I’ve been planning my friend’s birthday every year for the last five years… After extensive searching, I came upon Culinary Craftwork. When I emailed [Alyssa], she responded back quickly and professionally…. I cannot express how easy it was to work with her. You feel at ease knowing that she will get things done.

Dealing with her through email was so awesome that I couldn’t wait to actually meet her in person.… [When] the day arrived, she had everything prepared, from instructional booklets, area for wine and all the ingredients ready.… IT TWAS DELICIOUS! Seriously.… She cooked plenty of food for us to be fed really well!…. I LOVED EVERYTHING about it.… It was WAY better than going to a restaurant. First we got to bring as much wine as we wanted. Second, we got to talk and be loud as we wanted. Third, the food was better than I can describe.

Seriously, BOOK Alyssa for your next event. I sure will. She is a great chef and oozes professionalism. It was an extremely fun and unique party idea!

—Angel G.


If you are looking for a unique party idea, this lady delivers.

—Angel G.


I received a gift certificate for an in home cooking class from Culinary Craftwork.  I worked with Alyssa to set up a custom menu.  Alyssa brought all the necessary food and equipment and we had a wonderful lesson as well as enjoyed the results of our labor.  I highly recommend this for all who like to eat and enjoy the entire cooking process.  The food was delicious.

—Barry R.


Alyssa came to the house to teach two classes in one, and faced a rather chaotic kitchen.  My husband and daughters were there to learn, and little granddaughter was there to be cute and play and get into everything.  Alyssa managed like a pro and handled the questions, interruptions, etc., with aplomb.  Great time!

—Addy R.


I hired Alyssa for a Mothers Day present to teach both my Mom and I proper knife skills. Her class is excellent. This is by far so much better than those classes offered at cookware specialty stores. We both learned how to hold the knife as well as a few “tricks” on cutting items like onions and basil. I would highly recommend her knife skills class to anyone looking for a quick introduction to knives.

—Michael N.


I hired Alyssa to do a demonstration cooking class and cook for my birthday party with 14 close friends. I can’t tell you how happy I was with her professionalism and talent. She brought all her own kitchen supplies, food and was extremely organized and on time. My guests loved the food and can’t wait until I turn another year older so we can have Alyssa come again. I’ve since made all the dishes she made for us and they were easy and so yummy. Thanks again Alyssa!

—Erica C.


I got this private cooking lesson as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. He said he has never had such a thoughtful gift. Very nice and knowledgeable chef. She crafted a menu especially for us which we loved and will cook again. We asked her to make our favorite dessert: Tiramisu and it was the best I’ve ever had!

—Shay R.


Two thumbs up for Alyssa. My wife and I had her over to the house for a lesson a few weeks back. Great knowledge and instruction. Excellent food. The chocolate truffle cake (that had almost no flour) was amazingly good. We also did a boneless leg of lamb with a wonderful sauce. We couldn’t get enough of it.  Better than restaurant quality for sure.

—Mitchell E.


What a great meal and informative time.  My wife surprised me with a gift of a knife skills class from Culinary Craftwork…. It was like we had restaurant quality food created in our kitchen.  One of the most surprising aspects of the class was how simple the ingredients were and how amazing the final product was.  It was a great time and I look forward to having another class.

—Marcos B.


Alyssa is an outstanding teacher.  What a ton of tricks she knows about cooking delightful meals…. Alyssa comes prepared with cooking equipment, and does all the shopping.  We’ve been putting her to the test by cooking for six people each time – she’s done very well….

—Ron P.