CHICCA'S COOKING CLUB
ONLINE COOKING CLASSES LIVE FROM TUSCANY
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REGISTRATION CLOSED UNTIL FALL

A la carte classes now available

SUMMER - UPCOMING CLASSES (JUL - SEP 2021)


July 17 – Bell Pepper Casserole & Panino di Giovanni with Italian Salsa Verde
A Tuscan sandwich with a not-to-be-missed, creamy salsa verde and a much-loved summer veggie dish you’ll want to make over and over!
Members only

July 31 – Eggplant Parmigiana Casserole
Learn how I fry-without-frying to keep the best flavor, save time and enjoy a healthier eggplant parmesan.
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August 21 – Handmade Testaroli Pasta with Fresh Basil Pesto
A simple, ancient Tuscan pasta that’s probably unlike anything you have had before, plus my delicious pesto recipe.
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August 28 – Chocolate “Salami” and Italian Granita di Caffé
This crunchy, no-bake dessert and simple coffee granita with whipped cream make perfect treats for summer.
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September 11 – Panzanella, Tuscan Summer Bread Salad
This fresh summer salad recipe is a true Tuscan classic and a beloved favorite for many.
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September 25 – Handmade Scialatielli Pasta
Easily made with a pasta machine or a rolling pin, we’ll pair these delicious noodles with a tasty seasonal sauce.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When are the live cooking classes held?
Online classes will be twice per month on Saturdays around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy.
See more FAQs below for details.

Are classes in English?
Yes.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?
Members will have access to video recordings of each class. That way you can watch the replay whenever is most convenient for you.

Do I need a special program to participate in the membership?
Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate.


Can I sign up for individual classes if I’m not a Club member?

Yes, registration to join live classes will be sold a la carte. Classes are $36 per household/device.

When are live cooking classes held?

Online classes will be twice per month on Saturdays, around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Dates for our Summer season classes are: July 17 and 31, August 21 and 28, and September 11 and 25, 2021.

What time will the classes be?

Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy. Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.

When will I know what ingredients to purchase for the classes?

The full recipe and list of ingredients for each class are already published on each Class page, so you can start to prepare for future classes as soon as you enroll. You will also receive a shopping list by email about one week in advance, with a reminder the day before class.

When is the latest I can enroll in a class?

Enrollment will stay open until the last minute. However, for the best experience, we recommend enrolling at least 24 hours in advance – and even further in advance if you need extra time to shop for ingredients. Additionally, important instructions will be sent out the day before each class.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?

Participants will have access to video recordings of any class they purchase. That way you can watch the replay (and cook) whenever is most convenient for you.

How does it work? Do I need a special program to participate in the membership?

Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate (we’ll send all the instructions on how to use Zoom if you register for a class)

Class information and video replays will be hosted on this website. You will set up a password to access your class page when you enroll.

Important, class communications will be sent out via email.

When are the live cooking classes held?

Online classes will be twice per month on Saturdays around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Dates for our Summer season classes are: July 17 and 31, August 21 and 28, and September 11 and 25, 2021.

What time will the classes be?

Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy. Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.

When will I know what ingredients to purchase for the classes?

The full recipe and list of ingredients for each class are already published on the Members page, so you can start to prepare for future classes as soon as you enroll. You will also receive a shopping list by email about one week in advance.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?

Members will have access to video recordings of each class. That way you can watch the replay whenever is most convenient for you.

How does it work? Do I need a special program to participate in the membership?

Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate.

The video lessons library, recipes, and live class information for the Club will be hosted on this website. Members will have a username and password to access these private webpages.

The best way to interact with Chicca throughout the week will be through the Club’s exclusive Facebook group (optional). Important Club communications will also be sent out by email.

Will the classes be taught in English?

Yes. Chicca teaches in English and co-hosts, Jedd and Michelle, will facilitate in English.

How much is the membership and what does it cover?

Membership is $142 for the season. A season covers three months and includes six live cooking classes, plus access to our exclusive online community, new class replay videos, 24+ past class replays, and a growing library of recipes and cooking tips.

Is membership paid monthly?

Membership is paid up front for each season, and a season covers three months. You pay once when you sign up (by July 11) and enjoy your membership access through the end of September The next season’s payment would be made October 1, if you wish to continue your membership.

Can I just sign up for individual classes instead?

Yes, tickets to join live classes will be sold a la carte. Classes will be $36 per device, per class.

By purchasing the membership, you can save 35% on new classes, plus take advantage of the additional benefits of being a Club member (including access to all class replays from past seasons).

Can I sign up for the Cooking Club after July 11?

Registration for the membership closes at the end of day on July 11, 2021. New members will not be able to join in the middle of a season.

Assuming all goes well, we will open doors to the next season of the Club by early October for the Fall (October – December) season.

Can I get a refund?

We do offer full refunds if you decide the membership is not for you before the first cooking class of the season. Feel free to take a look around the members-only webpages, the Facebook community, and even watch last season’s classes during this time. Once classes are underway, your membership becomes non-refundable.





LET'S COOK TOGETHER!


I’m excited to invite you to become a member of my Cooking Club.

Our next season is July – September, 2021.


Join us!



Chicca’s Cooking Club members enjoy:

Connecting with Chicca from the comfort of your kitchen

Improved home cooking skills

An Italian Mamma’s tricks and tips

Delicious new seasonal recipes

Something fun and meaningful to do from home

An exclusive peek into authentic Tuscan country life

A significant discount on classes (prepaid as a package)


Cooking Club membership registration only opens for a limited time each season.

Registration opens: October 1 – 9, 2021
Season: October – December 2021
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LET'S GET COOKING!


Seasonal Membership
$144 /per Season (3 Months)
  • * A full season subscription (3 months)
  • * 6 interactive online cooking classes, live from Tuscany, at 35% discount
  • * Video recordings of each class, including 24 past classes
  • * Anyone in your home can watch classes alongside you without purchasing additional tickets
  • * Exclusive access to a growing library of cooking lessons and recipes
  • * Special access to Chicca’s cooking advice and Italy travel inspiration through a members-only Facebook group
Private In-Person Class in Tuscany
$110 /per person
  • * 1 cooking class at La Casa Toscana in Tuscany
À la carte Class Registration
$36 /per device
  • * Access to 1 interactive online cooking class, live from Tuscany


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • "Chicca’s Cooking Club has been a delightful experience. The recipes Chicca guides us through via Zoom from her Tuscan farmhouse are simple and easy to prepare! I would never have attempted to make gnocchi without her guidance. Now I feel confident to make it for my family. Another benefit of the class is the many “tips and tricks” of food prep and kitchen setup that Chicca shares with us. An afternoon spent cooking with Chicca always leads to a great day ~ and an outstanding meal!"
    - Deb

    Deb, Founding Member
    A delightful experience
  • "Lively, personable Chicca gave a fun online cooking experience using fresh, simple ingredients. You realize that the very best of Italian cooking is the fresh, simple ingredients prepared in a simple way. Chicca gave us a wonderful virtual tour of her home, garden and kitchen and we can't wait to go visit her in person! Grazie for the delicious recipe and the amazing , virtual Tuscan sunset!!"
    2busy2work

    2busy2work
    Virtual Tuscany, almost like you were there
  • "My friend and I made Saturday’s recipe last night here in Scottsdale AZ, and it turned out fabulous! The semolina dough was the perfect texture and making the pasta was a delight. The sauce was simple and delicious. I had no idea I could make something this delightful. Thank you Chicca!!"
    - Sally

    Sally
    Fabulous and delightful!
  • "Chicca’s online cooking classes are excellent! I have taken in-person & online cooking classes in several countries including Morocco, France, Italy, and Ireland. Her style of Tuscan cooking is healthy, fresh, and very satisfying. Her Pasta e Fagioli recipe is by far the best I have ever made. Her classes are easy to follow and the recipes are concise and clear. I love her gnocchi class... yum!"
    Cynthia E

    Cynthia E
    Chicca’s Tuscan Yum
  • "I love everything about this class - the prep, the zoom connection to everyone, seeing Chicca’s amazing garden and watching her easy and expert way in the kitchen! Eating the food after class is also pretty wonderful."
    - Debbie

    Debbie
    I love everything about this class
  • "Chicca’s classes are so much fun! It’s a wonderful way to learn and have an exceptional meal. I have used all the recipes more than once already."

    Founding Member
    I've used all the recipes again
  • "Chicca's Cooking Club is the highlight of my weekend! I love cooking something new, learning new skills in the kitchen, and being around Chicca's infectious energy!"

    Founding Member
    Highlight of my weekends
  • "I love getting some Italian feel at home now that I have not travelled there yet this year! And I very much like Chicca's recipes and love for veggies and clean eating like myself."

    Founding Member
    Next best thing to visiting Italy


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Contact club@cookingintuscany.cc


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