Cooking Class Round Up
I love cooking, but I’ll be the first to admit that my skills could use a little coaching. Granted, there are times when I take that first bite of a hard-labored dinner, and I’m just about convinced that I could open my own restaurant in New York City. Then, there are those other nights (probably more often than not) when that food hits the trash can, and I hit the take-out menus. Well, East Bay Restaurant Supply wants to help us discover our inner chef with “La Cucina Italiana”- a month of great cooking classes led by prominent Italian chefs.
Friday August 7: The Chef Apprentice – $75
From 5:30 pm-9 pm, join Sacramento Bee’s Stuart Leavenworth – known as The Blogging Chef Apprentice – to learn how to cook Italian specialties created at Oliveto’s. Share Stuart’s “lessons learned” and enjoy a classic Italian meal.
Saturday August 8: “Hot Italian” Pizza Class – $55
Hot Italian’s own Fabrizio Cercatore of La Spezia, Italy will share secrets of authentic pizza making from 11 am-1 pm. Learn everything from dough making to firing in a hands-on lesson followed by lunch.
Friday August 14: Antipasti with Gianluca Varenni – $55
A native of Asti, Italy, Gianluca will provide instruction in creating typical Northern Italian antipasti and composing an appetizing arrangement of light summer fare from 6 pm-9 pm.
Saturday, August 15: Gnocchi with Carolyn Kumpe – $45
East Bay’s own resident Chef, Carolyn Kumpe, will host a lunch hour hands-on gnocchi making class from 11am-1pm. Learn the technique for creating perfect gnocchi every time. Enjoy class, lunch and your very own potato ricer for your gnocchi-making pleasure!
Wednesday August 26: Chef Denise Pardini – $95
Participate in a hands-on cooking lesson and prepare a delicious, four-course Piemontese meal using traditional ingredients with a modern twist. Then, dine with Chef Pardini, a California native who owns and operates La Vita Vera Cooking School in Sinio, Italy.
East Bay Restaurant Supply, Inc.
522 North 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814