Zacki's Culinary Creations

Zacki's Culinary Creations

5.0 (5)
3 employees
35 years in business

About this pro

Am a culinary/arts instructor who goes to private homes, schools, churches and teaches. This is called: "Cook In Your Nook."

Also, am a personal chef who is known for presentation skills, attention to details and experience.

Have been in business since 1987, worked with Martha Stewart, had a NC BBQ and Southern restaurant in NYC. Am a well seasoned personal chef.

Teaching culinary arts. Enjoy most of all knowing that a student/client got it. Also, offering personal chef services and becoming part of the special gathering.

Concentrate on smaller gatherings where there is more personalization. This  has taken hard work getting to Top Pro on Thumbtack and being that as well in my community. 

ZCC can be reached via my website: and [email protected] Cell is: 919-360-7744.


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Durham, NC 27713
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5 Reviews


  • Bradley La Gois

    Was invited to the most amazing meal with Zacki's Culinary Creations and everything was outstanding... Not to mention the great conversation while it was being prepared! Zacki and her assistant were awesome!

  • Carolyn Hicks Baggett

    How lucky we are to have Zacki back in N.C.! She added fabulous spins to my recent Bridal Brunch menu and arrangement and my table wowed us all! Her touches are creative and unique and sparked enthusiasm in all the guests. Finally, Her professional advance communication with me was impressive and insured perfection and a home run on the big day. Thank you Zacki!

  • John Sinsley

    Zacki was phenomenal in catering a Celebration of Life event for my father. The family gathering was intimate, and Zacki (and Gigi) were professional, overseeing every aspect of the dinner and floral arrangements. I could not be more pleased with the evening or how everything was orchestrated.

  • Kevin Seifert

    Zacki is a personal chef who offers take home meals as well. I highly recommend emailing her to be on her pick-up meal list. She sends a menu out and you can order whatever sounds good to you. I ordered the Cornbeef and Cabbage special on St. Patrick's Day which was delicious, ordered Beef Burgandy which was also top-notch, and had Broccoli Cheddar Soup yesterday. The prices are fair and every meal I've had we've had leftovers.

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

Have an information form on my website: [email protected] it is she/he wishes to learn and their budget. This is helpful to be filled out first and then followed by an e-mail or phone call.

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

Epicurean Culinary School, LA

Ma Maison Cooking School with Jonathan Waxman, LA

Martha Stewart's Food Stylist and Menu Planner

Owner of Zacki's PBQ, NYC

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

It is different if a teen or adult as well as how many.

How did you get started teaching?

When I attended the University of NC as an Art Education major.

Lessons offered

Cooking Classes Etiquette Classes French Cooking Classes Italian Cooking Classes Desserts Classes Middle Eastern Cooking Classes Mixology Classes