Bring your team behind the counter for a lesson in pasta preparation in this exciting team building activity with Chef Mimi. She'll demonstrate classic techniques for making homemade pasta that rivals the original recipes from the Old World!
This session begins with a lesson in crafting pasta dough from scratch using simple, wholesome ingredients. Your crew will learn to make noodles and their choice of Alfredo or marinara sauce to top them. After their lesson, your competing cooks will break down into smaller teams to try their hand at making pasta dishes that impress, to be judged on appearance, creativity and flavor. One team will be named the Pasta Prizewinners!
Cooking classes on Classpop! are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase alcoholic beverages from the venue to enjoy during the class.
With flour, egg, olive oil, salt and water
With crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and salt
With heavy cream, garlic, butter, parmesan cheese and flour
Various "mix-in" Ingredients
With chicken, sausage, shrimp, mushrooms, spinach and more
Classpop! Guest Reviews for other experiences with Chef Mimi
20 Nov 2023
Friendly and experienced!
19 Nov 2023
Chef Mimi was very nice but the environment was not what I expected when paying for a cooking class. We did not have any cooking equipment or get to help with the sauces. We were given an egg, flour, and a little plastic bowl to mix together to make the pasta. That was about the extent of what we got to experience. I was hoping it would be more hands-on, in a kitchen environment, and that we would get more than just a couple small samples of pasta.
Overall, still enjoyed it but it was not as elaborate and not the cooking experience I anticapted.
19 Nov 2023
This was so much fun!! Great venue, great lessons, great conversation - highly suggest if you’re looking for a cute date night, friend night, or simply want to learn on your own! Chef Mimi killed it and I hope to take another class from her soon!
29 Oct 2023
The location was tough (No12Cider) -hard to get in and out of our seats, hard to see and hear what was going on, making pasta on old wooden tables that were close quarters, and didn't have space to lay the pasta out on. That said, Mimi and Nabil were both wonderful -warm, encouraging, knowledgable and fun. My friend and I had a good experience, and learned a lot, but I likely wouldn't sign up for a class at that location again.
29 Oct 2023
Mimi was wonderful and we had a great time making new friends. Thank you, Mimi!
29 Oct 2023
Mimi was friendly and informative
13 Sep 2023
Our class with Mimi was absolutely WONDERFUL!
No clue how we lucked out with this, but we ended up with a super small class so we got all kinds of one-on-one attention. Even without that, though, it would still have been amazing. We did the pad Thai class and it is so incredibly accessible and truly easy to do! The recipes are super clear on their own, but Mimi also explains everything so well, provides examples when needed, answers any questions you might have, but also gives you the freedom to make the recipe your own and tailor it to your own tastes. She’s super encouraging - you can take this class no matter what your cooking skill level is and feel totally ok.
One of the best parts was that you actually get to cook! Hands on prep work, actual cooking, and then the best part, eating! Even though the location our class was at wasn’t a kitchen setting, Mimi had everything we needed to be able to do all the tasks. It was really awesome to feel that sense of ownership over the final product.
We really, genuinely had the best time and are already planning ahead to future classes with her. Highly, highly recommend learning with her!
02 Sep 2023
Disappointed in the experience. We did not receive a recipe to follow. Mimi td.ua to go to her website for the recipe. It felt like she didn't give a recipe to self promote her website. NO recipes were there wither. After the class, Mimi said she forgot to bring peanut butter. Apparently it goes in the sauce. We would have known that if recipes were handed out instead of an optional grocery list
29 Aug 2023
This is not a cooking class where you will learn much. It's pretty much self taught and learn how to problem solve type of a class. Like other comments, there is not a kitchen to use. In order to wash your hands, you have to go outside into a bathroom. Fortunately, our class did not blow any fuses. There were not very clear directions on what the steps were, as the recipe provided does not give any "measurements". It literally says, cook chicken, cut veggies, mix ingredients for sauce. I felt like every group around us, including ours was constantly looking for advice or directions.... like a bunch of chickens running around aimlessly. With 23-25 people trying to get the recipe, Mimi was stretched thin with her attention. It felt like all 5 groups were winging the recipe and hoping for the best.
This is definitely not better than takeout pad thai.
Be prepared for some chaos!
Hopefully you get a decent knife to cut with...
Hopefully you already know the basic of cutting vegetables, using knives properly, and the proper sanitary precautions to take with chicken... because... well... you'll be in line asking for help like most people if you don't.
07 Aug 2023
Chef Mimi was very sweet and new her stuff. However, there were some issues. The tables we used for making the pasta were not cleaned. The venue was not right for a cooking class as we kept blowing fuses trying to cook the food. Chef Mimi almost gave up on cooking the food completely until someone said that we would all really like to eat as none of us had eaten dinner yet because we had signed up for a cooking class. We all worked together to get the cooking devices on different circuits so we would not pop a fuse again. It would have been much better with hot plates enough for each couple or trio, and real pots. There was only running water in the bathrooms, so cleaning and handwashing were a struggle. We were also expected to all cook our handmade pasta in the same pots at the same time, meaning we were all sharing pasta that everyone's hands had been in. I know we were going to boil it, but we all really wanted to eat the pasta we had made. For the price, the ingredients were also lackluster. For the price, I would have expected olive oil and pasta flour to be used, but we used corn oil and bleached all purpose store brand flour. Would also have been great to have recipes for anything we made, but they were not provided. Like I said, Chef Mimi is great and really knows her stuff. I hope she can choose a venue that makes sense for a cooking class, improve the sanitary conditions of the workspace and food, use high quality ingredients in her classes, purchase equipment so we can actually cook the food, and provide recipes.
05 Aug 2023
Mimi is great, fun class! We took my mom and she really enjoyed it. We’re trying to persuade Mimi to come to AZ this winter and do a few classes for us there. :)
04 Aug 2023
Chef Mimi was outgoing, funny, and informational!
26 Jul 2023
Mimi was great , organized and engaging. However, the brewery was not a good place to hold the class. No kitchen and the hot plates kept blowing the fuses, which was very frustrating. We had to find outlets out on the main room to use. Plus the small room we were on got hot with 13 people in it. She has classes at other facilities. I would try them.
25 Jul 2023
Mimi was excellent to work with. Knowledgeable and engaging.
06 Jul 2023
A great evening, highly informative and well presented. Certainly worth doing.
04 Jul 2023
Chef Mimi was detailed and involved everyone in the class. I had a great time making pasta AND learning delicious sauce recipes. Will definitely take another class in the near future. Thanks!
12 Jun 2023
Great experience and I learned so much. If you want to learn something new or improve your cooking this is perfect. You can ask all the questions you need and having an in-person instruction makes things easier to learn fast.
05 Jun 2023
Fun class, really recommend.
23 May 2023
Mimi is great! We enjoyed learning how to properly make egg rolls and samosas which were amazing. Everything fresh and understanding the spices used was very helpful! Great fun
22 May 2023
Very friendly and easy to follow
22 May 2023
What a great time
19 May 2023
I enjoyed the teacher and class. A couple of suggestions would make this class better: 1) wear a microphone so people could hear your instructions better, 2) at the beginning explain the entire process so students can understand the steps, 3) have an assistant to help answer questions. Thank you.
04 Apr 2023
Great class, learned a lot, had fun. Appreciated the small class size.
03 Apr 2023
I understand the facility was not quite up to expected experience
21 Feb 2023
Loved it! Mimi was great!
14 Feb 2023
14 Feb 2023
Very knowledgeable and fun!
12 Feb 2023
The group really enjoyed the class!
10 Feb 2023
While Chef's enthusiasm and tips were great, I'm dissuaded from taking another class because way too much time was wasted by having 22 attendees stand in line, multiple times during the session, for supplies that should have been provided at each table.
09 Feb 2023
Mimi was very nice and knowledgeable about the pasta and Alfredo sauce making process! It tasted amazing.
23 Jan 2023
Mimi made the experience fun and easy! Highly recommend.
18 Jan 2023
Chef Mimi is amazing! So much fun, will learn from her again in the near future. Venue was nice, but no kitchen, so we didn't get to cook there, had to bring home to prepare noodles. Still had lots of fun!
17 Jan 2023
The setting of a brewery/cidery is not ideal but Mimi did well with what we had to work with. It was a bit difficult to have to be working on our pasta and watching her create the sauce at the same time since we weren't in a kitchen setting where we could also make the sauce and do it altogether. Felt like our attention had to be in two places at once.
27 Dec 2022
The teacher herself was great and had a wealth of information to share. We had a really fun date night all said and done!
I do think that class pop should make it more clear which locations do or don’t have kitchens. All of the MN brewery or winery locations do not have kitchens. The good news is we got to bring home the pasta to make for our children tomorrow. (The teacher brought an already cooked dish for us to eat there)
27 Dec 2022
Mimi was great but the location was terrible. I wouldn't have signed up if I knew in advance that we wouldn't have a kitchen.
Great job Mimi!
27 Dec 2022
Chef Mimi was energetic, kind, and brilliant. I've made the pasta a few times since the class. It was great to have guidance on pasta making, which has always intimidated me. The limiting factor was the venue--very cute cidery, but not a good spot for a cooking class. We made our pasta at high top tables and took it home to cook ourselves. Chef Mimi had prepared the sauce and pasta for us to eat that night.
15 Dec 2022
Was a good time, my only recommendation is to get a microphone. So people in the back of the class can hear
13 Dec 2022
Chef Mimi was so nice and personable. It ended up being a small crowd, and she individualized it for us, let us take home a bunch of leftovers and had fun.
20 Sep 2022
Chef Mimi taught a pasta-making class in my condo building for 14 ladies! We learned a lot, ate great food and enjoyed ourselves. Chef Mimi was responsive and exuded wonderful energy. She even threw in some extra appetizers and pasta dish.
20 Sep 2022
Mimi is a sweet person and friendly. However, the venue wasn’t good for a cooking class. The music was too loud and it made it difficult to hear. Also- we didn’t get to participate- we just watched a demonstration. The food was good but I like more hands on classes.
06 Aug 2022
It was a very fun class. Mimi was very nice and helpful. I thought we were making both recipes, and not just one. There weren't enough frying pans for the group. 1 pan didn't get up to the recommended temperature. The Samosas were AMAZING!
05 Aug 2022
Mimi was very personable and knowledgeable with the food topic we were making. She gave great tips with how we can adjust the recipes at home. She made it easy for beginners to feel comfortable.
22 Jul 2022
Not at all hands on and only a taste to eat. Not what we expected when we signed up or paid. Very disappointed
22 Jul 2022
Mimi was very friendly and cheerful. We were disappointed that this was not very hands on and we didn’t get to eat a full meal as we expected when paying the price we did. It was hard to hear due to the DJ at the brewery we were at. We did feel that we learnt something that will be useful in our home cooking.
16 Jun 2022
Great class! Very delectable meal and enjoyable Chefs. I will definitely attend another class by Chef Mimi.
21 Mar 2022
Loved the Samosa's we made. I have already done this again in our air fryer. Also, is a great way to spend time with friends and family cooking at home. And who doesn't love a good egg roll!
21 Mar 2022
The salad in this recipe was amazing. Just like the Greek dressing they have at Noodles! Loved the recipe and another go to for cooking chicken!
13 Mar 2022
Mimi was great at demonstrating, giving us realistic tips for when we’re in our own kitchens & watching to help us learn/practice the techniques! The food was delicious & tasted so fresh!
12 Jan 2022
This class was rather disappointing. There were not enough ingredients and utensils for everyone. The recipe guides did not match what was actually made, it all felt rather impromptu. The knives provided were horribly dull and inappropriate for the likes of dicing ginger. There was very minimal actual instruction, other than on folding (which was good), not that really anything was needed. The sauces were just skipped... The recipes in general were overly simple, tasteless, and too similar to each other. I feel like I learned less than just reading a recipe off google. The shared experience was still pleasant, and Mimi was also pleasant enough, and Luce Line was a nice location but in general it was not at all worth it.
11 Jan 2022
Wonderfully fun class! I’m so happy that I joined. I would love to attend more of Mimi’s classes.
Outside Reviews for Chef Mimi
02 Aug 2023
Fun cooking class!! Mimi is the best!!
04 Aug 2022
Good class, good food, guests had fun.
11 Nov 2021
Mimi is easy going and helpful and she shares delicious, easy to cook recipes with her students. She is very hands on and makes sure everyone feels welcome and included.
Chef Mimi is an energetic cooking instructor who is passionate about cooking in general and Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine in particular. Her long list of experience includes teaching cooking at community education classes in Minnesota as well as leading cooking classes around the Midwest and Southwest. Chef Mimi's culinary expertise spans cultures and includes everything from Mediterranean to Asian to southern food.