These classic Italian cookies are a favorite of everyone around the winter months! Start your baking early with our cooking classes that will help you master the techniques of almond paste, pistachio paste and ricotta cookies. You will learn how to mix the dough using the variety of ingredients and form into the specific shapes. After the dough is complete then the fun starts, taste testing!
Vince's cooking classes provide you with the opportunity to learn about Italian cuisine from our talented staff. Discover how to make pasta, delicious sauces, selected Italian dishes and more. Our classes will help you discover how food is the true heart of Italy.
Classes include demonstrations as well as hands-on learning. All classes will be a practical application of what the staff member teaches. For our meal classes you will be able to enjoy the featured dish that you prepared along with a complimentary dessert. For the other classes you will leave with your finished product and instructions on how to complete the meal at home. Either way you will also receive printed recipes to take home with you in addition to a 10% discount on any merchandise purchased in the store on the day of the class! Please arrive 15 minutes before, the class begins at a set time. If planning on shopping, please arrive early to do so because the store may be closed after class.
Cooking classes are available for private groups and we can create a special menu just for you. For children age’s 12yrs. to 17yrs. Vince’s Gourmet Imports requires an adult to accompany and participate with them. From our classroom to your table, attend these classes and your guests will be wondering when you traveled abroad.
- Arrive 15 minutes before class, we begin promptly at set time.
- Class size is limited to 12 people.
- Reservations for a group or individual are held with payment. We can take a credit card over the phone or customers may come into the store to pay with cash or check.
- To book a private group (maximum 12 people) contact Sam or Amanda at Vince’s Gourmet Imports. Private class prices begin at $35 per person.
- You must be 21 or older to attend the wine pairing classes.
- Cancellations must be made prior to the close of business 2 week before the class to avoid a cancellation fee.
- Customers may bring their own beverages to class. Water is provided.
- Classes last up to 2 hours maximum.
- Children 12yrs. – 17yrs. must be accompanied by a participating adult.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
No refund or exchanges will be given on classes that are cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to a class. Vince’s Gourmet Imports will not refund for no‐shows (if a guest books a class reservation and does not show). To cancel a registration booked through the website you will need to log back into the site to request a cancelation. If you have any questions, please call.
Any class reservation change must be made 2 weeks prior to the posted beginning of the class; otherwise it is considered a cancellation (see policy above). Vince’s Gourmet Imports will try to accommodate all date change requests without surcharge or penalty to the guest, but if the requested class is already sold out, waiting list status will be offered.
“Act of God” Cancellations: Vince’s Gourmet Imports will recognize any “Act of God” cancellations, like a snow storm (6” of snow or greater) forecasted within 12 hours, icy roads, fire, etc. In the event of such an occurrence, Vince’s Gourmet Imports will not refund the guest registration but the guest will receive full credit without penalty for a future class. Note: An “Act of God” is an event that directly and exclusively results from the occurrence of natural causes that could not have been prevented by the exercise of foresight or caution; an inevitable accident.
Vince’s Gourmet Imports reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to attract sufficient enrollment, or due to operational issues before, but not later than seventy-two hours prior to the posted date. We will contact you by email or phone and issue a full refund or you may request to be transferred to another class of your choice (depending on availability and value).