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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Easy Dishes w/ Tastemade Chef Frankie

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Santa Monica, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Frankie Celenza

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The struggle is real, but it doesn't mean your food has to suffer. Come learn how to make delicious & easy comfort meals for under $2 a plate with Chef Frankie Celenza, Tastemade's award winning chef and host of hit TV show, Struggle Meals.

For this class, get ready to bring street food into your home! Chef Frankie will teach guests how to cook marinated chicken shawarma with yogurt sauce, how to plate and garnish the shawarma with flatbread, and a refreshing drink to go alongside!

By the end of each class, attendees will have a strong understanding of how to create a delicious meal that does not break the bank, how to make a classic street food dish at home, and many other fun tips, techniques, and facts along the way.

Check out Tastemade to watch Struggle Meals and for more of Chef Frankie!
The struggle is real, but it doesn't mean your food has to suffer. Come learn how to make delicious & easy comfort meals for under $2 a plate with Chef Frankie Celenza, Tastemade's award winning chef and host of hit TV show, Struggle Meals.

For this class, get ready to bring street food into your home! Chef Frankie will teach guests how to cook marinated chicken shawarma with yogurt sauce, how to plate and garnish the shawarma with…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Frankie Celenza can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $250.

What to bring

  • EQUIPMENT:
  • Oven, baking sheet, mixing bowl, gram scale or cup measures, pitcher for lemonade
  • CHICKEN:
  • Preferably: 7 boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Alternatively: 4 chicken breasts, butterflied
  • MARINADE:
From $30
/ person
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Meet your host, Frankie Celenza

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 18 Reviews
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Frankie Celenza is a 3x Emmy Award winning cooking show host, chef and producer. Frankie comes from a long line of teachers and food lovers and his passion for teaching culinary history as the fundamental base for recipes sets him apart. Frankie's goal is to empower his audience to break free from the constrictions of set recipes and allow free flowing culinary ideas. This is no different than a musician improvising a solo and as a result people find that Frankie's recipes offer a "choose your own adventure" style. As a chef Frankie has been personally invited to The White House to create recipes using First Lady Michelle Obama's White House Kitchen Garden & cooked for Novak Djokovic & his team during the 2016 U.S. Open Championship.

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Frankie Celenza is a 3x Emmy Award winning cooking show host, chef and producer. Frankie comes from a long line of teachers and food lovers and his passion for teaching culinary history as the fundamental base for recipes sets him apart. Frankie's goal is to empower his audience to break free from the constrictions of set recipes and allow free flowing culinary ideas. This is no different than a musician improvising a solo and as a result people find that Frankie's recipes offer a "choose your o…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Erica
August 2020
I have already recommended to my family and friends to keep an eye out for future Zoom cooking experiences with Frankie! It was incredible for so many reasons. Frankie peronally checked in with each of us throughout the event and it felt less like a class (though I also learned a lot of techniques and ingredient knowledge!!!) and more like I was cooking together with friends, though I had never met anyone else in my event! It was wonderful, especially amidst the reality of so many other ticketed events that I was looking forward to this summer being cancelled. I can't believe the value and the charitable initiative behind this event. I left feeling so uplifted, and learned. Can't thank you enough for this event, Frankie! So wonderful, highly recommend!!
I have already recommended to my family and friends to keep an eye out for future Zoom cooking experiences with Frankie! It was incredible for so many reasons. Frankie peronally ch…
Bobby
August 2020
Can not recommend this enough. Frankie was an amazing and gracious host; made the class interactive, inclusive, and entertaining. Food was 10/10. Don't pass this up.
Zack
August 2020
Frankie makes this personal for the class and you truly get to interact while the class cooking is happening. This was exactly the type of interaction We wanted from the experience. Great date night for my wife and I.
Andrew
August 2020
Frankie is wonderful! If you ever have a chance to watch his videos, he presents his recipes in a way that is easy to comprehend. He gives you a brief history behind each dish and gives cooks from all skill levels the confidence to prepare a fine meal on their own. I can’t recommend him enough!
Frankie is wonderful! If you ever have a chance to watch his videos, he presents his recipes in a way that is easy to comprehend. He gives you a brief history behind each dish and…
Erika
July 2020
A fun experience! Struggle Meals always makes the viewer feel like you are getting a personalized cooking lesson and allows you to feel connected and engaged in the experience, and Frankie brought all of his energy and love of cooking to the experience while making sure to connect with each of his guests. We were able to ask questions and receive top-notch advice. His passion shone through! I'm glad I participated!
A fun experience! Struggle Meals always makes the viewer feel like you are getting a personalized cooking lesson and allows you to feel connected and engaged in the experience, and…
Robin
July 2020
If you have an opportunity to cook with Frankie then just do it. Buy the ticket and have an amazing experience! I had so much fun and the food was fabulous!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

★ Please arrive to class with the chicken marinated and your oven preheated to 425ºF/220ºC.
★ If you have any questions, or missing any of the ingredients don't hesitate to reach out!
★ Get ready to have fun and learn!