Team Building Activity: Cook Classics From the Italian Kitchen

Teams can discover their skills for creating rustic Italian cuisine in this culinary team building activity, courtesy of Chef David. He'll show your crew how to prepare robust Italian recipes in the delicious Old World tradition. 

Your crew will begin with a green salad featuring bright arugula and the zing of lemony citrus essence. Then, they'll prepare hearty chicken piccata with capers and shallots for a tempting handmade entrée, while a creamy parmesan risotto and sauteed rapini make delicious side dishes. For dessert, your team will finish up with traditional cannoli, a crispy pastry shell filled with sweetened mascarpone cheese and drizzled with creamy chocolate. 


Lemony Arugula Salad

With pecorino cheese, cannellini beans and shallots

Chicken Piccata

With capers, lemon, shallots and parsley

Sautéed Rapini

Classic Risotto

With arborio rice, Parmesan and vegetable stock

Pistachio Cannoli

With pastry shells, heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and chocolate

  • Minimum Guests 14
  • Maximum Guests 30
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

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27 Mar 2024

David had a fun personality and was engaging and inviting. Good communicator and liked his style of humor. Would take a class from him again!

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02 Mar 2024

Good food and a great time!

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26 Feb 2024

Created a great atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. Food was tasty.

$ 149 Per person

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Chef David
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With experience as a private chef, Chef David brings years of knowledge and skills to the culinary classroom. He honed his skills under the guidance of a James Beard Award-winning chef at one of Chicago's most famous restaurants. Over the past five years, Chef David has worked as a culinary instructor at one of Chicago's premier cooking schools where he teaches interactive cooking classes. Topics range from the basic building blocks of cooking to intensive boot camp-style classes. 

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