Vinod K. Lohtia ccc.

Vinod K. Lohtia ccc. Personal Chef /Culinary Teacher / Culinary Tours / Food Educator


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Reply Chef Vinod
3:17 PM on June 28, 2017 
'Thank you to Chef Vinod for a wonderful private dinner and cooking class to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. Our guests had so much fun and learned a great deal about Indian cooking at the same time. There were lots of laughs, which made for a fun and relaxed evening which is just what I had hoped for. The meal was fantastic and enjoyed by all. We would highly recommend Chef Vinod to anyone considering a private dinner and/or cooking class. It was an amazing experience'. Alison Adams.
Reply Chef Vinod
11:57 AM on June 28, 2017 
" It was great to do the prep work and then have the whole class watch how it is done. Great food & instruction. Chef Vinod created a very welcoming atmosphere."
Cooking Class

"I have previously taken a class from chef Vinod - good sense of humour and knowledge."
Cooking Class

"Lots of information and insights - friendly, informed instructor. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
Cooking Class

"Vinod was very friendly and offered tips. Very fun class and presented well, love the hands on experience, very thorough instructions, and class was interesting",
Cooking Class

" I went with my girlfriend to Chef Vinod's cooking class as part of her sister's birthday present. We had a great time learning to cook authentic Indian cuisine with Chef Vinod. He welcomed us into his lovely home and showed us how to make a variety of delicious items. My personal favorites were the vegetable curry and saffron rice. From the moment we arrived Chef Vinod was very professional. He had a menu laid out for us and all the prep work done. His recipes were easy to follow and the end result was fantastic. After (at least) a 90 minute lesson we had a chance to eat the meal he showed us how to make and socialize a bit with the chef. Overall it was a great way to spend the afternoon and a really fun birthday idea. I have even made a few of the recipes at home since the lesson with great success! Thanks Chef Vinod "

"My whole life I have been interested in cooking and baking. Born and raised in Germany I had great opportunity to taste and cook tasty food. As I am getting older, I am eating less and therefore spend more attention to healthy ingredients without chemicals. As much as possible i make everything from scratch. I also enjoy decorationing the food I am cooking. Presentation is very important to me. . I have taken Chef Vinod's class last night at Planet Organic and enjoyed it very much. Just the smell of heated herbs, eating home made yoghurt etc increased my desire to learn more about Indien cooking. I also liked the teaching method of Chef Vinod - how he is teaching out of the experience with his treasured mother and now wife. A great feeling of energy!"

" My first class was amazing! It was fun, and the food was super yummy! And best of all I learned to make my favorite East Indian dish....Butter Chicken! Chef Vino was extremely knowledgeable but very down to earth and approachable. His passion for his food is apparent! I will be taking more classes for sure!"

"My class with Chef Vino was both enjoyable and informative. He's a real character! We made Tandoori Chicken as well as Butter Chicken. It was surprisingly simple but the taste far exceeded any expectation I had. The blend of spices and flavours of each dish was decadent and the spicyness was perfect!! Looking forward to expanding my knowledge in future sessions wih Chef Vino!! "
Glenn Towsend

" My wife and I started attending Chef Vinod's evening classes at Planet Organic Market (Edmonton Southside) more than two years ago. We have missed very few classes over the years and regret any we miss. Chef Vinod is always well prepared and presents a very professional class. Recently he has been "Cooking around India", focusing on a specific region for each class." His entertaining manner and engaging personality comes through in every class, making the evenings extremely enjoyable. Tasting the results at the end of each class is the "Icing on the cake"!
Bob / Susanne
Reply Chef Vinod
11:54 AM on June 28, 2017 
We all had a wonderful time. Everyone has commented that it was a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent and the participation and instruction was just right. Thank you. Kara
Private Cooking Class

we had great time. It was fun, entertaining & informative. Vinod is a great instructor.
Cooking South African way

I loved the extremely knowledgeable & self esteem building.
cooking south African way

Vinod had great stories. Very patient man.
Val hallick
Cooking class

Vinod did a fantastic job keeping in touch w/entire group. Kept things interesting and had provided good tips & tricks. Very knowledgeable. Enjoy the class.
Fresh Pastas & Sauces

" I very much enjoyed the class. Lots of good tips & ideas in cooking the sauces and pastas. I would take another class with Vinod".
Marnie K.,
Fresh Pasta & Endless Sauces

The staff from NAIT's Medical Radiologic Technology program had a team building cooking class with Vinod! It was educational, fun and most of all the food was delicious! thanks for a great class Vinod!
NAIT Staff
Team Building Success
Reply Chef Vinod
11:52 AM on June 28, 2017 
" I had a fantastic holiday: it exceeded all my expections. It's much more than a culinary tour:t here's sightseeing, shopping in interesting markets, learning the culture and India's history, and experience the hospitality of friendly people. The hotels are extremely luxurious,and service is first class. I ate Indian food for 15 days and I've never done that before. I rode a camel for first time, too. We had a lot of fun. Chef Vinod has very good contacts in India and is well-known, and he ensures that everything on tour runs smoothly." Barb.Thomas.
Culinary Tour to Rajasthan, India with Chef Lohtia
Reply Chef Vinod
11:50 AM on June 28, 2017 
" Fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. We seen and did so many memorable things. The chefs in India were very happy to demonstrate for us, and the food was incredible. I learned that food in India is more than nutrition and flavor, but encompasses all aspects of physical, social, and spirtual. Chef Vino went out of his way to ensure our entire experience was %100 enjoyable." Mark. Seibel.
Mark. Seibel.
Culinary Tour to Rajasthan, India with Chef Lohtia
Reply Chef Vinod
11:50 AM on June 28, 2017 
" Chef Vinod's knowledge of Rajasthan, the language and his connection with some of India's renowned chefs and personnel in the hotel industry made this tour a memorable one for me. I learned some of the secrets and intricacies of Indian cooking through discussions, cooking demonstration and hands on experience. I visited palaces, ancestral homes, temples, forts, and of course, the Taj Mahal. I also enjoyed the experience of a camel ride in the desert, an elephant ride, a boat ride on Lake Pichola and attended the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer. I learned so much about the people: their history, culture and traditions and would not hesitate to return to explore more of what India has to offer." Ann. Leal
Ann. Leal
Culinary Tour to Rajasthan, India with Chef Lohtia
Feb. 2014