Private Chef - Elegant Plant-Based Asian Dishes

COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Watch as Chef Mert expertly prepares an Asian-inspired menu that's both vegan and satisfying.

You’ll begin this plant-based private chef experience with a creative amuse-bouche of black vegan caviar bites paired with avocado cream and sweet mango. Then, Chef Mert with prepare soba noodles and edamame with tangy pickled radishes and soy-tahini dressing. The lemongrass chili tofu entrée is enhanced by fresh leek purée, scallions and crisp microgreens. Finally, end with a mango sago with rich coconut and tapioca for dessert.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 1 hour prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Mert

Ivan Lizarde .

Ivan Lizarde

23 Mar 2023

I had the pleasure of attending a pasta making and cooking class with Chef Mert last night, and I must say it was an incredible experience. From start to finish, Chef Mert's passion for pasta making and cooking was evident, and his expertise was truly impressive. Not only did Chef Mert teach us how to make delicious homemade pasta, but he also shared his secrets for creating the perfect sauce to pair with it. His guidance and attention to detail made the cooking process feel effortless and enjoyable, even for someone like me who is not a natural in the kitchen. What stood out most to me was Chef Mert's warm and welcoming demeanor. He created an atmosphere that was both educational and fun, and he was always available to answer any questions we had. Overall, I highly recommend Chef Mert's pasta making and cooking class to anyone who loves good food and wants to learn more about the art of pasta making. His passion, expertise, and welcoming personality make him an exceptional teacher, and I cannot wait to try out my new skills in my own kitchen.

Roger C.


22 Mar 2023

Chef Mert was great. Pleasant and interactive with us. We learned about him as a Chef and as a person outside of cooking. We did a focus on homemade dough. Great meal and fun to do a few of the things Chef Mert had us do. He is excellent.

Benjamin R.


20 Mar 2023

Chef Mert was fantastic. He was very friendly and great vibes. It was a perfect date night with my girlfriend. I would very much recommend any class by him, as whatever he teaches he will make very enjoyable. He came to our home, which was nice, but next time it sounds like his kitchen would be really great too.

Meet your chef

Chef Mert
Chef Mert Verified chef
Food safety certified

Chef Mert hails from a family of exceptional cooks who take pride in their Balkan and Mediterranean culinary cultures. He applied his natural talents while working at Michelin-starred Spago Beverly Hills. His experience preparing meals for A-list celebrities and food critics helped expand his enterprise as a private chef. In Chef Mert’s view, cuisine is an artform where passion and soul are as important as flavor and texture.

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Chef Mert will travel to guests within Orange County for this experience.

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