Cooking Class: Modernized Classics From an Italian Chef

This hands-on cooking class features a tantalizing collection of Italian classics with some modern twists added, courtesy of Chef Federico. 

As a child, Chef Federico drew inspiration from his grandmother’s traditional Italian home cooking. In this hands-on cooking class, he puts his own innovative spin on a collection of those classic recipes, and you get to learn them all!

Start your lesson with a mouthwatering, melty oven-baked eggplant pizzette with fresh mozzarella and authentic homemade tomato sauce. Then, learn a chef's methods for making the best creamy risotto to top with onion and kiwi — don't knock it 'til you try it! For dessert, master the art of the perfect Italian pastry with a crostate alle albicocche bursting with sweet apricot jam. 


Oven Baked Eggplant Pizzette 

With tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil


With onion and kiwi, optional

Crostata alle Albicocche 

Buttery pie crust with apricot jam

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 9
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Vegetarian, Date Night, Italian, Beginner
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Federico

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17 Feb 2023

Chef Federico was AMAZING! He was so kind and knowledgeable. We’re definitely taking another class with him!

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16 Feb 2023

This past weekend, my husband and I took our two grandchildren (our 11-year-old granddaughter and our 13-year-old grandson) to Chef Federico's pizza-making class. We all truly enjoyed the experience. We skewered cheese and vegetables as an appetizer (so much fun; easy to make; and allowed each of us to choose what we wanted to eat); we baked thick and thin pepperoni and plain pan pizzas (which were delicious); and we learned the ins and outs of making meringue for our strawberry tiramisu dessert (which was sooo tasty)! We all learned a great deal and Chef Federico had lots of patience with the four of us as we asked many questions throughout the evening. A wonderful experience was had by all! We highly recommend taking a class with Chef Federico.

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27 Dec 2022

Chef Federico was amazing, patient & extremely polite. 10 out of 10 experience.

$ 99 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Philadelphia

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Chef Federico developed his passion for cooking as a teenager in Italy, where he began his career as a waiter before working his way up to commercial restaurant manager. He continued on his culinary path after moving to the U.S. and now shares his skills with others in a variety of gastronomic experiences.

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