California farm fresh cooking class and lunch in Long Beach

Hosted by Aliye

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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Cooking classes, Mediterranean

Number of guests

6 to 16

Time of the event

1:00 PM (2.5 hours)

Hosted by Aliye

Verified host
I specialize in home-cooked Turkish and Mediterranean-style cuisine, using high-quality farm fresh ingredients. My father was Turkish, and I connect with my heritage mostly through the food. I have lived firsthand the healing power of eating high-quality real food for our health, both physical and spiritual. I’m also known for the use of spices in my cooking. I just love the alchemy, history, and flavors that spices bring to food. I started cooking because I had lost connection with my body (which manifested itself as disease), and continue to cook for my family and others to this day because connecting with others over food and culture is something that keeps me motivated. My passion is teaching people how to make time to enjoy cooking homemade food and how to fit it into busy schedules. I love to collaborate with others. I teach cooking classes, provide in-home meal prep services, curate and cook for intimate events, and run a monthly spice subscription service called Spice Club.


Homemade Sparkling Soda
Zucchini Frittata with Za'atar
Pasta with butternut-sage sauce
Celery salad with citrus and chilies
Drinks & Beverages

What to expect

KristiJuly 2021
This was a tasty dinner in Aliye's lovely backyard. Aliye greeted us in her backyard with a home made cocktail and appetizers. A Mediterranean/Turkish themed meal was served (3 courses) followed by Turkish coffee. The others that attended the dinner were very lovely people and we had a great conversation. I really enjoyed the food, people and Aliye's knowledge of food and backyard ambience. A+ overall experience!
CarolynJuly 2021
It was a fantastic evening from start to finish! I loved it from the second I entered her back yard and was served a delicious innovative homemade aperitif to the beautiful fruit dessert and Turkish coffee. The mulberrries! The yogurt soup! The chicken kebabs! It was all perfection! I really enjoyed getting to know Aliya and the other guests were such wonderful company also. I highly recommend!!!
JoshJanuary 2020
Aliye and her family were fantastic. She made some amazing foods, drinks, and built a cool atmosphere. Spending time at her home was better than a restaurant experience. We brought a team to Aliyes for a private dinner and it went off so well. Thanks!
ChristinaOctober 2019
Fabulous food, beautiful setting, excellent demonstration. Can't wait to do it again!!

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The place & Amenities

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$60 Price per guest