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2017 Cooking Class Schedule 

Cooking Classes are $40 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. 



Saturday, May 20th  - All About Pickling and Spices Cooking Class  - 11 to 2pm.  15 Students Max.

In this class students will be provided with all materials and ingredients to pickle their own vegetables.  A discussion on the process of pickling and the different types of ways to preserve fresh vegetables and fruits in your kitchen will be discussed.  Some pre-prepared pickled condiments and vegetables will be available in class for tasting.  This will be a hands on class in which dicing, slicing and pickling will be done by each student.  ($40.00/per person, includes all materials as well as take home containers as well as some light snacks and beverages).

Thursday, MAY 25th – A night of Pasta Cooking Class.  6pm to 8pm. 20 Students Max. 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 fresh sauces to pair with the pasta. Students will be making their own pasta from scratch and then 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 and toasted herb Tuscan bread. ($40.00/per person includes dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes) THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Saturday, May 27th  - Bread Making Workshop  - 11am to 3pm.  15 Student Max.

This workshop focuses on Bread Making and the class will work with other yeast breads as well as sour dough’s to discuss the art of making bread from scratch.  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.  ($40.00/per person and includes class instruction, all ingredients, take home breads to bake at a later date and some light refreshments.) *Children ages 8 and up may attend with a parent.



Saturday JUNE 3RD – Brunch & Biscotti Cooking Class   -  11am to 2pm – 20 students Max. THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

Come enjoy Brunch served in our courtyard AND learn to make Biscotti, (a classic Italian Cookie).  Starting at 11am brunch buffet with everything from scones, biscuits and to eggs to mini cucumber sandwiches will be served along with assorted hot tea, cold tea’s & Mimosa’s/Sangria.  Beginning at 12:30 a class on making Homemade Biscotti will begin. This will be a hands-on class in which each student will learn to make biscotti dough from scratch. The instructor will prepare a biscotti batch from start to finish in class for consumption by students. *Each student will be going home with a completed ready-to-bake dough for eating at a later date, so please bring a Container to transport your raw dough.  $40/Per person - includes brunch, all supplies and cooking class instruction. - 11am to 3pm (20 student max.) THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL


Enjoy a Friday 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.  We will then cook each individuals ravioli’s for their dinner consumption; several sauce options will be available.  This class is a hands-on class, so aprons are recommended.  *Includes light beverages, cooking class instruction and printed recipes.  ($40.00/per person, includes ravioli dinner, cooking class instruction and printed recipes) THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH – A NIGHT OF CREPES – 6PM TO 8:30PM  - 15 STUDENTS MAX. *(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 as well as an appetizer crepe, entrée crepe and sweet dessert crepe will be recipes featured for the night.  The class consists of some observation and some hands-on to learn technique. ($40.00/per person, includes a full 3 course dinner with options for stuffing, ingredients and cooking class instruction.  Printed recipes will also be available.)


Saturday, June 10th – COOKING AT THE BEACH CHEF DINNER COOKING CLASS – 15 STUDENT MAX.  - 5pm to 8pm   -  $65.00 per person, includes full dinner courses and cooking class instruction. **Travel to the destination required.

Students are invited to an evening cooking in the salty breezes of our East Coast along St. Augustine Beach.  From the 2nd story veranda of the Villa Del Sole Beach House in old St. Augustine Crescent Beach our large tables will be set for a night of cooking good food, good company and good wine.  The Chef will work with the students to prepare Italian inspired dishes using the local flavors & seafood of the coastal area.  This multi-course dinner will be conducted in a relaxed environment for all to enjoy and consumed family style as the summer salt air plays a background to our evening on the veranda of the home with a view of the ocean.     $65.00/per person.  Address will be provided upon signup/registration.  Class will consist of 3 to 4 courses. 

(This class will be conducted at an Bed & Breakfast site in Crescent Beach along A1A (if interested in overnight stay please email us separately for special package nightly rates and details: fattuscancafe  @ GMAIL.COM).  - Dinner will be set up and served outside along the 2nd story veranda of the home -  Students are encouraged to bring a favorite bottle of wine to the class, to share or enjoy – Some wine will be provided. - This class is meant to teach how to travel, explore and cook with the local cuisine of destinations and as an enjoyable evening cooking together in a group setting. We encourage students to make a day of it and arrive early to enjoy a day spent strolling in Downtown St. Augustine, the oldest and most picturesque city in America before class begins. 



- 20 Student max. - $65.00/per person

Come celebrate the opening of summer with us at this special Cooking class on wine tasting and learning to make yummy appetizers to pair.  Allyson from Opici Winery will be here opening up her summer suggestions of wines from Crisp whites to rose’s to some refreshing reds perfect for the hot weather coming up.  This class will also have a hands-on portion cooking instruction in which 4 groups of students each will make and present an appetizer for the class to share with each wine tasted.  Recipes and Chef Instruction will be conducted one-on-one with each group throughout the class and a full description of each wine and flavors will be given during class.  (This class includes all supplies, groceries, wines, chef instruction and a full tasting to make up a dinner for each student.  $65.00/per person)


In this chef lead cooking demonstration students will watch and engage with the cooking experience as the chef prepares some favorite Roman dishes from her recent trip to Europe.  Some of the recipes made in class will be Rice Stuffed Herb Tomatoes, Risotto Bianco and Pizza Bianco.  This will be a three course dinner served and prepared in front of the class by the chef.  ($40.00 per person, includes a full meal, class instruction and a discussion of the recipes prepared.  Note taking is encouraged.  This is mainly an observation type class)


***** Summer 2017 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.

“We are not just teaching, but nourishing minds inside and out”


- - 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 now.  Email us at for details and sign up sheets. 

$300  - Week - For all Day One Week Cooking Camp

KIDS COOKING CAMP - June 19th through June 23rd   - 1st Week Cooking Camp  THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL**THE JUNE CAMP IS NOW FULL

KIDS COOKING CAMP  - July 10th through July 14th  -  2nd Week Cooking Camp  **THE JULY CAMP IS NOW FULL.


**1/2 DAY KIDS COOKING CAMP - July 31st to August 4th (3rd session) 1pm to 5pm  - - Monday through Friday - - Half Day, 1pm to 5:00pm - - Only 10 student Max. - - includes all food materials - -  Snacks & take home foods provided -

Reservations being accepted now.  Email us at for details and sign up sheets. 

$250  - Week - 1/2 Day, One Week Cooking Camp (Plus $50.00 supply fee)

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**Special Class – Wine Tasting & Dinner Cooking Class $65.00/per person

Friday, JULY 21st  - Wine Tasting & Cooking Class – Appetizers and White Wines -  6:30pm to 9pm.  20 Max. Students.

This class is all about wine, fun, cooking and samplings.  In this hands-on Class students will explore multiple types of white wines paired with an appetizer that each student prepared with a group during the duration of the class.  There will be 4 groups of 4/5 students with different recipes and ingredients to prepare at separate table stations.  The Chef instructor will also prepare the first appetizer of our Classic House made Bruschetta for all the students upon arriving.  Each appetizer will be shared with the entire class and consumed with each different wine sampled.  The wines will be provided by Opici Winery and our favorite fun representative from Opici will be on hand to address and describe each wine for the class.  This is a great date night or fun night out with friends to socialize while eating fresh, great food and drinking even better wines.  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.


In this limited student class we will explore Italian Pastries.  Learn to pipe, make and fill delicate pastries baked in class.  Recipes will include vanilla pastry cream, vanilla whipped cream, sweet ricotta and Cream puffs and Éclairs.  This will be a hands on class in which students will pipe and fill pastries as well as learn to make the dough’s associated with each pastry.  Students are encouraged to bring an apron as well as a container for the finished pastry’s to take home.   ($40.00/per person, includes all ingredients, tools, recipes and class instruction.  Students will go home with an assorted mix of pastries)


*August through December Classes will be announced at a later date.* 

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 dipping 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 can be applied to all classes above unless specified.

** FYI - Local Sustainable Farm Tours & Cooking Class Excursion may be announced throughout the year as they are set up.  Please look back here or join our mailing list for updates by sending an email to fattuscancafe@ with "Add Me" in the subject Line.  These excursions will use buses for traveling to and from farms’ as part of the package.