About this experience

Join Maria Elia as she redefines the flavours we associate with Greece. Together with Chef Maria, you will adventure into inventive flavour combinations, using Greek ingredients in a contemporary style. The dishes you will create are a dive into Maria’s favorite memories.

Smashing Plates' Greek Flavours Redefined

What to expect

You and Chef Maria Elia will meet in your kitchen (over video chat) to cook, taste, share stories, and acquire valuable skills that will last well beyond your time together.


This Delicious Experience is not a pre-recorded cooking video, big Zoom gathering, or the kind of online course where your eyes glaze over; it is a one-of-a-kind private experience where you will work together with Chef Maria Elia to create something amazing in your kitchen.


After booking, you will communicate with the chef to adapt the experience and menu to your tastes and interests, then receive a customized ingredients list.


Prior to your online cooking class we will provide you with a Zoom link and any assistance you may need to connect to the experience from your laptop, tablet, or phone.

Connect up to 2 screens to share the experience with friends or family. Contact us for discounted rates on additional screens.

Chef Maria Elia

Meet Chef Maria Elia

After making a name for herself heading up the kitchens at Delfina and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, including stages at El Bulli and Arzak, Maria was headhunted to open a restaurant in California within a 5-star boutique resort, where she created a unique fresh and eclectic Greek Californian cuisine, gaining rave reviews. Now based in London, where she writes, cooks, teaches and has established herself as a consultant in demand, designing concepts for restaurant start-ups and various projects around the globe. Author of three award-winning books: The Modern Vegetarian, Full of Flavour, and Smashing Plates, which draws on her Anglo-Greek heritage, redefining Greek cuisine as we know it! In between projects Maria can be found cooking her ‘Smashing Plates’ residency at Great Guns Social SE1.

2.5 hours
Travel Tastes
Skill level
Casual Cook

Ready for a Delicious Experience with Chef Maria Elia?