Gnocchi Primer - In Person

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here. Proof of full vaccination is required at the door. Masks are recommended.

It's not that the accomplished Italian cooks in your life do not want to reveal their secret gnocchi recipe, it's just that they don't have one. Potato gnocchi success lies in the senses, not the pages of a book. Our resident Italian instructor, Viola, will start with a few tips on shopping and prepping and then lead you through the sensorial engagement needed to turn out the pillowiest, fluffiest, potatoiest gnocchi every time.

Can't make this date? We're repeating the same class on Tues, Jan 10 from 6-9:30 pm.



Gnocchi al pomodoro—Gnocchi with tomato sauce

Gnocchi con gorgonzola e noci al profumo di limone—Lemon scented gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnuts

Gnocchi con crema di zucca e scalogno e pancetta croccante—Gnocchi with winter squash and scallion cream with crispy pancetta


This menu contains the following common allergens: Tree Nuts, Dairy, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 



Viola Buitoni, chef instructor and food writer, was born in Rome and raised in Perugia, Italy. With stories and knowledge from six generations, her dishes cross the best of California agriculture with the finest Italian food imports. After moving to the US to attend NYU, Viola started Buitoni & Garretti, a catering kitchen and Italian fine foods shop in New York City. She later moved to San Francisco where she began lecturing and teaching Italian food tradition workshops at the SF Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Consulate. She teaches Italian cooking at 18 Reasons, The Civic Kitchen, and Milk Street year-round, and at the Puglia Culinary Center in the summer. In October of 2021, she will lead an immersive fall foraging workshop in Le Marche. She is a regular contributor to La Cucina Italiana US. She lives in the Mission District with her husband, son and tiny dog.


Photo credit Viola Buitoni