Italian Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta

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



3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $139

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.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
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 a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, bachelorette party, team building activity, bachelor party or Christmas party.

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

Location

1373 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Your teacher
Cook With James
 
Cook With James


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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