Cooking is a wonderfully social activity. My memories of getting flour on my hands with my grandmother while making ravioli from scratch or seeing her smile as she helped me fill the tortellini or prepare the sauce for fettuccine—those are the memories that have sustained me through a lifetime of loving to cook. It’s those types of feelings I want to share in my classes—traditional recipes prepared in classic ways but in a warm environment where making friendships are just as important as making food.
The classes I prepare and teach are inspired directly from my grandmother’s hands and heart and are held in my own cucina in the East Village of Des Moines. Fettuccine, lasagna, ravioli, cannelloni, tortellini, tortelloni, pappardelle, all made from scratch and filled or prepared in the most traditional way, but with a bit of imagination, could be deliciously reinvented without missing their originality!
Come to the classes, meet new wonderful food-lovers, bring your own wine and let’s celebrate love for food, life and new friends!
Public classes are $45.00 per person and cover a variety of foods and styles listed below.
I also offer private classes for $50.00 per class, per person. Minimum 10 people/ Maximum 18 people
Deposit $500(cover the minimum number), pay for extra people before the class online or send in a check to: Cooking with Alessandra, 333 East Grand Ave loft 103/ 50309/ Des Moines/ IA
Come to a “Lunch Class”
Demonstrations – 3 kinds of pasta or 3 kinds of salads or 3 kinds of soup
Hands on – focaccia or spiedini
Minimum $500 – up to 10 people
$50 for each additional person
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Don’t miss this wonderful class! Those Savory Pies are perfect for your Holidays Parties, Buffet, Coctails Party or Brunch! We’ll have a varieties of ingredients so you can create your own using the best crust recipe ever! Possible combination: -Smoked Salmon and Leeks -Porcini Mushrooms and Sausages -Tomatoes, Burrata drizzled with Herbs infused Sauce
Come and learn how to make the home-made lasagna noodles and create one of the best, one of the creamiest and faboulous Lasagna! Goes well with both: white dry or red dry wine.
An online payment or gift certificate is required to book a class, and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Cancellation Policy. You can cancel your class at 3 days in advance for full reimbursement. Otherwise you can reschedule calling me the very morning of the class you want to attend and if I still have space or some last minute cancellation you can come to class.
All classes are held in Alessandra’s kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309.