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Doneliya Deneva

Chef and cooking class instructor

Doneliya Deneva

Chef and cooking class instructor


Doneliya Deneva (aka Chef Dolly) has attended top culinary schools in Europe and the Bay Area, including the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). She has trained with celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay. Doneliya has an extensive background in Bulgarian and Mediterranean cuisine and has traveled the world tasting different authentic dishes and discovering new exotic recipes.

Chef Dolly hosts date night dinner tastings, cooking classes for couples, and food pop-ups at different venues throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles. She specializes in simple, fun, and organic aphrodisiac recipes to ensure you have the perfect date with your loved one.

The goal of Doneliya’s hands-on cooking classes is to leave participants with deep sensual scent memory and unforgettable emotional experiences. Students learn the mastery of traditional spices and flavors that can make each dish an opportunity to experience classics and delicacies in new and exciting ways, combining forgotten recipes with modern tastes.

Upcoming Programs

Fire Up the Romance

February 9-11, 2018
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

We are what we eat—what we consume directly impacts our bodies, our personal happiness and health, and thus our relationships. Join chef and...