Old Chatham, New York, United States

Welcome to Cooking With Maria

About Us

Dedicated Educator

Descended from Sicilian Chefs, Maria worked in her parent's and grandparents restaurant from a young age.  By 14 she was a s sous chef.  Her education was at the feet of her mother, grandfather and great grandfather who  brought authentic Mediteranean Cusine to America. 

First-Rate Course Offerings

Most Mediterranean food is simple and delicious, but unfortunately a lost art. Most of the food prepared is considered peasant food. Really nothing fancy but wholesome and good tasting.  All food is made from scratch and is delectable.

MY Mission

My mission is to teach everyone the value of great food at a reasonable price and effort.  I ascribe to the proverb "Give a man a fish and he will eat at for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life".  With your permission, "Give a person a meal and they will eat for a day, teach a person to cook and they will eat spectacularly for a lifetime!

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Cooking With Maria

147 Ashley Hill Road, Brainard, NY 12024, US

(518) 567-6753


Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed