From Scratch Cooking Classes with Chef Joe Gatto

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That’s right everyone, Chef Joe Gatto is offering From Scratch cooking classes now! Come learn how to cook the food you see on the show and more! It’s going to be fun, entertaining and definitely yummy! At the same time Chef Joe will be showing tips and techniques on everything from knife skills to seasoning.

NOW OFFERING KIDS CLASSES!!!! – See below for details.

So grab your significant other, date, or best friend and have an amazing night out! The classes combine hands-on and demo. The cost is $130.00 per couple. Kids class is 90.00 for the parent and child.

Want to learn something not on our class list? Want to set up a private class for you and 3 other couples? We can do that! Just contact us and we will make it happen!



Each class is 2 1/2 to 3 hours long. Chef Joe will make a regional snack for you to munch on when you get there. You will also get to eat what you make! You may bring your own booze. Please use good judgment.

The following classes are available. Please sign up and make your payment using the calendar below. The limit per class is 3 couples. If the class is full you will be put on a wait list and contacted if a class opens up.



Chef Joe is now offering an adult/kids pasta class. Come and make fresh pasta and mozzarella with your child! A fun experience that you both will never forget. Chef Joe will teach you the art of fresh pasta. You will make tortellini and fettuccine by hand with fresh pasta dough. You will also learn how to make fresh mozzarella!  A once in a lifetime opportunity! Don’t miss out! This class runs about 2 hours and the cost is 90.00 for parent and child together.


This is a class you can’t miss! Tamales are my favorite of all time and once you eat these you will know why! Don’t go to Home Depot. Because once this food hits your lips you will crave it forever! You will learn how to make tamales from scratch, making the masa, wrapping them in cornhusks and steaming them! While they steam to perfection we will make our own delicious homemade tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole!

  1. Homemade Tortilla Chips
  2. Fire Roasted Salsa
  3. Guacamole
  4. Roasted Chicken Tamales with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa



Wow! Fresh tortillas! There is nothing like them right off the griddle! We will use them to make a mouth-watering, cheesy quesadilla. Then Chef will show you how to make a tender and succulent pulled pork that we will use make tacos that will blow your mind! A fantastic, go-to black bean and roasted corn salad will also be made.

  1. Fresh Corn Tortillas
  2. Roasted Tomato and Cheese Quesadillas
  3. Pulled Pork Tacos with Pickled Red Onion
  4. Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing



Yep, it’s the fresh pasta class! This one is amazing. You will be making your own homemade pasta dough! From that you will make tortellini, fusilli, ravioli, and you can stuff them all with Chef Joe’s homemade ricotta! YUM! You will also make cheesy, herb garlic bread. You will get your choice of sauces that Chef Joe will make live! Marinara or his all time favorite, Roasted Pistachio Pesto!

  1. Fresh Pasta
  2. Cheesy Garlic Bread
  3. Tortellini
  4. Fusilli
  5. Ravioli



That’s right, you! Are you afraid to buy a whole chicken because you have no idea what to do with it? Well this awesome class will teach you how to break it down and use it in the most delicious of ways – Cuban food!  You will be taught to break down a whole chicken and we will make the famous Cuban dish, Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and rice). If you have never had this dish, it should be a bucket list item! We will also be making Bruschetta Cubana, fried plantain chips and the classic tapas dish Papas Fritas con Mayonesa (fried Potatoes with mayonnaise sauce).

  1. Break down whole chicken
  2. Arroz con Pollo
  3. Bruschetta Cubana
  4. Fried Plantain chips
  5. Papas con Mayonesa



This class doesn’t suck! Having a party? Don’t want to do the same old boring party food? Want to learn how to make some food so good that people will punch themselves in the face? Well, then this is the class for you! First, we make fresh corn tortillas and we stuff them with our homemade buffalo tenders and carrot celery slaw. Then I show you how to make a deli style roast beef that is so tender you might go crazy. We pile it high in our homemade sandwich buns and go to town. On to spicy pepperoni wontons. The greatest one bite snack with a drink in your hand ever. Need I say more?

  1. Buffalo Tender Tacos with Carrot and Celery Slaw
  2. Fresh Corn Tortillas
  3. Spicy Pepperoni Wonton Rolls
  4. Caribbean Style Deli Roast Beef
  5. Greatest Sandwich Buns Evah!



Interested in a class?

Contact Joe at to schedule one.

Classes are held at Lex Media in Lexington – the actual kitchen studio where we shoot From Scratch!

Lex Media
1001 Main Campus Drive Lexington, MA 02421
For Detailed directions click here