Cooking Class: Fresh and Heaty Italian

Chef Catalina shares her expert tips and techniques in this interactive cooking class. You'll learn culinary skills as you prepare an Italian meal from scratch. Start with an appetizer of fried vegetables topped with lemon aioli. Your first course is a mixed green salad with almonds and Parmesan. Next is homemade pasta with a tomato and Calabrian chili sauce. Tiramisu with lady fingers ends this meal on a sweet note.


Fritto Misto and Spicy Lemon Aioli 

With squash, lemons, olives, mushrooms and green beans

Citrus and Mixed Bitter Greens Salad 

With arugula, treviso, almonds, fennel, Parmesan and vinaigrette

Homemade Pasta 

With flour, eggs and semolina flour

Tomato and Calabrian Chili Pasta Sauce 

With olive oil, garlic, bread crumbs and Parmesan


With lady fingers, marsala wine, mascarpone and cocoa powder

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • 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.
  • LabelsGroup, Pasta Making, Date Night, Fun, Italian, Holiday

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14 Nov 2021

Chef Catalina was so sweet and created such an amazing and fun learning environment for my mom and I. She's very laid back but still very knowledgeable when it comes to the food you're making and the techniques she's teaching! really recommend!

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22 Sep 2021

Chef Catalina is great! She has a lot of experience teaching and it definitely shows. She is versatile and can work with many different cuisines - she is wonderful to work with and super professional. I highly recommend Chef Catalina for anyone in the Sacramento area!

Paul R

01 Sep 2021

Had an amazing class with Chef Catalina! She is very knowledgeable and really made it an enjoyable experience. I learned some useful tips and ate a great meal. I would definitely take another class with her in the future!

$ 95 Per person

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

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Chef Catalina
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Chef Catalina is a native northern Californian who discovered her passion for food while working in catering during her college years. Her extensive experience in the food industry includes roles as a lead cook, a catering manager, a special events coordinator and a cheese monger. Now, Chef Catalina brings her love of gourmet cuisine and her expertise in fine food preparation to her cooking classes.

Event location: Sacramento

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