Turkish Kitchen *In-Person*

Turkish cuisine is full of texture, flavors, and aroma. Join Chef Didem, our native Turkish chef, who will be teaching you how to make homemade staple meals with her intuitive knowledge of Turkish cuisines and her cooking experience working with Chef Ana Sortun at Sofra and Oleana restaurant. We’ll make fish on bread with rhubarb spoon salad, green couscous salad with lemon vinaigrette, and zucchini and feta borek. Instructor: Didem Hosgel



Start Date

June 8, 2022









Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jun. 8. The cost of tuition includes all food materials and fees. Please note the date of this class has been modified from the catalog.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Didem Hosgel


Didem Hosgel

Chef Didem was born with a love of food. In her traditional Turkish home, cooking equaled nurturing. Every meal brought her family together to share in conversation, argument, laughter, love, and happiness. Her mother, grandmother, and aunts were her first culinary instructors, teaching her to grow and cook the fruits, herbs, and vegetables in their home garden. Didem traveled to the U.S. in pursuit of her passion where she convinced acclaimed Chef Ana Sortun of Oleana to take a chance on a home cook with no experience but endless determination. After many years of working at Oleana she received her Culinary degree from Cambridge Culinary, became the Chef to the Turkish Consulate of Boston, and returned to work with Sortun as her Chef de Cuisine of Sofra Bakery and Cafe. In 2020 Chef Didem introduced Tasteful Sini, a personalized chef, and catering service.