Our Story


At Just Be Cooking we believe food is an experience that has the power to change the world, because it directly affects how people feel and think. This is our mission and objective.

From cooking to eating and everything in between, we've been bringing people together since 2017.

We've had the pleasure and fun of hosting countless Cultural Cooking with Music Classes across Toronto alongside passionate local cultural chefs and musicians to create food experiences people could really connect with.

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

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


Growing up in a pretty high-strung environment (newly immigrant parents), although I never complained about the cooking, I did always yearn for calm. For peace. For reflection. That's why Just Be Cooking was born. To shine a light on the importance of living in the now through food.

My multi-cultural family (Polish dad and Ukrainian mum) meant I grew up embracing both traditions. Learning to appreciate the nuances and differences between cultures, I saw the power that food had in bringing people together.

That's when I took my 20 year career in Education and the Culinary Arts to create a place where people could 'Just Be'.

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