Menu: Crostini with baked Ricotta and Honey Roasted Walnuts Ricotta homemade Gnocchi with fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce Roman Ricotta Cake Learn how to make fresh homemade ricotta from scratch with Italian chef Maria Capdevielle. You will learn the basics of cheese making while crafting this deliciously versatile Italian staple. Chef Bio: 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). Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and a stint at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce from Alice Waters. She also consults for small restaurants and wineries and helps them develop their dessert menu and train their teams. http://www. What to wear/bring to class: For your safety, close-toed shoes are mandatory and high heels are not allowed in the kitchen. If you have shoulder-length hair or longer, please wear it back and away from your face; we have plenty of hair ties in the kitchen for you to use and keep. Feel free to bring a favorite apron or a knife you want to practice with, but know that we will supply all the tools you need at class. Class format: Start your class with a lecture from the chefs about the theme’s tips & tricks. After this introduction, you will break up into teams of three or four people, and start cooking a recipe. Each team/station will make a different recipe, so the class as a whole prepares the menu in its entirety. You are encouraged to rotate from one station to another, but you won’t be able to make every dish. We will start the class with a prepared snack, and eat together what we have cooked at the end of the class. You are welcome to eat as much as you’d like in class, but unfortunately, Kitchen on Fire’s zoning permit does not allow students to take food home. Wine and other Alcoholic Beverages: We wholeheartedly invite class participants (who are 21 and older) to bring any beverages they would like to enjoy during their stay at Kitchen on Fire for personal consumption. We cannot sell or distribute alcohol and we uphold ABC regulations. No minor can drink and we cannot have intoxicated students attending a class. Our friends at Vintage Berkeley wine shop on Vine Street will extend a 10% discount on any bottles you purchase for your class at Kitchen on Fire - just bring in this letter. Allergies: Please take a look at the class menu. If you think you might be allergic to anything on the menu please get in touch and we can double check the ingredient list (). Happy Cooking!