Join Us For a Virtual Authentic Italian Cooking Class
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021, 1pm EST
About the Event
Discover the magic of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Join us for an exclusive virtual cooking class streamed from Italy with a fourth-generation Italian chef, Riccardo Zanni, and olive oil expert, Alissa Mattei. This free online event features an immersive session on all things olive oil, an authentic Italian cooking class, and more!
Who Can Attend?
This event is open to all Bloggers and Influencers. All attendees will have the chance to win great prizes! Plus, around 40 of the content creators in attendance will be invited to participate in a post-event campaign with the chance to receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
During this virtual event, you’ll learn:
- How olive oil is harvested and produced
- What to look for when you shop for extra virgin olive oil
- What makes olive oil special
- The best ways to cook with extra virgin olive oil
- Fun facts you may not know about extra virgin olive oil
Chef Zanni has four generations of cooking experience from his family, which has owned a restaurant since 1934. His experience includes working in a Michelin star restaurant and managing the food business at the Grand Hotel Palace of Rome (five luxury stars). He has traveled all over the world, cooking traditional Italian dishes and learning other cooking styles. Chef Zanni has taught cooking in Italy since 2005, including at the European Bachelor of The Cordon Bleu in Florence. Currently, he serves as the chef of Bonifiche Ferraresi, one of the largest agricultural producers in Italy.
Alissa Mattei is an organic chemist, professional taster, recipe developer, and consultant. She has published numerous scientific articles and patents, has worked as a consultant for a multitude of companies and associations, and has organized tastings and scientific courses around the world. Additionally, she writes recipes from Tuscany and other Italian regions that incorporate olive oil. Today, she is the President of the Knoil Association, a non-profit who shares the culture of extra virgin olive oil, as well as an AIFO panel leader.
Do I need ingredients or equipment to participate?
No, you do not need to have anything on hand to participate in the class or demo.
Will I get to sample anything?
You will not receive samples of the products, but there is an opportunity to win prizes and participate in a post-event campaign with the chance to receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a bottle of Le Stagioni d’ Italia Olive Oil. You can find official giveaway rules here.
Do I have to pay for this event?
No, this is a free event.
Who is this event open to?
This free event is open to all content creators as long as you have at least one active platform either on a social media network or blog. There is no minimum follower level that is required. The event is open to new and upcoming bloggers and influencers, as well as established content creators.
How do I login to the event?
Once you register, you’ll receive more information about how to login and access the event.
How long is the event?
The entire event will last approximately an hour and a half.
Can I access the event later?
The event content will be available via the event platform to be accessed after the event for a limited period of time.
Do I have to watch during the dedicated time?
If you are unavailable to watch the event during the designated time, you can go in and watch it later. While the content is only available for a limited period of time after the event, those who attend and actively participate will have the opportunity to win prizes and participate in the post-event campaign.