Rudy Donalson

Experience
More than 15 years
Cuisine
Italian

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Cooking classes
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Learn to cook your favorite dumplings from scratch! Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite dumplings from scratch! Chef Rudy ... moreis a Cape Cod native who has over 15 years of chef experience running four restaurants in the North End. He’s mastered his skills in several ethnic cuisines - including dim sum! In this social environment, conveniently located in downtown Boston, you’ll learn how to make all your favorite dim sum treats using traditional Chinese ingredients and utensils. Dumpling varieties include: 

Dim Sum Style Dumplings filled with savory pork and tender veggies, either steamed or pan fried.

Pot Stickers stuffed with your choice of mushrooms and chicken, shrimp, or pork and pan-fried.

Jiaozi Dumplings, filled with chicken and vegetables. A specialty around Chinese New Year and considered very lucky!

It’s impossible to eat all of these dumplings you’ve handcrafted and not have a great time. With drinks, friends, and Chef Rudy, we guarantee your Selfup experience will have you smiling - and dim sum!
 (6)
Many people who are allergic or intolerant to gluten presume that they cannot enjoy authentic Italian food. This is simply not true, and this class will prove it! In this class, we ... morewill put that rumor to rest once and for all, as you will learn how to make pasta that is both delicious and gluten-free! This healthy cooking class begins with a salad made with fresh mozzarella and, of course, Italian wine before you move on to the main course, creating delicious gluten-free pasta dishes!
 (8)
A healthy cooking class that places emphasis on preparing tasty, satisfying vegetarian dishes. You will be so impressed with the flavors produced here that you will never miss the ... moremeat! Some of the delicious dishes created here include manicotti, tubular shaped pasta which encapsulates a savory filling of cheeses and herbs and pasta arrabbiata, a famous vegetarian dish known for its spicy and flavorful sauce!
 (66)
Everyone loves to eat Italian food, but learning how to cook it from scratch is just as much fun! Who better to teach you and your friends the ins and outs of pasta than Chef Rudy ... moreDonalson, who has over 15 years of restaurant experience in the North End, Boston’s Italian district. In this fun-filled Selfup cooking class, located in the heart of downtown Boston, you’ll make a multicourse meal with Chef Rudy featuring Italian favorites like

Traditional Italian salad, served in a crispy, salty Parmesan cheese basket

Hand-shaped bulbs of fresh, chewy mozzarella cheese, stretched to perfection

Homemade pasta - including favorites like ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine - all with delicious fillings and sauces so everyone is sure to make something they’ll love

A delectable tiramisu (the real star of the show!) you’ll create as you layer delicate ladyfinger cookies, soaked in dark espresso, with a sweet and creamy mascarpone cheese mixture. 

The classic Italian dessert will end an unforgettable night filled with laughter, smiles, and good food. You’ll leave full to bursting with great memories and the skills to make tiramisu at home whenever you’d like - use your new powers wisely!
 (23)
In this class, our chef will instruct you on the timeless art of constructing fresh and delicious pasta! The majority of Boston cooking classes tend to not focus upon authentic Italian ... morefare, so this is a real treat, as just about everyone loves pasta!

You will learn how to make different kinds of pasta here, such as tortellini and gnocchi. Tortellini has a very distinctive ring shape and is typically stuffed with all sorts of delicious fillings from various cheeses to different kinds of meats. Gnocchi is a small kind of dumpling that is generally thick in texture and flavored with various herbs. 

Menu for this class:

Italian Salad in Parmesan Crust Baskets

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 

4 Kinds of Pasta

Tiramisu
Private Events
Everyone loves to eat Italian food, but learning how to cook it from scratch is just as much fun! Who better to teach you and your friends the ins and outs of pasta than Chef Rudy ... moreDonalson, who has over 15 years of restaurant experience in the North End, Boston’s Italian district. In this fun-filled Selfup cooking class, located in the heart of downtown Boston, you’ll make a multicourse meal with Chef Rudy featuring Italian favorites like

Traditional Italian salad, served in a crispy, salty Parmesan cheese basket

Hand-shaped bulbs of fresh, chewy mozzarella cheese, stretched to perfection

Homemade pasta - including favorites like ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine - all with delicious fillings and sauces so everyone is sure to make something they’ll love

A delectable tiramisu (the real star of the show!) you’ll create as you layer delicate ladyfinger cookies, soaked in dark espresso, with a sweet and creamy mascarpone cheese mixture. 

The classic Italian dessert will end an unforgettable night filled with laughter, smiles, and good food. You’ll leave full to bursting with great memories and the skills to make tiramisu at home whenever you’d like - use your new powers wisely!
Learn to cook your favorite dumplings from scratch! Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite dumplings from scratch! Chef Rudy ... moreis a Cape Cod native who has over 15 years of chef experience running four restaurants in the North End. He’s mastered his skills in several ethnic cuisines - including dim sum! In this social environment, conveniently located in downtown Boston, you’ll learn how to make all your favorite dim sum treats using traditional Chinese ingredients and utensils. Dumpling varieties include: 

Dim Sum Style Dumplings filled with savory pork and tender veggies, either steamed or pan fried.

Pot Stickers stuffed with your choice of mushrooms and chicken, shrimp, or pork and pan-fried.

Jiaozi Dumplings, filled with chicken and vegetables. A specialty around Chinese New Year and considered very lucky!

It’s impossible to eat all of these dumplings you’ve handcrafted and not have a great time. With drinks, friends, and Chef Rudy, we guarantee your Selfup experience will have you smiling - and dim sum!
Team building
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Learn to cook your favorite dumplings from scratch! Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite dumplings from scratch! Chef Rudy ... moreis a Cape Cod native who has over 15 years of chef experience running four restaurants in the North End. He’s mastered his skills in several ethnic cuisines - including dim sum! In this social environment, conveniently located in downtown Boston, you’ll learn how to make all your favorite dim sum treats using traditional Chinese ingredients and utensils. Dumpling varieties include: 

Dim Sum Style Dumplings filled with savory pork and tender veggies, either steamed or pan fried.

Pot Stickers stuffed with your choice of mushrooms and chicken, shrimp, or pork and pan-fried.

Jiaozi Dumplings, filled with chicken and vegetables. A specialty around Chinese New Year and considered very lucky!

It’s impossible to eat all of these dumplings you’ve handcrafted and not have a great time. With drinks, friends, and Chef Rudy, we guarantee your Selfup experience will have you smiling - and dim sum!
 (41)
Everyone loves to eat Italian food, but learning how to cook it from scratch is just as much fun! Who better to teach you and your friends the ins and outs of pasta than Chef Rudy ... moreDonalson, who has over 15 years of restaurant experience in the North End, Boston’s Italian district. In this fun-filled Selfup cooking class, located in the heart of downtown Boston, you’ll make a multicourse meal with Chef Rudy featuring Italian favorites like

Traditional Italian salad, served in a crispy, salty Parmesan cheese basket

Hand-shaped bulbs of fresh, chewy mozzarella cheese, stretched to perfection

Homemade pasta - including favorites like ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine - all with delicious fillings and sauces so everyone is sure to make something they’ll love

A delectable tiramisu (the real star of the show!) you’ll create as you layer delicate ladyfinger cookies, soaked in a dark espresso, with a sweet and creamy mascarpone cheese mixture. 

The classic Italian dessert will end an unforgettable night filled with laughter, smiles, and good food. You’ll leave full to bursting with great memories and the skills to make tiramisu at home whenever you’d like - use your new powers wisely!
 (11)
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!
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