Team Building Activity: High-Stakes Pasta-Making Showdown

Get your gang twisted up in the pasta-making process with this delicious team building activity from Chef James and Claudia. They'll share their secrets for creating this time-honored Italian dish and root for your chefs as the competition heats up! 

Your crew begins with a lesson in turning wholesome ingredients into handmade pasta even Nonna would love. They'll learn to create a pair of sauces that can be customized to team members' tastes. Then, breakout teams tangle in a pasta showdown as they turn their creations into showstopping dishes, one of which will be judged Pasta Perfection! Witness your team's natural leaders, problem-solvers and innovative thinkers share their strengths as they bond together!

Cooking classes on Classpop! are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to provide alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the class.


Pasta Dough

With semolina durum wheat flour, 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 James and Claudia

Default avatar


15 Jul 2022

I had a great time taking class with James! Would definitely take another!

Default avatar


13 Jul 2022

He was very resourceful for the amount of space and people he had. Engaged the entire class and knew the mechanics of why we kneaded the dough.

Guest reviews for Chef James and Claudia

Default avatar


29 Apr 2022

Delicious food and a great time with Chef James!! 5 stars!!

$99 $ 65 Per person

Looking for another date or time or need to book for a larger group? Message us

Give as a gift

Give as a gift

Event location: Traveling Chef

Google Maps placeholder

Meet your chef

New chef

Chef James and Chef Claudia are a culinary couple who combine their individual strengths and experiences for cooking classes of the highest caliber. Chef James gained much of his culinary experience through his private lessons with a world-class chef in the heart of Sardinia, Italy. After years of learning alongside Italy's top chefs and restaurant owners, Chef James now teaches traditional Sardinian pasta-making techniques and other Sardinian dishes to eager learners with a taste for the classics. Raised in Sardinia herself, Chef Claudia harbors a wealth of native knowledge that has helped her culinary skills flourish across the globe. A former restaurant owner, she is passionate about combining traditional techniques and authentic flavors from around the world to bring happiness to fellow food lovers.

Buy Gift Cards San Francisco