Add a twist to a dinner party
Give your staff a creative break
Build a team with hands-on fun
From the humble ingredients of flour and water and the tools you were born with, you can create one of the most profound and gratifying meals: a steaming bowl of pasta.
Team Pasta makes cooking a joy for work teams, families or friends. Few things bring more satisfaction than a sense of accomplishment and a full belly.
A take-home skill, you can share this gift with friends and family for many meals to come.
Are you ready to roll?
How It Works
Most homemade pasta is egg-based such as papardelle, tagliatelle and ravioli. Less common are the multitude of pasta shapes that can be made using only semolina (hard wheat) flour and water. These humble, rustic pastas that hail from southern Italy have a satisfying tooth and are fun to make…and eat! No fancy tools or expensive ingredients needed.
Each participant will make enough pasta for roughly 2 people.
Participants can take their pasta home, or cook it after the class to enjoy a meal. Make your own sauce and sides, or let Team Pasta take care of it.
Classes take place in your home, office or event space.
›› 1 1/2- to 2-hour class: instruction, supplies and tools for 6 people minimum. Total: $375 ($40/additional person)
›› Locally milled Bob’s Red Mill flour
›› Learn 3–4 different rustic pasta shapes
›› Sauce recipes to complement the pastas
›› Light seasonal snack and a bottle Prosecco while you work
›› Add on: A sauce and salad to enjoy with your handmade pasta. (Add $65)
WHAT YOU NEED
›› A large table or counter space (a combination works well, too) to accommodate six 18 x 21 wooden boards (Accommodations can be made if space is an issue.).
›› Access to water
›› Access to kitchen for cooking the pasta if you want to make a meal of it
›› Apron, if desired
Chief Pasta Wrangler
Hi, I’m Jane Pellicciotto, flour and water slinger. I believe most people want to feel confident, creative and generous. What better way to express those qualities than through food? I know how good I feel when I roll up my sleeves up, dig in and create. So it’s a joy to witness others doing the same. I know I’m doing something right when a participant tells they taught their friends how to make pasta after my class.
Team Pasta allows me share my love of cooking without the travails of being a chef in a hot, loud kitchen. Elsewhere, I’m a communication designer and jewelry designer/maker in Portland, Oregon. If you attend craft or art festivals, you might find me there selling my jewelry.
I used to serve on the board of Slow Food Portland, and was lucky enough to attend a biannual food extravaganza in Italy as a delegate. I learned these pasta shapes in southern Italy, wrote for the Portland Farmers Market blog and newsletter, and even cooked at the market once upon a time. Enjoy this story about my Italian grandma in the Smithsonian Magazine Food & Think blog. Say hello any time.
“Thank you for such a wonderful time. Who knew you could make such amazing pasta shapes from flour and water? My favorite, the sombreros. I am sure we’ll be getting in touch with you for another class soon.”
“I was surprised how easy and fun it was to make great pasta. I thought you were going to bring big, heavy, hand-cranked equipment. Not at all, just a couple bits of kitchenware and we were making cool pasta. Jane is a lot of fun. I had a great time and would like her to come back and do it again.”
“To start, the lesson was educational along with getting to know how simple pasta can be to make. What impressed me was that Jane let the group’s creativity come out, along with her ease with the different age groups. It was delightful!”