What people are saying about The Spice Chica...
Thanks again for teaching our high school kids!
Erin: Culinary.Calgary Sept 2017
Thank you! Our party was so much fun – definitely doing it again soon.
Richard & Linda; Calgary Sept 2017
Calgary- July 2017
Had a really great time and loved the banter. Would definitely sign up for another class.
Jonathan B. calgary- August 2017
Que gusto recibir noticias tuyas. Me dio mucha alegria saber que el vinagre quedo muy bien con tu Chimichurri el cual nosotros también probamos tu Spice Chica Chimichurri y lo hice con un Sherry, que tiene un poco mas de acidez y con mi aceite PICUAL y fue un éxito!!!!!!!
www.khayyanllc.com, 07/ 2017 (NYC)
You have been nominated for TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” awards program, now on its 11th national annual edition.
Mauricio O.; Director 07/2017
Marina catered a party for the third time in our yard, and, as usual, everything was timely, effortless on our part, and (of course) delicious! Highly recommend contacting her for parties large or small! Muchas Gracias, Bella Marina!
Phillip D, Calgary – July 2017
Had a wonderful time learning to make sushi! Marina was easy going and very very knowledgeable, she made the experience a ton of fun! Can’t wait to go back for my next class!!
Pia F., July 2017
Thank you SO much. You are a very amazing lady and you made Ella feel very special. I will be promoting you every chance I get and we will see you soon!
Barbie, June 28/17
Thank you for the wonderful afternoon you gave my 2 boys Kodie and Torrin, with the Big Brother and Big Sister Event.
They were thoroughly disappointed they were unable to attend the Sushi class, and I was wondering when you’d be running it again?
Thank You for your help,
Carla W. June 2017
Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely cooking class on Sunday. My Mother and I had such a great time and just want to say I was extremely impressed with the instruction you gave and the whole experience. As I mentioned, I would love to send your services to existing and new clients of mine for date-night ideas or just a fun outing.
Have a great week!
Chris O. Senior Marketing Director, WFG Insurance Agency of Canada Inc.
@thespicechica BIG thanks for hosting our Bigs and Littles tonite! what an amazing event!
Big Brother Big Sisters, June 2017
Thank you Spice Chica! You did a great job again!
see you soon, Sara W. May 2017
Thank you Marina & The Spice Chica!
All the students and teachers enjoyed and appreciated your time and knowledge of spices and in the food industry. Hope to see you soon.
Program Coordinator | Careers in Calgary| Calgary Economic Development Dec. 2016
Thank you for your contribution to our auctions at this years Never Give Up Gala! Your commitment and generosity is especially appreciated in this time of economic uncertainty. We are so grateful for your investment in our community.
Peter W., Director; Woods Homes
Thanks for the great job on Friday……………it was a lovely evening!
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. – Canada Dec. 2016
Hope you had some time off to relax over Christmas!
The dinner you did for us on December 16th at my home was so wonderful. We have all been talking about it – so much fun and you all ‘fit’ into my crazy household so well.
Hilary – Dec. 2016
We would like to thank you again for your willingness and desire to work with our students at SMDP in Airdrie. You teach not only cooking skills but how to treat each other with kindness and respect. Those are important life skills for sure. We will be using your pictures for the school twitter account and also on the television monitor in the gathering area of our school.
You leave a big impact and we appreciate your time and effort. We know our students really learned a lot and enjoyed the class immensely. We hope to have you out again in the future for another class.
Theresa and Jane, December 2016
Good evening Chef Marina,
We have a wonderful time. Thanks again for coming into our home and teaching us.
Pam J. Calgary, AB December 2016
Good morning, Marina
Thank you for all the tips we gathered at the gnocchi making class yesterday! Bruce and I really enjoyed the class as well as sampling the gnocchi last night.
Silvana, May 2017
Just got home to Lethbridge. Thank you for last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had so much fun??
Henry, Jan 2017
Thanks for arranging today’s Spice Chica tour. The students could really relate to Chef Marina’s life story. She was great at telling them the variety of jobs & opportunities available in the industry. She gave them a variety of spices, some of which they had to grind, and asked them to come up with their own blend & label it with a catchy name. She encouraged them to maintain an on-line presence as a way of networking. She even offered some of them the opportunity to come and teach a weekend cooking class. The kids really enjoyed themselves!
Thanks for arranging the field trip!
Thank you Chef Marina for hosting Jack James students today. Your life story was something all the students could relate to. I appreciated how you highlighted the variety of opportunities available in a culinary career & how you told them to learn all aspects of the restaurant business. I also appreciated your suggestion of building an online presence as a way of networking. Thank you so much for sharing your time and your passion for what you do!
Pam Blake, April 2017
The Spice Chica visited my senior foods classroom and we cooked up a storm. She taught them to put the recipes away and go with your gut. We made Enchanadillas (spelling?) stuffed with beef and tomatoes and also a vegetarian option with cheese. My students loved the enthusiasm from Chef Marina and loved cooking experience. They put their love into the dough and had a wonderful experience.
Thank you Chef from B.C!
Thanks Marina, everyone had a blast.
Talked to Dave (Our President) He was very happy with the eventyou put together. Enjoy your Sunday.
I cannot thank you enough for such a great class today.
I so enjoyed your company today- I will get back to you with some dates in May.
Chef Marina arrived early on the day that she was teaching classes to our Home Economics and Cook training students. Marina was well prepared and started her set up. Once the students arrived I observed right away how Chef Marina greeted them and made them feel at ease. She started off by introducing herself and providing a brief bio of who she was and her cultural background.Marina was very informative and pleasant with the students. She was inspiring,funny and attentive. Marina made her classes interactive and fun. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt how to make “Empanadas.”
Many thanks Chef Marina!! I look forward to seeing you again soon. I loved your class.
It was a fantastic time!!! I would definitely recommended it to everyone. 4 of us went and intend on going to all the classes.
Such a fun class!
I had an awesome time, and will definitely be recommending a “Party with the Spice Chica” to my other friends. Thanks again Spice Chica, for the unique experience!
Marina, thanks so much for organizing such a great night! As with all you do, you put your heart and soul into creating a memorable night for my family. You are the one and only Spice Chica! Having an event like this in our home was truly a unique experience, and one we will cherish always.
Marina is awesome. Her cooking frees up a lot of my time. She makes a variety of meals and switches them up weekly to always keep it interesting. Some I eat right away and others I freeze for later in the week or to take to work. I’ve referred her to my friends with confidence and I am very satisfied with the services she provides.
Ever since the first time I’ve used The Spice Chica Chimichurri Seasoning, I’ve used it on every cut of meat known to man. The flavor is spot on, not too strong or too bland. I’ve really enjoyed the results I get when cooking ribs and pork. Really, I love this seasoning so much…it goes on almost every meal!
CHIMICHURRI: That’s an original and unique taste, I really like it on a variety of foods.