Cooking classes (in Italian & English)

About Cooking classes

Our objective is to properly educate students to the pleasures of the table and to good food. The instructor will share the concepts of simple, yet sophisticated Italian cuisine while teaching you how to prepare a gourmet meal. It’s a fun occasion to also learn and practice Italian, and learn about the origin and history behind some recipes. Our instructors, in fact, are not restaurant owners, mostly not famous chef, but ladies with a high educational degree, who learned their cuisine skills from their families, their traditions and their passion for this art.

Under the instructor’s supervision, students will carry out all the stages of preparing the meal, in order to become accustomed to the techniques and difficulties at hand.

In the comfort of a private home, having a good time, sipping wine, and enjoying together the prepared mealparticipants will learn and experience the culinary arts, transforming cooking into a fun activity, and a manner of self-expression.

The instructor will begin with fundamentals, starting with basic recipes and techniques. In reality, these first steps are the most difficult: it is easy to impress with an elaborate dish using many ingredients, however, a real culinary guru is able to use certain techniques to make a simple pasta with tomato sauce and basil or risotto unforgettable!  


Cost: $35 for 2 hr class (ICS members $30)

Saturday March 26th, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00pm –

Simo’s kitchen presents: 

Specialità dell’Emilia Romagna: Tagliatelle romagnole al ragù * Insalata di sedano e parmigiano * Ciambella romagnola 

Get ready for class: Ingredients for grocery shopping HERE


Cost: $85 for 3 hr class (ICS members $80)
The price includes the ingredients and the wines to pair the dishes that you will enjoy together after cooking.

Saturday April 9th, 2022 from 11:00am to 2:00pm – with Lina Nicolai. 

Menu di Pasqua

Antipasto: Salame e Pecorino (Italian pork salami & Pecorino cheese)

Primo: Risotto agli Asparagi (Arborio rice, Asparagus & Parmigiano)

Secondo: Costolette d’Agnello (Herbed Lamb chops & Golden potatoes)

more about Lina and the menu here…

Cooking classes at your home!

If you want to organize a cooking class at your house with your friends, just call us at (301) 215-7885, and we will be able to schedule it for you. You and the instructor will decide what to prepare, the instructor will do the shopping; you and your friends will enjoy a delicious Italian dinner and learn how to make it!

Cost varies according to the number of the class participants and additional dinner guests/preparation time.


Call us for details!
Office phone: 301-215-7885

Schedule 2022:

Day:  March 26th – Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (ET)

Location: On Zoom.

Day: April 9th – Time: 11:00 – 2:00 pm (ET)

Location: In a private house.

Minimum of 4 participants required per class.

“The Italian cooking class that my children and I attended on June 5th, 2015 was absolutely fantastic! Not only were the dishes excellent, Maura welcomed my daughter, son and me with so much warmth. She chatted with us as she showed us how to chop, stir and cook all the dishes. This was a surprise I gave my daughter for a Bridal Shower and she loved it. All three of us love to cook! Thank you once again Maura for all you did. “ 
Anita Singh