Everyone enjoys a great Italian dish, but not everyone knows how to execute those amazing recipes. It is always great to have fun with friends and learn how to make simple Italian favorites. Folks who love creating their own culinary art take their ambitions to another level by enrolling in school. Over the years, we’ve been keeping a list of Philadelphia’s best Italian cooking classes. Take a look at the list below to see which classes made this year’s list.

Verti Cucina
1312 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 732-3478
Vetricucina.com

The intimate setting of Vetri Cucina offers a charming, private area for friends looking for a fun and new experience. The cooking classes are held in the second story of Verti Ristorante, and features Chef Vetri or a guest chef to manage the cooking demonstration. If you join an upcoming class, you will learn about pairing wine with meals, baking your own bread, and mastering pasta. Classes are updated on Vetri Cucina’s website as the month progresses and they sell out quickly. All upcoming classes for April 2016 have sold out, but you can still register for classes starting in May and June. Scheduled events are held Monday through Saturday and prices vary.

La Cucina At The Market
310 S. 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 922-1170
lacucinaatthemarket.com

In 2011, La Cucina at the Market was named one of the best cooking classes in Philadelphia. Several years later, Anna Maria Florio continues to share her passion and love for Italian food with all who want to experience it. Though April classes are sold out, upcoming classes in May still have space. You can expect to learn how to make your own pasta and perfect your meatballs for any dish. There is also a themed Tuscan Date Night scheduled for late May if you want a romantic evening. Classes are held throughout the week with set times and prices. Also, La Cucina at the Market has a new location at the Dorrance Hamilton for Culinary Enterprise.

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Sur La Table
690 West Dekalb Pike, Suite 2068
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 612-0046
www.surlatable.com

Sur La Table is a Seattle based company that formed in 1972 in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Since its creation, it has branched across America and established a highly regarded cooking school. Sur La Table is hosting a date night on April 15, 2016 called ‘A Taste of Italy’. This event runs two hours long and still has seats available. It will be held in King of Prussia, PA with Chef Michael Romero. He’ll be showing his students how to create their own Italian dishes using meatballs, zucchini and ricotta. You’ll be teamed in groups of four, allowing you to meet new people while you’re learning. There are still seats available for this class and they only cost $38.96 per person. If you miss out on this date night, there are future events scheduled on the Sur La Table website.


The Restaurant School At Walnut Hill College

4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19014
(215) 222-4200
www.walnuthillcollege.edu

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College specializes in several fields including hotel and restaurant management, pastry arts, and culinary arts.  Even though Walnut Hill College does not focus solely on Italian cuisine, it is still a great place for aspiring chefs. While attending this school, students will experience introductory and creative skill courses to help them become the chef they want to be. Walnut Hill College also gives the community a chance to learn more about culinary and pastry arts with their Community Education program. Trained chefs and assistants share techniques that help everyone in the room, regardless of skill. Registration is open now through email or U.S mail for folks interested in participating.

Cook
253 South 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-2665
audreyclairecook.com

Cook continues to be a staple in the Philadelphia culinary arts scene. While they are not completely centered on Italian culture, they do offer classes that focus on the creation of cuisine. If you are only interested in Italian, there will be some opportunities at Cook for you. But, they also focus on other cultures as well. One great factor about Cook is its sixteen-seat kitchen-classroom that allows students to enjoy their experience with plenty of space. Visitors can also look forward to possible celebrity chef appearances, workshops and book signings. You will be able to take an in-depth look at the class schedule, pricing and other information on the Cook website.

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