Neapolitan Pizza Making Class

Learn how to make a classic Neapolitan pizza in San Francisco

3 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $135

Calling all pizza lovers! Come and join Chef James for an authentic pizza-making experience in San Francisco and learn how to make a mouth-watering Neapolitan-style Italian pizza.

Using fresh ingredients, you will be shown how to make this classic pizza style. You'll make your own pizza dough from scratch, stretch and shape it into rounds and top it with the flavors of Italy.

The Neapolitan pizza style is simple but sophisticated, there are no pizza toppings out there that are more authentically Italian than these ones. However, additional toppings will be available for you to try out some other pizza combinations.

At the end of this Italian cooking class, sit down to enjoy your meal with sides and a dessert made by Chef James. You are welcome to bring along your own wine and beer to accompany your delicious meal.

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
Beginners welcome.
What you'll get
Your pizza creations to enjoy with sides and a dessert.
What to bring
You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer.
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 lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Xmas gift or birthday gift.

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


1373 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

Your teacher
Cook With James
Cook With James

5.0 (29)

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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Jon Ezell Sep 2022

Che James was a great teacher and host. Beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere, great pizza, great fun!

Christa Guevarra Aug 2022

Chef James was absolutely amazing! He was so informative about what we were doing and about a lot of other things. Provided little snacks & gave us recommendation of where to find certain ingredients! Great experience & highly recommend him for all your Italian cooking needs!

Steven Tran Aug 2022

James was courteous and accommodating for our group. We had an amazing time and enjoyed our workshop making pizza where James provided education as well as an opportunity for everyone to create our shared meals.

Chetan Verma May 2022

We went to James' place as a team and make Neapolitan pizzas with them. James is a great host and we loved the time we spent there. He makes sure the vibe is relaxing and fun and is great with engaging in conversations and sometimes letting people chat among themselves if it's a private group. The food was delicious and we learnt many tips and tricks for making pizzas! Definitely worth the time and the money, will recommend strongly!

Sarai Gallegos Mar 2022

Delicious, knowledgeable, and such a fun time. This was a great way to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. Chef James made us feel so welcomed and we learned so much!

Michael Poole Jan 2022

thanks Chef James for a super fun evening of pizza making/eating in your lovely home! Learned a lot and looking forward to putting new skills into practice. Highly recommended! MP

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Lorenzo Calvani Dec 2021

We had a great time making pizza with James. He is extremely knowledgeable and he's an amazing teacher. Love his passion! A+

Aileen Appe Dec 2021

The class was fun and Chef James was very personable, knowledgeable, and made everyone feel included. He also prepped a delicious spread for us to start the evening, a really nice touch!
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