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.

For more information or reservations visit East Bay Restaurant Supply. You can also purchase your tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com.

East Bay Restaurant Supply, Inc.
522 North 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • Terry | Jul 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Great suggestions for cooking classes. I would like to also recommend the cooking class that Paulette Bruce offers at Taylor’s Kitchen on Freeport.
    Paulette is an enthusiastic an accomplished cook (and one of the Sacramento Magazine Dining Divas) and offers great themed classes a couple of times a month as well as personalized classes at other times. Having attended, I know it’s worth checking out. goodeatscookingclasses.com