Team Building Activity: Primo Pasta Showdown

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.


Pasta Dough

With flour, egg, olive oil, salt and water

Marinara Sauce

With crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and salt

Alfredo Sauce

With heavy cream, garlic, butter, parmesan cheese and flour

Various "mix-in" Ingredients

With chicken, sausage, shrimp, mushrooms, spinach and more

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 50
  • Event Duration 2 hours

Classpop! Guest Reviews for other experiences with Chef Mimi

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20 Nov 2023

Friendly and experienced!

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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.

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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!

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Chef Mimi
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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. 

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