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Great Italian Desserts

August 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Join Italian pastry expert Maria Capdevielle and learn how to make delicious traditional Italian desserts. In this class, Maria will teach you useful pastry techniques along with the cultural and historic origins of these sweet gems. You’ll learn how to make classic Italian desserts such as hazelnut biscotti and tiramisu.

Maria will start by introducing you to the basic ingredients and techniques used in Italian pastry making. She’ll then guide you through the process of making each dessert step-by-step, sharing tips and tricks along the way. You’ll learn how to make perfect biscotti dough, how to create a silky smooth tiramisu filling, and more.

By the end of this class, you’ll have a solid understanding of Italian pastry making and be able to recreate these delicious desserts at home. Sign up now and discover the secrets of Italian pastry making!

Menu: Hazelnut Biscotti, Tiramisu

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Chef / Instructor

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.

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.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

Date: Saturday, August 12th
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Total Sessions: 1
Instructor: Chef Maria Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning – Intermediate
Sliding Scale: $35 / $55 / $75
Financial aid available

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