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.
This 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!
Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 1-Day Class Registration Form
3-Day Wine Country Culinary Getaway
Mugnaini’s Wood Fired Cooking School, Healdsburg CA
Gracious wine country hospitality and personal attention at its best!
Located on Andrea Mugnaini’s 30 acre Alexander Valley vineyard, this special cooking school is nestled among vines in a beautifully restored farm house. With four wood fired ovens, the property was designed specifically for you to feel comfortable and at home while learning to master the Art of Wood Fired Cooking. Sonoma County, one of the world’s richest food and wine areas, is abundant with vegetables, fruit, artisanal cheeses, seafood, meats and wines to ensure creative and versatile class menus. In addition, Mugnaini has its own garden on the property to add delicious seasonal freshness.
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. Includes an opening night dinner and 2 days of hands-on cooking classes with private transfer 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
$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 Mugnaini’s private transfer right from the lobby.
$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
The 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 will shuttle you to and from the cooking school. You may be coming to this class as a beginner but you will leave an expert!
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. Includes 3 nights lodging at Hotel Healdsburg, opening night dinner 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.
Or – Print out PDF form and mail in: 3-Day Culinary Get-Away Class Registration Form