Classes include instructional teaching, light snacks, beverages, tastings of the recipes made throughout class which may be a full meal and printed recipes unless notes are encouraged for orginal recipes created in class.  All Classes are $40.00 per person unless stated below.  

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Cooking Classes range from $40 to $65 per person per class unless otherwise stated and include bread and oil for snacking and beverages of iced tea, soda or house sangria to enjoy during class. Some classes prepare a full meal which is consumed in class and or take-home food to enjoy at a later date, please see the details for each class below to plan accordingly. Each class discusses short-cuts, additions and techniques developed in the restaurant on all of our homemade recipes so note taking is always encouraged as well as an apron for use during the class experience. 

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  JANUARY 2019

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4TH – PASTA MAKING; MAKING GNOCCHI – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS (GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS)  THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Enjoy A Friday evening learning to form and make fresh Potato Gnocchi from scratch.  (If you are Gluten Free and miss eating pasta this class is for you as we will have an option and instructions on making Gluten free Gnocchi’s as well as the regular recipe).  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Gnocchi as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s fresh Gnocchi for them to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes Gnocchi dinner.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. ** THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - We will add another session to our schedule in JANUARY, Please check back.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH  - WINTER SOUPS – 4PM TO 7PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT. This class is All about Soups, so if you are a soup lover it is perfect for you.  With the cold setting in for us, soups make a perfect tasty meal to prepare as well as an healthy option for the new year. In this class we will be making soups from scratch using fresh ingredients and building flavors; Cold and Hot soups will be explored in this series. (some chopping and peeling will be required for this class, but majority of class will be observation of instructor, note taking and sampling/eating all prepared dishes).  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction, all supplies and groceries as well as recipes of the dishes prepared in class to take home and an evening meal of three types of soups. *May bring your own bottle of wine to share. ($40.00/per person, includes meal of soups served with toasted bread, light beverages and recipes to take home.) *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  

Tuesday, JANUARY 15TH – HEALTHY COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS  - 5:30PM TO 8PM  - 20 MAX. STUDENTS

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. - A class perfect for beginner cooks who don’t know their way around using fresh herbs and spices in dishes to create healthy bold, flavorful dishes.  Students will learn about the health benefits of different herbs used in class as well as how to create different dishes and spice them accordingly.  Details and information on stocking your home kitchen with fresh herbs will also be discussed.  This class will be mostly observation and note taking is encouraged.  All food prepared in class will be consumed by students.  3 different types of recipes will be prepared in class and consumed by class so come hungry.  This is mainly an observation type class with some minor chopping involved.  Note taking is encouraged. *Some dietary restriction can be accommodated such as Vegetarian & Gluten free – please mention in details at registration if requesting.   ($40.00/per person, includes all food prepared in class, and beverages.) *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

*SPECIAL CLASS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH – WINE PAIRING AND CHEF DINNER (CABERNETS) – 6 TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS - THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT - Please see our other wine classes in Feb., & March.

SPECIAL PRICING $65.00/PP   (*includes a 4 course dinner with up to 5/6 different wines tasted throughout.) *Proper ID required*
This class is all about wines and wine pairings.  The Class will explore a multiple coursed dinner that is prepared by our house chef fresh and in front of the class with discussion throughout each course.  The chef will also feature the selected wines in each course as it is paired with the dishes for the evening.  This is a great date night or fun night out with friends eating great food and drinking even better wines.  Tastings, dinner and chef instruction prepared by Chef/Owner Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan.  Each course will be selected to perfectly complement the wines that you will be presented. This class is for students who love wine and good food and for students wishing to learn more about wine.  Time: 6:30 to 6:45 seating, Dinner presentation and wines begin at 7pm.  Duration: Class will take about 2 hours from start to end. Where: Inside the Fat Tuscan Cafe Historic Vidal House  *Proper ID required* / $65.00/per person.  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Wednesday, JANUARY 23rd – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)  *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Enjoy an evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *This class is now sold out/full.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)  **This class is now sold out, please see 2nd session set for the following night.

Enjoy an evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

* ADDED 2ND SESSION -  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY) - This class is now full.

Enjoy an evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.  (*We will be adding another session soon. check back)

Other Classes - SFCC – Pie’s & Tarts Classes 1/28 & 29/19  - see SFCC website to sign up

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  FEBRUARY 2019

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH – A NIGHT OF PASTA & SAUCE - COOKING CLASS  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY) THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

This class will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make fresh sauces to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta from scratch and then learning knead and roll it out and form them into a variety of shapes.  During class the instructor will be making a Fresh Marinara Sauce (Vegetarian) and a Bolognese Sauce (a hearty meat sauce) and provide instruction on the process for making each sauce.  All students will be consuming their results at the end of class with their choice of the prepared sauces, so come prepared to eat.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations. *may bring your own bottle of wine. **includes dinner of fresh made pasta with a choice of sauce. ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

*SPECIAL CLASS – VALENTINES - *This class is now sold out.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14th - Valentines Cooking Class and 5 Course Dinner (Limited Seating, First Come, First Serve) (*15 tables only)  $100.00 per person

Time: 6:00pm to 9pm
At the Fat Tuscan Cafe inside the Romantic Historic Vidal House
For: Valentines Couples Cooking Class & Dinner
Cost: $100.00 per person (must be paid in advance to book and reserve spot - see purchase under special classes on website.
Come enjoy a romantic evening of local gourmet food and participate in a cooking class as well. We will teach you how to make your own Gnocchi for the Pasta course of the evening and then sit back and enjoy the rest of the dinner for a romantic candle lit evening featuring the best local foods prepared fresh for you on the evening of the event. One seating, only 15 couples - so your table is yours for up to 3 hours on this evening. No rush and no hectic pace.  Just historic ambiance inside the 100 year old Vidal House at the Fat Tuscan while we focus on romancing you with good food and good company.

Love is always in the air at the Fat Tuscan and it just so happens to be in our food too. (*Warning: Consumption of this meal may cause uncontrollable symptoms of passion to surface and precautions should be taken.)  - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND SOLD OUT.

*SPECIAL CLASS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH – WINE, APPETIZERS & DESSERTS COUPLES COOKING CLASS – 5 TO 8PM - 20 MAX. STUDENTS.  *THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT/FULL

SPECIAL PRICING $65.00/PP   (*includes a 5 course dinner of the appetizers prepared with 5 different wines tasted throughout.) *Proper ID required*

This class is all about fun and cooking together.  In this hands-on cooking class challenge, couples will cook and prepare an appetizer paired with a wine to present to the class for consumption.  Voting for the best appetizer and presentation will take place at the end of class.  Winners receive a prize of their choice bottle of wine from the evening.  This class will also explore multiple types of wines paired with each appetizer.  There will be 5 groups of 4 students with different recipes and ingredients to prepare at separate table stations.  The Chef instructor will provide assistance and guidance but all cooking will be done by student contestants.  Each appetizer will be shared with the entire class and consumed with each different wine sampled.   This is a great date night or fun night out with your valentine.   Tastings, recipes, ingredients and chef instruction is provided from the Fat Tuscan.  Each appetizer will be selected to perfectly complement the wine tasted and then prepared by the students with chef instruction.  (*includes 5 different appetizers paired with 5 different selections of white wine.) *Proper ID required* / $65.00/per person. **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH – CHEESECAKE MAKING – 5:30 TO 8:30PM – 15 MAX. STUDENT SIGN UP.  **THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT. - see 2nd session added in March below

Do you love making desserts?  Have you been a customer who loved our light and fluffy Ricotta style cheesecakes?  This is the perfect class for those students that love to bake, or who find desserts frustrating.  Our customers loved our cheesecakes when our café was open and their light and fluffy texture was the key to their success.  This class will go over the Ricotta Cheesecake recipes developed by the Fat Tuscan chef and each student will be making an individual cheesecake to take home.   The chef will prepare a cheesecake in class and teach students to make a cake as well.  (A chilled Cheesecake made in advance will also be eaten by students at the end of class to show desired texture and outcome)  (*Individual baking will be done at home.  *Students need to bring a 9 inch spring form pan.  *all ingredients will be provided by Fat Tuscan however.) ($40.00/per person, includes all ingredients to prepare an individual cheesecake as well as take home recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  *This is a hands-on type class.)  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL - 2ND SESSION ADDED IN MARCH - SEE BELOW.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH  – PASTA, PESTO & CREAM SAUCES – 6PM TO 8PM -   20 MAX. STUDENTS *This class is now sold out/full.

This class will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make fresh sauces to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta from scratch and then learning knead and roll it out and form them into a variety of shapes.  During class the instructor will be making a Fresh Pesto Cream Sauce, Marinara Sauce (Vegetarian) and a Bolognese Sauce (a hearty meat sauce) and provide instruction on the process for making each sauce.  All students will be consuming their results at the end of class with their choice of the prepared sauces, so come prepared to eat.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations. *may bring your own bottle of wine. **includes dinner of fresh made pasta with a choice of sauce. ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Other classes - UF Leisure Courses – Beginning Bread 2/4/19  & Pasta and Sauce 2/5/19  - see UF Reitz Union Classes website to sign up.

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  MARCH 2019

SUNDAY,  MARCH 3rd – BREAD CLASS – WORKING WITH WET YEAST DOUGH’S  16 Students Max.  1:30pm to 5pm

Explore working with wet yeast dough’s in this class.  Each student will work with two types of dough, both a savory & sweet bread Dough.  Students will learn how to combine ingredients, knead and rise yeast dough’s to create a savory dough and a sweet nut & fruit bread.  This hands-on class provides all the raw ingredients and one-on-one instructions on bread making are covered.  Each student will work at his/her own station and work with their own dough. Rising time and working the dough will be discussed.  One bread will be baked in class and each student will go home with their baked bread and some dough to bake at a later time.  Aprons are recommended for this class as each student will be working with substantial amounts of flour.  ($40.00 per person, includes light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome in this class. **Bring a container for transporting the 2nd yeast dough home.

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH – CHEESECAKE MAKING – 5:30 TO 8:30PM – 15 MAX. STUDENT SIGN UP. *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.
Do you love making desserts?  Have you been a customer who loved our light and fluffy Ricotta style cheesecakes?  This is the perfect class for those students that love to bake, or who find desserts frustrating.  Our customers loved our cheesecakes when our café was open and their light and fluffy texture was the key to their success.  This class will go over the Ricotta Cheesecake recipes developed by the Fat Tuscan chef and each student will be making an individual cheesecake to take home.   The chef will prepare a cheesecake in class and teach students to make a cake as well.  (A chilled Cheesecake made in advance will also be eaten by students at the end of class to show desired texture and outcome)  (*Individual baking will be done at home.  *Students need to bring a 9 inch spring form pan.  *all ingredients will be provided by Fat Tuscan however.) ($40.00/per person, includes all ingredients to prepare an individual cheesecake as well as take home recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  *This is a hands-on type class.)  THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT

THURSDAY,  MARCH 7TH – PIZZA NIGHT – MAKING FRESH PIZZA FROM SCRATCH  – 6PM TO 8PM .  15 MAX. STUDENTS  **This class is now full

Join us for an evening of fun learning to make homemade Pizza from scratch. We will learn how to make pizza sauce and dough from scratch. Each student will work at individual stations to learn to make a dough from flour and yeast and how to rise it.  Afterwards each students has a dough of their own to shape and then top with fresh assorted items.  A full toppings bar will be provided by the Café of fresh assorted pizza toppings such as fresh spinach, grilled onions, pesto, cheeses, meats, etc.  And, then we will bake each pie for the student to consume at the end of class.  Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class AND dinner all in one; bring an apron and an appetite. (15 student maximum). Includes light beverage refreshments or you may bring your own bottle of wine. (proper ID required) ($40.00/per person includes pizza dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes)  *this is a great date night activity!  --  *This class is now sold out.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH  - WINE PAIRING & GOURMET CHEF DINNER

EXPLORING Italian Wine: PAIRING, TASTING & CHEF COOKING CLASS - 6:30pm to 9pm - 20 students max. sign up *SPECIAL CLASS $65/PER PERSON.  *This class is now sold out.
(includes a 4 course dinner with 4 different wines presented) Price: $65.00 Per Person

Enjoy a relaxing evening inside the beautifully restored historic Vidal House learning about cooking & Pairing a variety of different types of Italian Wines.  This class will pair each wine in a coursed dinner setting as students watch the chef prepare the meal in front of them throughout the night.  Chef and Owner, Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan, will be discussing and pouring samples of the wines to go with each tasting of this coursed meal.  This class is for students interested in learning about wines, tasting wines and enjoying gourmet food prepared fresh while learning how to pair each wine with select courses to make a dining experience for future dinner parties and guests.  Time: 6:30 to 6:45 seating, Dinner presentation and wines begin at 7pm.  Duration: Class will take about 2 hours from start to end. Where: Inside the Fat Tuscan Cafe Historic Vidal House *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Thursday,  MARCH  14TH – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)  *This class is now FULL.

Enjoy an evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.)  *This Class is now sold out.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH – TARTS & BUTTER DOUGH COOKING CLASS WORKSHOP – 11AM TO 2PM - 15 MAX. STUDENTS  *This Class is now sold out.

Learn to create butter pie dough from scratch and work with your dough to make a fresh tart. This class will explore working with cold butter to create soft tart pie dough.  Assorted jam fillings will be provided for students to use to fill their tarts and then instructions on forming a lattice top for baking.  All Ingredients will be provided. This class is perfect for beginners. Learn to make perfect pie dough and then use it to create a fresh fruit pastry. Each student will be working with his/her own dough throughout class. Children are welcome with a parent. Students of all ages are welcome.  Aprons are recommended for this class as each student will be working with flour, butter and jams. ** Bring an 8 or 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom and a rolling pin.  ($40.00 per person, includes light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome in this class.  *This Class is now full.

THURSDAY MARCH 21ST – PASTA MAKING; MAKING FETTUCCINE & ALFREDO SAUCE  – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS (Vegetarian friendly)  *This Class is now FULL.

This class will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make a fresh sauce to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta from scratch as well as cutting it into the Fettuccine shape.  The instructor will also give a demonstration on making the best fresh classic Alfredo sauce.  Students will then be consuming their pasta at the end of class, so come prepared to eat.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations.  **includes dinner of fresh made pasta with a choice of sauce; a classic Marinara sauce will also be available. (*Hands on type of class - $40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. *This class is now sold out.

SUNDAY, MARCH  24TH  -  BRUNCH & BISCUITS, BRUNCHING WITH YOUR DOG! 

I LOVE MY DOG - BRUNCH & BISCUITS -  9am to 1pm  – 35 Students Max. (Start times vary 9am, 10:30am and 12:00

Do you love your dog? Do you love Brunch?  Do you want to hang with your best friend making yummy treats for him/her?  This class is for you!!  Bring that pup to our patio with you for a class on making Dog Biscuits.  We will provide you with fresh wholesome dog biscuit dough from fresh ingredients with different flavors and you get to cut out and make assorted biscuits for your best friend to take home, (We won’t tell if some go missing along the way either.) Come enjoy a Sunday Brunch alongside your best pooch with us on our patio eating some tasty brunch foods, (don’t’ worry there will be lots of fresh foods for humans to eat too!)  We will supply all the ingredients for flavors such as Peanut butter Bacon, Chicken and Beef flavored dog biscuits for you to choose from and then each student will roll out, cut dog biscuit shapes and we will bake them for you while you eat an assortment of brunch items.  Each student will go home with around 10 – 15 biscuits for their pet with recipes of all the flavors included.  (Dogs must be on a leash and outside seating only with your pet is allowed.  Inside seating available but only for students without pets.)  ($40.00/ per person, includes a full brunch buffet with refreshments including mimosa’s and Sangria, cooking class recipes for Dog Biscuits to take home as well as fresh baked Dog Biscuits for each student to take home.   *At sign up you must pick one of the three start times above, space is limited. This is a hands-on type of class.)

UF Leisure Courses – Appetizers & Desserts 3/12/19  - see UF Reitz Union Classes website to sign up.

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  APRIL 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH  -  MAKING FLAVORED PASTA’S & CLASSIC SAUCES – 20 Max  STUDENTS  - 6PM TO 8:30PM.  *This Class is Now Sold Out. 

Come out and enjoy a fun evening learning to make fresh pasta’s from scratch with your choice of flavoring for your pasta such as tomato, spinach, pesto and even bright red beet colored pasta.  This class will also include a demonstration of the instructor teaching and making two different fresh sauces from scratch during the length  of the class.  Then students will cook, eat and dine on their fresh pasta made with a choice of the sauces made for you in the class.  This class will explore using flavorings in pasta.  (*plain is also taught if no flavoring is desired).  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be making their own pasta for the evening using flour and eggs.  *may bring your own bottle of wine. *kids welcome ** includes a full dinner of fresh made flavored pasta with a choice of fresh sauce made in class.  ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) - This class is now full and sold out.

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH  BRUNCH & CREPES Cooking Class -  11am to 2pm - 20 students max.  *This Class is now full.

Join us for a fun Sunday Brunch of fresh buttery crepes filled and topped with your choice of a variety of ingredients and toppings.  We will learn to make both sweet and savory crepes in the class and each student will flip and form his/her own crepes.  This is a perfect time to enjoy a morning brunch served with mimosa’s and Bellini’s as well as a full brunch buffet of fresh baked foods alongside the class.  Students will learn to make, form and flip crepes in this class with each student making and flipping their own crepes.  Assorted toppings, stuffing’s and condiments will be available to fill the crepes.  A Brunch buffet will also be available for students to eat with the crepes.  The class consists of some observation and some hands-on to learn technique. *kids welcome.  ($40.00/per person, includes class instructions and a full brunch of crepes and side dishes.  This will be a hands-on type of class.) *THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT/FULL

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH  - PIES - MAKING PIE’S WORKSHOP  - 15 Max. STUDENTS.  – 2PM TO 4PM

Join us at this Sunday afternoon class and learn to make PIES!  Each student will make two pie dough’s from scratch. One dough will be taken home to use at a later date and one pie dough will be used in class for the student to make one full pie to bake at home later.  This is a perfect class prior for learning to make pies from scratch.  Students will make butter pie dough from scratch and then fill it with an assortment of fillings to choose from such as Chocolate, lemon, Apple and Pumpkin, etc.   (*Each student needs to bring one 8” or 9” inch GLASS PIE PANS & a cookie sheet.  The pies will be taken home to be baked at a later date.)  Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *Children are welcome.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH  - EXPLORING White Wines: PAIRING, TASTING & CHEF COOKING CLASS - 6:30pm to 9pm - 20 students max. sign up
In this Chef Dinner Cooking Class, 4 different courses will be prepared using fresh herbs and local produce and paired each with a different type of White Wine to compliment the food.  All courses are prepared in front of the class throughout the night and Chef and Owner, Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan, will be discussing and pouring samples of each wine presented.  This class is for students interested in learning about wines, tasting wines and enjoying gourmet food prepared fresh while learning how to pair each wine with select courses to make a dining experience for future dinner parties and guests.  This class is mainly and observation type class and a relaxed dinner atmosphere. Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated with proper notice at sign up.  *Proper ID required to attend
(Time: 6:30 to 6:45 seating, Dinner presentation and wines begin at 7pm - Class will take about 2 hours from start to end - Price: $65.00 Per Person)

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  MAY 2019

SUNDAY MAY 5TH  BRUNCH & CREPES Cooking Class -  11am to 2pm - 20 students max.  THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Join us for a fun Sunday Brunch of fresh buttery crepes filled and topped with your choice of a variety of ingredients and toppings.  (This is Graduation Weekend so you might want to enjoy a fun morning away from the crowds too.) We will learn to make both sweet and savory crepes in the class and each student will flip and form his/her own crepes.  This is a perfect time to enjoy a morning brunch served with mimosa’s and Bellini’s as well as a full brunch buffet of fresh baked foods alongside the class.  Students will learn to make, form and flip crepes in this class with each student making and flipping their own crepes.  Assorted toppings, stuffing’s and condiments will be available to fill the crepes.  A Brunch buffet will also be available for students to eat with the crepes.  The class consists of some observation and some hands-on to learn technique. ($40.00/per person, includes class instructions and a full brunch of crepes and side dishes.  This will be a hands-on type of class.) THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

F riday, May 10th – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI   - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY) ** This class is now FULL.

Enjoy an Friday evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! Maybe bring Mom as this is Mother's day weekend. There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

SUNDAY, MAY 12TH – MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND BISCOTTI CLASS  - THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

 - 11am to 3pm - *Please sign up under Special classes - Special Dinner Class for $50 Amount and specify Mother's Day Brunch, we will send you a confirmation upon receipt of payment.

Mother's Day High Tea Brunch and Cooking Class - Come enjoy a High Tea Brunch served in our courtyard with mom.  Starting at 11am we will be serving everything from scones and biscuits to eggs with mini cucumber sandwiches on English tiered towers for your enjoyment.  Included of course with assorted hot teas.  Also, as no brunch is complete without it, unlimited mimosa's and sangria's for you and mom to enjoy.  Then beginning at 12:30 we will have a class on Making Homemade Biscotti.  This will be a hands-on class in which each student will learn to make a biscotti dough from scratch and then flavor it with an assorted mixture of ingredients provided.  The instructor will prepare a biscotti batch from start to finish in class for consumption by students.  At the end of class warm biscotti will be served with hot tea and/or coffee.  Each student will be going home with a completed ready-to-bake dough for eating at a later date. ($50.00/Per person, includes full brunch, beverages as well as all ingredients and supplies for class; instructions & recipes included.) Brunch from 11am to 12:30 am, 12:30 to 3pm Biscotti Making Cooking Class  -  Class will take about 2  to 2 1/2 hours from start to end.  THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

CANCELED - Monday & Tuesday May 13th & 14th - (TWO DAY Cooking Class)  INTERMEDIAT BREAD MAKING CLASS - 11AM TO 2PM   - CANCELED - This workshop focuses on Several types and forms of Bread Making.  The class will work over a period of two days with yeast breads as well as an overnight rise for a fresh sour dough bread.  The class will discuss the art of making bread from scratch and how to work in Florida specific temperatures.  Learn to create bread from scratch and work with Bread Dough’s as well as fresh Yeast dough’s.  This class will explore using both commercial yeast and how to make fresh sour dough starters to make bread.  Ingredients will be provided.  Shaping and forming bread will be explored in this class.  Please bring a Cookie sheet or cooking pan to class with you as well as a kitchen towel.  Aprons are recommended.  Each student will be working with his/her own dough throughout class and will be taking a variety of breads home for consumption. - TWO DAY CLASS PRICING - $70 per student ($35 per class) - This class builds on the previous day so no one day attendance is allowed.  Class may include making baguettes, sour dough loafs, foccacia bread and other types of bread.  Sign up and pay by emailing us at fattuscancafe @ gmail.com and we will send you the registration information and payment options. *This class will be offered again later in the summer, please look for a date to be posted.

Thursday May 16th – PASTA MAKING - MAKING RAVIOLI  - 6PM TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS SIGN UP. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)   - This class is now Full.

Enjoy an evening making fresh ravioli’s from scratch & then eat them all yourself! There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding yourself by eating the fruits of your own labors.  Each student will learn to make egg pasta dough from scratch & then learn to roll it out and hand form stuffed ravioli’s with an assortment of cheeses. The café will cook each individual’s ravioli’s for their dinner consumption as part of the class; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages or you may bring your own bottle of wine., cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) **THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, May 15TH – Herbs, Herbs Herbs - Cooking with FRESH HERBS  - 11am to 2pm- 10 MAX. STUDENTS **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

This class will include an excursion to The Fat Tuscan's Herb Garden at Grow Hub, followed by picking and harvesting a variety of fresh herbs and then a cooking class at the Café of different recipes centered around using the herbs we harvest.  This is a perfect class for beginner cooks who don’t know their way around using fresh herbs in dishes to create healthy bold, flavorful dishes.  Students will learn about the health benefits of different herbs used in class as well as how to create different dishes using them.   Details and information on stocking your home kitchen with fresh herbs will also be discussed.  This class will be iclude a trip to the Non profit farm Grow Hub with a discussion on growing herbs in our climate as well.  This will be an interactive and observation class with note taking encouraged for the recipes we create.  All food prepared in class will be consumed or taken home by students.  At least 3 different types of recipes will be prepared in class..  This is mainly an observation type class with some minor chopping involved.  Note taking is encouraged. *Some dietary restriction can be accommodated such as Vegetarian & Gluten free – please mention in details at registration if requesting.   ($40.00/per person, includes all food prepared in class, and beverages.) *This Class is now sold out.

FRIDAY,  May 17Th - Wine Tasting and Chef Dinner Cooking Class -  6pm to 9pm - 20 students max.  THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.

EXPLORING the California & Pacific Northwest Coast Wines: PAIRING, TASTING & CHEF COOKING CLASS - 6:00pm to 9pm - 20 students max. sign up
In this Chef Dinner Cooking Class, 4 different courses will be prepared using fresh herbs and local produce and paired each with a different type of White Wine to compliment the food.  All courses are prepared in front of the class throughout the night and Chef and Owner, Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan, will be discussing and pouring samples of each wine presented.  This class is for students interested in learning about wines, tasting wines and enjoying gourmet food prepared fresh while learning how to pair each wine with select courses to make a dining experience for future dinner parties and guests.  This class is mainly and observation type class and a relaxed dinner atmosphere. *Proper ID required
(Time: 6:00 to 6:25 seating, Dinner presentation and wines begin at 7pm. - Class will take about 2 hours from start to end.  Price: $65.00 Per Person)  This Class is now Full.

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  JUNE 2019

Summer 2019 Kids Cooking Camp

The Fat Tuscan Cooking School offers students the most comprehensive Cooking Camp in Florida.  Our students get all day one-on-one experience from experienced chefs and work in a real kitchen preparing recipes.  With our hands-on learning approach we encourage each student to prepare recipes and meals for themselves and their families.  This camp is perfect for the kid who is excited about learning to cook and wants experience in the kitchen.  We provide each one of our small week long camps with the opportunity for students to feel engaged and comfortable working with food.  Our approach to learning about cooking is from working with our hands and our passions to enjoying the creativity of cooking as it nourishes a child from the inside out.  Cooking is way to learn positive self esteem and encourages learning through cooking.  There are always lots of laughs and love in our camp kitchen and we encourage learning through tactile engagement and hands on approaches to build self esteem, it is a strength which can build into many areas of a child’s development as well as learning through the act of doing and performing.

FULL DAY SUMMER PROGRAMS  -  JUNE CAMP DATES - WEEK OF JUNE 10TH TO JUNE 14TH

*JUNE IS CAMP IS NOW FULL*

- - Monday through Friday - - All day, 8am to 5:00pm - - Only 10 student Max. - - includes all food materials - -- - Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided as part of camp (campers prepare and help with all meals.) - Reservations being accepted March 1st.  Email us at fattuscancafe @ gmail.com for details and sign up sheets. 

$400  - Week - For all Day One Week Cooking Camp

* Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00pm. 10 Students Max. – First Come, First Serve – Reserve in Advance. 

* Price per Student $400.00  +  Supply Fee of $100.00  *includes Breakfast and lunch every day, plus all groceries and supplies as well as all take home prepared food.  Email us for information and a registration Form. Fattuscancafe  @ Gmail.com .

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JULY 2019

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD  - HERB BREAD & YEAST DOUGH – WORKING WITH BREAD -   16 Students Max.  11:00AM to 2pm

Explore making bread from scratch and learn how to work with yeast dough’s in this class.  Students will also learn to mix dough’s with fresh herbs to create different types of formed bread dough’s such as baguette’s, braids and filled breads.  Students will learn how to combine ingredients, knead and rise yeast dough’s to create savory breads. This hands-on class provides all the raw ingredients and one-on-one instructions on bread making are covered.  Each student will work at his/her own station and work with their own dough. Rising time and working the dough will be discussed.  Bread will be baked in class and each student will go home with their baked breads.  Aprons are recommended for this class as each student will be working with substantial amounts of flour and a baking sheet is preferred for transportation home.  ($40.00 per person, includes light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome in this class.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD  – CHEESECAKE MAKING – 5:30 TO 8:30PM – 15 MAX. STUDENT SIGN UP. 

Do you love making desserts?  Have you been a customer who loved our light and fluffy Ricotta style cheesecakes?  This is the perfect class for those students that love to bake, and want to take a dessert to 4th of July parties the next day.   Our light and fluffy texture is the key to our cheesecake recipe & success.  This class will go over the Ricotta Cheesecake recipes developed by the Fat Tuscan chef and each student will be making an individual cheesecake to take home.   The chef will prepare a cheesecake in class and teach students to make a cake as well.  (A chilled Cheesecake made in advance will also be eaten by students at the end of class to show desired texture and outcome)  (*Individual baking will be done at home.  *Students need to bring a 9 inch spring form pan.  *all ingredients will be provided by Fat Tuscan however.) ($40.00/per person, includes all ingredients to prepare an individual cheesecake as well as take home recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  *This is a hands-on type class.)

WEDNESDAY,  JULY 17TH  – SOUPS & WINE TASTING COOKING CLASS -  6pm to 8pm  – 15 Students Max.

This class will be a night of making soups from scratch, using fresh ingredients and building flavors as we create several types of soups from creamy bisques to warm hearty stews to some light summer soups.  A small Wine tasting will be paired with each soup presented as a compliment to the soups.  A total of three soups will be prepared and eaten in class served with our toasted Tuscan Bread.  There may be some chopping and peeling and or working at group stations to create soups for this class as well as a majority of the class will be observation of instructor so note taking and sampling/eating all prepared dishes will be the main participation from students.  This class is perfect for the person who loves soups and wants more recipes and suggestions for creating soups at home.  Recipes of dishes will be available to all students. Includes a dinner of several different types of soups served with toasted bread and wine tasting pairing.  (*hands on class - $40.00/per person – includes all ingredients, supply’s, soups, and cooking Class instruction)

THURSDAY, JULY 18TH -  TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DINNER COOKING CLASS – 6PM TO 8:30PM  - 20 STUDENTS MAX.

Want to make your own Meatball? Then join us for this great chef demonstration class in which up to three courses of an Italian inspired meal will be prepared and eaten in class for all students to enjoy.  This class includes a full meal of the traditional pastas, first courses and entrees served with savory vegetables sides plus dessert of classic cannoli.  (Dinner Menu: Pasta & Meatballs, Chicken Marsala with assorted roasted vegetables & learn to stuff your own cannoli.)  Recipes will be discussed during preparation of meal and note taking is encouraged.  This is a full coursed dinner with chef instruction and discussion during the evening.  Note taking is encouraged as recipes will be adjusted and discussed. *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. (* Observation type class - $40.00/per person, includes class instruction and full dinner meal with beverages) **Observation type classes are where students will watch as the instructor makes three different recipes for the evening of fresh foods and each course is consumed by the students. 

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Summer 2019 Kids Cooking Camp

The Fat Tuscan Cooking School offers students the most comprehensive Cooking Camp in Florida.  Our students get all day one-on-one experience from experienced chefs and work in a real kitchen preparing recipes.  With our hands-on learning approach we encourage each student to prepare recipes and meals for themselves and their families.  This camp is perfect for the kid who is excited about learning to cook and wants experience in the kitchen.  We provide each one of our small week long camps with the opportunity for students to feel engaged and comfortable working with food.  Our approach to learning about cooking is from working with our hands and our passions to enjoying the creativity of cooking as it nourishes a child from the inside out.  Cooking is way to learn positive self esteem and encourages learning through cooking.  There are always lots of laughs and love in our camp kitchen and we encourage learning through tactile engagement and hands on approaches to build self esteem, it is a strength which can build into many areas of a child’s development as well as learning through the act of doing and performing.

FULL DAY SUMMER PROGRAMS - JULY CAMP DATES - WEEK OF JULY 8TH TO JULY 12TH.

*JULY IS CAMP IS NOW FULL*

- - Monday through Friday - - All day, 8am to 5:00pm - - Only 10 student Max. - - includes all food materials - -- - Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided as part of camp (campers prepare and help with all meals.) - Reservations being accepted March 1st.  Email us at fattuscancafe @ gmail.com for details and sign up sheets. 

$400  - Week - For all Day One Week Cooking Camp

* Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00pm. 10 Students Max. – First Come, First Serve – Reserve in Advance. 

* Price per Student $400.00  +  Supply Fee of $100.00  *includes Breakfast and lunch every day, plus all groceries and supplies as well as all take home prepared food.  Email us for information and a registration Form. Fattuscancafe  @ Gmail.com

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AUGUST 2019

 

Wednesday & Thursday JULY 31st & August 1st  - TWO DAY BREAD INTERMEDIATE BASICS CLASS (SOUR DOUGH LOAF & SWEET YEAST BREADS).  10 STUDENT MAX.  11:00am to 1pm.

Work with different types of Yeast dough’s including a Sour Dough type of bread. This class will go over making Braided Breads and sweet rolls as well as perfecting sour dough loaf breads.  We will also learn and prepare a Sour Dough Loaf for an overnight,(24 hour), long rise.  The second night, learn about shaping and baking the Sour Dough loaf’s as well as working with sweet yeast breads and shaping techniques.  Cooking techniques such as steam rising for the oven will be discussed.  *For correct Steam Loaf Rising a Cast Iron Pot with lid is necessary and/or a Dutch Oven with Lid.   Samples and instructor bread will be baked in class.  This class requires an overnight rise for the Loaf Bread.  ($60.00 per person ($30 Each class. - please purchase gift certificates under Special Classes in the amount of $60.00 total for this class registration.  Class will include light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.  Aprons are recommended as well as a sheet pan for baking.)

Wednesday & Thursday JULY 31st & August 1st  - TWO DAY BREAD INTERMEDIATE BASICS CLASS (SOUR DOUGH LOAF & SWEET YEAST BREADS).  10 STUDENT MAX.  5:30 PM TO 7:30PM.

Work with different types of Yeast dough’s including a Sour Dough type of bread. This class will go over making Braided Breads and sweet rolls as well as perfecting sour dough loaf breads.  We will also learn and prepare a Sour Dough Loaf for an overnight,(24 hour), long rise.  The second night, learn about shaping and baking the Sour Dough loaf’s as well as working with sweet yeast breads and shaping techniques.  Cooking techniques such as steam rising for the oven will be discussed.  *For correct Steam Loaf Rising a Cast Iron Pot with lid is necessary and/or a Dutch Oven with Lid.   Samples and instructor bread will be baked in class.  This class requires an overnight rise for the Loaf Bread.  ($60.00 per person ($30 Each class . - please purchase gift certificates under Special Classes in the amount of $60.00 total for this class registration.  Class will include light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.  Aprons are recommended as well as a sheet pan for baking.)

Friday AUGUST 2nd – PASTA MAKING; MAKING GNOCCHI – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS (GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS)

Enjoy A Friday evening learning to form and make fresh Potato Gnocchi from scratch.  (If you are Gluten Free and miss eating pasta this class is for you as we will have an option and instructions on making Gluten free Gnocchi’s as well as the regular recipe).  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Gnocchi as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s fresh Gnocchi for them to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes.  (*Hands on type of class - $40.00/per person, includes Gnocchi dinner.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired.

Thursday AUGUST 15TH  – HEALTHY COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS  - 6PM TO 9PM  - 20 MAX. STUDENTS (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)

This class is perfect for beginner cooks who don’t know their way around using fresh herbs and spices in dishes to create healthy bold, flavorful dishes.  Students will learn about the health benefits of different herbs used in class as well as how to create different dishes and spice them accordingly.  Details and information on stocking your home kitchen with fresh herbs will also be discussed.  This class will be mostly observation and note taking is encouraged.  All food prepared in class will be consumed by students.  3 different types of recipes will be prepared in class and consumed by class so come hungry.  This is mainly an observation type class with some minor chopping involved.  Note taking is encouraged. *Some dietary restriction can be accommodated such as Vegetarian & Gluten free – please mention in details at registration if requesting.   ($40.00/per person, includes all food prepared in class, and beverages.)

Friday, AUGUST 16th -  PASTA, PESTO & CREAMY SAUCES – 6PM TO 8PM .  20 MAX. STUDENTS

Come out and enjoy a fun Friday Night learning to make fresh pasta’s from scratch with your choice of flavoring for your pasta.  This class will also include a demonstration of the instructor teaching and making a fresh pesto sauce & a variety of Creamy sauces during the length of the class.  Then cook, eat and dine on your fresh pasta you made with a choice of the sauces made for you in the class.  This class will explore using flavorings in pasta where students will learn to make either a tomato, spinach or butternut squash flavored pasta from scratch. ( plain is also taught if no flavoring is desired).  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be making their own pasta for the evening using flour and eggs.  *may bring your own bottle of wine.  *Kids welcome * includes a full dinner of fresh made flavored pasta with a choice of fresh sauce made in class.  ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.)

Wednesday, AUGUST 21st – PASTA MAKING; CHEESE RAVIOLI PASTA  – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)

Enjoy a fun evening of pasta making learning to form and make fresh ravioli’s from scratch.  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Ravioli’s as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s pasta for you to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  We will also go over the proper to way to stuff and make the stuffing for ravioli’s. Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes. *kids welcome.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. *Vegetarian Friendly.

 

 2019 - HALF DAY KIDS COOKING CAMP WEEK 

WEEK OF AUGUST 5TH TO AUGUST 9TH  - *this camp is now full, please look to summer of 2020

Kids HALF DAY Cooking Camp

Monday through Friday   -  1PM  To 5:00pm  -  HALF DAY CAMP  -  10 student Max. per week

Ages: 8 to 13  - Classes include: snacks each day, Bring Home Food from class every day, including bread, pasta, jams, jelly’s etc.  - Printed Recipes from each subject covered.

$300.00 per student for Week  -$50.00 supply fee – Due 1st Day of class

Supply fee will cover, flour, eggs, an individual apron for your child to take home at end of class, food items, canning and pickling items, to go containers, snacks, food projects to take home and all food groceries needed for all recipes.  As well as printed take home recipes for the week.

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SEPTEMBER 2019

 

WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 4TH  – SOUPS & FRESH HERBS COOKING CLASS -  11am to 1:3pm  – 15 Students Max.

This class will be on creating healthy and tasty soups from scratch perfect for freezing and stocking your kitchen for healthy meals.  We will be using fresh ingredients and building flavors as we create several types of soups.  We will also be using the season’s fresh herbs in most of our soups. A total of three soups will be prepared and eaten in class served with our toasted Tuscan Bread, as well as some to take home for your pantries.  There may be some chopping and peeling and or working at group stations to create soups for this class as well as a majority of the class will be observation of instructor so note taking and sampling/eating all prepared dishes will be the main participation from students.  This class is perfect for the person who loves soups or someone wanting to get ideas on healthy meals and wants more recipes and suggestions for creating soups at home.  Recipes of dishes will be available to all students.  Includes tastings of several different types of soups served with toasted bread.  (*hands on class - $40.00/per person – includes all ingredients, supply’s, soups, and cooking Class instruction. *In this class we will be using chicken stocks, not suitable for vegetarians.)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH – FRESH PASTA MAKING - FETTUCCINE & SAUCE MAKING -  BOLOGNESE SAUCE (HEARTY MEAT SAUCE). – 6PM TO 8:30PM – 20 STUDENTS MAX. ** This Class is now full. 

Join us on the Friday night and spend the evening learning to make fresh pasta and sauce.  This class will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make a fresh sauce to pair with the pasta. We will also go over the recipe and create a fresh sauce of a Hearty Meaty Bolognese sauce during class to top our finished pasta’s for our Dinner.  Students will be making their own pasta from scratch as well as cutting it into the Fettuccine shape.  Students will then be consuming their results at the end of class, so come prepared to eat.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations.  **includes dinner of fresh made pasta with a choice of sauce. (*Hands on type of class - $40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. This Class is now sold out. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th  - BRUNCH & CREPES COOKING CLASS – 11AM TO 2PM – 20 STUDENTS MAX.  (GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS)  *This class is now full.

Join us for a fun Sunday Brunch of fresh buttery crepes filled and topped with your choice of a variety of ingredients and toppings.  We will learn to make both sweet and savory crepes in the class and each student will flip and form his/her own crepes.  This is a perfect time to enjoy a morning brunch served with mimosa’s and Bellini’s as well as a full brunch buffet of fresh baked foods alongside the class.  Students will learn to make, form and flip crepes in this class with each student making and flipping their own crepes.  Assorted toppings, stuffing’s and condiments will be available to fill the crepes.  A Brunch buffet will also be available for students to eat with the crepes.  The class consists of some observation and some hands-on to learn technique. (*Hands on type class - $40.00/per person, includes class instructions and a full brunch with crepes and side dishes.  This will be a hands-on type of class.) - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH - BEGINNING BREADS (FRENCH BREAD BASICS & DESIGN) – 5:30 TO 7:30PM – 16 MAX. STUDENTS

Explore making bread in this cooking class.  Students will learn to make a basic yeast dough from raw ingredients in this class.  Each student will work at his/her own station and work with their own dough. Rising time and working the dough will be discussed as well as yeast basics and shaping of bread.  Bread will be baked in class and each student will go home with a baguette and a shaped bread of choice.  Aprons are recommended for this class as each student will be working with his or own dough and substantial amounts of flour.  ($40.00 per person, includes light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome in this class.

 

*SPECIAL WINE CLASS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH – WINE PAIRING & CHEF DINNER – Tasting: A Variety of Bold Red’s  – 6 TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS  
This class is all about wines and wine pairings.  The Class will explore a multiple coursed dinner that is prepared by our house chef fresh and in front of the class with discussion throughout each course.  The chef will also feature the selected wines in each course as it is paired with the dishes for the evening.  This is a great date night or fun night out with friends eating great food and drinking even better wines.  Tastings, dinner and chef instruction to be prepared by Chef/Owner Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan.  Each course will be selected to perfectly complement the wines that you will be presented. *Menu’s vary and are not set until the week of the class to utilize the freshest seasonal ingredients in the market at the time.   This class is for students who love wine and good food and for students wishing to learn more about wine.  ($65.00/Per Person, includes a 4 course dinner with up to 5/6 different wines tasted throughout the evening with each course. This is mainly an observation type class and wine tasting.) *Proper ID required*

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH  - BRUNCH & CREPES COOKING CLASS – 11AM TO 2PM – 20 STUDENTS MAX.  (GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS)

Join us for a fun morning Brunch of fresh buttery crepes filled and topped with your choice of a variety of ingredients and toppings.  We will learn to make both sweet and savory crepes in the class and each student will flip and form his/her own crepes.  This is a perfect time to enjoy a morning brunch served with mimosa’s and Bellini’s as well as a full brunch buffet of fresh baked foods alongside the class.  Students will learn to make, form and flip crepes in this class with each student making and flipping their own crepes.  Assorted toppings, stuffing’s and condiments will be available to fill the crepes.  A Brunch buffet will also be available for students to eat with the crepes.  The class consists of some observation and some hands-on to learn technique. (*Hands on type class - $40.00/per person, includes class instructions and a full brunch with crepes and side dishes.  This will be a hands-on type of class.)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – TARTS & BUTTER DOUGH COOKING CLASS WORKSHOP – 11AM TO 2PM - 15 MAX. STUDENTS

Learn to create butter pie dough from scratch and work with your dough to make a fresh tart. This class will explore working with cold butter to create soft tart pie dough.  Assorted jam fillings will be provided for students to use to fill their tarts and then instructions on forming a lattice top for baking.  All Ingredients will be provided. This class is perfect for beginners. Learn to make perfect pie dough and then use it to create a fresh fruit pastry. Each student will be working with his/her own dough throughout class. Children are welcome with a parent. Students of all ages are welcome.  Aprons are recommended for this class as each student will be working with flour, butter and jams. ** Bring an 8 or 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom and a rolling pin.  ($40.00 per person, includes light beverages & snacks as well as cooking instructions and recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome in this class.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH  – PASTA MAKING; CHEESE RAVIOLI PASTA  – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 MAX. STUDENTS (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)

Enjoy a fun evening of pasta making learning to form and make fresh ravioli’s from scratch.  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Ravioli’s as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s pasta for you to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  We will also go over the proper to way to stuff and make the stuffing for ravioli’s. Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes. *kids welcome.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner. This is a hands-on type of class.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. *Vegetarian Friendly.

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OCTOBER 2019

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH – AN AFTERNOON OF PASTA MAKING – FETTUCCINE ALFREDO & FETTUCCINE CARBORNARA -  1PM  TO 3PM  -  20 Students Max.

Come join us for an afternoon of making pasta and sauces in this class.  Students will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make two fresh sauces to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta dough from scratch and then learn kneading and rolling techniques.  We will also show students how to cut the pasta using our pasta cutters for fettuccine.  During class the instructor will be making a Fresh Alfredo Sauce using heavy cream as well as a Carbornara sauce using eggs, pancetta and pecorino cheeses.  Students will be making fresh pasta to take home for dinner that evening.  Your choice of sauce from the class will be available as well to take home to top it for your evening meal.   An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations. *a towel and cookie sheet is recommended to bring and/or your own Tupperware container to transport finished pasta and sauce home.   ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes including cooking instructions for the pasta.  This is a hands-on type of class.)

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH – MAKING RAVIOLI PASTA  – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 Students Max. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)

Ravioli, Ravioli; fabulous Ravioli.  Enjoy an evening learning to form and make from scratch ravioli’s.  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Ravioli’s as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s pasta for them to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  We will teach each student to make fresh pasta from eggs and flour and then roll out the fresh pasta dough to be used to stuff assorted cheeses and fillings into individual ravioli’s.  Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes class instruction, supplies, recipes and a ravioli dinner.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. *Vegetarian Friendly.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH  - TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DINNER COOKING CLASS – 6PM TO 8:30PM  - 20 Students Max.

Join us for this great chef demonstration class in which up to three courses of an Italian inspired meal will be prepared and eaten in class for all students to enjoy.  This class includes a full meal, all vegetarian friendly, of the traditional pasta first course, savory vegetables and salad 2nd course and dessert 3rd course.   Recipes will be discussed during preparation of meal and note taking is encouraged.  Observation type classes are where students will watch as the instructor makes three different recipes for the evening of fresh foods and each course is consumed by the students.  This is a full coursed dinner with chef instruction and discussion during the evening.  ( $40.00/per person, includes class instruction and full dinner meal with beverages). *vegetarian Friendly.  

 

Sunday, October 20th  - CHEESECAKE MAKING COOKING CLASS   - 3PM TO 5PM  - 15 Students Max. *This class is now sold out, please see the class set for the 29th.

Do you love making desserts?  Have you been a customer who loved our light and fluffy Ricotta style cheesecakes?  This is the perfect class for those students that love to bake, or who find desserts frustrating.  Our customers loved our cheesecakes when our café was open and their light and fluffy texture was the key to their success.  This class will go over the Ricotta Cheesecake recipes developed by the Fat Tuscan chef and each student will be making an individual cheesecake to take home.   The chef will prepare a cheesecake in class and teach students to make a cake as well.  (A chilled Cheesecake made in advance will also be eaten by students at the end of class to show desired texture and outcome)  (*Individual baking will be done at home.  *Students need to bring an 8” inch spring form pan, all other ingredients & supplies will be provided by Fat Tuscan however.) (*Hands on type class - $40.00/per person, includes all ingredients to prepare an individual cheesecake as well as take home recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.)  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD – MAKING BISCOTTI, ASSORTED FLAVORS – 11AM TO 2PM -  15 Students Max.

In this cooking class students will learn to create an Italian favorite traditional Cookie known as Biscotti.  Each student will mix and measure their own batch of dough with various toppings and ingredients available to choose from for flavorings such as almonds, walnuts, dried fruits such as cherries and cranberries as well as assorted types of chocolate morsels, etc.  Students may choose to split their dough’s to make several different types to have an assortment to take home and enjoy.  This is perfect class with the holiday’s right around the corner and the fact that biscotti’s make a great cookie exchange cookie.   Printed recipes will be given to each student and a discussion on techniques and instruction demonstration for making the dough from scratch will be given in class. This class is a hands-on class and each student will be handling and making their own dough’s.  It is recommended that each student have an apron as well as a container to take home the cookie’s they make in class.  Samples of desserts will be eaten in class as the demonstration portion.  (*Hands on type class - $40.00/per person, includes all ingredients, supplies, class instruction and printed recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.)  

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH  – A NIGHT OF PASTA & SAUCE COOKING CLASS   -  6pm to 9pm -  20 Students Max.

This class will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make fresh sauces to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta from scratch and then learning knead and roll it out and form them into a variety of shapes.  During class the instructor will be making a Fresh Marinara Sauce (Vegetarian) and a Bolognese Sauce (a hearty meat sauce) and provide instruction on the process for making each sauce.  All students will be consuming their results at the end of class with their choice of the prepared sauces, so come prepared to eat.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations. *may bring your own bottle of wine. **includes dinner of fresh made pasta with a choice of sauce. ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  This is a hands-on type of class.)

 

Tuesday, October 29th -  CHEESECAKE MAKING COOKING CLASS   - 5:30 to 7:30pm  - 12 Students Max.  (2nd Session)  *This class is now sold out.  

Do you love making desserts?  Have you been a customer who loved our light and fluffy Ricotta style cheesecakes?  This is the perfect class for those students that love to bake, or who find desserts frustrating.  Our customers loved our cheesecakes when our café was open and their light and fluffy texture was the key to their success.  This class will go over the Ricotta Cheesecake recipes developed by the Fat Tuscan chef and each student will be making an individual cheesecake to take home.   The chef will prepare a cheesecake in class and teach students to make a cake as well.  (A chilled Cheesecake made in advance will also be eaten by students at the end of class to show desired texture and outcome)  (*Individual baking will be done at home.  *Students need to bring an 8” inch spring form pan, all other ingredients & supplies will be provided by Fat Tuscan however.) (*Hands on type class - $40.00/per person, includes all ingredients to prepare an individual cheesecake as well as take home recipes for each student. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.)  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  Please see our other classes available. 

 

COOKING IN TUSCANY - EUROPEAN COOKING CLASS & TOUR

2019 Tour - WEEK of   - SEPTEMBER 29TH TO OCTOBER 6TH

- 8 students max. (4 Couples)

   **THE EUROPE COOKING CLASS TOUR IS NOW FULL - Please look for 2020 Tour dates and pricing to be posted in Early 2020.

This amazing Cooking Class will be a wonderful week long stay in the heart of Tuscany Italy staying in the middle of the olive groves and countryside.  Each couple will be located at a small Bnb which once was an old grain mill and with Cooking Classes taking place each night at the home of an traditional Italian family.  The Cooking Class Vacation includes 8 night stay in a Bnb, transportation, breakfast & cooking class dinner, 7 nights of cooking class instruction, 6 days of excursions to small little medieval towns amongst the hills of Tuscany and a full time chef and interpreter during your week stay.  The classes and your accommodations will take place in a small village about one hour from Florence Italy near Arezzo. 

**This is an small class size of 4 couples (8 student’s total) to continue our consistant service for small intimate Classes.   Pricing based on per couple -  All Inclusive: Cooking Classes, Week Stay at Bnb, Breakfast & Dinner, Transportation & Tour guide. (*Does not include airfare.)  For more information please email us at:  fattuscancafe @ gmail . com  This Tour is Now FULL.

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NOVEMBER 2019 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH – FALL SOUPS,  Butternut Squash & Assorted Pumpkin Squashes -  6pm to 8pm  – 20 Students Max.

This class will be a night of making soups from scratch, using fresh ingredients and building flavors as we create warm hearty soups & bisques. A total of three different soups will be prepared and eaten in class served with warm hearty Tuscan Bread.  (some chopping and peeling may be required for this class, but the majority of the class will be observation of instructor so note taking and sampling/eating all prepared dishes will be the main participation from students.  This class is perfect for the person who loves soups and wants and entire evening’s dinner dedicated to eating soups and learning about Fall Hard Squashes.  Recipes of dishes will be available to all students. Includes a dinner of several different types of soups served with toasted bread.  (*hands on class - $40.00/per person – includes all ingredients, supply’s, soups, and cooking Class instruction)

 

*SPECIAL WINE CLASS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH – WINE PAIRING AND CHEF DINNER  – 6 TO 9PM – 18 MAX. STUDENTS  - SPECIAL PRICING $65.00/PP   (*includes a 4 course dinner with up to 5/6 different wines tasted throughout.) *Proper ID required*
This Chef led Cooking Class is all about wines and wine pairings.  The Class will explore a multiple coursed dinner that is prepared by our house chef fresh and in front of the class with discussion throughout each course.  The chef will also feature the selected wines in each course as it is paired with the dishes for the evening.  This is a great date night or fun night out with friends eating great food and drinking even better wines.  Tastings, dinner and chef instruction prepared by Chef/Owner Michelle Gioviti-Reeves from the Fat Tuscan.  Each course will be selected to perfectly complement the wines that you will be presented. This class is for students who love wine and good food and for students wishing to learn more about wine.  Includes a full coursed dinner with wine pairing tastings (*Observation Type Class - $65.00/per person – includes dinner, class instruction and wine tastings.)

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH – PASTRIES, CREAM PUFFS & ÉCLAIRS CLASS – 2PM TO 4PM -  15 Students Max.

Join us at this evening class exploring all things Pastries!  Learn to pipe, make and fill delicate pastries baked in class.  Recipes will include vanilla pastry cream, chocolate Mousse, and Vanilla whipped cream as well as the recipe for creating Cream Puffs and Éclairs.  This will be a hands on class with some detailed work required such as piping and filling warm delicate pastries.  Each student will go home with an assorted mix of pastries so a container is recommended for the finished pastries to be taken home. Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class and chocolate may be used.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, tools, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *This class may not be suitable for Children due to the delicate nature of the pastries involved.   

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH – PASTRIES, CREAM PUFFS & ÉCLAIRS CLASS – 6PM TO 8PM -  15 Students Max.  **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

Join us at this evening class exploring all things Pastries!  Learn to pipe, make and fill delicate pastries baked in class.  Recipes will include vanilla pastry cream, chocolate Mousse, and Vanilla whipped cream as well as the recipe for creating Cream Puffs and Éclairs.  This will be a hands on class with some detailed work required such as piping and filling warm delicate pastries.  Each student will go home with an assorted mix of pastries so a container is recommended for the finished pastries to be taken home. Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class and chocolate may be used.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, tools, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *This class may not be suitable for Children due to the delicate nature of the pastries involved. *This class is now sold out, please see the earlier class time if you are interested to attend or our class on Dec. 4th

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH – IRON CHEF COUPLES COOKING CHALLENGE – APPETIZERS & WINE – 6PM TO 8:30PM - 20 Students Max.

SPECIAL PRICING $65.00/PP  

This class is all about fun and cooking together.  In this hands-on cooking class challenge, couples will cook and prepare an appetizer paired with a wine to present to the class for consumption.  Voting for the best appetizer and presentation will take place at the end of class.  Winners receive a prize of their choice bottle of wine from the evening.  This class will also explore multiple types of wines paired with each appetizer.  There will be 5 groups of 4 students with different recipes and ingredients to prepare at separate table stations.  The Chef instructor will provide assistance and guidance but all cooking will be done by student contestants.  Each appetizer will be shared with the entire class and consumed with each different wine sampled.   This is a great date night or fun night out with your valentine.   Tastings, recipes, ingredients and chef instruction is provided from the Fat Tuscan.  Each appetizer will be selected to perfectly complement the wine tasted and then prepared by the students with chef instruction.  (*includes 5 different appetizers paired with 5 different selections of white wine.) *Proper ID required* / $65.00/per person. Aprons recommended. *hands on type of class.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST – MAKING RAVIOLI PASTA  – 6PM TO 9PM – 20 Students Max. (VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY)  *This class is now sold out. 

Ravioli, Ravioli; fabulous Ravioli.  Enjoy an evening learning to form and make from scratch ravioli’s.  This cooking class will teach you how to make your own Ravioli’s as the main course for your evening dinner and then we will cook each student’s pasta for them to enjoy with a choice of fresh made sauces.  We will teach each student to make fresh pasta from eggs and flour and then roll out the fresh pasta dough to be used to stuff assorted cheeses and fillings into individual ravioli’s.  Aprons are recommended as each student will be working with his/her own dough and is a hands-on cooking class.  *Includes light beverages, cooking instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes class instruction, supplies, recipes and a ravioli dinner.) *may bring your own bottle of wine if desired. *Vegetarian Friendly.  *THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH – ALL ABOUT PIES  – 2PM TO  4:00PM  -  15 Students Max.  *THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT. 

Join us at this Sunday afternoon class before thanksgiving and learn to make PIES!  Each student will make two pie dough’s from scratch. One dough will be taken home to use at a later date and one pie dough will be used in class for the student to make one full pie to bake at home later.  This is a perfect class prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday or for learning to make pies for the upcoming holiday season around the corner.  Students will make butter pie dough from scratch and then fill it with an assortment of fillings to choose from such as Chocolate, lemon, Apple and Pumpkin.   (*Each student needs to bring one 8” or 9” inch GLASS PIE PANS.  The pies will be taken home to be baked at a later date.)  Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *Children are welcome.  *This class is now full.  

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th – MAKING LASAGNA COOKING CLASS – 6PM to 8PM – 15 Students Max.

Join us this Tuesday before Thanksgiving making Lasagna for your Holiday.  Students will make two different sauces from scratch, a marinara & a white Cream Sauce Bechamel.  These sauces will then be used to build the best gourmet lasagna ever – ‘it’s all about the ingredients!’  Students will learn tips on how to assemble their own lasagna for consumption later. Each student will go home with a Lasagna to cook at home that will feed up to 6. All stuffing ingredients will be provided for the students as well as vegetarian and meat options.  This is a perfect class to get ready for Thanksgiving as there is nothing better than having a homemade Lasagna ready to pop in the oven for all that Holiday Company.  *Please Bring a Glass/Ceramic 3 or 4 quart rectangular Lasagna Baking Dish **Aprons are recommended. (*Hands-On Class.  Class includes all supplies to create and make lasagna in class to take home for each student, class instruction, light snacks and take home recipes.  $40.00/per person.) *Vegetarian Friendly.

 

2ND SESSION FOR PIES

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH – ALL ABOUT PIES  – 5:30PM TO  7:30PM  -  15 Students Max.

Join us on the Wednesday evening before thanksgiving for a night of pies.  Each student will make two pie dough’s from scratch. One dough will be taken home to use at a later date and one pie dough will be used in class for the student to make one full pie to bake at home later.  This is a perfect class prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday or for learning to make pies for the upcoming holiday season around the corner.  Students will make butter pie dough from scratch and then fill it with an assortment of fillings to choose from such as Chocolate, lemon, Apple and Pumpkin.   (*Each student needs to bring a rolling pin & one 8” or 9” inch GLASS PIE PANS.  Please note the pies will be taken home to be baked at a later date.)  Aprons are recommended.  Hands-on Cooking class.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *Children are welcome. 

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DECEMBER 2019

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH – PASTRIES, CREAM PUFFS & ÉCLAIRS CLASS – 5PM TO 8PM -  15 STUDENTS MAX.

Join us at this evening class exploring all things Pastries!  Learn to pipe, make and fill delicate pastries baked in class.  Recipes will include vanilla pastry cream, chocolate Mousse, and Vanilla whipped cream as well as the recipe for creating Cream Puffs and Éclairs.  This will be a hands-on class with some detailed work required such as piping and filling warm delicate pastries.  Each student will go home with an assorted mix of pastries so a container is recommended for the finished pastries to be taken home. Aprons are recommended as this is a hands-on class and chocolate may be used.  (Hands on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, tools, class instruction and printed recipes.  Snacks will also be provided as well as some tastings during this class.) *This class may not be suitable for Children due to the delicate nature of the pastries involved.   

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH – Italian Holiday Breads – 1pm to 3pm – 25 Students Max.

In this cooking class day workshop students will be working with several types of yeast dough recipes to create and shape traditional Italian Holiday Breads.  Each student will be working with their own dough at individual stations.  An assortment of fillings and toppings will be available for students to choose from to put into their breads. Printed recipes will be given to each student and a discussion on techniques and instructions for the dough and forming the dough will be given.  This class is a hands-on class and each student will be handling and making their own dough’s, aprons are recommended.  Samples of desserts will be eaten in class and each student will be going home with an bread to bake at home.  *options to bake at class will be given but requires an additional 30/45 min. time frame to bake.  Please bring a sheet pan to rise your breads on and/or for baking.  **Kids welcome.  ($40.00/ Per Person includes all supplies, class instruction, light snacks, tastings and recipes to take home.)

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY DINNER

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH -  4 Course Holiday Dinner & Wine Chef Cooking Class  – 6pm to 9pm – 25 students max. sign up. $65 per person.

The Holiday spirit will be in the air at the Fat Tuscan in every recipe we make!  Come enjoy an evening of local gourmet food prepared fresh by our chef and even participate in an interactive cooking class.  We will be celebrating the holiday season and will teach you how to make your own Gnocchi for the Pasta course of the evening and then sit back and enjoy the rest of the dinner for a relaxing candle lit evening featuring the best local foods prepared fresh for you on the evening of the event.  One seating; 10 tables available.  Your table is yours for the evening perfect for a no-rush background at the Fat Tuscan to start off your holiday spirit.  We are all about our guests enjoying an intimate and relaxing evening of good food with good company to celebrate the holidays.  ($65.00/per person;  includes full 4 course dinner, recipes for the gnocchi making portion and a complimentary bottle of wine per table, per couple. * Sangria may be substituted for wine or Espresso at end of meal if no alcohol is desired. *No Substitutions, Proper ID Required. )

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22ND - ALL ABOUT TARTS  - 3PM TO 5PM  -  18 Students Max.

In this cooking class students will be learning to make a tart pie dough from scratch.  Each student will be working with their own dough to create a filled tart to take home and bake at a later date.  Various toppings and ingredients will be provided for students to choose from for the filled tart such as several types of fruit jams and compotes.  A discussion and example of how to do lattice work and design work for the top of the tarts will also be discussed.  Printed recipes will be given to each student and a discussion on techniques and instruction demonstration for making the dough from scratch will be given in class. This class is a hands-on class and each student will be handling and making their own dough’s.  It is recommended that each student have an apron. *A 9 inch or smaller removable bottom tart pan and a Cookie Sheet is required for this class.  ** Finished Tarts will be baked at home.  Samples of desserts will be eaten in class as the demonstration portion.   (Hands-on class - $40.00/per person, includes all groceries, supplies, tools, class instruction and printed recipes.) *Kids are welcome

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26TH – AN AFTERNOON OF PASTA MAKING – Making Ravioli’s & Marinara Sauce-  1PM  TO 3:30PM  -  15 Students Max.

Come join us for an afternoon of making pasta and sauce in this class.  Students will explore making fresh pasta from scratch using egg, flour and oil as well as learning to make fresh sauce to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta dough from scratch and then learn kneading and rolling techniques.  We will also show students how to form and stuff the pasta with an assortment of fillings.  During class the instructor will be making a Marinara Sauce as a demonstration for the class.  Students will be making fresh pasta to take home for dinner that evening or to freeze to eat at a later date.  An apron is encouraged for this class as each student will be working with flour and dough at their own stations. *a towel and cookie sheet is recommended to bring and/or your own Tupperware container to transport finished pasta and some sauce home.   ($40.00/per person includes all grocery supplies, tools/equipment & cooking class instruction as well as printed recipes including cooking instructions for the pasta.  This is a hands-on type of class.) *Kids Welcome

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH – A NIGHT OF CREPES   6PM TO 8:30PM - 20 MAX. STUDENTS.

*(this class has gluten free options).

Come enjoy an evening flipping and making crepes.  We will be learning all the savory and sweet recipes for using this delicate and delicious food as well as eating all the food we make.  Students will learn to make, form and flip crepes in this class with each student making and flipping their own crepes.  Assorted toppings, stuffing’s and condiments will be available to fill the crepes to make different types of crepes such as an appetizer crepe, an entrée crepe & an sweet dessert crepe.  This class consists of some observation as well as hands-on techniques to learn how to form, cook and flip crepes. Perfect for a family group or a group of friends to enjoy an evening of cooking. ($40.00/per person, includes class instructions, all ingredients and supplies plus a full toppings and fillings bar, snacks & refreshments.  This will be a hands-on type of class.) *Kids are welcome

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH  - Tiramisu & Cantuccui Cookies  -   11am to 1pm  - 15 Students Max.

Details about this class will be posted soon.  ($40.00/per person, includes class instructions, ingredients, tools and equipment as well as printed recipes.  This class will also include a fresh Tiramisu to be taken home and chilled, please bring a glass square/rectangular baking sheet that can be refrigerated.) 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29TH – Winter Preserves, Candies & Jams.  - 1pm to 3pm – 15 Students Max.  

In this class learn about Salt & Sugar preserving.  We will be reviewing methods and types of traditional preserving as well as making an assortment of Citrus Preserves such as Candied Orange peel, Country Lemons (Preserved Lemons), and assorted Citrus Fruit Jams.  All supplies, groceries and canning jars will be provided as part of the class, but if you have some backyard citrus trees please bring as these are the best types of citrus to preserve; (Local variety’s have the best flavor and are the freshest for flavor).  Light snacks will be served with refreshments during class.  ($40.00/per person, includes class instruction, refreshments and snacks, all supplies, groceries and recipes to take home.)

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SPRING & FALL TERM classes are posted at the beginning of each term (Spring - Jan. - June) (Fall - July - Dec.)

Here are A Few of the Classes to look for each year:

- Making Pasta Classes: Ravioli, Gnocchi, Rough Cut Pasta, Fettuccine and more.

- Pizza Making

- Soup Making Classes

- Brunch and Biscotti - Brunch and Crepes  -  Brunch and Tarts  -  Brunch and Biscuits, I love my Dog (bring your pooch)

- Cooking with herbs & Healthy Cooking Classes

- Wine Tastings

- Wine Paring and Chef Dinner, and Cooking with Wine

- Pastries, Pies & Cream Puff Classes

- St. Augustine Food Excursion classes

- Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Cooking Classes

- Group Wine Tastings & Appetizers

- Iron Chef Date night (couples cooking challenge)

- Beginning and Intermediate Breads Class

- Pie Making Class

- Holiday Breads & Cookies

 

You may also Call the Cafe or email us for more information for any of the posted classes above - 352-505-5648

Typically our classes are kept small to ensure an intimate experience for each of our students.  We provide beverages and bread with oil at most of our classes for our students to consume during class instruction.  Classes will close once the maximum number of students have signed up. *Gift Certificates good for one year from purchase date, afterwhich must be updated yearly before exp. date or they become voided/expired.

Gift Certificates can be applied to all classes above unless specified.

** COMING IN 2020 - - Tuscan Cooking Tour - New Dates to be announced in January. Please look back here or join our mailing list for updates by sending an email to fattuscancafe@ gmail.com with "Add Me" in the subject Line.