Cooking Class - Homemade Italian Classics for Beginners

Learn how to prepare iconic dishes inspired by fresh, Mediterranean ingredients.

In this hands-on cooking class, Chef Ricky will teach you how to make homemade pasta and fresh ricotta cheese to feature in a variety of beloved Italian dishes using high-quality ingredients and smart cooking techniques along the way.

Begin by showcasing shrimp in a traditional scampi with garlic, butter and herbs. Next, layer your handmade pasta and ricotta into a comforting lasagne al forno, then focus on knife skills and presentation while preparing a colorful vegetable ratatouille. Finish with a sweet take on your fresh ricotta as a creamy filling for classic cannoli.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Date Night, Father's Day, Holiday, Italian, Mother's Day, Pasta Making, Pescatarian, Valentine's
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Reviews guests left for this experience



29 Apr 2024

Our team had a great time learning how to make some homemade Italian classics with Chef Ricky. We booked this class as a team-building activity, and really enjoyed it. We definitely recommend!



21 Apr 2024

He was incredible! Very informative, friendly, and entertaining. He explained instructions wonderfully and was so knowledgeable. I had an amazing experience and will definitely come back with friends and family.



21 Apr 2024

Chef Ricky was amazing. Informative and helpful so there was no pressure and only fun. He had everything prepared for us in advance and the meal was delicious. I highly recommend Cozymeal and chef Ricky. Oh and we made the beat cannoli I’ve ever had!

$ 105 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal.

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Chef Ricky is a renowned chef instructor and research and development chef bringing nearly 40 years of experience to the table. He notes his greatest achievements to be developing and launching multiple successful Asian restaurants and business concepts as well as coaching an ACF team to two national championships. Chef Ricky specializes in Pacific Rim cooking and is passionate about enabling aspiring chefs to turn their ambitions into reality.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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