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.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Mert
10 Sep 2022
We had a wonderful experience in our pizza, focaccia, and apple crumble class with Chef Mert. He was well prepared, friendly, helpful, creative, talented and an excellent teacher. Everything we made with him was beautiful and delicious.
01 Sep 2022
Chef Mert provided us with a fantastic dining experience for my girlfriend's birthday. Every course was amazing. Thank you Chef for providing us with this truly unique experience.
21 Jul 2022
My husband and I had an incredible time learning how to make three different types of dough. Chef Mert is an amazing teacher and even knew how to quickly handle an oil spill left in the oven from a prior meal. Can’t wait to schedule another lesson but next time with friends to join us!
18 Jul 2022
Great chef! Very nice, professional, & informative!
It was a great time and the 4 of us would definitely use Chef Mert again!
12 Jul 2022
Chef Mert was great! Super professional and communicative and the food was amazing. Thank you chef!
04 Jul 2022
We had a great experience with Chef Mert! He came well-prepared and was a great teacher. Everything was delicious, especially the apple pie, and best of all, we have lots of leftovers and extra dough. We would definitely highly recommend this class and Chef Mert.
02 Jul 2022
Chef Mert was fantastic. We had such an incredible evening start to finish. He was very punctual and communicative. The food was delicious and it made a great date night. I’m still full the next morning. Definitely give this class a try— you won’t regret it!!!! :)
29 Jun 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Mert, and all of the food was delicious. He was very personable and made the evening a lot of fun for my family. His Apple Pie is also the best I've ever tasted. 10/10!
23 Jun 2022
I planned this as a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend and Chef Mert made this class so fun & special! He brought everything we needed along with a bottle of wine. We had a great time getting to know him and eating his delicious food! Highly recommend this class for a fun & memorable date night.
Guest reviews for Chef Mert
27 Jun 2022
Chef Mert, thank you so sooo much for the beautiful buffet you created for my birthday. Everybody thought it was delicious and it made the whole event so much more special. I will highly recommend Chef Mert for any culinary experience, he is calm and professional and have everything under control which truly helped me on a stressful day of planning and hosting a big event!
27 Jun 2022
If you are a fan of vegan cuisine, it was a menu you should try without hesitation for a second. Every single item in the menu was literally nutritious and tasty, especially the taste of amuse-bouche with vegan caviar is still on my palate. It was a pure pleasure to have a passionate and incredible chef like him. Thank you Mert!
20 Jun 2022
This guy, man! It's been a long time since i've eaten such a delicious meal. He is really dominant on duty and so professional. In addition to a magnificent menu, all the evenings were very successful in taking care of us. It won't take me long to hire him again. Yes chef!
20 Jun 2022
I hired Chef Mert for my dinner. Not sure how he made it happen to cook for so many people in my little Venice beach kitchen, his fine dining menu was incredible. Everything was super fresh and hot even we celebrated outside. Mert, thank you so much for EVERYTHING! I can't wait to have another dinner party with you.
20 Jun 2022
Thank you so much, Chef Mert for an incredible experience for my birthday party this year! The food was unreal, he used the best, most fresh ingredients and has such a unique way of putting dishes together, So yummy and such a smooth experience. Everyone was complimenting the food all night. He's also so easy going and such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for your next event or occasion and i can't wait to book him again. Thank you for making my birthday so special. Chef!!!!
28 May 2022
Chef Mert is fantastic! He provided us with a wonderful culinary experience that exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend his classes and booking him as your next private chef!
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.