Artisan Pasta Making Class

Learn how to cook perfect pasta at this San Francisco class.

3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $150

Looking to experience a taste of Italy in San Francisco? Check out this cooking class to indulge your culinary senses with a selection of delicious Italian cuisine.

Guided by a seasoned chef, James, your class will kick off with a tour of an artisan grocer that's full of fresh ingredients and amazing inspiration. Your teacher will utilize his impressive culinary expertise to provide some handy tips and tricks as you take in the bright colors and fresh scents on offer before heading back to the kitchen to start cooking!

You'll whip up four amazing culinary masterpieces with your hand-picked ingredients and taste-test your creations along the way to make sure the fusion of flavors is perfect. It doesn't matter if you don't know how to cook either. This class is suitable for beginners and will help you learn in a welcoming environment.

At the end of the cooking class, you'll have some fantastic new culinary knowledge and a mouth-watering Italian meal to enjoy.

Sample menu: (subject to change due to seasonality and availability)

  • Bread and cheeses.
  • Seasonal market salad.
  • Italian pasta with seasonal vegetables.
  • La quesada.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 4 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All ingredients and equipment needed for the class.
What to bring
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


1373 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Artisan Pasta Making Class location
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Cook With James
Cook With James

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James grew up on a 50 acre horse farm near the Salinas Valley. His great grandfather emigrated from Yugoslavia into the Central Valley and started an apple farm. His grandfather later moved to the very fertile Salinas Valley and started one of the first produce companies. It was called Sun Harvest. My mother raised us mostly on local fruits and vegetables though there was still the occasional cooking “out of a can” given the generation. Canned beets! The one thing we always had was a bowl of fresh fruit, cut up and put into a bowl for us before we went to bed.

James earned a masters in Spanish literature and linguistics through Middlebury College and lived in Spain for two years. He later entered into the technology business and worked at various advertising agencies in San Francisco over a 12 year period. Along the way he started cooking as "therapy" for his corporate day job. CookWithJames was created 15 years ago as an underground supper club. James would prepare multiple course regional Italian and Spanish dinners in his home for guests and friends. James staged at Quince restaurant after they opened in 2004, and has also lived and cooked in both Italy and Spain. After leaving his day job in advertising in 2009 James launched CookWithJames as a full-time business, offering private sit-down dinners as well as cooking class parties for all occasions.

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Mario Paoletti Jul 2023

We did a pasta making class with James and had an incredible time. His house is as warm and friendly as he is and hime has deep and diversified culinary knowledge. We had an incredible time, will absolutely be going back, and would recommend Cook with James to everyone!

Madison Rodrigues Jun 2023

James was great! Took this class as a group of 4 and he made us all very comfortable and welcomed us into his beautiful home! All 4 of us were able to participate in the pasta making process while James cooked the sauce for us. He even provided us appetizers! Such a fun birthday activity, we would 100% do this again!

Brent Apr 2023

James provided a great atmosphere for the event. Everyone participated in the pasta making and the sauce and salad provided by James really rounded out the meal. I would like to try some of his other classes.

Mike Griffis Apr 2023

Chef James and his private home were both very relaxing and welcoming. His pasta Making Class was informative and all if us got chances to participate in the preparation. We had a total of 6 people in the class from varied backgrounds and they were all interesting to meet and share dinner with. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we didn't want to leave.
Thank you Chef James for a great experience.

Priya Ryali Dec 2022

Amazing class! We loved the whole experience in making fresh pasta will be coming back!
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