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Online: Principles of Pizza Making - Master Class!

Adult Enrichment / Culinary Creations -
Adult Fall 24

Class takes place on Zoom a free online 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 or ingredient list 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.

Many agree that that the joy of eating freshly made pizza can rarely be surpassed, but there is so much more to pizza than just eating, or the toppings and the cheese. The satisfaction of understanding how different flours, differing yeasts, different hydrations points, proofing, developing the flavor and strengthening of the dough is an artform that takes years to develop and understand, and an artform that continues to grow and develop. There is always something new to learn and create. There is more than one type of dough and one type of pizza; discovering your favorite is a never-ending journey full of mouthwatering euphoria. Take the first step of this journey by registering for this master class with Tess, who is known as the Pizzaioli of her family. She will guide you through the intricacies of crafting gourmet pizza, using her tested principles of pizza making! Learn how to make a wonderful Neapolitan Style Pizza comparable to the pizza made in brick ovens from gourmet pizza restaurants. This will begin before the class as Tess provides a guide for you to prepare a pizza starter called a “Poolish”, which will be used during class the following day. In addition to Neapolitan Style Pizza, class will include a presentation on the “principles of pizza making”, the “do’s and don’ts of pizza and sauce making”, the differences in flours, dough hydration, types of appliances, equipment and accessories, and more. Those who register for the class will receive an all-inclusive and extensive, professionally made PDF packet with all recipes and information shared during the class. You will receive a list of ingredients in advance to allow time for shopping and prep along with a guide for preparing the Poolish the night before the class. Your all-inclusive packet will be received after the class. Note: Tess’s recipes and the information shared in the packet from the Master Class are copyrighted materials and are only shared with those who register for this class which will take place on Zoom, a free online software. You will receive instructions on how to access the class prior to it starting. As an added bonus, Tess has created a private group and a public group on Facebook for participants of her cooking classes. Everyone will receive an optional invite to the groups. Join the fun! Note: one registration fee for this virtual interactive class can include immediate family members living full-time in the same home only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. If friends, adult children, or extended family members are gathering for a fun night together, each household must register separately even if participating together.

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. More recently, she is expanding her creativity and experience in the creation of Cooking Master Classes! A culinary artist indeed! 

She has been teaching both in-person and on-line cooking classes through community education for a number of years, and is currently working with almost 60 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 Oklahoma! 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 as she combines traditional and new cooking methods, equipment, appliances, and technology in the creation of her recipes that help make “dishing” delicious and simple. 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.

 November 2024 

  Tess Georgakopoulos

Saturday, Nov 16
4:00 - 7:00 PM


Min Age   18 yr.

$ 139.00