Utica Classics July 20, 2023 6:15 p.m.
- Utica Greens
- Tomato Pie
- Chicken Riggies
- Half Moon Cookies
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We had so much fun at the couples comfort food class last night. My husband and I can’t wait to re-create some of the amazing recipes at home. The food was delicious and so easy! Thank you!
My husband and I just went to our first cooking class with Gio last night. It was informative and a really fun time. I loved learning why we needed certain steps instead of just being told the steps. And the food was delicious! Looking forward to attending another class.
Wonderful. Food was fantastic. Can’t wait to cook what we learned!
I just attended the pasta basics class. Loved it! I learned, got hands on practice and ate some great food!
Hello, Chef; I want to write and express my sincere THANKS for a marvelous event that you provided for our company’s staff, last Friday, 9/1/17. My staff has done nothing but RAVE about every aspect of the event. They loved the set up of your studio, the comfort in the room, the way in which… Read more “A BIG THANK YOU!”
I attended the CDWBA event last night at the studio. Not only was the food delicious and no doubt healthy but I learned a ton of information. Gio is a great teacher and I would definitely take another class soon.
Loved it! Had a great time, Chef Gio was awesome, answered many questions about cooking & baking. The food was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to go back for another class.
Did my first cooking class tonight. Couples class for osso buco. So informative, so much fun and the food was delicious! I will definitely go back.
Had a fantastic time taking a Ramen class tonight. Learned lots of great techniques while having a fun time meeting others. Chef Gio was professional and clearly led the group in learning all the steps to achieve the perfect bowl of Ramen, right down to the garnishes. Ended with a very yummy meal that we… Read more “FUN AND INFORMATIVE”
Fabulous class – Cooking with Wine – actually got me to not only eat but enjoy tomatoes!
Chef Gio is an excellent teacher and an accomplished chef. He holds the attention of the class with his knowledge about cooking and food. We enjoyed the Cooking for Amatrice class and learned a lot; we look forward to taking more classes.
Had an amazing time with my mom, sister and some family friends. We learned a lot about Italian cooking. Very informative with participation. I’m looking forward to going again !
My husband and I had such a fun evening at the couples comfort food cooking class. Learned lots of great tips, new techniques and fun recipes and the food was delicious. We will definitely look at other classes. Thanks Chef Gio!
I want to thank Chef Gio for a wonderful, first time, cooking class experience! I have always wanted to try a cooking class, but when I heard it was a fund raiser for the town of Amatrice that was hit by the earthquake I could not say NO! Chef Gio taught us how to make… Read more “Cooking for Amatrice”
What a great class, loved the fact it was a small class but very educational the Gelato was awesome! looking forward to our next class
My daughter and I had a great evening at Gio. His knowledge and education about some of the science behind cooking and food was enlightening, and the Greek dishes we prepared were just fantastic. I’m looking forward to trying to recreate them at home!
Attended the Couples Italian Bistro Class with my daughter, daughter-in-law and her mom. We all LOVED it and cannot wait to go to another class – have already made the pasta at home, easy and wonderful. Thank you Chief Gio!
Yesterday was my second class with Chef Gio! Dinner in Rome was a spectacular learning experience for my sister and I. We learned things our Italian mom and Nona did but we just didnt catch it growing up. Not to mention the teaching about each ingredient he used..even adding in historical components as well. Made… Read more “Awesome Cooking Experience”
Great food and fun on Saturday night (Jan 30,’16). Wish you would open a restaurant, you art the best! Barb & Soc
We had our company holiday dinner at Gio’s Culinary Studio and it was a great experience. There were ten of us at the dinner and Chef Gio really delivered. We had a four course meal that was prepared right in front of us and he provided a full narrative with each course. The main course… Read more “Private Chef’s Table”
Wonderful experience! Both my wife and I were delighted by the friendly, warm demeanor of Gio but loved the professional, step-by-step instructions with rationale included to dispel “myths” about cooking. The cozy but professional studio made us comfortable while practicing our hands-on tasks. We will definitely be back!
I received the “Dinner in Tuscany Course” as a birthday gift, and went being somewhat skeptical…from the moment we walked into Gio’s Studio, he made me a believer. Friendly, knowledgeable, and as skilled an Instructor as he is a Chef, I proceeded to learn so much, so easily! All while relaxed and engaged in watching… Read more “Take a Course!”
I took the Dinner in Tuscany class, and it was amazing! Not only did we learn how to make some sensational dishes, but by just watching Gio we learned so much. Gio is funny, friendly, and an amazing chef.
I consider myself a very good cook but I learned so much from Gio about ingredients, making sauce and the handling the dough! My pizzas will never be the same! Just went grocery shopping to get the ingredients I need and I cannot wait to start!
Chef Gio – Celebrating Farragosta under the tent in your backyard with great food, wine, music, new friends and old ones was terrific! Thank you & Sharon!
Gio…The girls and I so enjoyed our cooking class yesterday! Your ability to teach us the whys behind the techniques adds so much value and really helps us replicate the recipe at home. I am not exaggerating when I say I have Never tasted an almond cake that can compare with yours! It literally melts… Read more “Private Cooking Class”
Gio is the man! We’ve had a wide range of experiences with Gio from wedding clients, to cooking classes, he even hosted our daughters birthday party. He always impresses us personally and professionally. I can’t recommend him enough.
Pasta was the third class with chef Gio and it was so much fun. Gio is a wonderful chef and a great teacher. Everything we made was delicious and easy to replicate at home. The demonstrations are clear and articulate and the hands on is great fun, giving you a feel for what pasta or… Read more “Pasta, pasta, pasta”
We could not be more pleased with our two experiences at Gio Culinary Studio. The classes are very informative and fun. The recipes are excellent and we have successfully recreated them at home many times.
My husband and I took the ravioli class and absolutely loved it! Gio is very thorough, and the food was so clean and delicious! Looking forward to taking more classes!
Love Loved Loved this class! Chef Gio is fun, and very knowledgeable. I’ll be back for more classes!
We have attended the Southern Italian, Fall Dinner and NYC Pizza classes, all were fantastic and we were very successful in recreating these wonderful recipes at home, so delicious! We have just signed up for our fourth class, cannot wait! Thank you Chef Gio!
Great culinary class. Chef Gio has so much knowledge. I would highly recommend taking his classes. Everything was delicious. I learned a ton in a few hours
My boyfriend and I took this class a few months ago. We learned so much and the all food we made was delicious! Chef Gio is a great teacher, lots of fun and very knowledge.We just signed up for Regional Italian Sauces and I can’t wait to learn more!
Thank you Chef Gio for such a great experience last evening! Everything tasted amazing and I learned so much! Can’t wait to recreate the recipes at home and I am looking forward to our next class in the new year 🙂
I was at the Culinary Studio tonight with my daughter and my daughter-in-law. We totally enjoyed the cooking demonstrations by Chef Gio. I want to try at least 2 of the recipes that we were shown. We got to eat our 4 course meal after watching how each part was prepared. The food was excellent,… Read more “Chef’s Table”
Amazing experience! Highly recommend a class or an evening at his chefs table. 5 stars all the way!!
Great Chef, Great classes. I will take a another class for sure! 🙂 Thanks Gio!
Had a great time at Chef’s Table with Gio who is not only a great chef but very personable. We had so much fun. Looking forward to Dinner Table and some cooking classes.
This was an amazing class with plenty of instruction and plenty of hands on work. We were a party of 8 and there were others in the class as well. All of us had a chance to do all aspects of the ravioli making. We made mushroom, lobster and 3 cheese ravioli with 3 different… Read more “Ravioli Class”
This was a great class. Chef Gio’s directions, demos, and written instructions are very clear making it easier to replicate at home. My nephew had a great time and is looking forward to the Chinese food class.
This course was excellant. Chef Gio gives detailed instructions that make it possible to replicate the results at home. I made the pastries a few weeks before Christmas, froze them and took out what I needed for the holiday. It is great to know that I have some in the freezer and they can be… Read more “Pastries”
We took the fall couples cooking class with chef gio, it was really fun and delicious, and we learned a lot. even though it was a full class, we still felt like we got individual attention. Looking forward to cooking the recipes we learned and also taking more classes!
I have taken several classes with Chef Gio. Each class has been a culinary delight! I have repeated recipes at home with success. Classes are hands-on (I love this part) and you learn the technique. Recipes are duplicable at home with no hard to find ingredients or special expensive equipment! I haven not been disappointed… Read more “Great Culinary Experience”
We had such a great time at last weeks dinner in Tuscany class. The food was delicious and the class was very informative and fun!! I learned so much. Thank you chef, we’ll be back!
I have taken several classes at Chef Gio’s studio and have loved every one of the classes. When he says the classes are hands-on, they are truly hands-on. Chef Gio is very knowledgeable and is very well prepared. He takes time to explain and answer your questions. He makes the classes fun! I have loved… Read more “So much fun!”
I went to a private class last week with a group of my girlfriends for sauces class. It the most fun we’ve had in a long time. Chef gio is a great teacher, keeps everyone engaged and interested. The food was delicious! I’m going to try making the fresh pasta and and some of the… Read more “Lots of fun!”
I gave this as a gift to my parents for Christmas and they loved it!! They both raved about the chef and the delicious food. They can’t wait to do it again! I will definitely join them next time! Thanks again!
Chef Gio and Ashley truly gave us an experience that we will always remember as well as cooking skills and tips that will allow us to create more beautiful nights of our own. Bringing along some wine also added to such a pleasant and welcoming atopmosthere. Would absolutely highly recommend to home cooks of all… Read more “Good Food, Better Company”
My husband and I attended the Bologna couples dinner last week. The class was so informative and fun. I grew up with an Italian mother right from Italy who loved to cook and was a great cook. I thought I knew just about everything, but Gio proved me wrong. I loved listening to the why… Read more “Fantastic class !!!”
My husband and I have attended two classes with Chef Gio and are so impressed with the level of instruction and also the delicious food. He takes what seem like challenging recipes for the home cook and breaks them down into easily understandable parts. We learn from just watching and listening but especially from being… Read more “My husband and I have”
My co-workers and I went to the Sunday Sauce class with Chef Gio on Monday night and had a great time. Chef Gio is the perfect combination of being serious about his craft as well as being fun and approachable. His class is so much more than just learning to prepare specific dishes. He provides… Read more “Educational and Fun!”
I have attended more than 20 classes and there is not one I would not recommend to anyone who wants to understand the how and why of a recipe. I have taken the techniques and applied them to many other dishes at home. I am a better and more confident home cook because of what… Read more “Totally recommended”
My father and I had a good time at your pizza class. We learned a lot about what goes into making pizza . All of the pizza was very good. Would recommend your culinary classes to my friends and family. I like the promptness of the class to start on time.
Have taken several classes from Chef Gio in the past, and find that every time, I learn more and more. The basic pasta class was one I attended with two friends that have never been to one of his classes. They are both experienced home cooks and were as wow-ED as I always am with… Read more “So much knowledge”
I truly enjoyed the Japanese street food class. Gio is not only an amazing teacher and presenter, but also great at giving cooking tips that relate to all levels of cuisine. The entire session was a great learning experience. I highly recommend taking one of his classes.
We want to thank you for an absolute delicious dinner. As promised the food was hot, fresh and as usual wonderful. While we are dealing with this awful coronavirus, you brought us sunshine while sheltering in. Please plan more dinners while we are unable to enjoy dining out. I am sure a lot of extra… Read more “Chef’s Table Sunday Dinner – Curbside Pickup – April 26”
Thanks so much Chef Gio for the delicious chef’s dinner yesterday! Even though there aren’t any cooking classes to attend right now, it was nice to still get to experience your yummy food! We can’t wait until we get back to some kind of normalcy & can come to a class! If the isolation goes… Read more “Chef’s Table- Curbside Pickup”
I have taken 2 cooking lessons at your studio and thought they were fantastic. Food was delicious. Looking forward to not cooking on Mothers Day!
Chef Gio, Just wanted to Thank You and you staff for Great Sunday curbside pick up meal. After weeks of stress and confinement the meal we brought home was excellent. Great flavors, good portions (enough for my lunch on Monday) and no cooking and cleanup was a walk to the trash basket. Please make sure… Read more “Covid-19 Distraction”
We had a Great Father’s Day Dinner with very little preparation. We Has a great start with Summer Salad and grilled Bruschetta. The second course of Hand Made Cavatelli was delicious. The third course of scalloped potatoes and the Giant Meatball with the “surprised Mozzarella “ in the center was scrumptious. The dessert of Chocolate… Read more “Great Father’s Day Dinner”
I made the risotto tonight and it was so much easier than I thought and even more delicious!! Thank you again for your take-home tutorials Chef…my family is looking forward to the next one!!
We’ve had the last few take-out meals-BRAVO!!! Your burger blend is the best I’ve had in my 70+ years!!! Also, your fennel sausage is delicious as well!!. It’s the best since Garofaola closed in Sch’dy last year!!! You are a master of all things al Italia!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!!
Hi Chef Gio! This was our first class and we wanted to reach out to tell you how much fun it was! It was my husband’s idea for a date night in and we enjoyed ourselves so much! The sauce, meatballs and pasta were all very delicious. We put on Italian music, opened up a… Read more “Hi Chef Gio! This”
Chef Gio calmly showed us – from newbies to experienced cooks – how to take our prepared ingredients and turn out a delicious meal in 1 1/2 hours from scratch – our own spaghetti from semolina flour and water; and our own meatballs and red sauce. Delicious and easy. It’s true I’ve made this meal… Read more “Zoom class on spaghetti and meatballs (from scratch!)”
We have done ALL of the curbside events since they began last year, during the beginning of the pandemic. MAMMA MIA!!! What WONDERFUL foods you’ve shared with us!!! Yourburger mix is the best I’ve had anywhere, and I Love good burgers!!! Thanks for all the GREAT food. Hope you will continue to do these events… Read more “Dear Gio and Staff-“
I took the chicken marsala at home class (pick up- video) . It was amazing! Best I ever cooked. I took the crossisant at home class (pick up-video) … it was a challenge… pastry was new to me… I did it with a few gaps along the way… but I did it! The I took… Read more “I took the chicken marsala”
Chef Gio, I really enjoyed your class! You offered so much insight to the process. I fancied myself as a pretty good cook, but your explanations and descriptions were so helpful. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but it was a rediscovery and refueling of my existing passion.
Last night my daughters, husband and I had absolutely the best gluten-free food I have ever eaten. It was better than a 5 star restaurant! I can’t wait to try these recipes myself at home. It was the first time we had gluten-free food that tasted like real pasta, pizza and pastry. Thank you so… Read more “Wonderful evening learning how to make fabulous gluten-free Italian food.”
Great class! I learned a lot about the origins of lasagne and the ingredients. Good time and everything was delicious!
It’s one thing to watch a cooking class online but it’s a whole other experience to learn from a professional chef hands on. Not only is Chef Gio gifted as a chef but a teacher as well. Thank you for answering all our class questions no matter how simplistic or in depth they were. I… Read more “Exceptional Teacher!”
Chef Gio is amazing. I’m not sure how he hasn’t made international news as being the best chef in the world. His classes are phenomenal. He is incredibly knowledgeable and so personable. His ingredients are consistently the world’s finest. If you want the best cooking class that the world has to offer, he is it.