With a few simple ingredients you can prepare a delicious family meal without all the time and hassle of a traditional boiled pasta with sauce.   In this class students will learn a fast and fun way to cook an amazing Pasta Carbonara and take home a dish for two.  One pot pasta recipes can be adapted to use whatever ingredients are at hand and students will learn how to make the most out of whatever is in the refrigerator, while at the same time dazzling their family and friends with their culinary ingenuity.


Our classroom has 6 socially distant work stations for singles or couples.  Masks are optional for vaccinated participants.  Our staff and instructors have all been vaccinated.


Class is limited to 12 Students. 

Class fees are per person.

One Pot Pastas: Make a Family Meal in 30 Minutes - Saturday 7/10 2-4PM

  • Kari Ray has lived in 24 houses, 7 states and 4 countries. Her husband retired from the military in 2014 and with their 3 daughters they moved to the Middle East. It was there that Kari's love for cooking found a foothold in ethnic cuisines. She has cooked alongside, learning from top chefs in France, Spain and India as well as in the humble homes of refugee women from around the world.  She has recently moved to Ithaca and is excited to share her passion for foreign foods with you.


    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.