A group cooking class or interactive dining event is a great way for friends and family to gather together, learn something new, and enjoy an amazing meal.  Chef Matt will work with you to create a challenging and delightful menu.  We will supply all the ingredients and equipment, while Matthew walks you through every step from creating to plating.  Whether you are a novice or foodie, this is a great way to get everyone involved in the process of creating a fabulous dinner party.  You and your guests may participate as much or as little as you would like.  Along the way we will snack on hors d'oeuvres prepared by the chef.  You may also enjoy wine, beer, champagne, while learning the why and how of all I do in the kitchen.  

An interactive dining and cooking class is an imaginative idea for a special occasion, Our classes aim to improve your cooking and entertainment skills.  We will  teach you, your friends and family how to create a meal that you have always been intimidated by.  All classes are taught in the comfort of your own home and will leave each guest with lasting memories, recipes, and a filled tummy. Hosting a cooking class is an innovative way to bring together good friends and family, to host a party for a special occasion, or to share with a date.

Demonstration Style :

we do all of the cooking in front of you as you and your guests relax and enjoy the aromas that our cuisine creates 

Interactive Style :

you will receive a hands-on experience as our chef and your party cook together.

    •    Individual menu planning using the areas freshest  ingredients.

    •    Shopping for the ingredients the day of the event. 

    •    All specialty equipment necessary for the recipes.

    •    Clean up of your kitchen leaving it cleaner than when we arrived. 

    •    Recipes upon request.

 

If you are not looking to cook, but desire an informative and creative culinary experience these menus can provide a great culinary journey through cultures.  Chef Matt will create and plate in front of your eyes, as you cocktail and socialize.  Let the chef create a menu full of your favorite flavors, or take your taste buds traveling to worlds far away.

SUSHI ROLLING & ASIAN BITES

A fun and interactive evening for groups of all sizes.  Enjoy authentic Japanese, Thai & South Pacific cuisines while learning the history and technique of making sushi.

 

Appetizer Options

steamed edemame

crab cakes, wasabi aioli, avocado

pan fried or steamed vegetable dumplings

beef tataki

shrimp & vegetable tempura

ponzu scallion wrapped ahi tuna, orange miso sauce

sesame crusted roasted shrimp, ginger tahini

soba noodle salad, shaved cucumber, rice wine vinegar, lime, toasted sesame seeds
 

Sushi Rolling Lesson

organic vegetables, fresh seafood, nori, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce
 

Desserts

mochi, assorted flavors of a traditional japanese dessert

citrus mousse, candied ginger, fresh berries

mango, coconut sticky rice

 

SPANISH TAPAS

This menu is filled with modern twists on dishes my grandmother used to create. Tapas can be a great option for a gathering of friends. Its a very interactive and social way to share a meal with friends and family. This menu is completely customizable. I have many family recipes that can be incorporated or substituted in order to perfectly suit everyones tastes.  Below you will find a selection of our most popular tapas items.

Spanish Charcuterie
spanish cured ham, aged manchego cheese, goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers, imported olives

Fire Roasted Gazpacho
heirloom tomatoes, grilled shrimp, cucumbers cups

Crema da Mazorca
chilled sweet corn saffron soup

Wild Mushrooms
sautéed wild mushrooms, shallot sherry sauce, cream, garlic crostini

Eggplant
grilled eggplant tahini sauce, cilantro oil, sesame seeds

Beets, Artichoke & Parsley
oven roasted beets, grilled shaved artichoke, parsley, lemon olive oil, herb crostini

Potatas Bravas
crispy fried spiced potato wedges, chipotle tomato aioli

Shrimp
grilled jumbo shrimp, traditional sofrito sauce

Empanadas
ground pork, golden raisins, pine nuts, flaky pastry, cilantro creme fraiche

Tuna
spice rub seared tuna, olive tapenade, marinated tomatoes

Skirt Steak
grilled flank steak, caramelized onions, gorgonzola dolce, baby arugula

Crispy Pork Belly
tomatillo jalapeno marmalade

Tres Leches Cake
my twist on the traditional

Churros
cinnamon churros, dark chocolate ganache

Paella is a great option to round off a selection of the above tapas and creat a truly unique tapas evening.
I prepare paella in the traditional way, outside, over an open flame.  Incorporating fresh local seafood, spiced sausage, chicken and saffron into a generations old family recipe.
 

Any menu can be incorporated into a hands on cooking class lead by Chef Matt, or create a custom menu with the chef for a one of a kind experience.