Choose from Three Options
- $49 for an Italian cooking class for one person ($99 value)
- $69 for an Italian cooking class for two people ($160 value)
- $135 for an Italian cooking class for four people ($320 value)
Guests learn to cook a full meal, which they will eat at the end of the hands-on class. Classes are BYOB, though soft drinks are included.
At upcoming classes, chefs-in-training can learn the tricks to a savory marinara sauce, chicken marsala, and tiramisu. Or, they can master the art of sculpting pasta from scratch or how to cook vegetarian Italian dishes. Classes welcome beginners.
Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy
During the day, Trattoria Bel Paese Cooking Academy cuts a humble figure with its deli area bursting with grilled panini, fresh salads, and Italian hero sandwiches. By night, though, Chef George Joseph draws a curtain around the glass counter and, according to Teresa Politano of the Star-Ledger, this "unassuming little Clark Kent of a restaurant" sheds its eyeglasses to fight villainous hunger with a menu of authentic Sicilian and Italian specialties. Chef Joseph puts his international training to use for each meal, calling upon skills learned in London, Melbourne, and Italy itself to craft heaping portions of pastas with sweet red sauce and veal with cream sauce. Working with gluten-free and organic ingredients upon request, he also crafts platters of hot chicken parmigiana and fresh black mussels with marinara as part of Trattoria Bel Paese's catering team. But Chef Joseph doesn't limit his gifts to his own kitchen. He also educates the next generation of chefs during cooking classes, which combine fresh ingredients and simple Italian preparations into delicious, memorable at-home meals.