Cooking Class: Italian Classics From Scratch

Join Chef Ricky for an interactive cooking class where you'll learn how to make pasta from scratch and fresh ricotta to use in a few timeless Italian dishes. First, you'll learn to prepare a traditional shrimp scampi with a light white wine sauce and fresh herbs. Then, layer your homemade pasta and ricotta cheese into a decadent  lasagne al forno, a simplified yet elegant take on the classic lasagne. Then you'll sharpen your knife skills as you learn to prepare a vibrant vegetable ratatouille. For a sweet finish, you'll put your ricotta to use again, this time as a filling in sweet cannolis. 


Shrimp Scampi

With garlic, butter, white wine and parsley

Lasagne al Forno

With homemade pasta and ricotta, mozzarella and vegan Italian sausage


With zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and tomatoes


With homemade ricotta and chocolate chips

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsPasta Making, Beginner, Date Night, Italian, Pescatarian, Holiday, Valentine's
  • 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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25 Sep 2023

This was such a fun class! Ricky made it very engaging and informative. Only 4 people in the class at his house, which made it intimate and not intimidating. We even got to take home a ton of leftovers! All the food was great. Definitely worth the money. Will be doing more classes with Ricky.

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14 Aug 2023

Chef Ricky was thoughtful with his teaching making what could seem complex, easy. Amazing experience and already planning on another class.

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14 Jul 2023

We had a blast and the food we made was delicious!

$ 105 Per person

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

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Event location: Tampa

Chef’s Place


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Meet your chef

Chef Ricky
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Chef Ricky is a research and development chef and chef instructor bringing nearly 40 years of professional culinary experience to the table. He notes his greatest achievements to be the development and launch of multiple successful Asian restaurants and business concepts, as well as coaching an American Culinary Federation team to two national championships. Chef Ricky specializes in Pacific Rim cooking and is passionate about helping aspiring chefs turn their dreams into reality.

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