Lavishly Seasoned

Lavishly Seasoned

4.8 (5)
Best of 2019
1 hire on Lessons.com
4 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

My goal is to make every moment and experience unique to my client. Food is more than cooking,  it is a lifestyle and educating with each lesson can impact someones life. Plus, it always has to be fun!! 

I enjoy sharing my passion for culinary with those who have the desire to learn more. Having the ability to create something with your own hands from a few ingredients and making something that is not only beautiful but also delicious is extremely satisfying. 

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77025
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5 Reviews

4.8

  • Jessica Sanchez

  • JD Scott

    Mariah has an amazing creative eye. She has created some very unique menus along with accompanying signature drinks. Highly recommend her if you are looking for help creating an unforgettable, FUN experience.

  • Delilah Brown

    I loved her professionalism..She pulled off a beautiful rustic baby shower for my sister in a short amount of time. The food was amazing and her spirit matched it perfectly.. will definitely use her again!

  • Sean L. Finlayson

    Chef Mariah had a burger and bourbon event. As soon as I walked in the tables were decorated with the simplest, but unique decor. Tables were covered with brown paper, bells, festive napkins and she wrote the menu on the paper. One of my favorites was the blitzen jingle juice. While we waited for the burgers she served us a wedge salad with toasted seeds and a buttermilk bleu cheese dressing. Amazing!! Usually I’m a eat fries first kind of a gal, but as soon as a bit into the burger it was so juicy and delicious. The fries were the best I ever had. I never would think to fry them in duck fat. The best party and meal a girl can ask for. I will tell you that since the party I have not had a burger that beats what Mariah and her brother made. Absolutely worth checking out her skills and having the best food you’ve every had served with care and happiness.


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FAQs


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

First, lets start with a consultation that outlines the students expectations to ensure we are all on the same page. 


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

I am Classically trained and currently studying the Art of Baking pursuing my degree under a master pastry chef who co-wrote the Baking Book used in multiple Culinary schools across the country. 

Currently, I am a Chef Instructor with a luxury brand and I also work as their Culinary Specialist. Where I teach multiple classes with various age ranges and cuisines.

I have my current certification for safety and sanitation. And cleanliness is extremely important to me. 

I have worked as a Personal Chef for the last four years. Where I have catered and provided services for boutique parties and events. I have also collaborated and partnered with major brands creating themed menus and experiences some of which were featured online and in published articles.


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

Pricing is based on individual needs. Lets chat and see how we can accomodate you and make your experience happen.  


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching a few years ago on youtube. My channel was a travelling channel. I have visited over 40 countries and had the opportunity to cook and learn techniques from many cultures around the world. Then that blossomed into teaching basic skills to small groups and eventutally lead me to hosting events, classes, parties, and fundraisers locally and in other states around the country. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students of all ages. I currently teach two classes a month that cater to kids between the ages of 8-13. I also host an adult class once a week. Sometimes, they are private classes with novice adults who want to learn a particular cuisine or knife skills. 

I have my own Private Catering Kitchen that can be used to host small groups and individuals culinary and cooking skills.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My most recent event was "Destination France". It was a private class with four adults. The menu they selcted was the classics. 

We started with,

Cucumber Canapes

Beef Wellington

Ratatouille Gratin and finished the meal with Riesling Poached pears. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I think personality and cander is important when selecting a chef instructor. It plays a huge part in how students respond to the lessons being taught.

An instructor can be very knowlegdable in their field but if they are a know it all, come off as aggresive, and impatient then their knowledge doesnt mean much if the student cant receive it.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I think students should ask themselves

What is it you want to get out of the experience? The end goal?

Do you want to impress others, yourself or both? Do you want to learn skills to last a lifetime of just curious about a paticular cuisine? Are you shy? Whats your learning style? Hands on or watching? Technical or creative? 

Communication is key to ensure the most beneficial outcome. 


Lessons offered

Baking Classes Cooking Classes Desserts Classes Knife Skills Classes Wine Tasting Lessons French Cooking Classes Italian Cooking Classes