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Online: Focaccia, Stromboli, & Calzones OH MY!

Adult Enrichment / Culinary Creations -
Adult W-SP 24

Class takes place on Zoom a free on-line software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. Please have a current email on file with us. If you need to cancel one of Tess's classes and you have already been sent a recipe for the class, you will not receive a refund. All of her recipes are originals and are her creative property and will be published in her cookbook. Therefore, we will not be issuing refunds. You may contact us about transferring your enrollment to another participant.

What makes a Focaccia a Focaccia, a Stromboli a Stromboli and a Calzone a Calzone? How are they different? How are they the same? Discover the answer to these questions as you participate in this fun-filled Cook-Along Class as we dive into the world of unique Rolled & Stuffed Pizzas and marvelous focaccia bread.  Learn how to make your own homemade focaccia bread, a wonderful rolled pizza called a stromboli, and stuffed pizzas known as calzones with homemade pizza dough. Experience the rave reviews from previous participants of the instructor’s pizza classes yourself as you learn how to make your own pizzas with her step-by-step instruction. Take out pizza may just become a thing of the past. On the menu: Stromboli (rolled / filled pizza), Calzones (stuffed pizza), wonderful Focaccia Bread, and an out of this world pizza sauce. Two different homemade doughs will be used. One will be for the pizza options, the other for the focaccia. The instructor will provide step by step guidance and instruction to ensure the process is as simple as can be. Participants can personalize their pizzas with and focaccia bread with toppings and fillings of their choosing. All recipes have been created by the instructor and tested time and time again over the years to ensure maximum flavor and ease. Choose which ones you would like to make and watch a demonstration of the others or if you feel up to it, make them all. You will feel like a pro after this class and be confident enough to create all of this deliciousness time and time again. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen. Have your questions answered by Tess, interact with other participants, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill learned and advice shared. While cooking along is loads of fun and highly recommended, it is optional. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance for shopping and preparation. A professionally made PDF packet of Tess's personal recipes is included. As a bonus, she created a private group on Facebook for cooking class participants. Everyone will receive an invite; joining is optional. Equipment needs: a 9x13 non-stick baking pan or a larger sheet pan will be needed for the focaccia bread. Additional sheet pans will be needed for the stromboli and the calzones. A stand mixer is highly recommended in order to be able to make both doughs during the class. Note: one registration fee for this online virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home/house only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required.

Tess Georgakopoulos


Tess Georgakopoulos, also known as “Chef Tess - Culinary Artist”, has been cooking and baking for well over 45 years since she was roughly 6 years old. Born into a Greek family, the art of cooking traditional meals using ones senses rather than recipes and measurements was passed on from one generation to the next. Her father was also a trained chef who brought the magic of food to life in another form on the weekends as they cooked elaborate family meals together. Food prepared from the heart, with ones own hands and creativity was, and continues to be an expression of love in her home. As an accomplished cook and baker, Tess enjoys creating original recipes for her family and friends. Sweet, savory, or doughy, she enjoys experimenting and creating in the kitchen daily. Tess is proficient and experienced in creating classes and curriculum for conventional cooking, baking, pressure-cooking, air frying, pizza making, Mediterranean Cooking, and meal preparation as well. A Culinary Artist indeed! She has been teaching both in-person and on-line cooking classes through community education for a number of years having worked with over 50 public school districts in and around the Twin Cities, in many corners of Minnesota, in addition to school districts in Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Arizona. Through her teaching, Tess has helped people of all skill levels increase their confidence and expand their skills in the kitchen reaching heights of their own personal creativity that they never new existed!

Always working towards expanding her culinary repertoire, Tess enjoys spending much of her free time in her test kitchen creating new recipes and reinventing traditional ones using traditional cooking methods and new cooking appliances such as, the Instant Pot® and Air Fryers too. Tess has recently started writing her first cookbook, and her food blog is also in the works! Some of her creations can be seen on her Facebook page, “Dish it up Good”, or on her Instagram Feed.

 April 2024 

  Tess Georgakopoulos

Saturday, Apr 20
4:00 - 6:30 PM


Min Age   18 yr.

$ 39.00