Team Building Activity - Southern Soul Food

Treat yourself to a culinary journey through the Deep South with Chef Chericia.

The embodiment of American home cooking, southern food is both comforting and exciting in its familiar but rich and heady flavors. Chef Chericia’s culinary education began early in her mother’s kitchen in our nation’s capital. She continued her training in gourmet food markets and high-end hotels and has developed an expansive palate, embracing flavors from all over the world.

This class will allow you to prepare a tantalizing spread that can be found on the finest tables in the South. Learn to perfect crispy fried chicken, bold collard greens, cheesy grits and fluffy cornbread. Chef Chericia will share her love of food and secrets to cooking and then have you enjoy your creations at the end of the class.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 18
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Adult, Corporate, Group, New American
COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Reviews guests left for this experience



29 Jul 2018

What a fantastic experience! Chef Chericia was absolutely terrific. We organized this as a team-building event for one of our clients ... and they LOVED it! The two-day retreat featured this 3-hour Southern cooking class in the middle of day one and really helped build connections between new and old members of the team. Eating together what we prepared together was very special. Chef Chericia was super easy to work with and went out of her way to meet all of our group's needs—dietary and otherwise. I can't wait to offer more Cozymeal experiences as a part of our meeting facilitation services.



01 Aug 2017

Just amazing - our team had the best time. You made the evening fun, informative, and entertaining!



21 Jul 2017

Chef CC was amazing! She is a gifted chef and provided the best guidance in the kitchen. The food was outstanding especially the Peach Cobbler and Polenta Grits. I consider myself a decent cook but Chef CC helped to make sure my technique becomes better as well as helpful hints. She reminded us to feel your way through the kitchen while cooking. I love it!!! In addition, she adjusted the menu to remove some of the spice and other things to make sure it was enjoyable. I definitely recommend this experience and Chef CC again!

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Born and raised in Washington D.C., Chef Chericia's love for food comes from cooking Southern classics with her mother. She went on to cook in gourmet food markets, such as Dean and Deluca, and hotel kitchens at The Park Hyatt and The W. Chef Chericia is well versed in many cuisines, from Southern fare to Indian to sushi. One thing is for certain: Top-quality ingredients mean top-notch food.

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Cancellation Policy

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