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Private Chef - Elevated Soul Food
Private Chef - Elevated Soul Food
Chef Jar blends Southern tradition with classic French technique for an unforgettable meal.
In this private chef experience, Chef Jar will prepare a gourmet meal highlighting traditions of soul food cooking. Begin with savory crab corn fritters and Cajun aioli and hearty fish and grits with tangy relish and beurre blanc sauce. The centerpiece of the meal is a chicken roulade with vegetables drizzled with garlic cream sauce. For dessert, indulge in chocolate chip bread pudding with chocolate dipped strawberries.
Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.
Crab Corn Fritters
With Cajun aioli, cheddar cheese, pickled onions and bacon
Fish and Grits
With mozzarella cheese, bell pepper relish, shallots, beurre blanc sauce and parsley
With Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, bacon, ratatouille and garlic cream sauce
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
With whipped cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, powdered sugar and berry coulis
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 2
- Maximum Guests 12
- Meal Courses 4
- Event Duration 2.5 hours
- Chef Arrival Time 1 hour prior to the selected serving time
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
26 Mar 2023
The food was exceptional, Chef Jar took great care of every detail, was fun to be with, and left the place spotless!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Jar
08 May 2023
He is amazing! This was our second experience with Jar and we all thoroughly enjoyed the class.
03 May 2023
My friends and I had a wonderful experience!!!
15 Apr 2023
We had a great time Chef Jar was fun and educated us on many culinary aspects. This was a great experience we highly recommend.
09 Apr 2023
Amazing experience with friends. Exceeded all our expectations. Food was delicious and Jar was very organized, professional, and kept us laughing throughout. Would definitely recommend
05 Apr 2023
Jar's class was wonderful and interactive. We will deffinetly be back again.
04 Apr 2023
Chef Jar exceeded all of my (our groups) expectations! The food was incredible but the best part about the night was Chef Jar’s ability to teach us, corral us (when we got distracted talking), and share his story with us. From start to finish the evening was perfect. Everyone in our group had such a great time and we have been texting all week about it! Going to sign up for another one for sure! 10/10 recommend (oh and we are recreating the ENTIRE meal for Easter dinner for our family this weekend)!
26 Feb 2023
Chef Jar was fantastic and kept us learning and entertained the entire evening. In addition to learning some great cooking techniques, his sense of humor and joy made it a very comfortable environment. Of course wrapping it up with a wonderful meal and dessert that we helped create topped off the evening. Highly recommended.
22 Feb 2023
Chef Jar was exceptional!! Very knowledgeable, personable, and provided a fantastic dining experience!
19 Feb 2023
Got this for my wife for a Christmas gift. I scored brownie points. She really love it. Chef Jar was great and the food was excellent. Would recommend to anyone
17 Feb 2023
Great energy, thorough explanations, fun atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommended! We plan to join him again for another culinary adventure!
16 Feb 2023
We had a great time with Chef Jar. He was very entertaining and personable and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. We learned some interesting things for cooking that we hope to try on our own in the future. I would definitely recommend to a friend!
15 Feb 2023
Chef Jar has an amazing personality. He made us feel welcomed and comfortable. 10/10 would recommend!
05 Feb 2023
Chef Jar was so much fun and knowledgeable in the art of cooking. My guests and I enjoyed our experience to the fullest and will definitely be booking again with Chef Jar!!!
05 Feb 2023
Our Asian class was phenomenal! Chef Jar welcomed us into his home and allowed us to work through some fun dishes and really simplified the process for us! These are recipes we can see ourselves cooking in our own kitchen! Chef Jar has a fun-loving personality and has many worldly experiences in dining, which made for some fantastic conversation! The only thing Chef Jar could do differently is invite us to take home the fantastic leftovers instead of disposing of them! We would highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a fun night out!
27 Jan 2023
What an amazing experience! Chef Jar was so engaging and fun! I would highly recommend booking Cgef Har for your next date night!!
22 Jan 2023
Jar was so much fun! Personality plus and we learned some great tips while enjoying an incredible meal.
21 Jan 2023
Chef Jar was great! Very talented. Very fun. Very friendly. Bought the pizza making experience for my wife and I as a christmas gift. We learned some good tips and tricks to take home and had tons of fun. We also liked being able to have a couple drinks during the process. A+ 10/10 would recommend.
17 Jan 2023
Chef Jar was AMAZING! He has a great personality and I see his passion! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never cooked, he will show you everything you need to know! Everything is from scratch. They are his own recipes, and they are SO GOOD! I’m an extremely picky eater and I tried the Ahi fish and the sauce and I LOVED it. I never thought I’d like fish! Over all an amazing experience and will be booking more!
15 Jan 2023
He was fun, energetic and knowledgeable! We really enjoyed the food and the evening!
13 Jan 2023
Chef Jar was better than what I could gave imagine. He made the dinner of complete strangers feel like family. Had is laughing and smiling all night and that is before I get to the food. He took our pallets on a great journey of French cuisine and explained the way the foods worked with each other thank you Chef.
13 Jan 2023
Our experience with Chef Jar was top notch. The food was amazing, and Chef treated our group like we were old friends. He answered all our questions and entertained us along the way. We can't wait to book another experience!
10 Jan 2023
Absolutely top notch experience. He was warm and welcoming, very knowledgeable and entertaining and food was absolutely fantastic. I cant say enough good things about him!
27 Dec 2022
Chef Jar created a warm and welcoming environment and shared his passion for culinary arts in an enthusiastic and fun way. He is very knowledgeable about a variety of cultures. In addition to the wonderful food preparation, he had entertaining stories to tell. It was an incredible evening. Highly recommend Chef Jar!
20 Dec 2022
Chef Jar did a great job!! Food was very good, seafood chowder was awesome.
19 Dec 2022
Chef Jar did a fabulous job. All the food items were prepared to perfection especially the seafood chowder which was delicious.
15 Dec 2022
Chef Jar's class was incredible. He is knowledgeable, personable, and you are guaranteed to have a great time. We will be back for sure!
29 Nov 2022
Chef Jar was very engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable. His passion for cooking fantastic food definitely showed. Would love to have another meal prepared by him.
17 Nov 2022
Chef Jar was friendly. He offered tips to improve cooking at home and he took the time to explain the science behind the techniques. Highly recommend!!
12 Nov 2022
Chef Jar was incredible we had a wonderful time!! The food was amazing and he was very knowledgeable! I definitely recommend any of his cooking experiences! 10/10 would definitely book with him again.
12 Nov 2022
We had a great time! Chef Jar is friendly, fun and very knowledgeable. He explained each step of the meal prep process. We enjoyed learning how to mix sweet, salty, tart and heat in the sauces and they were amazing! I also liked that the food we used all common ingredients in every dish. It makes it so much easier to repeat when the ingredients are already in your pantry and something you use regularly. Thanks Chef Jar for an amazing meal and evening!
10 Nov 2022
Chef Jar was personable and made the class fun. His choice of music was impressive. Great knife skills, talked about cooking methods and why and how he was doing things as he went along. Food was delicious, I feel that we can reproduce the meal after the instruction we received.
28 Aug 2022
I surprised my wife for her birthday/10 yr anniversary. I don’t know how I’m going to top this in the years to come! This experience was simply exceptional. We signed up for the Asian cuisine class and the food was high class along with the lesson. There’s no doubt Chef Jar has a passion for food and cooking, but he also has the heart of a teacher. He answered all our questions (related or unrelated) and was great company. By the time we finished the class we had learned several new techniques and different ways to enhance our cooking at home. Thanks Chef Jar!
23 Aug 2022
Chef Jar was amazing! We had so much fun. He was entertaining and the food was delicious! We learned techniques that we were intimidated to try like making tortillas and churros. He explained everything and made it seem so easy. He took his time with us and made the evening very special!
18 Aug 2022
This was a wonderful class! Chef Jar was very welcoming and explained all of the dishes well. It was a lot of fun to make and eat these recipes and to learn different cooking tips! I would absolutely recommend the class and would take others from him. He knows and explains different cooking things really well.
06 Aug 2022
Class was amazing. Even convince a friend that doesn't like seafood to eat it.
30 Jul 2022
The night was spectacular. Cher Jar was so nice, patient and a very talented chef. We tried some foods we thought we didn’t like and loved them and had the best time. Thank you Chef ajar!
29 Jul 2022
Chef Jar is amazing. He made the experience fun, educational, and just overall a great time. He is personable and made it feel as though we were cooking and dining at home with family.Loved it. Great food and a fantastic experience, what more could anyone ask for!
17 Jul 2022
Booking Chef Jar was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever done! I had a ton of questions which he always answered and encouraged. Felt very comfortable and would definitely do this again without hesitation. If you’re on the fence, this is your sign to do it!
14 Jul 2022
So much fun! My sister and I had a great time with Chef Jar. We had a fabulous evening Cooking, eating and laughing!
07 Jul 2022
This was a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone looking to up their at home cooking knowledge. Chef Jar was informative and entertaining. The food was also outstanding. Can't wait to do it again!
28 Jun 2022
I scheduled Chef Jar for his Asian class for my husbands birthday dinner, and the class was absolutely amazing. He exceeded every single expectation that I had for the class. He was well prepared, professional, very knowledgeable and fun. I would absolutely take this class (or a different one) again!
27 Jun 2022
Chef Jar was fantastic!! We had such a great evening and can’t wait for our next culinary experience!
12 Jun 2022
The food was amazing and the best part of the experience was Chef Jar!!!! He was so much fun and very knowledgeable! Loved listening to him explain how he was preparing everything and he kept us engaged the whole time. Very professional!
11 Jun 2022
Jar was amazing! He has so much passion and love for Sharing his culinary experience. He was great with my niece and getting her involved. I highly recommend this great experience!!
08 Jun 2022
Chef Jar was amazing!! Our friends and us did this as a new experience and it was more than we expected. The food was delicious. Chef Jar was entertaining and very knowledgeable. It was a great evening and can’t wait to do this again.
07 Jun 2022
Phenomenal experience! The meal was amazing and we learned so much throughout the night. Chef Jar was very interactive and made the evening lots of fun!
07 Jun 2022
Chef Jar has a bright future! He has a warm and welcoming personality. The food was excellent, and we learned many facts and techniques we can use to cook French cuisine
02 Jun 2022
Jar has a contagious positive energy, passion for food and people that is unmatched. I will most definitely recommend this experience to my loved ones.
25 May 2022
We had a remarkable time with Chef Jar. From the moment we were greeted at his door, he was friendly, professional, and so much fun! The food preparation was interactive and informative, not to mention delicious. Chef Jar answered all of our questions about the food and cooking process, and he was so informed about the history of the French cuisine. We could not recommend Chef Jar and this wonderful experience more!
25 May 2022
This experience far exceeded our expectations. Chef Jar is an exceptional chef but a better human. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will be back for seconds.
19 May 2022
Great time and great foods made. Would recommend to anyone who wants to check the foods out. For this event or any others.
14 May 2022
Chef Jar is amazing!! My husband and I were looking for something new and different for date night and this was perfect!! The food was incredible, the atmosphere was romantic yet comfortable and Chef Jar is hilarious. Wee absolutely loved the experience and look forward to doing this again soon!
07 May 2022
Chef jar is great! Super nice, super fun! Recommend this class for beginners and also for experienced cooks who want to learn more about Mexican food! Loved it, definitely want to have more classes with this chef ! Everything super clean and organized !
06 May 2022
Chef Jar was funny, knowledgeable and made the experience a 10/10. We can’t wait to book with him again!
24 Apr 2022
What an amazing time! Chef Jar was the best and we had an absolute great time with him. Did I mention the food was next level!
10 Apr 2022
Our daughter gave us a cozymeal gift card for Christmas. We expected this to be a fun new experience, but our cooking lesson with Jar was beyond wonderful! Jar is not only an accomplished chef, but also an excellent conversationalist and host. We felt immediately comfortable in his spotless kitchen while he taught us some great tricks and prepared delicious French cuisine. It was delightful to hear about his chef journey, growing up in Omaha, and how he came to be so passionate about cooking. This was amazing, and we hope to cook with Jar again soon!
07 Apr 2022
Upon entering Chef Jar's home for the Dazzling Asian class, we were immediately greeted with incredible hospitality. Chef Jar does a great job explaining how to achieve balance in flavors and presented so in execution of each course. Chef Jar not only strikes a perfect balance of flavors, but in education and entertainment creating a fun learning environment. This is a date night we will not soon forget and we are so looking forward to more experiences alike. Chef Jar is going places and we are so proud to be a part of his journey!
31 Mar 2022
We have never done anything like this before and Chef Jar made it so easy going and such a fun experience. 10/10 would recommend him as a chef! Great host and great cook!!
21 Mar 2022
Chef Jar was knowledgeable, entertaining and a fantastic chef. I highly recommend Chef Jar's talents!
19 Mar 2022
Our experience with Chef Jar was outstanding. The evening was well planned and executed. My wife and I appreciated his style and approach. He did all the prep work and we got to try some new fresh flavors! We look forward to booking Chef Jar again and we recommend you do too!
18 Mar 2022
We had an amazing experience with Jar. He taught us a lot about cooking and we had a lot of fun. We would recommend this to anyone and plan on taking another class with him.
15 Mar 2022
Chef Jar was awesome! He was friendly, knowledge and went out of his way to customize his Mexican meal class so it was more "hands on" for my family. I would highly recommend Chef Jar!
11 Mar 2022
Chef Jar was so much fun and it was a truly great experience. He was a lot of fun and personable. He answered all kinds of questions and was so helpful! I would reccomend his classes to everyone!! Oh.... and the food was amazing!!!! Thank you for the wonderful evening!
17 Feb 2022
Chef Jar was a great host and the food was delicious! It was a great date night and we are looking forward to another class soon!
14 Feb 2022
Chef Jar was funny and the food was great, especially the dessert! My husband and I had a fun time
11 Feb 2022
Wow!! What a fantastic Evening!!!
07 Feb 2022
The best part of having Jar as a guest chef at our house wasn't the amazing food. It wasn't the great tips on how to prepare new dishes. It wasn't the wonderful conversation and his effervescent charm. The best part was that when he's a culinary media star, we can tell people he's cooked in our kitchen!
04 Feb 2022
This might have been the best dining experience I have ever had. Jar was not only an amazing chef but he was a fantastic host. The food was phenomenal and I would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks again.
28 Jan 2022
Great experience with Chef Jar. He’s an inspiring chef and passionate about his profession. Made for a great night with friends. Will definitely be back.
23 Jan 2022
Chef Jar was an excellent host! He made my husband and I feel right at home and created a fun, inviting atmosphere. The food was absolutely delicious…lamb chops and cauliflower risotto that would make your mouth water! We highly recommend Chef Jar and will surely be going back for another one of his classes in the near future.
21 Jan 2022
Jar was amazing!!! Great personality, smiles the entire time, and was fully prepared when we arrived. We will be doing this again very soon, and requesting Jar specifically for our chef.
20 Jan 2022
Absolutely fantastic. Learned a lot, laughed a lot and ate a lot. Met new people and enjoyed the atmosphere. Very fun experience and can't wait for the next time.
13 Jan 2022
Personable, educated, experienced, and very well suited for an in-home cooking/dining experience. Absolutely loved it.
09 Dec 2021
Chef Jar is a super fun personality to learn from. He is extremely knowledgeable and makes cooking fun. He taught me how to make a simple homemade brown sauce to top a juicy steak with. He talked about the importance of knowing the science of the ingredients and how they cook. I would love to learn more from Chef Jar another time.
$ 109 Per person
All inclusive: 4-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.
This private chef experience does not have any dates.
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Meet your chef
Chef Jar is a passionate chef, a virtuoso of many diverse cuisines and the champion of several culinary competitions. After earning his culinary degree, Chef Jar traveled the world as a Hibachi and Teppanyaki Chef to bring his impressive dishes (and a little thrill) to hungry guests far and wide. He has studied nearly all types of culinary styles and techniques, but loves to explore Japanese, French, Indian and Latin cuisines.
The Cozymeal Protection®
Chef Jar will travel to guests within Omaha for this experience.