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Cooking Classes

Ideal for date nights, anniversaries, or a solo night out

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!
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Cooking Class & Dinner
 (5)
$
100
/ Person
Craving the rich foods of a traditional French Bistro but can’t make the trip across the pond? Chef Joe Maglio, the former Saucier Chef at Las Vegas’ Palace Court, takes you on a fun-filled ... morejourney of the menu of a classic French Bistro without ever leaving downtown Boston. 

You’ll start your Selfup cooking experience with the traditional Escargot de Bourguignonne - snails sauteed with a homemade compound butter so that the tender, clean flavor of the snails weaves into the savory bite of garlic butter, the tang of perfectly selected white wine, and the gentle snap of shallots. To elevate it further, you’ll work your sinfully rich snails into a puff pastry, complete with a richly complex gorgonzola cream sauce. 

Your next course - the Filet au Poivre - is certain to spoil your taste buds with a spicy demi glace made from the filet drippings, Brandy, and green peppercorns. A prime cut of meat expertly paired with a sauce so delicious you’re sure to be sopping it up with a baguette makes an impeccable main course. 

The only dish that could follow a meal like this is the classic Bananas Foster. You’ll learn how to recreate this flambeed tableside classic in your own kitchen as you caramelize bananas until their natural sugars crystalize, and then are served warm over vanilla ice cream. 

This cooking class is a perfect romantic night out for couples, or fun adventure for friends or coworkers. After your au revoir, you’ll be able to recreate these French Bistro classics in your own kitchen.
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Cooking Class & Dinner
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!
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Cooking Class & Lunch
$
50
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$
200
/ Gift Card
As holiday shopping season approaches, it’s good to remember that experiences beat out material items every time. Selfup has got you covered with gift cards to fun-filled cooking nights ... morethat are sure to be the perfect present for anyone in your life, whether they are a college student, a newly married couple, an amateur home cook, or someone kitchen-averse!

Selfup offers highly-rated cooking class accessible to all skill levels. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, it’s a deliciously enjoyable night out as well as a BYOB cooking and dining experience. Selfup gift cards will give your friend, family member, significant other, or coworker a plethora of class options to choose from, depending on what they love to eat. All classes are taught by professional chefs and include a multi-course dinner.

This holiday season, give a Selfup gift card available in amounts of $50, $100, or $200 to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a one-of-a-kind experience.

These cards are valid 1 year from the date of purchase.
E-Cards Delivered Same Day
Create your own Valentine’s Day chocolates—to surprise your special Valentine or to spend a fun evening together. Why settle for store-bought candy when you can make your own delicious ... moreconfections with French Valrhona chocolate. No special skills required…just a love of good chocolate.
labelText|13 Feb at 7PM
Valentine's Day Class
 (20)
$
100
/ Person
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
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Team Building

the best way for your team to connect and be inspired

 (9)
$
85
/ Person
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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Team Building Activity
The Cocktails Mixology Class Team Building event has been a favorite corporate team activity for many companies including Ernst and Young, Brown Brothers Harriman, Microsoft, Bain ... moreCapital, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Deloitte, Vista Print, Booking.com, Amazon, Intel, and Google.

The environment and overall experience are exceptional. The bar ambiance is welcoming, music is upbeat, and guests are behind the bar shaking margaritas, stirring martinis and learning craft cocktail techniques. There are lots of laughs as guests order drinks from one another and compete in cocktail trivia. Guests are greeted with sparkling cocktails and enjoy additional cocktail tastings throughout the event. 

The event includes a gourmet cheese platter and charcuterie board. Additional catering options are available upon request.

Samples of Tastings*

Sparkling Cocktail - Elderflower Liqueur
Old Fashioned - House-made Turbinado Syrup, Luxardo Cherry
1930's Havana, Cuba Daiquiri - House-made Orange Bitters
Prohibition-style Bees Knees - Lavender-infused Acacia Honey
Pear Brandy Fix - House-made Pear Syrup, Egg White
House-made Coffee Liqueur - Organic Cuban Coffee, Cacao Nips
House-made Ginger Beer - (non-alcoholic)

*Samples may vary.
*Full Cocktails are not served. Cocktail tastings are provided in conjunction with an educational class.
Must be 21 years old or older. All guests must present ID upon arrival.
Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least 3 days prior to class
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Team Building Activity
Looking for a great way for your team to connect and spend quality time together? The Asian Dumpling Party is an excellent option for bringing people together, as you will learn to ... morecreate to cook your own dumplings in a fun, informal setting!

Chef Chen seeks to impart her passion for dumpling cooking upon each and every one of the class participants. She honors her family’s heritage and her own personal memories by carefully yet informally instructing students in the art of dumpling making. Here you will learn everything you need to know about dumpling making, from constructing the skin to creating the fillings to learning the five traditional folding and crimping techniques!

In this class we will have:

Chinese Tapas (may include a selection of skewers, wontons, bao and dessert dumplings)

Imported Chinese Tea

Scallion Pancakes

Savory Dumplings (Choose two: Signature Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian, Seafood)
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Cooking Parties

in your home or our venue

If you’re looking for the perfect group activity—for family, friends, wedding parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special celebrations—this is it! Relax and have fun as you ... moreenjoy tasting and making chocolates. Beth Kirsch, Boston’s Chocolate Connoisseur, will take you on a chocolate journey around the world as you compare the surprisingly diverse flavors of craft chocolates made from cacao beans grown in many different countries.

Then you’ll roll up your sleeves and make some chocolates! There’s no cooking involved…just a good time making and decorating chocolate disks known as mendiants. These French chocolates are traditionally topped with nuts and dried fruit, but here's your chance to be creative (or not!) as you choose from a variety of toppings. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for chocolate along with a box of your creations to share with family and friends.
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Cooking Party & Dinner
$
113
/ Person
Take your cooking chops to the next level with The Refined Cook Culinary Series — cooking class social events where you learn to prepare healthy, gourmet dinners and meet cool folks ... morein the process.

Wife and husband team, Marlene and Jeff, are passionate cooks and dinner hosts extraordinaire. They will show you how to prepare a sophisticated and fun dinner for a small group (you) and let you in on practical tips, shortcuts and plating techniques to elevate everyday meals into extraordinary ones. You can participate as little or as much as you want—think of it as a cooking class where you get to party, or a party where you’ll learn how to cook! Marlene will show you how to recreate the authentic flavors from her childhood and from traveling extensively throughout Asia. Classes are often inspired by cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, and China. Asian cuisine is largely gluten-free and one of the tastiest and healthiest cuisines in the world.

Thai Organic Chicken and Shrimp Lemongrass Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai), Chinese Five-Spice Pan-fried All Natural Pork tenderloin Medallions, Sautéed Shanghai petite bok choy, Steamed Organic brown rice, Pandan and Coconut Jelly (Gluten Free) 

Event details:

Price covers tuition and materials (you will receive a copy of recipes)
Class size 6-8 participants

Our ingredients are minimally, if at all, processed, and are usually organic or natural
Must be 21 yrs. and older
Held in a private home in a semi-professional kitchen with first-rate equipment (e.g., 6-burner Wolf range)
Instruction style is a combination of demonstration and hands-on
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Cooking Party & Dinner
The celebrity Pitmaster himself comes to you with a single mission: teaching you how to master the art of barbecue like a World BBQ Champion! It’s considered common knowledge that ... morethe star of any barbeque is the meat, and here, you will learn everything you need to know for making the ultimate barbecue feast.

In this class, award-winning Chef Andy Husbands will guide you through the fundamentals for creating marinades, rubs and seasoning, as well as how to perfect your grilling game to get that rich, sought-after smoky flavor! Of course, you will also get the insider’s look into preparing Husbands’ signature barbeque sauce, along with classic BBQ sides, including cornbread and mac & cheese to complete the feast!
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