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Pizza-Making Class for One or Two, or Class for Four with Take-Home Knife at Cooking Skills Academy (Up to 64% Off)

Design First Studio

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In a Nutshell

Two-hour lesson in pizza making from Chef Paul; four-person groups get a Santoku knife to take home

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. May substitute for a different cooking class of equal or lesser value. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like becoming a stunt double, learning to cook requires an open mind, a steady hand, and accepting that your Julia Child costume might end up in flames. Don protective gear and grab this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for a pizza-making class for one (a $80 value)
  • $75 for a pizza-making class for two (a $160 value)
  • $149 for a pizza-making class for four, plus one Hammer Stahl Santoku knife (a $419 value)<p>

Chef Paul, a former student of Wolfgang Puck, leads classes in which students learn to craft deep-dish and thin-crust favorites through a mix of demonstration and hands-on learning. After watching Chef Paul mold the crust of a deep-dish pizza, students create California-style thin-crust varieties at their own prep stations. Customers can also put their Groupon toward any other class valued at up to $80 per person; see the schedule here.

Cooking Skills Academy

Cooking Skills Academy's four resident chefs oversee hands-on cooking classes in a custom-designed gourmet kitchen. During the 15-Minute Meals class, students learn to prepare healthy, flavorful meals in 15 minutes each and hone an arsenal of cooking techniques more efficient than trying to convince raw asparagus to walk across hot coals. Other classes include Sushi class, Asian noodles workshops, and Grandma's meatballs and Sunday gravy. Like sculptors constructing busts of Martin Luther from limburger cheese, amateur food artists can snack on their masterpieces as they go, and take home a copy of each recipe used in the session. Check Cooking Skills Academy’s online calendar for a full list of class times and dates for such sessions as hands-on pasta making, Knife Skills 101, and Date Night Sushi 101.


  • “It was a fantastic experience, and a great date for my girlfriend and I ”

  • “I really enjoyed myself learning to make pasta and the chef was very personable and friendly.”

  • “Chef Paul was great and we had an amazing experience! Great for date night, team building, or any fun night out.”

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