Cooking Class: Mood-Boosting Brain Food

Learn easy-to-master techniques and delicious recipes that will enhance your mood.

Chef Parsati is ready to teach you how to use fresh ingredients known for their ability to reduce stress and anxiety to prepare a menu of flavorful, mood-enhancing dishes in this hands-on cooking class!


You’ll create an avocado dip with mint and cilantro to whet your appetite, before cooking a satisfying braised salmon steak seasoned with fennel and caraway seeds. A hearty kale salad with roasted walnuts is sure to be as refreshing as it is relaxing, and almond fudge made with dark chocolate will reassure you that happiness and healthy eating go hand in hand.


Avocado Dip 

With mint and cilantro

Braised Salmon Steak 

With fennel, carraway seeds and spices

Kale Salad 

 With roasted walnuts, apricots and sesame seeds

Almond Fudge 

With dark chocolate

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Healthy, Date Night, Pescatarian, New American
  • 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.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Parsati

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29 Apr 2023

Unfortunately, this was not a class at all. 1. The only hands-on food prep we had was dicing vegetables, that were already pre-cut! We were not involved in mixing, nor measuring, nor cooking. The host cooked on a small hot plate behind us before the class began. 2. This took place sitting around small card tables, not in a kitchen. Beware to those attending in San Carlos. The host struggled to speak loud enough for everyone to hear. 3. We learned nothing, and ultimately spent $60 per person to eat a a small bowl of rice with frozen shrimp that wasn’t thawed enough in time for the class. Nobody at the “class” could believe what was happening.

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24 Apr 2023

My grandson and I took a cooking class with Chef Parsati. She made the classes very engaging. We learned so much about the rich flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine. The recipes were delicious and easy to follow. I highly recommend these Indian cooking classes to anyone interested in learning how to cook, authentic Indian dishes.

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27 Mar 2023

Fun experience with Chef Parsati who is clearly knowledgeable about different cooking methods and different foods!

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: San Jose

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Chef Parsati
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Chef Parsati has a true passion for cooking that includes researching new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting events for clients with a focus on teaching techniques and keeping the class interactive. Previously, Chef Parsati has worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity, and was as an instructor for an international education program teaching kids match, science and geography through cooking.

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