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Host: Hanne

Chicago, IL, United States

USD
$33-$60 per person

Hanne's German Kitchen

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Hanne

Hanne is originally from Germany and moved to Chicago with her husband Teo, from Romania, in 2002. They are passionate about food and cooking, and love cooking European cuisine and sharing German culinary traditions with their guests. Hanne and Teo love gardening and using fresh, local foods and have created their own garden oasis in Indiana, starting a small 1-acre farm that has bee hives, quince trees and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. They love pickling, canning and fermentation and often make their own kombucha and kefir. Hanne loves creating German and European dishes using the freshest fruits and vegetables, but is also a passionate baker. She is a cake and pastry lover and in her words she could "bake the whole day long". In addition to being deeply passionate about food and cooking, Hanne is an avid traveler. Be sure to ask her about the 10 years she spent living in Romania and her travels to Hungary, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Holland, Belgium, France and beyond! Join Hanne and Teo for an incredible meal featuring homecooked German cuisine, freshly-baked pastries and wonderful conversation in their Chicago home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join Hanne in her Avondale home in Chicago for a delicious homecooked German feast. At Hanne’s meal, you will never go home with an empty stomach. Her meals are classic German-style meals with a wide array of dishes. Your meal might start off with a creamy zucchini soup or a vegetable and meatball soup, and a mixed salad. For the main dishes, Hanne might crafts delicious stuffed cabbage rolls and chicken stew with rice. Hanne's true passion is baking, so end your meal with a sweet homemade pastry like her creamy strawberry cake. End your meal with a selection of coffee and tea. Hanne is very creative in the kitchen and loves crafting dishes based on the season as well so please feel free to build a menu together and make any special requests in the booking process.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host Hanne at her home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional German meal from recipes that have been part of Hanne’s family for many years. Your German cooking class will last about one hour during which you will learn to make three different dishes. You will learn to cook dishes such as haehnchengeschnetzeltes mit rice, a classic chicken stew with rice, gemischter salat, a simple mixed salad, and sarmale, traditional German stuffed cabbage rolls. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques that make German cooking amazing before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Hanne.

Languages spoken: English, German

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • CREMIGE ZUCCHINISUPPE (Creamy zucchini soup) or SUPA DE PERISOARE (vegetable and meatball soup)
  • GEMISCHTER SALAT (Mixed Salad)
  • SARMALE (Stuffed cabbage rolls)
  • HAEHNCHENGESCHNETZELTES MIT REIS (Chicken stew with rice)
  • SAHNIGE ERDBEER-SCHNITTEN (Creamy strawberry cake)
  • LAVENDEL-ZITRONE-MELISSE LIMONADE (Homemade lavender-lemon-mint lemonade)

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Hanne and Teo were the most lovely hosts! I enjoyed hearing all their stories and life adventures. So fun! They are very warm and gracious and incredibly welcoming, and the meal was an absolute feast. Be prepared to indulge! I look forward to sharing other meals with them.
- Amy August 01, 2018
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Hanne

$33-$60 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$42 $36 $33
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $51 $45
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$42 $36 $33
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $51 $45
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-12:00pm 7:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Hanne

Hanne is originally from Germany and moved to Chicago with her husband Teo, from Romania, in 2002. They are passionate about food and cooking, and love cooking European cuisine and sharing German culinary traditions with their guests. Hanne and Teo love gardening and using fresh, local foods and have created their own garden oasis in Indiana, starting a small 1-acre farm that has bee hives, quince trees and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. They love pickling, canning and fermentation and often make their own kombucha and kefir. Hanne loves creating German and European dishes using the freshest fruits and vegetables, but is also a passionate baker. She is a cake and pastry lover and in her words she could "bake the whole day long". In addition to being deeply passionate about food and cooking, Hanne is an avid traveler. Be sure to ask her about the 10 years she spent living in Romania and her travels to Hungary, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Holland, Belgium, France and beyond! Join Hanne and Teo for an incredible meal featuring homecooked German cuisine, freshly-baked pastries and wonderful conversation in their Chicago home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Join Hanne in her Avondale home in Chicago for a delicious homecooked German feast. At Hanne’s meal, you will never go home with an empty stomach. Her meals are classic German-style meals with a wide array of dishes. Your meal might start off with a creamy zucchini soup or a vegetable and meatball soup, and a mixed salad. For the main dishes, Hanne might crafts delicious stuffed cabbage rolls and chicken stew with rice. Hanne's true passion is baking, so end your meal with a sweet homemade pastry like her creamy strawberry cake. End your meal with a selection of coffee and tea. Hanne is very creative in the kitchen and loves crafting dishes based on the season as well so please feel free to build a menu together and make any special requests in the booking process.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host Hanne at her home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional German meal from recipes that have been part of Hanne’s family for many years. Your German cooking class will last about one hour during which you will learn to make three different dishes. You will learn to cook dishes such as haehnchengeschnetzeltes mit rice, a classic chicken stew with rice, gemischter salat, a simple mixed salad, and sarmale, traditional German stuffed cabbage rolls. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques that make German cooking amazing before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Hanne.

Languages spoken: English, German

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • CREMIGE ZUCCHINISUPPE (Creamy zucchini soup) or SUPA DE PERISOARE (vegetable and meatball soup)
  • GEMISCHTER SALAT (Mixed Salad)
  • SARMALE (Stuffed cabbage rolls)
  • HAEHNCHENGESCHNETZELTES MIT REIS (Chicken stew with rice)
  • SAHNIGE ERDBEER-SCHNITTEN (Creamy strawberry cake)
  • LAVENDEL-ZITRONE-MELISSE LIMONADE (Homemade lavender-lemon-mint lemonade)

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Hanne and Teo were the most lovely hosts! I enjoyed hearing all their stories and life adventures. So fun! They are very warm and gracious and incredibly welcoming, and the meal was an absolute feast. Be prepared to indulge! I look forward to sharing other meals with them.
- Amy August 01, 2018
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$42 $36 $33
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $51 $45
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$42 $36 $33
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $51 $45
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-12:00pm 7:00pm-7:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
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