Alessandro Cassuto an executive chef and trainer for the Lorenzo De Medici Academy in Florence, Italy will be making his way to Portland at the end of February to offer his time and talents to the local community.  
 
He is offering two Sunday cooking classes at Nicoletta’s Table and Market Place, located at 333 South State Street in Lake Oswego on February 22 and March 1, from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Cost for each class is $75 per person.  The classes will include four courses with wine, and participants will be able to take home their recipes so they can recreate the menus at home.  
 
Cassuto spent time as CEO and Managing Director for a multi-national company before he decided to quit and follow his true passion of becoming a chef.  
 
“I do really believe that food is love!” states Cassuto.  “ I also specialize in restaurant startups, supporting entrepreneurs in staff training, marketing, business planning, managing costs control, organizing food events, and of course cooking lessons.”
 
Alessandro Cassuto is a member of the professional team at Lorenzo De Medici Academy, which is the biggest European University of students abroad. He also consults and offers his skills as a chef at Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, which is based in Tuscany.  Cassuto has spent many months studying with some of the best Michelin Stars Chefs in Italy.
 
“Nicoletta’s Table is excited to have Alessandro come and work with our staff and teach our customers the basics of Italian cooking,” says, Shari Newman, owner of Nicoletta’s Table.  
 
To participate in Alessandro’s cooking class, contact Shari at Nicoletta’s Table, 503.699.2927 or [email protected].   For more information, visit them online at www.nicolettastable. com

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