What people are saying about The Spice Chica...
My daughter and I had so much fun! Thanks again. Please send the boomerang pic and the name of the butcher that sells Argentina style cow parts.
Highlites from Mom’s 75th birthday party, it was a good one!
We had Chef Marina, The Spice Chica, come and teach us to make empanadas and gnocchi then she cooked us all kinds of yummy Asado including pork chops, lamb chops, ribs, chicken, sausage and steak! Served with salad and roasted peppers and potatoes. We paired the meal with wines from Argentina 🇦🇷 what a great experience! I highly recommend her, we had an amazing and memorable family night!
Jodie E. in Calgary on March 23, 2019
There are many talented Chefs out there, but few are able to juggle things in the #kitchen & chat with a guest with a smile like #marina!
Susie in Calgary March 2019
Hi #Chef- Thank you!
We had a great time! as soon as we got home, the kids asked “when do we get to go to #cooking class”?. see you soon.
Alli in #calgary,March2019
Hi Marina, we just came back from our 3 1/2 hour lunch at #Pujol. It was absolutely amazing. We are loving Mexico City ❤️💕❤️💕
See you soon. Hasta la vista.😀💕
Moureen S. in #Mexico City, February 2019
We enjoyed taking the hands-on Ricotta Gnocchi making class at The Spice Chica! It was a fun and memorable experience!
I love cooking! I wanted to learn more about cooking fresh and homemade foods. At The Spice Chica, you will have fun at the same time. We will be signing up for more classes!
Ester B. in our YYC School March 2019
Great fun! Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Jeff in our YYC School March 2019
Marina definitely give me and to my friends an unique experience😍, she went the extra mile to make us very happy. I will come back for sure to many classes…now looking for Mozzarella class 👏
Moraima D. in Canada March 2019
My husband and I loved the Napoletana pizza class. We ended up taking home our extra dough, and the kids enjoyed making their own pizzas too!
Chef Marina was very informative and extremely fun. We’ve went ahead and booked the Date Night class and Master Cooking class as well. Can’t wait!
Thanks for a great afternoon!
Allisn A. in Calgary Feb 2019
very informative, learned lots and had a great afternoon!
Carla C. in Calgary Feb. 2019
Hi, I was at a party with my friends and chef Marina cooked, taught us to make gnocchi and brought a singer.
We had a wonderful time and I would like to host the same type of event. Thanks very much, Krista N. in Canada on February 2019
Gracias Chef. You are the Energizer bunny for sure. Love that sense of adventure. xo
Susan Knight York, San Miguel De Allende January 2019
thank you Marina!
Friday Night was amazing!
Dan P with MVP Farms: Calgary: Feb. 2019
Hi Chef Marina,
Our group had so much fun, thank you again for an amazing event! Our team is already looking at doing some more events in the coming year! We will for sure be in touch again!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area – February 2019
Hello Chef M! Last year my mom and I went to a few of your classes in Calgary and I have been following your amazing life on Instagram since, admiring all the places you travel and drooling over all your food creations. 😍
I remember you mentioned you studied cooking in Italy and I would love to get your recommendations before I book my trip in May. If you have any friends that offer cooking classes or restaurants that are life changing, please let me know! I would trust any of your referrals 😊🇮🇹
Thank you!!! Jessie, Calgary january 2019
it was so nice to have met you at the OITF event in San Miguel de Allende. I really enjoyed chatting with you and very much appreciated that you corralled some GF appetisers for Kathryn. Julian has a big crush on you, too, hahaha.
Whatever happens please stay in touch -it would be wonderful to run into you at another event, venue… whatever!
All the best,
Derek, Boston USA January 2019
George and I took a pizza making course with you in December. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We would like to consider hosting a private class (what type to yet be determined) in our home with our work colleagues (approximately 12 people).
Brenda in Calgary, january 2019
Talk about a great way to spend the day! And far more affordable than an actual trip to Italy.
Calgary friends, if you’re still looking for something unique and special to gift your loved ones, I highly recommend The Spice Chica. We had a great time and left with dinner, a freezer full of gnocchi, and tiramisu for tomorrow!
And what just might be the best part- we now have a new friend in Calgary! Thank you Chef Marina for your warm and generous hospitality! We look forward to the next time we’re in the kitchen together!
Our Team Building Thai Cooking Class was Awesome. Thank you so much for teaching and having fun with us!
Jeff from CP Rail Calgary, Canada 2018
Empanadas were a huge hit. Not a single one left uneaten. I will definitely order again. Thanks.
Tara W. in Calgary Canada December 2018
Hello Chef Marina, that was so much fun! Different from what we are used to..everyone had fun!
Michelle M. December 2018 in Stantec – Calgary, CA.
Hi Chef Marina, thanks so much for the videos and pictures!! And many thanks again for an unforgettable evening on Friday! You provided service, food, instruction and fun that were superb!! 🍝👩🍳
We look forward to getting together in the future for our Moroccan evening! Ciao for now!
Joann & Mo in YYC November 2018
That was a fun night! Thanks for inviting us to your Chef’s Table experience. Hope to see you soon.
Moureen & Blaine December 2018
Hi Marina, we throughly enjoyed Wednsday culinary extravaganza! Can we order some of your delicious chorizos?
see you soon, Phil & Margarita December 2018
Thank you for everything. You are amazing. Dinner was fantastick.
Rhonda G. from Oh Naturals, at Latin Collaboration Night, Dec. 2018
George and I took your Napoletana pizza course today and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are the pizza tonight and it was 6/10, not bad for a first effort. We are interested in the Pasta from Scratch course offered on December 15th. Can we sign up for this directly with you as opposed to online.
B&G, December 2018
We loved your class and the photos!!
Ethan & Samantha, U of C November 2018
We really enjoyed the class last night. Thanks again for coming to our school!
Jen S, Calgary Board of Educaton Nov. 2018
Hi. I was at your cooking event last Sunday evening and enjoyed it immensely. So much so that I shared the experience with my boss and suggested that maybe we should have a team building Italian cooking event for our group. I am inquiring to see if you would be interested and available to assist us. I would love to discuss this further. Thank you.
Michele in Calgary October 2018
Thank you for your support of Fine Arts Day at Rundle Academy, We really appreciate the effort you put into working with our students and Thank you for bringing your passion and expertise! The kids are still talking about it this morning, thank you from the bottom of my heart, they talked about making gnocchi, tortillas, spice plends ALL DAY! We hope to have you again next year.
Christina and Rundle Staff, October 2018 in Calgary
Hi Marina, we had a great time last night! You and your staff were great. Thank you and we will see you soon.
Vance E. | Calgary | October 2018
Buen Dia! Muy buenas las Empanadas y el Chimi. Gracias.
Marcelo A. | Calgary – October 2018
I hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. I wanted to thank you for your time and efforts last night for the sushi class! It looked and smelled great and I attendees had a great time!
Thanks so much! Katrina R. Versus Living in Calgary on September 2018
Dear Spice Chica,
My friend, Donna A., had wonderful compliments for your cooking class she and a group of ladies took earlier this summer.
I wonder if I could arrange a gift certificate with you as my husband’s birthday is coming up here in early October. He loves to cook and it would be superb if we could arrange to have you come to our home and teach us. If this is not possible, could I arrange and experience where we would come to your location for a lesson on how to make the famous ricotta gnocchi she spoke so highly of?
C. loves Italian food, as do I, but neither of us have a lot of knowledge and would very much like to learn. I hope this note finds you well and look forward to your reply.
Bernadette in Canada on Sep 2018
If you would like a fantastic party I would highly recommend hiring chef Marina.
She is talented and fun. Her food is delicious. We hired her 2 times this summer once for a Bbq and a few weeks ago for a birthday dinner.Tequila and tacos. Great appies as well and so organized she does it all!
Thanks again Spice Chica !❤️💕 Maureen S. Calgary, Canada September 2018
Thanks again Marina, we are still talking about the fun night we had on Tuesday with you as guest chef, our relatives from England and the kids!
Antoinette W. from England in Calgary, Canada Sept 2018
“Everyone loved your 200+ Emapanadas, Chef!”
Highwood Polo Club at the M5 Ranch in Longview, Alta August 2018
Hi Marina, everything was greta! So nice to see you again and in helping us celebrate this special bachelorette party with a cooking party! see you soon.
Mandy in Calgary on Aug. 2018
Hey Chef, thank you for donating your time and knowledge, it was so much fun! You were great with the kids!!
Ryan | We Dit It School Program in Calgary, Canada: July 2018
Hello Marina, thank you for coming to our our hous ein Sagaponack and preparing a great BBQ among our family. What a great idea, everyone had fun! Hope to see you soon.
Emily J. in Sagaponack, NY July 2018
Hi Marina! Thank you for a great evening ,,,totally enjoyed the class and the people that attended. I was so glad my friend invited me. If you are making another batch of chimichurri, please make another 3 bottles for me. I want to try to make it myself withthe spices but want the Chef’s version to compare it too! 🙂
Marion D in Calgary on August 2018
Thank you Marina, we both had a really great time last evening. 🙂
Larry A. Calgary- July 2018
Hi Marina, I wanted to thank you again for doing such a great job on the BBQ. We had so much fun!
Moureen, Shear Attitude in Calgary July 2018
Hello Chef Marina, thank you again for your Chef’s Table for us and my family form Europe. They enjoyed every part of it!
Grat having you in LongIsland 🙂
Adam & Kackie, South Hampton July 2018
Thank you, thank you! My frineds had so much fun and you were so good with all of them. Im so happy we celebrated my birthday this way.
Donna, Hawaii USA July 2018
Hi Marina, we had so much fun tonight with our office group, we had a great time!! Thank you.
Khloe H. CIBC Calgary, July 2018
Hi Marina, thanks so much for the lemon press! So thoughtful. The girls had a blast!
regards, Alex C. June 2018
Hello Thank you so much for today. We had the most amazing time
Tonya Day C. & Jarrod, June 2018 from Queenland, Australia
Thank you for such a great night last weekend. The food was great and we all had a great time.
Adam S. New York City – June 2018
that was so much fun! Thank you Marina for accomodating our group for an office team building.
Karon B. University of Calgary Staff during our June 2018 Pasta Class
Hi Marina, i love coming to TSC. I tried the tiramisu we made yesterday, it was delicious, i will take some to the office as well. Thank yuo for showing us how to prepare it. Have a great day, Sanda in Calgary June 2018
Thank you Marina, dinner was great! We had a wondeful time. See you back here in August.
Mike A, NYC June 2018
Hi Marina, Thank you again for an awesome evening! You outdid yourself, our guests had so much fun. See you soon.
Billy & Cara: Calgary, Canada June 2018
We had such a great time in the introduction to Italian master class learning to make caprese, gnocchi and tiramisu. The class was fun and engaging and Marina was a great teacher. Thank you for the wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
Jenna E in Calgary on Feb 2018
Love The Spice Chica. Awesome cooking class! So much fun.
Dan N. in Calgary April 31st, 2018
Thank you for capturing Mary/ Mom in her element. She grew up cooking and baking with her dad (strudel, walnut roll,…)
Hi Marina, We enjoyed the class and would love to do another and take advantage of the offer you were giving that night if you could send us the code – thank you!
Best regards, Reni d. B May 2018
Platos excelente con mucha diversion!
Diego F. Buenos Aires, Abril 2018
Look forward to seeing you in a class. Your Flan was the best ever!
Francheka C. San Miguel de Allende April 2018
Tuve muy buen tiempo comiendo todo lo que hiciste, rico! Gracias para compartir su receta en como hacer la harina para empanadas. Tengo que hacer algunas antes de miercoles y tu llegaste al momento!
Cuidese….tu nueva amiga…
Norma T, Canada de la Virgen, san miguel de Allende Abril 2018
From: Alicia Romero, Chef/Owner at Pura Vida Kitchen in San Miguel de Allende April 2018
¡Muchas gracias! Nos encantó la clase de Sushi, vamos a platicar con nuestros compañeros para ponernos de acuerdo y que se repita la date de la pasta y el vino 😍
5 STARS!! Always an amazing time at Spice Chica. This was our 3rd class – never disappointed. A must try!!
Joanne S.Feb 24, 2018 in Calgary Through Facebook
This was my first cooking class and Marina definitely delivered a memorable experience for us! I look forward to attending another one of her classes next time I’m in Calgary.
Freddy N., Chicago, Ill. Feb. 2018
Thanks Chef Marina! Had a lot of fun. Enjoy your trip to Mexico City. Maybe you can bring home a rescue puppy? I’ll absolutely be in touch for a summer party. It’ll be great! Cheryl N., Airdrie Feb. 2018
Thanks Marina for helping with The Paella, it was a hit!! And you were great! see you soon. Chef Peter
Peter Ambrose Events in East Hamptons, NY – January 2018
Had a fun evening making Tiramisu, Gnocchi & Caprese. So simple to make.
Really enjoyed the experience
Marina has an incredible
Feb 19, 2018 in Calgary By LS Ames
Thanks for a fun night! Scott A. Feb, 2018
Rated 5 stars! During the Spice Chica Culinary Experience.
Kailey B in Calgary, Alberta February 2018
February 2018 in Canada!
Thank you again Marina – that was so much fun and the Sushi we made was great! Us our handle on instagram. Courtney & Andy
Thanks for a great afternoon. We will be back. The treats were special. From Jenn in Calgary, Canada February 2018
I loved your style of teaching, your humour and know how!
Cheryl N. Feb. 2018
We hired Chef Marina to come and prepare, make and serve an authentic Argentina BBQ (Asado) in our vacation home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It was so much fun that Marina is coming back in March, we can’t wait!
Mike & Cheryl, SMA-Mexico January’18
If you are considering a fun and learning experience and as you said you “always wanted to learn to make Sushi” you should contact Marina. I had four lady friends to my house and we had a wonderful fun afternoon. Good Sushi is difficult to find and expensive….from now on we all agreed we will easily make our own. Marina is scheduled to come back and teach us Italian. Cory G. January, 2018 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Had so much fun with The Spice Chica in my San Miguel de Allende home! Definitely recommend the experience!
Louise Q. Jan, 2018 San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Great day! Our lasagna turned out fantastic! Spinach, mushrooms, ricotta and topped with mozzarella. Cheryl N. Calgary, Feb. 2018
Hola, Chef Marina
… we had a great time making Empanadas and thank you for teaching us how to make tiramisu. can we have the recipe for tiramisu please.
Gracias, Marcelo & Alex: Calgary-Feb 2018
We enjoyed making Pizza. We did share last night home pizza but we’re on a roll now. They were so tasty. We’re going to play with pasta this weekend thank you for the gift. So great to meet you. Cassandra and Nate, Calgary January 2018
Thanks again for such a great night last night! Everyone had nothing but great things to say about you and the whole evening in general!
Have a great day! Janelle T. Community Experience Manager VERSUS LIVING, Calgary February 2018
Well we enjoyed the class so much that we ended up leaving our stuffed empanadas there was excited to try them but I guess we will have to go and stuff some tomorrow. Thank so much for a great evening out. You are fantastic!!!
Allison M, Calgary: December 2017
Neuvamente Gracias por todo. Fue un evento super divertido!
Regards, Lisette G: City of Calgary December 2017
Hi Marina – thanks so much for a fun afternoon yesterday!! My next door neighbours were thrilled to receive my pasta – they ate it for dinner and then sent me a photo. It looked so good. See you soon. Samantha in Calgary December 2017
Sounds like you offer a unique experience! Thank you for your donation and all the best and hopefully we can work together again in the future.
Kristy, December 2017, Calgary AB
hi marina, we had so much fun making French Croissants – thank you! Kelly, Calgary December 2017
Hi Marina! We had a blast making Napoletana Pizza with you, we will be back!
Drew, Calgary December 2017