This Presidents’ Day Weekend! Cook Your Way Through Argentina and Italy!

Spend President’s Day Weekend Making Empanadas and Homemade Pasta! 

Don your aprons this President’s Day! We’re are going on a culinary adventure to Argentina and Italy, dipping down into Argentina to whip up empanads with our chef friends and then hopping on the plan to spend a day in Italy to make artisanal pasta from scratch! Chef Tomás from Buenos Aires will divulge his mother’s secret empanadas recipe – as long as we promise not to tell! Next, we’ll meet up with Chef Anna and Carol of The Passionate Olive to learn their recipes from Southern Italy. You gotta get in on this- your taste buds are going to be screaming!

Classic Argentinian Empanadas!
Sunday, February 14th
3:00pm to 5:00

Chef Tomas is visiting us all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina to show us his mom’s secret empanada recipe! Shhhh! Don’t tell! It’ll be our secret (; He’ll be showing us the trick to making the perfect flaky crusts that his mom is famous for! Not to mention, the fillings …  

Drop Off & Pick Up: Venga Empanadas, 443 Valencia St, San Francisco

Empanadas To Go: $15

Lucky us! Family and friends can order our delicious creations to-go! Proceeds go to our scholarship fund! 


Travel to Tuscany with Homemade Pasta and an Olive Oil Tasting with the Experts!
Monday, February 15th
11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Anna and Carol of The Passionate Olive are visiting us from their Italian Villa Gioianna to show us a thing or two about pasta! They will show you everything you need to know to make your own rustic, Italian pastas -from scratch! Plus! Afterwards, we’ll brush the flour off from our hands and have some … olive oil cake! What?! Plus! Chef Carol will tell us what its like to be on TV, based on her experience from the recently aired episode of the PBS show I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.

Drop Off & Pick Up: Girls Inc, 510 16th St Oakland, Ca

To-Go: $15
Lucky us! Family and friends can order our delicious creations to-go! Proceeds go to or scholarship fund!

President’s Day Weekend Series
February 13th, 14th, and 15th
7-12 year-olds

$40 – Classic Argentinian Empanadas with Chef Tomas*
$40 – Rustic Tuscan Pasta and Olive Oil Tasting with Chef Anna and Chef Carol*

Sign Up For Both and Get Priority Registration!

Don’t Forget Your Chef’s Kits!

Just like a real chef, each kiddo brings their own equipment so that they can get comfortable with the materials they have right at home!
Tote bag for chef’s kit
Chef’s Knife (with cover!)
Paring Knife (with cover!)
Medium cutting board
2 rags
Close-toed shoes
Water bottle (for staying hydrated during the class!)