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  • Charming Paella Chef Lightens Mood with Instruction and Gentle Humor: In Chicago, Illinois

    Chef Izzy Chicago

    Benefiting The James Beard Foundation

    Charming Paella Chef Lightens Mood with Instruction and Gentle Humor

    Theme parties are the best, and Chef Izzy delivers all flavors. But he specializes in dishes inspired by the sunny Mediterranean. Using conventional cookware, his paella is spectacularly gratifying. Sangria is optional but recommended.

    Chicago, Illinois

    3-20 people

    3-20 people

    3 - 6 hours

    • Seafood Paella
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    US$60/person Total US$180

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      Chef Izzy will show up promptly before the guests arrive or during the pre-dinner mingling. His trick bag will include the herbs, spices, ingredients, and tools for making an unforgettable saffron-laced paella. As he cooks, he chats and flirts. He can instruct or engage as much or as little as the host prefers, always sensing the room and working his quirky style to the best effect. While the rice is steaming, he can introduce some tapas treats and tell guests how they're made. Ingredients for sangria can be discussed in the planning so he mixes it up on site and keeps the pitcher pouring. Clean-up is included in the experience, and compliments to the Chef are welcome!

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      • Full meal of paella — pre-planned varieties
      • Instruction can be casual or structured
      • Includes menu consultation with Chef Izzy
      • Engaging personality in abundance
      • Larger parties (greater than 5) are advised to book more time than the minimum as the prep time is greater
      • Duration can flex according to the pace of the event as desired, especially with larger groups or for keeping the Chef on hand for related services.
      • Clean-up is thorough and brisk

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