Cooking Class: Delightful French and Italian Classics

In this hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn how to prepare classic French and Italian dishes bursting with bold flavor. Chef Tess is an expert at cooking these cuisines and is excited to share her secrets with you. The class begins with a step-by-step lesson on how to properly braise short ribs and purée potatoes. Next, you’ll learn how to perfectly saute escarole, paired with crunchy almonds. For dessert, Chef Tess will demonstrate how to make an authentic tiramisu, a famous and delicious Italian treat. 


Braised Short Ribs

With red wine jus and roasted root vegetables 

Yukon Gold Potato Purée

With sweet garlic and mascarpone 

Sautéed Escarole

With balsamic reduction and slivered almonds 

Classic Tiramisu

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • 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.
  • LabelsBeginner, Date Night, Italian, French, Holiday

Guest reviews for Chef Tess

Rogelio G.

03 Sep 2019

Great time. Learned so much. Chef Tess was able to work in my Mother's recipe. She was the perfect host. Thanks Chef Tess

$ 115 Per person

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

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Chef Tess
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Chef Tess, classically trained under world-class chefs, is experienced in a wide range of techniques and cuisines from rustic Italian to molecular gastronomy. She spent years in the restaurant industry and even achieved second place on the Food Network’s "Chopped." Now, Chef Tess focuses her passion for food by teaching people how to cook simple and satisfying food. She's also been part of  a talk show series on YouTube called "Good Mythical Morning."

Event location: Portland

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