The Foodmystic

The Foodmystic

5.0 (5)
4 employees
32 years in business

About this pro

Absolutely a one to one, hands-on experience. I have 30 years of experience as an Executive Chef and a Restaurant Owner.

I love to teach people how to cook. My process makes it easy for someone to learn how to make delicious dishes on their own. I believe that everyone can discover different foods in their life to experience.

Through cooking and enjoying food we can find a better way to live our lives!

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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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5 Reviews


  • Ryan Mendoza

    Before I met Gus the only kitchen utilities I knew how to use were the fridge, the toaster and the microwave. I recently started college and with my expenses I have needed to reduce the amount of times I go out and get fast food. Gus' lessons have been invaluable in teaching me how to cook all kinds of delicious food. I can definitely see why they call him the food mystic. He taught me how to make one of the best burgers I have ever eaten in my life. The burger is seasoned with salt and lemon pepper, cooked to medium-well (how I like it) in a pan and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, and mustard. It is a delicious burger that pops with flavor from the lemon pepper cooked into the juicy meat. I have made this burger for my friends and they told me that they really enjoyed it. Gus has also taught me how to cook a variety of tasty breakfast foods such as: Bacon, eggs, french toast and omelettes. The spinach omelette with bacon that he intruscted me how to cook was spectacular. Cooking with Gus doesn't feel stressful or overwhelming, it feels like hanging out with a friend. He is an experienced and very capable chef who has taught me so many things about food I never would have known without him.

  • Maks Khosravimanesh

    He is very through and very obsarvant. He is a talented a chef and every move he makes is a lesson to learn. Working with him doesn’t feel like work cause you can feel the passion he implements in his work.

  • Axel Love

    I enjoyed Gus’s easy approach to complex items like food combining, purchasing, and the addition of complimentary herbs and spices. I would study with him again.

  • Phoenix Love

    Gus is a food alchemist! He literally cooks with love and is patient and precise in teaching. Everything he made tasted divine.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical process is that I first get a handle on what the person's level of skill already is and then I tailor the lesson just for them. I make cooking really fun and I consider it an art. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Kendall college alumni.class 1982 

Haute cuisine , contemporary  to continental  cooking  and dining services in Chicago restaurant scene for 30 years.

Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Baking Classes Desserts Classes French Cooking Classes Italian Cooking Classes Knife Skills Classes Middle Eastern Cooking Classes Pasta Making Classes