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Team Building Activity - Spanish Paella Party
Team Building Activity - Spanish Paella Party
Enjoy the communal experience of preparing paella in this hands-on culinary team building experience.
Paella is not only characterized by it's saffron-scented rice and distinct pan, but also by the festivities that surround it. Paella brings people together, and in this team building class, Chef Andy invites your team to come together to experience an authentic paella party.
As a team, you will work together as you learn how to make all of the elements of Spanish paella. Not only will your team hone the skills and techniques necessary to bring paella to life, but also those to craft a decadent flan for dessert.
Guests are welcome to purchase wine and beer from the venue.
May include cheese, artichokes or bacon-wrapped dates with spicy aioli
With pan con tomate, Manchego, jamón and Marcona almonds with vinegar
Chicken and Shrimp Paella
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 14
- Maximum Guests 48
- Meal Courses 3
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Beginner, Corporate, Group, Holiday, Spanish
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
22 Nov 2019
BEST TEAM BUILDING EVENT EVER! ...and Chef Andy was the reason it exceeded expectations. If you are looking for a place to get together, have a cocktail/soda, talk and bond as a team, learn some laid back cooking technique, and have an event that the whole group is talking about afterwards, THIS SHOUD BE YOUR CHOICE! We had a group of 13 for a corporate team building event, at the Wicker Park Inn venue (which is also ADORABLE!), a quick 15 min Uber from downtown. Our team did the Spanish Paella menu, but honestly I am not sure the menu choice matters much, as the experience of being there and entertainment/conversation/personality Chef Andy provides makes the whole event. Easy platform for communication, Chef Andy is incredibly responsive, even tailored our menu to dietary needs. 110% recommended.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Andy
02 Jun 2023
Chef Andy did a wonderful job as an instructor and his home kitchen and dining area were well designed for the class and tastefully decorated. He provided excellent information and demonstrations about knife skills, prep tips, food safety and cooking styles. His kitchen, the appliances, tools and utensils were spotless and in good shape. We plan to make the turmeric chicken and grilled veggies at home - didn't realize we can grill the veggies without oil using a non-stick pan; appreciated using a small amount of oil mixed into the raw chicken with the turmeric before grilling. I've been enjoying Greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, pistachios and honey at home - great as a breakfast item or a light dessert as Chef Andy suggested. Thanks to the chef for a fun time - we learned a lot and also enjoyed meeting the other two people who took part in the class.
26 May 2023
Chef Andy lead our team building activity with 25 attendees and was a great leader on our pasta-making journey. Not only was the food delicious, but he gave us some wonderful tips and tricks on how to become better chefs with ease. He's a fun presence to guide a group, and I'm confident that we'll look to book with him again if we do this event another time.
12 May 2023
Loved the class. Chef Andy and his wife were so nice and we had a great group.
12 May 2023
Chef Andy was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and patient and really made the whole experience so great. Definitely recommend!!!
12 May 2023
Chef Andy and his wife were so great! They created a welcoming and light hearted atmosphere and gave us a lot of individualized attention to improve our cooking skills. We learned how to make sushi and had fun doing it! Would 100% recommend. Thank you Chef Andy!
10 May 2023
Chef Andy was amazing! Chef came over to our house and was extremely welcoming. He gave us tips on cutting and preparing the food we were cooking. Would highly recommend and would book Chef Andy again!
07 May 2023
What a wonderful experience!! Not only was Andy professional, fun, engaging and accommodating , but his culinary skills were outstanding! We chose the Chef's Surprise Gourmet Italian Fare as our "cuisine" and Andy did NOT disappoint! He maneuvered around our kitchen as if he'd been there before, provided an enticing explanation of each course, and with dessert, encouraged us to torch our own amazing creme brulee. We cannot recommend Andy highly enough!!
01 May 2023
This was such a great experience! Chef Andy was not only incredibly knowledgeable but was great at making the environment very fun and interactive. I would take another class without hesitation!
26 Apr 2023
Highly recommend this fun and informative class! The Chef kept the class lively, comfortably walking us through the preparation while imparting fundamental skills along the way. I learned a lot and laughed a lot! We had a good group with 6 participants helped by two chefs. Food was yummy, and the BYOB meant good champagne for me! Class started and ended on time. I left feeling pleasantly full of both food and knowledge. I could make all these dishes again and feel confident.
21 Apr 2023
Chef Andy was amazing, it was our first time doing a cooking class. He made it very welcoming and was a great teacher! We will definitely be returning
17 Apr 2023
Chef Andy and his sous chef :) are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We LOVED our introductory pasta-making class and cannot wait to try to make our own – tools already purchased. The experience was exactly what is advertised with a little real-world kitchen humor and fun. We would 100% recommend him for personal cheffing, and future classes. We are 100% looking forward to seeing them again soon!
16 Apr 2023
Chef Andy was great! The ambiance was laid back and inviting! He taught us some great and new skills! I am definitely going to incorporate everything we learned in my meals!! Thanks Chef for everything!
16 Apr 2023
Awesome experience. Chef Andy was so much fun and a great host as well.
14 Apr 2023
For my bachelorette party in Chicago, my friends and I had the privilege of taking a class taught by Chef Andy. It was so fun! And we loved the food we cooked. We ran late arriving, but he totally rolled with it and had us whipping up some yummy pasta in no time at all. With the music bumping (and even some party lights by the end) we really enjoyed the experience and dinner.
14 Apr 2023
Thank you for dinner!
13 Apr 2023
We loved Chef Andy's class! It was our first time making pasta, and he made it such a fun and enjoyable experience while teaching us a ton along the way. We made two different types of pasta and the result was a hearty and delicious dinner. Chef Andy was a great teacher and also gave us time to work on our own and gain confidence using the pasta maker. The more intimate setting with a small class was the perfect way to learn and socialize at the same time. Thanks so much, Andy!
11 Apr 2023
Chef Andy was fantastic! He was very nice, personable, and patient with the class. The setup was nice and the class structure flowed very well! Definitely would recommend
06 Apr 2023
Chef Andy is extremely knowledgeable in the culinary arts. Kept the class very engaged and fun. Oh and the food was fantastic too!
05 Apr 2023
Chef Andy prepared an amazing meal for my family this past weekend. He was professional and super creative with the menu. We would highly recommend him for your next private event.
05 Apr 2023
Super entertaining class! Andy was super attentive and helpful every step along the way while keeping it very entertaining. If you are looking for somewhere to learn a lot and have a good time, Chef Andy is the one to go to.
04 Apr 2023
We used this as a unique social event for our industry organization. Chef Andy and his team were phenomenal! From set-up to tear down and being patient as we had attendees stuck in traffic. I could not have hoped for a better event!
03 Apr 2023
We had an amazing time with Chef Andy for our Pasta Dough Principles team building! What a great culinary experience! Chef was engaging, friendly, attentive and fun! It was a great combo of learning proper techniques and laughing at the same time. The pasta dinner was delicious and cooking it together and gathering to eat it was such a fun bonding experience! I would highly recommend Chef Andy and his offerings!
20 Mar 2023
An awesome experience. Andy was very professional and fun. The perfect mix. Extremely hospitable as well. Couldn't say enough nice things about him and the experience overall. The fish was delicious and his humor and knowledge made a good night become a great night
17 Mar 2023
Chef Andy's sushi making class exceeded expectations. I've only attempted to make sushi one other time early on in the pandemic to develop new hobbies/skills and failed. Knowing what I know now from Chef Andy (and Chef Emily), I'm ready to give it another shot! Chef taught us basic knife handling skills, tested our palates, and, of course, how to make a simply delicous maki roll. Early on in our class, it was evident to us that Chef Andy is really dedicated to his craft; which was nothing short of passionate and made the entire experience immersive and all the more enjoyable. Chef's apartment provided all of us with plenty of room and the atmosphere was most comforting. Thank you for teaching us what to look for when we order sushi at restaurants, how to tell what sushi grade fish is, and for recommending the types of knives to buy without breaking the bank. We certainly look forward to signing up for future classes to dive into other cuisines. Thank you for everything!
17 Mar 2023
Chef Andy's sushi class was fun, delicious, & informational. He's extremely knowledgeable about ingredients, techniques, & the food he's making, & I definitely left with a heightened appreciation of sushi & cooking. I would definitely do another class with him!
16 Mar 2023
Such a great experience! Loved the sushi class, this was a great birthday gift. Chef Andy was very welcoming and attentive, he found the perfect balance between explaining/demonstrating and having us try cutting and rolling the sushi. I especially appreciated that Chef Andy was open to questions and was deeply knowledgeable on all the food related topics we were interested in. We each got to make our own roll and nigiri, as well as tried quite a bit of sashimi. Left with new information and new skills! The atmosphere is cozy and the group size of 4 was perfect.
14 Mar 2023
Chef Andy and his team were great! Highly recommend!
09 Mar 2023
Chef Andy and team were so amazing! We learned fun recipes, had a great competition, and all of the employees were really happy with the event. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun team building activity.
06 Mar 2023
Traditional Tapas with Chef Andy was such a fun experience! The food was excellent and it was great to learn the proper way to use a knife. Definitely would book with Chef Andy again!
05 Mar 2023
Chef Andy was wonderful! I booked this class for my boyfriend's birthday and we absolutely loved our experience! From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with warmth and hospitality by chef Andy and his wife who helped out and made the night all the more meaningful. Another couple joined us in the class and it was great having extra company and getting to know them. Highly recommend this event as a gift with a loved one! Will be coming back for sushi making with Chef Andy! Thank you!!!
05 Mar 2023
Chef Andy is very entertaining and personable. He did a great job of explaining the techniques as we worked our way through the meal. I believe anyone can feel confident using those techniques in their own kitchen after taking a class with Chef Andy
05 Mar 2023
This was a great Friday night activity that was a nice change up from the typical dinner and a drink. Chef Andy is a very personable and down to earth person. The class is meant to be interactive and once we and the others participated it was a great time. Andy is clearly knowledgable and experienced, making the class very useful. We learned not only about sushi and how to make the rolls themselves, but also some knife skills and suggestions of how to find the best fish in the city. The class is also BYOB which is a cool perk and saves you some dough. All in all, it was a fantastic time. My girl and I will definitely be booking a class with Chef Andy again and next time will book the whole class with friends. Highly recommend!
03 Mar 2023
Chef Andy and his wife Emily were very lovely and generous for opening up their home! The Argentinian Steak night was unbelievable experience and the quality of food was top notch. Pair that with your own favorite red wine and you will have a night to remember! 5/5 recommend!
01 Mar 2023
Chef Andy was great in every way! He made the class enjoyable and fun. 10/10 recommend
24 Feb 2023
Chef Andy gave us a great culinary experience! It was not only excellent instruction in cooking homemade pasta but he was also very engaging, attentive, and did a great job of having the group bond together. It was a great combination of technical cooking and entertainment. Also, it was awesome that he offered 2 pastas dishes in lieu of a dessert as my biggest interest was learning to cook not necessarily having a "complete" meal
16 Feb 2023
Chef Andy was very friendly, knowledgable and engaging, He makes you feel right at home and you truly get the full experience. Our pasta was excellent and he taught us with ease. I will definitely be looking for another one of his classes.
15 Feb 2023
Chef Andy was a pleasure to cook with. Andy and his wife are exceptionally down to earth. Cooking felt authentic rather than robotic. I would 100% do this again with Andy.
13 Feb 2023
The class at Chef Andy's was inspired, fun and loaded with nuggets to upgrade our skills. Hubby and I have a few skills, and he didn't miss a beat to make sure we all had takeaways from the class. I am food restricted and he accommodated perfectly. HIs sous chef Emily is top notch too. Warm, pleasant. Our meals were a perfect valentine to each other. Highly recommend.
11 Feb 2023
Chef Andy is not only knowledgeable, he’s entertaining too. I learned a ton and made for a phenomenal date with my girlfriend. Well worth it and would strongly recommend
03 Feb 2023
I didn’t realize this would be at chefs house but that’s probably bc I didn’t read the information. Being at his house, which was clean and cozy, it was like more personal experience. He’s very knowledgeable.
01 Feb 2023
Very fun class. Anybody intimidated by trying to cook Chinese food at home should try this class. It's surprisingly simple but delicious and Chef Andy makes it a lot of fun to learn. It was a great date night for my partner and I! Highly recommend as the winter nights are cold and it's the perfect thing to do to get out of the house and still enjoy a home cooked meal.
19 Jan 2023
Thank you Chef Andy for a wonderful sushi dinner!
17 Jan 2023
Chef Andy is awesome. He is fun and entertaining, you will learn something you didn't know about cooking, and the food is delicious. I highly recommend participating in any of Chef Andy's cooking classes. I know I will be back.
17 Jan 2023
Awesome experience with Chef Andy! We did the class as a Christmas present for 2 kids, ages 9 and 10. Chef Andy simultaneously engaged with 2 kids and 3 adults in a way where everyone learned new techniques and had fun together. In particular, Chef Andy taught us all knife skills tailored to each person's level. The kids also explored sushi and were able to create rolls they enjoyed based on their individual taste preferences. They also loved making the crepes and even had enough left for a special breakfast the next day. A very fun evening and would definitely do it again!
16 Jan 2023
Amazing class! Andy was a great host and was very good at giving his expertise to all of our cooking questions.
14 Jan 2023
We had a great experience cooking Mexican food with Andy and his wife! Andy was very organized and had everything planned out to a T so the class ran very smoothly and successfully. The food we made was delicious!!! I would definitely take another class if his.
11 Jan 2023
It was a great class and Andy was amazing and patient. Will definitely take another class with Andy!
11 Jan 2023
Andy was great, professional, and engaging. Food was wonderful and my wife and I had a great time.
09 Jan 2023
Wonderful! We had a fantastic time celebrating my birthday with Chef Andy, his beautiful Assistant (and spouse) Emily along with my adult kids and their significant other! Warm, welcoming environment in Chef Andy's home with delicious food preparation (and learned so much!) We made pasta from scratch along with creating appetizers and our own tasty sauces. 2 of our guests had special food requirements and Chef Andy handled those with no problem. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to have a fun time!
09 Jan 2023
I purchased a Pasta Dough Principles class as a Christmas present for my husband. It was a class of 8 at Andy's place, which is kind of nerve-racking, but he and his partner were very kind and professional, as was the rest of the class. We took a moment to introduce ourselves, got right to cooking, and had some laughs. They directed us every step of the way. They were thorough and patient. Most importantly, the food was delicious. Overall, a fun experience!
07 Jan 2023
My boyfriend and I joined a class and it was a lot of fun. Chef Andy teaches you new basics while making you feel comfortable about your skill level. I would recommend him for booking if you need a good date idea!
07 Jan 2023
Andy was great to work with. He catered to each group of couples very well, and understood their level of knowledge and adjusted to help them learn better. Will definitely come back for another class!
05 Jan 2023
Chef Andy was absolutely wonderful and so great to work with! We had so much fun learning and and cooking with him. He made fundamentals and recipes so approachable and enjoyable. I highly recommend booking his class!
02 Jan 2023
Very personable and knowledgeable. He and his sous chef, Emily, were warm and inviting. A great experience.
15 Dec 2022
Chef Andy was fantastic and our group had a wonderful time experiencing the Pizza-making course. Chef Andy was very personable and funny. He made it easy for our professional, corporate team of 8 to let our walls down and enjoy ourselves. Chef Andy identified who had experience and who did not, and paired us accordingly. It was a great opportunity to not only learn culinary skills, but also to bond with our colleagues. The course had an array of nice ingredients. and Chef Andy walked us through the techniques and skills we would need to prepare the ingredients and make the pizza. Though a fun course, Chef Andy made safety a top priority as he taught us basic knife and culinary skills. Chef Andy's sous chef was also very well prepared and kind to our whole group. They made us feel comfortable to ask questions and have fun. The venue and demo kitchen were well equipped and suited for this course. We would certainly do a cooking course with Chef Andy again, and will be recommending his courses to our department for future outings! Thank you Chef Andy!
09 Dec 2022
Chef Andy's class was not only informative and helped me hone some of my knife skills, but also a lot of fun and a great way to spend an evening if you enjoy cooking or trying new things. He's a great host with a lot of knowledge about food and sushi, and his passion really stands out among chefs. I will likely be going to another of his classes and bringing others to enjoy. And of course the best part, my personally made sushi was delicious!
12 Nov 2022
Chef Andy was an absolute delight to work with! I booked the class for my boyfriend’s birthday and it certainly was one of the best decisions ever! He not only taught us how to cook the Mexican spread but also gave us a glimpse of his family traditions by sharing how his grandma and mother cook. He was super fun to work with and we really appreciated our time together! 100% recommend! :)
07 Nov 2022
Chef Andy and his team was great to work with! We had 30 people in to celebrate an 80th birthday party and Chef Andy did a great job with accommodating a variety of food allergies, while creating an excellent surprise box meal - he even made a special birthday cake or our Pipa! I would highly recommend Chef Andy for a corporate or family event.
07 Nov 2022
Had a great time with Chef Andy. The entree was incredibly well balanced with sweet, salty, and spicy. I would definitely book with Chef Andy again!
05 Nov 2022
This well thought out experience sets the bar extremely high for any future bookings with Cozy Meal. Chef Andy and his wonderful wife were absolutely amazing. You notice right from the start they are both genuine authentic people who really want you to leave with knowledge and skills you will use for life. Chef Andy was extremely attentive & patient. You can easily tell he gets enjoyment from seeing his students succeed. I plan on booking another experience with Chef Andy. I would highly recommend this class.
23 Oct 2022
This was a surprise anniversary gift and we both loved it! Very personal and the food was delicious. Will definitely recommend it to all my friends!
13 Oct 2022
Andy was energetic and easy to follow! Loved the dish!
06 Oct 2022
Chef Andy hosted my team for a group event, and we had a great time! We regularly do different group activities, and the vegan taco / mango margarita class was a big hit. The recipes were accessible, Chef Andy taught us pro tips along the way, and the tortillas are the best I've ever eaten! I would recommend taking a class from Chef Andy anytime ?
01 Oct 2022
My husband and I had a fantastic time and learned so much from Chef Andy! We arrived with very little pasta-making knowledge and walked away with the confidence + knowledge to start making pasta at home.
01 Oct 2022
Chef Andy was great. Learned a lot of new things and had an excellent time!
01 Oct 2022
A great experience! Educational, fun and homey at the same time.
26 Sep 2022
If i could give 10/5 stars, i would! Any anxiety we had about this event disappeared the moment we met Andy and his incredible team. What a delightful group activity (we were 20 people), and MY GOD did it go perfectly. Everyone had fun, learned a lot and most importantly, ate very very well!
25 Sep 2022
Chef Andy was fantastic! Each course was delicious and plated beautifully. He and his sous chef were very prompt and paced the coursing nicely. We had a Spanish-inspired meal but would definitely use him again for a different cuisine!
24 Sep 2022
This was an awesome experience. Very friendly, we learned a lot. I will book it again!
21 Sep 2022
Such a cute and wonderful experience! I really recommend this to anyone who wants to make delicious cooking accessible! Chef Andy is very kind, considerate, and funny. He's really good at welcoming guests to his home and providing a really warm and cozy experience. It's hard to make pasta from scratch and make it delicious but Andy breaks down all the difficult steps and makes it easy for you to do it on your own after. This was such a fun night for me and my guest and we're already planning to book our next class!
18 Sep 2022
Chef Andy was awesome! We had a great experience. The class was both fun and super helpful in helping us develop our cooking skills and knowledge of difference cuisines. Really enjoyed cooking with him and looking forward to booking our next class!
20 Aug 2022
Chef Andy and his wife made my birthday special with an extremely fun and educational food experience. They empowered my girlfriend and I by teaching us to make ravioli and multiple types of pasta. We ate every bite of our creations and left happily stuffed. We highly recommend this experience!
14 Aug 2022
Chef Andy was fantastic to cook with! He is a great teacher and super funny to work with. The meal was just as amazing as well. Definitely recommend this experience for everybody.
04 Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I traveled down from Milwaukee to come to chef Andy’s class. This class exceeded our expectations in every way! Andy was very professional but still personal. Andy let us be independent enough but still was an excellent teacher and answered any questions we had. The food turned out delicious. We had a gift card from Christmas and this was such a good gift to receive and was SUCH a fun date night! It was worth traveling from Milwaukee. We cannot say enough good things about Andy and his class!!
04 Aug 2022
03 Aug 2022
What a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE we had! Our Exec Team from across North America had their 2nd annual in person meeting in Chicago and rather then go for a traditional 'dinner' I chose to let them engage in a friendly cooking competition. We had a blast. Andy and his team were engaging, witty, and amazing hosts. Highly recommend, a five star experience for sure. Andy accommodated our guests with food restrictions, everyone left with full bellies and big smiles! Thank you Andy, I know a few members on our team will be back!
19 Jul 2022
Amazing food, great times. Highly recommend!
18 Jul 2022
Chef Andy was a great instructor! I booked this event to celebrate my sister-in-law's mini bachelorette and she loved it! The process was stress free, convenient, and very fun. I highly recommend Chef Andy, as he is knowledgeable with cooking techniques but is also very personable.
16 Jul 2022
We had a great time with Chef Andy! The food was delicious, but more importantly he took the time to teach us new tricks and give some historical context around the food and meal we were making. Glad we found this experience!
14 Jul 2022
My girlfriend and I received a Cozymeal class for Christmas and chose to do our session with Chef Andy. Chef Andy came to our house as a private chef and cooked dinner for us and it was a wonderful experience. Chef Andy explained where the items were from, what was in each recipe and was super personal. If you want to have an awesome experience I would recommend booking Chef Andy! They also allow for group experiences. Thank you again Chef Andy!
02 Jul 2022
I got the sushi cooking class for my Dad for Father’s Day! My boyfriend, family and neighbors and I LOVED the sushi and the class over all! Andy and his fiancé were great and we loved having them teach us how to make one of our favorite cuisines! We will definitely reach out one day again and book another cooking class or private event! Thank you again and we really enjoyed itb
28 Jun 2022
We had such a wonderful night full of jokes, good vibes and great food. Chef Andy was super attentive to our needs and made the experience of home cooking easy and comfortable. The venue was beautiful, the kitchen was well stocked and the dining area struck the perfect balance of romantic and cozy. We learned a lot about knife handling and how to properly appreciate the different flavors that go into a meal. All of the ingredients were fresh and we left stuffed and with leftovers! 10/10 would recommend!
28 Jun 2022
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time at our private sushi making class hosted by Chef Andy at his new venue in Chicago! Chef Andy is super friendly and personable, and very knowledgable about various cuisines and cooking techniques. The class was super interactive and the sushi that we made was delicious! We learned so much from his class, and I now feel confident enough to make sushi at home. Thank you for a great experience Chef Andy, we would love to attend another one of your classes in the future!
16 Jun 2022
Chef Andy came to our office to host a sushi class for our company and we had such a great time! It was a great mix of being of hands and also being able to socialize and eat delicious food. Everyone learned a lot about sushi and fish quality and had a great time! We cannot wait to work with Chef Andy in the future!
05 Jun 2022
This was a great class and my wife and I enjoyed having Chef Andy over to teach us how to make several delicious pasta dishes from scratch!
26 May 2022
Thank you Chef Andy for making a memorable experience for an aspiring 12 year old chef! Your professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for the culinary arts were both inspiring and motivating to our young chef. Thank you!
26 May 2022
Chef Andy was awesome! He brought great energy and insight into our mochi making class. I highly recommend him for any team building event.
18 May 2022
Chef Andy hosted a great class for our corporate event of 80 people. We thoroughly enjoyed learning from him as he taught us knife skills and how to properly roll sushi rolls. He was engaging and encouraging. The entire class was fun and many of my team members mentioned that now they feel confident making sushi. Thanks Chef Andy and team!
13 May 2022
Chef andy friendly, personable and knowledgeable! He made my partner and I feel very comfortable while we made pasta for the first time! Food was amazing 10/10 would recommend
03 May 2022
Chef Andy was great. He came on time, answered all of the many questions we had, and was great with helping us make our food. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend Chef Any and use him for another experience. Thank you, Chef Andy, for a great evening!!
11 Apr 2022
Pasta dough principles was a great class and Chef Andy was amazing! We learned so much, had a ton of fun, and enjoyed a delicious meal at the end! Highly recommend!
25 Mar 2022
I surprised my girlfriend with this cooking lesson because she loves sushi! Chef Andy was a great teacher and very easy to talk to. We learned a lot and the food was amazing! My girlfriend loved the surprise! Thank you
23 Mar 2022
Chef Andy was great! We had so much fun and learned a ton. We’ve recommended Andy to friends and will defined be taking another class in the future!
23 Mar 2022
Andy was fantastic! He came prepared and ready to go. Everything was seamless! We had a great time learning from Andy who is knowledgeable and friendly. The food was high quality and tasted fantastic. I will definitely be recommending him to my friends and family in the future!
21 Mar 2022
Second class we have had with him, he is always great
21 Mar 2022
Great class! Chef Andy made pizza making fun and easy. Will definitely be looking to take more instruction from him.
19 Mar 2022
Fun & informative class! I've been making pizza (attempting, actually..) on & off for years, and I picked up some great tips to up my game. Andy was great!
19 Mar 2022
Fun class! Enjoyed learning "how to taste" and the basics of knife cutting in addition to the pizza tips & tricks!
13 Mar 2022
Great class! Thanks so much!
12 Mar 2022
Very easy class, two simple dishes to make. Once you know the basics, it's easy enough to vary. Chef Andy was very friendly, and made sure everyone was keeping up in class. Nice way to spend a few hours.
04 Mar 2022
Such a fun class! Great experience, highly recommend Chef Andy!
02 Mar 2022
Chef Andy was amazing! Booking through CozyMeal was easy, and Chef Andy was responsive and informative. Chef Andy arrived promptly at our home, and was friendly and so easy to talk to! He has so much knowledge related to all different types of food and cooking, and we learned so much! And the sushi we made together was the best sushi I've ever had! We truly enjoyed our in home Sushi Adventure experience, and would love to have Chef Andy back again!
26 Feb 2022
Excellent class - really enjoyed it!
26 Feb 2022
Chef Andy was patient, kind and eager to share his culinary tips. We enjoyed his class tremendously.
26 Feb 2022
I enjoyed my experience making Mochi with Chef Andy. He keeps the class light and engaging. I found value in being able to talk with him live to troubleshoot the recipe. Would recommend!
26 Feb 2022
Very easy to follow along. Mochi tasted great.
26 Feb 2022
Chef Andy was amazing and so informative and fun. The family enjoyed the class and learning tips and tricks to take this knowledge with us in future cooking endeavors!
16 Feb 2022
Great evening with delicious food! Chef Andy was a total pro and was super conversational.
07 Feb 2022
Awesome class - would recommend!
06 Feb 2022
Chef Andy is the best! I booked his pasta making class as a Christmas present for my mom, and we couldn’t be happier. His recipes were simple enough to recreate on our own, but the pasta and sauces were all absolutely delicious. We had a blast and can’t wait to book another class with chef Andy soon’
30 Jan 2022
We had an absolute BLAST with Chef Andy! He was fun, professional, and we learned so much. He started by bringing all necessary supplies and getting comfortable in our kitchen - there was zero judgment on what our kitchen looked like, what we normally cooked with, or anything like that. By using our home cookware and appliances, we learned all sorts of skills to make repeating this meal accessible in the future! Some highlights: - Andy taught us multiple ways to stretch dough - He taught us different types of crusts and flatbreads - He made everything seem affordable: told us where to find ingredients, was flexible with what types of flour and pans we used, and didn't push us to need "fancy" brands or specialty tools - If we made a mistake, he showed us how to fix it and improve - Everyone got to get their hands in! - We had leftovers for DAYS! Thanks again to Andy for being such a joy - and thanks to your sous chef for the spotless kitchen when you left! We've already recommended Andy to several family members and friends, and we hope to book another class soon.
28 Jan 2022
Really enjoyed the class - Chef Andy was upbeat, fun, and happy to answer questions. He was also very responsive when I emailed him prior to class with questions. This was my first Cozymeal class and I'm looking forward to more in the future!
26 Jan 2022
Chef Andy was a great teacher. I enjoyed the instruction as well as the invite to actively participate with the group. I will definitely be looking for more classes from Chef Andy and Cozymeal.
23 Jan 2022
Got the Pasta making class with Chef Andy as a Christmas gift for my parents, and they loved it! They said it was so fun, Chef Andy was great, and all the food was delicious. Highly recommend!
23 Jan 2022
Chef Andy was upbeat, encouraging, and easy to follow. We learned some new stuff, made some tasty food, and the time flew by. 5 out of 5 stars for Chef Andy!
22 Jan 2022
Chef Andy was amazing! He truly made the class fun and super interactive, making sure he met us all at our pace
22 Jan 2022
Chef Andy was great! The class was well paced and explanations were given throughout. Chef Andy checked in with everyone . The pizza was great!
18 Jan 2022
We had an incredible evening with Chefs Andy and Emily. They made us feel super comfortable and kept up fun conversation throughout the class. And the food was amazing! We especially loved the empanadas - perfection! Can’t recommend this class enough!!
18 Jan 2022
Chef Andy was a great host for the private pizza party we organized for our team. He made the event fun, casual but professional, and best of all everyone has a new recipe for the future. Thanks for hanging in with our team and helping us through the process. We had a blast!
15 Jan 2022
Andy was fun, knowledgeable and paced everything well. We had a blast!
13 Jan 2022
Chef Andy (and his lovely assistant) did a wonderful job making this experience special! I purchased this experience for my boyfriend, who loves to cook and has been talking about wanting to learn more techniques and tricks. We both had an amazing time learning about the history of the dishes we were preparing as well as the "science" behind cooking. Chef Andy and his assistant provided all the necessary utensils/tools needed to prepare the meal, and cleaned the kitchen once we were done with the experience! BONUS: we had more than enough for leftovers. I couldn't recommend this experience enough, and we'll definitely be booking with Chef Andy in the future!
09 Jan 2022
Great food, great chef!
04 Jan 2022
Chef Andy exceeded our expectations for the Sushi making class. He was very pleasant to be around, made us feel comfortable and provided so much value whether it was the teaching us how to make the sushi, educating us on the history, techniques and even helping clean up after! We're definitely going to cook with Andy again, and are sure to recommend his classes to anyone interested. Thanks! -Ben&Sam
27 Dec 2021
Chef Andy was amazing. Entertaining and great food!
27 Dec 2021
Had fun while learning great new technique on sushi making. Bought this as a Christmas present and would recommend to anyone looking for a unique gift for any occasion. Andy was easy to talk to and provided great tips. Can't wait for our next class!
20 Dec 2021
Chef Andy went above and beyond what I expected! He was so great prior to our event in answering all of my questions, and I felt so prepared going in to my first in person event of COVID. We had a team of about 21 people, and Chef Andy was attentive to every single person, and we loved every second! The team had such a wonderful time rolling pasta, and I know everyone wants to try it again at home. We will definitely continue to support CozyMeal and specifically Chef Andy in the new year. Highly recommend this event for anyone!
18 Dec 2021
Chef Andy was very informative. He was patient with us, encouraging, and taught the class very well. I'm ready for the next class.
10 Dec 2021
Outstanding event with Chef Andy and the team! Highly recommend for anyone looking to do the same.
08 Dec 2021
Andy and Emily are amazing! It was such a great experience, they're fun and make REALLY phenomenal food! Will definitely book again in the near future! Andy is really flexible with the menu and gives you multiple options and lets you customize things to your liking. He taught us how to make pasta, we're culinary geniuses now, having learned from Andy ;-). Highly recommend booking him for a fun night in with amazing food!
04 Dec 2021
Great experience! Andy was awesome and the food was incredible!
22 Nov 2021
thank you! great class!
18 Nov 2021
Hands down one of the BEST meals I have ever had! Chef Andy & his soul Chef Emily were AMAZING! This experience was a birthday gift for my boyfriend and chef Andy did NOT dissapoint! I’m a vegetarian and my boyfriend is a meat eater, he was able to create a menu where all dietary needs were met and I cannot even explain HOW GOOD IT WAS. His mole sauce is out of this world along with his amazing hot chocolate and conchas. If you haven’t tried this yet, you need to! Thank you again Chef Andy!
16 Nov 2021
Had a WONDERFUL sushi experience with Chef Andy! He was very knowledgeable on food history as well as cooking techniques. He is easy to talk to and keeps the class fun and interesting. I definitely feel that I could take what he taught me in the class and create sushi on my own! Will be booking again
13 Nov 2021
Chef Andy was excellent! This was our first private cooking class, and my husband and I enjoyed it. Chef Andy was very knowledgeable and highly skilled. He taught us basics and advanced cooking skills, we had fun and the Chinese food was delicious. We were able to repeat the recipes later that week and the food was very good. Chef Andy had the kindest and most helpful assistant too.
23 Oct 2021
Chef Andy was amazing!! He went step by step and it didn’t seem intimidating making my first pizza from scratch!
22 Oct 2021
Amazing experience! Chef Andy was flexible, engaging and tons of fun! A must do experience!!!
12 Oct 2021
Really enjoyed the experience - great for a fun out-of-the-ordinary experience, and would definitely recommend Chef Andy and his team!
09 Oct 2021
Thank you! Chef's class was great, very informative and Chef Andy made it fun! The pizza and bruschetta were delicious! We'll make another tomorrow with the other 1/2 of dough. See you next time!
29 Sep 2021
Had a really fun time with Andy! Very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable. Sushi was delicious! Highly recommend!!!
12 Sep 2021
Had a great time with chef I was finally able to make a good pizza.. I would recommend
07 Sep 2021
Chef Andy & his sous chef/fiancée were fantastic and exceeded all expectations we could’ve possibly had. My fiancée loved making her own pasta for the first time and I learned a ton from knife skills to making two different sauces. Chef Andy was well versed when it came to making a variety of different pastas as well as the history of these dishes and ingredients. We would 100% have them back and would highly recommend Chef Andy for any of your occasions.
16 Aug 2021
Chef Andy and his assistant were great!! We put music on and got to work. He was very informative while teaching us how to properly cut and cook and we had lots of fun! We loved the fun facts and overall vibe. We enjoyed a fresh and delicious dinner. Definitely recommend it!
08 Aug 2021
Andy’s sushi class exceeded our expectations! You won’t leave hungry. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and so fun! The fish is high quality and so fresh. Our group was visiting out of town, and everyone said this was the highlight of the trip. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!!!
07 Aug 2021
We hosted Chef Andy for a couples date and it was an amazing experience. Not only Chef Andy is extremely knowledgeable and help us demystify some recipes, he is also very comfortable by hosting his class and extremely fun. We learned and did the work, while still able to join a fun night among friends. We will definitely host Chef Andy more times.
25 Jul 2021
I booked Chef Andy for the Sushi Adventure for my husbands birthday. This experience was beyond our expectations! Chef Andy was funny, knowledgeable, and taught us some history behind the food! And of course the food was delicious! Would 100% recommend!
07 Jul 2021
Great personality and fun class to learn in. We cook steak and empanadas. Andy and his assistant also cleaned as we cooked so there was little to no mess after we enjoyed our meal. Good experience. I would highly recommend.
24 Jun 2021
Chef Andy was great! Highly recommend for a fun date night. Great conversation and loves to teach and educate as you go along.
20 Jun 2021
Andy was fantastic! A great teacher, with delicious and fun recipes. Courteous and respectful as well. Definitely recommend his classes for beginners and advanced cooks! You will walk away with a TON of yummy and useful knowledge!
19 Jun 2021
It was so much fun and we had a great time!! 100% recommend!!
06 Jun 2021
Thank you Chef Andy for showing us an easier way to make pizza dough! Chef Andy keep the class flowing well without feeling rushed. This is the first time we were able to make pizza successfully plus learn a few kitchen hints to make cooking a little bit easier. We look forward to taking another class soon.
29 May 2021
This class was a lot of fun and I learned how to make perfect crust! Bravo!
22 May 2021
Thanks for a fun class!
15 May 2021
Chef Andy was fun and informative. The directions were explained completely. I learned a new way to cook Fried Rice. The time went by so quickly. I would recommend taking a class with Chef Andy any time!
02 May 2021
Chef Andy was great! Explanations were easy to follow and we got lots of great tips. Food was delicious.
25 Apr 2021
The pizza was so delicious and Chef Andy was a pleasure! He gave us valuable cooking tips to use beyond the the class itself and I would recommend his class to my friends and family.
24 Apr 2021
The class was so much fun. Chef Andy was very patient and positive throughout the class. I enjoyed learning all of his cooking tips.
19 Apr 2021
I enjoyed cooking the rice. He was well informed.
19 Apr 2021
Me and the kiddo had a lot of fun. We were very pleased with the chef, the experience, and how the food came out. Thanks for everything!
18 Apr 2021
This was a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend. Chef Andy made his birthday fun and educational. He made sushi-making no longer intimidating. With the leftover produce and our new skills, we were able to make sushi on our own the following evening. Highly recommend to all wanting something fun to do that will continue to pay returns in the way of learned skills.
15 Apr 2021
What a great class. Fun, interesting and Chef Andy kept the pace steady but easy to follow. We loved the pizzas we made and learned some new kitchen tips that we'll be able to use for the future. We had a great time and highly recommend this class.
11 Apr 2021
This was our second class with Chef Andy and it was awesome! He ensures what your making is tasty, something you can make on your own after his class and entertaining! The egg rolls were the best we have ever had and the fried rice was delicious! This is a must take class and both adults and children will enjoy the tasty food you make! Look forward to our third class with you at some point Chef Andy! You are amazing!
03 Apr 2021
Andy did a great job showing the group step by step how to make homemade pizza! Thank you!
03 Apr 2021
Chef Andy was a lot of fun, and answered all of our concerns, and best of all left us with a great meal!
30 Mar 2021
This was a great class, and the food was delicious! The class moves pretty quickly and Chef Andy does make sure everyone is following. We would definitely take another class.
20 Mar 2021
Incredible! Chef Andy was down to earth, full of life, and called upon his childhood experiences to provide us with solid recipes that yielded perfection! Thank you for setting such a wonderful tone for our weekend through our food and your playfulness! We'll be back for more!
14 Mar 2021
chef Andy was so clear and the food was delicious. Really well paced . Great class
13 Mar 2021
We really enjoyed the cooking class. Chef Andy was fantastic at explaining the recipe step by step. There's was no pressure to keep up with the class. I highly recommend and would do another class with him.
13 Mar 2021
Our chef was fabulous! He was engaging, informative, patient, and quite skilled.
11 Mar 2021
He did an excellent job making sure we were following along. Included my daughter and encouraged lots of questions. I really loved the taste of the pizza, a quick and easy recipe.
06 Mar 2021
This class was awesome with Chef Andy! We had never made homemade pizza before, so it was a real treat! You will not only enjoy cooking with Chef Andy, but you will enjoy the delicious pizza and bruschetta.
01 Mar 2021
My wife and I had a great time making pizzas on the weekend. Andy was patient, knowledgable and personable. Have recommended to friends. Great way to spend a weekend in lockdown! Chris
23 Feb 2021
Chef Andy hosted a wonderful class. He made it easy and fun - and our pizza turned out excellent! I'd recommend this class for anyone who wants to learn to make homemade pizza in under 2 hours. Totally worth the time and money!
21 Feb 2021
We so enjoyed our pizza class with Chef Andy! He took us through each step so thoroughly and taught us some cool new techniques. The pizzas were delicious at the end!
20 Feb 2021
Never thought that making pizza can be so effortless, Chef Andy had some great tips for both pizza and bruschetta. Enjoyed the session and highly recommend it !
18 Feb 2021
This was a fun and easy pizza-making class. Thanks to Chef Andy!
07 Feb 2021
Andy was great and an awesome teacher.
02 Feb 2021
My house smelled so good after we cooked the Fried Rice. Instruction was good and well planned out.
28 Jan 2021
We throughly enjoyed our class with Chef Andy. It was one of the best classes we have taken and we have taken many cooking classes. He offered up some great tips and and suggestions Would highly recommend
26 Jan 2021
Great class-I’ve made the same recipes 4 times since
16 Jan 2021
Andy, that was an awesome class. You made it very enjoyable. The pizza came out so delicious. Far better than anything near my house in MD! The bruschetta was really delicious and very easy. Thanks!
14 Jan 2021
13 Jan 2021
Great class today. A true professional
13 Jan 2021
I got this class for my parents for Christmas. They LOVED the class! They loved how it was ran, how Andy explained everything, how easy it was to follow along, etc. My mom hasn't left the house (aside from doctor's visits) since June 2020 and this actually made her get dressed and act like a normal member of society, and she was happy about it (when she's usually grouchy). All that to say, thank you, they loved it!
02 Jan 2021
Awesome class, we really enjoyed it.
02 Jan 2021
Chef Andy was lovely but the class inexplicably started at 1:45 when all the scheduling says it was for 2pm. Another student came on late and was also confused.
02 Jan 2021
Chef Andy made cooking super easy and was very helpful. I will definitely take another cooking class with him!
21 Dec 2020
Class was great, only suggestion would be to have all the ingredients displayed in the list. Our scheduled time was 1pm but when we logged in were were late - so I’m not sure where the miscommunication was. Overall instructor was amazing - and kept us engaged
20 Dec 2020
This was a great class! We signed up for a team event and who doesn't love pizza?! The Chef really made it easy for us to make pizza at home!
16 Dec 2020
It was really a fun time with my peeps!
04 Dec 2020
Chef Andy really guides your through the process for a tasty pizza!
02 Dec 2020
Andy was great!
15 Nov 2020
Great class! Chef Andy made it fun and easy!
12 Nov 2020
I loved this class. Chef Andy was very patient and did a great job showing and explaining techniques and the recipes. He also discussed knife skills, which was really informative and helpful. The food was delicious and now I totally feel more confident in the kitchen!
11 Nov 2020
Great interactive class!
03 Nov 2020
Excellent class. The pizza was amazing. Chef Andy is great!!
04 Oct 2020
I could not get a connection but when I did it was great. I learned how to make fried rice and it was delicious. Thank you for your patience with my poor connection. It was really a great class and you spoke clearly and slowly and you were very patient
27 Sep 2020
Excellent pizza and bruschetta class!
12 Sep 2020
Andy's pizza class was fun and delicious! He taught us several tricks - especially with garlic - and we all ended up with great tasting pizzas in about an hour. I would recommend this class to anyone who would like to learn how to easily make their own pizza. I love that Andy doesn't follow recipes but instead teaches techniques.
12 Sep 2020
Andy was so nice! I will do this again for sure!
23 Aug 2020
I gave this as a gift and he enjoyed the class.
18 Aug 2020
What a fun and unique birthday gift for my sushi loving girlfriend! Chef Andy is very personable and knowledgeable in sushi, knife techniques and just cooking in general. He explains every step and let you try it yourself before stepping in if you need some help. Highly recommend him!
15 Aug 2020
We really enjoyed this class. Thanks a ton.
01 Aug 2020
What a wonderful experience! Today, my 12 yo son and I took Chef Andy's pizza class. This is exactly what we needed. What a great way to spend time with my kiddo (during quarantine), drag him away from his video games, and do something that we could learn together. Chef Andy was engaging, and made us feel very comfortable -- my kiddo was nervous to do this online, but quickly got comfortable and jumped right in to practice his knife skills. I'm now looking to see what else we can take. Could be great fun with the grandparents too!! Thanks so much, Chef!
24 Jul 2020
Really enjoyed Andy's pizza class. My husband and I have struggled in the past to make the perfect pizza base but after taking this class we have finally mastered it. Andy's techniques were excellent and easy to follow.
30 Jun 2020
We took this class once we first noticed Cozymeal's online classes. Since that time, we have remade this over and over. Highly recommend this class. The results are better than most take outs and with a little preparation could be ready just as quickly.
27 Jun 2020
This was a really fun and easy date night during quarantine! Thanks for making it fun Chef Andy! The pizza was delicious!
15 Jun 2020
Our team loved the pizza class. We all had a lot of fun learning new techniques and enjoying great pizza. Thank you so much for spending your Friday with us!
15 Jun 2020
What a fun, entertaining, and educational experience. Chef Andy was a great teacher and quite helpful to everyone. The food was outstanding and made for a high quality hands-on experience. Cool and unique way to celebrate a birthday! I highly recommend Chef Andy for any and all at home food experiences.
10 Jun 2020
Class went too fast, hard to follow. On top of that, chef was keep asking to present my work by calling out each name. I was still working on it, my hands were not clean to interact with laptop. Also, I have a small kitchen. Need to clean as I go, but there was no time for that. That atmosphere was very stressful.
08 Jun 2020
clear, concise, many ideas and short cuts.
06 Jun 2020
That was way too much fun! Thanks chef!
05 Jun 2020
Andy was awesome. Very personable, energetic. He made pizza-making seem quite easy and fast; learned something new for sure!
05 Jun 2020
He was nice, friendly and informative. I would have preferred to have gone over hand stretching out the pizza thinner to get the window pane effect on the dough, but on writing this I'm realizing that would have probably led to a lot of students ending up patching holes in their dough, and as it was everyone had a successful pizza. I think the level of techniques he was showing was appropriate for the mixed group of students. We had a great time, and he was accommodating to all the variations people were making (gluten free, couldn't source yeast, store bought dough etc)
03 Jun 2020
Andy was great! Thanks for the informative class this afternoon! - Mike
03 Jun 2020
20 May 2020
We decided to do this live virtual class with chef Andy. We were in 4 households and all of us really enjoyed the class! After the class, Chef Andy agreed to let us stay to visit with each other in a more casual way. The Asian Dumplings were delicious and we will certainly make them again. I highly recommend this activity as a way for families and friends to get together during this time of social distancing!
17 May 2020
Lots of fun, very knowledgeable, great experience!
03 May 2020
Great class! Everything was easy to follow along and the instructor was great. I will definitely be taking the class again !
01 May 2020
The class was fun and Chef Andy showed us cutting techniques and provided great cooking tips in general.
19 Apr 2020
Chef Andy was amazing! Great teacher. I am looking forward to taking my next Chef Andy class.
18 Apr 2020
Chef Andy was great! Gave us great tips to use in our everyday lives in the kitchen.
12 Mar 2020
We loved our sushi class! Chef Andy was fun and engaging and we really learned a lot. We’d highly recommended any of Chef Andy’s courses! It was such a fun and unique night in and we can’t wait to put our new skills to the test.
11 Mar 2020
Chef Andy was great! Really engaging and we learned a lot. We'd love to take another class with him!
20 Feb 2020
Fun, delicious, and learned a new skill! Highly recommend Andy.
19 Feb 2020
Andy provided a great blend of expertise and a laid back attitude to make for a wonderful night with friends. I am still surprised how he taught us to create the flavors with what appeared to be fairly basic ingredients. Highly recommend him for your events.
09 Feb 2020
Andy did an amazing job teaching us the techniques behind Asian cooking! We now have way more confidence tackling Asian style recipes thanks to his class. Highly recommend!!!
08 Feb 2020
Chef Andy was a great teacher while also being extremely personable. It was easy to feel comfortable in the kitchen while working with him. He made having dinner an incredible shared experience to remember.
03 Feb 2020
Went with a group from the office and had a great time. And, delicious food that we made ourselves. Chef Andy was very helpful and a great teacher. Mary
19 Jan 2020
Very fun! Can’t wait to do it again.
14 Jan 2020
Chef Andy was great! He was personable, energetic, patient and overall a good teacher. My girlfriend and I loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone looking try something a little bit different. We will absolutely look to re-hiring him for future events.
07 Jan 2020
Chef Andy made learning to make sushi a lot of fun! He was good at demonstrating how to use the knives properly and then stepped back to observe my grandson using them without interference. But he gave him a ‘phone-a-friend’ option if he needed it! We really enjoyed our class and I highly recommend Chef Andy!!
05 Jan 2020
Chef Andy offered a great date night for my girlfriend and I. He was very personable, and made us feel comfortable throughout the evening (even as we messed everything up). Taught not only how to make sushi, but recipes, history, and techniques. Awesome experience and look forward to booking Andy again soon.
04 Jan 2020
Got my family this class for Christmas. It was so much fun, the food, the experience, and of course Andy made our night great. Would recommend anyone looking for a great cooking experience
30 Dec 2019
Words can’t describe how fun this experience was. Chef Andy was AMAZING & very personable - super nice. My friends and I can’t stop talking about it. I can’t recommend him enough, if you’re on the edge about booking this. THIS IS YOUR SIGN! Worth every dollar.
27 Dec 2019
This class was so much fun. I gave it to my teen son for Christmas and he loved it. We both learned a lot and Andy is just great--passionate about food, friendly, personable and a joy to make sushi with! I highly recommend this experience.
13 Dec 2019
Wow, Andy was amazing! If we could give him 6 stars or more, we would. Andy coordinated the perfect at-home anniversary dinner for my boyfriend and I (Mexican themed!). We made tortillas, tacos, elote, and flan-- plus he accommodated to our allergies when the original menu had shrimp. Andy was kind, on time, fun, and very talented. We learned so many tips and tricks that we'll be using moving forward and overall just had a blast! Thanks Andy :)
03 Dec 2019
Chef Andy was absolutely wonderful, fun, and personable! He made the sushi process easy and understandable for all levels. He really was a wealth of information regarding the sushi making process and other cooking techniques. I highly recommend him!
18 Oct 2019
Chef Andy was fantastic! Personable, fun, informative. We really enjoyed our team building event!! HIGHLY recommend this type of event and Chef Andy if you are looking for a great team experience!!
18 Oct 2019
Chef Andy made everyone feel very comfortable with their cooking skills, or lack off! He is very personable and professional. I highly recommend him, and wouldn't hesitate to use his services again.
05 Oct 2019
Andy was awesome - the sushi was delicious, the class was really helpful, and he was really friendly and professional. It was a really fun night!
16 Sep 2019
Chef Andy was so much fun! Easy to learn from and allowed us to have fun and not take things too seriously. The creamy fettuccini was delicious! Would definitely recommend this for a girls’ night or cool date night activity!
10 Sep 2019
I booked Chef Andy for an anniversary night meal and he made it one to remember. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled and shared his love for cooking throughout every step of the night. The food tasted great and the 2 hours seemed to speed by. I would 100% recommend Chef Andy and will be booking him again the future!
31 Aug 2019
Chef Andy couldn’t have been more professional, yet relaxed and friendly. It was truly an unforgettable experience and would highly recommend to anyone considering.
24 Aug 2019
Chef Andy is the best. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had cooking. I highly recommend that you choose him as you cook, you will not regret it!!!
22 Aug 2019
Chef Andy and Ryan exceeded all expectations! I took a group of clients that couldn't have been more pleased. We made pasta and salad and from the minute we walked in Chef Andy made everyone feel comfortable. He was very helpful and explained everything we did in a way we could all understand and the end result was a fantastic meal and night. Highest recommendation for Chef Andy's class, I hope to hire him again
14 Jul 2019
What a wonderful experience! We learned a lot - making the flatbread dough, prepping the ingredients, arranging different toppings, and using fresh herbs - even expert slicing techniques! Fun, delicious, and insightful - we had a great time!
30 Jun 2019
I hired Chef Andy as a surprise birthday gift for my husband who likes to cook. Amazing! We learned a lot and the sushi was delicious (we made it!) Andy knows his craft, is super professional and really Fun! I recommended chef Andy to everyone that is looking for an amazing and unique experience.
11 May 2019
I had booked 'Sushi Adventures' for our anniversary night with Chef Suarez in March 2019. Chef Suarez was communicative and arrived on time. He has a great sense of humor which made us very comfortable with him early on. He walked us through each step of the sushi making process and made it fun and simple. Needless to say that not only sushi turned out great but I also learned great techniques from him. I can never forget the great experience we had. I would recommend this to anyone reading this review.
11 May 2019
Chef Andy was friendly, knowledge and the class was fun and informative. Would definitely recommend and is a good alternative to a typical sushi night out!
08 May 2019
We had an amazing time with Chef Andy for my husband's birthday! He was so knowledgeable and we all learned a lot plus the food was delicious! We want to do many more classes with him!
06 May 2019
Chef Andy was awesome! We had the best time cooking with him. He was prompt, professional and so skilled. We will absolutely be booking him again!
26 Apr 2019
Used Cozymeal & Chef Andy for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. I thought it would be a fun and unique experience - even more so than the usual cooking class with a bunch of other people. I can honestly say that it exceeded my expectations! We had an amazing time learning and cooking with Chef Andy. He taught us some simple tricks for presentation and knife skills as well as cleaning and using our cast iron skillet correctly. The price is comparable to going to an upscale restaurant, however the experience is one you definitely won't forget. I HIGHLY recommend this for a date night, special occasion, family get together, or girls night. My boyfriend told me this was one of the best birthday gifts he's ever received. I will definitely be using them again and I've already told all my friends about Cozymeal!
18 Mar 2019
Chef Andy was great! We had him come to our house for the Chinese Takeout experience and learned how to make potstickers, fried rice, and kiwi pineapple smoothies. He was a great instructor who ensured we learned how to do each technique properly and the food turned out amazing!
14 Mar 2019
I had a wonderful experience with Chef Andy! I purchased the Pasta Dough Principals as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and it turned out be such an awesome experience! Chef Andy was prepared with everything we needed to make our delicious meal and taught us great skills that we (hopefully) won't forget! But, what my boyfriend and I loved most about cooking with Chef Andy were the conversations we had that made it seem like we weren't cooking with a chef we paid, but just cooking with a friend!
03 Feb 2019
Our Pasta Dough Principles class with Chef Andy was wonderful! Chose this as a birthday surprise experience for my boyfriend and it was a very memorable night. Chef Andy and his girlfriend / assistant arrived right on time and were fun and informative. He was truly professional, and learning how to make pasta in our own kitchen with our own tools made us feel confident that we could do it on our own. Loved not only the recipes at hand but additional cooking tips as we went, and that they left our kitchen as clean as they found it. The food was INCREDIBLE. Recommending to friends!
21 Jan 2019
I am 50 years old and learned for the first time how to hold a chopping knife correctly, very informative, very friendly, enjoyed his knowledge and his company, will be taking more cooking classes
19 Jan 2019
Chef Andy was wonderful! I bought a sushi making class for my mom’s birthday and she loved it. He was incredibly knowledgeable, fun, and a great teacher. Would highly recommend him for any class!
04 Jan 2019
Chef Andy was awesome!!! He came on time, ready to teach us with a great personality，very friendly and down to earth! He taught us so many great tips and tricks, I wish we took this class a long time ago! The class was so much fun with a relaxed, social vibe! The steak and chimichurri was delicious!!! Chef Andy was also really great in contacting me beforehand, and responding to my messages/ questions promptly. I am very happy we took his class - my husband had a great birthday!!! :) We definitely will refer this to our friends and take more classes in the future! Thanks again!!
21 Dec 2018
Chef Andy was great to work with and we really enjoyed learning how to make sushi from him. We was really personable and he made this a really fun and interactive experience.
13 Sep 2018
We had a great experience with Chef Andy and his assistant. From the booking process to the actual class everything was very professional. Chef Andy arrived on time and ready to start with everything we needed to cook our meal . We loved actually being able to utilize our own kitchen and learn tips and tricks along the way to make our space the most efficient. Chef Andy was extremely knowledgable as well, he took the time to answer any questions and just made sure we were learning and having fun. I have taken quite a few cooking classes at different places around the city and have to say that this class was one of the best with lots of hands on and one on one attention. My husband enjoyed the class as well and we all shared quite a few laughs especially when Chef Andy called out my husband on using his favorite kitchen utensil ( a rice spatula --which he uses for cooking EVERYTHING). Thank you Chef Andy for helping me break that bad habit. HAHA!! Thank you also to your sweet assistant. We definitely will be looking forward to taking more classes with you.
11 Jul 2018
We had a great evening with Chef Andy making pasta from scratch (which required his excellent instruction) and enjoying the resulting meal—all while conversing on every topic imaginable. He had everything well organized and adapted to our smallish kitchen without difficulty. Thanks again for a wonderful time...
11 Jul 2018
Great class! I learned how to make pasta and, other helpful kitchen and cooking tips!
11 May 2018
Omg!!! Just amazing. He was very patient and respectful. He was full of wonderful tips and helped us create the best date night of our 17 year marriage. Thank you chef Andy. We will see you soon!!!
10 Apr 2018
Booked the Flatbread Galore class and learned a lot with Chef Andy. He was very accommodating and is a wealth of knowledge about cooking techniques and tips. I found him very professional even though the set up was informal in our home. The class was both interesting and fun. Would definitely book another class with Chef Andy.
27 Mar 2018
Chef Andy was wonderful, he really went above and beyond. He was patient and accommodating amidst distractions in our home. We had the best time and learned so much, I can’t wait to make pasta from scratch on my own!
11 Mar 2018
I surprised my boyfriend with a private cooking class for the two of us with Chef Andy. He came to our place for the Argentinian steak night meal. Everything was great - the food, experience, and Chef Andy. I would highly recommend this. Andy was knowledgeable, fun, and professional. It’s an entertaining and different thing to do.
05 Mar 2018
Chef Andy and his sous chef Adrianna made the whole experience informative and great fun. We would recommend them to anyone and are already discussing our next culinary adventure. We would be thrilled to have them back.
07 Jul 2017
Does the thought of making maki rolls and nigiri at home excite you? What about the secrets to a beautiful flan? Chef Andy makes it all fun and easy to learn! Full of energy as well as knowledgeable about food--this young chef will teach you how to turn an ordinary strawberry into a cool rose for garnishes, and even educate you on edible flowers and fresh herbs [he actually grows them at home!]. If you're looking for a fun evening, you don't want to miss this class.
Guest reviews for Chef Andy
18 May 2017
Andy was exceptional!!! We asked him to develop an appetizer party for me and a few friends. He picked 4 appetizers and divided us in groups of 2. He demonstrated a demo on each appetizer and guided everyone through the whole process. I would highly recommend Andy for any cooking parties or cooking classes. We are definitely booking him from now on. Best experienced I have had. We learned a lot about other food as well. He was very knowledgeable about different types of food and techniques. I am going to take a pasta class with him for sure. He is well rounded In the food industry and a great chef instructor.
18 Feb 2017
I took a cooking class when I lived in the United States in November. I am currently in Germany and still in contact with Chef Andy Suarez. I seriously LOVED his class. He was very professional. His nice personality made it easy for us to follow his instructions. Me and my few friends had a lot of fun learning new methods and dishes. Aside from his professional attitude. Andy made every single one feel special and like a real chef. I will definitely take another cooking class soon! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!
25 Nov 2016
Andy was an amazing instructor. Not only was he super attentive, he was also very patient. He explained to us in detail how flavors work when spices are blended with certain type of foods. If I have any questions about a recipe , Andy is there for me to help. Andy is amazing! I highly recommend any of his classes. He is trained in multiple cuisines and techniques.
$ 149.00 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.
Meet your chef
A Chicago native, Chef Andy has worked in many professional culinary environments ranging from Culinary Director to Food Content and Menu Developer. With years of experience as a culinary instructor for both adults and kids, Chef Andy is well versed in a wide-range of cuisines, from sushi to classic European cuisine and even a touch of your personal favorites. He's eager to bring his fun classes and private dining experiences to your home, while sharing kitchen secrets and tips that will leave you hungry for more.
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