Cooking Class: Healthful Mediterranean Medley

The healthful, energizing cuisine of the Mediterranean comes to life in this unique cooking class with Chef Vanessa! Learn to use fresh ingredients to create regional classics that focus on nutrition without sacrificing taste.

You'll learn to create a smoky roasted red pepper lentil humus flavored with garlic and smoked paprika and a flatbread prepared using yogurt and whole-wheat flour. Then, you'll prepare chicken shawarma meatballs and fattoush salad featuring fresh tomatoes, parsley, feta and warm spices. And because dessert can be both healthy and delicious, enjoy a lesson in spiced rice pudding.


Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Hummus 

With garlic, smoked paprika and olive oil

Yogurt Flatbread 

With flour, whole wheat flour and olive oil

Chicken Shawarma Meatballs and Fattoush Salad 

With lettuce, tomatoes, onions, parsley, lemon juice, feta and warm spices

Spiced Rice Pudding 

With milk, sugar, butter, Persian raisins and slivered almonds

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsHealthy, Gourmet, Date Night, Mediterranean, Mother's Day, Couples
  • 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 Vanessa

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16 Dec 2022

Vanessa is absolutely fabulous! Her energy is a great pilot for her food. We had the pleasure of being welcomed into her home for an intimate cooking experience for my boyfriend’s birthday. It did not disappoint! Menu was excellent and Vanessa was nice enough to pack us all the leftovers. My boyfriend is Italian and was so pumped to make the cookies he grew up eating, but never knew how to make. Highly recommend and would book another class for sure

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22 May 2022

She was so sweet and such a good conversationalist the meal was amazing and I’d definitely go again

Outside Reviews for Chef Vanessa

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Janet McDonald

11 Jun 2021

I had the pleasure of doing two cooking classes with Chef Vanessa. They were so much fun, such a great personality and the menu was amazing. I have made them a couple of times and everyone loved it. Crab cakes with the yogurt Remoulade were amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Vanessa
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Chef Vanessa is a classically-trained chef who left her corporate accounting career to follow her passion for cooking. Since beginning her new career as a chef instructor, she has assumed many roles teaching inner-city teens, parents, seniors and cafeteria staff across Massachusetts healthy cooking on a budget. Chef Vanessa recently launched her own walking food tour business in Worcester and can also be found hosting cooking classes at the Boston Public Market.

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