In-Person Cooking Class

Breads of the World: Focaccia

Thu | Mar 09, 2023 | 6–10P PT

Teacher Maria Capdevielle

Join master Italian baker Maria Capdevielle to learn the fundamentals of making these beloved flatbreads. Starting with her master focaccia dough recipe, Maria will share her tips for turning out excellent focaccia every time.
Maria will show you how to customize your breads using a variety of seasonal ingredients. Sea Salt Focaccia is great on its own and for building epic sandwiches; Sage & Parmesan Focaccia, Maria’s favorite from San Francisco’s famed Rose Pistola restaurant, is a pillowy dream; warm and oozy Cheese-Stuffed Focaccia speaks for itself and herbaceous Pesto and Artichoke Focaccia is another classic for your baking repertoire.
You and your classmates will gather at the table at the end of class to enjoy a focaccia feast, accompanied by Italian cheeses and charcuterie, and a crisp winter salad. A selection of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.

$175 Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Menu | Recipes*

Sea Salt Focaccia

Sage and Parmigiano Focaccia

Cheese-Stuffed Focaccia

Pesto and Artichoke Focaccia

* Subject to change

About the teacher

Maria Capdevielle

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is a culinary instructor, cookbook author, and pastry chef from Abruzzo, Italy.
Maria says: "I always wanted to be a chef." Born to Italian immigrant parents in Venezuela, she was surrounded by the culinary world of her central Italian heritage and started cooking as a child, helping with her mother’s catering business and accompanying her father on trips to countryside farms in search of the best quality products. After a career as a computer engineer, she graduated from the California Culinary Academy with an internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. She has cooked, baked and consulted for venerable establishments throughout the Bay Area, including at V. Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, and The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant.
Maria teaches classes in the SF Bay Area and nationally, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help develop their dessert menu and train their teams.
She is the author of The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil and My Sweet Abruzzo.
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