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NAPCA offers the classic teachings and traditions for all levels of students in our $1 Million facility and event space. We host hands-on workshops, demonstrations, kids events, special events and more. We’re here to show you how easy, fun and rewarding cooking can be.

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Certifications

The 5-day Pizzaioli course includes theory and hands-on learning according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Italy.  1 and 3 day non certification immersion courses are also available.

Demonstration

Watch a chef instructor teach and prepare a multi-course meal from start to finish in a fun, interactive and informative setting. This allows you to hone in on all the questions you may have about cooking and then enjoy a deliciously prepared multi-course meal.

Hands-On

Work amongst other chefs and to create dishes from start to finish. Your Chef instructor will teach proper techniques through individual and group work to elevate your cooking. At the end you’ll consume a full meal of what you created.

Kids & Teens

Have a budding chef at home? These classes focus on recipe reading, understanding flavors and ingredients, kitchen safety, knife skills, sanitation, sautéing, mixing, working in groups and more! They will prepare a full 4 item meal from start to finish in a fun, hands-on environment.

Private/Corporate

Host your next gathering in our state of the art contemporary space. We work closely with your budget and type of event to bring your vision to life. Each event is unique and has options.

Special Events

We host special themed events throughout the year. Whether it's holiday related or just for extra fun - grab your crew and join us for an enjoyable and lively outing.

Upcoming Workshops

month date, year at 2pm

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5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - March

March 11th-15th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - March

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - March

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - March

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time. This class will focus on traditional woodfired Pizza.

Date Night- Italian Pasta Night - March

Friday, March 15th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Italian Pasta Night - March

We will bring the romance of Tuscany to you!

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - March

Thursday, March 21st, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - March

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

Spring Pasta-Stuffed Pastas - March

Friday, March 22nd, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Spring Pasta-Stuffed Pastas - March

Discover how homemade pasta is worth the effort in this hands-on class

Pizza & Prosecco featuring music from Amy Steinberg

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024; 1:30pm-3:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco featuring music from Amy Steinberg

This is the afternoon you have been waiting for!

Kid's Kitchen Take Over-Spring Break Daytime Class-Italian American Favorites

Monday, March 25th, 2024; 10:30am-12:30pm

Kid's Kitchen Take Over-Spring Break Daytime Class-Italian American Favorites

Our all-new Spring Break Day Class will help your child become a more creative and confident cook!

New York Pizza at Home - March

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - March

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time. This class will focus on traditional New York Pizza.

Date Night- Amalfi Coast Seafood Feast - March

Friday, March 29th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Amalfi Coast Seafood Feast - March

We are transporting you and your date to the gorgeous coast of Amalfi with the best flavors straight from the sea.

Italian Easter Breads and Desserts

Saturday, March 30th, 2024; 10:30am-1pm

Italian Easter Breads and Desserts

Be ready to celebrate the holiday with loved ones and show up with a beautiful loaf of Easter bread.

Knife Skills Class - April

Saturday, April 6th, 2024; 1pm-3pm

Knife Skills Class - April

At the heart of all great culinary creations are tried-and-true techniques

TAVERN STYLE PIZZA AT HOME - April

Thursday, April 4th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

TAVERN STYLE PIZZA AT HOME - April

We are making tavern style pizza at NAPCA!

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - April

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - April

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago! This class will teach you an authentic recipe from Old World Italy itself with the influence from Italians in Chicago.

Authentic Italian Pastries - April

Saturday, April 13th, 2024; 1pm-4pm

Authentic Italian Pastries - April

Learn the fundamentals of classic Italian pastries in this 3-hour class. Chef

Kid's Kitchen Take Over- Italian Restaurant Favorites - April

Monday, April 15th, 2024; 4:30pm-6:30pm

Kid's Kitchen Take Over- Italian Restaurant Favorites - April

! In this class, your aspiring chef will learn Italian restaurant favorites

CornMeal DEEP DISH Pizza - April

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

CornMeal DEEP DISH Pizza - April

Is Buttery Flaky Cornmeal Crust your go to for deep dish?

Date Night- Italian Restaurant Chef's Table - April

Friday, April 19th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Italian Restaurant Chef's Table - April

Transform traditional date night into an interactive experience in our hands-on class

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

New York Pizza at Home - April

Thursday, April 25th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - April

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Date Night- Tour of Italy - April

Friday, April 26th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Tour of Italy - April

Turn date night into a global experience with this class full of flavor and fun

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - April

Saturday, April 27th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - April

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

May 20th-24th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

June 10th -June 14th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

June 10th - June 14th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

July 22nd-26th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification -January

JANUARY 15TH-19TH, 2024; 9AM-4PM

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification -January

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - March

March 11th-15th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - March

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

May 20th-24th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - May

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

July 22nd-26th, 2024; 9am-4pm

5-Day Scuola Pizzaiolo Certification - July

Our 5-day Pizzaiolo Certification Course is taught according to the guidelines and curriculum of the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, in Italy. Students will receive theory and practical hands-on learning each day. The 5 day certification is scheduled 6 times per year.

Pizza & Prosecco - January

Friday, January 5th, 2023; 6:00pm-8:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco - January

This is the night you have been waiting for! Join us in a celebration of pizza and prosecco and watch our Pizzaioli at work!

Pizza & Prosecco - February

Friday, February 2nd, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco - February

This is the night you have been waiting for! Join us in a celebration of pizza and prosecco and watch our Pizzaioli at work!

Pizza & Prosecco - March

Friday, March 1st, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco - March

This is the night you have been waiting for! Join us in a celebration of pizza and prosecco and watch our Pizzaioli at work!

Pizza & Prosecco - April

Friday, April 5th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco - April

This is the night you have been waiting for! Join us in a celebration of pizza and prosecco and watch our Pizzaioli at work!

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - February

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 2024; 6:00pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - February

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago! This class will teach you an authentic recipe from Old World Italy itself with the influence from Italians in Chicago.

Homemade Focaccia Class - February

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024; 10:30am-1:30pm

Homemade Focaccia Class - February

So many of you have been asking for a homemade focaccia bread class... we thought we'd give it to you!

Tavern Style Pizza - February

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2024; 6:00pm-8:30pm

Tavern Style Pizza - February

We are making tavern style pizza at NAPCA! The debate will always continue, deep dish or tavern style, what is REAL Chicago pizza?

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - March

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - March

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time. This class will focus on traditional woodfired Pizza.

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - March

Thursday, March 21st, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - March

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago!

New York Pizza at Home - March

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - March

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time. This class will focus on traditional New York Pizza.

TAVERN STYLE PIZZA AT HOME - April

Thursday, April 4th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

TAVERN STYLE PIZZA AT HOME - April

We are making tavern style pizza at NAPCA!

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - April

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

OLD WORLD CHICAGO PIZZA - April

Pizza is as Italian as it gets and no one does it better than Chicago! This class will teach you an authentic recipe from Old World Italy itself with the influence from Italians in Chicago.

CornMeal DEEP DISH Pizza - April

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

CornMeal DEEP DISH Pizza - April

Is Buttery Flaky Cornmeal Crust your go to for deep dish?

New York Pizza at Home - April

Thursday, April 25th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

New York Pizza at Home - April

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different styles of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - April

Saturday, April 27th, 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

Wood-Fired Pizza at Home - April

Part of our mission at NAPCA is showing the world the different types of Italian and American pizzas one pie at a time.

Date Night- Italian Pasta Night - March

Friday, March 15th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Italian Pasta Night - March

We will bring the romance of Tuscany to you!

Spring Pasta-Stuffed Pastas - March

Friday, March 22nd, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Spring Pasta-Stuffed Pastas - March

Discover how homemade pasta is worth the effort in this hands-on class

Date Night- Amalfi Coast Seafood Feast - March

Friday, March 29th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Amalfi Coast Seafood Feast - March

We are transporting you and your date to the gorgeous coast of Amalfi with the best flavors straight from the sea.

Italian Easter Breads and Desserts

Saturday, March 30th, 2024; 10:30am-1pm

Italian Easter Breads and Desserts

Be ready to celebrate the holiday with loved ones and show up with a beautiful loaf of Easter bread.

Knife Skills Class - April

Saturday, April 6th, 2024; 1pm-3pm

Knife Skills Class - April

At the heart of all great culinary creations are tried-and-true techniques

Authentic Italian Pastries - April

Saturday, April 13th, 2024; 1pm-4pm

Authentic Italian Pastries - April

Learn the fundamentals of classic Italian pastries in this 3-hour class. Chef

Date Night- Italian Restaurant Chef's Table - April

Friday, April 19th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Italian Restaurant Chef's Table - April

Transform traditional date night into an interactive experience in our hands-on class

Date Night- Tour of Italy - April

Friday, April 26th, 2024; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Date Night- Tour of Italy - April

Turn date night into a global experience with this class full of flavor and fun

Kid's Kitchen Take Over-Spring Break Daytime Class-Italian American Favorites

Monday, March 25th, 2024; 10:30am-12:30pm

Kid's Kitchen Take Over-Spring Break Daytime Class-Italian American Favorites

Our all-new Spring Break Day Class will help your child become a more creative and confident cook!

Kid's Kitchen Take Over- Italian Restaurant Favorites - April

Monday, April 15th, 2024; 4:30pm-6:30pm

Kid's Kitchen Take Over- Italian Restaurant Favorites - April

! In this class, your aspiring chef will learn Italian restaurant favorites

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

June 10th -June 14th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

June 10th - June 14th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Time Eats and Treats - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 10am-12pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 7-11

Designed for ages 7-11

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

July 15th - July 19th, 2024; 2pm-4pm

Kid's Summer Vacation Foodies - Ages 12+

Designed for ages 12+

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - ATTENDEE 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 2024; 11am-3pm

Festa della Sopressata - Competitor 2024

NAPCA to host 5th annual Festa della Sopressata

Pizza & Prosecco featuring music from Amy Steinberg

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024; 1:30pm-3:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco featuring music from Amy Steinberg

This is the afternoon you have been waiting for!

Read Our Reviews!

Testimonials

Had a fun night learning to make a Chicago Tavern Style pizza. This is a hands on class. We made our own dough and sauce. Then we rolled it out and watched it bake. They provided salad and dessert too! We went home with the dough we made and extra sauce so we could make another pizza at home. Fun class in a world class facility. Highly recommend you try it for date night or with a group.

Irene Panos

Just finished the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli certification course, and I highly recommend to any serious pizza maker. They flew in Scuola Master Instructor,  Fabio Sebastiani from Italy, and I learned so much from him. The academy’s staff from Anthony, Dan, Chuck, Shawn, and many others (most who are also certified pizzaiolos) brought a wealth of knowledge and were dedicated to providing a educational/fun/and positive experience to us students. Not to mention, the facility is TOP NOTCH! Can’t thank the team enough for assisting me to make my craft and restaurant, West by God CoalFired Pizza, a success.

Ben Boggess

I literally love this place! I made home made dough and it was the best experience ever! I also got to make my own pizza in the back with the big ovens! I literally am in love. I recommend you come here with friends or family and just have the time of your life!

Victoria McMahon

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