Safe ways to cook together!

Alessandra “To Go” Classes
To help you make traditional dishes in your own kitchen on your schedule, I have created virtual classes and ingredient kits for some of my favorite recipes.  “To Go” kits contain authentic ingredients from some of my favorite Italian brands.  The kits include most of the ingredients you need to complete the recipe.  To ensure safety and freshness, you may need to provide some supplies.  The ingredients and equipment you will need are clearly outlined in the recipe and video.  “To Go” kits can be picked up at my store in the East Village in Des Moines or shipped to the location of your choice.

To see the “To Go” class options, click here.

Alessandra’s Public Zoom™ Classes

Something special happens when people cook together!  Public Zoom™ Classes allow us to come together to cook LIVE using Zoom™.  I will provide you with a list of ingredients, tools, and pre-work that you will need for the class.  And then at the scheduled time, you will log on to Zoom™ with other participants and we will make the recipe together.  Ask questions, have fun and eat great food.  To see the schedule of Public Zoom™ classes, click here. Check schedule.

Alessandra’s Private Zoom™ Classes

Private Zoom™ Classes are similar to Public Zoom™ classes, except they are reserved for a group of friends, family or co-workers.  This is a great way for a group that lives in different parts of the country to come together and learn, laugh and share.  Key ingredients, specialized equipment and recipe information needed for the class are shipped to participants before the class.  Private classes cost $ 400 plus ingredients.  To schedule a Private Zoom™ class, email me at [email protected].

In-Person Classes
To ensure all my friends stay healthy, I am putting my in-person classes on hold until the fall.  When they resume, I have decided to make these classes smaller (max 12) and we will incorporate some additional safe practices (like gloves and face masks) to ensure our safety.  To see the available in-person classes, just click the arrow below close to the month.

Please, Click to check availability. This a wonderful opportunity to have fun with your friends in a safe way. Chose 10 of your more trusted friends, chose 1 dish you want to cook with them, bring your favorite drinks, appetizer, salad or cake or all and I will make Focaccia Bread! Let’s cook together! Other […]

Wed Aug 5
6 - 8 PM
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This virtual class it is all about Prosecco, we’ll made couple of Prosecco’s Cocktails and couple of easy appetizers! Fun class! Have couple of drink from your house safe still in a happy and very interactive atmosfhere! Couple of days before the class I will send the link to connect with Zoom and a list […]

Thu Aug 6
5:30 - 6:30 PM
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All about Limoncello!! Let’s make together and let’s discover all the cocktails combination with this wonderful Italian liquor! And then…what about food? No problem want to share with you a deliciuos Pizzelle Recipe that you will love, let’s make it together while sipping an amazing Limoncello’s Margaritas or Martini’s or…more and more! This is a […]

Thu Aug 13
6 - 8 PM
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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 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. Minors CANNOT be in class by themself. They have to be with an adult who also sign up for the same class.
All classes are held in Alessandra’s kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309. ( on East 4th, across the street from Sticks)
Classes will run as scheduled rain or shine.