Cooking Class - Ode to Italian Cuisine

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Enjoy a spread of all-Italian classics, like pesto ravioli, creamy risotto and agrodolce.

After this immersive cooking class with Chef Desmond, you'll be prepared to show off your fresh pasta-making skills at any time. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to create perfect, pillowy, stuffed ravioli and more using authentic ingredients.

Start by making fresh pasta from scratch to stuff with fillings and douse in a rich pesto sauce. Next, cook an herbaceous dish of saffron risotto before preparing a fresh tuna steak smothered in a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce. End by whipping up an indulgent Italian pear almond cake.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Gourmet, Italian, Pasta Making, Pescatarian

Reviews guests left for this experience



25 Feb 2022

Chef Desmond was great. He was on time, very entertaining, a great teacher and the food was great. It was such a fun date night with my husband!



07 Feb 2022

Chef Desmond was prompt and prepared. He walked us through the entire process and was incredibly entertaining with stories along the way. He was professional and a joy to host.



15 Jan 2022

We had a great time learning from Desmond and the food was amazing!

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Chef Desmond loves using inventive methods to teach others about food and nutrition. He’s even created educational rap lyrics on the subject! He holds a master's degree in nutritional studies from Cambridge, has co-created several textbooks and is currently working his own cookbook. He’s also been featured in print and television, including "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netflix. Chef Desmond is excited to share his creative energy with aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

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Chef Desmond will travel to guests within Philadelphia for this experience.

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