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Modern Ukrainian fusion cuisine!

Kiev, UkrainePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Olga

2 hours
Ukrainian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Russian, English

What you'll do

We will bake a Polessian strudel using my grandmother's ancient recipe. But there's a catch: you will design the filling to your taste, savory or sweet! We provide mushrooms with onion and seasonal herbs or sweet cottage cheese with cherry, raisins, nuts, cinnamon and/or poppy seeds prepared the way you want it! However, we know your creativity does not stop here. More assorted toppings and ingredients to customize the fillings are provided. Both base options are vegetarian-friendly.

After this we will prepare a craft lemonade also catered to your tastes. Any combination of lime, lemon, orange or tangerine with mint, basil or rosmarine is possible so do not be afraid to experiment! We will use freshly carbonated water and you can add alcohol you bring with you.

And finally, the highlight of the day: homemade icecream customized with your choice of 5 ingredients frozen with the power of science! (that is, liquid nitrogen) Regular dairy or coconut cream versions available.

Everyone will get a chance to express their personal culinary touch in their unique dishes and I will be there to guide you when needed. Don't worry, you don't need any previous qualifications! I will suggest which options combine well and what could be a viable replacement. Being a chef is more art than science and with our powers combined, success is ensured!

The entire process will take about one and a half hours after which we will taste our creations together, discuss and share a lot of good emotions!

When possible, we source our ingredients locally and make sure they are organic & pesticide-free.

The instruction by the chef is provided in Russian or Ukrainian and a qualified translator will be there to help our English or German speaking guests.
Other things to note
We will cook using hygienic gloves and observe all sanitary precautions. The temperature in the room is always comfortable thanks to the AC system. If you wish, you can grab the food to go instead of eating it inside.
We will bake a Polessian strudel using my grandmother's ancient recipe. But there's a catch: you will design the filling to your taste, savory or sweet! We provide mushrooms with onion and seasonal herbs or sweet cottage cheese with cherry, raisins, nuts, cinnamon and/or poppy seeds prepared the way you want it! However, we know your creativity does not stop here. More assorted toppings and ingredients to customize the fillings are provided. Both…

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What's included

  • Food
    All required ingredients for cooking the food
  • Drinks
    We will prepare (non-)alcoholic cocktails and you will be provided with cof...
  • Equipment
    All needed equipment as well as aprons for shielding your clothes are provi...
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/ person
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Meet your host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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I am a chef and pastry chef with a 20-year history. All these years were spent learning new techniques in Kyiv's various restaurants and 5 years ago the time has come for me to start sharing my knowledge, experience and passion with others in a culinary studio environment which I warmly invite you to join!
I travel a lot and every new place gives me recipes and histories of local dishes to work with. They are joined by a colossal repository of old family recipes from my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Some ancient recipes are reinvigorated by modern touches such as homemade ice cream cooled by liquid nitrogen!
I am a chef and pastry chef with a 20-year history. All these years were spent learning new techniques in Kyiv's various restaurants and 5 years ago the time has come for me to start sharing my knowledge, experience and passion with others in a culinary studio environment which I warmly invite you to join!
I travel a lot and every new place gives me recipes and histories of local dishes to work with. They are joined by a colossal repository of old family recipes from my mother, grandmother…
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Where you'll be

We will cook in a well-equipped culinary studio. There is a large table for the cooking, stoves, stovetops and fridges. There are also separate tables for the tasting of prepared food. The studio has a loft design and there are plenty of good places to take memorable photos.
Joseph
August 2019
Olga showed me some of the local Ukrainian cuisine. It was a wonderful experience and quite tasty. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would definitely recommend this as something to do while in Kiev.
Paul
June 2019
This was a lovely thing to do. Olga was professional and friendly throughout. The kitchen we used was well equipped and comfortable. She took me through how to prepare the dishes and each one was really fun to prepare. I got to choose how I wanted the dish to taste to my liking and eat it later. I thought this experience itself was good value and was definitely one of the highlights of my stay in Kiev. If I’m ever back in Kiev I would definitely take more lessons and culinary experiences with this company. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Highly recommend
This was a lovely thing to do. Olga was professional and friendly throughout. The kitchen we used was well equipped and comfortable. She took me through how to prepare the dishes a…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Pescatarian
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Soy-free
Fish allergy
Vegan
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

A bright mood :-)

You can bring an alcoholic drink