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Culture Boxes

Connect through Culture

Bringing people together through Food, Music & Conversation.

Just Be Cooking is a unique monthly meal box service, based in Southern Ontario.

We provide "Culture Boxes" - each box is focused on one particular culture or heritage.

How it works

Bringing people together through Food, Music & Conversation.

We offer culturally specific meal kits called "Culture Boxes".
Each Culture Box explores the food, drink and music from a particular culture, heritage or tradition.

1. 

Choose

Explore our catalogue of unique Culture Boxes. You can choose to cook or bake an authentically delicious meal or dessert.
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2. 

Delivery

FREE delivery in Southern Ontario! Our insulated and temperature-controlled boxes are delivered at the start of every month.
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3. 

Enjoy

Open your Culture Box and get cooking or baking! We provide premium authentic ingredients, recipe cards, beverages and special tools.
What's In A Culture Box?

What's in a Culture Box?

Authentic Recipes & Ingredients

Pre-portioned, traditionally sourced high quality ingredients with easy to follow authentic recipes, special drinks plus culinary tools.

Curated Music

A curated playlist comes with each Culture Box, showcasing traditional local & global musicians to enjoy while you cook & eat.

Conversation Cards

Get the party going with our signature Conversation Starter Place Cards.

Packed full of features

Kitchen Tools
Everything you'll need to make our delicious recipes.
Vegetarian Options
Farm-fresh vegetables, fruit and alternative protein.
Alcoholic Drinks
Optional Wine, Beer & Spirits that match and pair with each recipe.
Curated Music
We research songs & musicians appropriate to each culture.
Clear Instructions
Every recipe are carefully laid out in very clear step-by-step lists.
Authentic Recipes
All our dishes are carefully researched & tested with the correct ingredients.
Featured Chefs
We work with professional Chefs from a wide range of cultures & traditions.
Sustainable Packaging
We use "Green Cell Foam", the most environmentally sustainable material available on the market.

Google Reviews

"Wow! What a fun cooking experience!"
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Who Are We?

Just Be Cooking is a Canadian-owned, female-led, Ontario-based monthly meal box subscription service.

Our unique, culturally specific meal boxes, "Culture Boxes" contain everything you need to make authentic dishes from one particular culture or heritage.

100%
Canadian

Based in Toronto and serving Southern Ontario. We seek to reflect and amplify the many cultures present in Canada.
Our Cultures

Female-Led
Business

Founded and led by Mari Rozyn, with a strong focus on supporting & enabling fellow women in business and food  services.
Our Story

Southern Ontario (only)

- for now! As we grow and develop as a business and service our delivery range will naturally increase.
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Premium Ingredients

All our Culture Boxes come with fresh, healthy vegetables and fruits. Our meats are carefully selected for flavor and quality.

Meticulous Research

Every Culture Box is deeply researched. We often get Chefs from that particular culture to provide recipes and feedback.

Biodegradable Packaging

We use "Green Cell Foam", a unique natural, environmentally friendly packaging material made from corn. It even dissolves with water!

Culture Box of the Month

Irish Guinness Stew

Guinness Irish stew and toasted fresh soda bread, with great music along with a pint of Guinness Draught. You're welcome!

Delivered by Friday, March 15th
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Free Delivery
in Southern Ontario!

We currently deliver on a monthly basis, within Southern Ontario to any postcode starting with K, L, M or N.
Our next delivery date is:
FridayMarch 15th

Do You Want to...

Cook
Bake
Cooking
World Cocktail Box
Curated playlist:
Drink Themed
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Uyghur Wonton Soup
Curated playlist:
Uyghur Modern Folk
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Ukrainian Forshmak
Curated playlist:
Ukrainian Folk
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Polish Pierogi
Curated playlist:
Polish Folk
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Persian Noodle Stew
Curated playlist:
Persian
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Italian Pizza
Curated playlist:
Classic Italian
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Irish Guinness Stew
Curated playlist:
Irish Traditional
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Indigenous Stew
Curated playlist:
Indigenous
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Indian Tandoori
Curated playlist:
Bollywood Music
Hear
Sample

Cooking
French Quiche Lorraine
Curated playlist:
French Modern
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Turkish Künefe
Curated playlist:
Turkish
Hear
Sample

Cooking
World Cocktail Box
Curated playlist:
Drink Themed
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Irish Soda Bread
Curated playlist:
Irish Folk
Hear
Sample

Cooking
French Crème Caramel
Curated playlist:
French Modern
Hear
Sample

Cooking
Polish Jam Cookies
Curated playlist:
Polish Folk
Hear
Sample

Cooking
French Chocolate Cake
Curated playlist:
French Modern
Hear
Sample

Cooking
French Lemon Tarts
Curated playlist:
French Modern
Hear
Sample

Featured Musicians

Music is a vital part of our Culture Boxes.
We believe that a culture's music is an integral part of its identity. Pairing music with food from the same region can give a much deeper and richer experience of that tradition.
Dalida
Gaelic Dance
Ewalina Ferenc
Hayedeh
Indian
Ukrainian Folk
French Mix
Polish Folk

Customer Reviews

We are very focused on product quality and customer satisfaction. Your experience of our service from website to table is deeply importance to us.
  • So Delicious
    Thank you for this amazing Thanksgiving meal. I enjoyed every minute of making these recipies.[...] Highly recommend anything that comes from Just Be Cooking. Full of love and nourishment.
    Maggie Rodd
  • Dinner tonight is going to be amazing!
    Just Be Cooking deliver fresh food with amazing recipies (everything already measured out) right to your front door. It even comes with an awesome playlist to go with your cooking!
    Riley O'Brien
  • This is more than just a meal kit
    Wow! What a fun cooking experience! My family and I bought Just Be Cooking's "French Classic Treat". The curated playlist paired so perfectly, it was hard not to dance along to. And the desserts turned out fabulous.
    Kyla Sutherland
  • Highly, highly recommend.
    We recently purchased a Just Be Cooking "Poland & Ukraine" Culture Box and the pleasure surpassed our expectations. [...] And what a great playlist! Indeed an unforgettable cooking experience.
    Genevieve Proulx
  • inspiring you to cook, while having fun
    Just Be Cooking is owned and operated by an incredibly generous and talented Chef, Mari Rozyn [...] She's all about quality products and quality service so it's no surprise that each curated box of delicious goodness is filled with something unique and fun every single time!
    Chef Doris Fin
    ChefDorisFin.com

Our Suppliers

we love food, music & you!

Almost 7 Years In Business

Just Be Cooking was founded in 2017. Right from the start, we wanted to bring people together through food & music. It's been quite a journey (via a pandemic!). We hope you'll join us for the next part of our adventure.
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