Class at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  $130 per person

Details & Reservations: 305-367-5931

Rolando Beramendi is the founder of the Italian fine food importer Manicaretti
and a frequent winner of Specialty Food Show awards. An industry-renowned
tastemaker, Beramendi has had a profound impact on American food. His
products, cooking classes, and culinary expertise have been praised by
luminaries such as Ina Garten, Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Nancy Silverton, and
many more. His mission is to keep the centuries-old culinary traditions of Italian
cuisine alive and authentic. He shares the wisdom of what it means to make and
eat an authentic Italian meal in his cooking classes.

Beramendi splits his time between New York, San Francisco, and his home in Florence. After graduating from the University of California, Davis in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, he started a small importing company in San Francisco named Manicaretti (“little treats” in Italian), specializing in the importation and distribution of artisan gourmet foods from Italy. Today, the company’s name is recognized as a seal of guarantee for the best Italian pantry items available in the industry, supplying stores such as Dean & Deluca, Zingerman’s, Market Hall Foods, and many of the top restaurants across the United States such as Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, The French Laundry in Napa Valley, and many others. Beramendi’s first book, “Autentico: Cooking Italian, The Authentic Way,”
is an insider’s glimpse into the farms and kitchens where he learned to cook authentically. His philosophy is simple: start with the very best pantry items, buy what is fresh and in season, and make dishes the way they are meant to be –
simple and delicious.