Italian Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi

Learn how to make a traditional Italian dish as this cooking class.

3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $135

Discover fantastic new comfort food and experience one of the best San Francisco activities around with this Italian cooking class.

If you're already familiar with Italian gnocchi, you'll love this tasty twist on a classic dish. Unlike the traditional meal, Sardinian gnocchi contains no potato and is made with semolina flour to create perfect pasta-like parcels.

This cooking class will connect you with a brilliant local chef, who'll provide plenty of demonstrations and share some insider tips and tricks. From dough shaping to sauce making, you'll get hands-on with every stage of the gnocchi making process and create a delicious dish that is sure to impress at your next dinner party.

Once you've created your magnificent main course, you'll get to chill out and taste all your hard work before heading home with all the skills you need to whip up more flavor-filled gnocchi in the future.

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

  • Antipasti: Spanish olives with anchovies, a selection of artisan cheeses, and acme olive bread.
  • Mixed salad with market greens and homemade vinaigrette.
  • Gnocchetti with San Marzano tomatoes, sweet Italian sausage, white wine and saffron.
  • La quesada with local berries.

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, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Cook With James is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


1373 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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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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Glen Fisher Sep 2022

A wonderful experience - James was great to work with and provided an engaging (and delicious) experience for my team of 10 colleagues.
Jame's hospitality, hands-on teaching and the venue (a turn-of the-century Edwardian home) made it feel like we were visiting a friend's home for dinner! Will definitely do it again and recommend to others.

Amanda Priest Feb 2022

Chef James was the best! We prepared a delicious gnocchi in his adorable kitchen. He provided delicious nosh to start before we dove right in. He was super interesting and fun, would highly recommend anyone check out his classes :) they're well worth it!
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