Cooking Class: Gorgeous and Authentic Gnocchi

This hands-on cooking class is all about gnocchi, a fixture of Italian cuisine since its invention in the 1700s. Gnocchi are potato dumplings — they work well with red sauce, caramelized vegetables, sweet sausage or creamy white sauce. With the guidance of Chef Tess, a classically trained chef with years of experience, you’ll learn how to prepare gnocchi while putting your own unique spin on each dish. For an appetizer, you’ll whip up authentic tricolore bruschetta with tomatoes, pesto and eggplant. You’ll then make the gnocchi, with your choice of sauce. For dessert, Chef Tess will demonstrate how to make affogato, a traditional Italian sweet treat.


Tricolore Bruschetta

With tomatoes, hybrid pesto and eggplant tapenade

Italian Gnocchi

Choose one sauce

Seasonal vegetables

Meat Bolognese

Cream sauce



  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsPasta Making, Gourmet, Beginner, Date Night, Italian
  • 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 Tess

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10 Jan 2024

Great experience and great food!!

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12 Nov 2023

Informative and hilarious! My wife and I did Japanese food with her, some of the best food we’ve had in a long time. We would recommend her to all of our friends and family.

Outside Reviews for Chef Tess

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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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Event location: Portland

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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."

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