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Gelato Workshop

June 1 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, June 1st
 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $60 / $80 / $100

About the class

Become a gelato artisan! Craft luscious pistachio gelato & crispy pizzelle waffles with renowned pastry chef Maria. Learn authentic Italian techniques & enjoy your creations in a fun workshop.

Dive into the world of Italian gelato with our exclusive workshop designed for dessert lovers and culinary enthusiasts. This immersive experience will teach you the art of crafting smooth, rich pistachio gelato and the traditional pizzelle cone, a perfect pairing for any gelato flavor.

Course Highlights:

  • Pistachio Gelato: Learn the secrets to making creamy pistachio gelato from scratch, using authentic ingredients for a true Italian taste.
  • Pizzelle Cone: Get hands-on experience in baking and shaping pizzelle cones, the classic Italian waffle cookies that make the perfect vessel for your gelato.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Instructor / Chef

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil,” a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and V. Sattui Winery. She also teaches classes in-person and online at culinary centers in the SF Bay Area and at Milk Street in Boston, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

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