Cooking Class - Italian Inspiration

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Step into the shoes of an Italian chef, creating rustic crostini and perfect handmade pasta.

Some of the world's favorite recipes originated in Italy, and now you can master the art of Italian cooking. Join Chef Mert in this hands-on cooking class and learn the recipes and techniques behind these Italian classics.

First on your menu is a trio of garlic-herb crostini topped with savory combinations of ingredients like bacon, ricotta and artichokes. Try your hand at homemade pasta making as you prepare a creamy, salty pappardelle pasta carbonara. Save room for dessert and create a rich and perfectly sweet homemade tiramisu.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Date Night, Group, Holiday, Italian, Pasta Making

Reviews guests left for this experience



02 Feb 2023

Chef Mert was just fabulous. I can't say enough. My dad, brother, and I did the pasta making class- even though we are above novice in skill, we were able to learn so much from Chef Mert - not to mention the food was absolutely delicious. Could not recommend enough!



04 Dec 2022

Chef Mert was amazing. He explained what he was doing every step of the way. He offered insight to his experience and gave tips on where to buy ingredients. Everyone had a great time

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29 May 2023

We had a wonderful time with Chef Mert celebrating my boyfriends birthday. We did the private pizza cooking class and it was so fun. We learned so much and got to eat delicious food. He was so kind and welcoming. Highly recommend!

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Chef Mert hails from a family of exceptional cooks who take pride in their Balkan and Mediterranean culinary cultures. He applied his natural talents while working at Michelin-starred Spago Beverly Hills. His experience preparing meals for A-list celebrities and food critics helped expand his enterprise as a private chef. In Chef Mert’s view, cuisine is an artform where passion and soul are as important as flavor and texture.

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Chef Mert will travel to guests within Orange County for this experience.

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