Online Cooking Class: Gourmet Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese may seem like a simple dish, but in this online cooking class with Chef Chris, you will learn how to reinvent the comforting classic in two innovative ways. 

You will begin with a cacio e pepe mac and cheese with pepper and pecorino, inspired by Chef Chris' training in Italy. This virtual cooking class will also teach you how to make a Spanish-inspired version featuring garlic, chorizo and manchego cheese. Prepare to discover how easy mac and cheese is to spice up, and that it is well worth the (small) extra effort. 


Cacio e Pepe Mac and Cheese

With rigatoni pasta, pecorino cheese and black pepper

Spanish Style Mac and Cheese

With macaroni pasta, chorizo, and manchego or Parmesan cheese

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Minimum 4 devices
  • Class Maximum 25 devices
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • LabelsCouples, Gourmet, Date Night, Fun, New American


Rigatoni pasta, cooked in advance

Macaroni pasta, cooked in advance

Pecorino cheese

Black pepper

White wine

Half and half


Olive oil

Sherry wine

Chorizo or pepperoni



Manchego or Parmesan cheese


Kitchen Equipment

Pasta pot

Two oven-friendly pans

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons


Cutting board

Cheese grater

Reviews Guests Left For This Experience

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03 Jan 2022

Was a no show. Confirmed with Karen by phone on Wednesday December 28th for the Jan 2nd class. She said there would be a zoom invite sent out on the day of the class. Never received it despite getting all other Classpop mails including this one to provide a review. Too bad because we had people coming over for dinner that afternoon and went ahead and made the recipe anyway with moderate success. Will be looking for a refund.

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02 Jan 2022

Great experience! We can’t wait to do another one!

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26 Sep 2021

Chef Chris was outstanding with the heart of a teacher. Very patient, answered all my questions and allowed me to simple watch his technique. This was my first class and I will definitely do this again.

$29 $ 19 Per device

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

This class does not have any dates.

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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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