Cooking Class - Healthy and Hearty Italian Fare

Join Chef Rachel and discover an Italian menu perfect for weeknight meals or impressing guests.

In this hands-on class with Chef Rachel, you will learn how to prepare a healthy and hearty three-course Italian dinner menu using fresh, high-quality ingredients and time-honored Italian cooking techniques.

You will begin by building a bruschetta appetizer where warm, juicy tomatoes are anchored by mushrooms to add meatiness and depth of flavor. Then, you will learn a healthier take on a classic lasagna that features turkey and zucchini pasta. Lastly, you will end on a sweet note by learning how to prepare a traditional homemade Italian panna cotta.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Fun, Italian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Carson M.


07 Feb 2020

Last weekend in Memphis we had a great CozyMeal experience. We love to cook and it was an awesome event with @ChefRachel901 learning how to cook Turkey Lasagna w/Zucchini Pasta. Everything was delicious, we learned cooking tips, listened to music and enjoyed every minute. We would definitely recommend Chef Rachel and the CozyMeal experience!

Sarah P.


09 Dec 2019

Rachel was a delight to work with. The home is in a wonderful neighborhood minutes from downtown Memphis and just a stones throw from the river. I'll start with the food: she prepared ahead of time a panna cotta and play on zuppa toscana. The soup was absolutely mind-blowing, there was such a deep flavor profile and the pop of spice definitely jazzed it up. I could immediately tell Rachel's style from the bold southern flavors accompanying this traditional Italian fare. The panna cotta was lovely, and the sweet aroma of citrus filled the cup. Chef Rachel also demonstrated a shrimp ceviche and chicken/mushroom dish with braised kale. She showed technical skills while preparing the ceviche, which resulted in a wonderful palate pleaser both for the taste buds and eyes. The bright herbs she used gave a wonderful contrast to the shrimp. Lastly, the mushroom sauce was very creamy, chicken cooked perfectly, and the kale...was amazing.

Guest reviews for Chef Rachel



11 Dec 2019

Best pizza ever with fresh veggies!! Yummers!!

Meet your chef

Chef Rachel
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Chef Rachel graduated from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts but began her culinary career years before that. She has been working as a personal chef and caterer for over a decade. Her innovative approach to food was inspired by her son, who has autism. His strict dietary needs forced her to become more creative in the kitchen. Chef Rachel identifies as an "edible artist," creating dishes that look just as nice as they taste.

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