Italian Cooking Class

Develop new culinary skills at this Italian cooking class.



3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $135

Whether you're on the hunt for team-building activities to try with your colleagues or you just want to get creative in the kitchen with friends, this cooking class in San Francisco could be just for you!

Explore the culinary delights of Italy and Spain as you create a selection of delicious DIY dishes under the guidance of an amazing local chef. From handmade pasta to slow-cooked beef, you'll work alongside your group to prepare some mouth-watering meals using only the finest locally sourced ingredients and a touch of team spirit.

This culinary class is suitable for complete beginners and will teach your group how to cook in a calm and welcoming environment. Looking for an alternative to the usual office birthday parties? Try this interactive workshop for an evening of fun that's sure to get your team bonding over a shared love of good food.

At the end of your cooking class, you'll get the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious homecooked meal as you socialize with your group.

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

  • Spanish olives with anchovies, a selection of artisan cheeses, and acme olive bread.
First course: (choose one)
  • Pasta Alla bolognese with handmade egg tagliatelle.
  • Handmade gnocchi with sage cream sugo.
  • Handmade pappardelle with San Marzano tomatoes, cream, and hot pepper.
Second course:
  • Five Dot Ranch organic beef slow-cooked in white wine and herbs and accompanied by wilted spigarello greens.
Dessert:
  • La quesada with local berries

Please note:
  • Vegetarian options are available upon request.



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 nice 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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