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Greek Cooking Online with Despina

at The League of Kitchens

Embark on a virtual culinary journey to Greece as you learn the secrets of making fragrant keftedes, tzatziki sauce, and xoriatiki salata from a passionate Greek home cook. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and traditions of Greek cuisine, and connect with fellow food enthusiasts in a virtual dinner party. Get ready to create a delicious Greek feast, guided by Despina's expertise and family recipes.

Course Details
Price $60
Start Date

Sat, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

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Location Virtual Learning
Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 13
System Requirements

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery

All Online cooking classes include interactive cooking instruction, a virtual dinner party, a packet with the instructor's family recipes, and a video recording of the class. Since the price is per device, feel free to invite your partner, kids, or roommates to join!

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this culinary class:

Learn to make fragrant keftedes (Greek meatballs), tzatziki sauce, and xoriatiki salata (a traditional Greek salad)!

Since Despina can’t physically welcome you into her home, she wants to do so virtually!

Our online classes are designed to be special, meaningful opportunities to share cooking, culture, and connection--just like our real life experiences. We want you to cook along, and we promise there will be plenty of time for questions, conversation, and stories. It will all end with a virtual dinner party where you'll get to share in the fruits of your labor, apart, but together!

In this 2.5 hour interactive online experience Despina will guide you through making three of her family recipes: keftedes (delicious and tender meatballs flavored with fresh mint, onion, and parmesan cheese), along with a tart and creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki. You will then learn Despina’s secrets to making the best Greek salad you’ve ever had, made with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, olives, oregano, and a simple vinaigrette..

Here’s how it works:

  • After registration you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link, shopping list, equipment list, and recipe packet.
  • At the scheduled time of your class, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your class live! Afterwards, you will receive a link to a video recording of your class that you can revisit at your leisure.

Shopping List for This Class:

  • 1 ¼ lb ground beef
  • 2 small English cucumbers
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • Fresh garlic
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill, or dried
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ cup Bread crumbs
  • Grated Parmesan
  • All-purpose flour
  • 3 plum or vine-ripe tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • 8 Kalamata olives
  • Olive oil
  • Canola Oil (or another oil for frying the meatballs)
  • Lemon juice
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper

Note: All Online cooking classes include interactive cooking instruction, a virtual dinner party, a packet with the instructor's family recipes, and a video recording of the class. Since the price is per device, feel free to invite your partner, kids, or roommates to join!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

  • If you cancel 13 business days before your workshop you will receive a full credit, which you can apply to another workshop.
  • After that, you may send someone else in your place (we ask you to notify us in advance if you're doing this).
In the rare event that an instructor needs to cancel last minute, students will receive a refund. We do not otherwise offer refunds.

Reviews of Classes at The League of Kitchens (76)

(4.7-star rating across 76 reviews)
  • Greek Cooking Online with Despina

    Reviewed by CAMILLE W. on 6/30/2021
    I really enjoy learning ethnic cuisine from people who are from the actual place. It was lovely to learn authentic Greek cooking from a native of Greece. Loved the recipes and chatting with Despina and her daughter/granddaughter? Would like to take another class from Despina.
  • Greek Cooking Online with Despina

    Anonymous review on 12/28/2020
    The instructor was delightful, sharing some of her own family stories and history of Greek food.
  • Greek Cooking Online with Despina

    Reviewed by Melanie D. on 9/21/2020
    I loved cooking with Despina! Delicious recipes that were easy to execute and use everyday, fresh ingredients. Have recommended to all my friends and look forward to taking another course soon!! Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
  • Greek Cooking Online with Despina

    Anonymous review on 12/6/2022
  • Greek Cooking Online with Despina

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