"We truly enjoy having Beth as a guest chef during our Culinary Experience week. Her menus are always inviting and scrumptious. With an eye to seasonality, we'll often see her walking the Spa's edible gardens before class to see how she can incorporate their fresh offerings into her menus. She is one of Austin's culinary gems and our guest's love her!"

— Robbie Hudson, Program Director • Lake Austin Spa Resort

"Beth makes the most amazing tailor-made and healthy meals for our family. She is extremely personable and receptive to any specific requests (or cravings!). Having Beth prepare our family's meals is like eating at a restaurant at the comfort of our home."

— Carlos and Carley Gomez

"Beth Pav is to Austin what Nigella Lawson is to London."

— Deborah Carter, Owner • Pink West Hair Salon 

"An amazing and talented chef, Beth has an uncanny ability to understand and deliver exactly the type of culinary experience her clients want whether that's for a large event or celebration, a small dinner party or cooking for one. Her passion collides with skill and experience making her one of the most reliable, trusted and outstanding culinary experts in Austin. In addition, she's an outstanding teacher and her depth of her culinary knowledge creates a fun, innovative and insightful class experience."

— Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Global Marketing Programs Coordinator • Whole Foods Market, Austin

"The two best words to describe Cooking by Designs food? Beautiful and delicious!"

— Karen Farnsworth, Candlelight Ranch

"Cooking by Design is a true culinary experience for all levels from experienced to novices.  As a Corporate Event Planner I have worked with Chef’s from around the US.  Chef Pav customizes her training to an individual’s style.  While her instruction feeds your mind the food you prepare together feeds the body.  My groups found an afternoon with Chef Pav to be stimulating and worth the time out of the office."

— Debra Gassoway, Independent Event Planner

"Beth Pav is one of the best chefs in Austin in any category you might choose.  She is especially well known for her execution of Asian cuisine. When we mail our 3,000 invitations every year for our “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” fundraiser, the phone begins to ring asking if Beth is cooking at any of the dinners…if the answer is “yes”…that dinner is sold out within two days.  But the remarkable thing about Beth is that not only does she have superb culinary skills, but she is such a caring person.  She gives back to the community in many ways and has the respect of her peers not only because of her abilities, but because of her heart.  …just like her cooking, nothing gimmicky, just simple and genuine…fabulous food, wonderful person!"

— Project Transitions: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

"Beth Pav is truly an expert in culinary design.  She is very passionate, enthusiastic, and successful in her business.  Her work is creative and beautiful in every way.  This is evident in her precise attention to detail through her presentations; notably my bridal shower luncheon. Beth believes in the best quality and puts her heart into her work."

— Shirin Jalufka, Houston TX

"Cooking by Design provides a unique experience.  I have attended Beth Pav’s cooking classes and utilized her company
for catering special events.  Beth is the consummate professional.  The Cooking by Design facility is located in the hill country and
the views are wonderful (it reminds me a bit of Tuscany). 
My Christmas present to my friends was a cooking class with Beth.  We enjoyed a great afternoon learning, tasting and
creating some fantastic memories.  Thank you Beth providing
the best culinary experiences.  And I look forward to many
more with Cooking by Design."

— Karen Powanda, Owner • Kiss n' Makeup 

"Beth can make cooking exciting and fun, even for those who don’t like to cook!  At a demonstration at the library, she whipped up an amazing dish using all local and fresh ingredients, while sharing stories and tips with the audience.  She is just delightful—a very talented chef and a great teacher as well.  Thank you, Beth!"

— Barbara Hathaway, Director • Bee Cave Public Library