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Hands On Pasta Lunch!

Friday, February 16

Calling all pasta lovers! Join Chef Laura for a hands-on lunch cooking class where you’ll learn the secrets of crafting the perfect fettuccini with shrimp in a tantalizing white wine garlic sauce. But the fun doesn’t stop there – our menu also includes a delightful winter salad featuring roasted kabocha squash, burstingly fresh pomegranate seeds, crisp sliced apples, creamy goat cheese, all tossed in a heavenly maple vinaigrette. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into a culinary adventure that will have your taste buds dancing.

Participation: Hands On!


  • Fettuccini with Sprimp in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
  • Winter Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, Sliced Apples, Goat Cheese with a Maple Vinaigrette

Chef: Laura

Coffee and Tea are complimentary.  Wine, beer, soda, and San Pelligrino can be purchased at the wine bar.

10% off all regularly priced merchandise during the event.

Laura Claude
Date and time
Friday, February 16
11:00am -
The Joyful Gourmet
542 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make your reservation, we do encourage you to attempt to find someone that would enjoy attending. We can only issue a credit for you to attend a future event (6 month expiration). Within 72 hours we are not able to offer a credit as we’ve already incurred food and help costs.

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Laura Claude

Chef Laura has a diverse background in cultural and culinary arts. Born in an Italian and Korean family, she has a degree in accounting. However, early on in her corporate career, she realized her passion for gastronomy which led her to graduate from Kendall College with a culinary art degree. She worked for various establishments including the Primehouse in River North, and was one of the opening team members of the first Virgin Hotel. Her love language is food and she passionately shares her abundance of culinary mastery with her students. Thanks to her diverse background, her depth in food culture knowledge is limitless. She has a dedicated group of followers who do not miss any opportunity to take her exciting and adventurous classes here at The Joyful Gourmet. When she is not teaching, you will find her in her garden or enjoying time with her children.

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