Yes! We Do Private Cooking Classes

Discover the art of culinary delight with Maricel’s Private Cooking Classes. Whether you’re aiming to bond with your corporate team, celebrate a special event, or simply dive into the rich tapestry of Asian cuisine with friends, our classes offer an engaging, hands-on experience tailored to your needs.

We cater to all, from beginners to seasoned chefs, and ensure a fun, delicious hands-on event for any group—be it private parties, corporate teams, community organizations, or special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. For private classes, we usually require at least 10 people but can accommodate up to 30 people. For larger groups, please contact us to discuss options, as we’re flexible and can make arrangements to ensure everyone gets to participate.

Private cooking classes are available 7 days a week, with flexible scheduling to accommodate your group’s availability. Whether you prefer a weekend brunch or a weekday evening, we’ll work with you to find the perfect time slot.

Classes usually span 2.5 to 3 hours, starting with 2 hours of engaging, hands-on cooking instruction. Here, participants dive into the art of cuisine preparation, learning and applying new skills in a supportive and fun environment. The session concludes with everyone sitting down to enjoy the meal they’ve just prepared, a rewarding moment that combines the joy of cooking with the pleasure of dining. This final gathering is not just about eating; it’s about celebrating the shared experience and the culinary journey you’ve embarked on together

A Menu Tailored to Your Needs:

Understanding your unique needs, we can work with you to customize your private cooking classes to address dietary restrictions or particular interests. Our team is committed to making your culinary experience enjoyable for everyone involved.

Here is a sample of some of our featured cooking classes:

Filipino: Our Filipino Cooking Class is a culinary voyage into the heart of Filipino cuisine, designed to showcase the vibrant and diverse flavors that define this rapidly growing segment of the culinary world. We offer a range of traditional and popular dishes, from the crispy, savory delight of Lumpia Shanghai and the hearty, flavorful Pancit Canton to the comforting warmth of Pancit Molo and the sweet, tropical Filipino Fruit Salad. We also can explore staples like Pancit Bihon and the iconic Filipino Chicken Adobo and desserts like Turron. Maricel is on a mission to continue to elevate Filipino cuisine on the global stage, this immersive experience promises to connect your group with the rich culinary heritage and innovative future of Filipino food, making it an ideal exploration for those eager to dive into one of the world’s fastest-growing food trends.

Japanese: Dive into the essence of Japanese cooking with classes ranging from the art of Tempura and Katsudon, where you’ll master everything from shrimp or chicken tempura to the creation of Osaka-style Okonomiyaki and sweet Mochi. Our classes also cover the basics of Japanese comfort food, including Gyoza, Tonkatsu, and Red Bean Mochi, offering a comprehensive journey through Japan’s rich culinary traditions.

Chinese: Our Chinese cooking classes focus on the heart of Cantonese cuisine, teaching you to prepare iconic dishes such as Yeung Chow Fried Rice, Beef Chow Fun, Salt & Pepper Pork Chops, and classics such as Sesame Balls for dessert. These are well-known and tasty dishes for a group to make.

Thai: Experience the vibrant flavors of Thailand with our Thai cooking class, where you’ll learn to make the classic Pad Thai, and other iconic dishes such as Crispy Tamarind Fish, Spring Rolls, and the iconic Sticky Rice with Mango. This menu captures the essence of Thai culinary delights.

Vietnamese: Explore the depth of Vietnamese flavors by mastering the art of Pho, and other Vietnamese specialities such as Vietnamese Fish, Spring Rolls, and Honey Crumb Cake, offering a glimpse into Vietnam’s soulful cuisine.

Our Korean cooking classes offer an immersive exploration into Korea’s rich culinary traditions, highlighting the vibrant flavors of Korean BBQ, the communal joy of Korean Hot Pot, and the diversity of Korean Seafood. Discover the art of marinating and grilling meats, the nuances of preparing a variety of banchan (side dishes) like Kimchi and seasoned vegetables, and the techniques behind seafood specialties such as Jumeokbap (Seaweed Rice Balls) and Maeun-tang (Korean fish stew).

Empenadas: Our Empanada cooking class takes your group on a global culinary journey, starting with the basics of crafting two distinct types of dough—one for baking and one for frying. You’ll then learn to fill these flaky pastries with a variety of globally-inspired fillings, from the savory delights of chicken, beef, and pork to the exotic flavors of curried peas and potatoes, and the sweet fusion of apple and cinnamon.

Baking, Vegetarian, Keto, and More: We could not possibly list all the classes and food we can offer but we can work with you and your group to create a tailored experience that is delightful, fun, hands-on, and delicious.

Our location – Or Yours

All classes are typically held in our fully equipped cooking studio at Maricel’s Kitchen. However, for an additional fee, we can also bring the cooking class experience to your preferred location, whether it’s a corporate office, community center, or your home, provided it meets certain requirements for space and equipment.

We’re passionate about sharing the joy of cooking and the rich flavors of Asian cuisine. Our Private Cooking Classes are designed to provide a fun, interactive, and delicious experience, customized to meet the unique needs of your group. Whether it’s for a corporate event, a private party, or a special celebration, we’re here to make it an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Classes are priced per person, with rates varying depending on the cuisine selected and the class size. We offer competitive pricing and are happy to provide a detailed quote upon request to ensure our classes meet your budget and expectations.

Book Today

Booking your private cooking class with Maricel’s Kitchen is simple and convenient. Reach out to us via our website’s contact form below, email us directly at, or call us at (732) 497-2698. We’ll discuss your needs, preferences, and any customizations to create the perfect culinary experience for your group.

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Chef Maricel's culinary journey is a vibrant fusion of Filipino heritage and global flavors. With a passion for sharing her culture through food, she embraces both traditional techniques and innovative approaches. At Maricel's Kitchen, she offers an immersive culinary experience that transcends borders, inviting guests to explore the rich tastes and textures of Filipino and Asian cuisines. Her dishes are a testament to the power of food in connecting people, stories, and cultures, making every meal a journey of discovery and delight.