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A new way of bringing people together, at Just Be Cooking we believe where there's food, there should always be music.

Music has the power to change the world because it changes people, connecting us to ourselves and others.

That's why since 2017 we've hosted countless cooking with music events across Toronto, Canada alongside passionate local cultural chefs and musicians to create cooking with music experiences people could really connect with.

From Cultural Cooking Classes with Music to Culture Boxes with Music (post pandemic) we've come a long way.

What has remained constant has been the joy of connecting people to each other through food, music and conversation. We hope you welcome the joy into your life too.


With over 20 years experience in the Education & Training Industry, including Leadership Roles in both the academic and culinary sectors, I started Just Be Cooking in 2017 with one goal in mind: To bring people together through food, music and conversation.

Growing up in a multi-cultural family (Polish dad and Ukrainian mum), both heritages had a vibrate history of fantastic food, memorable music and candid conversations.

I grew up embracing all of it, and I was hooked.

The power that culture and music had in bringing people together was visible, and I yearned for others to share in those moments with each other.

That's when I quit my comfy government job, taking my three passions of teaching, cooking & singing to open a place where people could 'Just Be'.

Since then I've been privileged to host countless Culinary Cultural Cooking Classes with Music, Holiday Supper Clubs Events and Fusion Pop Up Dinners across Toronto, collaborating with some of the city's most renowned chefs like Sang Kim, Jean Regis and Doris Fin.

It's been quite a journey (via a pandemic!).

Please join us for the next part of our adventure!

Chef Mari Rozyn,
Founder & Owner of Just Be Cooking