Cooking Class: Authentic Italian Comfort Food

A menu meant for comfort, with the feel of a traditional Sunday Italian dinner.

Philadelphia native Chef Daniel is eager to show you how to create a selection of comfort dishes inspired by his own family experiences. In this hands-on cooking class, he’ll teach you how to create your own tradition of family, fun and amazing food!

Prepare a meal that includes a roasted squash salad, a unique focaccia pizza made with truffle oil and potatoes and a Sunday gravy pasta loaded with meatballs and sausage. And what would a comfort meal be without dessert? You’ll make a classic tiramisu with espresso and Sambuca for a warming sweet treat to conclude your lesson. 


Roasted Squash Salad 

 With hazelnuts, mozzarella and a balsamic reduction

Focaccia Pizza 

With rosemary, sea salt, Yukon gold potatoes, roasted garlic and truffle oil

Sunday Gravy 

Pasta with meatballs, sausage, broccoli rabe and ricotta


With ladyfingers, espresso, mascarpone, Sambuca and cocoa

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsCouples, Group, Mother's Day, Valentine's, Singles, Pasta Making, Pizza Making
  • 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.

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02 Feb 2023

Last night I took Chef Daniel’s “Authentic Italian Comfort Food" class and had a wonderful time. I learned a lot and cannot wait to attempt some of the recipes at home. I was always too intimidated to attempt fresh pasta but with the right tools and techniques it doesn’t seem so daunting. Chef Daniel was also very welcoming and informative. I’d love to take another one of his classes one day!

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03 Jun 2023

Chef Daniel is very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher and a gracious host. We learned a lot and the food was delicious. Will try another class soon!

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15 Apr 2023

We had a wonderful time and experience at Chef’s Daniel Vietnamese Cooking Class. We met some very nice couples that contributed to the fun experience. Chef Daniel provided some awesome cooking tips while we prepared the delicious items in the course. After cooking we all sat down at the set table and devoured the delightful meal prepared by us and Chef Daniel. Thanks again for a great experience!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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After graduating from culinary school, Chef Daniel completed an internship in Umbria, Italy and became a sous chef shortly afterward, partnering with Iron Chef Jose Garces. He's spent the last five years as the go-to chef for a selection of eateries within a restaurant group that has helped elevate a neighborhood in disrepair into a desirable upscale destination.

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