Just Be Cooking

Culturally Themed

Meal  boxes

with Curated Music

What Makes Us Special?

Working with cultural chefs and grocers, we put together boxes with pre-portioned culturally specific ingredients you cook at home to make authentic dishes!
We believe in connecting people together. That's why each of our boxes come with a unique curated playlist to play while you cook or eat. Plus conversation starter place cards. It's the little things. 
In our workshops everything calls back to a single cultural source - your Host, the food, the music all share a common heritage. 
We think this provides a deeper feel for each culture.

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Real People, Real Reviews

People like us. Here's the proof!
An absolute firework of flavor! We loved that the recipes had helpful tips, with instructions on how to store leftovers. They also highlighted interesting facts about the dishes. And what a great playlist! The music paired so nicely, we listened to the playlist well afterwards.  Indeed an unforgettable cooking experience. Highly, highly recommend.
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Geneviève Proulx

Wow! What a fun cooking experience! My family and I bought the French Classic Treat Kit. The curated playlist paired so perfectly, it was hard not to dance along to. And the desserts turned out fabulous. The chocolate cake was so easy to make and super delicious. Very moist and rich but not too sweet. And the lemon tarts turned out so perfect thanks to the recipe tips. I've never had my pastry dough turn out so well before. This is more than just a meal kit. We will definitely be purchasing again.
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Kyla Sutherland

Made Indian cooking look easy and the food is good for you! I now have a better understanding of the process. Loved the salad and the music at end was a lovely finish.
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Amy Flahive

Mari is an enthusiastic and accomplished teacher of cooking and culture.
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Karusia Wroblewski

Easy to follow, well explained and fun to cook along! You should try it sometime :)
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Jessica Mueller

Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
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Mila Redwood

Music + food

We believe where there's food, there should always be music!

Why? Because in the end, music makes everything better. It fills us in places we didn't know we needed filling. Just like food. 

Meet The Press

Articles/ Photo Essays/ Even A Podcast - They're All Here.

ARTICLE

Meal Kits With Curated Music!

"Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? [...]"

Article

Cooking Classes At A Cultural Crossroads

"[...] As their hands repeatedly dig into the soft pączki dough, they crane their necks towards Maria. She begins to tell the story of a traditional Polish song called “Hej Sokoly”, which translates to “Hey Falcons.”

ARTICLE

How To Make Homemade Pierogies

"Maria Rozynska is the owner of Just Be Cooking in Toronto, a hands on culinary school that offers classes in a variety of cuisines such as Korean, French, Turkish and Polish. Maria explains her family’s move from Warsaw to Canada,[...]"

PODCAST 

Cooking, Teaching & Singing – all in one (Ep.70)

"Maria Rozynska created an innovative project in Toronto called Just Be Cooking – where people make food (not only Polish) under expert supervision, hear about its history and cultural significance, listen to live music, and eat the food that they cooked in a communal meal. [...]"

PHOTO ESSAY

Hands-On Pierogi Workshop with Live Music!

"I recently attended a Pierogi Workshop hosted by Maria Rozynska, owner of Just Be Cooking. Set at a beautiful kitchen studio in Forest Hill, this class provided a fantastic introduction to pierogi-making [...]"

ARTICLE

Cuisiner rime avec convivialité avec Just Be Cooking

"Une maison traditionnelle polonaise où le rire, la cuisine et la vodka étaient rois. Voilà dans quel genre d’atmosphère Maria Rosynska a grandi, et c’est ce qu’il lui a donné l’idée de lancer ses ateliers de cuisine Just Be Cooking [...]"

Food from the Home Country

We strive for our Meal Boxes to be as authentic as possible, easy to follow and highly enjoyable.

Dishes

Authentic recipes shared by cultural chefs, with chef tips, freezer instructions & fun facts!

Music

Curated virtual cultural playlist while you cook or eat, featuring local bands.

Ingredients

Pre-portioned, high quality cultural specific ingredients from local & international vendors. 

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