I’m a former Cordon Bleu Culinary College Professor . I’ve been an Executive Chef for more than 20 years. I truly enjoy cooking and teaching and I always make learning fun! :-)

I love creativity and bringing art to the creation of delicious food.


Hired 4 times
7 employees
Serves Oakland Park , FL


Student age(s)

Child (under 13), Teenager (13 – 18), Adult (over 18)

Interested cuisines

American, Japanese, Chinese / Asian, Indian, BBQ, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Mexican / Latin, Healthy, Vegetarian / vegan

Desired cooking skills

Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - bread, Baking - desserts and pastries

Food allergies / dietary restrictions


Number of people

2 people, 3 – 5 people, 6 – 10 people, 11+ people

Recipe difficulty

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

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    Rob G.

    Chef Ricardo arrived on time and with everything needed. He was professional and a great teacher! We selected two different meals and not only was he able to teach us proper cooking styles and techniques, all of the food was ready at the same time. While we enjoying our desert, he cleaned up the kitchen!!! I will set up another session with Chef Ricardo again soon. I highly recommend him. Oh yes, before leaving, he picked up my daughters guitar, played and sang for us. A very memorable evening.
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    March 27, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    Alba S.

    I contacted him for a very important celebration. He was very attentive to detail. Hes very knowledgeable about all types of food and can offer an extensive menu. His explanations related to his cooking are simple and precise. I will definetely contract him again and recommended to my friends and family.
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    March 20, 2019


    Sasha F.

    Very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor..
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    March 20, 2019


    Antonio C.

    Amazing Chef! Not your Typical Chef! If your Looking for Delicious Food, You Come to The Right Place!
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    March 19, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I speak with the student and find out their learning interests and then I design a menu for both the gourmet meal and the class.

    Bachelors in Hospitality Management w/ minor in Culinary Arts from Florida International University

    Associate of Sciences Hospitality Management 

    Miami Dade College

    6 years as a Culinary Instructor at the Presten Cordón Bleau Culinary College 

    It depends on the number of people attending the class the more people the less it is per person 

    Services offered

    Knife Skills
    Pasta Making