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LET'S COOK TOGETHER!


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

Our next season is December 2022 – March 2023.



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

Registration opens: December 1st-29th, 2022
Season: Dec 2022 – Mar 2023



As a Chicca’s Cooking Club member, you’ll enjoy:

Connecting with Chicca, your new friend in Italy

Mastering delicious seasonal recipes to cook at home

Discovering new, authentic Italian dishes to try

Learning an Italian Mamma’s tricks and tips

Something fun and meaningful to do from home

Improved home cooking skills

Access to past class replays on demand (over $1000 in value)

A significant discount on live classes, prepaid as a package


LIVE CLASSES INCLUDED IN THE WINTER MEMBERSHIP (2023)

Bonus Holiday Call – Dec 10
Join Chicca for a fun members-only Zoom call to cook something quick and learn about Christmas in Italy!

Winter Squash Salad – Jan 7
You’ll be surprised how raw butternut squash makes the perfect foundation for a crowd-pleasing, crunchy salad that’s gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan!

Pasta and Pea Soup – Jan 21
This flavorful and creamy, one-pot soup was a favorite in winter for my family growing up.

Homemade Fusilli Pasta with Sausage Ragu Sauce –  Feb 4
Learn to make a fun spiral pasta by hand, with a hearty tomato and sausage ragu.

Cannoli Siciliani- Feb 18
Irresistible, crispy pastry shells filled with ricotta. *Pasta machine recommended

Classic Stuffed Italian Meatloaf –  Mar 4
My go-to meatloaf, stuffed with cheese and vegetables.

Saffron Arancini al Ragu – Mar 18
A favorite street food: fritters of saffron risotto stuffed with cheese, meat ragu and peas.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


When are the live cooking classes held?
Online classes will be on Saturdays once or twice per month 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.


When are the live cooking classes held?

Online classes will be on Saturdays around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Dates for our 2022-23 Winter season classes are: January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, 2023 (plus a bonus Holiday Zoom call December 10, 2022!).

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 $148 for the season. A season covers 4 months. It includes six live cooking classes, plus access to our exclusive online community, new class replay videos, 50+ 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 four months. You pay once when you sign up (in December) and enjoy your membership access through the end of March 2023. The next season’s payment would be made April 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 $37 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 December 29?

Registration for the membership closes at the end of day on December 29, 2022. New members will not be able to join in the middle of a season.

If all goes well, we will open doors to the next season of the Club in April for the next 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.

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 $37 per household/device.

When are live cooking classes held?

Online classes will be on Saturdays, around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Dates for our 2022-23 Winter season classes are: January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18.

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.



PAST CLASS REPLAYS ON DEMAND

cooking class replay list

Members have access to our growing library of on-demand classes,
full of delicious dishes to add to your meal rotation at home!
Each includes a replay video, shopping list, recipe instructions, and notes from Chicca.



LET'S GET COOKING!


Seasonal Membership
$148 /per Season (4 Months)
  • * A full season subscription (4 months)
  • * 6 interactive online cooking classes, live from Tuscany, at 35% discount
  • * Video recordings of each class, including 42+ 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 (over $1000 in value)
  • * Special access to Chicca’s cooking advice and Italy travel inspiration through a members-only Facebook group
Private In-Person Class in Tuscany
$170 /per person
  • * 1 cooking class at La Casa Toscana in Tuscany
À la carte Class Registration
$37 /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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