Youth Maker Mondays: Fresh Italian Cooking with Giovanni (Ages 12-18)

Youth, Culinary Arts

Youth Maker Mondays: Fresh Italian Cooking with Giovanni (ages 12-18)

Join Giovanni as he walks you through some amazing classic Italian techniques — it's never too early to learn how make pasta!


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 11/6/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 11/13/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 11/20/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 11/6/2023 - Mon, 11/20/2023

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Class, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 14-16, Youth Ages 16-18, Youth Class, Youth Maker Monday

Kitchen Arts Studio



In this engaging three-week course, you'll dive headfirst into the world of culinary arts. Our journey kicks off with a comprehensive kitchen lesson on the essential foundations of food handling and safety. From there, you'll roll up your sleeves and delve into the art of knife skills and a variety of cooking techniques.

As we progress, you'll uncover the magic of turning raw ingredients into delectable and wholesome dishes. Get ready to cook your way into the heart of Italian cuisine as we explore and recreate some of the most cherished dishes from Italy. You'll not only learn new skills but also discover exciting culinary tastes that you can share and enjoy with your family.

Nov. 6: Knife skills, easy sauces, kitchen safety

Nov. 13: Fun with fresh pasta 

Nov. 20: Bringing it all together with potato gnocchi and a fresh sauce

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.

Class Policies

  • Ages 12-18 are welcome.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes to class.
  • You need to be registered for the class (no drop-ins).

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Giovanni Strohmenger

Giovanni Strohmenger’s passion for cooking started in his family kitchen in Milano, helping his mom and dad along with his many siblings. Giovanni’s love for traveling has taken him around the globe where he broadened his culinary experience. He has enjoyed cooking professionally in a wide range of settings, including owning his own restaurant on the seaside in the south of France, managing a kitchen at a luxury resort in Switzerland, and being a personal chef in San Francisco. For Giovanni, cooking is a creative outlet and a way to connect with others.

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