Discover the authentic flavors of the Phillipines in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Nancy!
Across six courses, you'll dive into an array of exciting Filipino meals that are bound to send your tastebuds soaring. Some of the dishes you'll learn to prepare include creamy chicken vermicelli soup, zesty boneless Aristocrat-style chicken barbecue, Aristocrat-style Java fried rice, aromatic salad with shrimp paste, refreshing calamansi soda and sweet old fashioned halo-halo.
With chilled freshly squeezed calamansi
Chicken Vermicelli Soup
Egg-drop style with fresh chicken broth and scallions
Boneless Aristocrat-Style Chicken Barbecue
With Java peanut sauce and a sweet papaya pickle
Aristocrat-Style Java Fried Rice
With ground beef and sofrito of tomatoes, shallots and garlic
Salad With Shrimp Paste Dressing
With mango, tomatoes, shallots, salted duck egg and salsa
Old Fashioned Halo-Halo
With sweetened beans, coconut milk, yams and banana
Chef Nancy was amazing. Very friendly and inviting she made us feel right at home. We had an incredible time learning and cooking with her!
20 Mar 2022
Chef Nancy was so knowledgeable and left us with so many great tips for cooking. The class was so much fun and she made us feel at home.
10 Jun 2021
Nancy was so fun and treated us like family!
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22 Jan 2023
This was the most absolute amazing time! Chef Nancy was extremely nice and fun. She taught us very well and everything was delicious. She did a great job personalizing the experience including remembering everyone’s name and making the birthday guest of honor feel special. We will definitely be doing this again with a few more friends!
06 Jan 2023
Chef Nancy was great and very patient with us newbies!
06 Jan 2023
Nancy was amazing , had a great time and enjoyed the class.
05 Jan 2023
It was a very nice time and our second experience with Chef Nancy. She’s fun and annoyingly cute like my mom, plus her husband Bob is absolutely an amazing guy a fun to chat with!! She is a wealth of knowledge and has become a friend!
04 Nov 2022
Nancy was wonderful! We loved her spirit, she taught the class in a very fun way and now I can make sushi at home! Definitely a class I will take again! Thanks Nancy!!!
08 Oct 2022
Came to this event with my BF for a date night and we didnt enjoy it much. The venue was in a dirty pub and there was no seating so we all had to stand for 2 hours. Chef Nancy was friendly but seemed tipsy and unorganized. I don't think it was worth the cost.
23 Aug 2022
A fun and informative class!
19 Jun 2022
Chef Nancy is fantastic! Friendly, energetic, knowledgeable, and an excellent chef and teacher. She went above and beyond to teach us how to make multiple dishes, which we even got to take home. Thank you Chef Nancy!
01 May 2022
We had an amazing time! We learned so much and Chef Nancy is a great teacher with a great personality! I definitely recommend!!!
25 Dec 2021
We could not have had a better experience. Chef Nancy was so inviting and made you feel like a friend immediately. We highly recommend spending time learning with her. We will be back again and again!!
Guest reviews for Chef Nancy
05 Jan 2021
It was so relaxing and comfortable to learn and talk about the food and the culture..getting to know nancy and her husband , felt like friends ! So cool the whole experience..really delicious food and now I need the recipes for all the recipes.definitely a great experience with tips and instructions on preparing and cooking a truly memorable way to celebrate my bday and New Year’s Eve!!! Thank you so much
Cora Maria Herrera
14 Mar 2020
Chef Nancy was excellent. I had an amazing learning experience with her. She not only taught us the basics of cooking but also showed us how to have fun while cooking and entertaining. I am highly recommending her and will definitely attend her class.
Pudy L. Punzalan
14 Mar 2020
Chef Nancy was born into a family who’s owned the Aristocrat Restaurant since (nance I don’t know when). An institution and part of the Filipino food culture, Aristocrat was started by her Grandmother in ? who cooked the dishes herself. It’s no wonder why learning to cook from Chef Nancy is like learning to cook from your mom. Her teaching method is straight forward and not intimidating especially to those who don’t navigate well in the kitchen. She conducts her classes in a fashion that makes you feel like you’re in your own kitchen. I particularly like that she includes cooking tips that otherwise you won’t find in cookbooks like putting a wooden spoon over a pot to prevent boiling over, peeling garlic with a spoon to (I forgot), shaking salt into a pot from eye level to prevent pouring too much or too little. Her classes are really fun.
Retired Staff from United Nations
14 Mar 2020
Chef Nancy is a popular and charming Filipino cook and author. Her adobo book is a must have. I would recommend joining her class to learn a different spin in cooking.
Orchid grower in Apopka, FL
13 Mar 2020
I have known Chef Nancy for many years. She has always been an excellent resource for ideas, how to and advices about cooking. She is very knowledgeable and constantly comes up with innovative or kitchen proven steps on cooking particularly the Filipino Pork Adobo. She is indeed the “Adobo Queen” back in the Philippines where she is a cooking celebrity Chef, with a multitude of followers, well known for this dish and her style of preparing dishes extraordinaire. I highly recommend her skill of culinary styles, recipes and innovative ways of cooking traditional Filipino dishes as well as continental cuisine. Her food preparation training abilities as a professional are backed by many years of experience. In addition, her expertise in running her family restaurants which is a famous landmark in Manila needs to be included.
Mrs Tina S. Mendoza
13 Mar 2020
I am a retired Human Resource Manager with various global companies in the insurance, automotive , geophysical industries for over 20 years in Canada and US.
I've had the pleasure of experiencing the diverse culinary skills of Chef Nancy. Being known as the Adobo Queen, Nancy truly lives up to this famous title. She cooks the most delicious adobo and other Filipino dishes in her most exquisite style. Whenever I return to Manila for vacation I make sure I pay a visit to her family owned restaurant that serves the most popular delicacy...chicken barbeque with homemade achara (pickled papaya strips, etc.) and java rice, otherwise my vacation is not complete. Chef nancy's passion for cooking has already shown even as early as when we were still in school.
Chef Leilana Caine
13 Mar 2020
Hello Houston! Do you know how lucky you are to have Chef Nancy in your area? I have taken classes from her and It has been loaded with information, but also so much fun. You will learn techniques, short cuts and secret that books do not share... I think laughter helps one remember better than seriousness. Chef Nancy will also show the correct way and the chronology that makes a dish taste unforgettable... Take her class soon... you will be so glad you have!!! BTW our “adobo queen” can sing too!
Dr. Terri Kullberg
13 Mar 2020
Nancy is a well seasoned chef, coming from a family of food enthusiasts who owned the specialty chicken restaurant in the Philippines... She has a cooking show where she demonstrates a novel interpretation of Filipino cooking. Her experience in the food industry is shown not only in her superb cooking skills but in the innovative development of cuisine with high nutritional value required for optimum health. I consider Nancy a super chef with her vast expertise equivalent to current eminent chefs today. Finally, the crowning singing voice of Nancy will make her the Super Singing Chef! There is no one like her!
More commonly known as the Adobo Queen, Chef Nancy was born and raised in the Philippines as well as in the restaurant industry. Her family has owned and operated an authentic Filipino comfort food restaurant in Manila where she began cooking at a young age. Today, Chef Nancy is a freelance multimedia cooking show host as well as the host of a variety of fun and interactive culinary experiences that champion authentic Filipino fare.