Just Be Cooking

Connect through Culture

Bringing people together through Food, Music & Conversation.
TORONTO, CANADA

How it works

Bringing people together through Food, Music & Conversation.

Mindful Cultural Food Experiences delivered to you!
We believe cooking is a mindful experience. That's why our Culture Boxes are equipped with everything you need for a unique cooking and dining event your whole family can connect with.

1. 

Choose

One-time purchase OR Subscribe & Save! Choose your first Culture Box, then look forward to a unique dish each month. Some will be savory, others sweet. What a treat!
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2. 

Delivery

We offer FREE same-day delivery in Southern Ontario! Our boxes stay fresh while on their way to you. Skip your next order OR Cancel anytime.
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3. 

Enjoy

Open your Culture Box and make an authentic connection! Get exotic ingredients, recipes, special tools paired with optional wine or beer, plus music to match & more!
What's In A Culture Box?

Our Culture Boxes

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French Chocolate Cake
Curated playlist:
French Modern
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French Crème Caramel
Curated playlist:
French Modern
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French Lemon Tart
Curated playlist:
French Modern
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French Quiche Lorraine
Curated playlist:
French Modern
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Indian Tandoori
Curated playlist:
Bollywood Music
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Indigenous Box for Dad
Curated playlist:
Indigenous
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Irish Guinness Stew
Curated playlist:
Irish Traditional
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Irish Soda Bread
Curated playlist:
Irish Folk
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Italian Pizza
Curated playlist:
Classic Italian
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Japanese Mochi
Curated playlist:
Japanese
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Middle Eastern Cookie Box
Curated playlist:
Middle Eastern
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Persian Noodle Stew
Curated playlist:
Persian
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Polish Jam Cookies
Curated playlist:
Polish Folk
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Polish Pierogi
Curated playlist:
Polish Folk
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Turkish Künefe
Curated playlist:
Turkish
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Ukrainian Forshmak
Curated playlist:
Ukrainian Folk
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Uyghur Wonton Soup
Curated playlist:
Uyghur Modern Folk
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What's in a Culture Box?

Authentic Recipes, Ingredients, Tools & Drinks!

We know quality matters. That's why each Culture Box includes only premium ingredients along with researched recipes that take some TLC, all the tools you'll need paired with wine or beer.

Curated Music + Cooking Mindfully Booklet

We help make cooking a mindful experience. That's why our boxes come with a curated playlist to enjoy while you cook plus our Cooking Mindfully Booklet with tips on how to stay connected while you eat.

Conversation Cards

Keep the party going with our Conversation Starter Place Cards. Include your guests names on each card and get to know more about them through the questions underneath.

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:
FridayJune 28th

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?

A Canadian-owned, female-led culinary company providing Cultural Food Experiences in a  box.

Our unique "Culture Boxes" contain everything you need to make delicous & nutritious cultural dishes from scratch, while also connecting you to your food and those around you.

100%
Canadian

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

Female-Led
Business

Founded by Chef Mari Rozyn, with a strong focus on bringing people together through food & songs. 
Our Story

Southern Ontario (only)

- for now! As we grow and develop, our delivery range will naturally increase.
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Premium Ingredients

We know what goes into something makes a BIG difference. That's why we only source from the best and sustainable places. 

Meticulous Research

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

Biodegradable Packaging

We only use environmentally friendly packaging. From corn liners, paper bags to cassava plastic and glass jars, we pride ourselves on our maintained sustainablitly. 

Culture Box of the Month

Indigenous Box for Dad

Vegetarian stew with local squash, corn and beans.  

Delivered by Friday, June 28th
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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 important 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!

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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