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Sold Out – Homemade Focaccia and Wine Pairing

July 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

Menu: Sea Salt Focaccia – Perfect for Sandwiches; Sage & Parmesan Focaccia; Pesto and artichoke Focaccia

Join this fun and interactive cooking class and learn how to make focaccia bread from scratch. Focaccia is a flat Italian bread that can be flavored with different herbs, cheeses, and toppings. In this class, you will make three kinds of focaccia: sea salt focaccia, which is great for making sandwiches; sage and parmesan focaccia, which adds a touch of elegance to any meal; and pesto and artichoke focaccia, which is a delicious appetizer or snack. You will learn how to knead, shape, and bake your own focaccia bread and enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of the class along with a wine pairing.

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, July 1st
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: All Levels
Sliding Scale: $35 / $55 / $75

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