Enjoy a lavish Italian feast worthy of a swanky steakhouse!
In this class, Chef Francesca shares her Italian heritage and years of cooking experience to bring you an authentic Italian culinary adventure in which you'll learn an array of valuable culinary skills.
Your hands-on class begins with an appetizer of elegant eggplant rolls stuffed with salty prosciutto and creamy fontina cheese. Next, create an iconic Italian classic: silky carbonara with a simple egg and pecorino sauce before moving learning to expertly cook an impressive ribeye steak served with potatoes and truffle oil. Conclude with an airy white chocolate mousse.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
With arugula and balsamic, potatoes with parsley and truffle oil
White Chocolate Mousse With Pistachio
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if noted prior to the event. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request as adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.
Fantastic experience! Really fun activity with a friend or sig other, and we learned some simple but delicious new dishes - including fresh pasta! Francesca is very knowledgeable and warm, and her home kitchen is open and inviting. Would sign up again!
18 Jun 2023
Chef Francesca instantly made us feel at home - we truly felt like we were visiting with an old friend. Her kitchen is cozy, beautifully decorated and perfect for the occasion; we got inspired by so many ideas and things we’d like to implement in our own kitchen! The class was a perfect blend of educational demos and hands-on tasks with a lot of naturally flowing dialogue. Chef Francesca’s style of teaching is professional and packed with great learning, while also very friendly, relaxing and funny with a lot of organic laughs and great “a-ha” moments. My group was truly fascinated with observing her work her magic, being able to apply a lot of things instantly, but also walking away with so many new learnings, tips and best practices we can apply in our own cooking at home. And the food - wow!! It was truly delicious! Everything from start to finish was wonderful! We concluded the experience very happy: bellies filled with amazing food, minds filled with great new ideas and learning and hearts filled with warmth. We couldn’t recommend this experience enough as a fun and new way to get together with loved ones and friends to learn something new and very applicable, while also creating some awesome memories! Thank you, Chef Francesca - we will be back!
15 Apr 2023
Beautiful experience! Learned new skills and the food was incredible! Definitely recommend Chef Francesca.
19 Jan 2023
Learning in Chef Francesca's kitchen is like cooking with a friend. We enjoyed a fabulous meal and wonderful conversation, and learned new techniques that we'll definitely be using at home. We highly recommend Chef Francesca's classes and hope to be back in the future!
14 Jan 2023
My wife and I had a great time! Francesca's house is cute and the food was incredible. She made us feel very comfortable and it was a great combo of learning how to make the dinner and feeling like it was a private chef experience. We would highly recommend Francesca's experience to anyone!
05 Jan 2023
Absolutely amazing experience!
22 Dec 2022
Francesca was very professional, inviting and nice. Her house is amazing and my date loves the ambiance! 10/10 very fun and the food we cooked was some of the best I have ever tried!
18 Dec 2022
Chef Francesca was great. Would love to do this again w friends or family. We did this for our anniversary…great idea and experience.
08 Dec 2022
What an amazing intimate experience! Chef Francesca was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the class and learning to make pasta from scratch. We even got to use her family's olive oil which was awesome!
The other dinner guests were great as well and enjoyed the conversations and the company. Would highly recommend!
07 Dec 2022
This was a wonderful class. Chef Francesca is warm and knowledgeable. Her home is cozy as well. The food was amazing! Would definitely take another class with Chef Francesca again. It was also nice to meet other people and have good food and conversation.
04 Dec 2022
Had a great time, learned a lot and look forward to another class soon
07 Oct 2022
This is experience was truly extraordinary! Chef Francesca curated such an intimate, fun and delicious night for us and I cannot recommend her enough. The menu was exquisite, her home was adorable and we had so much fun learning about her cooking methods and getting to know her. 10 out of 10!
03 Oct 2022
Chef Francesca was so kind and we had an excellent time learning to make homemade pasta. 10/10 would recommend this cooking class experience
14 Aug 2022
She was amazing. We had a wonderful experience and cant wait to have another class with Chef Franchesca.
22 Jun 2021
My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful experience with Francesca -- her kitchen is gorgeous, her company is wonderful, and her food is absolutely exquisite -- it was the best meal we've had as long as we can remember. I highly recommend this experience!
07 Mar 2021
This was a magical experience with Chef Francesca in her wonderful kitchen. I'm so happy to have had the experience.
22 Feb 2021
The experience and the meal were beyond amazing! I gifted this cooking class to my fiance and he absolutely loved it. Chef Francesca was very clear in instructing us and was nice enough to answer our questions when confused.
15 Nov 2020
We had an awesome time with Francesca! We made a delicious dinner, and learned how to make it next time by ourselves. Francesca was very welcoming and patient, and we are really grateful to her for a wonderful evening. Highly recommended.
21 Sep 2019
Cooking with Francesca was like being right back in Italy, only this time we got to visit a friend in their home. It made our vacation a special memory we are still talking about today, and will never forget.
19 Mar 2019
Francesca was amazing! We had so much fun and the food was incredible!
22 Oct 2018
09 Oct 2018
Chef Francesca was amazing! So nice and so informative! Thank you so much! I had such a great time with her and my girlfriend and the food was amazzzzzinnnnggg!!!! Her places was also very cute and cozy and was such a wonderful experience! Thank you and I look forward to trying this again with her as well trying to make it on my own from scratch!
29 Sep 2018
Francesca was fun, had just the right energy and made us feel welcome and taken care of in her adorable home. We would def do it again. AND THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. Will she be our friend and show us ALL THE THINGS ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING? Great daytime date event for us!
24 Sep 2018
Amazing experience, Francesca was friendly, informative, and fun! Her authentic Italian accent, authentic Italian dishes, made for a magical evening for me and the girlfriend. Will book again!
13 Aug 2018
So much fun! Chef Francesca is professional yet approachable and very sweet. My husband and I tried her "Italian Steakhouse" class which included learning how to make fresh pasta for the primi. Highly recommend!
22 Jul 2018
Francesca was amazing! I ended up surprising my wife with the Italian Dinner for her birthday and it couldn't have been better. It ended up being us and another couple in Chef Francesca's quaint apartment and she patiently guided us through cooking homemade pasta and steak while answering questions about ingredients, the process, and best restaurants to go to in LA for Italian. The food was AMAZING and fresh, and the whole experience extremely fun! Not only would we do Cozymeal and this again, but we HIGHLY recommend Chef Francesca!
10 Jul 2018
Francesca was a fantastic chef and we had a great experience. She was very inviting and altered the menu on the spot given how hot it was the day we came.
I'd recommend taking any of her classes as she has great technique and interesting stories about the food culture around LA and the world
19 Apr 2018
She is awesome and I learned a lot. The food was amazing. The location is great. We ran out of wine and she even gave us some of her personal wine!
16 Apr 2018
Francesca was incredible. Personally we prefer the type of clsss where you get to do everything 100% on your own so I was a bit disappointed to find it cozy meal doesn’t do it that way but Francesca more than made up for it. From Her welcoming home to setting the month with perfect fmusic she made it an amazing experience. Great simple recipes!
07 Apr 2018
An intimate, playful, and awesome experience. Chef Francesca was a wonderful host on a flavor adventure. Everything was perfect. A+++
11 Mar 2018
A lovely evening with amazing food and instruction from Francesca
19 Feb 2018
We had a wonderful time learning how to make pasta, and had some amazing food. Thank you, Chef Francesca!
18 Jul 2017
We had a great time! The only downside was that the kitchen is just a tad small.
The food was fantastic and Chef Francesca was lovely!
18 Jan 2017
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at Chef Francesca's! She provided us a great and unique experience, and best of all we left stuffed with wonderful, homemade, Italian food. Would definitely recommend :)
25 Oct 2016
Chef Francesca was amazing. I took my wife for her birthday. We had a wonderful time. Learned a lot, asked questions, and ate delicious food! Will definitely be doing this again, especially with Chef Francesca.
15 Oct 2016
We had an amazing time cooking and eating with Francesca. She really taught us many things that we found useful. It boosted our motivation to cook at home more! Francesca was welcoming but also really cool as a person and we had so many interesting conversations with her. The dinner was of course delicious! Overall, with this price and the quality of the whole experience, it was more than worth it! Thank you, Francesca!
26 Sep 2016
I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend's birthday and I can't speak highly enough about Francesca and the experience we had with her during our course. Firstly, her home was just the type of environment you'd want to walk into, truly a chef's home, it was warm, invited and featured many of Francesca's favorite dishes on the walls, not the mention the wine bottle mural she and Paolo made with wine corks, it was very cool. Her cooking was exquisite, it seemed every element of the meal had a story and a connection to her past or present which was an experience you just don't get a restaurant, that opened up an entire evening of learning about Italian and general Western Europe cooking culture. While our main goal was to learn how to make pasta from scratch, we learned a ton about cooking steak, pairing sides and entree's and why things are better done one way than another. I can't recommend Francesca enough, she's a great chef and an even better person. She treated us with nothing but the upmost hospitality and answered all of our questions. I'd give her 15 stars if I could!
Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Francesca
19 Sep 2023
What a great experience! Chef Francesca was amazing! In addition to being very knowledgeable about cooking, she is a great teacher! We learnt how to make two types of pasta and with different techniques, also made two sauces. She taught us the authentic way and the modern way. Also, everything was taught in detail and with patience so everyone could learn to make pasta firsthand.
I would recommend her class to anyone who loves food and wants to learn cooking in the best way!
10 Sep 2023
Francesca was wonderful
23 Jun 2023
Chef Francesca was GREAT! Highly recommend her.
05 May 2023
Francesca was absolutely Amazing. My Wife and I took her class for our anniversary this week, and it was so much fun. 10/10 recommend! I would definitely do this again.
01 Apr 2023
My boyfriend and I did the one on one class with Francesca and had the most AMAZING time! We’re still dreaming about the yummy meal! She was so patient and informative and made everything feel so easy and achievable! She’s also super inspirational! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
14 Feb 2023
Absolutely loved this experience. Chef Francesca is super sweet and welcoming, as well as knowledgeable about cooking and taught us a lot. My husband and I have never made pasta before and we were able to make the most delicious dishes that we'll easily recreate at home. I would love to do another class with her and bring friends along too!
12 Feb 2023
Francesca was incredibly nice, we had learning the different steps of making pasta from scratch (and doing some of it ourselves), and the final product at the end was delicious!
06 Feb 2023
We loved our time with Chef Francesca. She was a great teacher.
05 Feb 2023
Purchased for my brother and his wife as a Christmas gift. They could not stop telling me how amazing the experience was and that they want to go back with my wife and I. They said Chef Francesca was a great teacher and an incredible host. Lastly, they said they don't know if they'll ever be able to eat Italian food again because the dishes they made at the class were so amazing.
02 Feb 2023
Excellent learning environment; chef Francesca provided a fantastic mix of hands on learning, demonstration, and real time feedback to support the learning experience. We were blown away and very happy!
29 Jan 2023
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Francesca.
18 Jan 2023
We had a lovely evening in Chef Francesca's kitchen. My son and I had fun learning how to make two different types of pasta, along with two delicious sauces. The whole experience was wonderful, and thanks to Chef, we're now able to recreate this meal for friends and family.
08 Jan 2023
An incredible culinary experience! Learning the intricacies of pasta making with Chef Francesca was not only fun but it put the YUM in YUMMY! Her knowledge and love of cooking was inspiring! A delight of all the senses! We can’t wait to do it again! Thanks Chef Francesca!!!
07 Jan 2023
wonderful experience and knowledgeable chef; excellent food; my family and I really had fun
06 Jan 2023
Just WOW! I purchased this experience as a Christmas present for my husband who was interested in learning how to make pasta from scratch and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience! The two pasta dishes (handmade fettuccine and raviolo) were unbelievably delicious and we learned a lot from her. She's a great teacher and gave us practical instruction that we can now implement in our own homes. Furthermore, Chef Francesca went above and beyond! She was friendly and welcoming, her home was warm and lovely, and the kitchen was spotless. We’d like to bring our friends next time for a double date! We highly recommend taking a class with Chef Francesca as she was a delight and we already can't wait to take another course!
23 Dec 2022
Chef Francesca was very welcoming and had amazing energy. Had an amazing experience and food was very delicious. Definitely would take another one of her classes.
17 Nov 2022
It was a fun experience, in a beautiful home. I would come back and cook with Chef Francesca again.
13 Nov 2022
Chef Francesca was amazing! Lots of great tips and a perfect date night. Thank you for sharing your home and your expertise.
06 Nov 2022
Francessca was an excellent and patient teacher. She has first hand experience cooking Italian food not only from living there, but also working in some of the top Italian restaurants in LA. She brought all of that knowledge to our class, and it was so much fun.
25 Oct 2022
Thank you so much for a wonderful class yesterday, Francesca! We had a great time, and I've been showing off our pasta creation photos to everyone. I will definitely recommend this to friends and family in Los Angeles area!
24 Oct 2022
Wonderful experience. Francesca is charming and knowledgeable. The food was excellent.
24 Oct 2022
19 Oct 2022
Excellent! Chef Francesca is a superb Chef and the experience was amazing
19 Oct 2022
A wonderful class and teacher. Francesca was personable, and I enjoyed the food we cooked
11 Oct 2022
Thank you for the wonderful evening! You were incredibly professional and warm, we appreciate you welcoming us into your home and feeding us your favorite foods. We already cannot wait to book our next meal!
04 Oct 2022
We took Chef Francesca’s class as part of a bachelorette celebration, and I can honestly say it was the highlight of our day. Her home was so clean, cozy, and beautiful! But it was truly Chef Francesca’s warm and welcoming presence that made the whole experience what it was. Not only was the food absolutely stunning (potentially one of my favorite meals of all time), but the whole experience seemed so personal and almost as if we were just hanging out with one of our close friends at their home. Chef Francesca shared a lot about her hometown in Italy, the food culture, and about the ingredients we were working with as well, which really made the class seem more intimate and special. I would 100% recommend Chef Francesca’s class and I will definitely be back to do another class with her if possible!
25 Sep 2022
Francesca warmly opened her home and taught us amazing Italian techniques that we will take into our own home for future meals. We had such a great time. We would definitely book again with family and friends. Also, we are now buying a pasta maker/kitchenaid for learning how to make it by hand and using a machine. Thanks for everything!
20 Sep 2022
Chef Francesca is absolutely amazing. The smaller format cooking class where she graciously hosts in her home kitchen is a really great hands-on experience. Francesca allowed us to try some of the flavors of her hometown in Sardinia and didn't laugh too hard at my attempt to mirror her pasta folding skills.
08 Jul 2022
Francesca was a delight and the meal was so good. We are already thinking about our next food experience with her.
07 Jun 2022
We took Chef Francesca’s cooking class and learned so much! My partner and I are both vegan and had a surprisingly difficult time to find a vegan tailored cooking class option. I messaged Francesca to see if she could tailor her class to be vegan and she did, and it was incredible! The food was amazing and we were very impressed. We thought it would be awkward to take a class inside her home, but it was so comfortable and very clean. She is welcoming and lets you cook with her for a totally hands-on experience. Then, while she prepares the plating you can eat the appetizers you made and ask her culinary questions. She is super informative and generous with her knowledge. We highly recommend her class!
02 Jun 2022
My friends and I really enjoyed Chef Francesca's pasta making class! Chef Francesca demonstrated the techniques and described the science behind them in clear, understandable ways. She was a gracious and warm host and made getting to know the other students fun. And both the carbonara and the mushroom ravioli dishes were amazing!
02 Jun 2022
super fun, learned and participated just the right amount, Francesca quickly adapted to my groups sense of humor.
02 Jun 2022
Fun and delicious experience! Making pasta was super fun and Francesca patiently taught us and answered all our questions
The food was great! highly recommended
23 May 2022
Absolutely wonderful time! We will be back!
20 May 2022
Amazing experience! As always, great to see Chef Francesca!
09 May 2022
Very personable and informative. We enjoyed her class and her hospitality. The food was amazing!
12 Apr 2022
Thank you so much Francesca, it was so great to meet you and we had an amazing time. We both learned so much and the pasta was so delicious. You are an amazing teacher and I would recommend you to anyone looking for this experience. Thank you again!
03 Apr 2022
Wow what an amazing experience. Chef Francesca was so warm and accommodating. She is a talented artist and her food was amazing. Will probably book something again.
15 Mar 2022
Our meal was fantastic and Francesca was a wealth of knowledge!! Would definitely recommend!
23 Feb 2022
Even better than expected! Great food and Francesca is a patient teacher willing to answer questions along the way. Such a great experience and we are excited to continue to make pasta after learning from Francesca.
21 Feb 2022
Chef Francesca is amazing! She is very personable and welcoming into her beautiful home. Covid precautions are taken seriously without negatively impacting the experience. The cooking instruction was easy to follow and fun with her guidance. The food came out great as well. We’ll definitely look to experience this again.
19 Feb 2022
Chef Francesca was wonderful and taught us a lot. Preparing the meal and sitting down to enjoy it was a great experience!
27 Jan 2022
Francesca class was amazing! She took her time teaching us and provided a lot of insight. We truly enjoyed ourselves and the food was amazing!
22 Jan 2022
Francesca was an amazing host and teacher. Very pleasant to talk to and very informative about the meal we were cooking. Welcoming and would definitely take a class from her again. On top of that the meal was delicious!! Thank you Francesca!!!
19 Dec 2021
What a lovely evening!
19 Dec 2021
The perfect night! Chef Francesca even gave us recommendations of places/things to eat for my upcoming trip to Italy!!
30 Nov 2021
This class with Francesca exceeded our expectations. My girlfriend and I had our one year anniversary learning how to make pasta. Chef Francesca's warm hospitable character made us very comfortable. And the class was very informative and fun! Can't wait to make the dishes we learnt again.
22 Nov 2021
Chef Francesca was awesome. She was personable, gave clear instructions, and helped us make a delicious dinner from scratch. The unique ingredients she used from Italy piqued my curiosity and excited my tastebuds. I highly recommend.
06 Oct 2020
If you want to have a great evening with a wonderful person, quit looking around and just book Chef Francesca!
We were involved in all aspects of the cooking and the food was delicious! Once we sat down to dinner, the conversation carried on to all of our travels and love of food and life. I feel like we are friends now :-)
We had an amazing time and you will too!
29 Sep 2020
Our experience was amazing! Chef Francesca was super nice and welcoming and the food came out great! We are definitely going to book another class with her in the future and will be recommending this class to all our friends.
29 Sep 2020
Chef Francesca was fantastic! We had a small group for my mom's birthday and we had such a wonderful time and a fantastic meal. She was extremely personable and was great with all the guests. Those interested were able to watch and ask questions and learn about the different dishes she was making. Service was fantastic and the kitchen was spotless afterward. The soup was also one the best dishes I've had. We would absolutely have her come again!
29 Feb 2020
Absolutely wonderful experience!!!
Charles and I not only learned to make authentic delicious handmade pasta, but also various cooking tips and tricks from this talented and skilled chef.
Chef Francesca is so friendly and kind. She invited us into her lovely home and the class felt like spending an afternoon with a close friend.
02 Feb 2020
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was such a lovely and fun time! Chef Francesca is so knowledgeable and also has such great stories about her experiences. I highly recommend this experience. Also, don’t forget your wine!
24 Jan 2020
Chef Francesca is a wonderful host and truly fabulous chef. The very tasty meal was most enjoyable? Moreover, we learned a great deal about Italian spices.
18 Jan 2020
We did a couple's pasta making class with chef Francesca that was great. Delicious food, clear instructions, Francesca is a a wonderful teacher and host.
13 Jan 2020
Chef Francesca was amazing! It was our first Cozymeal experience and we would definitely do it again.
15 Dec 2019
Chef Francesca was an amazing instructor and storyteller. She made everything seem incredibly accessible and the food turned out amazing. She also was very accommodating to my dietary preferences and worked with us to help us pull together an amazing meal of fresh pasta, perfectly cooked fish and incredible tiramisu....from scratch!! Highly recommend Chef Francesca and the Cozymeal experience. :)
15 Dec 2019
She was great! Very warm, friendly and made things super easy to follow. Awesome experience. As a non-cooking Italian, I learned so much from Chef Francesca!
01 Dec 2019
This was a superb experience! We enjoyed it from start to finish! I am very thankful for chef Francesca opening up her home and teaching us how to create such delicious foods! I’m already planning on telling my friends about it highly recommended! Just wow!
12 Oct 2019
Experience, food, and the chef were all amazing. Definitely will be recommending friends and family.
06 Oct 2019
The best Cozymeal experience I've ever had. The food was delicious and life affirming, and Francesca is such a knowledgeable and fun person to spend the morning with. Will definitely book again.
23 Sep 2019
Chef Francesca was an amazing person to learn from. Me and my boyfriend came for our anniversary dinner and I could not image a better way to spend the evening.
23 Sep 2019
Chef Francesca was amazing! So interesting to hear about her life and all the amazing places she’s been. The food we made was incredible too and really felt like something we could replicate now that we’ve been taught. Highly recommend!
22 Sep 2019
Everything about the experience is amazing! Chef Francesca does a wonderful job!
25 Aug 2019
Dinner was delicious and chef was charming and thorough!
25 Aug 2019
She was fantastic! The meal was wonderful and we all enjoyed it very much.
25 Aug 2019
The entire meal was DELICIOUS!!! and....Francesca was delightful. Thank you
25 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
Chef Francesca was fun, knowledgeable and a dynamite chef. The food was delicious and she presented steps that I can actually take to prepare meals at home. I really enjoyed our cooking and dining experience! It was the highlight of our weekend trip to LA. Thank you Chef Francesca!!
29 Jul 2019
Our experience with Chef Francesca was amazing! She is a knowledgeable teacher with a friendly and cheerful personality. We had a great time with her, and the pasta we made was absolutely delicious.
02 Jun 2019
Chef Francesca was great! Her energy was fun and radiant. She taught me so much and the dishes were out of this world. Can’t wait to do it again!
31 May 2019
Incredible experience! Chef Francesca was lovely and made our night absolutely special!
10 May 2019
Francesca exceeded our expectations! Authentic Italian recipes that did not disappoint.
07 May 2019
Francesca was great! My boyfriend and I had a really fun time.
21 Apr 2019
I can't recommend Chef Francesca highly enough. The food was out of this world, and Chef Francesca was extremely personable and fun to interact with. We both had a great time cooking with her.
02 Apr 2019
01 Apr 2019
Francesca was excellent! She was very friendly and the food was delicious!
25 Mar 2019
I surprised my husband with a cooking class with Francesca at her home. I was a little timid about it being in her home at first, but it really didn’t matter once we were there. She is delightful and thought of all the little details to make the evening perfect. She had Italian/ wine decor all over her home. We learned so much, it was great to watch her cook up close and she explained her cooking techniques. We were very hands on, but if you don’t want to be she can do the whole thing for you. The dessert wasn’t on the menu, but because it was my husband’s birthday, she whipped up delicious panna cotta with a candle. The extra touches were remarkable.
23 Mar 2019
I am delighted to say that my experience with Chef Francesca was nothing short of fun and warm. She was very welcoming and continuously made sure everyone was comfortable with the level of participation. This was a gift to my girlfriend and she also had a wonderful experience. It was both our first time using cozymeal, and definitely not our last, especially with Chef Francesca. I would highly recommend choosing Chef Francesca if anyone is looking to use cozymeal.
18 Mar 2019
The instruction was a 10
The atmosphere was a 10
The food was a 10++++
We have both be raving about our experience ever since we left.
18 Feb 2019
My boyfriend and I had a great time and learned so much! We’re really excited to recreate the meal for our whole family.
18 Feb 2019
It was a perfect date night. We can’t wait to
Use what we learned!
11 Feb 2019
My husband and I had such a wonderful time learning from Chef Francesca! She was such a joy to chat with and the food we made was unbelievable, everything from the freshly homemade pasta to charcuterie, salad, and homemade tiramisu. I never had the desire to purchase my own pasta making machine until now and I definitely will do so. We will definitely be taking another class with her in the future!
09 Feb 2019
Chef Francesca was darling and an excellent teacher. We made raviolis and fettuccini with two different delicious vegetarian sauces and had such a great time. Would definitely recommend!
27 Jan 2019
Francesca was very knowledgeable and the experience was great! The food was delicious and I learned a lot about the history of some of the food and the ingredients she used were exquisite. I would definitely recommend Francesca to friends looking for an italian cooking class!
26 Jan 2019
Such a fun time! Francesca was awesome and very friendly. Thank you for opening up your house to us!
24 Jan 2019
Loved the experience! The food was delicious can’t wait to try and recreate it this weekend my bf and I even bought the coffee she served us ??
22 Jan 2019
You might be wondering how Chef Francesca has received almost 200 glowing reviews. The short answer: she's absolutely delightful and one heck of a chef!
I scheduled our dinner with Chef Francesca as a birthday present for my wife. Chef Francesca was very easy to communicate with and we were able to hammer out the details of the dinner very quickly. Most importantly, though, was the food: it was delicious! The stuffed mushrooms were amazing, and I probably ate too many considering the amount of food that was to come. Chef Francesca was very accommodating when I asked if we could do shrimp and scallop risotto (my wife's favorites), and it turned out very good. The salmon was quite possibly the best piece of salmon I've ever had, bar none! An, finally, the tiramisu was authentic and delicious. At the end of the evening we were stuffed and highly satisfied!
15 Jan 2019
I booked a class with Chef Francesca for my Wife and two of her friends as a Birthday gift. They could not have been happier with the experience; absolutely loved it. Highly recommended!
02 Dec 2018
Francesca was amazing! She's a great, knowledable chef and we learned a lot of great things from her. She's also a world traveler and has a lot of great stories and advice to share. Her home is very welcoming and full of creativity. It was a great night and we highly recommend!
29 Nov 2018
Chef Francesca is amazing! We had a great time learning the art of cooking pasta with fresh ingredients and even some Italian along the way. If you want an authentic experience and truly make some quality food, go with Chef Francesca - you will not be let down. We are looking forward to cooking with her again very soon!
19 Nov 2018
Chef Francesca was absolutely wonderful! She was incredibly welcoming and kind. We learned so many new techniques and recipes and would highly recommend this class for anyone looking for an out-of-the-box date or group activity. The food that we prepared was absolutely out of this world! If you're looking for an authentic Italian pasta making experience, this is 100% the class for you. Many Thanks, Francesca :)
17 Nov 2018
Francesca was absolutely wonderful!! She made this experience so fun, educational, and delicious!! We are excited to apply what we have learned in our own kitchen. Definitely plan to do another class with her!!
16 Nov 2018
Our experience with Chef Francesca was amazing! It was such a pleasure inviting her into our home. She taught us some great cooking tips and tricks and the meal she made us was so delicious. We will definitely be recommending her services to our friends.
22 Oct 2018
Chef Francesca was such an amazing teacher & hostess! She made us feel totally comfortable in her lovely home and we really enjoyed talking with her. She offered many helpful cookings tips and provided us with authentic Ingredients from Sardinia. The food was incredible! I would definitely recommend booking a class with Chef Francesca :)
09 Oct 2018
This experience was wonderful! I learned so much and had one of the best meals of my life. Thank you Francesca!
08 Sep 2018
Our experience with Chef Francesca was wonderful, informative, and personal. The time spent did not feel rushed in any way, and Francesca taught us a great deal as we all cooked and talked together. I have never made pasta by hand; it was very satisfying to consume a home-cooked meal that we helped make. The food was hot, fresh, and artfully presented. For our pastas, we made fettucini and stuffed ravioli. The focus on Sardinian techniques was an unexpected novelty; we made a type of ravioli I have never seen before. Each one (that Francesca made) looked like an elegant little edible sculpture. Each one that I made didn't look quite so artful...but they still tasted wonderful just the same. Francesca also showed us how to make additional pastas as we worked, adding value to the experience. Her kitchen is well-appointed. astutely clean, and well-organized. She works in an incredibly efficient way, balancing the duties of making multiple courses at once, while still maintaining an easy-going manner and cordial atmosphere. We chose a mushroom sauce as one of our sauces, which incorporated truffles in a way that brought out a savory flavor that really lifted the dish. And she used a secret ingredient in her ravioli that I don't want to give away here, but that has to be tried to be believed. I highly recommend this experience. I gifted my wife this experience for our anniversary, and when we were done, she told me it was a great present and a fun way to spend time together.
20 Aug 2018
It was an incredible experience! Learnt some new techniques. the food was amazing. Instructions were very friendly, but professional. Chef Francesca knows her stuff. We loved it!
17 Aug 2018
This meal was a dream—transporting us directly to Sardinia! Chef Francesca has a zest and passion for the food of her homeland like no one we’ve ever seen. These four delectable courses coupled with the conversations exchanged throughout the lesson (not to mention her patience!) made this an experience to remember! We can’t wait for our next class!
10 Aug 2018
Chef Francesca was great! She was so helpful and very insightful. We had a blast and she used ingredients that she brought from Italy!
08 Aug 2018
My wife and I had a great time with Chef Francesca! She is very friendly, helpful, and a great instructor. Who knew learning to make pasta could be so fun. Would recommend.
31 Jul 2018
Learned a lot. Awesome experience!
30 Jul 2018
My boyfriend and I took Francesca's pasta making class on a Saturday afternoon. It was so much fun! It was just us and 1 other couple, which was really cool since it made the experience so much more intimate. Francesca is such a such sweetheart and we learned so much from her! We started off the class with a cup of cappuccino, then made fettuccine and ravioli from scratch. It was such a great experience. Would 100% recommend taking this class!
17 Jul 2018
We absolutely enjoyed your company, professionalism, quality of food and your cooking skills. The food was super delicious.
10 Jul 2018
Chef Francesca was wonderful. She was fun to be with and the food was wonderful. I have been cooking for a long time & still learned lots. My grandchildren loved it too.
08 Jul 2018
Francesca was an amazing host and an incredible chef. We had a wonderful time making fresh pasta, and learning other tips for making Italian seafood [the shrimp and salmon were delicious!]. It was a real treat to share in her speciality Pasta Bottarga with most ingredients directly from Italy! Francesca made us feel welcome and comfortable the entire experience--it felt like cooking with a friend. We really enjoyed the class and will definitely return for more. Thanks again!
07 Jul 2018
Francesca was great. She was very knowledgeable and skilled about the food she was showing us and created a nice blend of demo vs hands-on experience for us. She was also very friendly and easy to chat with. Definitely a recommended experience!
06 Jul 2018
Exceeded expectations! You can not go wrong with Chef Francesca's pasta making course.
02 Jul 2018
My family and I had such an awesome night with Chef Francesca! She is so sweet, knowledgable, and fun. She eve brought us some meats and cheeses from her recent trip to Italy. Everything was delicious– especially the panna cotta! I would definitely cook with her again.
02 Jul 2018
Francesca was very warm and a great instructor! The process was a blast and the final product was even better, cin-cin!
30 Jun 2018
Absolutely amazing experience!!
22 May 2018
Chef Francesca was awesome and very accommodating! I highly recommend this experience!
20 May 2018
Chef Francesca was AMAZING!!! My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful time learning how to make pasta (specifically fettuccine and ravioli), and the food was beyond delicious. Chef Francesca was so warm and welcoming and full of passion. We loved her simple approach to cooking - using minimal ingredients, yet producing maximum flavor. It made for a fun and unique learning experience that we will now be able to take into our kitchen at home. It's been less than 24 hours since we had our pasta making experience and we've already been telling our friends in Los Angeles about her class. I highly recommend taking a cooking class with Chef Francesca. You won't regret it!
13 May 2018
What an amazing night. Julie and i had a wonderful time. Chef Francesca taught us how to make some really awesome things and she had a great personality. She also topped off the night with espresso and chocolate. What a great time! Thanks again Cozymeal for a fantastic evening!
11 May 2018
Amazing experience. We loved every minute of our cooking lesson and the food was incredible.
09 May 2018
Chef Francesca was absolutely lovely in every way. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
07 May 2018
Francesca’s class was amazing! She was great to converse with and we both learned a ton!
29 Apr 2018
Chef Francesca did a terrific job of explaining what she was doing and why it made a difference. She was also extremely friendly, jovial, and lively. My friend and I had a great time.
17 Apr 2018
Thank you for a wonderful experience! We really enjoyed the meal.
15 Apr 2018
My wife and I had a fabulous time learning how to make pasta with Chef Francesca!
13 Apr 2018
To start, Chef Francesca is amazing. Very passionate about her craft, wonderful teacher and an individual with great patience (over my terrible cooking ability). The food turned out amazing and I've honestly never had so much fun in a cooking class. Take her class, you won't regret it!
30 Mar 2018
Chef Francesca is extremely charming, engaging, knowledgable. The overall experience far exceeded our expectations. Food was very tasty. Her recommendations were amazing. Conversation was engaging and fun. She is a true Italian pasta guru. I recommend any class Chef Francesca teaches even though we've only been one!
19 Mar 2018
Francesca was great! Very accommodating to dietary restrictions and birthday requests. I surprised my girlfriend with the "Make Pasta With Your Honey" cooking class for her 25th birthday and she was stunned by how well the pasta was and how fun it is to make fresh pasta.
I absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to learn how to cook, especially to those who want to surprise their partner with something more engaging than just a fancy dinner!
24 Feb 2018
I was so pleased with our experience. We arrived at Francesca’s home and she was very warm and welcoming. She was delightful to chat with and very patient and knowledgeable with us. The fettuccine and ravioli that we made were delicious and I’m so excited to try them at home. Overall it was a wonderful experience, and I’m going to book her again so that she can give another class to me and my kids. Thank you Francesca!
19 Feb 2018
It was a great experience, Francesca is an effective teacher and talented chef, and a blast to hang out with as well! Would definitely recommend her CozyMeal class and will try to do another one of hers soon!
19 Feb 2018
My wife and I had a really nice experience with Chef Francesca. She was very warm and did a great job of teaching us technique so that we could make the dishes at home. The food was amazing! We will recommend her to anyone who loves Italian food and wants a fun and educational experience.
13 Feb 2018
Chef Francesca was amazing! She was so friendly, knowledgable, and talented and made making incredible food seem so easy. We can't wait to try her recipes at home and even sign up for her future classes. Highly recommended to everyone!
09 Feb 2018
We had an awesome time. Francesca is a great chef and very friendly person. Will highly recommend!
07 Feb 2018
Chef Francesca was awesome! And, more importantly, food was delicious!
05 Feb 2018
Our experience with Chef Francesca was absolutely fantastic! My girlfriend and I had never attempted to make pasta prior to this class, but really no experience is needed because the course is easy enough to understand. With that being said, the course was very informative and practical. Chef Francesca is extremely knowledgeable if you do have detailed questions about techniques and recipes. She was patient with our questions and very willing to provide as much guidance as we needed throughout the pasta making process. We paired the pasta with carbonara and porcini mushroom sauces - both were very delicious. Overall, a great experience and I would recommend it to friends. Also, you can bring your own wine to drink throughout the class!
05 Feb 2018
Chef Francesca gave us a great class and taught us some delicious new pasta dishes!
04 Feb 2018
A lovely time! Francesca is friendly and patient - an excellent teacher. My boyfriend and I had a great time. We’re excited to try a hand at making pasta from scratch again soon.
29 Jan 2018
Chef Fran was fantastic. She was very informative about Italian cooking and passionate about her craft. The lesson was not as hands-on as we expected, but we still learned a lot, and enjoyed the company and food very much.
20 Jan 2018
Chef Francesca was amazing! Got this as a gift for my girlfriend and now we both want to make our own pasta. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an intro to pasta making or just as a special date. The pasta was amazing & Francesca was very nice. Don’t forget to specify any food/diet preferences you may have when booking!
20 Jan 2018
Francesca was a fantastic host and extremely welcoming into her home. She has the highest standards of cleanliness and explained everything in detail about what she was preparing. Would highly recommend to anyone! Thanks for a great night!
08 Jan 2018
We had the most incredible, memorable night ever. Chef Francesca was not only a consummate professional but a charming host as well. Oh, and quite simply some of the best pasta we have ever had the pleasure of eating. Thank you, Chef!!
05 Jan 2018
Francesca is WONDERFUL! Very knowledgeable and a joy to spend an evening with. My boyfriend and I really, really enjoyed her Vegetarian Italian for 2 class!
04 Jan 2018
the class was great and Chef Francesca’s recipes were delicious!
02 Jan 2018
Francesca was the perfect host for our evening. She was a great teacher and incredibly knowledgeable about the food we prepared. The meal was delicious! We can’t wait to try something new again.
31 Dec 2017
Francesca is delightful and the food was scrumptuous!
30 Dec 2017
Chef Francesca was an incredible host and teacher. We had a fantastic night and would recommend this experience 10 times over.
29 Dec 2017
Chef Francesca's cooking class was very good. We did fetuchinni carbonara, salad, the plate with cheese and parashuto was tasty as well. And most of all we loved desert, tiramisu.... Thank you to Chef Francesca for her cooking class! I recommend for people this class! Guys, do not forget with you some wine...;))))
29 Dec 2017
I got this as a gift for my girlfriend - she she loved it. Francesca is very warm and friendly, professional and fun. We loved learning about and getting a taste of her home town of Sardinia...the pasta was amazing. Highly recommend!
29 Dec 2017
We had an unreal experience with Chef Francesca's pasta making class! Booking was easy, cooking was fun, and the food was fantastic. Francesca is not just a phenomenal teacher but she is also very genuine and down to earth. Loved learning about Italian cuisine and Sardinian culture. Highly recommended.
28 Dec 2017
Amazing expericne with an amazing chef.
27 Dec 2017
Amazing night! I’ve never done anything like this before and Francesca was perfect for beginners like me! She was friendly, patient, informative and a lot of fun! Can’t wait to book with her again!
26 Dec 2017
Chef Francesca a was a delight, we sliced the experience!
21 Dec 2017
We had the best time! Highly recommend this experience!
17 Dec 2017
Francesca’s class was amazing! She had a natural way of really making us feel so comfortable and relaxed at her place. She’s a fantastic teacher and a great, friendly person to be around. Would highly recommend!
11 Dec 2017
My husband and I had an awesome experience with Francesca! She is a wonderful person and made cooking a lot of fun.
03 Dec 2017
My girlfriend and I had a really nice afternoon learning to make pasta. The sauces Francesca made were delicious!
19 Nov 2017
Great experience. Food was great. The chef was even better. Her house decoration is on point. Would recommend.
13 Nov 2017
Chef Francesca was amazing! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed her class and how nice and relaxing it was. It was the perfect Sunday! Thank you so much Chef!
11 Nov 2017
Francesca is very warm and knowledgeable. We made several really tasty dishes, and learned some techniques and were introduced to supplies that we can integrate into everyday cooking. Francesca was also able to accommodate allergies and customize the seafood accordingly. All and all a great day.
22 Oct 2017
Francesca was nothing short of PHENOMENAL. She welcomed my partner and I into her home with such great warmth and care. She’s truly a passionate chef and loves what she does. The entire meal was delicious, the lemon/wine vinaigrette, the stuffed mushrooms (favorite), the fresh pasta and my our new favorite dessert, the white chocolate cocunut mousse with pistachios! HIGHLY RECOMMENED, we LOVED her! Such a sweetheart!
14 Oct 2017
Definitely recommend Chef Francesca for any occasion. Took my wife for a class and she was absolutely satisfied. Francesca was welcoming, fun and professional. My wife and I are definitely looking forward to another class with Francesca sometime in the near future. The experience was great, and the food was phenomenal.
09 Oct 2017
Chef Francesca is very knowledgeable and so much fun to learn from. We made Sardinia cuisine culurgiones and it was just so delicious! Highly recommend her class.
04 Oct 2017
Chef Francesca was incredibly warm and knowledgeable. My wife and I had the perfect anniversary celebration with delicious food and wonderful company. We can't wait to cook with Chef Francesca again in the future! HIGHLY recommend for a comfortable and delectable experience.
30 Sep 2017
My boyfriend and I have never done anything like this before and it was a very memorable experience. Chef Francesca was a great instructor and makes amazing pasta.
18 Sep 2017
Chef Francesca was amazing!! Highly recommend taking a class from her. I surprised my girlfriend for her bday with this class and it couldn't have gone over better!! Food is INCREDIBLE!
12 Sep 2017
Francesca is wonderful. This was our first experience with something like this and we are novice chefs. She gave us the cooking bug! She is an artist in the kitchen, and made it so fun and easy to learn. We felt right at home, laughed plenty and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!
10 Sep 2017
Chef Francesca was wonderful! We had such an amazing time and she welcomed us with open hands. She was very knowledgeable with all the questions we had and she made sure we had a great time! The food was delicious and we will definitely be recommending her to all of our friends and family!
27 Aug 2017
I booked this pasta making class with Chef Francesca for my husband's birthday and we had such a wonderful time! She is so passionate about cooking and shared her interesting stories, we had the best time! I highly recommend everyone to take a cooking class with her! The food was so delicious and perfect, we enjoyed everything. Thank you so much Francesca!
27 Aug 2017
Francesca was excellent! The food was delicious and class was easy, relaxed and natural. She tailored her instruction to each of our skill levels (I'm very much a beginner and my partner is more advanced). I loved making the pasta from scratch, the meat and cheese platter were unbelievable, and the dessert mousse entirely exceeded my expectations. All of the cuisine was so light and fresh, and would be feasible to make again on our own. We brought our own wine, and it made for a wonderful afternoon and great conversation. Thank you Francesca!
21 Aug 2017
Chef Francesca was wonderful. She's an excellent instructor, and a really nice person. The food we made was delicious. I'm so glad that we took her class.
19 Aug 2017
David and I had a wonderful time with Francesca. She is not only an excellent teacher, but her warm personality made the evening truly a highlight of our visit in Los Angeles.
12 Aug 2017
Francesca is amazing as a chef and as a person!We had 4 people dinner and had the best time ever!:)
12 Aug 2017
Chef Francesca is phenomenal. She made the experience fun, personal, regaled us with stories and experiences, and is all around a lovely person. We had a blast, and best of all, the food was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone. No regrets!! :)
06 Aug 2017
Chef Francesca was amazing with the Italian desserts she had lined up for us. She was very friendly and quite informative of tips and tricks to do while preparing these dishes and dishes with similar ingredients. She also mentioned ways to modify them for different flavors and ways to prepare them to be more aesthetic. I would give her a 7/5 if possible.
02 Aug 2017
This was a hands on experience, as requested, and Francesca patiently worked with us as we tried our hand at new skills. Making pasta was our favorite activity.
28 Jul 2017
We had the most fantastic with Francesca! She was very welcoming, warm and friendly! Our experience was just the right amount of demonstration and hands on so that we felt we could replicate the recipes on our own! We weren't overwhelmed, very relaxing, fun and absolutely delicious! We highly recommend Chef Francesca and will definitely do this again.
03 Jul 2017
Francesca was great! She was inviting and we felt right at home. We had a really fun time learning how to make pasta, panna cotta, and other other authentic Italian cuisine. The food was amazing, and it was also interesting to hear her perspective and recommendations on all things food. Highly recommended!
01 Jul 2017
Wonderful experience. We learned so much and tasted food we never would have an opportunity to try. Francesca is a terrific teacher and ambassador for Sardinian culture.
28 May 2017
We had a great time learning how to make pasta from scratch thanks to Chef Francesca. She was knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about her craft. Highly recommended! We'll do it again.
24 May 2017
I recommend Chef Francesca to everyone! She is simply fantastic, kind and makes the best pasta dishes. I have learned a lot from Francesca. We had a great evening!
21 May 2017
Great food and so friendly!
14 May 2017
Thanks Francesca! I really enjoyed cooking pasta with my mom. The food was awesome and the company was too!
08 May 2017
My wife and I had a fabulous time with Francesca learning how to make some wonderful pasta dishes from scratch and look forward to trying them at home! Francesca was fun, let us get our hands dirty and really enjoyed our conversation and time with her. Highly recommend!
05 May 2017
Francesca was awesome!! She was very tentative and knowledgeable about the cuisine. She let us do some hands-on preps for the meal and it was so fun! The food was AMAZING and can't wait to try to replicate on my own at home. (:
05 May 2017
Had a great time with Chef Francesca. My wife and I took her pasta with your honey "class" and ended up learning so much about making pasta, sauces and creating food using raw ingredients. Francesca was super patient with all of our questions and encouraged us to do a lot of the work. Pasta making attachment for our KitchenAide is on order and we plan to start making fresh pasta soon! Would highly recommend Chef Francesca for anyone looking to learn about cooking. Thanks!
30 Apr 2017
We had a great time with Francesca, and the meal was outstanding. Highly recommended!!!
06 Apr 2017
Fantastic experience!! The pasta was amazingly tasty and Chef Francesca was so lovely!
31 Mar 2017
We enjoyed the pasta class a lot. We learned a lot in a nice relaxed atmosphere. We will strongly recommend chef Francesca as she is a very kind, patient and experienced chef!
21 Mar 2017
“ We enjoyed our couples pasta cooking class so much. Chef Francesca made everything very easy to learn and her passion was infectious. My boyfriend and I have already started using her recipes and hope to take a class with her again in the future.”
19 Mar 2017
What a wonderful hands-on experience. Recommend hitting her gelato shop Dolcenero on Main Street after the class.
17 Mar 2017
Wow! Francesca was nothing short of amazing! The meal she prepared for us was probably one of the best meals I've ever had! She was patient with us while she showed us how to make the ravioli, and she took her time teaching us how to make traditional dishes from her home country--it's nothing like you've had in a restaurant. The flavors melded together, and her gelato was Out. Of. This. World. She was so sweet and welcoming and talented, I can't wait to go back and learn more AND to have her come cook for a party. I highly recommend her, it was such a unique and wonderful experience!
12 Mar 2017
Food was great and Francesca was awesome!
11 Mar 2017
Chef Francesca was absolutely great! The food was delicious and she involved us in every step of the process. Thank you! We had a wonderful time and learned so much!
11 Mar 2017
Chef Francesca was fantastic!
10 Mar 2017
Amazing experience. Can't wait to do it again!
06 Mar 2017
Chef Francesca is a delightful, interesting and wonderfully knowledgeable chef. Her cooking is exceptional. We did the Mediterranean Meal and loved the delicious but simple recipes which were not daunting.
04 Mar 2017
The experience was great. She was very patient in answering our questions and gave her complete attention. She is a great chef and a great educator of food and cuisine. She made everything look very easy.
23 Feb 2017
Everything went above and beyond our expectations with Francesca. We assumed the food would be delicious, but were absolutely blown away by ALL OF IT. From the size of the portions, to the hands-on approach, to the personal experience Francesca gave us, we had such an amazing time. We will definitely remain in touch with Chef and look forward to connecting again! Thank you!
21 Feb 2017
We had a great time with Chef Francesca and highly recommend the experience!
20 Feb 2017
Francesca was extremely nice and welcoming. Her class allows you to get hands-on experience while learning. Highly recommend her class!
20 Feb 2017
My wife and I had a wonderful experience learning from Chef Francesca. The food was incredible! Such a unique and fun event that I couldn't recommend it enough. Looking forward to another class soon.
19 Feb 2017
Francesca was wonderful! Every dish prepared was amazing. Easily the best Italian food I've had, or even heard of, it would be worth the price for just the meal, even without the lesson. She was very personable and was very easy to talk to about anything not just the meal at hand. It was an amazing experience learning to cook an authentic Italian food from scratch. She shared a lot of her personal cooking experience, which was awesome and extremely helpful.
18 Feb 2017
Chef Francesca was fantastic. She was very friendly and explained the recipes really well. Everyone had so much fun! Her pasta is amazing. I highly recommend Francesca and Cozymeal.
17 Feb 2017
Amazing experience and nothing but positive energy and much more then expected. I highly recommend this class to anyone just learning and also for more experienced cooking enthusiast, as Chef Francesca can answer any question. My Girlfriend and me are already in the process of ordering some of the equipment she taught us about While cooking. Defently will be taking more classes with her in the future and will recommend to all my clients to better their lives.
16 Feb 2017
Chef Francesca was wonderful. We brought our own wine and learned how to make pasta, and the food was absolutely delicious! I would recommend her class to anyone.
15 Feb 2017
Such an amazing class!! Francesca is the best!
15 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Chef Francesca! She uses the freshest ingredients and taught us how to make a scrumptious meal! Enjoyed every bite! We would recommend her anytime!
06 Feb 2017
Francesca was so warm and welcoming and made the entire experience completely memorable! My wife and I had such a fun time sharing about our experiences in Italy and the meal came out perefectly! We wil definetly be repeat customers!
31 Jan 2017
I bought this class as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and we just went this past weekend. It was fantastic! We made two types of ravioli (potato stuffed with a carbonara sauce and ricotta stuffed with a tomato sauce) and fettuccini with a caviar sauce.
Chef Francesca was extremely knowledgeable about each of the ingredients we used - some of which were straight from Italy! We enjoyed hearing about her growing up in Sardinia and her travels (recently to Australia!). She also shared some of her favorite Italian restaurants in LA, which I'm super eager to try.
Francesca made everything super simple for us. She explained each step thoroughly and jumped in to help when it looked like we were struggling a bit (folding one of the raviolis we made was a little tricky!) but overall the recipes were very manageable.
My boyfriend and I were so impressed with her professionalism and friendliness, and of course, the our meal! I would definitely recommend this class.
23 Jan 2017
Francesca was amazing! My boyfriend and I had such a great time and learned so much. Planning on doing this again VERY soon! Thanks again for everything Francesca!
22 Jan 2017
We had such a great time! So much fun and she explained all the recipes so well! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a unique fun experience!
18 Jan 2017
Had a great time!
16 Jan 2017
Chef Francesca was a fantastic teacher and has an amazing personality. Her apartment is very comfortable and welcoming. She has all necessary equipment, as well as, all the best ingredients, many of which are from her hometown in Sardinia, Italy. My wife and I got along with her very well and shared not only a great night cooking, but also many of our stories and experiences. We absolutely loved making pasta with her! Would definitely recommend Chef Francesca's class to anyone and we are definitely going to try another class in the future!
14 Jan 2017
Francesca was a fabulous teacher. She was patient and oh so helpful. Our 3 pasta dishes were incredible and it's amazing to think we had something to do with their creation. An excellent experience overall that I would highly recommend!
14 Jan 2017
Our class with Chef Francesca was amazing! Another couple canceled, so my boyfriend and I had a private class. She welcomed us into her cozy home and entertained us with lively conversation about food and Italy. Not only was she great company, but she was also a great teacher! She went over every step of the pasta making process clearly and concisely. Both my boyfriend and I feel confident we can make pasta on our own now. Now... the food! It was the best pasta I've ever had in my life (and I've eaten a lot of pasta)!! We made three types - fresh fettuccini, traditional ravioli, and culurgiones (a cross between a dumpling and ravioli native to Sardinia). The fettuccini was topped with a brie fondue sauce with mushrooms, nutmeg, walnuts, and speck (smoked prosciutto). The ravioli was stuffed with a decadent three-cheese filling and paired with a fresh tomato and basil sauce. The culurgiones were stuffed with a potato, sage, and butter mixture. The sauce for the culurgiones was Francesca's INCREDIBLE lamb ragu. I can't even put into words how delicious it was - easily the best pasta sauce I've ever had in my life. You will NOT be disappointed when booking a class with Francesca. You'll end up having one of the best meals of your life!
06 Jan 2017
Although we weren't sure what to expect, my husband and I had a great time with Chef Francesca and the other couple who attended the session. Chef is warm, friendly and very funny. But don't let the niceness fool you: she definitely knows her stuff! I highly recommend this experience for others.
06 Jan 2017
Our cooking class was more than excellent; it was incredible! Chef Francesca was a warm and gracious host, teacher and a lovely person to spend 4 hours cooking with. She was well prepared and taugh us lots of helpful cooking tips. We enjoyed every part of the process and every dish we made was absolutely delicious! Her patience and care for each ingredient was impressive. Overall we had a wonderful experience and will recommend this to all whom we know traveling to LA. Thank you!!
05 Jan 2017
Great experience. Francesca was absolutely lovely. Would highly recommend.
04 Jan 2017
Francesca made my grandson Alex I feel welcomed.....it was very inspirational and the food was totally delicious! She is going to send us recipes....which we will definitely use. Highly recommended for Italian vegetarian! Thank you Francesca....we will always remember you.
01 Jan 2017
Chef Francesca was amazing! We will be trying her recipes soon! So much fun!
30 Dec 2016
Fantástico My 10 year old daughter and I Loved it. Francesca was so good with my daughter and I loved her. Too bad she has a boyfriend
27 Dec 2016
Wonderful experience and delicious meal! Highly recommended!
27 Dec 2016
Chef Francesca was wonderful! She welcomed us into her home and showed us how easy it is to cook pasta from scratch! We spent about 4-5 hours there while she shared her experiences traveling around the world and living in the United States. We brought our own bottle of wine and she offered espressos and sparkling water. I highly recommend!
23 Dec 2016
Really loved the food and the class; I wish it was more hands on
18 Dec 2016
Such a wonderful experience!!! Chef Francesca is awesome...had an authentic taste of Sardinia and more...a humble welcome to her kitchen made us feel right at home. Thank you for making my birthday celebration an experience....will definitely come again.!
11 Dec 2016
Chef Francesca is a fantastic Italian chef and wonderful host. I have no regrets and the up most adoration for her cooking.
07 Dec 2016
Got this session as a gift for my sister in law and brother. They absolutely loved it. We are vegetarian and chef Francesca created a wonderful menu for them as well as a very interactive evening! Would definitely recommend her to everyone including vegetarians!!
07 Dec 2016
This experience was great! I really had no idea what to expect, and Francesca made the evening so enjoyable and comfortable. Not only was the food delicious, we had a great time chatting with Francesca and getting to know her. Hearing her stories from Italy, paired with the amazingly flavorful food, made the night perfect! That was hands down the best Tiramisu we have ever had!!!!! I highly recommend Francesca and will definitely consider Cozy Meal gift certificates with her for the holidays and birthday gifts.
05 Dec 2016
Francesca is adorable and I / we can truly recommend her.
The complete class was very authentic:
- the class taking place in her kitchen
- Francesca having grown up in Sardinia still having a strong and charming Italian accent
I really loved that she had purchased high quality ingredients, all from WholeFoods, and in addition used items a) which she had orginally purchased in Italy or b) had been home-made by her mom
All dishes were super delicious.
Just 2 days later I received all recipes as request, fabulous !
Overall experience just awesome.
Being German - and please keep this in mind - I just have two recommendations or hints:
1) We started (very hungry) at 1:00pm and I think we had our starter at about 4:30pm. I was starving ... I would have expected a) some small appartizers such as olives and may be also a glas of Prosecco. Watching hungrily the prep of food can be painful ...
2) If you expect a "hands-on" cooking class this is not the right course to choose. I was expecting to be more involved, was expecting more interaction. In the end Francesca was doing all the work (and did a great job) but we were just the audience. May be, that's normal in the US - I just have different experiences from Germany and would have loved to have had a more active, involved role
Again, I really enjoyed the class - Francesca is phenomenal!
29 Oct 2016
Pasta was delicious and Francesca was wonderful!
28 Oct 2016
It was such a lovely way to spend an evening. Learning and socializing with a very talented native italian was fun and inspiring. I purchased my kitchen mixer and will be making pasta hopefully as well as Francesca soon.
27 Oct 2016
Chef Francesca was AMAZING! My husband surprised me with a pasta making class with Francesca and it was supposed to be us and another couple, but they cancelled so we had the pleasure of having Chef all to ourselves! It was very personal in her apartment, so it was much better than a big kitchen at a big cooking school or cookware store. She provided a relaxed environment and vibe so we could relax and learn how to cook without slaving away. We took notes while she showed us, and we would step in every once in a while and do something ourselves, which I really like because we were able to relax. She is super sweet, funny and has amazing stories to share about being Italian and her travels! I recommend this class to EVERYONE!
25 Oct 2016
Chef Francesca is a star... we are now making homemade pasta at home ! Like that! 100% amazing
25 Oct 2016
We had so much fun with Francesca. She is very knowledgeable and gave us the confidence that we could recreate the pasta recipes at home. We will be back for some of her other classes.
25 Oct 2016
Great experience. Francesca was very welcoming and so very nice. She's so professional and have a sweet personality as well. We sure will repeat that experience in the future as we already put her name out so everyone else we enjoy this taste of pleasure
21 Sep 2016
The class was very nice! I was expecting to be hands on making the pasta from the beginning but you really just help with the fun parts. Chef Francesca was so welcoming and accommodating! My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time. It was as if we were spending our time with a friend who knew how to cook and chit chatted with us the whole time. Highly Recommended if this is what you're looking for! Thanks for a great dinner, Chef Francesca!
19 Sep 2016
My wife bought me a pasta making class with Chef Francesca for my birthday. This was a fantastic class. The class took place in Chef Francesca's kitchen in her apartment in Santa Monica. She was warm and welcoming as everyone was in her kitchen. It was as if we were guests in her house.
We learned how to make Linguini and 2 shapes of Ravioli and 2 sauces (Carbonara and Butter/Sage). Chef Francesca went very slow and showed us how to perform each part of the recipe. I was so confident after the class that I made the Linguini and Carbonara sauce for a party of 15 the next day (it was a potluck dinner at my wife's boss' house). It came out great. I will continue to use what I learned yesterday for the rest of my life. I now have the confidence to make my own pasta.
Thank you very much Chef Francesca.
09 Sep 2016
Chef Francesca was wonderful! This was our first time and so we didn't know what to expect. Chef Francesca was very welcoming, she had great stories, and the food was just perfect. Thank you for teaching us how to make fresh pasta, we loved every minute.
05 Sep 2016
If you are at all unsure about which CozyMeal experience to try out - we highly recommend this one! Chef Francesca made everything from scratch and even shared some rare ingredients from her home in Sardinia... Seriously one of, if not the best dining experience we have ever had. Cannot recommend highly enough! We will be back in the future!
21 Jul 2016
We had the best experiance and my friend and I acctaully felt like for the few hours we were making and enjoying pasta, we were in Italy. We also tried her delicious gelato at her store and loved the peanut butter and Nutella! Thank you and we will definitely be back. We recommend this to any one who wants to enjoy making and tasting Italian food!
13 Jul 2016
This was our first time using cozymeal and we weren't sure how it was going to be, Francesca invited us into her house and created a whole Italian experience for us to enjoy. The homemade pasta was unbelievable! It was an overall awesome experience.
10 Jul 2016
My husband and I had a great time learning to cook Italian food with Chef Francesca. She is very sweet and professional. It was our first time learning how to cook and she made our experience pleasant. Oh and the food was AH-MA-ZING. Very very grateful we met her and had a chance to cook and eat delicious Italian food!!
07 Jul 2016
Thank you Chef Francesca!
23 Jun 2016
Incredible food, incredible conversation. Would highly recommend.
20 Jun 2016
My husband and I absolutely loved our time with Francesca. We wanted a unique date night experience and this was perfect. The food and company with outstanding. Looking forward to doing something with Francesca again soon!
17 Jun 2016
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend Francesca.
06 Jun 2016
Francesca is wonderful! She hosted the class in her home, which meant there was limited space for us to help out in the process. But, it ended up working really well for us. We had time to chat and catch up among ourselves. Francesca did a great job of explaining each part of the cooking process for every course. She also had us help with the pasta making, which was really fun! Thank you, Francesca!
28 May 2016
We had our first couples cooking class with Chef Francesca and it was a totally amazing experience. The food she prepared was delicious, tasty, and fresh. But her personality was what made the experience that much more pleasant and enjoyable. We are sure to come back for another class with her. She is the best, a true professional!
12 May 2016
Chef Francesca was knowledgeable and accommodating. She answered the multitude of questions my family hurled at her. She was knowledgeable, yet easy going. The food was delicious. Everyone went home happy.
11 May 2016
Chef Francesca was a true delight and a fantastic chef. My Fiance' and I had such an enjoyable evening with her. She did not rush, but treated us like old friends and made us feel very welcome in her home. Her knowledge and skill is excellent and we cant' wait to try out some of the recipes we learned. I would definitely recommend an evening with her.
02 May 2016
Chef Francesca and this class was awesome! She is warm, kind and patient. We learned how to make our own pasta from scratch, about Italy and of course had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food. Our group had novice cooks and experts and we all loved it. It was such a great experience!
29 Apr 2016
It was a great first experience in an intimate setting. Chef Francesca was a delight and the pasta was DELICIOUS!
25 Apr 2016
Francesca Is amazing! thanks so much for an awesome experience :)
17 Apr 2016
Dining with Chef Francesca was truly a wonderful experience. The food was exquisite and conversation fantastic. I'd recommend this experience to anybody. Yum!
15 Apr 2016
Our evening with Chef Francesca was so enjoyable and SO delicious! She welcomed us into her home, and walked us through how to make an amazing Italian meal start to finish. Not only was it a delicious 4-course meal, but easily one we could all make ourselves. Francesca was a joy to be around. We enjoyed wine and espressos, while she whipped up a meal I have been thinking about ever since. We loved the experience, the company, the food, and would devour a Chef Francesca meal any day!
14 Apr 2016
Francesca was great! the food was delicious and she was fun to talk with. she was great about answering questions and we really enjoyed the interactive experience. if we lived closer we'd be tempted to have her cook for us all the time!!
07 Apr 2016
Chef Francesca was fantastic! She came to our house to cook dinner for wife's birthday and we enjoyed every moment of it. From the preparation of the meal to the delicious food she served, it was all incredible. I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to having her back to our home again very soon!
25 Mar 2016
Thank you for an enjoyable evening. Chef Francesca's food is excellent. We will definitely be returning for another class. Chef Francesca took the time to answer questions, was pleasant to talk with, I would recommend her class to anyone. Thank you
09 Mar 2016
We took the Pasta making course with Chef Francesca a few weeks ago and had an incredible time. It was amazing that she basically had 4 strangers come into her own home to learn how to make delicious food, right in front of us, it was like having a private chef! We learned how to make 3 different kinds of pasta, all of which were delicious. My boyfriend and I used her recipe to make our own fresh pasta a few days ago and it turned out better than I could have expected, thanks to her easy and caring approach. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with her!
06 Mar 2016
I was looking for something special to share with my wife on our anniversary. This was perfect. It was very intimate the chef slowed things down for us. And learned the cultural meaning behind the dish. A must do. Thank you for the evening Chef Francesca
20 Feb 2016
Francesca, we had a wonderful time, and hope to see you at Dolcenero!
02 Feb 2016
Thank you Chef Francesca! We had a wonderful time exploring the pasta of Sardinia! Chef Francesca's kitchen is an intimate setting, allowing each person to view close-up and take part in the culinary process. We learned about Francesca's roots in Italy and how her upbringing influenced her love for cooking. We definitely got our fill of amazing food! Grazie Mille!
09 Jan 2016
My girlfriend and I took the pasta making class with Francesca and it was a great experience. Francesca is fun, knowledgable and crazy talented. Best ravioli I've ever had!
06 Oct 2015
I absolutely loved spending time with Chef Francesca! Her personality is so bright and she is so much fun to be around. Her cooking is magnificent... everything was extremely fresh and delicious. I learned so much from her from a short amount of time. I look forward to booking her class again!
Born and raised in Sardinia, Italy, Chef Francesca discovered her passion at a young age. She loves to cook traditional Sardinian and Italian food while using traditional techniques and high-quality ingredients when handcrafting classics, like homemade pasta, sauces and desserts.