Samantha

357 have dabbled | 26 reviews
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5.0 | 26 reviews

Samantha

357 have dabbled | 26 reviews
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5.0 | 26 reviews
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Chef Samantha

Chicago native Chef Sam considers herself a professional eater. Her career as a sushi chef started 6 years ago and in that short time she has had the opportunity to work under the best sushi chefs in the city, including working at a prominent sushi restaurant located in Downtown Chicago. She also spent 4 years as a private chef, where she gains skills in teaching and food education.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Chicago native Chef Sam considers herself a professional eater. Her career as a sushi chef started 6 years ago and in that short time she has had the opportunity to work under the best sushi chefs in the city, including working at a prominent sushi restaurant located in Downtown Chicago. She also spent 4 years as a private chef, where she gains skills in teaching and food education.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Hemali S.
    Reviewed on 01/06/19

    This class was awesome! We were able to learn how to make maki rolls and given the opportunity to make and eat our creation.

    This class was awesome! We were able to learn how to make maki rolls and given the opportunity to make and eat our creation.

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    Megan C.
    Reviewed on 01/06/19

    This class was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The class is set up in the Main Room which has an indoor greenhouse in it which I thought was kind of cool. Our instructor was very kind, energetic, informative, and punctual. We each got 2-3 rolls that we made ourselves and she provides all ingredients, you just bring your booze! We loved it. It was a great anniversary celebration.

    This class was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The class is set up in the Main Room which has an indoor greenhouse in it which I thought was kind of cool. Our instructor was very kind, energetic, informative, and punctual. We each got 2-3 rolls that we made ourselves and she provides all ingredients, you just bring your booze! We loved it. It was a great anniversary celebration.

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    Elizabeth R.
    Reviewed on 05/09/18

    Chef Samantha was an awesome teacher and super friendly! The bf and I really enjoyed her class and she was very personable and gave us one on one attention and tips. The class itself consisted of about 14 people and it was nice chatting with our classmates as well, everyone seemed to have a great time. The BYOB aspect was great and she provided us with cups and a bottle opener. We made a ton of pasta so make sure you bring a container with you.

    Chef Samantha was an awesome teacher and super friendly! The bf and I really enjoyed her class and she was very personable and gave us one on one attention and tips. The class itself consisted of about 14 people and it was nice chatting with our classmates as well, everyone seemed to have a great time. The BYOB aspect was great and she provided us with cups and a bottle opener. We made a ton of pasta so make sure you bring a container with you.

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    Alexandra H.
    Reviewed on 02/16/18

    We had fun making sushi and meeting other couples at this event! A fun, chill experience overall.

    We had fun making sushi and meeting other couples at this event! A fun, chill experience overall.

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    Misha T.
    Reviewed on 02/12/18

    I really enjoyed this class and had a very pleasant first dabble experience! Samantha was very sweet and a helped us learn how to make gnocchi - which ended up being very delicious and a great dinner. It was my first time making pasta and Samantha was very helpful and attentive. The class was located at a basement studio apt space that used for classes - it was nice and clean and Samantha created a nice ambiance with music and lighting ( maybe suggest turning the heat down a bit as it was a little hot in the beginning). It's a great couples or small group activity- even though i went with a friend and we had a great time! Definitely learned something useful that I can take back with me and impress my friends with a gnocchi dinner!

    I really enjoyed this class and had a very pleasant first dabble experience! Samantha was very sweet and a helped us learn how to make gnocchi - which ended up being very delicious and a great dinner. It was my first time making pasta and Samantha was very helpful and attentive. The class was located at a basement studio apt space that used for classes - it was nice and clean and Samantha created a nice ambiance with music and lighting ( maybe suggest turning the heat down a bit as it was a little hot in the beginning). It's a great couples or small group activity- even though i went with a friend and we had a great time! Definitely learned something useful that I can take back with me and impress my friends with a gnocchi dinner!

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    Victoria S.
    Reviewed on 02/09/18

    This class was so great! Chef Samantha was a fabulous and fun instructor, and the vibe of the class was laid back and enjoyable. I feel confident in my ability to make gnocchi and impress with the results! I'd highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning basic yet impressive pasta-making skills and having lots of fun while doing it.

    This class was so great! Chef Samantha was a fabulous and fun instructor, and the vibe of the class was laid back and enjoyable. I feel confident in my ability to make gnocchi and impress with the results! I'd highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning basic yet impressive pasta-making skills and having lots of fun while doing it.

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    Sam M.
    Reviewed on 01/22/18

    This is such a great class! I was surprised how well my sushi rolls came out after following her directions. Samantha does a lot of the prep work so you don't have to cook the rice or chop the veggies during the class, but she also demonstrates how to do all those steps so you're prepared to do it on your own later.

    This is such a great class! I was surprised how well my sushi rolls came out after following her directions. Samantha does a lot of the prep work so you don't have to cook the rice or chop the veggies during the class, but she also demonstrates how to do all those steps so you're prepared to do it on your own later.

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    Michelle R.
    Reviewed on 12/29/17

    This class was a great introduction to making sushi. We had a lot of fun and gained confidence with acquiring supplies and making our own rolls. Samantha is a wonderful and knowledgeable host - we will seek out more classes with her.

    This class was a great introduction to making sushi. We had a lot of fun and gained confidence with acquiring supplies and making our own rolls. Samantha is a wonderful and knowledgeable host - we will seek out more classes with her.

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    Micheli J.
    Reviewed on 12/08/17

    Sam was a great teacher and was very hands on in teaching us. She kept the class engaged all throughout, and we had fun with her and the other couple taking her class. It was a great date night activity.

    Sam was a great teacher and was very hands on in teaching us. She kept the class engaged all throughout, and we had fun with her and the other couple taking her class. It was a great date night activity.

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    Pauline M.
    Reviewed on 11/07/17

    We had a wonderful time making gnocchi with Chef Samantha! When we arrived, we weren't sure what to expect - but we were delighted to see that all of our supplies were ready. The beer and wine flowed freely! The class had a blast getting to know one another and learning how to make those delicious explosions of yumminess. I enjoyed hearing about Chef Samantha's commitment to using local foods and it was really cool to know we were using locally sourced ingredients. Come hungry because you get to eat what you make (or save it for later if you want).

    We had a wonderful time making gnocchi with Chef Samantha! When we arrived, we weren't sure what to expect - but we were delighted to see that all of our supplies were ready. The beer and wine flowed freely! The class had a blast getting to know one another and learning how to make those delicious explosions of yumminess. I enjoyed hearing about Chef Samantha's commitment to using local foods and it was really cool to know we were using locally sourced ingredients. Come hungry because you get to eat what you make (or save it for later if you want).

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    Kaitlyn D.
    Reviewed on 06/19/17

    We had an absolute blast! There was a bit of a mixup on Dabble's part of sending out the correct address, but the teacher was super efficient and friendly and the whole class just 'rolled with it' - terrible pun but great experience!

    We had an absolute blast! There was a bit of a mixup on Dabble's part of sending out the correct address, but the teacher was super efficient and friendly and the whole class just 'rolled with it' - terrible pun but great experience!

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    Elizabeth I.
    Reviewed on 05/08/17

    The class itself was okay. However, all participants were sent to the wrong location, and therefore, the class time was basically cut in half. The instructor handled this very well once all had arrived at the correct location. I am uncertain of whether this was an error on dabbles part or on the instructors part.

    The class itself was okay. However, all participants were sent to the wrong location, and therefore, the class time was basically cut in half. The instructor handled this very well once all had arrived at the correct location. I am uncertain of whether this was an error on dabbles part or on the instructors part.

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    Joseph M.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    Chef Samantha was great! She created a very fun, positive atmosphere. The class was an intimate 8 people, so the chef had time to instruct each attendee one-on-one, which was great. She had an abundance of fresh ingredients and did a great job of managing the class and keeping the rhythm moving as we only had an hour to enjoy the art of sushi making. Thanks for a great class and a great experience.

    Chef Samantha was great! She created a very fun, positive atmosphere. The class was an intimate 8 people, so the chef had time to instruct each attendee one-on-one, which was great. She had an abundance of fresh ingredients and did a great job of managing the class and keeping the rhythm moving as we only had an hour to enjoy the art of sushi making. Thanks for a great class and a great experience.

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    Alex L.
    Reviewed on 01/23/17

    The class was a great experience. Very fun and knowledgeable teacher (Samantha). Great date night in the city.

    The class was a great experience. Very fun and knowledgeable teacher (Samantha). Great date night in the city.

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    Sherry Y.
    Reviewed on 01/17/17

    Samantha is a great teacher and we had a lot of fun!

    Samantha is a great teacher and we had a lot of fun!

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    Elyse V.
    Reviewed on 01/16/17

    I loved this class! Samantha fit so much information in for a one hour class, and left us ample time to practice rolling sushi ourselves. I also loved the chill atmosphere of being in an apartment. I previously thought that making sushi at home was something I could never master - this gave me the confidence to try it on my own.

    I loved this class! Samantha fit so much information in for a one hour class, and left us ample time to practice rolling sushi ourselves. I also loved the chill atmosphere of being in an apartment. I previously thought that making sushi at home was something I could never master - this gave me the confidence to try it on my own.

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    Jasmine N.
    Reviewed on 01/02/17

    Do you love sushi? Do you want to learn how to make it at home in a fun & relaxed atmosphere? Then this is the class for you. Learn the basic ingredients and then roll, roll, roll your way to deliciousness! chef Samantha is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I went by myself - but this would make a great date night activity!

    Do you love sushi? Do you want to learn how to make it at home in a fun & relaxed atmosphere? Then this is the class for you. Learn the basic ingredients and then roll, roll, roll your way to deliciousness! chef Samantha is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I went by myself - but this would make a great date night activity!

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    Ben K.
    Reviewed on 01/01/17

    Fun class, good teacher, lots of food. Could have used more instruction on the preparation of the sushi

    Fun class, good teacher, lots of food. Could have used more instruction on the preparation of the sushi

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    Marette F.
    Reviewed on 01/01/17

    I thought it would be super difficult to make sushi, but Chef Samantha explained everything (and showed me again even) to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. I was able to make three different rolls and could experiment with different ingredients she had for us. She also has to-go containers, which was a nice touch.

    I thought it would be super difficult to make sushi, but Chef Samantha explained everything (and showed me again even) to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. I was able to make three different rolls and could experiment with different ingredients she had for us. She also has to-go containers, which was a nice touch.

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    Kateland G.
    Reviewed on 07/01/16

    My dog is a very picky eater, and he loved these treats! It was great to learn how to make healthy treats at home. Plus, I got to bring my pup. He got to run around and play with Samantha's dog and the other students' dogs while we were baking. He loved being able to taste test everyone's treats, too! ;)

    My dog is a very picky eater, and he loved these treats! It was great to learn how to make healthy treats at home. Plus, I got to bring my pup. He got to run around and play with Samantha's dog and the other students' dogs while we were baking. He loved being able to taste test everyone's treats, too! ;)

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    Jessy L.
    Reviewed on 07/01/16

    We had so much fun at Chef Sam's dog treat class! We being my dog and me :) I've been wanting to learn how to make homemade, healthy treats for a long time and this was the perfect introduction. It was hosted in her super cute and spacious apartment in Lakeview, and the small class size made it easy to get all my questions answered and help when I needed it (I'm not a baker... I can barely cook). It was fun, informative and I'd definitely take a class from her again!

    We had so much fun at Chef Sam's dog treat class! We being my dog and me :) I've been wanting to learn how to make homemade, healthy treats for a long time and this was the perfect introduction. It was hosted in her super cute and spacious apartment in Lakeview, and the small class size made it easy to get all my questions answered and help when I needed it (I'm not a baker... I can barely cook). It was fun, informative and I'd definitely take a class from her again!

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    Sarah C.
    Reviewed on 04/17/16

    This was a great class! Samantha was very kinda and helpful. And I messed up my sushi roll terribly but she helped me fix it :) I definitely recommend taking this class!

    This was a great class! Samantha was very kinda and helpful. And I messed up my sushi roll terribly but she helped me fix it :) I definitely recommend taking this class!

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    Natalie M.
    Reviewed on 04/13/16

    Four ladies and I took a class with Samantha as a part of my sister's bachelorette party. It was a blast and a highlight of the evening for us. We brought ingredients to make pisco sour cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed Samantha's great instruction in sushi-making. She began by giving us a tutorial on making sushi rolls and then gave us some additional tips as we made our own. We each made at least three yummy rolls and had leftovers to take home. She used a very tasty blue crab stuffing in addition to many pre-chopped veggies! She went the extra mile to make our celebration special and snapped a few group photos of us to commemorate the time together!

    Four ladies and I took a class with Samantha as a part of my sister's bachelorette party. It was a blast and a highlight of the evening for us. We brought ingredients to make pisco sour cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed Samantha's great instruction in sushi-making. She began by giving us a tutorial on making sushi rolls and then gave us some additional tips as we made our own. We each made at least three yummy rolls and had leftovers to take home. She used a very tasty blue crab stuffing in addition to many pre-chopped veggies! She went the extra mile to make our celebration special and snapped a few group photos of us to commemorate the time together!

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    Julia A.
    Reviewed on 02/15/16

    Had a wonderful time learning how to make sushi with Chef Sam! Excellent demo-ing and instructing– very approachable. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience!

    Had a wonderful time learning how to make sushi with Chef Sam! Excellent demo-ing and instructing– very approachable. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience!

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    Justin T.
    Reviewed on 02/15/16

    Boyfriend and I went for the sushi making class. Loved the instructor and the setting was odd, but cozy. Would definitely recommend it. Good introduction to sushi making before you want to to spend a lot of money on other classes.

    Boyfriend and I went for the sushi making class. Loved the instructor and the setting was odd, but cozy. Would definitely recommend it. Good introduction to sushi making before you want to to spend a lot of money on other classes.

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    Cynthia R.
    Reviewed on 02/07/16

    We arrived at 522 Envy and were warmly welcomed by Chef Samantha and the owner of the store, Kristie. At first, we were the only two in the class, later a third joined us. I thought that was disappointing at first but turned out to our advantage, we got a lot of individual attention and all our questions were answered. We had lots of fun with the bubbly women. We also left with lots of sushi to bring home to the men in our family!

    We arrived at 522 Envy and were warmly welcomed by Chef Samantha and the owner of the store, Kristie. At first, we were the only two in the class, later a third joined us. I thought that was disappointing at first but turned out to our advantage, we got a lot of individual attention and all our questions were answered. We had lots of fun with the bubbly women. We also left with lots of sushi to bring home to the men in our family!

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