In this hands-on team building activity hosted by Chef Ivan, your team will engage in a riveting cooking competition to determine who's the next iron chef! First, your group will be divided into two teams. Then, each team will receive a basket with a main ingredient — pork, chicken or salmon — and two surprise ingredients that must be used. Next, the teams will put their culinary and teamwork skills to the test with one hour and 30 minutes to prepare and plate their final dishes. Throughout the challenge, Chef Ivan will be available to both teams to assist with questions about tools and techniques. After time's up, you'll share your creations!
Assortment of Bruschetta
With tomatoes, garlic, basil, Parmesan, walnuts and pine nuts
With pork, chicken or salmon
Ingredients may include
Vegetables with tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery roots or spinach
Spices, including cumin, cilantro, curry, nutmeg, honey, sriracha and paprika
Legumes with string beans, pinto, borlotti, chickpeas or northern beans
Potatoes with Yukon, Idaho, baby purple or fingerling
Fruit with oranges, figs, apples, grapes or pineapple
Prepared in advance by the chef
With heavy cream, cookies, coffee, mascarpone and cocoa
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
16 Apr 2022
I'm sure this course would have been wonderful, but for the second time in a row, I got a notification last minute saying not enough people had signed up and therefore they were canceling the class.
20 Feb 2022
Food was delicious , the chef was great and the class was very informative. Atmosphere was also like walking into your grandma’s dining room for one big family dinner. Very fun!
11 Feb 2022
The chefs were all knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew about not only the dishes we were making but also how to organize and run your kitchen, along with great knife skills. The food was fantastic and did not disappoint.
20 Dec 2021
19 Dec 2021
Love the energy
11 Dec 2021
The event was cancelled the day before by the organizer and they have been unresponsive in returning our money for a refund for the event since we will be unable to make an alternative or the new scheduled date.
Guest reviews for Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
08 Aug 2021
Great experience and incredible food. The chefs were patient, knowledgeable and genuinely eager to make us part of the experience.
Chef Ivan began attending culinary school at the tender age of 14. His adventures in the world of food preparation took him through Europe and eventually brought him to New York, where he manages a catering company and volunteers teaching children's cooking classes. With a focus on sushi, Italian and French cuisines, Chef Ivan is always excited to share novel kitchen techniques with his guests and students.