What people are saying about The Spice Lady services:
Best: cooking is fun, jokes, good tips, definitely useful information and delicious reward at the end of all the “hard’ work! I will be making every part of the meal we learned, so yummy.
The best part of the class was the instruction and the opportunity to learn cutting techniques.
It was a lovely class and I came home excited to cook. You are a really talented cook and instructor. Thank you for a great evening!
Small group setting which was great. Very hands on also great. Really had a ton of fun and found it very worthwhile.
Food Safety Training: Thank You so much Sharon, its all because of you. You really did a great job and it was a nice learning experience by a great teacher who is really funny and make teaching interesting.
Food Safety Training: Thanks again for all your help and support and for keeping the information from getting boring. We certainly learned a lot and we will strive to teach at your level and would like to keep in touch as well.
Sharon provides all kinds of insights and tips while we are cooking. Overall Sharon’s level of preparation and organization was OUTSTANDING.
Kudos to Sharon : excellent host, immensly knowleadgeable, happy to share her knowleadge, very fair when it comes to outcomes (whether she liked or not the selected recipe) and makes everyone feel extremly comfortable.
Best part: Instructor, mix people. food were the best.
Loved to learn about new ingredients, learning about new techniques, and get cooking tips. I feel inspired to try new recipes. I learned to not follow recipes too closely but put your own spin on it. After this class I am excited to plan a dinner party for my friends.
It was hands on, very instructive and I learned new skills. So enjoyable. The set up and the number of participants was perfect
Thank you. We all had a great time. You are a very good host and we all felt very relaxed and welcome in your company.You made it a lot of fun for all of us.
Have a great relaxing time this evening.
Olive,John, Sam, Matthew, Karen,John and Connor
Best = putting the skills we learned to use. Whether it was learning how to slowly cook risotto, or even how to properly cut vegetables – it was all fun and well-organized. Worst = none!
Sharon is very personable and makes anyone of any age or ability in the kitchen feel welcome. She draws everyone in, no time for shyness!!
Best part was eating (I was starved) but also preparation, I enjoyed working with my partner. I would say the worst part is waiting to get started while she prepares us for the cooking to start…we need to hear all of those steps and her knowledge is so extensive that I like all the tips and I enjoyed the day!
I would make the julienne salad, I would try a risotto eventually and I do make mussels so that recipe is fine. I like the tips on what tomatoes to buy and the brand of pasta etc…great tips!
I wouldn’t change a thing….oh, ok – the cookie dough was gooey, I would of chilled it longer if time permitted. I like how you just baked the filling as a gluten-free cookie, I saw that on your site. Less messy and brilliant!!
Please see two photos taken yesterday. I didn’t have much time to take more.
See you Feb 1!Shi-Fa
It’s such a pleasure to join your cooking class today! I think I have got a lot from the class to boast to my wife and kids nowJ, and can’t wait for the next one!
Please see the attached photo. I’ll gradually send more to you and feel free to forward to the related parties.
Saturday was such a fun eveningwith all my family. It was a novel way to spend time together and doing our favourite pastime-cooking. Carolyn
Thank you for such a fun evening! I had a great time and can’t wait to transform the butternut squash on my counter into some delicious bisque!
It was such a blast cooking with you in your cozy kitchen.
I enjoyed the food very much and the company was fantastic.
You were such a warm and fun heart!
Thank you and your “kidlett” helpers!
The best parts of the Thai class were scrumptious food and Sharon, she stopped to get to know everyone and really helped each and everyone to overcome fears, or improve on some of the techniques. The worst part was when some of us weren’t sure of what we were doing. I think having had an assistant to provide guidance would’ve been good. Not anyone’s fault though, it’s just an observation.
I would make everything again. They were delicious and easy to make. My favourites were the salad and dessert. Baby turnip salad is healthy and tasty alternative to coleslaw! And the dessert perfectly sweet without being overly sweet, the yummy gooey-ness.
Sharon, you were a fantastic instructor!
The company and food were the best part. I can’t think of any thing that I didn’t like about the class.
I had a great time, the wine was great….i feel that the timing of the class was perfect, not too long. I enjoyed learning about the knives and the little extra lessons about various things.. i think that the GST and gratituity should be worked into the cost of the class, i would rather pay more up front then have to worry about it when im in the class…
Sharon, you are very personable, down to Earth and fun. I felt comfortable very quickly.
Nice small class size (wouldn’t want any more for the size of cozy space). Fun, educational, relaxed.
Learned helpful tidbits on gadgets, methods, foods and knives which was a nice bonus to the class.
Very informative and interactive. I loved the instructor, she was accommodating and personalble.
The class was a lot of fun and the recipes are amazing! Well, I’ve made the meat balls again two days after the class
I enjoyed the discussion about the different types of olive oil you can purchase, however it would be nice if this was explained on a handout when we left or part of the recipe handout…we only retain about 10% of what we hear…so that means I’ve forgotten everything.. LOL
Best Part: the hands on preparation of the food and discussion with the instructor and the recipe handout
The instructors knowledge and passion about food is evident…don’t change that!
Like a good mother, Sharon made sure we were well fed and made extra food. I think she handled the fact that some people showed up with a food allergy really well…
We were thrilled to have you do a teen program at the Don Mills Branch. The teens learned new knife skills, meal planning and portion control. Sharon was enthousiastic and engaging with the youth and they left proud of their culinary creations and eager to show off their new skills in the kitchen at home.
Youth Services Librarian
Thank you very much Sharon for your hospitality and your kind and encouraging instruction. A wonderful evening with old friends and new friends enjoying a delicious meal together. I will definitely spread the word in the neighbourhood.
I want you to know that your course was a great experience. We are all very thankful that you took the time to venture from Toronto all the way to Ottawa to teach us these helpful tools. It was a pleasure meeting you, you made the course fun, enjoyable and educational. Thank you for all of you compliments on the food, but know that it was the least we could do for you.
I will keep in touch and let you know how this training has impacted the Food Service Training Program here.
I really enjoyed getting my hands into different dishes rather than having one to myself. That was a great learning opportunity. Like I said in my suggestions, I would have enjoyed more water during dinner (although my bad for not asking for it).
Thank you Sharon so much for last night We had a great time! And couldn’t shut up to our parents about it yesterday They all LOVE the mayo and the sauce and the cake… basically I got so many requests to make them!…Thank you again and hope to see you soon,
THANK You for the class last evening, I had a terrific time and really enjoyed your spirit and your good sense of humour. It was great having Chad visit with us, I believe old and new should mix together more often, there’s so much to learn from each other. I’m sure Ellen and I will find another culinary delight that will interest us and will definitely sign-up again.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend,
best – fun and entertaining
Loved the hands-on/ interaction and that it was so inviting/ cozy in Sharon’s home! Worst… the weather! There was nothing I consider negative about the class
best part: hands on
It was fun!
There was no worst part of the class, I enjoyed it all.
hands on cooking and cutting:)
Best was once we started preparing the food and got to know each other a bit. Also eating the meal. There wasn’t a “worst”
the food, the wine & relaxed atmosphere were all great; the beginning was a little awkward but warmed quickly.
The best part was trying out creation and getting to know the other people in the class! I would have like to try more basics like cutting properly.
best – useful hints (ie Costco good to get spices) worst – none
I enjoyed learning that the ingredients are available in China town. Too many ingredients, but I also would not want it too simple. A dilemma for the teacher,I know. I got the ingredients for the soup and the chicken confused.
best part food was great
Best: New recipes/flavors
Food was delicious. Knowledge was great – learnt some good basica skills.
Best: Learning different general skills and the recipes
I liked the atmosphere and ease of the class.
“The best part of the class was how comfortable I felt and how many interesting facts and techniques I learned. The mounded rice dish and the salad. Both were amazing!”
“I liked the atmosphere and ease of the class. Biryani was very nice!”
The instructor is very talented as a cook and shared very useful tips with us.
The Best part was all the information about technique and spices. The worst part was ….. um … there wasn’t one!
I would make all the recipes I learned at home.
The instructor was friendly,knowledgeable and helpful.I would not change a thing.Quality of food was good. Timing of the recipes was good. Enjoyed the people.
The class was great, no complaints. Very relaxed and a lot of laughs.
I would make All the dishes at home.
I was a bit iffy beforehand about the Butter Chicken without the butter (I like my heavy cream!!); however, it was DELICIOUS. So much flavour and very well complimented by the chickpea salad and aloo gobi. Everything had so many layers of flavour. Loved it.
I need Sharon to cook and portion my meals on a daily basis The meal was healthy and the portions were sensible…I felt satisfied but not stuffed.
Quality of food was good. Amount of food was perfect. Enjoyed the people
I felt cozy and at home as soon as I walked into the room.
Best part was the atmosphere and professionalism of the instructor
The best part was the atmosphere, and due to the size of the class everyone quickly bonded and became immediate friends.
The best part was the fact that we could ask questions.
Best part was the food! I liked the interactive nature of the class.
Best part was the hands on (and conversation)
It was all enjoyable.
Best part was getting hands on experience.
I liked how intimate the class was. I liked that the recipes were easy to make at home.
Best part was learning more about foods/prep methods/safety. And of course, eating =)
Sharon thank you for the wonderful experience for the girls and I last Saturday with the Elegant Summer Dinner Party (a la brunch)!!!
We loved you!
It’s wonderful to hear all the tips and tricks that you pull out of your “chef’s hat”.
I think we learned a lot, had a delicious menu, great company, and laid-back atmosphere!
We’ll be back again soon.
Best – part was the Tips & Tricks, relaxed atmosphere, very flexible, This was not a hands on class. But, the demo class turned out to be pretty good.
All was amazing!
Food was excellent, instruction was entertaining.
Best part was the fun of having a food focused social situation, which included learning.
I loved Sharon’s warmth and sense of humour. The class was very relaxed.
I wouldn’t change a thing.
Very enjoyable instructor, venue fine, food excellent.
Had fun as always.
Thank you for the course, and all the wonderfull insite’s and stories. You are alway’s welcome @AMICOS PIZZA.com Frank