Tasteful Sini is a personal chef service in Greater Boston led by Chef Didem Hosgel. Allow Chef Didem to help you create extraordinary memories centered around food, cooking and how it brings us together. Chef Didem focuses on intimate dinners, cocktail parties, and family-style gatherings, creating memorable meals in your own home.
“Thank you Didem! The whole family absolutely devoured your chicken shawarma, kofta and rice, the vegetarian borek, and the breakfast strata. My favorite was the borek with nigella seeds on top. So refined and healthy! It reminds me of the Mediterranean food I grew up eating, but lighter and with an exotic, sophisticated touch (I can see the Sofra influence!). We were using meal kits (HelloFresh, Marley & Spoon) before trying your cuisine, and I was surprised to that your portions are actually 1.5 times larger than theirs for an equivalent price. But the best part is that I don’t have to cook every night and then clean up the mess in the kitchen afterward. We will be recommending Tasteful Sini to all our busy friends looking for healthy, delicious family meals!”
"Didem taught a delightful virtual cooking class where I learned about new spices, techniques and tastes. She is a charming cook who cares that her students are successful and the dinner I prepared was delicious! Thank you so much for the virtual experience."
“Didem makes cooking fun and something everyone can do! She showed us how to use what we’ve got, be creative, and make it taste good.”
“I was fortunate to be in a cooking class with Didem and I can not say enough about how fantastic it was. She led us through the steps to prepare a fun and beautiful meal.. I am not an instinctive cook, so I was surprised at how much fun it was. Her instructions were easy to follow and her joyful energy was a positive in my day! Thank you Didem for leading us to create amazing food And thank you for the small details and specific attention to the process that enhanced the entire class.”
"Didem is generous, hilarious, and a wonderful chef. Even though we were all apart, 24 friends scattered across five states, she had a wonderful way of bringing us closer, making us feel that we were really all crowded together laughing and cooking in one kitchen! And the feast we created was absolutely scrumptious! I can't wait to do another cooking class with Didem."
“We had the thrill of participating in one of Didem's cooking classes, via Zoom of course but it was as good as being with her in our kitchen. Didem's warmth and sense of fun permeated our space and her remarkable ability to respond to any and all questions wasn't the least bit compromised by the virtual reality. Although we are novice cooks Didem made it simple to follow along and the resulting masterpieces have joyfully nourished us all week long! After a few hours with Didem we were looking forward to a day when we could do this all again, live. Not because Zoom wasn't more than adequate but because this is a woman one longs to know better --and embrace!”
“Didem is a talented creative chef and her home-cooked meals are no exception. My family loved her manti, borek, and sarma. Great choices for yummy healthy comfort food. We will definitely order again”!
“I loved Didem’s cooking class. I am an experienced cook and loved learning new recipes. The borek was surprisingly easy to make and delicious. Whipped feta - another new addiction. Besides the recipes, it was wonderful to do the cooking in my own home with my own supplies. Finally, seeing everyone else in their home kitchens was great. It was like going on a home tv show with lots of homes. The interaction was terrific. I’d love to do another class. So fun and delicious.”
“We LOVED being a part of Didem's online cooking class. It was so much fun to share this experience with friends. Didem did an amazing job guiding us through the recipes and responding to questions we all had. The food that we made was so delicious and my family enjoyed it for several days afterwards. I would highly recommend organizing a class with Didem!”
“Our family enjoyed a wonderful cooking class with Didem. The recipes were easy to follow and the food was amazing. And, Didem’s professionalism and warm personality made the class even more enjoyable. She was encouraging, flexible and fun!”
"Delicious Mediterranean food from Didem is how you want to nicely treat yourself after a long day. Her borek, lentil kofta, manti, karniyarik, lentil soup, sweet pea salad are absolutely spectacular. Her diligence with the ingredients, thorough preparation, and fine tuned detail orientation with the flavors make her menu very unique and special. If you like the breeze of Mediterranean, you will love Didem's food."