Cooking Class: Adaptable Italian Cooking

In this interactive cooking class, let Chef Raina teach you how to use all of your senses in the kitchen. Explore textures and aromas while learning to balance flavors and spices as you prepare this adaptable, Italian-inspired menu with recipes perfect for lunch, dinner or snacking. A hearty massaged kale and chickpea salad kicks off the meal, followed by a palate-cleansing melon basil salad. The main course is a slow-cooked tomato basil sauce with crispy eggplant Parmesan on a soft hero roll. For dessert, enjoy a sweet and refreshing strawberry sorbet.


Massaged Kale and Chickpea Salad

With carrot ribbons and lemon tahini dressing

Melon Basil Salad

Eggplant Parmesan Hero

With shaved Parmesan

Italian Red Sauce

Slow-cooked tomato basil sauce

Instant Strawberry Sorbet

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Vegetarian, 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.

Guest reviews for Chef Raina

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Bridget B.

03 Mar 2022

Chef Raina is fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about cooking. She has a wealth of experience both as a culinary class instructor and as a private chef. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend booking Chef Raina for your next event in NYC!

$ 149 Per person

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

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Event location: New York

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Chef Raina
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Hailing from Queens, New York by way of India, Chef Raina has a variety of culinary experiences with a special emphasis on cooking classes, having taught more than 100 cooking classes since 2020 alone. She and her husband run their own catering business and love creating new recipes with colorful seasonal ingredients and a hint of Indian herbs. Her goal is to educate, entertain and connect people through fun culinary experiences.

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