Cooking Class

Cooking classes are usually 2½ to 3 hours in length. We eat everything we make, so bring your appetite! You will receive recipes and instructions, and the cooking classes are hands-on.

You may register an upcoming class by clicking on the class in the list below and following the instructions to make an online payment. You may also contact us to reserve your spot over the phone with a credit card. Please give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your reservation. See our booking and payment policy (PDF) for complete details.

Private cooking classes are also available. Please contact Shelly to book a private cooking class in your home or workplace.

Private Cooking Classes

Host your private cooking event for any occasion. Cooking events can be held at the Culinary Studio or in your home. You can organize a cooking class, interactive cooking demonstration or intimate dinner party. Menu’s will be customized for you based on fresh seasonal ingredients. A really fun way to celebrate with family and friends.

Week Day Afternoon $400 for up to eight people
Week Day Evening $550 for up to eight people
Monday – Thursday
Weekend Afternoon $475 for up to eight people
Weekend Evening $600 for up to eight people
Friday – Sunday

$200 deposit will reserve your date. Larger parties can be accommodated for an additional price..Wine not included
No additional charge for in home events located in Arvada.

Pizza & Bocce

Looking for something unique and fun for your next social event? Host your personal pizza party.
Start the evening by sabering a bottle of bubbles and end the evening with a toast of Bella’s limoncello. Invite your friends and family, bring your favorite wine.  Learn to make Bella’s pizza dough and toppings. Select a salad & dessert to accompany your pizza. Gluten free crust available upon request.  We can accommodate more than 8 people at an additional cost.
$440 Weeknight Monday – Thursday up to 8 people
$520 Weekend Friday – Sunday up to 8 people

$200 deposit is required to reserve your date the balance can be paid the day of the event.

Gluten-Free Cooking

I’m working on new gluten free recipes all the time! These include gnocchi, pizza, baked goods, and more. In today’s world so many people suffer from gluten intolerance – it could be you, a family member, or a friend. I strive to make gluten-free taste and look good.

The Whole 30

In the Whole 30 Challenge you give up alcohol, dairy, grains, and sugar for 30 days. It’s a time to recharge your body and get rid of any inflammation. I took the Whole 30 Challenge in January and I made it my goal to make great healthy meals.

Baking Bread

We’ll make a variety of breads including French baguette, fugasse, focaccia, pizza dough, pretzel rolls, and hamburger buns. I love to make bread so I am always adding to my recipe collection.


I am constantly adding to my collection of pasta tools. I would have to say making pasta is one of my favorite things to do. I teach the basic pastas as well as Italian regional specialties.

Sauce Class

Sauces always add the special finishing touch to any dinner, whether a truffle cream, red wine demi glaze, port cherry, Marsala, or simple red sauce. A sauce can be paired with a protein to create a tasty dinner.


Name your meat: pork belly, veal, pork or lamb shank or short ribs. Winter is the best time of year to braise. Learn all the tips and techniques and sit down to a wonderful dinner.

Summer Grilling

The most common mistake with grilling is over-cooking. You will learn to grill meats and seafood to the perfect temperature so that they will not be dried out. Learn to make rubs, marinades, sauces, and salsas. Make everything on the grill so you can enjoy the outdoors.

Regional Italian

Whether you have been to Italy or you are just dying to go, you can pick any region (or I can help you choose) and we can create a menu together. I love teaching regional cooking classes and pairing wine with the courses.