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The kitchen is the heart of the home in my family and you welcomed us into yours with an open heart and a passion for cooking! We all felt right at home as we watched you cook and delicately and precisely create a masterpiece for us to enjoy as a family. Did I mention how fantastic your porcini mushroom risotto was? My family and I enjoyed celebrating my dad’s birthday with you. We plan to visit you again soon!
Thank you Rita for welcoming us into your kitchen!
You'll be pleased to know I had my husband's family over
tonight and made the bruschetta, the pistachio salad, the roasted
asparagus and the vegetable lasagna! Everything was
awesome!!! My family was very impressed and my
vegetarian sister-in-law was in heaven that she could actually eat
"I so enjoyed your class and I would
definitely do another one. I feel so much more confident now;
in fact, I bought the ingredients to make the crostata
this weekend and I will also do the lasagna in the
round. The entire dinner was simple, but different, and I love
how you conducted the class.
You are so professional and I
think it's wonderful that you are sharing your talents in
this way; you do a fantastic job!"
Rita, I absolutely loved your class and the dinner was excellent.
I had fun, I learned a lot, and I enjoyed a great meal. I
hope to attend more classes depending on my and your
We did so
enjoy ourselves in your kitchen! Thank you for sharing
your gifts. You are a true inspiration.
forward to more learning and good eating in your fabulous
"Every meal at "Rita's Italian
Table" has been a wonderful experience. The chef, the
recipes, the conversation and the company at each dinner I've
attended has surpassed my expectations. It's an evening that
every individual or couple that enjoys the atmosphere of a warm and
inviting kitchen and host should reserve. The hands on
experience and the way Rita showed me how easy it is to do things
has inspired me to be more creative and adventurous in my home
cooking. Thanks Rita for the confidence you have instilled in
my cooking abilities and your ever helpful
"I so enjoyed your holiday
cookie class. The recipes are delicious and the tips are most
helpful. The hands-on learning experience is hard to beat! You make
the class very engaging with your warm personality and the stories
that you share. I look forward to attending future classes!"
Thanks so much for an enjoyable evening. I really liked the
warmth of having class in your kitchen, and am looking forward to
Thank YOU for the wonderful
dinner. Robin & I kept commenting on your amazing
tiramisu the entire car ride home. We plan to make it
together sometime for our husbands.
Rita, I loved your class where we learned how to make
Pizza Chena. Your classes are so relaxing and inspiring
in your beautiful kitchen. I made Pizza Chena for my
grandson's Baptism Day celebration and it made a perfect Brunch
item. Thanks for a beautiful recipe.
"Your Italian Appetizer class was
wonderful! These hearty treats will be a welcome
addition to my holiday menu planning. Your expert advice is well
taken and the fact that you made EVERYTHING look so easy was a real
bonus. I am looking forward to the Italian Holiday Cookie class. I
can't wait to see what's up your sleeve!"
"I had a wonderful time "cooking with Rita." She made
everything easy to understand, and she explained everything about
each recipe as we learned how to prepare a traditional Italian meal.
From salad to dessert, Rita helped our class learn how to make
cooking easy and enjoyable! You can tell from her teaching that she
loves what she does, and it made her class something beyond the
usual. I would definitely go to more classes!"
"Rita Venturino certainly lives the logo printed on
her business card. 'cooks with passion'.
Sporting her trademark
red rose on her lapel, this vivacious Italian cook enlightened &
entertained the students in the Italian Christmas Cookie culinary
class at Polly's Pantry. The evening was a sensory smorgasbord of
delicious aromas from the oven and taste samplings of the biscotti's
and Pignoli cookies. Rita's organization and presentation were
flawless - full of culinary tips and examples plus stories of her
Italian heritage. Stir in a generous portion of Rita's wit and
warmth and you can be sure that we all went away richer (and
"When you take a class with Rita you can expect three
things: professionalism, fun and delicious food. Rita makes
complicated things easy and encourages students to try, 'it's
do-able' says Rita. Don't miss any opportunity to cook with
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your
class on making Italian cookies at Polly's Pantry. The cookies were
all delicious. It was generous of you to share the recipes and
enjoyable to hear the stories behind them."
"Rita captured the attention of the class
and made us feel part of the process as she presented step-by-step
instructions clearly and thoroughly. She respected her audience, and
when questions arose, she took the time to answer them. As she
talked and worked her way through the recipes, she imparted
confidence to her class that we, too, could successfully make those
cookie recipes. It was great to see the finished product -- perfect
cookies! I wouldn't hesitate to attend a future cooking class taught