Are You Ready to Become a Better Cook

Are You Ready to Become a Better Cook

Be inspired to make dinner and

feel confident in the kitchen?


Let's get real for a minute...

You're frustrated by your knife skills, often wonder if you're "doing it right", and want to know which knives are best for you

You make dinner at home most nights, but are getting bored cooking the same dishes, night after night, week after week

Your food tastes okay, but not AMAZING, you know it could taste better, but don't know how to make that happen

Herbs and spices are a mystery to you, and you want to learn how to use them, but don't know where to start

You want to cook more vegetables, and healthier food in general, but just don't know how to make it taste good

You're tired of feeling uninspired to cook, and want to learn new techniques and tips from a professional chef

Hi, I'm Aliye Aydin

I love to share my passion for food and cooking by teaching people the skills and techniques needed to become better cooks. I believe food needs to taste good and make us feel good, and that cooking, sharing, and eating a home-cooked meal with others is one of the best things we can do for our health.

My custom small group cooking classes are:

--> Taught by me in the comfort your own kitchen

--> A 3.5 hour class, including a custom menu, all recipes and ingredients, plus clean-up

--> A fun way to celebrate a special occasions and spend quality time with your friends and family

--> A unique option for corporate team-building and professional networking

Get ready to become a better cook

Be inspired to make dinner and  feel confident in the kitchen

Classes are $95 per person

(4 participant minimum per class)

Sample menus

All ingredients provided for cooking classes include sustainable and organic ingredients, often purchased directly from the farmer.

Quick Weeknight Dinners

Easy Shrimp Recipe Garlic and Lemon Zest, Weekly Meal Plans, Clean Eating Recipes, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Recipes for Dinner

Garlic and Lemon-Zest Shrimp with Homemade Aioli

Mediterranean Quinoa Pilaf

Napa Cabbage Salad with Toasted Almonds

Traditional Turkish Dishes

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish-Style Green Beans in Olive Oil

Grilled Beef Kofte Kebabs

Carrot & Yogurt Salad w/ Dried Chile and Mint

Simple Entertaining

meal planning

Orange Marinated Duck Breast

Arugula Salad with Apples and Manchego Cheese

Dijon-roasted Seasonal Veggies

Read How Past Clients Have Become Better Cooks

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I have been hiring Aliye for the past year for many classes which are so much fun! A group of 6-7 of us get together at my house for a series of classes where we pay Aliye a set price for her time and the food. We learn about different cooking techniques while sipping wine and enjoy a fantastic meal at the end. This has been a great way to spend time with my friends and get to meet new ones!


I've attended many cooking classes throughout the years, and yours rank right up there with the best (including celebrity classes). I love your passion and accessible style. I appreciate your patience, and how comfortable you make people feel in the kitchen.




I have learned in Aliye's cooking classes how to use spices and herbs in my cooking to enhance flavor. I used to always use the same herbs and spices that I had growing up, and Aliye introduced me to some unique herbs and spices that I never knew what to do with in my own cooking.


Get ready to become a better cook

Be inspired to make dinner and  feel confident in the kitchen

Classes are $95 per person

(4 participant minimum per class)