Cooking Class: Authentic Italian Favorites

In this exciting cooking class, you’ll learn how to make a simple yet delicious Italian menu. Chef Jalen will teach you about plating presentation, cooking techniques, proper seasoning and more. For the appetizers, you’ll prepare a fresh Caesar salad and crispy eggplant. For the main course, you’ll make authentic al dente pasta, paired with hearty ricotta-stuffed meatballs. To cap the meal, Chef Jalen will teach you how to craft doughnuts from scratch, accompanied with non-dairy ice cream and a rich chocolate drizzle. 


Caesar Salad 

With crispy croutons and grated Parmesan

Fried Eggplant 

With seasoned crumbs and cheese crust

Jumbo Stuffed Meatballs and Pasta

With seasoned ricotta, Italian spices and al dente pasta

Italian Doughnuts and Chocolate Vanilla Crema 

With non-dairy vanilla ice cream and chocolate drizzle

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 5
  • Event Duration 2 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.
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Beginner, Fun, Italian

Guest reviews for Chef Jalen

Bridget B.

10 Nov 2021

We really enjoyed our class with Chef Jalen! He was very knowledgeable and organized. He was such a good teacher as he kept us engaged and answered all of our questions. We learned some great new tips and techniques that will help us recreate these wonderful dishes. I highly recommend Chef Jalen to all those in Charlotte!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Meet your chef

Chef Jalen
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Chef Jalen’s culinary career has taken him from being line cook, sous chef or kitchen manager at various restaurants to a lead position at a highly regarded Chinese bistro. He’s also a culinary entrepreneur, running a private chef and catering company. Chef Jalen’s experience working on the East Coast eventually led him to Charlotte, where he now happily shares his passion for international cuisine with students and aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

Event location: Charlotte

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