Rita returned to our home for the second time in 6 months. She is a fantastic teacher and the food we prepared under her tutorage was amazing. What a great date night with my wife. Our night was perfect thanks to Rita. She is an amazing chef. Simply amazing!
Rita did a wonderful job helping our women's group celebrate a member's big birthday with a delicious Thai meal. She was patient and engaging, and we left not only well fed, but well educated on Thai food and ingredients. I would recommend this sort of culinary experience to any foodie, or to anyone looking for a fun and unique experience.
What an outstanding experience. Rita Conroy Martin was exceptional. We had beef Wellington, mushroom risotto, and a fresh greens salad. The food was just terrific and met all of our expectations. Rita was personable, well prepared and kept us on point. She explained everything and taught us how to cook these dishes in the future. She is not only a fantastic chef, she is a great teacher.
Rita came to my home for a Thai cooking class. She was a joy and the food was amazing. She took the time to discuss the different flavor profiles and spices so that we could adapt recipes if spices were not available. She also shared great gardening tips for some of the ingredients. I wish I could do once a month with her!!! Will keep her in mind for catering as well. Thanks Rita.
My wife and I received this cooking class as a gift from our son and daughter for Christmas. Rita came and taught us how to cook aq delicious salmon fusion dinner that even I could make for a party. And I am not a cook! She was extremely pleasant and talkative. We enjoyed our class as well getting to know Rita. The food was excellent quality and tasted great. I would do it again. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time cooking and getting to know Rita and will hopefully do this again in the future!!!
We had a great time learning how to cook one of our favorite meals with Rita. It was great that we got to customize the menu ourselves. As beginners, Rita was accommodating to our skill and knowledge level. She was also able to bring over the ingredients that were harder to find and told us where we could find them in the future. Even with our extremely small kitchen, we made it work and it was an overall great experience!
I bought this for my husband who loves to cook and the experience was way better than I could have imagined. We planned a menu beforehand and Rita came ready with everything that we could have needed. We weren't sure what to expect having the class in our own kitchen but it was great. Rita made the whole thing so relaxing and easy plenty of her own tips and always willing to share her experiences. The meals were great!! We have made them several times since and will continue to do so. And the Creme Brulee was fantastic! We have made it for friends several times and everyone comments that it was the best they've had! This cooking class was such as pleasure and we learned more about food than just the meals we prepared. Highly recommended you won't be disappointed.
We so enjoyed our cooking lesson. Rita is a very personable chef! Her home was so inviting and the personal lesson was perfect! The salad dressing was wonderful.
My boyfriend gave me in an in-home cooking lesson with Rita for Christmas, and it was a fantastic experience! I am a beginner in the cooking arena, and she took the time to demonstrate basic cooking skills with explanations that were easy to replicate. My boyfriend is a more experienced cook, and she was also able to show him new skills that he has found to be very useful. Rita is an excellent teacher and was very patient! She planned a wonderful menu which accommodated my dietary restrictions, and considered some of our favorite foods, showing us new ways to incorporate them into dishes. She also provided some of the appliances that I did not have in my kitchen, which was a great help! We recently re-made the meal from the lesson, and it turned out really well! Although we didn't need to, I know Rita would have been eager to answer any questions we may have had. Rita also shared stories of her travel, family, and how she got started in the culinary field. Getting to know her was such a pleasure! I highly recommend this experience, it was such a great gift!
Cooking with Rita was great. For those looking to learn new skills in the kitchen, she explains what she's doing as she goes along and often asks you to help out. If you're just looking to let someone else do the work, she's cool with that, too... but the best part about my own experience was talking with Rita, learning about the ingredients in our dish, cooking a new type of cuisine (one that I'd specified beforehand), and eating one of the best meals that's ever been prepared in my house. My wife and I asked Rita to stay and eat with us, too, because I feel like we became friends during the cooking lesson. Good stuff.
I took part in a Thai Cooking Class with Chef Rita Conroy-Martin, and had a really lovely and informative afternoon. We learned how to make four dishes and ate at the Chefs home where she had laid out a lovely table with a Thai theme. Rita was patient and gave lots of tips during the preparation and cooking, I felt I could really master the dishes at home at the end. Rita made the whole experience an enjoyable one, even though the class was supposed to last 2 1/2 hours, we over ran to 3 1/2 hours and Chef Rita did not mind one bit, her passion for food and teaching shines.
My wife purchased an in home class as a Christmas gift for me - what an amazing present!Rita was exceptional at ensuring our experience was exactly what we desired. We modified things a bit having my wife and I both participate in the preparation/learning aspect while we also had another couple there simply to enjoy the meal. Rita has great patience and great teaching skills - her love of food, people and being a chef come right through. We would highly recommend her services for classes or dinner parties.
My wife said it was one of the very best Christmas presents I ever gave her. Rita is very good and we learned to do the very dishes we asked for. I plan on scheduling another class in the future. In fact I posted our experience on my Facebook.
I bought this cooking class as a birthday gift for my wife. My intention wasn't to tell her that she needs cooking lessons because she is already quite good in the kitchen. I wanted this to be an enjoyable experience for both of us. The chef (Rita) contacted me about a week before the class via email. She wanted to know what kind of cuisine I was interested in learning and also needed a few other details. I told her what I wanted and she promptly replied with a proposal of a three course meal based on my input. I thought that she did a good job of selecting the proper dishes considering we only had 2.5 hours to prepare the food and eat. Chef Rita was well spoken, very polite and professional. We went to her home and used her kitchen for this class. Normally she uses local commercial kitchens but due to the date I picked for my class, there were none available. She had us do most of the hands-on work and gave good instructions and advise along the way. Our meals came out great and we had fun cooking it. I wanted the experience to be casual and fun and it turned out to be just that. Overall my wife and I were very pleased with the service that Chef Rita provided.