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Host: Giulietta & Carlos

Chicago, IL, United States

USD
$53-$77 per person

Fusion cooking class in downtown Chicago

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Giulietta & Carlos

Giulietta is a fun and lively host passionate about cooking, baking and art. A baker and recipe collector, Giulietta bakes every weekend and cooks 2 meals every day at home! Giulietta learned to cook as a teenager from her Cuban mother and grandmother, both excellent cooks who cooked three big meals from scratch every day. She went to school for Art history and took cooking classes at the Culinary Association of Cuba where she specialized in pastry making. Giulietta opened a bakery and owned an art gallery in downtown Havana. She was invited as a gallery specialist to talk about Cuban art in NYC and decided to move to the United States to showcase Cuban art and food. A woman of several interests, Giulietta has teamed up with chef Carlos from Hawaii, who has extensive experience and has taught online and in person for over 16 years. Join them in their their Chicago apartment, for a fusion meal which includes recipes from the Pacific Rim, Hawaii, Cuba, Japan, and more! Together they own a hand-picked cook books collection that could inspire and guide anyone!

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.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your hosts Giulietta and Carlos at their charming and spacious Chicago apartment, located just by Lake Michigan. During your cooking class Giulietta will teach you how to prepare a dessert, sushi and other Asian delicacies. Learn the art of molding sushi by hand and preparing Thai spring rolls from scratch. During your 2-hour, hands-on cooking lesson, learn to make all these incredibly easy dishes and learn to plate them as well! Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in cooking a fusion meal, before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Giulietta and Carlos. You will conclude your meal with a hot cup of Cafecito, Cuban coffee!

Notes: Two glasses of beer are included in the cost of your experience.
Giulietta can offer vegetarian, vegan, lactose or gluten-free meals so let her know if you have a dietary preference when making your booking.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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.
  • Cafecito (Cuban coffee)
  • Tropical Guava Cheesecake
  • Hand Roll Sushi
  • Thai Spring Rolls
  • Green Tea Japanese Soup
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Giulietta & Carlos

$53-$77 USD

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  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$77 $62 $53
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$77 $62 $53
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-3:30pm 5:30pm-10:30pm

Meet Giulietta & Carlos

Giulietta is a fun and lively host passionate about cooking, baking and art. A baker and recipe collector, Giulietta bakes every weekend and cooks 2 meals every day at home! Giulietta learned to cook as a teenager from her Cuban mother and grandmother, both excellent cooks who cooked three big meals from scratch every day. She went to school for Art history and took cooking classes at the Culinary Association of Cuba where she specialized in pastry making. Giulietta opened a bakery and owned an art gallery in downtown Havana. She was invited as a gallery specialist to talk about Cuban art in NYC and decided to move to the United States to showcase Cuban art and food. A woman of several interests, Giulietta has teamed up with chef Carlos from Hawaii, who has extensive experience and has taught online and in person for over 16 years. Join them in their their Chicago apartment, for a fusion meal which includes recipes from the Pacific Rim, Hawaii, Cuba, Japan, and more! Together they own a hand-picked cook books collection that could inspire and guide anyone!

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.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your hosts Giulietta and Carlos at their charming and spacious Chicago apartment, located just by Lake Michigan. During your cooking class Giulietta will teach you how to prepare a dessert, sushi and other Asian delicacies. Learn the art of molding sushi by hand and preparing Thai spring rolls from scratch. During your 2-hour, hands-on cooking lesson, learn to make all these incredibly easy dishes and learn to plate them as well! Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in cooking a fusion meal, before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Giulietta and Carlos. You will conclude your meal with a hot cup of Cafecito, Cuban coffee!

Notes: Two glasses of beer are included in the cost of your experience.
Giulietta can offer vegetarian, vegan, lactose or gluten-free meals so let her know if you have a dietary preference when making your booking.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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.
  • Cafecito (Cuban coffee)
  • Tropical Guava Cheesecake
  • Hand Roll Sushi
  • Thai Spring Rolls
  • Green Tea Japanese Soup
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$77 $62 $53
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$77 $62 $53
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-3:30pm 5:30pm-10:30pm
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