Cooking Class: Cook Fresh Pasta and Rustic Favorites

This Italian-themed cooking class will have you whipping up traditional favorites like a pro. Chef Paco will help you craft exquisite dishes using fresh ingredients and expert techniques. 

Make a delightful polenta cake with tomato ragu and herby basil. You’ll also learn to transform fresh dough into perfectly cooked linguine noodles topped with decadent vodka sauce. Select from shrimp, Italian sausage or vegan toppings to complete the dish. For dessert, enjoy red wine-poached pears for a unique sweet treat.


Polenta Cake With Tomato Ragu

With cornmeal, basil and Pecorino cheese

Homemade Linguine With Shrimp and Tomato Vodka Sauce

Italian sausage or vegan ingredients may be substituted for the shrimp

With bell peppers, asparagus, cream and Parmesan cheese

Poached Pears

With red wine and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Pasta Making, 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.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Paco

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23 Nov 2022

Paco was great, we had an amazing time, I would definitely take another class with the chef!

Guest reviews for Chef Paco

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11 Dec 2020

Chef Paco provided an excellent lesson, kept us as ease, and was very friendly!! We can’t wait to do this again!

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Jason Sheppard

27 Sep 2020

Great experience with a great chef. Very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Would highly recommend.

$ 109 Per person

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

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Event location: Chicago

Chef’s Place

Exact location is provided after booking.

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Chef Paco
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While using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies, Chef Paco was simultaneously honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants. These experiences working in upscale restaurants and with renowned catering companies, paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania all come together and are on display for all to see during his can't-miss cooking classes.

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