Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gem offers regular classes on everything from pizza- and bread-making to butchery. For $175 per person, you get the chance to cook with Jeff Michaud, Adam Leonti and even Vetri himself - plus wine and assorted dish tastings.
Restaurants That Offer Classes in Philadelphia
September 6, 2013
Get in touch with your inner chef at these Philly restaurants, where you can learn a thing or two about cooking, drinking and culinary history (all while enjoying some food and booze yourself).
Italian Spring GardenxFood27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$55
American Washington Square WestxFood27 Decor21 Service26 Cost$56
This summer, Farm & Fisherman chef Josh Lawler took nose-to-tail to a whole new level, offering a series of butchery classes at the restaurant that taught students how to use every part of a pig, goat, lamb and cow. Classes ranged from $125 to $160 in cost and also included a five-course, meat-heavy feast.
Italian East Passyunk CrossingxFood27 Decor22 Service23 Cost$49
This East Passyunk Italian favorite recently hosted a series of summer dessert-making classes on its outdoor patio, with pastry chef Angela Ranalli showing students how to make treats like fried chocolate ravioli and saffron spumoni for $65 per person.
Italian Spring GardenxFood25 Decor25 Service22 Cost$28
Marc Vetri’s North Philly Italian gastropub is all about the beer - which is why the restaurant offers regular classes for brew lovers. Learn how to distinguish between different breweries and types of beer or create your own beer cellar for just $25 per person.
Hot Dog Bella VistaxFood24 Decor18 Service22 Cost$11
Learn the history of hot dogs and various regional styles at Hot Diggity University, held every month at this popular South Street hot dog shop. Classes cost $45 per person, and yes, plenty of hot dogs and beer will be served.
Asian University CityxFood24 Decor25 Service24 Cost$42
Learn how to make sushi like the pros at Pod’s new sushi-making classes, held twice a night every Sunday through Thursday. For $35 per person, you’ll learn how to prepare your favorite rolls with chefs Tomoyuki Takasu and Mr. Kim - and get plenty to eat and drink, too. With a max size of eight students per class, you can expect plenty of hands-on action and one-on-one attention.
Gastropub Washington Square WestxAtmo.- Decor- Service- CostM
On the first Tuesday of every month at 5 PM sharp, this Washington Square West gastropub hosts a free Beer School, where various craft brews are sampled and discussed. As it says on the restaurant’s website, “college credits be damned, this will just make you smarter.”