Soft and pillowy, in recent years, gnocchi have been appearing on an increasing number of restaurant menus. If you have sampled them you may wish you could make them at home.


Gnocchi is a general word for a type of Italian pasta or dumpling. They have existed since Roman times and were introduced to countries of the European continent by Roman legions. That they have endured is a testament to their “deliciousness.”


While they are not difficult to make there are a few rules that will ensure you will be successful. You will learn the key ways to prepare delicious potato gnocchi and go home with a batch covered in a sauce that will delight your tastebuds.  Lorraine will demonstrate the 'fork method' but students will also take home their own gnocchi board.


Our classroom has 6 socially distant work stations for either single students or co-habitating couples.  Class fees are per person.  


Class is limited to 8 Students

Homemade Gnocchi: How to Make a Classic Italian Dish - Saturday May 22nd 11-1PM

  • Lorraine Johnson is a self-taught cook who has been teaching food preparation as an avocation to a wide variety of audiences for more than 30 years. She has been the owner-operator of two cooking “schools” and taught middle school children, adults, seniors, diabetics, and international visitors in a variety of settings. She has traveled throughout the world and has enjoyed learning to prepare local specialties in some of the countries she has visited.


    She sees food not only sustenance but as a window into history and culture. She is especially focused on developing skills rather than simply following recipes.

    She has spent most of her career as a director and/or development professional for non-profits but she derives great joy in teaching. Her favorite students are her two sons and grandsons.

  • All class fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to severe weather or instructor illness.

    A credit for a reschedule may be available at the discretion of the instructor and only up to 10 days before the scheduled date of the class.