Culinary Instructor

Giasou! Welcome!

Maria Benardis of Greekalicious has instructed at many venues both in Australia and the USA. These include the Intuitive Well in Sydney, Australia. The Brooklyn Kitchen, The Natural Gourmet Institute, Cozymeal, Cocusocial, and Haven’s Kitchen in NYC.

She also conducts cooking classes online. You can take these classes from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Maria adopts and intuitive approach to cooking. Letting the senses and the soul guide every step of the cooking process and using only certified organic ingredients wherever possible. Health and Wellness Tips are also shared!

You can book Maria by contacting her on our contact page.

Maria also conducts private intimate intuitive cooking class that get you to the heart of authentic Greek food ingredients, techniques, history, wisdom and flavours.cooking class ngi 7

Sit back, relax, enjoy the journey and immersion therapy.

The Greekalicious cooking classes are authentic with modern Greek food ensured to spark your appetite and inspire your cooking.

Everyone is invited to participate in the cooking class and afterwards you’ll taste each sensational dish by sitting down to a casual Greek food feast. Let me say this is a full sit-down meal and you won’t feel hungry after a Greekalicious cooking class.

You can book Maria by contacting her on our contact page.

At Greekalicious we care about you and your health.

We cook with ingredients that are respectful and loving to you and the environment. 

We use seasonal certified organic ingredients wherever possible and ingredients that are GMO-free

We use certified Greek organic extra virgin olive oil from Greece the origins of olive oil making in all our cooking and not the unhealthy cotton seed, canola, soy and vegetable oils that many other eating establishments use. 

We strive to be and to provide the best cooking classes when it comes to the use of quality ingredients, good energy and service.  

Above all we practice an Ancient Greek tradition of cooking with “agapi” (Unconditional Love) and harmony. We cook all our dishes adopting the healing Ancient Greek wisdoms and philosophies that lead to harmonious health and longevity.

Menus subject to change. Please advise us of any dietary requirements so that we can accommodate. Many of our dishes can be accommodated to be vegetarian, vegan friendly and gluten free.

Here are what some people have to say about Maria and Greekalicious:

This was my first cooking class. I came by myself and was very nervous because my cooking skills need polishing. The instructor was out of this world amazing and made me feel comfortable throughout the process – please give her a raise 🙂 The food was the best I ever had! All attendees were super friendly and cordial as well. I’ll definitely be back! – Sierra M.
Maria is a delight! She offers high level skills tailored with encouragement, perfect for our family. The results were delicious! We look forward to perfecting and improvising on the recipes as she suggested. Many thanks for working with us to design the perfect event! – Cheryl K

Maria was an amazing instructor! I appreciated her ability to share both general and task-specific cooking tips while guiding the group in an engaging way. Officially a fan! – Charlotte H

Great experience! Our instructor was knowledgeable and very helpful. She made it so fun. We’ve recommended to many friends. Thanks for offering virtual classes! – Alaina B

Maria was excellent as always. She makes you feel like you’re in her kitchen sitting on a stool chatting away about whatever you’re cooking with her. I love that she calls her students chef. Thanks for the free class. I’d gladly pay for online classes. Cheers! – Paula N

Wonderful Class! Maria was great. A lot of fun. I would take another class in a heartbeat- Lisa K.

Teacher was amazing. The professor was very knowledgeable and funny which kept the class interesting. She covers everything from the history of pizza, making the dough, sauce and the assembly. The best part is that you get to eat the wonderful pie you made. I really recommend a class with her. – Denise D

Chef Maria was excellent. Her story and the experience were one of a kind. Highly recommend this for friends, couples, families, teams… – Brandon R

Maria Benardis was an absolutely amazing instructor. She was able to accommodate my party of 16 people without a hitch. The class was truly informational and fun. Not one person in my party had any complaints and all would love to return for more of your classes. Thank you for making my wife’s birthday an unforgettable one! – James V
We had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary with Maria’s cooking class. Not only was the class made to be simplistic and entertaining, but we took away skills that we are excited to keep practicing in our own home and tricks of the trade we can use for years to come. Thank you for a fun night! – Kaitlyn K

We had so much fun! Not only did we learn how to make an authentic meal, but we also gained a greater appreciation for the art of cooking. Really eye opening, even life changing. – Kelly M.

You can view more testimonials here.