Pizza & Pasta Cooking Course in San Francisco

April 22-26, 2013
US $1,875.00 per person

All students in this class will receive a special gift!

Le Creuset

Course Description

Rolling in DoughWho doesn’t love pizza and pasta? In this weeklong hands-on cooking course, I will teach you my secret tricks to making delicious homemade pizza and pasta just like you taste in Italy. We’ll crank out pasta by hand and machine, and I’ll show you how to make flat pasta like Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Wild Mushooms as well as extruded pasta, like Bucatini alla Amatriciana. My Weir Dough for Pizza is pretty special, and I’ll share with you my latest technique for achieving the perfect crust. I love to create different toppings for pizzas according to the season, and early spring is perfect for my Pizza with Asparagus, Prosciutto and Pickled Onions, as well as Pizza with Wilted Escarole, Pine Nuts and Niçoise Olives. We’ll round our pizza and pasta menus out with some delicious soups, salads, and of course dessert. That's just to whet your appetite!

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Each hands-on cooking class will include recipes designed to highlight the typical dishes of a particular region, theme and/or cooking technique. After reviewing the recipes together, students will divide into teams to work on recipes together.

When we are finished cooking each day, we'll sit down in my spacious dining room and enjoy hand-selected wine pairings with each of the dishes we've prepared.

Wine Pairings

You know how I feel about wine so a delicious meal is not complete without the perfect pairing of wine! At the end of each class and paired with the meal we have prepared, we'll taste a variety of wines whose flavors and acidity have been selected to match those of each dish, and we'll learn about the grape varietals and origin of each wine and discuss them together. Wine tasting notes will be provided. We will also have a very special guest(s) pouring wines at some of our meals!


After cooking during the day, you will still have plenty of time to enjoy San Francisco and all of its wonderful views and sights. We can provide a list of nearby hotels and bed & breakfasts to choose from for your stay. We can also arrange for car or taxi service from/to your hotel to Joanne's home. We are also happy to provide a list of Joanne's favorite San Francisco restaurants, tequila bars, cafes, wine bars, shops, and farmer's market locations.

You can find some of her local favorites here.

Course Details

The cost includes hands-on cooking instruction, copies of all recipes, an apron, and a multi-course lunch each class day complete with wine pairings. Full payment for the course must be included with your completed reservation form. Due to limited availability we cannot provide any refunds for cancellations.

*Note: Course fee does not include accommodations or transportation to the cooking school location.

Classes begin at 10am and finish at approximately 3pm. Classes are limited to 10 students so everyone gets lots of personal attention and a real hands-on experience. We recommend wearing closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes and comfortable clothes for the cooking classes.

Questions? Contact us.