Private Chef - The Essence of India

Get a taste of several Indian-food favorites in this authentic dining experience.

Chef Rakhi has prepared a menu of authentic Indian dishes for you to try in this private chef experience. Begin with aloo tikki, a popular dish made with potatoes and tamarind chutney. Then, enjoy a classic creamy chicken tikka masala for the main course paired with jeera pulao, fluffy rice spiced with cumin seeds, followed by gobi matar — a vegetable dish with cauliflower and peas. Enjoy fudge-like chocolate barfi 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 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Rakhi



31 Oct 2023

Chef Rakhi led us through a really interesting and insightful cooking class and we were so happy we came. She made it a really great experience and was as much of an entertainer as she was a chef. Good luck with finklestein.



31 Oct 2023

We had a great time at the vegetarian Indian cooking class. Rahki was so much fun and an awesome host, and her cooking instruction and food were wonderful! It was a perfect gift for my wife's birthday as she loves to cook. 5 stars!



22 Sep 2023

Took the vegetarian Indian classics cooking class with my brother and sister and it was a blast. The chef made sure to include everyone in the cooking process, which I really liked. The food was absolutely amazing and so simple!

Meet your chef

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Recipe developer, instructor and food writer, Chef Rakhi inspires creativity and shares a passion for food with each dish she creates. An outstanding graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Los Angeles, she has trained with celebrated chefs and worked across the industry for a decade. Drawing knowledge and experience from generations of talented cooks, she specializes in South East Asian and Tex-Mex cuisines.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Rakhi will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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