Cooking Class: Summer in the Mediterranean

The summer flavors of the Italian coast are vibrant, inviting and accessible in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Charles. Get a taste of both Mediterranean and Moroccan influences through these summery dishes, beginning with a summer squash salad topped with toasted almonds and a simple vinaigrette. Then learn how to braise chicken thighs until perfectly cooked and enjoy over creamy mascarpone polenta. End the meal with a light and sweet dessert of honey yogurt panna cotta with macerated summer fruit.


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Shaved Summer Squash Salad

With preserved lemon, toasted almonds and a simple vinaigrette


Braised Chicken Thighs Over Mascarpone Polenta

With bell peppers, onions and white wine


Honey Yogurt Panna Cotta With Macerated Summer Fruit

With heavy cream and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Beginner, Italian

Guest reviews for Chef Charles

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Bridget B.

28 Mar 2022

Chef Charles is a true culinary professional and is passionate about sharing his love of food with others. He provided us with a wonderful culinary experience. If you are in the Bay Area and have the chance, I highly recommend taking his classes and hiring him as your next private chef!

$ 75 Per person

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


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In his rich and varied culinary career, Chef Charles has taught cooking classes at popular venues, worked at Michelin-rated restaurants and started his own online cookie bakery. His ventures have taken him all around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma, where he worked his way from dishwasher to pastry chef. As a seasoned instructor with a true love of food, Chef Charles adds a healthy dash of passion to every course he teaches.

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