SATURDAY 10:00AM-1:30PM
FEB 1, 2020

Instructor: Pastry Chef Maria Capdevielle

Valentine’s Day is a time for special treats and what could be better than something with a homemade touch.  Join expert Pastry Chef Maria Capdevielle and learn all the important techniques to create stunning and elegant desserts at home to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable experience!

Menu:

  • Molten Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Amaretto Truffles
  • Poached pears in porto with chocolate sauce
  • Decadent Chocolate Biscotti

$90
$81 members

All Levels
Ages 18+

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Maria Capdevielle

Maria Capdevielle

Instructor

Born to Italian immigrant parents in Venezuela, Maria Capdevielle was surrounded by the culinary world of her Central-Italian heritage, rooted in Abruzzo. As a child, she helped her mother, a caterer, make homemade pastas, sauces and rustic breads. She watched her father, a farmer in the mountains of Abruzzo, make charcuterie and salumi. Following a career in the tech industry in the Bay Area, she followed her culinary passion to the California Culinary Academy, becoming a professional Pastry Chef. She gained experience at The Rose Pistola in North Beach, The Waterfront in Embarcadero, Market Hall in Oakland, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, and The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant in Emeryville. Since 2005, she’s been teaching Italian cooking and baking. She’s the author of two cookbooks: a 2008 book about the pastries of Abruzzo (out of print) and most recently, The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil. Maria teaches culinary classes regularly at the Community Center.