There are two things which are loved by virtually everyone — A home-cooked meal and Italian food. Here are some of the best options for aspiring chefs of all levels to increase their knowledge of both. There is a class to fit every schedule, whether you prefer interactive web-based classes, pre-scheduled cooking classes or even to have a professional chef come directly to your home. If you have a passion for cooking, you can make your next get together with friends a family a night to remember.
Haute Production – Events And Catering
23552 Commerce Center Drive, Suite S
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Executive chef/Owner Keith Prante takes his cooking very seriously. Having trained under some of the best chefs in the world, his passion for the art of cooking is undeniable. A patient perfectionist and culinary artist, Chef Keith makes each teaching event unique and will work closely with you to ensure the knowledge is absorbed and the end result is exactly what you wanted. This is a great experience that will take your cooking skills to another level.
Everyday Italian Cooking Series – Old Towne Orange
415 W. Taft Ave
Orange, CA 92865
Now is the time to sign up. Chef Caterina, who trained in Italy, only conducts these classes during the months of June and July. Classes are held in Old towne Orange, and parking is free. There are three unique Italian cooking classes each week, each of which lasts about three hours. Sign up for a single class, or for the full series of three classes. Thursday and Friday nights, instruction begins at 6:30 p.m. There are two sessions on Sunday, one beginning at 11:00 a.m. and one beginning at 6:00 p.m. This is a light and friendly environment which truly fosters learning. Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Prep Kitchen Essentials
12207 Seal Beach Blvd
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Famous Chef Rahm Fama (featured on Food Network) teaches two separate classes with a focus on Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The first is a class which specializes in pizzas and flatbreads. These are always crowd-pleasers, as they can be custom made to fit the tastes of a variety of guests. The second is a class called “The Best of Italy and Greece.” This class focuses on the unique flavors of fine Mediterranean dishes. If you are ready to seriously increase your Italian cooking IQ, you need look no further.
31770 Camino Capistrano, Suite D
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Located in historic San Juan Capistrano, Tspoons offers a variety of cooking classes. Whether you wish to fly solo, go as a couple or with a friend, they do have a specialized class just for you. They even offer cooking classes for children, as well as cooking classes for parents and children to learn together. No need to wait, just decide what suits your fancy, check the class schedule and sign up. In this fun interactive environment, you will be cooking super-delicious Italian dishes before you know it.
Sur La Table
3333 Bear St, Suite 110
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Conveniently located in South Coast Plaza, Sur la table enlists the services of some of the finest chefs available. If you really want to learn Italian cooking, you will want to sign up for either “Incredible Homemade Pizza” or “Date Night: A Taste of Italy.” There is also a cooking workshop which focuses exclusively on pasta. Check out the calendar and pick out a class. You will be amazed at the wide variety of choices. After class, you can then take a stroll through the retail part of this store which offers virtually everything one would need for cooking gourmet Italian meals at home.
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