Italian Cooking Classes in Seattle

Become an Italian chef this summer with the help of one of the best Italian restaurants in Seattle!

Il Fornaio Seattle is offering cooking classes designed to teach students how to make authentic Italian dishes.

Many already began this exciting journey on May 5th when they attended Chef Franz Junga’s fun hands-on class.

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Inside in the restaurant’s kitchen, Franz showed his students how to create a variety of authentic Italian pizzas and calzones from scratch.

Equipped with aprons, roller pins, and the freshest seasonal ingredients, students learned step-by-step how to prepare the dough and the sauce and how to pair toppings for that perfect pizza.

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Chef Franz shared the key secret ingredient to a mouthwatering pizza: Il Fornaio’s wood-burning oven.

Students got to play the Bakerman as they baked their pizzas and got to savor the fruit of their labors at the end.

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Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in Chef Franz’s next cooking class in Seattle.

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd at 9:00am to learn how to make an assortment of delicious Italian bread.

The class comes with a breakfast of freshly baked pastries, seasonal fruit, fresh-squeezed juice and coffee; $35 per person or $50 with the Il Fornaio Pasta Book.

Kids 16 and under are half price ($17.50/$25).

Please call the restaurant to make your reservations: 206-264­-0994

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  1. I attended the initial session in May and have got to admit that it was a wonderful experience. I want to thank Chef Franz from the core of my heart as it was his unique style and talent which taught me a lot. I am not a good cook at all and have no experience of Italian dishes. I love Chinese food as well but cannot cook it. The chef gave us a lot of tips during the class on how to ensure that our food is delicious. He possesses exemplary knowledge about food, ingredients and the balance which has to be maintained while preparing dishes. The most important think he taught me was that one cannot be afraid to experiment. I am not scared of falling once in a while trying something new. I recommend his class to everyone who can make it there. Thanks Chef.