Cooking Class: Cooking Like a Real Coastal Grandmother

Learn to really take on the “coastal grandmother” lifestyle in this hands-on cooking class featuring plenty of delightful seafood dishes. Chef Chris will provide an insightful lesson about the values of this trending mindset as you make a collection of no-fuss and impressive recipes. 

Enjoy delightful seafood dishes starting with buttery and herby clams casino. You’ll also learn to make your own homemade soup stock and use it to create rich lobster and corn chowder inspired by culinary queen, Ina Garten. Indulge in Rhode Island-style calamari, breaded and fried to a delightful crisp. For dessert, enjoy a warm blueberry crumble with spicy gingersnaps and wash it all down with sweet and refreshing berry lemonade.


Clams Casino

With bell peppers, shallots, bacon, butter, garlic, parsley and thyme

Lobster Stock

With white wine, shallots, thyme, cream, smoked paprika and sherry

Ina-Inspired Lobster and Fresh Corn Chowder

With yellow onions, olive oil, Yukon gold potatoes, chives and sherry

Rhode Island-Style Fried Calamari

With semolina flour, cornmeal, cayenne, egg, oil and garlic

Wild Blueberry Crumble

With butter, brown sugar, gingersnap crumbs, vanilla and lemon

Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

With water and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsGourmet, Pescatarian, Couples, Baking, BBQ, Mother's Day
  • 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 Chris

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20 Feb 2024

He was so personal and patient! Enjoyed the company and delicious food

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15 Jan 2024

Overall was a fun class. A couple things I would consider. First, make everyone wash their hands or provide gloves. The fact that we got anyone’s pasta is just gross. Did they wash their hand?. There were a lot of people in the class, also we were starving by the time 9 pm rolled around. Just was too many people with too much going on. Sucked that some had to leave because it was getting too late and went home hungry. I would have loved to been involved with the making of the pasta sauce. Or been asked to come up and watch. It wasn’t as involved and defeats the point of learning to cook. Which is why I took the class in the first place.

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12 Jan 2024

I was very disappointed in this experience. Way too many people for the class. Crowded and in a loud environment and you could hardly hear Chris speak. Lead to believe we would be making the sauces. Had to share ingredients with 2-4 other people and out of 3 hours, had about 15 mins of actual hands on time. Didn’t even eat our own pasta. My friend had to leave before even eating. Nothing was printed and we were expected to email him to get the recipes. Totally NOT a cooking class. Ridiculous for the price. We got a scoop of pasta at the very end, after the brewery was closing down. So many other things. I planned to make a post about the amazing night, I was really looking forward to it, and was so frustrated and upset by the end, didn’t even share photos. 0/10 recommend.

$ 149 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Chris
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Chef Chris was working as an Italian teacher at UC Berkeley when he discovered his passion for cooking. Ever since then, he has been following his passion of cooking and teaching with a focus on regional Italian cuisine. He even co-founded a culinary event business to highlight his skills. Chef Chris teaches an array of different highly regarded cooking classes, many of which are created for corporate teambuilding. He also currently provides walking food tours of Little Italy.

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