Joe Gatto

Joe Gatto

Education
Private Chef, Culinary Instructor and author
Experience
Written a book called Seriously From Scratch
Cuisine
Everything from scratch

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ABOUT THE CHEF
Simply put, Chef Joe Gatto believes in making everything from scratch. This is his art. Rather than using ingredients that are found in a box or pouch, he prefers to create each and every ingredient for a meal by hand, which not only enhances flavor, it also makes it a healthier option! He is not just interested in showing you how to create a meal, he wants you to understand and be able to create every aspect that goes into creating that meal! If you need bread, you do not buy the bread at the store, but rather make it by hand and bake it yourself! One of the best example his give is in regards to teaching a burger class. Not only will you grind and season your own meat, you will create and cook your own buns, slice your own fresh veggies and even make you own custom ketchup!  Joe Gatto is a chef with a true passion for cooking and sharing his knowledge, which is why he strives to make each and every class an entertaining and informative event for everyone involved!
 
ACTIVITIES
Private Events
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Learn to make pizza that rivals any pizzeria! Chef Joe Gatto will start off by guiding you through the process of making your own homemade extraordinary Pizza dough. Just when you ... morethink your mission nears its end, you will realize that things are just starting to happen. Out will come bowls with hot water, salt and ice, and you will move on to stretching your own Mozzarella cheese. With top-notch dough and freshly made cheese, there is only one thing left to build an ultimate pizza pie, the toppings! You will have a plethora of those to choose from to put together your own world-class pizzas and calzones.
Chef Gatto is passionate about creating all of his food from scratch. In this class, he will come to you to teach you how to create a delicious meal from the absolute ground up. This ... moremeans that you will be making your own bread, creating your own sauces, grinding your own meat, etc! He will show you how creating foods from scratch not only eliminates unhealthy preservatives, it also gives the food you are making a far deeper flavor and more delicious texture!
Team building
Learn to make your own pizza that rivals any pizzeria! Chef Joe Gatto will start off this pizza making team building by guiding you through the process of making your own homemade ... moreextraordinary Pizza dough. Just when you think your mission nears its end, you will realize that things are just starting to happen. Out will come bowls with hot water, salt and ice, and you will move on to stretching your own Mozzarella cheese. With top-notch dough and freshly made cheese, there is only one thing left to build an ultimate pizza pie, the toppings! You will have a plethora of those to choose from to put together your own world-class pizzas and calzones. 
Gather your friends for a fun-filled evening of learning New England cuisine! Chef Gatto will teach you everything you need to know about creating flavorful, classic Eastern American ... moredishes. Your group begins with creating classic mini lobster rolls. You will also learn how to make and bake the iconic brown bread, then pair it with corn on cob, Maine crabcakes, and baked stuffed haddock or scallops steamers. 

What is a delicious sandwich without sides? Chef Gatto will take the experience a step farther by showing your group how to make the most delicious homemade potato chips you will ever taste! And to finish the evening off, your group will come together in a grand finale by creating a delicious Boston cream pie accompanied by yummy blueberries for a healthy ending to your evening!
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Learn to make pizza that rivals any pizzeria! Chef Joe Gatto will start off by guiding you through the process of making your own homemade extraordinary Pizza dough. Just when you ... morethink your mission nears its end, you will realize that things are just starting to happen. Out will come bowls with hot water, salt and ice, and you will move on to stretching your own Mozzarella cheese. With top-notch dough and freshly made cheese, there is only one thing left to build an ultimate pizza pie, the toppings! You will have a plethora of those to choose from to put together your own world-class pizzas and calzones.

This event includes a craft cocktail add-on presentation and tasting.

Our cocktail tasting menu comes in 5 parts:

*Sparkling Elder Flower Cocktail
*Turbinado Old Fashioned
*1930's Havana, Cuba Daiquiri
*Prohibition Bees Knees with Lavender infused Acacia Honey
*Pear Brandy Cocktail infused with lemon, lime and orange zest
*House-made Ginger Beer
Grab your friends and book an evening to learn one of the most valuable and entertaining culinary skills around, creating fresh pasta! Once you have experienced freshly made pasta, ... morethe stuff from the box will never taste as appealing, and you can learn to create this delicious Italian staple at the instruction of an authentic Italian chef while creating a memorable evening with those closest to you! This class is somewhat unusual, as the majority of Boston cooking classes tend to shun traditional Italian cooking, so this is a real treat, as just about everyone loves pasta!

As a group, you will learn how to make two different kinds of pasta from scratch. These are tortellini and gnocchi, both of which are absolutely amazing in their flavor and consistency. As we all know, it is not just the pasta that makes the dish but the sauce as well, so the evening will culminate in the creation of a deliciously authentic ragout! Afterward, the best part awaits you, which is enjoying a well-deserved indulgence in some delicious food coupled with a perfectly paired glass of wine!
This culinary event is packed with action, entertainment and absolutely best Italian food possible. We are going to start by making fresh Italian salad in Parmesan crust baskets, stretch ... moreour own mozzarella cheese and make four types of pasta, with different fillings and sauces!

While the fresh salad and wonderful pasta dishes created here are certainly spectacular, the major draw of this class is learning how to make one of the most delicious Italian desserts in existence, Tiramisu! This beloved sweet treat consists of ladyfingers drenched in espresso. These ladyfingers are then layered with a sinfully delicious mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese! This is a dessert that many people think is too complicated to make at home, yet here you will learn how to re-create this dish that is sure to please the whole family!
Eating healthy can be delicious and fun! In this class, Chef Gatto strives to show groups that they can create dishes that are heart-healthy yet still absolutely delicious! Working ... morefrom the ground up,
teams join together to create a main course and a side dish completely from scratch that is both
satisfying and good for the body!

Groups begin with creating a salad made from the ancient grain farro. Farro has many health
benefits over other common starches such as rice and potatoes, and it is easy to work with and
absolutely delicious! Teams begin by cooking the farro in water until it is softened, after which it is
combined with fresh tomatoes and various herbs to create the perfect beginning to a healthy meal!
Instead of using pasta, the main course involves zucchini noodles which the groups will form as a
team. These zucchini noodles pack just as much flavor as their carbohydrate-heavy counterparts, and
supply a double dose of nutrition as well! Once the noodles are created, Chef Gatto will show everyone
how to create a flavorful avocado pesto accompanied with fresh sautéed shrimp for a dish that will
make you understand how delicious healthy eating can be!
Learn how to make street tacos you crave as you explore the best of Mexican street food with a twist from executive chef Joe Gatto. ... more

We start by making Vietnamese beef lettuce wraps. Then a chicken taco with homemade Pico de Gallo and we will also make corn tortillas. Finally, a fish taco with tangy coleslaw on flour tortillas, that you will learn to make from scratch.
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Learn to make your own pizza that rivals any pizzeria! Chef Joe Gatto will start off this pizza making team building by guiding you through the process of making your own homemade ... moreextraordinary Pizza dough. Just when you think your mission nears its end, you will realize that things are just starting to happen. Out will come bowls with hot water, salt and ice, and you will move on to stretching your own Mozzarella cheese. With top-notch dough and freshly made cheese, there is only one thing left to build an ultimate pizza pie, the toppings! You will have a plethora of those to choose from to put together your own world-class pizzas and calzones. 
The concept of creating delicious French cuisine may seem intimidating at first, particularly when all the ingredients are created from scratch! Chef Gatto makes it fun and easy by ... moreshowing your group how to have fun together while crafting some absolutely delicious traditional French dishes!

Your adventure will begin by crafting one of the most classic French dishes, in the form of a mushroom, spinach and cheese crepe. You will learn how to whisk together flour, eggs, milk, and water before cooking the crepe dough in a griddle until the bottom is perfectly golden brown before adding the savory fillings. The fun doesn’t stop here though! After perfecting the crepe, Chef Gatto will instruct your group on cooking beef bourguignon, an iconic French beef stew consisting of braised beef paired with burgundy wine, garlic and fresh vegetables, such as carrots and onions. As if this delicious fare was not enough, your group will also learn how to make a simple yet mouthwatering French bistro salad as an accompaniment to the rich dishes you have created together! Of course, the best part of this class is learning new cooking techniques together and finally sitting down for a decadent meal you have created as a team!
Gather your friends for a fun-filled evening of learning authentic Cuban cuisine! Chef Gatto will teach you everything you need to know about creating flavorful, classic Cuban dishes. ... moreYour group begins with creating one a classic Cubano pressed sandwich. You will learn how to make and bake the iconic Cuban bread, then pair it with ham, roasted pork before topping the whole creation with swiss cheese, mustard and a healthy helping of pickles. You will then learn the final twist on this delicious creation by grilling the entire concoction on a sandwich press with butter.

What is a delicious sandwich without sides? Chef Gatto will take the experience a step farther by showing your group how to make the most delicious homemade potato chips you will ever taste! And to finish the evening off, your group will come together in a grand finale by creating a classic Cuban dessert, arroz con leche. This is a Cuban take on rice pudding, created by boiling rice and milk together with cinnamon and other spices for a delicious ending to your evening!
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Inquiry/Team building - team of 3
I am looking for a class that can be done mid/late afternoon - possibly a 1pm start. Would you be available for something like this in late June? Also, where do you hold your classes?
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