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 covers a variety of foods and styles listed below.

Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine. Please read the cancellation policy before you sign up for a class.

I also offer private classes.

Private classes are a lot of fun!

You can choose ONE of those dishes:

Lasagna, Gnocchi, Fettuccine,Risotto, Focaccia, Chicken Spiedini (those classes are hands-on)

OR

3 pasta Sauce, Saltimbocca, Appetizers, Meatloaf (those classes are demonstration)

The most popular classes are Focaccia Bread or Chicken Spiedini.

Class is 2 hours.

Minimum number is 10 people maximum is 18 people.

Cost is $50 a person. Deposit of $500.(which also covers 10 people)

Fridays classes only classes in morning or very early afternoon. NO Saturdays afternoon evening class.

You can bring your beverages and an extra dish to share with your group of friends.

Let’s Set Up a Class

 

 


                                                               Address :  333, East Grand loft 103 
                                                               Store is located in East 4th at street level across the AC Hotel. 
                                                               Please read the cancellation policy before to sign up for a class. 
                                                                Cancellation policy also applies to gift certificates. 
                                                                Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine.                                                                                

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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 -Mushrooms and Sausages -Tomatoes, Mozzarella drizzled with Herbs infused Sauce ———————————————————————————————————-   […]

Wed Nov 13
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

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 -Mushrooms and Sausages -Tomatoes, Mozzarella drizzled with Herbs infused Sauce ———————————————————————————————————-   […]

Sat Nov 16
10 AM - 12 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Gnocchi are various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, or similare ingredients. Potato Gnocchi… just Potatoes and Flour! How is that possible? How can you have a perfect, soft, incredible pasta with few ingredients? Come to the class descover all the secrets of this traditional […]

Wed Nov 20
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Gnocchi are various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, or similare ingredients. Potato Gnocchi… just Potatoes and Flour! How is that possible? How can you have a perfect, soft, incredible pasta with few ingredients? Come to the class descover all the secrets of this traditional […]

Sat Nov 23
10 AM - 12 PM
- Spots Left
$45

This is a fun, festive and very sweet class. From the greatest Des Moines South Side hands and souls: WANDAS the italian Guanti Make your own Wandas and share it with your family or friends. ALLEGRIA!!!!! —————————————————————————————————————————— What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The store is located on East […]

Mon Nov 25
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

This is a fun, festive and very sweet class. From the greatest Des Moines South Side hands and souls: WANDAS the italian Guanti Make your own Wandas and share it with your family or friends. ALLEGRIA!!!!! —————————————————————————————————————————— What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The store is located on East […]

Wed Nov 27
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

An online payment or gift certificate is required to book a class, and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY BEFORE TO SIGN UP.
Cancellation Policy. You can cancel your class 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.
Same cancellation policy applies to gift certificates. This cancellation policy applies only to cooking classes. Not to Wow! Des Moines Tours. Refer to information on the Wow! Des Moines Tours website for that information.
Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine.
All classes are held in Alessandra’s kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine.