anyone over and over again. Give it a try !
26 Apr 2021
Chef Kelly’s peach pancakes with candied bacon were sublime! She should patent whatever magic that helped her create such perfectly fluffy pancakes with just the right balance of sweet and salty smokiness. These pancakes are honestly one of the top 10 brunch foods I’ve ever eaten.
22 Apr 2021
Chef Kelly's expertise really shines through during her cooking classes! She speaks well and clearly explains her processes while adding interesting facts about the ingredients that she's using, which makes the learning experience extra fun!
22 Apr 2021
Mofongo & Shrimp!!!! Amazing!! Those fried Mashed platanos were EVERYTHING. Texture on point and seasoned to perfection ?Now let’s talk about the shrimp. Wow, I can still taste it. The sauce was magical!! Just right, not too sweet not too acidy. I ordered for a large party and the dish was memorable, it was the first tray gone. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Do you like the way that sounds? Try it and you can thank me later ?
22 Apr 2021
I ordered the Mac & Cheese and stuffing for Thanksgiving. The Mac and cheese was a delightful. It was the perfect blend of spices and cheese. One of the best Mac & cheeses I’ve had, now the stuffing was another story. It was perfection. It was fresh and savory. Definitely not made out of a box. I highly recommend trying either and no need to wait for Thanksgiving.
$ 79 Per person
All inclusive: 4-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.
Meet your chef
Chef Kelly is a culinary instructor and chef well-versed in many cuisines. Her most notable professional achievements include being part of the test kitchen team at one of the top gourmet food magazines in the country as well as becoming the managing lead chef instructor at the most successful recreational cooking school in New York City. Chef Kelly also has experience as a garde manager and is currently a freelance chef.
The Cozymeal Protection®
Chef Kelly will travel to guests within Denver for this experience.