We design interactive and private online cooking classes from Tuscany for your special gatherings. You can learn how to make gnocchi from scratch and fresh pasta dough or master many other classic recipes from the Italian tradition. Cook authentic and deliciuos recipes live from my kitchen in Tuscany!
Select your recipe from my family’s favorites and contact us to book your date and time.
Once you enroll, we’ll provide you with a private online cooking class through Zoom from 10 up to 500 connections. You’ll receive a confirmation email with the recipe, a detailed shopping list and the tools you need, the Zoom link. We will broadcast live from my home kitchen in Tuscany for a delicious and fun interactive experience. Just click it and connect with your group from wherever you are!
Currently, we are offering four recipes:
• Gnocchi from scratch paired with a sauce
• Handmade Fettuccine with a sauce
• Classic Italian Tiramisu, step by step
• Homemade Orecchiette or Cavatelli paired with a sauce
We’ve found homemade gnocchi and tiramisu are great recipes and works well for people cooking with Chicca for the first time.
A large repertoire of other great Italian classic recipes is available upon request.
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WHEN ARE THE LIVE COOKING CLASSES HELD?
Your special event will be designed choosing the best dates for your attendees to join the session from anywhere.
WHEN CAN WE HOST THE ONLINE CLASS?
We can host classes on weekdays and some weekends. Saturdays are limited as that’s when we host our regular cooking classes for our club members.
The best time for us to host private classes is at 10:30a.m. Pacific / 1:30p.m. Eastern. Because I cook live from Tuscany, the time difference doesn’t allow for evening times in the States.
ARE CLASSES IN ENGLISH?
Yes. Chicca teaches in English the co-host will facilitate in English.
DO I NEED A SPECIAL PROGRAM TO PARTICIPATE TO THE EVENT?
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. Upon request, we can also use other platforms.
WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE?
– We would provide a private online live cooking class through Zoom (or other platforms upon request) from 10 up to 500 connections.
– The recipe, shopping list, Zoom link, and Zoom administrators/cohosts will be provided to help with the cooking portion of the class.
– We’d work together to coordinate email communication that goes out to your guests to make sure they have everything they need to feel prepared for the class (recipe, shopping list, how to prepare videos, etc.).
– An overall agenda/script class will be create so you can also host or feature your company or whatever you wanted to share.
HOW LONG IS THE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE?
– The classes are usually between 60 and 90 minutes.
– The classes are usually between 60 and 90 minutes.
– We allow guests to participate to the class during specific moments. We create the flow of the class we’ll fill the down time with questions and interactions with participants.
– We like to take a Zoom screenshot with participants and their finished product.
– At the end of the class, we unmute everyone to say goodbye.
DO I GET A REPLAY VIDEO OF THE CLASS?
Upon request, we can provide a replay video link to watch your class on your own time. There’s and extra fee of $50 as it does require more attention during class on the cohost’s part, plus time to prepare it to be sent to participants.
HOW MUCH A PRIVATE EVENT COST?
The cost for our private classes depends on the number of people you anticipate will attend. It would be a one-time cost to you (meaning you could sell tickets to your private class if you wanted). You would handle all of the collection of money with your guests directly. Contact us for more information about pricing.
Owner & Founder
Chicca is your food enthusiast Italian friend and teacher! With over 20 years experience teaching cooking classes, she loves to share her knowledge about home cooking from her family heritage. She’ll help you build skills to cook delicious meals in your own kitchen while bringing to life the culture of Tuscany.
Copywriter & Photographer
Arnaud, a guy of many passions and talents, is the gentleman behind the camera. Born in France, he traveled across the world and now lives with Chicca in Tuscany. He’s the creator of all the pictures and handles the camera during online classes, capturing every little detail of the cooking process for you.
Denise is our private cooking class co-host and event manager. She owns her own creative retreat space in Oregon and is a seasoned project manager. She has cooked with Chicca in her kitchen in Tuscany. This gives her first-hand knowledge to help create an incredible cooking experience for our private cooking classes.
"The recipes Chicca guides us through via Zoom from her Tuscan farmhouse teaching simple and easy recipes! I would never have attempted to make gnocchi without her guidance. Now I feel confident to make it for my family. An afternoon spent cooking with Chicca always leads to a great day ~ and an outstanding meal!"
"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. Grazie for the delicious recipe!"
"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!!"
"Chicca’s online cooking classes are excellent! 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!"
"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."
"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."
"I love cooking something new, learning new skills in the kitchen, and being around Chicca's infectious energy!"
"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."