I'm not sure what my family and I were expecting but Chef Lokesh and his family exceeded all of our preconceived notions.
My mom booked the mid-day 2-3 hour class over email from our hotel in Jaipur. Lokesh met us at the hotel and we were immediately impressed - his english is probably better than mine and he's very easy to talk to and we immediately felt comfortable with him.
Once we got to his very nice home, we were greeted by pre-prepared menus of the recipes we'd be cooking personalized with our names AND a small gift! The kitchen is well appointed and there is plenty of room for watching and helping Lokesh cook. He answered tons of questions, responded very specifically to what we were interested in learning how to make, and even invented a new, gluten-free recipe for Indian bread for my mom! We learned so much about the food, spices, and materials that were necessary for cooking and gained plenty of confidence so we could try the recipes at home.
After cooking, we sat down to eat the delicious food with Lokesh and his very lovely wife - they were great company and I think we could've easily stayed with them through dinner and beyond. When I go back to India, I'm going to stay with Lokesh and cook with him again and if you are even the least bit interested in Indian food, you should too!
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