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Brazilian Favorites

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Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours


Portuguese, English



Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours



Learn how to make some of Brazil's most loved dishes, Pao de Queijo and Brigadeiro, with a chef, live from Brazil

Pack your bathing suit, we're heading to Rio de Janeiro! This all star class will bring you to the lively city of this stunning country. 

You'll start with Pão de Queijo, the famous Brazilian cheese bread found at nearly every local gathering. This bread's recent rise in popularity can be attributed to two things. First the concept of rodízio-style restaurants. Second, and arguably more impactful, Pão de Queijo is naturally gluten free. This bread is made with the starch of a popular Brazilian tubur is what gives the bread slight crunch, but more chewy and soft and even a bit of pulling texture. It's delightful. 

Once that's baking, you'll move on to your Arroz de Carreteiro, which literally translates to Carter's Rice. This variation of a one-pot rice dish is amongst the favorites and will be a recipe you go to time and time again.  But what's dinner without a sweet ending?  And this class will have you rolling and popping chocolate desserts with ease. Brigadeiro, pronouced [bɾiɡaˈdejɾu]) are surprisingly simple Brazilian treats that have roots in both a political candidate and the introduction of a major food product. Ask your chef which what he thinks! 

Book your private virtual cooking class with Chef Renato, live from Brazil.  He'll join you from his Brazilian kitchen and you'll cook together in a private one-to-one online cooking class - without leaving home. Ask questions, get personalized tips, share stories and make a new friend - it's just you and the chef! 

20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready! Includes teaching about ingredients and answering any questions you have as you get ready for your private cooking experience

2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished global chef who lives where the recipe originated. Perfect for stay home date nights!

Personalized step-by-step coaching, tips, culinary tricks, sharing of stories, and more

A fantastic multi-course meal, 100% authentic and enjoyed as if you travelled to your chef's country!

Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience

Cocktail Recipes and Suggested Pairings

Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!

The Chef & The Dish Certified Tested Class

What You Get

**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy.  If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply.  Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Meet The Chef

Chef Renato

Chef Renato

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Owner of Dona Xica, traditional Brazilian restaurant in village outside Rio de Janerio, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Chef Renato was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He has a Bachelor degree in Biology, as well a MBA and a Masters in Biophysics all from UFRJ. He traveled all Brazil while working for the government for 12 years since  2001 and fell in love with the regional cuisinies of Brazil and the art of cooking.

He decided to pursue his passion for cooking at the esteemed Institute of Culinary Education, NYC, where he graduated from the Culinary Arts program. After, he worked at restaurants in Rio de Janeiro and travelled the country and abroad for culinary inspiration. He found it during his travels including his time in Spain, where he worked as a private chef. He eventually moved back to his home country, taking with him his love of Tapa. When arriving back to Brazil, he opened his own restaurants and culinary experience.

Now residing in Tiradentes – MG, one of the most influential culinary centers in the country, he owns and runs a restaurant serving typical local Brazilian food as well as an in-person cooking class.

His approach to cooking is: “Quality of the ingredients and simplicity on the techniques never goes wrong.”

Chef Renato loves to meet people, make new friends, share tips and tricks of the trade. Let's do it!

Cooking Class Menu