Online Cooking Class - Pressure Cooker Risotto

Join Italian-trained Chef Chris and learn how to make gourmet risotto at home.

Learn how to make two different kinds of authentic Italian risotto with ease using your pressure cooker in this virtual cooking class with Chef Chris. First, you will learn how brew a flavor-forward homemade vegetable stock using simple ingredients you likely already have on hand. Then, you will use your vegetable stock to prepare an earthy wild mushroom and onion risotto as well as a butternut squash and sage risotto.

“Learn how simple, easy and satisfying it is to make restaurant-quality risotto in your own kitchen. We'll use ingredients you can easily find and equipment you already have in your kitchen. Get ready for oh-so-creamy risotto minus the hours of labor!” - Chef Chris

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Labels Adult, Couples, Italian, Pasta Making, Vegetarian


Black pepper
Arborio rice
Wild mushrooms
Dried mushrooms
Butternut squash

Kitchen Equipment

Pressure cooker
Wooden spoon
Measuring cups
Skillet or frying pan
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Ravioli stamp (optional)

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Chris

Laurel H.


31 Mar 2023

Chris was awesome and the food was delicious! We learned how to work with flavors and ingredients we would not normally use, so even more advanced cooks can certainly benefit. Loved that you get the recipes afterward so you can recreate at home! Highly recommend!

Rich Haislip .

Rich Haislip

31 Mar 2023

Chris was excellent. We had a great time and learned so much! Very fun.

Kyle F.


27 Mar 2023

Chris was very punctual, fast to communicate, and professional. He even rescheduled for us the day before because we booked the wrong day! Here’s what to expect: 1) Amazing food that is super fun to watch Chris work and talk with. Top chef quality. 2) Chris is highly trained chef and incredibly knowledgeable about food science 3) Chris brings all supplies that he needs and will clean up after 10/10 recommend, which we have already done so to most everyone we know.

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After discovering his passion for cooking as an Italian language instructor at UC Berkeley, Chef Chris went on to be the co-founder of a culinary event business, specializing in regional Italian cooking, and then worked as a chef teaching cooking classes for corporate groups, cultivating a 5-star rating. Chef Chris now works with a company providing walking food tours of Little Italy as well as teaching his lauded cooking classes.

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