Cooking Class: Traditional Italian Risotto

Discover the wonderful dishes and ingredients of Italy without leaving the country in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Parsati. 

You will learn how to make two courses of traditional Italian fare, starting with white bean, tomato and arugula bruschetta. Next, make classic risotto with saffron and herbs, which is sure to impress guests any time you prepare it for them.

Our cooking classes are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


White Bean and Arugula Bruschetta

With garlic, rosemary, olive oil, cherry tomatoes and bread

Risotto Alla Milanese

With butter, shallots, wine, chicken stock, cheese, saffron and Italian herbs

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Guest reviews for Chef Parsati

01 Dec 2019

Chef Parsati is super friendly and very knowledgeable of the Indian-fusion she teaches. She give great tips for each dish and insights to the Indian food culture that I found fascinating.

01 Dec 2019

Chef Parsati provided excellent communication prior to the class! She ensured if I had any dietary restrictions or allergies and was very conscientious to include me in the decision making during the process of preparing the grilled Salmon steaks and vegetables. The class was personalized and the chef is very knowledgeable; prepared; and efficient. She encouraged me to keep it simple and delicious! I learned new things and enjoyed a delicious meal (with leftovers to take home)! I would recommend this!

01 Dec 2019

Unlike any other cooking course. Comforts of her own kitchen.. and you even get to have a nice 4 course lunch.

01 Dec 2019

I loved the experience. Chef’s knowledge about the dishes and clear guide for using equipment was so very helpful. I was amazed at how fast a great, healthy meal could be made using fresh, ingredients. I’m sure to take another class. Great experience. I cannot wait to make my own chicken kabob. Butter chicken. Pulao and peas. So exciting and great easy instructions and I loved the thoughtful choices for my first class with Chef Parsati.

01 Dec 2019

Chef Parsati was wonderful to work with. It was a pleasure to work with her before the classes to discuss the menu and other creative ideas to make the classes more interactive and special for the attendees. Chef Parsati led the class through cooking a number of dishes that were all very flavorful, healthy, colorful, and allowed for the children to be involved. Everything tasted very yummy, and it's amazing she was able to make so many delicious dishes during the two-hour window of the class. We enjoyed trying a curry, a rice dish, a chicken dish, and some wonderful sides/accompaniments. It is clear how much Parsati loves cooking and has a gift for creating delicious and healthy recipes. She is passionate about sharing that gift with adults and children alike and helping them learn to cook flavorful food in their own home kitchens.

01 Dec 2019

I loved that the session was hands-on and engaging. Young kids had the opportunity to be involved in prepping the meal, as well as learning about how it was made. Chef Parsati was thoughtful in the way she explained the technique and encouraged active participation.

$75 $ 49 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Parsati has a true passion for cooking that includes researching new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting events for clients with a focus on teaching techniques and keeping the class interactive. Previously, Chef Parsati has worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity, and was as an instructor for an international education program teaching kids match, science and geography through cooking.

Event location: San Francisco

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