Enjoy an authentic gourmet meal straight from Tuscany with Chef Rebecca.
Chef Rebecca will transport you to the heart of Tuscany with this gourmet private chef experience. Enjoy brown butter crostini bruschetta with basil pesto and an aged balsamic glaze before diving into a classic Caesar salad with homemade garlic herb croutons. Chef Rebecca will prepare authentic chicken piccata cooked in a light white wine and caper beurre blanc sauce over angel hair pasta for your entrée, and traditional tiramisu for dessert.
We booked Chef Rebecca for a private cooking experience. The menu we selected listed a delicious-sounding tiramisu as the dessert course. It's one of our favorite desserts and we were very excited to try a freshly made tiramisu prepared for us by a chef. Instead, while we were still eating our main course, Rebecca threw two very cold, very clearly store-bought (likely from Ralph's) raspberry tarts in front of us and ran out. There was no check-in to see how things were going and we were clearly not even done with our entree yet so there was no reason to serve dessert yet. We were so shocked and she left so abruptly without any warning that we didn't even have a chance to ask her why she was serving us a store-bought pastry instead of what she had listed on the menu. Needless to say, the tart was absolutely terrible...If she was going to just buy something from the pastry section of a grocery store and pass it off as a "chef experience", she could have at least bought a tiramisu instead of a random tart. Very disappointed, we definitely would not have booked with her if we had known she was going to downgrade the menu without even doing us the courtesy of telling us in advance.
12 Mar 2022
Rebecca is great. She is fun and that is most important. Second, she makes yummy food.
Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Rebecca
01 Oct 2023
She was great! Very fast, efficient, and easy to follow.
21 Sep 2023
Chef Rebecca was great! She was very communicative (asking about food allergies and being open to cooking at our place or hers), inviting (we cooked at her place), and friendly. Her recipes were educational (how to make regional Italian dishes), interesting (we could personalize our own flatbread pizzas), and delicious. I would definitely consider taking another class from her in the future and highly recommend her to others considering doing a Cozymeal cooking class.
13 Sep 2023
The team had fun but thought this event was missing a lot. I think it should be clear to bring your own beverages as we were expecting at least cups and water. Also, the food was mostly prepared for us so no cutting or mixing of sauces or marinades. It was pretty much just roll your own roll and fill your own sandwich. Also, no one liked the dessert which was premade and was not tasty at all. I was really hoping to learn something about the sauces and marinades. For the price, I was expecting better food and at least water. The cooks were friendly and helpful but this format was a bit of a cluster and didn't get an opportunity to really cook anything.
02 Aug 2023
Amazing class. Very kind hearted person who opened her home to me and my brother and showed us not only to prepare food but the patience and enjoying the process with it. Highly recommend.
05 Mar 2023
This was a birthday present for a friend. The recipes were easy to follow. The meal was delicious. It was fun to cook with others and to get to know them a little during the meal. We had a fabulous time!
17 Feb 2023
Awesome experience! Chef Rebecca was so cool and down to Earth. She made the experience awesome. Can't wait for her Hawaiian class to start
14 Feb 2023
Amazing time. Extremely friendly. Made us feel comfortable. I had a great time.
11 Feb 2023
Amazing food and experience!!
06 Feb 2023
Cooking with Rebecca was such a wonderful experience! She was incredibly helpful, patient with our questions and our food was absolutely delicious. We absolutely would go back to try Rebecca’s other classes!
16 Jan 2023
Rebecca was amazing. We had such a great experience and the food was fantastic. I would recommend to anyone to visit her and enjoy the experience with her. We travelled from Canada to California and feel we were very lucky to have met her. Thanks so much.
04 Jan 2023
Chef Rebecca was amazing and very welcoming to her home. She was very patient and I learned tips and how to make a French Brie cheese with an apple compote. The experience was really good for my wife and I. The French Fare dinner was delicious and I learned to make a Ratatouille! Thank you, Chef Rebecca!!
19 Dec 2022
We had the best time cooking with Chef Rebecca! She was so knowledgeable and patient and helped us cook an incredible meal! She was amazing.
18 Dec 2022
Chef Rebecca was wonderful and very personable. We immediately felt welcomed in her beautiful home. She was quick to put us to work and engage us in making our meal. Everything was delicious and fun to make. Chef Rebecca really made the night a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an entry level class.
19 Nov 2022
She was very kind, but unfortunately did not have any experience with working a pizza oven and I had told her in advance that we would be using a pizza oven.
15 Nov 2022
My wife and I really enjoyed the cooking class. Chef Rebecca was a really good host, pleasant, and gave us some good cooking tips. Most importantly the food was excellent!
15 Oct 2022
Very expensive and each person got to do one thing. More of a dinner than a cooking class. Very disappointed.
19 Sep 2022
Absolutely stellar evening. Food was great, Rebecca is awesome, fantastic evening.
18 Sep 2022
Rebecca was personable and fun! The class was simple and the result was delicious! I look forward to recreating the experience with friends and family with confidence!
14 Aug 2022
This was a wonderful experience. I really liked the food and the chef also cleaned up afterwards.
10 Jul 2022
Great energy and so sweet.
24 Jun 2022
While the chef is very friendly and has a nice home, that is not exactly what I expected nor paid for.
I did not make all that is mentioned in the advertisement. My husband and I made guacamole, beef and potatoes, the tortillas for the tacos, and was shown how to make the cinnamon sopapilla's. We did not make cilantro lime rice, avocado crema, nor frijoles borrachos. The event duration was about an hour. Do you typically make only certain parts? If so that should be mentioned when paying. I feel ripped off.
Also, the pictures of the food shown in the gallery for the Classic Mexican Street food depict a tortilla being made in a tortilla press, but we fried tortilla's from the store. That is very misleading. There was no "avocado crema" served with the tacos, just the guacamole we made so they were very dry and untasty. The cinnamon honey sopapilla's did not have honey as shown in the gallery as well. The chef fried the tortilla chips and shook them with sugar and cinnamon, no honey drizzle. I'm very confused as to how a menu can be shown that isn't followed.
This class is for people who REALLY can't cook, like at all. Save your money and watcha YouTube video.
10 Jun 2022
Our experience with Chef Rebecca was wonderful! Chef was very friendly, organized, and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and we learned cool new cooking tricks throughout that we will able to apply to other recipes in the future! Would definitely recommend one of her 6 courses!
08 May 2022
We enjoyed the class and picked up useful tips for making delicious meals.
03 May 2022
Chef Rebecca was wonderful! Her instruction was great, the food was DELISH and we got leftovers! Would recommend for anyone in the LA area. Super easy to get to is you live on the west side.
02 Apr 2022
Great experience Rebecca!!! Thank you for inviting us in to your home! The food and the ambiance was definitely top notch. Would you please be so kind as to send us the recipes from last night??? Thank you again!
28 Mar 2022
Chef Rebecca was wonderful! She made our whole family feel a part of the cooking class and taught my two teenagers some excellent cooking skills. Her recipes were easy to follow, and the food we cooked was delicious. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun family activity in the kitchen.
21 Feb 2022
We had an amazing time with Chef Rebecca! She was a gracious host and we learned some great tips while having fun meeting new friends. A fun way to celebrate my hubby's birthday! Thanks so much, we will definitely do this again!
05 Feb 2022
Chef Rebecca was amazing! Personable and welcoming- and a wonderful culinary expert! She prepared a special vegan menu for us that was delicious.
04 Feb 2022
Rebecca was absolutely great! We had so much fun with her and learning her Dani’ family’s recipe. Although our group loves to cook on our own, we all picked up some helpful tips to add to our cooking skills bank. Highly recommend Rebecca and would love to take another class with her again!
09 Jan 2022
Chef Rebecca was a delight and we really enjoyed our experience. Thank you Rebecca.
05 Jan 2022
Amazing night! Rebecca was super accommodating and extremely communicative prior to arriving. The menu was perfectly curated and her wonderful personality aided to the lovely backdrop for dinner. Flavorful and vibrant, each dish in our 3 course meal was a treat. I’m not a sweets fan but the poached pear was the best dessert I’ve had in years. I would absolutely recommend Rebecca! Thank you for the experience!
06 Dec 2021
Chef Rebecca was wonderful! She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about cooking. She was such a good teacher and kept us engaged the entire time. We had so much fun learning new cooking techniques. I highly recommend Chef Rebecca to anyone in the LA area that’s looking for a great culinary experience!
Reviews Chef Rebecca received outside of Cozymeal
08 Dec 2021
Would highly recommend! I’ve never had a dish from Chef Rebecca that I didn’t like.
08 Dec 2021
Chef Rebecca’s food is a tonic to the spirit. You can feel the love that goes into each dish and sense that it is prepared with a great deal of intention.
08 Dec 2021
Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! Every dish is seasoned and spiced to perfection!
08 Dec 2021
Customer service is key and Chef Rebecca always goes above and beyond with every recipe.
08 Dec 2021
Thank you, Chef Rebecca, for creating such an excellent service for groups and families!
08 Dec 2021
We found Chef Rebecca through one of her local cooking classes which we loved! Her food is deeeeliciois! Fresh ingredients, good service and fairly priced!
Born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Chef Rebecca’s culinary tastes are influenced by the mix of cultures on the island and her own Hispanic roots. She’s traveled the world preparing meals in destitute communities and has also spent time in five-star kitchens. Chef Rebecca now uses skills learned from women around the globe to cook delicious and nutritious meals, infusing aloha (love) into every aspect of her menus.
We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.