Cooking Class - Refined 4-Course Italian Feast

Learn to prepare a sophisticated 4-course Italian meal with Chef Gene.

In this Italian cooking class, Chef Gene will teach you to prepare four beautiful and delicious dishes. From his Isabella Salad (named for actress and model Isabella Rossellini) to his voluptuous porchetta (which incorporates three pork products), each course focuses on traditional Italian methods prepared with high-end ingredients. You will learn the preparation and completion of the entire menu, after which you will enjoy each dish. The class and meal will take place in Chef Gene's charming West Hollywood home.

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

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels French, Gourmet, Holiday, Italian, Special Occasion

Reviews guests left for this experience



18 Feb 2016

Chef Gene was incredible. His dishes masterful and his company was excellent. Thank you again!



17 Feb 2016

Chef Gene was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good, if not great. However, the experience is not what was advertised or eagerly anticipated. I contacted Cozymeal two nights prior to the event to confirm the experience would be more interactive, and their Chef Community Manager responded that the class was "very hands-on". The only interactive component of the entire evening, was placing the pre-made butternut squash filling into wonton wrappers (which were surprisingly delicious) and sealing the ravioli. The entire balance of the four course meal was prepared (prior to our arrival) and assembled/cooked by Chef Gene while we sat around his dining table. While it was nice to be sent home with the recipes, it would have been far more satisfying to prepare the meal (or at least MUCH more of it) ourselves. Also disappointing was that the location originally advertised on the Cozymeal website was changed the day before from an ocean-view backyard in Pacific Palisades to an ordinary (and rather warm) dining room in West Hollywood. However, the company was really friendly and easy-going. The conversation was great and it was nice to meet new people.



14 Feb 2016

We had a lovely time during our experience with Chef Gene. Not only was the food delicious it was a wonderful night of meeting some great new people.

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I was raised on the East Coast and graduated from Wesleyan University. I took my first step in culinary education by traveling to Russia, where I was inspired to recreate the French-influenced cuisine of the Tzars. I immersed myself in French cooking, training at the Le Cordon Bleu. I then traveled to Italy, and under the tutelage of Chef Massimo Natale, focused on authentic Italian cuisine. I credit Julia Child as my culinary muse, and once had the great fortune to meet her.

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