Cooking Class - Simple and Sophisticated Italian

Discover a spread of Italian recipes that are sure to impress everyone at the table.

In this hands-on class with Chef Melissa, you will learn how to prepare a simple and sophisticated three-course Italian menu using time-honored Italian cooking techniques that yield incredible flavor profiles.

Some of the recipes and dishes you can look forward to adding to your culinary repertoire in this class include a garlicky and lemony shrimp scampi crostini appetizer featuring an herbaceous homemade gremolata, a vibrant homemade pesto pasta with beautifully blistered tomatoes for your entrée, and classic Italian biscotti that would make any Nonna proud.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Italian, Mother's Day, Pasta Making, Pescatarian

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Melissa

Kayako Mae S.

Kayako Mae

13 Feb 2020

I really enjoyed Chef Melissa's class especially because she taught me how to modify meals based on the dietary restrictions without compromising flavor and/or no need to make completely different meal because of it. I am slowly shifting focus to a vegetarian diet because I have been hearing many health benefits. Chef Melissa made it so easy to jump into these dishes so that I can start cooking at home. I highly recommend taking Chef Melissa's classes!

Guest reviews for Chef Melissa

Pam

Pam

04 Mar 2020

Chef Melissa’s culinary expertise and nutritional background have blown me away! Her heart goes into every single, scrumptious meal she prepares while understanding my personal food preferences and dietary needs. Her dishes burst with flavor, zesty creativity and freshness! She packs an abundance of fresh, high quality ingredients into every scrumptious morsel while artfully creating delectable flavor profiles that nourish the body and soul. The variety and flexibility that she offers when it comes to meal planning is something I truly appreciate. As an efficient communicator and highly organized professional, Chef Melissa makes meal-planning, grocery shopping and cooking look effortless. Her contagious energy and love for healthy meals makes her a pleasure to work with. Healthy never tasted this good! Thank you Chef!

Nadine

Nadine

26 Feb 2020

I recently enjoyed a lunch cooked by Chef Melissa and it was yummy, flavorful and healthy. After my well prepared meal of vegetable stew highlighting seasonal zucchini, farro arugula salad and fresh fruit chia pudding, I was happy and satisfied without feeling heavy. As a person she is engaging in a calm and friendly way and creative with food in ways that you will appreciate. My stomach and I look forward to another meal!

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With extensive culinary experience both in the restaurant industry and as a personal chef, Chef Melissa has a true passion for crafting recipes from scratch. After graduating from culinary school, Chef Melissa held various roles in the kitchen, including as a sous and pastry chef, and having a hand in opening three restaurants in New York City. Chef Melissa finds it incredibly rewarding to work with individuals, families, and groups, crafting incredible culinary experiences for all.

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