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Food

Learn quick and easy recipes to help you master the craft of cooking healthy and delicious food.

Wine

Expand your world of wine and explore the different wine producing regions, grape varietals and tasting techniques.

Wine Prestige

Taste a variety of beautiful exquisite high quality wines – some of the very best from France and Italy.

Private

Enjoy an intimate experience with family, friends or colleagues by creating a class of your choice.

About

About Zeina  

I’ve been married for over 26 years & I am a mother of 3 amazing boys. I’ve been in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years as a Stylist and Master Colorist and I love it! Having a career in cooking and television was always a dream for me. I had a catering company for a few years and now I am proud to say that I am ready to share my knowledge and passion for food. This passion has followed me from a very young age. Now in my forties, I have become more involved in health and wellness and I understand the importance of good nutrition. I look forward to the opportunity to share great cooking tips in a fun, friendly and intimate setting that will help you achieve your culinary goals.

About Zeina’s Kitchen

We thank you for your interest and support of Zeina’s Kitchen.

Because of you, we are having a great time living our passion and helping others.

If you are looking for inspiration and ways to improve your eating habits, tips to create delicious meals or a fun night out with friends, you’ve come to the right place!

Here you will receive the help you need to reach your cooking goals and to enhance your wine knowledge.

I invite you to be a part of something unique and very special.

It’s time we bring fun into your kitchen

About Robert

My wine journey began when a group of colleagues from work and I decided to organize wine tastings in each other’s kitchens and dining rooms. The allure of the vast wine landscape quickly took hold of my natural curiosity and fueled my desire to understand the reasons why each wine tasted like it did.

This led to me to seeking out the renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust program. I was awarded a Pass with Distinction for the level 3 Advanced Certificate from the WSET in 2007.

I am currently pursuing the Wine Scholar Guild’s Bourgogne Master Level Certificate.

Allow me to provide you with the tools to expand your world of wine as we explore the different wine producing regions, grape varietals, and learn tasting techniques.

Classes

About the Cooking Classes:

 

In these hands-on cooking classes, you will learn quick and easy recipes to help you master
the craft of cooking healthy and delicious food.
Come discover Asian to Mediterranean cuisine and everything in between.
You will benefit from my cooking skills, my experience and my passion for food.
You can expect an intimate and friendly environment where inspiration will re-ignite your creativity.
Zeina’s Kitchen is gourmet made easy!

About the Wine Appreciation Classes:

 

​In these wine appreciation classes, you will learn to taste and compare different wines while enjoying delicious gourmet tapas served at the table. Come expand your world of wine and explore the different wine producing regions, grape varietals and tasting techniques with passionate aficionado Robert Aboud, certified by the world-renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust. You can expect an elegant, chic and fun evening with enlightening discussions to help you discover the art of wine selection.

What is a Prestige Wine Class?

 

In a prestige wine class, we will present you a variety of beautiful exquisite high quality wines.

Some of the very best from France and Italy, served with gourmet Tapas from            Zeina’s Kitchen.

Private Classes:

Italian: sauce, meatballs, individual lasagna, pesto, caesar salad, pizza.

Appetizer class. Potato balls, reconstructed cheese, variety of bruschetta and finger foods.

Mediterranean: rice, chicken brochettes, kofta, hummus, tabbouleh, fatouch, roasted potatoes.

Asian: wonton soup, fried wonton, shrimp/chicken stir fry, pan fried noodles, peanut butter sauce, veggies or shrimp rice rolls.

Soups and Salad Bar, tabbouleh, fatouch, egg, tuna, spinach, arugula/mushroom, mixed, original creations with different dressings.

Class Schedule Season 4

Cooking Classes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Pizza Night…. SOLD OUT….
    October 9th
    pizza, Italian tomato sauce and pesto
  • Gluten Free Class…..SOLD OUT……
    November 5th
    bread, crackers , nutty bar and cheesecake bites
  • Asian Class #1 ………… SOLD OUT
    November 27th
    Won Ton soup, fried won ton, General Tao chicken
  • Appetizer Class ………… SOLD OUT
    December 11th
    original and delicious finger foods
  • Asian Class #2 …. SOLD OUT…..
    January 8th
    rice rolls, peanut sauce, oyster shrimp
  • Soups & Cake…..SOLD OUT….
    February 4th
    roasted vegetables soup and lentil soup. Carrot / zucchini cake
  • Chicken Marsala ….. 3 seats left…..
    March 26th
    with roasted potatoes & chocolate minis
  • Fish Tacos…. 4 Seats left….
    March 19th
    fish tacos "two ways"
  • Who is Chef? Like seen on TV….4 Seats left…
    April 9th
    tv show - gazpacho, Thai curry shrimp on rice noodles

Wine Classes & More Classes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
  • Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
    October 26th
    wine appreciation
  • Prestige French…… SOLD OUT
    February 16th
    Fine wine appreciation
  • Pinot Noir / Chardonnay……1 SEAT LEFT
    March 15th
    wine appreciation
  • Prestige Italian
    April 27th
    Fine wine appreciation
  • Spiralizer & Salad Bar …..SOLD OUT …..
    May 6th
    multiple creations and innovative ideas
  • Mediterranean Class….. SOLD OUT…..
    May 21st
    tabbouleh, hummus, mediterranean rice & chicken
  • Syrah – Shiraz- Cabernet Sauvignon
    May 17th
    wine appreciation
  • 30-Minute Meals…. 1 seat left….
    June 11th
    chili, meat sauce, potatoes, baked salmon
  • Private Wine Class
    TBD
    choose your date for friends, family, colleagues or employees
  • Private Prestige Wine Class
    TBD
    choose your date for friends, family, colleagues or employees

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  • Note : Classes are from 7pm to 9pm approx. Please arrive @ 6:45pm to meet the rest of the class and get settled.
  • A minimum of 4 people is required for cooking classes and 6 for wine classes.
  • Your seat is officially reserved once payment is made in full.
  • Please note: once payment is completed, it is not exchangeable or refundable.

Retreats

 

Zeina Abdul Karim
Chef & Cooking Instructor

 

Hire Zeina for your retreats.

 

Spending a week in paradise with Zeina as your chef and or cooking teacher promises to offer a unique and memorable hands-on experience. She will share her passion for preparing and eating delicious, healthy dishes at home so that you discover gourmet made easy and become motivated to make it a part of your food lifestyle. Heighten your participants sensory awareness with healthy tantalizing food served by a very creative chef.

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