Private virtual workshops are suitable for team-building events, morale events, family "get-togethers" for folks who live far apart, virtual birthday parties, club and youth organization classes, et cetera.
I have a 2-hour and a 4-hour version of these private workshops, all hosted on zoom or your preferred digital platform. I have a double camera setup that participants can toggle between, and participants are encouraged to turn on their cameras so I can help guide them along and set them up for maximum pasta success!
During the two hour workshop, we make two dough colors, one filling, and 1-2 pasta shapes, depending on your preferences. Participants do not need a pasta machine for this class, however if all participants have access to a pasta machine of any sort, it makes a wider variety of shapes possible, or should I say pastable! This lesson starts at $300 for 4 people, with each additional person adding $30.
During the 4 hour workshop, we make 5 dough colors plus filling in class and then turn the dough into several different types of pasta. Colors and shapes are customizable to your preferences, but generally include at least one filled pasta such as agnolotti, and two unfilled pastas, such as farfalle and garganelli. Ahead of time, we can discuss what you want to learn, and tailor the pasta shapes to your preferences. Egg yolk-filled raviolone, anolini, agnolotti, farfalle, pappardelle, garganelli and caramelle are all solid, popular choices. This workshop is priced at $500 for 4 people. Above 4, each additional person is $35.
Note on equipment- I can customize workshops to the tools participants have on hand. If people do not own a pasta machine, we can create hand-formed pasta shapes using little more than a rolling pin, knife or other common household objects. For more advanced classes, it is handy for participants to have both a pasta machine and a blender. Often when people do this for corporate or party events, they purchase pasta machines for all attendees, which start at around $35. Please ask me for recommendations if you decide to go this route.
Note on ingredients- Most of the ingredients we use during pasta class are easy to find in grocery stores. The dough colors we make can be customized to use things that are readily available for all participants. For classes that go beyond several colors, some ingredients may need to be ordered online. Below are the six most common dough colors and the ingredients I use to create them. Beyond the below list, 20+ additional colors are available. We can discuss this during class planning.
Orange- harissa or other roasted pepper spice paste such as Calabrian chili paste
Blue- butterfly pea flowers (inexpensive online)
Purple- blueberries & beets
Eggs & flour
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Linda is one of the world's great people. -Andrew Zimmern
Linda is as fun as her pasta! Her genuine spirit makes for an unforgettable lesson leaving both your tummy and heart full. You’ll laugh, learn, and love her home studio. My daughter and I felt like fast friends as the hours slipped by making colorful creations. Put on a pot of boiling water with Salty Seattle and experience pure pasta joy! -Laura Lee
As someone who attended a recent one, all I can tell people is GO TO THIS WORKSHOP! It is so amazing and I learned so much. -Julie Turner
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