Healdsburg

1-Day Demonstration Cooking Class

Class price: $145

The Art of Wood Fired Cooking: One day demonstration class

Andrea Mugnaini teaches this class beginning with the basics of starting a fire to creating a full meal cooked right in front of you. Watch an expert demonstrate the versatility of a wood burning oven and get to taste the results!

Are you considering buying a wood burning pizza oven? Do you have questions about the best place to install an oven? Confused by the claims of the variety of appliances all claiming to bake perfect pizza? This is the class for you; bring your questions and even your plans and we will dispel the myths and help bring clarity to your project.

healdsburgThis class will teach you:

  • How to properly fire an oven in three easy steps
  • How to manage an oven for different cooking environments
  • How to bake a pizza in 2 minutes
  • How to create a complete meal from your oven
  • Which oven accessories you need to cook at home
  • How to choose the best oven for your needs
  • How to plan for and install a wood burning oven
  • How to choose between a masonry or factory assembled model
  • How to care and maintain your oven

Come hungry as a full meal will be served from the pizza oven!

Registration

Sign-up online for 1-Day Demonstration Classes in Healdsburg, CA

Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 1-Day Class Registration Form

1-Day Hands-On Cooking Class

Class price: $385

Our 1-Day Hands-On Cooking Class gives you the chance to put on an apron, roll up your sleeves and work alongside Andrea Mugnaini to practice firing, managing and cooking in a Mugnaini wood fired oven. Experience is a great teacher, and with six ovens inside and outside at the Mugnaini Wood Fired Cooking School you will have plenty of opportunity to get comfortable using a wood fired oven and developing your cooking techniques. Over the course of the five-hour class you will cook (and consume!) a menu of dishes that demonstrate the versatility of a Mugnaini wood fired oven.

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In this class you learn by doing, including how to:

  • Properly fire an oven an oven in three easy steps
  • Manage the fire to control and adjust the oven temperature
  • Perform different cooking techniques in the wood fired environment such as roasting, grilling, braising, and sautéing
  • Create a variety of dishes that you can prepare at home
  • Cook an entire meal from appetizer to dessert

And, get answers to all of your wood fired oven questions.

You may wish to take this class in conjunction with the 1-Day Demonstration Class or independently.

Registration

Sign up for 1-Day Hand-On Cooking Classes in Healdsburg, CA

Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 1-Day Class Registration Form

3-Day Wine Country Culinary Getaway

healdsburg cooking schoolMugnaini’s Wood Fired Cooking School, Healdsburg CA – Master the Art of Wood Fired cooking in luxurious surroundings while sampling the finest food and wine the region has to offer.

The Mugnaini Cooking School is designed to help you gain confidence through hands on experience in wood fired oven management and cooking techniques.

From the moment you arrive at the Mugnaini Wood Fired Cooking School, located on Andrea Mugnaini’s Alexander Valley vineyard, you are immersed in a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Entering through the gates of the majestic property, you are greeted at the door of the cooking school with champagne and a warm welcome from Andrea and her canine co-hosts, Elle and Gemma. The beautifully appointed cooking school is housed in a renovated farm house that sits adjacent to acres of wine grapes. Outfitted with the highest quality cooking tools, you are equipped with everything you need to develop your wood fired oven knowledge and confidence.

An expansive patio and outdoor cooking area surrounded by herb beds, vegetable gardens, flowers and fruit trees showcases a variety of Mugnaini ovens. Over the course of your 3-day culinary journey, you’ll work side by side with Andrea to prepare and sample an extraordinary assortment of dishes made from the highest quality meats, seafood, produce and artisanal ingredients.

The Art of Wood Fired Cooking: 3-Day Cooking Class

Our three day classes are the ultimate wood fired cooking / wine country experience. Students learn oven management, roasting fish, meats and vegetables, baking pizza and bread, grilling and desserts. The Culinary Getaway includes an opening night dinner prepared by Andrea Mugnaini and two days of hands-on cooking classes with private transportation to and from Healdsburg’s town square.

“The value of your Mugnaini oven lies in its versatility. Our objective is to teach you to use your oven to its full potential and create entertaining menus from appetizers to desserts.” —Andrea Mugnaini

3-Day Cooking Class Pricing & Accommodations

healdbsburg cooking school$1950/person double occupancy at Hotel Healdsburg
$2350/person single occupancy at Hotel Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg is Sonoma County’s premier wine country lodging located on Healdsburg’s historic Town Plaza. You will enjoy three nights of luxury accommodations with and transportation to and from the hotel lobby in Mugnaini private vehicles.

$1250/person no lodging
For those wishing to book their own accommodations; we offer a no lodging option. Please contact our office for details.

For any questions regarding class registration or hotel accommodations please direct your inquiries to Cindee Sorensen. She may be reached in our office at (888) 887-7206.

3-Day Cooking Class Itinerary

healdsburg cooking schoolThe Art of Wood-fired Cooking: 3-Day Culinary Getaway

Your wine country get-away begins in Healdsburg California, deep in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Hotel Healdsburg is conveniently located right on the town square. You can leave all your cares behind as our drivers transport you to and from the cooking school. You may be coming to this class as a beginner but you will leave an expert!

This is our most comprehensive and enjoyable cooking class program. Students learn oven management, roasting fish, meats, vegetables, pizza, bread baking, grilling and desserts. The value of your Mugnaini oven lies in its versatility. Our objective is to teach you to use it to its full potential and create entertaining menus from appetizers to desserts. Your stay includes 3 nights lodging at Hotel Healdsburg, an opening night dinner prepared by Andrea Mugnaini, and 2 days of hands-on cooking classes.

Day one – Check-in 3 PM

Meet Mugnaini drivers in Hotel Lobby at 5:30 for transport to school for opening night dinner.

Opening night starts as you are welcomed by Andrea Mugnaini and staff and introduced to the beautiful setting of your cooking school. The evening includes cocktails and appetizers as you get to know all the guests in your class group. A multi-course wood-fired dinner follows in the Mugnaini dining room.

Day two – meet Mugnaini drivers in hotel lobby at 9:30 AM for transport to school
(will return between 3-4 PM)

Each day‘s class is a hands-on experience and includes a full menu to ensure that all guests receive the experience needed to become proficient with various styles of cooking in their oven. (You have the choice however to do as much or as little as you wish. It is a casual, unstructured environment and you are welcome at any time to take a break, sit outside, sip wine and visit with new friends!). The curriculum for this first morning covers oven fundamentals so whether come to class a beginner or have years of experience with your oven, everyone starts with a solid foundation. A hands-on pizza lesson is conducted followed by a roasting lesson with recipes for fish, meats and vegetables. Fresh loaf breads are baked as well as dessert. Guests dine together throughout the day to enjoy all items cooked along with a selection of Sonoma County wines.

Day three – meet Mugnaini drivers in hotel lobby at 9:30 for transport to school
(will return between 3-4 PM)

A greater number of recipes are executed on this day since the oven basics and pizza lesson have been completed the day before. We start immediately to fire all ovens and begin with the recipe prep. Recipes are selected to teach the various cooking techniques for roasting, braising, sauté, grilling and baking; all within a timeline for entertaining. Food items include seafood, a variety of meats and vegetables, breads and fruit to create full multi-course meals.

Registration

Sign-up online for 3-Day Wine Country Culinary Getaway in Healdsburg, CA

Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 3-Day Culinary Get-Away Class Registration Form

New for 2014: Tuscany in Healdsburg!

Healdsburg_Slide_10 Our fall 2014 “Tuscany in Healdsburg” cooking classes will provide an opportunity to enjoy the Sonoma Wine Country at peak harvest season in September and October, and give you hands-on experience managing a wood fired oven and making delicious meals in a luxurious setting. These classes include all of the activities and amenities of our 3-Day Culinary Getaways infused with Italian flair and flavor. We will focus on classic Tuscan-inspired menus using the abundant food and wines from the local Sonoma  County region.

 Registration

Sign-up online for 3-Day “Tuscany in Italy” Culinary Getaway in Healdsburg, CA

Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 3-Day Culinary Get-Away Class Registration Form

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