Cooking Class - Fresh Italian Fare

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Master the art of preparing classic Italian dishes while elevating your cooking skills.

In this hands-on class with Chef Vanessa, you'll learn how to cook a traditional three-course Italian meal using high-quality ingredients and professional cooking techniques.

Begin the class by putting a spin on a classic risotto by handcrafting risotto cakes with cannellini beans, Parmesan cheese and a touch of lemon zest. Next, you'll make homemade linguine pasta served with sautéed shrimp and sun-dried tomato pesto. Finally, Chef Vanessa will teach you how to prepare homemade pizzelle cookies for dessert — an iconic Italian favorite!

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Gourmet, Holiday, Italian, Pasta Making, Pescatarian, Valentine's

Reviews guests left for this experience



24 Jun 2022

This was so much fun! I planned this as a surprise date night for my husband and he loved it! Chef Vanessa was so friendly and a great instructor. All 3 dishes we made were so good! We’re excited to make these dishes for our family.



14 Apr 2022

Chef Vanessa was amazing to work with - she was so personable and imparted not only cooking wisdom, but also some great recommendations for new restaurants to try in our area. Highly recommend taking her class and enjoying some amazing Italian food!



12 Mar 2022

So much fun! Delicious food! Perfect date night. We learned so much and had a blast! After going to chef Vanessa’s we would definitely use cozy meal again

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After graduating from culinary school, Chef Vanessa left her corporate accounting career and began a new career as a chef instructor. Since then, she has assumed roles teaching inner-city teens, parents, seniors and cafeteria staff across Massachusetts with a focus of healthy cooking on a budget. Her other past roles included cooking demos for the general public at the Boston Public Market.

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