Team Building Activity: Northern Italian Pasta Making Workshop

You and your colleagues will learn how to prepare a four-course Northern Italian menu featuring two handmade pasta dishes and traditional Italian ingredients in this team building activity with Chef Paco. To start, you and your team will prepare a crisp butter lettuce salad dressed in strawberry vinaigrette before Chef Paco teaches you the art of crafting fresh linguine ribbons and delicate strands of angel hair pasta from scratch.  Then, you and your team will work together to assemble gourmet pasta dishes, learning how to properly handle fresh seafood and prepare homemade pasta sauces rich with flavor. Finally, you'll all enjoy a delicious poached fruit dessert with balsamic reduction. 


Butter Lettuce Salad 

With tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and strawberry vinaigrette

Seafood Linguine Pasta 

With shrimp, cherry clams, white wine, garlic and Parmesan cheese

Angel Hair Pasta With Italian Sausage 

With cherry tomato sauce, basil, garlic, white wine and chili flakes

Poached Seasonal Fruit 

 With red wine, mascarpone cheese, whipped cream and balsamic reduction

  • Minimum Guests 14
  • Maximum Guests 48
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • 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.

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11 Apr 2023

Chef Paco put together a great class for us! Very hands on and interactive. Super informative and even sent us home with dough to get started on our own! Looking forward to booking another class with him soon!

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13 Feb 2023

Chef Paco was so great! He created a warm and inviting environment, gave excellent instructions, left time for ample questions, and was incredibly engaging and fun to be around. 5 stars all around - would definitely recommend his classes!

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27 Jan 2023

Great evening! Chef Paco is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. He was patient yet directive and worked individually, as needed, with each participant. Made us feel we could easily recreate these recipes at home! Highly recommend!!

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Chef Paco
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While using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies, Chef Paco was simultaneously honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants. These experiences working in upscale restaurants and with renowned catering companies, paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania all come together and are on display for all to see during his can't-miss cooking classes.

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