What people are saying about The Spice Chica...
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
Thank you Marina, You were so great, I will definitely recommend you! The singer was lovely.
Birch M. with Blakes.com, Nov 25/17 Calgary
Had a fantastic time with my mom making Napoletana pizza!
Andrea A.Calgary Nov 26, 2017
Fun class making home made pasta, Gnocchi, sauces and Tiramisu! Thank you guest Chef Marina
Season to Taste Cooking Classes,San Miguel de Allende, MX Nov 2017
Marina provided catering for my film set, for about 25 people. We were thoroughly spoiled and my colleagues still remember and mention the food!
Vera NH, Calgary Nov 2017
Thank you so much for coming to our Foods Class, it is always an educational and fun experience!
Thanks, Food Studies 20 & Kim – Henry Wisewood High School Nov 2017
An Awesome Italian cooking class with The Spice Chica!
Cheryl C. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico October 2017
Fun class making home made pasta, Gnocchi, sauces and Tiramisu! Thank you guest Chef Marina
Season To Taste Cooking Classes, October 2017 San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Hi Marina, we took your pizza class, i was with the cute girl. Thank you, we had a blast during your class!
Mihai P. October 2017
That was so much fun! Thank you for all your help in celebrating with the pig roast, you were great Chef.
Jon B. October 2017
Thank you Marina! My son and I really enjoyed the sushi class. I have booked 3 more classes.
Tami, Calgary October 2017
Thank you! We really enjoyed the class and had a blast afterwards eating our pizzas!
Gurleen N., Calgary Oct. 2017
October 2017, Calgary, AB.
Excellent afternoon, great environment. Lots of fun whole learning how to make delicious pizza!!
Will definitely be back!
Melanie, Oct 2017 Manitoba
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.