Mountain Kitchen

Mountain Kitchen, Asheville: Address, Phone Number, Mountain Kitchen Reviews: 5/5

Mountain Kitchen
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Hands-on boutique cooking school and teambuilding events In a beautiful mountain setting learn how to cook exotic and market-fresh cuisines. We host parties, private groups, and offer open registration classes monthly. Team building event on-site and off-site. Come check us out when you are in Asheville
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Alexander R
Raleigh, NC3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Ofri was an amazing host who led the whole group into making a delicious meal consisting of two types of gnocchi, two different sauces, a caprese salad, and profiteroles. Ofri showed us tips on how to make preparing these dishes easier and ensure nothing was overcooked. She even offered to take a group photo! I booked this class to have a great bonding experience with my new fiancé and we had no regrets! Would repeat and highly recommend anyone in the Asheville area to take this cooking class, meet great people and warm host, and enjoy a great tasting meal.
Written September 29, 2020
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Thank you, Alex. Congratulation on your engagement
Written September 30, 2020
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jckirt
New Berlin, WI6 contributions
May 2021
We had never attended a cooking class before and thought this would be a unique family event during our stay in Asheville. Ofri is a lovely lady and had many tips / techniques that she shared with us during our time. We chose the Mid-Eastern menu and were not disappointed! The food was phenomenal and I was surprised at how much easier it was to make than I had envisioned. She introduced us to new flavors that we were not familiar with and taught us about the different food cultures. One of the nicest things about the experience was that is was just our family and Ofri. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to try something new and learn a little in the process! We cannot wait to try and recreate the dishes at home! Thanks for a wonderful time, Ofri!
Written May 26, 2021
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Brenda B
Florence, SC46 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Came Feb 2020 for Applachian food class. We were celebrating a friends bdy. Fun, relaxed, and casual w byob cooking class w everyone participating. Class size was 8 - easy size to move about and see how meal unfolded. Olfi says she’s not an official chef but has lots to share. Answered tricky and demonstrated tricky skills. Meal was delicious a with portions aplenty.
Written March 3, 2020
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Thank you very much for the review. I enjoyed hosting you and I appreciate the time you took to review the experience and help others get a better understanding of what it’s like to spend an afternoon with Asheville mountain kitchen.
Written March 4, 2020
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T S
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
Jul 2021
The event was fun enough and the people were very cool, a real pleasure to talk to, but the class part was somewhat haphazard and disappointing.

I've taken a lot of cooking classes before and normally they range from the cheaper versions, where the cook takes people through in small groups, to the more expensive ones (e.g. Sur La Table classes), in which every person gets a workstation, all the ingredients, and every person cooks each dish start to finish. This class was priced at the Sur La Table level but functioned more like the cheaper ones; everyone watched or divided prep tasks among the group and then one single large dish was cooked. The discussion of the steps was a bit vague, there wasn't really much prepared discussion of alternative choices or techniques that one would use, and in two cases ingredients were in short supply or missing. I've never attended a cooking class with missing ingredients before.

As I said though, the teacher and students were lovely and the space was great, and with questions I did manage to learn a fair bit, and also generally enjoy myself. It made for a fun afternoon.

So if you're looking for an enjoyable event with some cooking thrown in then this is a great choice! If you're looking for an actual class however, particularly of the level this is priced at, this might not be a great fit.
Written July 21, 2021
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Paul C
2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
My wife and I were visiting our son and daughter-in-law in Asheville when they invited us to join them in a Mountain Kitchen cooking class and dinner they had signed up for. We said "sure, why not," but had no expectations one way or another. Were we ever in for a treat! The setting could not be more scenic, the host and instructor, Ofra, was warm, welcoming, and very knowledgeable, and the food (in this case, Indian cuisine), was absolutely delicious. And we made it ourselves! (As a life-long Manhattanite who is unaccustomed to making anything more for his dinner than reservations, this was no mean feat.) The class consisted of a mixed group of singles and couples who were all into the joyful spirit of the occasion and there were just enough of us to make for a special event without causing any crowding or getting in each other's way. If you plan to be in Asheville don't miss out on this very affordable, edifying -- and edible -- opportunity!
Written May 18, 2017
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Amanda
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Family
Ofri did an amazing job teaching my group of High School Junior/Seniors how to cook a full Italian meal! She was very knowledgeable and taught them kitchen skills that will apply to many more meals than just the one they cooked with her. It was also awesome that our cooking class turned into a service project, as she connected us with a home for disable veterans and we were able to share the fruits of our cooking labors! We had so much fun, enjoyed an amazing meal, and would DEFINITELY do this again with future groups! We look forward to seeing you again Ofri!
Written March 22, 2019
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Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed meeting your special group.
Written March 22, 2019
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Caveman19
Collierville, Tennessee3 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
My 14 year old, aspiring chef son and I arrived at Ofri's beautiful modern home in the mountains above Asheville, for a hands-on, three hour plus class.

After introductions and the pouring of wine (BYOB), we settled in for an intense but low pressure evening of preparing our meal, all under the guidance of Ofri, a great and personable teacher who has lived for many years in Thailand.

Orfi's professional kitchen is quite large with a lot of room for preparation, cooking and socializing. The prep areas, counters and stools are situated around the perimeter of the room. Cooking takes place in the center of the room.

Everyone had multiple assignments of chopping, making rice, peeling, measuring and all the other tasks that go into preparing a multi-course Thai meal. Ofri expertly guided us through the process while gently correcting our mistakes and praising our successes.

The evening was fairly intense yet relaxed and FUN. I loved being in a professional's home for a cooking class rather than in a commercial facility. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of work performed while standing. We spent about 3 ½ hours from our arrival to departure. The evening ends with a sit-down meal where students get to enjoy what they have created.

I highly recommend taking a class at Mountain Kitchen. We learned much about Thai food and cooking while thoroughly enjoying the experience. My son was absolutely blown away, the highlight of his week-long trip to Asheville. And mine too.
Written May 18, 2017
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contragirl
Hendersonville, NC1 contribution
Apr 2017 • Couples
We took the class with another couple plus 4 people we didn't know. Everyone was very social. Learned how to make dumplings which was fun and somewhat craft-like. Received a yummy appetizer upon arrival and then got right into it making the fillings for the different kinds of dumplings. The dough had been pre-made but recipes were provided. My favorite was the soup-filled pork dumpling. Absolutely delicious. I know I will use what I learned to make dumpling appetizers in the future. My husband and I had a good time.
Written May 4, 2017
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Hi Contragirl, Thank you for taking the time to review. I am so happy you enjoyed the class. I enjoyed meeting you and your husband. Let me know how I can improve my service. We are always open to hear comments and suggestions. Hope to see you again!
Written May 15, 2017
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Korita S
2 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
I reached out to Ofri regarding a specific class not listed on her schedule currently. She responded promptly (within 2 hours) and gave me the information I needed to get my group together and make my idea happen. Can't wait to get the opportunity to work with her in person!
Written April 24, 2017
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Hi Korita, Thank you so much for taking the time to review my business. As a young operation, every review makes a big difference. Thank you for your support. I hope you continue to attend our classes. All the best, Ofri
Written May 15, 2017
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Alyssa S
1 contribution
Feb 2022
What a great way to spend an evening! Wonderful food and great people! The Greek cooking class was so much fun! We left with full bellies and new friends! Highly recommend.
Written February 5, 2022
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