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What People Say about Paula

Chef Paula recently catered our Father’s Celebration of Life. There were so many compliments we received on the food. Not only was everything delicious, the presentation was stunning. Chef Paula was also very accommodating, helpful and was always available to answer our questions promptly. I would like to give her 6 stars instead of 5.

Renae Spurrier Oct 19th, 2022

I first tried one of Paula’s classes at the start of this pandemic when eating out wasn’t an option and I couldn’t cook to save my life! Paula has given me the confidence to cook and love the kitchen while tasting the flavours of the world with her cooking classes. From appetizers, drinks, meals and dessert I’ve learned so much and my entire family enjoys every bite. We’ve grown to love her vegetarian classes but also tried her gourmet classes. We’ve also ordered meals/catering for birthdays from her and her Macha sauce you gotta try!

Jennifer David Jul, 15th, 2022

I took Gourmet Class with Chet Paula and it was outstanding experience as usual. The Salmon and Pasta were unique and elegant. More than three herbs used. Thanks Paula!

Livier Tapia Jan 30th, 2022

Paula is a dynamic creative and talented chef. Her knowledge in food and the passion she invests in her dishes turns into delicious meals for her customers.

Elvia J Jan 17th, 2022

I have the pleasure of utilizing Paula’s services and products; from weekly meals, salsas (Salsa Trio & El Rudo Salsa Macha) to online cooking classes and I can only say FANTASTIC things about her. The weekly meals are godsend for any hectic household. You save yourself from the cooking husle with the knowledge that the whole family will like it and the feeling of a home made dish. The salsas are delicious, have that Mexican taste and are addicted. And last but not least, the online classes have changed how I cook. Not only for the day you take the class but going forward. I now consider, use and see ingredients and spices with a different approach. I have so much fun when taking the classes as you interact with everyone besides being able to ask questions to the Chef. Learning how to prep, cook, cut, mix, use substitutes… well,…

Lorena Perry Dec 14th, 2021

I highly recommend Paula Zavala. She’s a great chef and her food is delicious! Paula is also very professional and does an amazing job as a caterer. And if you need some cooking lessons, you’ll learn great tips from her. She is absolutely amazing!

Georgina Tobias Dec 10th, 2021

Paula led a great virtual cooking class for my family all across Ontario. That class moved at a nice pace, turned out delicious, and Paula gave us time to chat through the class. Would love to do another class some day!

Andrea Snider Dec 1st, 2021

We had an amazing online virtual cooking experience with Paula. Thank you for a fun, easy to follow class. Our friends and family ending the evening sharing a DELICIOUS meal. It was AWESOME

Deborah Childs Oct 23rd, 2021

I have been taking vegetarian and gourmet virtual cooking classes with Chef Paula Zavala for over a year which I continue to thoroughly enjoy! I have found her to be inspiring, fun, versatile and supportive which has contributed to a positive learning experience of various types of cuisine. I have also purchased her El Rudo Salsa Macha and mexican dishes which are delicious.

Anne Chandler Oct 19th, 2021

Paula’s cooking classes are excellent. Nutritious and delicious recipes with easy to find ingredients. My kids have participated in various classes and we have been impressed with the results. Classes are fun, interactive and provide a safe environment for kids to learn the love of cooking

A GF Sep 18th, 2021

Chef Paula Zavala hosts impressive corporate and private virtual events. Her cooking classes are top notch, fun and highly entertaining. She is charming and so laid back! Thank you Paula, we had a wonderful time. I can’t wait for our summer meet!

Giovanna Chavez Sep 15th, 2021

I recently attended one of Paula’s virtual cooking classes. The class was fantastic and easy to follow, especially if you do it with your family/friends. The food was incredible and wasn’t complicated so made for a fun evening. She welcomes questions and interacts with everyone in the class so it is a good way to learn new cooking skills. If you are looking for some ideas for the kitchen or just a great activity to do at home I would highly recommend.

K Hickling Sep 3rd, 2021

Chef Paula has created a much needed outlet during Covid. Providing a vast array of not only different dishes, but dishes from a variety of cultures, no two classes are the same. She provides vegetarian specific classes as well. All sessions are fun, interactive and delicious. Plus you get to meet other people that have an interest in learning cooking techniques and looking to expand their flavor pallet.

Ben Perry Aug 23, 2021

Thank you so much Paula for such an incredible evening. Paula led a charity cooking night on behalf of Lupus Canada and it was an amazing success. Through her virtual classes, she has this ability to make you feel like you are in the room cooking with her! She is very engaging and provides so many tips for preparing her meals. My entire family was assisting with the meal preparation and we all thought the food was so delicious. We will for sure be joining in her future cooking classes.

Ariana Ranjbar June 12, 2021

I would say the experience was completely collaborative, the ideas and recipes were original, creative and delicious. Paula lit up the stage when featured at the International Food and Wine show in Toronto.  It was a pleasure to work with chef Paula, she was professional and has a great talent to adapt to many business requests and bring her own flare to every recipe and presentation. Brandie

Brandie Daicoff April, 20, 2021

Today’s class was so much fun and the dishes were out of this world! Reg could not stop talking about the deliciousness of the many flavours we enjoyed tonight! Thanks so much @Paula Zavala Chef!

Lorena A. November 7, 2020

The family has really fell in love with Paula’s cooking classes. Didn’t jump on board at first but after first class – I was HOOKED! I’m now up to three classes a week – all different, gourmet, everyday, kids and teens. It’s been so much fun, I had seriously never had so much fun cooking and my family of 5 so excited to eat! I will continue to join each week – I love the tricks and tips and the why and how! Especially during these times it’s been important for a new social outlet – but be sure – I’ll be signing up even when new normal begins.

Brandie Daicoff May 26, 2020

Dear Paula, yesterday’s gourmet cooking class was amazing. My whole family enjoyed making the dishes at the same time with you. Your classes are fun, relaxing and full of tips and great recipes. The Thai menu from yesterdays class was fantastic. Congratulations!

A. Portales May 24, 2020

Paula’s virtual cooking classes have given us the opportunity to learn a new skill and to develop more confidence in preparing delicious meals together as a family.

Laura P. Mijares May 6, 2020

Our 11 & 13 year olds have discovered a love for cooking through Paula’s teen online cooking classes. Simple and delicious recipes that are beyond their mom and dad’s kitchen skills. Definitely give one a try!

Sarah Arcand May 1st, 2020

Paula was recommended to me by a friend and I have been using her weekly meal services for about 2 years now. Not only is she a create cook but she is a wonderful person. Her weekly meal plans cater to all dietary restrictions. It also helps that her portions and costs are amazing and affordable for the freshly cooked meals provided. Furthermore, Paula is also very accommodating with offering meals that may not be on the menu for that week. Additionally I have catered through Paula and likewise I’ve received positive and great feedback from family and friends. Many have gone on to place orders after tasting her food. My husband is always raving on how tasty her cooking is. My son always asks me why I am not able to cook as good as her. My personal favorite is her Chick Pea Burgers, I would highly recommend you…

Lisa Maadanian April 2020

Private cooking classes with Paula are great! She makes cooking so fun and entertaining, even for kids! My boys and myself have had such a great experience when doing her private lessons with our friends. Her recipes are delicious and easy to follow and the best part, dinner is ready after the class!! I highly recommend her classes and her catering services as well. Her food is amazing!

Mayling Hurtado April, 29, 2020

Hi Paula! I just wanted to say thank you again for yesterday!! Everyone loved the food and it was all so perfect!!!! You and Tony were fantastic and I can’t wait to plan something else! Nothing yet but I am sure I’ll figure it out soon 🙂 Talk to you soon!

Vanessa June 3, 2019

Paula did an amazing job! We were neither able to meet Paula, nor to talk to her on the phone, and still she absolutely nailed it. She came to the venue with her team, set everything up with barely any supervision necessary, and she served her delicious food. We had an incredibly hard time choosing from the many options she provided us beforehand, as they all sounded extremely tasty. Paula always replied to our mails within couple hours and she always was very understanding and helpful. I would definitely recommend her. She’ll make your event perfect!

Cedric and Yevheniia

“Now this people, is what you call service! Thank you Paula for catering last night’s event. Your passion for what you do shines through your work. You came and really outdid yourself. We look forward to working with you in the future”

Tandem Media

“Thank you Paula for making our mother’s birthday so special! The food and presentation was fabulous!”


“If you would like to enjoy authentic Mexican food, try Paula’s Guacamole or her amazing “taquitos”. Her food is really tasty and it really feels like you are eating homemade food. Congratulations Paula!”

Marta Smith November 5, 2019

“Thanks for the food you made for us, it was probably the best Thanksgiving dinner I’ve ever had”

K. Langerfield October 15, 2019

“Just a note of congratulations and gratitude for your beautiful catering of Kunle and Catalina’s wedding celebration. Thank you for your commitment in doing such a great job. The congrats and compliments keep on coming every day!”

P. Owolabi May 2018

“Exceptional food, service and every detail is covered for you! I highly recommend Paula!”

Shawna Parr Feb 19, 2018

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