Cooking Class - Handcrafted Italian Meal

Learn how to craft flavorful Italian dishes from scratch.

Dive into the wonderful world of Italian cuisine in this fun and immersive cooking class. Led by the expert Chef Karen, you will master the art of cooking homemade Italian food from scratch. Learn how to make crispy arancini filled with a roasted tomato chutney. Then, create a homemade pasta dough to make your own fettuccini and ravioli paired with alfredo sauce. Plus, learn how to roast zucchini, squash and peppers as a side. Finally, finish the meal with a decadent tiramisu for dessert layered with lady fingers, coffee and mascarpone.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Couples, Father's Day, Fun, Italian, Mother's Day, Pasta Making
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Reviews guests left for this experience

Eric

Eric

12 Jun 2024

Chef Karen has this dialed in — from the food to her loving teaching style to the timing of pulling it all together. I’m still blown away at what we made in our own kitchen.

Fokke

Fokke

03 May 2024

This was amazing and so much fun! Thank you Chef Karen. Definitely booking again.

David

David

25 Apr 2024

We just finished our class (Handcrafted Italian) with Chef Karen, which we had booked for date night because we had recently been given the gift of a pasta machine and wanted to learn how to use it. The class was a great learning experience and a lot of fun, and to top it off, we shared a delicious dinner after class was over! Communication prior to the our class (through Cozymeal's messaging system) was excellent. Karen showed up right on the dot despite the fact that she had traveled from pretty far away to get to our place in San Francisco. Karen is super-organized, and we could feel the experienced professional chef vibes from the moment she walked through the door. My husband and I are reasonably good home cooks and working together with Karen, we were able to put together this pretty complex meal in under two hours. We signed up for this class because I wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch using the machine. She taught us how to make two types of pasta: ravioli stuffed with a nice mushroom filling and fettuccine. I think I'll be able to make both of those having had this class. The class also included making a pesto and alfredo sauce, making arancini, and making tiramisu. The sauces and dessert are easy enough for us. To be honest, we were not all that interested in making arancini, which I usually find a little uninteresting, but Karen had prepared (prior to the class) a superb vegetable risotto, and the arancini were sublime, better than any I'd had previously, including in Italy. Perfectly fried up by my husband, who had never deep-fried anything in his life prior to today! During the cooking class, Karen occasionally threw in tips here and there about how we could improve a few of our cooking techniques. For example, the arancini had a flour/egg/panko coating, similar to what you use when you make wienerschnitzel. I always make a mess of it, and I was making a mess of the panko used to finally coat the arancini. Karen showed me a better technique - to handle the arancini with one hand, and keep the other hand clean, so I could put the arancini ball in the panko and use the clean hand to coat the ball. This keeps the panko clean. I'll definitely put this technique to use in the future for a variety of things that I cook. Sure, I could have learned to make fresh pasta from some online video, and probably even gotten it right after a few tries, but it was so much more fun with Chef Karen, and we had a fabulous meal after class with a lot of leftovers. Thanks, Cozymeal and Karen, for a great experience!

$ 119 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 4-course meal.


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With over 20 years of kitchen experience, Chef Karen has done it all, from earning culinary degrees in pastry and restaurant management to working with Michelin-star chefs. She began cooking Southern soul food at age seven and now owns and operates her own catering company. She's even prepared gourmet dishes for A-listers and celebrity clients! It's all part of Chef Karen's mission of, "Building a greater community one smile at a time."

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

Chef Karen will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.

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