Kids in the Kitchen – Around the World

This camp is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 years old.

MONDAY, August 8th THROUGH FRIDAY, August 12th
Class runs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Everyday

In this 5-day hands-on cooking series, Chef Drew Flanders will inspire your child to experience foods from around the globe. We will discuss, cook and taste famous foods from around the world, while learning a bit about geography, and exploring the different ingredients and flavor profiles.  Each day, we will create delicious recipes from the “Region of the Day” as our skilled culinary team assists, as you practice knife skills and become more familiar with everyday kitchen equipment. Pack your food passport and experience a different destination every day!

Monday – Middle East
Chicken Kabobs, Hummus with Grilled Flatbread and Veggies

Tuesday – Italy
Handmade Pasta with fresh Tomato Sauce and a Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Wednesday – Vietnam
Pork (or Tofu) Banh Mi, Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp

Thursday – Mexico
Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas, Grilled Corn Salad

Friday – Argentina
Grilled Steak with Chimichurri, Grilled Veggies and Potatoes

  • All classes are taught by a Culinary Professional, with 2 adult assistants.
  • No prior experience required, just an interest to learn.
  • Please tie long hair back, wear closed toed shoes and a mask.
  • We are following current King County Covid protocols.

In Love with Lemons

If you love lemons, this hands-on class is for you! Chef Iole Aguero Limonciello will teach you how to use a squirt and the zest of lemon to brighten savory dishes and to give an unmistakable edge to desserts. You will learn the versatility and the simplicity of this showcased citrus in an incredible 3-Course meal:

  • Crostini with Cannellini Beans and Lemon
  • Fresh, Handmade Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Chives
  • Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, Castelvetrano Olives, and Lemon
  • Lemon Tart

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Ravioli with a Lemon Herbed Ricotta Filling in a Light Tomato Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce

(a staff favorite…even if you’re not a mushroom lover this dish wows the crowd)

The Italian Kitchen – Summer Pasta Dinner

This classic Italian dinner menu is the perfect meal to serve any day for a special family dinner. In this class, restaurant secrets will be revealed so that pulling off the sophisticated sauces and finishing techniques can easily be duplicated at home. Chef Barbara Sowatsky will teach you to make, roll and cut pasta dough into beautiful fresh pappardelle pasta. You will learn to pull together a sophisticated pan reduction with ease, elegance and little cleanup.

In this hands on class you will make

  • Fresh, hand-cut Pappardelle Pasta
  •  Saffron Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula steamed in a Lemon and Garlic White Wine Reduction

Enjoyed with:

  • Burrata Salad with Baby Greens, Prosciutto, Pomegranate Seeds and Balsamic Glaze with Grilled Bread
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berries

Teens at Whisk – Taste of Italy

Classes are designed for teens ages 13 and up!

Monday, July 25th TO Friday, July 29th

From 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, Everyday

Come spend the week immersed in Italian Cuisine with Chef Jennifer Berry.  Each day your teen will focus on one course of a traditional Italian Meal as they learn to make classic Italian food from various regions.  As you venture through the week you will practice knife skills, make pasta, pizza , sausage and several amazing sauces to top your creations.  In addition you will learn about yeast doughs the 3 step breading process, emulsification, grilling and finish the week with desserts.  Each day you will learn a little history, practice your skills and enjoy a delicious Italian meal.

Monday Day 1- Aperitivo & Antipasti
Fontina Fonduta (fondue) with assorted Crudité
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Fritto Misto with Calabrian Chili Aioli

Tuesday Day 2- Primi Part 1
Homemade Egg Pasta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
4 Cheese Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce

Wednesday Day 3- Primi Part 2
Pizza al Taglio (Roman) Pizza Dough
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Homemade Fennel Sausage

Thursday Day 4 – Secondi & Contorni
Chicken Parmesan
Perfect Marinara
Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Friday Day 5 – Dolce
Butterscotch Budino
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
Sea Salt Blondies

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs, and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.
  • We will follow current king country covid guidelines

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Naples born and raised Iole Aguero Limonciello you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Fresh Cut Spaghetti with a Fresh Lemon and Chives
  • Herbed Ricotta Ravioli with a Garlic Herb Butter

Teens at Whisk – Taste of Italy

Classes are designed for teens ages 13 and up!

MONDAY, June 27th TO FRIDAY, July 1st 

From 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, Everyday

Come spend the week immersed in Italian Cuisine with Chef Jennifer Berry.  Each day your teen will focus on one course of a traditional Italian Meal as they learn to make classic Italian food from various regions.  As you venture through the week you will practice knife skills, make pasta, pizza , sausage and several amazing sauces to top your creations.  In addition you will learn about yeast doughs the 3 step breading process, emulsification, grilling and finish the week with desserts.  Each day you will learn a little history, practice your skills and enjoy a delicious Italian meal. We will make:

Monday Day 1- Aperitivo & Antipasti
Fontina Fonduta (fondue) with assorted Crudité
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Fritto Misto with Calabrian Chili Aioli

Tuesday Day 2- Primi Part 1
Homemade Egg Pasta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
4 Cheese Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce

Wednesday Day 3- Primi Part 2
Pizza al Taglio (Roman) Pizza Dough
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Homemade Fennel Sausage

Thursday Day 4 – Secondi & Contorni
Chicken Parmesan
Perfect Marinara
Grilled Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Friday Day 5 – Dolce
Butterscotch Budino
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
Sea Salt Blondies

  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs, and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.
  • We will follow current King Country Covid Guidelines

Kids in the Kitchen – Cucina Italiana

This 5-day camp is designed for kids ages 8 to 12.

MONDAY, June 27th to FRIDAY, July 1st

From 10:00 AM Tt 12:00 PM, Everyday

In this week-long camp, Chef Iole Aguero Limonciello will inspire your child to experience both the culture and cuisine from all over Italy.  From fresh pasta with various sauces to calzones, pizza and desserts, she will immerse your child in the different ingredients and flavor profiles found in Italian kitchens everywhere.  Our skilled culinary team will assist each day as your child practices knife skills and becomes familiar with everyday kitchen equipment.

Monday: Filled Pasta
Cheese Tortellini with alfredo sauce
Ravioli with brown butter sauce

Tuesday: Pizza & Calzone
Pizza with a variety of topping
Calzones stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella

Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Spaghetti with beef & pork meatballs in marinara sauce with a simple salad

Thursday: Pasta Shapes Galore
Bow Tie with fresh tomato & basil
Fettuccine with pesto
Tagliolini, Pappardelle & Angel Hair coated with butter & cheese (Italian Mac ‘n Cheese)

Friday: Desserts
Crostata di Limone (Lemon Tart)
Polenta Plum Cake
No Bake Cheesecake


  • All classes are taught by a culinary professional with 2 adult assistants.
  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • We will follow current King County Guidelines regarding COVID.
  • Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.

PRIVATE EVENT

OVERLAKE ADMINISTRATION / PASTA WITH JEN ( 4 VEGGIE)

The Italian Seafood Feast

Whether it’s a casual get-together with friends or elegant dinner party, you will use your knowledge gained in our Elegant Italian Seafood Dinner class to impress your guests. In this hands-on class, Chef Iole Aguero will share her favorite seafood recipes just perfect for entertaining. Chef Iole will teach you what to look for when buying seafood, share her tips for easy preparations you can do at home with confidence, and show you her secrets to fresh artisan pasta. In this Elegant Italian Seafood Dinner class you will be

Greeted with Marinated Mussels, crusty bread and glass of wine

You will make:

  • Marinated Mussels, crusty bread
  • Fresh Handmade Fettuccine Pasta with Lobster, Prawns and Heirloom Sugar Plum Tomato Sauce
  • Served with a Lemon Tart for dessert