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.

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                                                               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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Potatoes Gnocchi is one of the first dishes I have learn from my grandmother and aunties, yes because I’m blessed with a lot of those, and I love the texture and the floffiness of the potatoes and flour mix! Come and make, cook and eat your Gnocchi in this fun hands-on class…don’t forget the cheese […]

Sat Dec 7
10 AM - 12 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Those cannelloni are so creamy and rich on flavors! You will love the Balance between the 3 cheeses melting and the Pistachio Pesto! Mamma Mia, cannot wait. Make your own Cannelloni and relax ready for a great cooking evening!   ————————————————————————————————— FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? […]

Mon Dec 9
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

In this class of the “Mediterranean Flavor”, we’ll cook with GRAINS. Chef Eisa from Jordan and myself from Italy, joined our cooking brain and came out with those incredibly delicious recipes, a fusion of Mediterranean flavors and ingredients! Amazing classes! We’ll make Risotto with a Jordanian twist and cous cous with an Italian accent! We […]

Tue Dec 10
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$55

Those cannelloni are so creamy and rich on flavors! You will love the Balance between the 3 cheeses melting and the Pistachio Pesto! Mamma Mia, cannot wait. Make your own Cannelloni and relax ready for a great cooking evening!   ————————————————————————————————— FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? […]

Wed Dec 11
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Those cannelloni are so creamy and rich on flavors! You will love the Balance between the 3 cheeses melting and the Pistachio Pesto! Mamma Mia, cannot wait. Make your own Cannelloni and relax ready for a great cooking evening!   ————————————————————————————————— FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? […]

Thu Dec 12
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

This is a great dish that combines this flavorful slice of fried chicken and the most authentic Margherita Pizza Sauce. Everybdoy in your family will absolutely love this dish, come make your own and be happy you just learn a wonderful new dish! ——————————————————————————————————————————- What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the […]

Thu Dec 19
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

This is a great dish that combines this flavorful slice of fried chicken and the most authentic Margherita Pizza Sauce. Everybdoy in your family will absolutely love this dish, come make your own and be happy you just learn a wonderful new dish! ——————————————————————————————————————————- What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the […]

Sat Dec 21
10 AM - 12 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Learn how to make Home-Made Pizza and Italian at the same time!!! Super Fun Hands-on class where you will learn at least 30 italian words, 4 simple usefull sentences in italian while you make pizza. Bring your wine or beer, relax and have fun!!!!

Fri Dec 27
11 AM - 1 PM
- Spots Left
$60

Learn how to make Home-Made Pizza and Italian at the same time!!! Super Fun Hands-on class where you will learn at least 30 italian words, 4 simple usefull sentences in italian while you make pizza. Bring your wine or beer, relax and have fun!!!!

Sat Dec 28
10 AM - 12 PM
- Spots Left
$60

Learn how to make Home-Made Pizza and Italian at the same time!!! Super Fun Hands-on class where you will learn at least 30 italian words, 4 simple usefull sentences in italian while you make pizza. Bring your wine or beer, relax and have fun!!!!

Mon Dec 30
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$60

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.