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Unique Cuisine: Prep/Cook/Teach


55 per session - - Posted Feb 08, 2017

I will come to a kitchen of your choosing and prepare a unique, healthy, cultural cross-over meal 2 to 4 people.

My service includes:
-Chop, peel, and preparation of all fresh ingredients for your unique meal.
-Friendly walkthrough of applicable cooking techniques and order of operations in real-time.
-Plating and serving dish for all guests. 1 entree and 2 side dishes (More is negotiable)

My most requested dishes have been born from the divine union of culinary traditions I have experienced around the globe:
Polish + Costa Rican,
South Indian + Sicilian,
and Moroccan + Thai to name a few...

**Note: We will discuss your meal ahead of time. I will prepare a list, YOU provide the ingredients. Vegan and Veg-friendly!
I can work around most food allergies/restrictions/aversions.

PS: If you'd prefer to be totally hands-off and would like me to do the meal prep dishes as well, let's discuss!

Training & Qualifications

For over 15 years I have been preparing scrumptious fusion cuisine for hungry omnivores, vegans, and vegetarians.
I am well-versed in professional and personal kitchens. I, like many of the people I work with, am wildly excited by the prospect of new flavors to liven up the drudgery of the easy meals we often settle upon. So, when travelling abroad I seek out chefs and cuisine that exude cultural authenticity to understand the flavors/spices that make them unique.
This knowledge has inspired me and I am here to share it you!

Availability & Preferences

Most Weekdays and Weekends before 8pm

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Mike

Mar 25, 2017
Mike came by and made some killer Fajitas for me and my friends. Flavor was spot on and made to my specification. Awesome!
Feb 13, 2017
Great cook and awesome to hang with! I would definitely recommend checking out his wild variety of cooking styles and methods
Feb 16, 2017
Mike was very amicable, easy to talk to, a great listener, and good company. He responded quickly to my messages, and he showed up on time. It's clea...r that he's very passionate about cooking; he is definitely an artist and has a great grasp of flavor. I learned a lot from watching him prepare the meal. The meal he made was incredible and i had enough for 3 days worth of meals. I would really recommend Mike to anyone. show more
Feb 17, 2017
he knows how to make yummy food ! ! thanks for sharing :)
Jul 21, 2017
Exceptional teacher- so thorough in his explanations and really broke down theory in a simplistic way that anyone could understand. Super fun to play ...along with and very patient!! 🎼🤙🏽show more
Kathy provided unit of Old Family Banana Bread Recipe for Mike
Apr 23, 2017
A good guy, patient with me when I didn't get back to him right away.
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Mar 30, 2017
Mike was great. He was patient for me to respond. Thank you. Joe
Olga provided session of Tax advice for Mike
Mar 21, 2017
It was my pleasure working with Mike.
Feb 10, 2017
Mike is absolutely amazing! Light hearted, fun, and walked me through some recipes that were exactly what I've always wanted to learn.


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