Cooking Class: A Taste of Middle Eastern Cooking

Bring the best bites from Middle Eastern cuisine to your home table in this exciting in-person cooking class from Chef David. With his guidance, you'll learn time-honored techniques for creating authentic regional recipes your family will devour. 

Prepare traditional hummus to enjoy with crisp pita chips and assemble a refreshing Jerusalem salad filled with cool cucumber, tangy tomatoes and zesty red onions. Then, cook kofta, a hearty entree featuring lamb and beef served with homemade tzatziki. Try out a tabouli side dish flavored with fresh parsley, and for dessert, bake an indulgent Egyptian basbousa cake flavored with coconut and lemon.


Hummus and Pita Chips

With chickpeas, lemon and tahini

Jerusalem Salad

With tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, parsley and olive oil

Lamb and Beef Kofta and Tzatziki Sauce

With parsley, cumin, Greek yogurt, lemon, dill, cucumber and pita bread

Classic Tabouli

With bulgur and parsley

Basbousa Cake

With shredded coconut, semolina flour and lemons

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Beginner, Fun, Cake Baking
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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25 Apr 2023

Chef David was excellent and the space was professional and conducive to the experience. He didn’t just teach us several great recipes, he taught us knife skills, space preparation and other cooking skills over the course of the lesson that we will use for years to come. He also easily addressed allergies so that everyone could enjoy the full meal. He made the lesson seem easy and fun, a true testament to a great teacher, clear instructions and an organized kitchen and plan. We enjoyed it and highly recommend him to anyone considering a cooking class.

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27 Mar 2024

David had a fun personality and was engaging and inviting. Good communicator and liked his style of humor. Would take a class from him again!

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02 Mar 2024

Good food and a great time!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Chicago

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Meet your chef

Chef David
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With experience as a private chef, Chef David brings years of knowledge and skills to the culinary classroom. He honed his skills under the guidance of a James Beard Award-winning chef at one of Chicago's most famous restaurants. Over the past five years, Chef David has worked as a culinary instructor at one of Chicago's premier cooking schools where he teaches interactive cooking classes. Topics range from the basic building blocks of cooking to intensive boot camp-style classes. 

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