Cooking Class: Knife Techniques and Italian Dinner

Pick up essential kitchen skills as you prepare a satisfying three-course meal in this cooking class led by Chef Michael. You'll hone your skills for handling, using and maintaining your kitchen knives. Then, you'll use those skills to create a caprese salad with basil chiffonade and properly separate a whole chicken to brew up a comforting chicken soup with seasonal vegetables. You'll finish with a lesson in ornamental slicing of seasonal fruits and assemble them into a delicious fruit tart.


Classic Caprese Salad 

With tomatoes, mozzarella and chiffonade basil

Chicken Vegetable Soup 

With diced seasonal vegetables

Seasonal Fruit Tart

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Beginner, Date Night, Fun

Guest reviews for Chef Michael

Katherine W.

09 Dec 2019

We were visiting San Diego for a week and wanted to have a chef prepare our meals and we were lucky enough to find Chef Michael. He was so friendly and easy to work with and accommodated all of our different dietary needs from pescatarian, to no fish, to FODMAP diet, to 3 toddlers. Each day he prepared wonderful meals with the freshest ingredients and it was always the perfect amount. The salads were amazing and the meat cooked perfectly. He prepared, cooked and had it all cleaned up and we couldn't have asked for more. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and my entire family was so appreciative that we met him. If you're planning a party, wanting a plated meal or more family style Michael can make it happen.

Michael W.

09 Dec 2019

Thank you chef Michael for a fantastic dinner you put together so quickly. My family all enjoyed the appetizers and family style meal you prepared and my three year old loved her pasta. We were all impressed by how quickly and cleanly you put everything together. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a private chef.

Karina V.

09 Dec 2019

Thank you chef for catering my birthday party, this past February. I wanted a simple day where close friends would gather to celebrate while watching the Super Bowl. Chef created a menu that was both celebratory and sports related. This small party of 15 enjoyed colorful and flavorful foods perfect for everyone.

Brett W.

09 Dec 2019

Chef Michael catered our client appreciation this past weekend. The service was wonderful and the food outstanding. We had a nice variety from BBQ pulled pork sliders (AMAZING), grilled lemon chicken (AMAZING) to watermelon sliders (AMAZING) and much more. We will be using his services again for our future events. Thanks Chef Michael!


09 Dec 2019

We had an awesome meal prepared by Chef Michael is was a two-course casual meal for a small group. The food was excellent Mixed Greens Salad prepared with fresh local produce and a Pappardelle Pasta w/ herbed chicken and sausage w/veggie. Chef Michael arrived on time and came prepared with everything needed including serving dishes, the presentation was beautiful, he was personable and interacted will the entire group, the meal was plated and everything was cleaned up at when he was finished. I highly recommend Michael to everyone looking for the personal Chef experience.

$ 95 Per person

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

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Chef Michael
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After graduating from culinary school, Chef Michael began working his way up the food chain and honing his skills in a variety of roles in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Today, Chef Michael is a renowned personal chef known for designing menus that meet the dietary needs of individuals in the most delicious ways. He has also earned a reputation for his ability to teach others by breaking down complex dishes into easy-to-master recipes. 

Event location: San Diego

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