Cooking Class: Rustic Italian With a Modern Twist

Chef Rodney shares time-worn techniques and modern tips to create traditional Italian recipes. In this in-person cooking class, you'll learn how to make a roux, prepare a pastry tart and whip the perfect meringue. You'll begin with sweet corn veloute and a scallop and prawn tart. Next, you'll perfectly pan-sear rainbow trout and serve with roasted figs and wild mushrooms. Tart and refreshing Italian lemon meringue completes this rustic Italian-inspired meal. 


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Sweet Corn Velouté 

A scallop and prawn tart with basil oil 


Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout 

With roasted figs and wild mushrooms 


Italian Lemon Meringue

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2.5 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, Gourmet, Fusion, Date Night, Italian, Valentine's, Mother's Day

Guest reviews for Chef Rodney

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Jennifer F.

18 Jun 2020

Chef Rodney is an excellent teacher! His passion for food and life in general made for a priceless experience. We will definitely return for more of his wisdom, cooking lessons, and overall good company!

$ 89 Per person

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


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Chef Rodney’s enthusiastic personality and thirty-plus years of experience as a sous chef, chef de cuisine and executive chef make his cooking classes as entertaining as they are educational. He’s been featured on Fox 5 in San Diego and has cooked for Aretha Franklin, Bill Gates and President George Bush. He now puts his expertise to fantastic use helming a classic American fare restaurant, where he lends his personal twist to signature dishes.

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