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 bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, Chef Andy's expertise in food styling and plating is sure to boost your presentation skills in the kitchen. With years of experience as a culinary instructor and food blogger, Chef Andy is well versed in a wide-range of cuisine from sushi to classic European cuisine and even a touch of molecular gastronomy. His enthusiasm for sharing kitchen secrets and tips will leave you hungry to learn more.