Due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Center’s main concern lies with the health and safety of our program participants, volunteers, staff members and the community at large.
For this reason, we have cancelled the Italian Breads: Basics and Beyond class. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

MAR 14, 2020

Instructor: Chef Maria Capdevielle

Overcome yeast anxiety with this class on basic yeast bread.  Design your own bread and learn all the important techniques to make your own loaf at home.


  • Pane alle Olive – Olive Rustic Bread
  • Panmarino – Rosemary Bread
  • Pane al Formaggio – Cheese Bread

The deadline for enrolling in this class is Tue Mar 10. The class may be cancelled if we do not reach minimum enrollment by this time.

$90 members

All Levels
Ages 18+

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Maria Capdevielle

Maria Capdevielle


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.