Wonderwerk Kitchen
Wonderwerk Kitchen
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We envision a world in which people of all races, ethnicities, and religions can live in harmony with one another. We think it's a great idea to start by eating together, since we ended up getting separated while looking for food! At our place, we introduce you to authentic Kerala cuisine, and we are eager to learn about the traditions and cuisine in your place too!
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Edapparambil, Cheepunkal P.O., Kottayam 686563 India
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  • Ratheesh M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable experience shared and it's more than just food.
    A place, we are welcomed to express, share and learn skills and have a good company and for lat of talks. Jess is a really skilled chef, host, and a good companion. From the welcome drink to everything he cooked for us over the 2 days has been so delicious and he blends the masalas so well that it just gives the right taste. We spend late night talking experiences and ideas. The right ambience also make this space so special. I was lucky to cook there and Jess helped me a lot. I will surely return again to learn more.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you had thoroughly enjoyed the experiences here with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We wish to meet you again.
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Vivek S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cooking class in Kerala
    My brother and I just attended this cooking class and we had an amazing time. This is our 5th day in Kerala and it is our favorite experience here so far. The instructor, Jes, made us a wide array of Kerala foods while teaching us exactly how each step was done. Jes also took us on a walk where we picked some fresh moringa and banana leaves that we used to cook with later in the class. This was an incredible experience and I highly recommend you consider booking a class for yourself.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! It was our pleasure to share the experiences with you!
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Mor A
    Bangkok, Thailand104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The coolest venue in kumarakom.
    Can you imagine as you are either a foodie or a cook. That at this small pin in kumarakom.. Chef Jes will introduce you to his modern kitchen. The wonderwerk!! Recipes with no exact ratio but all about passion , enthusiasm ,creation, good sense , fun..I enjoyed every bit of the session. The live cooking was very much in detail , tips , and participation. The menu were variety of seafood and also meat if you make any requests. Chef can arrange everything. But you shouldn't miss all his prawn and fish menu. They really kicked my taste buds. There were three of us.. after the session we had a meal together and shared some of our journey itineraries. Thank you chef. I will keep you posted your recipes in my home kitchen.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you have enjoyed every bit of the culinary journey with us! Thank you for being a part of our journey! We look forward to meet you again.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Stacey E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true gem of a place
    When I travel, I prefer to be able to experience local life and culture. Here the food was not only local but expertly prepared with love, care and great attention to detail. Everyone working there at all times wanted to make sure my needs were met. Jesvanth did everything he could to ensure I had a great time from showing me local attractions to touring me around local areas. I am an avid traveler and can’t say enough about my experience here. A gem of a place that is giving back to it’s community.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Christine t
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing cooking class
    I did the cooking class with Jesvanth and it was amazing! The class started with a tuk tuk to the local market where the fresh vegetables were purchased, and then the next hours were spent talking about food, tasting food and preparing a beautiful lunch which we all enjoyed. He caters to your vegetarian or non-vegetarian requests and the lunch was just amazing. We had a great day and he has great stories to tell about how Wonderwerk kitchen started. If you are interested in doing a cooking class, then this should be the one you do!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Madhurya S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience
    I had opted for the Sunset cruise+Dinner, had the most incredible experience here. The dinner and snacks provided were delicious. They took us to the sunset point on time, we spent quite some there and it was a surreal experience. After speaking to the owners of this place (Jesvanth and Sanu), their passion towards serving the best to the guests makes this place stand out. They're kind, passionate and friendly. I look forward to visiting this place again. Definitely recommend people to check this out.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Daniel B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderwerkfull!
    A lovely experience with Jes, going to the market to pick up coconut oil and fresh chicken and vegtables. Watching as the spices were ground up and the dishes created was a spectacle. Eating the end result was magical and *really* tasty Both the Wife and I had a great and fun time thanks to Jes's personality and passion. Dont think, just go and see fo yourself!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Travel07330896586
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing Kerala food experience
    Jesvanth is an amazing host wth a great appreciation of the local farming culture, the spices and the foods of the Kerala region. My wife and daughter took copious notes on the cooking techniques and how to protect the spices while cooking. I, on the other hand, was just happy to watch, experience and taste the food as it was being prepared with the final meal a real celebration of the Kerala culture of food. The beautiful riverside location again really added to the Backwaters experience.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Adventure822179
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth every moment spent here…
    This was a truly wonderful experience. Our host, Jesvanth, was fabulous and worked with our knowledge of cooking to give us so many tips and ideas - we can’t wait to try them! The food was incredible and the meal we shared was amazing. We loved getting to know Jesvanth and hearing of his experiences. It was relaxing and full of information and tasting foods and spices in a beautiful setting. We would recommend this fabulous experience to anyone!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 October 2023
  • MarcePatten
    71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Experience We're So Thankful For
    While staying at Little Chembaka, a highlight of our stay, apart from the beautiful Backwaters, was our time with Jesvanth (Jes). He was so generous with his time and knowledge of local cuisine. Jes' cooking class is a must do! We genuinely learnt so much. It goes with saying that all of the food was incredible. The experience was not limited to the kitchen as Jes took us on extraordinary tours of the local markets, eating places and temples. Unforgettable!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to share the experiences with you. We are thrilled to know that you have loved the experience.
    Written 24 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
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Mansi
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Jeswant and Sanu's kitchen was an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kerala for our trip. They made our families feel at home and catered to every need (vegetarian, no onions, no rice, etc., etc.) which made our experience even more meaningful. We loved our initial dinner so much that we returned the next day for another dinner! The dishes they served us were completely different than the night before. We also returned for an early morning cruise on the backwaters which was a serene trip despite the overcast skies. This is truly a gem that was recommended to us by our tour operator initially but it's their hospitality that kept us coming back for more! It is evident that this is their passion project and I hope they continue to thrive in their adventure. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who may be traveling to this region. Not to be missed!
Written 26 December 2022
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Hannah T
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wonderwerk kitchen is a passion project and you can taste this in the food! It’s not just a meal, but an experience learning about traditional Kerala cuisine. We also did a cooking class here where we learnt to cook several different traditional dishes, so it ended up being great value. I recommend to anyone who loves food or wants to learn more about Kerala culture and will 100% return here
Written 6 May 2023
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Thank you so much for the excellent review! It was our pleasure to host you. We are glad to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the cooking experience with us.
Written 8 May 2023
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Soumya
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Wonderwerk... Here you get a delicious and authentic Kerala cuisine. An aspirant chef by name Jaswant keep you occupied not just with the food but also with his stories and talks :). It's an interactive kitchen to say, where the chef and his team sit along with you and talk while you have your food, which is a nice way to know things about the place and at the same time feel comfortable being at the place.

Here, food is not only cooked with perfection but also presented with the same perfection for guests. I'm a vegetarian and I liked the food they provided :) and very pleased by the way it was presented. They also offer fresh fruit juices and tasty snacks.

Thanks to Jaswant, Vimal, Sanu and Sanu's wife for serving delicious food during.my stay there and also making me feel comfortable.
Written 6 February 2023
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Pavneet sidhu
Patiala, India19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Meeting Jesvanth and eating the food he cooks was an absolute pleasure. The kitchen is decorated beautifully and shows his passion for cooking. The food was the best food i have had in kerala and jesvanth knows how to create a beautiful dinning experience with providing the history behind all the dishes he prepares. A must try.
Written 20 September 2022
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1sara2017
Hertfordshire, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went for a sunrise boat trip with Canoe Kerala, who arranged breakfast for us at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the host awesome! Food was cooked fresh right in front of us, an authentic Kerala breakfast that really hit the spot :) Highly recommend going for breakfast, lunch or dinner - they also offered homestay accommodation which looked great. Thanks again for a wonderful breakfast and sitting down to chat with us!
Written 11 November 2022
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Shannon W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited Kerala from New York City and went on a midday cruise with Canoe Kerala (highly recommend!). As part of the cruise, we were treated to a delicious, local lunch at Wonderwerk Kitchen. First off, the location is amazing and serene, right on the water, with really good vibes. The food was so fresh and flavorful. The best part though was getting to chat with the owner (Jes) who shared his vision for his restaurant, told us all about the food and shared some wisdom he’s gained from traveling. I’m at a bit of a crossroads in my life and it was so nice to have an open, honest convo with somebody from across the world. Definitely stop by and try this delicious place!
Written 25 December 2023
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you have loved the experiences here with us.
Written 2 January 2024
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K B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Jas is a fantastic cook & storyteller. His kitchen is warm, welcoming and a treat for all the senses. We were so lucky that he spent the time and effort to take us through the history, ideology and passion that comes through in the food. He graciously offered us the use of his canoe for a trip down the water. Highly recommend only for those who genuinely want to experience a real taste of gods own country from a guide who knows the culture and experiences of this land.
Written 25 February 2023
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Marzia G
Barcelona, Spain89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Jesvanth is a chef with a heart! He cooked on three different occasions for me: a wonderful tasting dinner menu with several different dishes from Kerala, a scrumptious Indian breakfast and the BEST chicken biryani I’ve ever had in my life! You can watch him cook while he tells you stories about how significant food has been throughout his life, or you can simply enjoy being treated as a family guest in his kitchen. I highly recommend having at least one or two meals with him while in Kumarakom!!
Written 30 November 2023
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Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you have loved the cooking experience here with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
Written 23 December 2023
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Kristina H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We took the 4hr cooking class and had a fantastic time! The whole crew of people that work on the property are so wonderful we absolutely loved meeting and spending time with all of them. We first went to get some ingredients for our meal as we went to the fish market to pick out what was fresh and learned some tips on picking out our seafood. After, we went into a few shops to try all the different snacks to hold us over while we cooked. We also stopped by the place where they pick up local-made coconut oil and spices. Our final stop was a quick refreshment of sweet and salty lemonade! Once we got back to the kitchen, we learned to cook and use all the spices as Jesvanth prepared each dish. He filled the time sharing stories from his past, explaining the why behind the spices, and making us feel right at home. It was a blast getting to cook with him. By the end, we had seven or eight dishes we sat at the table and shared the meal with. It was wonderful sharing the night with Jesvanth!
Written 16 December 2023
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Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to know that you have loved the cooking experience here with us. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
Written 23 December 2023
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Luke J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The best food I have had in India! Jes deserves a Michelin Star for his talent - I could not stop eating! Each dish is expertly crafted and made fresh using local ingredients. Jes’ warm and friendly nature makes it a pleasure to eat in his kitchen. I will be coming back next time I am in Kerala.
Written 9 November 2022
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