Cooking Class: Cook Colorful Italian Dishes With a Chef

Put a focus on seasonal ingredients and traditional Italian recipes in this cooking class with Chef Dan. You'll glean inspiration from dishes with wonderful flavor pairings and learn various culinary techniques like sous vide.

Start with a classic spiedini appetizer, which are skewers of creamy mozzarella, prosciutto-wrapped figs and California honey. Next is a fresh spinach salad with walnuts, gorgonzola and a heavenly truffle balsamic vinaigrette. Take on the sous vide method as you perfectly cook tender lamb chops served over a bed of goat cheese polenta and carrots. End this class with a creamy coconut custard for dessert.



With buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto-wrapped figs and spicy California honey

Baby Spinach and Arugula Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

With truffle balsamic drizzle

Sous Vide Italian Seasoned Lamb Chops

With goat cheese polenta, organic tri-colored orange-flavored baby carrots and port wine demi-glace sauce

Coconut Budino

With biscotti cookie

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Gourmet, Italian, New American, Couples

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28 Dec 2022

No direction in the beginning, no microphone so it was difficult to hear, only one food station and it was not ready so there was a lot of waiting and a VERY long line. Venue was freezing cold inside, had to wear a winter coat the entire time. Tables were set with 5 seats, guests had to rearrange so that they could sit 4 or 6. Not enough supplies for the number of people, had to share sushi mats and knives and cutting boards, etc.... Demonstration station was blocked by large plastic wrap box, hard to see. Avocados were not prepped, and when Chef Dan cut them, he did so in large chucks/slices, which was not ideal for sushi. Only one cutting station and one condiment station with sauces and such, more lines to wait in. Would NOT recommend. Will not take any more classes, very disappointed.

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20 Dec 2022

Ran out of supplies. But very nice instructor

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20 Dec 2022

Chef Dan was very welcoming and great at what he does. Had a blast!

$ 125 Per person

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

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Dan
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Chef Dan’s extensive culinary résumé includes time spent working as an Executive Chef, the youngest Saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and even as a culinary TV producer. In addition to his successful career as a chef, he has taught more than 100 cooking classes on TV shows and at the local college level. Teaching is his passion, and he loves to bring the joy of cooking to aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

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